Xcaret Day Trip From Cancun

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Spend a day in paradise at Xcaret, an eco-archaeological park located in the Riviera Maya. Discover an underground maze of rivers where Mayans once prepared for ceremonial rites, frolic in a lagoon, and snorkel in clear Caribbean waters. Keep your eyes peeled for birds, butterflies and monkeys as you wander the lush forested grounds and visit archaeological sites. When the sun goes down, settle in for a spectacular show of lights, music and dance highlighting Mayan history and culture. Convenient pickup and drop-off from most Cancun hotels are included.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Ideal choice for families

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Travel in air-conditioned comfort from your Cancun hotel to Xcaret, meaning small inlet in the Mayan language. Inside the history-filled eco-archaeological park, there's something for everyone in your family or group.

Explorers and budding archaeologists can head beneath the Riviera Maya jungle to underground caverns, where the Mayans once engaged in cleansing rituals before boating to Cozumel island to pray to the goddess of fertility and childbirth. Stumble upon rivers and perhaps spot macaws, monkeys and deer along the way. Once you make your way out of the underground labyrinth, find yourself at Mayan Village.

Learn about family traditions and village infrastructure at exhibits; visit archaeological sites; or marvel at the beauty of the orchid garden. For more wildlife wonders, head over to the aviary, butterfly pavilion and coral reef aquarium. Meanwhile beach lovers can snorkel in crystal blue waters to spot sea turtles, take a dip in the inlet lagoon, and then soak up the sun on a natural beach.

At the end of the day, you can get dropped off at your hotel or stay for Xcaret Mxico Espectacular, a popular night show featuring more than 300 performers in traditional costumes. Through drama, music and dance, learn about Mayan and Mexican history and culture from pre-Columbian times to present day.

After the show concludes, enjoy easy bus transport back to your Cancun hotel.

Xcaret Plus option:

Includes a buffet lunch with orange juice and lemonade, snorkeling gear and the use of the Plus Area, a more private shower and changing room facility.

Inclusions for Xcaret Day Trip From Cancun

  • Xcaret
  • Entrance fee to Xcaret Park
  • Entrance fee to Aviary
  • Use of lounge chairs, hammocks and rest areas
  • Life jackets and inner tubes
  • Water activities in the underground river
  • Entrance to 'Xcaret Mexico Espectacular' show
  • Entrance to Museo de Arte Popular Mexicano
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Xcaret Plus
  • Entrance fee to Xcaret Park
  • Entrance fee to Aviary
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One buffet lunch with fruit-flavored drinks, coffee and one beer
  • Use of Plus Area facility
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Life jackets and inner tubes
  • Access to beaches, bays and natural pools
  • Water activities in the underground river
  • Entrance to 'Xcaret Mexico Espectacular' show
  • Entrance to Museo de Arte Popular Mexicano
  • 10% discount on some optional activities

Exclusions for Xcaret Day Trip From Cancun

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Optional activities
  • Food and drinks (if Xcaret Plus option is not selected)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Important: Children must be accompanied by an adult

Wheelchair accessible

Child prices are height dependent. Children over 4.6 feet (1.4 meters) pay the adult price. Children between 3.2 feet (1 meter) and 4.6 feet (1.4 meters) pay the child price. All children under 3.2 feet (1 meter) travel free provided they do not occupy a seat

It is recommended that you bring comfortable lightweight clothing, walking shoes or sneakers, biodegradable sunblock, a swimsuit and towel, and an extra change of clothing

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Be sure to call the tour operator 2 days in advance before the excursion to get the correct pickup time. Our confirmation stated 8:15am pick-up. When I called they said 7:30am. We were downstairs waiting to be picked up at 7:20. Well the bus pulled up at 7:26am. My husband and I began walking towards the bus, but we were actually behind it. At exactly 7:28 2 minutes later the bus took off without us. The driver did not hear us yelling or see us running. I immediately called the tour office, and spoke to a woman asking her to send the bus back to us. She said they are on a schedule and we would need to meet up with the bus at the next stop. So I asked her the hotel name, and fortunately there were taxi's lined up right next to our hotel so we grabbed one for 8 USD and headed off to the next hotel. Thank Gawd we make it. When I asked the Guide why they took off so quickly, and why they did not wait until the clock hit 7:30 he said they didn't see anyone waiting so they figured we must have made other plans. Not a good way to run a business.

    Anyhow the park is beautiful and amazing. We were done, tired, and wiped out by 2:30pm so we grabbed a taxi and came back to our hotel for some R and R.

  • It is too expensive in terms of what we can see and play. The snorkeling is just a joke. You feel like you are snorkeling in a pool. It is absolutely misleading.

  • Don't Miss THIS!!! It's breathtaking! Going here makes for a long day, we bought the package with lunch, which worked well for us and it was quite good. We enjoyed the underground river and sat on the beach after lunch to enjoy the beauty. We returned on the 445 bus and thoroughly enjoyed the excursion.

  • Prompt pickup at the hotel. Totally briefed on the bus ride there. Once arrive have to pick extra activities you want to do. Recommend Ses Trek. Ears equalize.Underground river was cool. Recommend buying ticket with meal, several restaurants. Show ok. Guides help you get on the right bus after show.

  • We enjoyed the day but needed more time. The first thing they have you do is wait in line to pay for the extra activities. We chose to swim with the dolphins and there was a special for just 10 more to also do snorkeling. Though these two activities were pretty cool, it took up most of our day - 90 minutes for snorkeling and 30 for dolphins, plus you needed to arrive early for each activity. So I feel like our entry fee was for swimming down the underground river and the evening show. Made the day very pricey. When choosing where to eat our dinner, the first 3 restaurants were closed. If the weather was warmer, we may have decided to go the next day as well. Due to the wind, the tower was closed. No need to pay for up close dinner seats at the evening show. All seats are great!

  • We had a wonderful time at this park. The food was great at the restaurant and the park was very scenic. I had a great time at the beach. The bus ride was very comfortable too.

  • We had a great trip to Xcaret via air conditioned busses. Our guide going was very good about giving us info about the park and letting us know where to meet at the end of the day to board our bus again. It was professionally done.
    1. Not all suntan lotions are allowed in since it is an ecological park. You can buy an ecologically sound sun block at the park. Check website for more info.
    2. Bring your own towels or rent them there.
    3. This all day event ends at approx. 9 pm after the Xcaret Spectacular show buses left at 9:45 pm although it seemed that u also had the opportunity to go back at 4:45 pm. Check with company ahead of time
    4. The underground river takes about 45-60 minutes swimming from point A to point B. There are multiple early exit routes through out.
    5. Do not miss the Mexican buffet at La Cocina
    6. The Xcaret Mexico spectacular is a MUST!!!

  • Our Xcaret Day Trip was absolutely amazing! It was especially nice that we did not have to drive. It was a great idea to have Viator pick us up and drop us off. I strongly encourage it. Can't wait to go back.

  • This was an excellent tour from the hotel pick up and until the drop off around 11 PM. The Viator bus waited for us very patiently until the final show A MUST SEE on history of Mexico ended at 10 PM and brought us back..

  • This was an excellent tour very smoothly arranged by Viator with hotel pickup and drop off perfect on time. The final show was a MUST SEE and the Viator bus waited for all of us very patiently to get back around 10 PM and brought us back to the hotel.

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