Cozumel Shore Excursion: 5-Hour Sightseeing Tour With Private Driver

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    Departures are available every 30 minutes from 8am to 3pm. Please contact the local tour operator to advise of your chosen time.
  • Departure Details :
    1: Coastal Highway South, Carretera Costera Sur, Quintana Roo, Mexico
    2: Coastal Highway South, Carretera Costera Sur, Quintana Roo, Mexico
    3: Avenida Rafael E. Melgar, Av. Rafael E. Melgar, Cen.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy a private sightseeing shore excursion tour with a driver/guide in Cozumel-mexico">Cozumel. Visit some of the most important landmarks and attractions in Cozumel (the name comes from the Mayan word "cuzamil" which means Island of Swallows), which include a city tour, a small local chocolate factory, a Tequila tasting, an arts and crafts factory. Plus you will see the west side of the Island with time for lunch, visit Mayan ruins, snorkeling, shopping and some time for relaxing on the beach.


Private guide for a more personalized experience

Perfect for all ages and skill level

Choice of several departures throughout the day

Tour is wheelchair accessible

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Enjoy a fun 5-hour shore excursion tour which gives you a broad view and flavor of this beautiful Island. At the previously set time by you, one of the drivers will pick you up at the cruise ship Pier or the Ferry Pier to show you Cozumels landmarks and tell you all about its history and fun facts during the city tour. Afterwards, you will make your way to the Chocolate Factory for a 20-minute tour. Here, you will learn about how Mayans used and processed chocolate. Next, head on to the Tequila History and Tasting Tour.

Optional visit to San gervasio Mayan ruins oryou will continue to Mayaluum where you will be able to see how craftsmen work clay and limestone the same way Mayans did to make masks, idols and Mayan figures among many other crafts. Then, you will head on to the Coastal Highway for a drive where you will enjoy breathtaking views and will be able to stop to take pictures at spots of your choice. Along this Highway, there are some beachfront restaurants that serve delicious Mexican and seafood dishes, if you choose to you can stop in one of them for lunch.

Later, you will visit Palancar, a local beach, where you can shore snorkel, swim in the beautiful blue waters, or simply relax enjoying the breeze laying in a hamaca under the coconut palm trees. When time is up, the driver will take you back to the pier after enjoying an unforgettable day in Cozumel.


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Local taxes

Private tour

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Transport by private vehicle




San Gervasio Mayan Ruins fee (Adults $9.50USD, Kids under 10 years old go free)

Guide inside San Gervasio ($20USD)


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Important: At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

Important: Departures are available every 30 minutes from 8am to 3pm. Please contact the local tour operator to advise of your chosen time.

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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  • 10-Feb-2020

    Gerry was awesome. He was very knowledgeable about the island and it’s history. He even took us to a great local taco place.

  • 05-Feb-2020

    Gerry did a great job showing us around the island. Since we were solo he allowed us to set the pace and destinations. He was extremely knowledgeable about the area and history, and seemed well connected to the community.
    Would highly recommend.

  • 28-Jan-2020

    Gerry was our driver/tour guide. He was great. Love having the locals as guides. Asked if we were buying anything specific. We said yes and he took us to a place that had the best price. He said it was our tour and if we wanted to spend more time at one place than another he would accommodate us and he did. Loved the chocolate and tequila tours! Also told him wanted to get drinks and appetizers at a place on the water and he took us to Coconuts. Great place! Would recommend this tour!

  • 28-Jan-2020

    My wife and I really enjoyed our 5 hour Private Tour of Cozumel. Our Driver and Tour Guide was Gerry (Geraldo) who met us at the International Dock. Gerry drove a very clean, 4-door Cab. I'm 6'2" but the Cab had plenty of leg room. My wife uses a Lightweight Transfer-type wheel chair which we brought and Gerry was very attentive in loading and unloading the wheel chair and insuring that all of the places that we visited were wheelchair accessible. Gerry drove us all around the Island pointing out all of the significant landmarks. He spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable of Cozumel and its history. We visited a small family run Chocolate Factory and got to sample over 25 different chocolates that they made. It was a marvelous tour lasting over 45 minutes. Next we stopped at the Mayan Village in which there were over 12 actors in colorful Mayan costumes who reenacted what life might have been like in the days of the Mayans. We were guided through the Village by Belam (The Jaguar) and each of the actors worked extremely hard to entertain and educate us. Next Gerry took us to a Tequila Tasting Tour and we got to sample 6 different grades of Tequila as well as a delicious Margarita. We didn't buy any of their Tequila and the Guide was very understanding and did not pressure us to do so. Finally, Gerry drove us along the Wild East side of the Island and we stopped at a beautiful natural formation of a Coral Bridge. The day flew by and both my wife and I really enjoyed the tour with Geraldo. He is the BEST!

  • 09-Jan-2020

    Very nice 5 hour tour of Cozumel. Lots of good history info, reasonably priced souvenir shopping, tequila tasting, real mexican tortillas, and relaxing on the beach with margaritas
    Antonio was very nice to our family. Our only hiccup was the meeting location. Insist they meet you at your cruise pier (there are many) so you do not have to walk or take a taxi to meet your driver

  • 24-Oct-2019

    Gerry, our driver, has lived on the Isla d of Cozumel for decades and had much knowledge about it. We chose the Isla d tour as the day was overcast and not beach weather. We visited a family owned chocolate making business, a family owned tequila business, tasting at both. Then we got a private guide at San Gervais Mayan ruins, where the guide was quite good, but beware of mosquitos at this place.

  • 08-Oct-2019

    When we first got off our ship we had instructions to go to front of cab and find driver wearing yellow hat. We looked all over and finally found our driver sitting talking to his buddies without yellow hat. Not a good start. We did the tours of tequila and chocolate factory which was just Ok. Then went to ruins and it was pouring so we didn't want to pay 20 to dodge rain not drivers fault. I call him a driver because he was not very informative of culture and island but a nice guy.. Then he took us for lunch on other side of island which was not very good and again overpriced. If your guide takes you to Punta Morena request another stop It would be nice if the driver would have had some cold water or a beer or to. I know the tour said no drinks but it would be a nice touch and one I would do if working for tips. All in all in my opinion I would skip this tour from whatever tour company and go to the beach and have a cold beer or pina coloda.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Gerardo was a very pleasant and knowledgeable guide. Tour was easy to book. We had an enjoyable day that ended at a lovely beach.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Went on a cruise to Honduras, Costa Maya with the last stop in Cozumel. My friend fell on the ship the day before we arrived to Cozumel so we decided that on our stop to Cozumel we would shop for a while and cancel the 5 hour tour because she didn't feel like she could make the tour cause of the pain. I am so glad that we changed our mind. Leo was our driver. He was very knowledgeable. He made me love Cozumel so much more. We stopped and did a Tequila tour and stopped at a chocolate factory. Manuel from the chocolate factory was so friendly. He helped my friend that was in so much pain in and out of the car. He made sure she was nice and comfortable. We never felt like we were rushed. He even helped me find some cigarettes that we cant get in the US. Thank you for a great time Leo.

  • 25-Apr-2019

    Our driver Victor Soberanis made the sightseeing tour of Cozumel an awesome experience. He was right at the port when we disembarked. We got to see the entire island from the tourist sights to the island culture. Ate at Cocunuts - food was delicious. Had my 80+ year old parents with me. They have been in every N.America state. This was their first excursion outside the US and they thoroughly enjoyed this excusion. Highly recommend!

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