best Cancun tours

We have listed the best Cancun tours so you can spice up your holidays with a great range of adventure.

You will have the opportunity to visit many different places around; from gorgeous beaches to ancient Maya ruins, from picturesque cities to fun amusement parks, not to mention the wonderful wildlife.

Read on and have fun 🙂

1 – Chichen Itza Day Tour from Cancun

Chichen Itza Day Tour from Cancun

This full-day trip to a UNESCO World Heritage site includes an opportunity to swim in one of the area’s many gorgeous cenotes. From there, your guide will lead you through what was once the capital of the Mayan Empire. Wander through an observatory, the ball court of the castle, and a sacred cenote.

2 – Jungle Road Adventure

Jungle Road Adventure

This Jeep tour takes you deep into the jungle where your first stop is a visit to a Mayan ruin surrounded by the rainforest. Then test your adventurous spirit with a cliff dive, and swim in the waters of a cenote. If you’re still up to it, next you can zipline over the treetops. From there, take it down a notch and visit an interactive zoo for a chance to see the animals up close.

3 – Reef and Shipwreck Snorkeling Tour in Cancun

Reef and Shipwreck Snorkeling Tour in Cancun

Cancun is home to some of the world’s most stunning underwater scenery. Have your camera ready as you snorkel, ready to capture lasting memories. Coral reefs, giant sea turtles, tropical fish and a shipwreck await you. This is one of several Cancun tours good for all ages and skill levels of swimmers.

4 – Chichen Itzá, Ik Kil and Coba Small Group Tour

Chichen Itzá, Ik Kil and Coba Small Group Tour

Steep yourself in the history of ancient Maya.  A visit to Chichen Itzá and Coba will give you a glimpse into the Mayan culture and religion. While there, take a swim, and test the waters of a sacred sinkhole. Relax for lunch, then work it off by climbing the step Pyramid at Coba.

5 – Sian Ka’an Safari with Transfer Options

Sian Ka'an Safari with Transfer Options

First, spend time at the Sian Ka’an biosphere where you can see the wildlife in its natural habitat. Next, is a 3-hour boat ride where you can spy dolphins and sea turtles. Finally, you have a chance to snorkel over the reef. Oh, and let’s not forget the included lunch.

6 – ATV, Ziplines and Cenote Combo Tour at Extreme Adventure Eco Park

ATV, Ziplines and Cenote Combo Tour at Extreme Adventure Eco Park

For the more adventurous, zipline through the jungle and do some off-roading on an ATV at the Extreme Adventure Eco Park. Then relax and be refreshed with a cenote swim and something to eat. This is one of several Cancun tours that is a great option for families.

7 – Tour Xcaret from Cancun & Riviera Maya

Tour Xcaret from Cancun & Riviera Maya

No list of Cancun tours would be complete without Xcaret, located along Riviera Maya. These excursions include snorkeling, and exploring a maze of tunnels and caves in three underground rivers. Delight in local wildlife such as macaws and monkeys. These day trips end with a show of Mayan music and dance.

8 – Swimming with Whale Sharks + Isla Mujeres Tour

Swimming with Whale Sharks + Isla Mujeres Tour

Here’s a tour for those who live to dive in—to the water. After a light breakfast, it’s time to set off on a cruise where your guide will educate you on whale sharks, and then give you the chance to snorkel with them.  Enjoy a snack while continuing to the next stop where you can snorkel along a coral reef. Finally, arrive at the beautiful white sand beaches of Isla Mujeres and a late lunch. (No children under 5, and any under 18 must be with an adult)

9 – Cancun Extreme Zipline Canopy Tour

Cancun Extreme Zipline Canopy Tour

These excursions to the largest zipline course in North America are one of the most adventurous Cancun tours. See the Mayan jungle from high above as you soar over it. And once you’re back on the ground, you’ll get the chance to explore a secret grotto and enjoy a light snack.

10 – Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres: Paradise Islands Combo Tour

Isla Contoy and Isla Mujeres Paradise Islands Combo Tour

This 9-hour day trip will take you to two gorgeous islands on the Yucatan Peninsula via speedboat. Isla Contoy National Park hosts a protected reserve for nesting birds. On Isla Mujeres, enjoy a stroll through its local stores.

11 – Cancun Super Saver Tulum and Coba Ruins Including Cenote Swim and Lunch

Cancun Super Saver Tulum and Coba Ruins Including Cenote Swim and Lunch

Enjoy these full-day excursions to Coba and the Tulum ruins. An expert guide will lead you through the ruins of Tulum, providing insights into the Mayan civilization. From there, cool off with a swim in one of Mexico’s famous cenotes. You’ll then have time to explore on your own as you take in the sights at the ancient city of Coba in one of the Yucatan Peninsula’s many rainforests. A buffet lunch of local specialties is included.

12 – Cobá Full-Day Tour

Cobá Full-Day Tour

Cancun tours into the Coba enclave are a must for any who love history. Visit the lagoons the name Coba refers to plus the settlement of Coba itself. This includes buildings such as the astronomical observatory where their famous prophecy of the end of the world originates from. Continue on to a bicycle tour up the area’s tallest pyramid, Nohoch Mul, the cool down with a swim in the Choo-Há cenote.

13 – Full-Day Guided Tour of Chichen Itza Mayan Archaeological Site and Cenote Swimming from Cancun

Full-Day Guided Tour of Chichen Itza Mayan Archaeological Site and Cenote Swimming from Cancun

Day tours to Chichen Itza give you the chance to explore ancient history at this extensively excavated Mayan ruin. These journeys include a guided tour of the city, followed by a visit to the historic town of Valladolid, known as the pueblo magico. Finally, a swim in one of Mexico’s many natural cenotes before enjoying a buffet lunch.

14 – ChichĂ©n Itzá and Tulum 2 Days Combo Tour

Chichén Itzá and Tulum 2 Days Combo Tour

A fun-filled 2-day tour. Day 1 is a visit to Chichen Itza where you will visit the Temple of Warriors, the Kukulcán pyramid, the sacrificial altar, and so much more. It’s back to your hotel for the night, then on to day 2 where you visit the Tulum archaeological site. This includes a 1.5 hour guided tour of the city where you see the Castle, a building that housed a lighthouse to guide sailors on the coast.  You also have some swim time, but there is nowhere to change.

15 – Tulum Ruins & Turtle Swim Combo Tour

Tulum Ruins & Turtle Swim Combo Tour

Enjoy a six-hour excursion that includes time to explore the ancient Mayan ruins in Tulum. From there, a chance to swim and snorkel in the Caribbean Sea along with turtles and beautiful tropical fish.

16 – Cancun Speed Boat and Snorkeling NichuptĂ© Lagoon Guided Tour

Cancun Speed Boat and Snorkeling Nichupté Lagoon Guided Tour
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This is one of the most popular Cancun Tours. Visit the mangroves at the Nichupte lagoon driving your own speedboat! After a quick lesson, explore the canals at Punta Nizuc bay. Then snorkel along the Punta Nizuc coral reef, the second biggest coral reef barrier in the world. If you’re an experienced swimmer, be sure to check out the underwater museum.

17 – Holbox Island Tour with Transfer Options

Holbox Island Tour with Transfer Options

Holbox Island is one of the most beautiful islands in Mexico’s Caribbean Sea.  Spend a full day visiting spots on the island via golf cart, then while away your time in the clear, shallow waters of the beach.

18 – Cenotes Oasis Day Tour from CancĂşn & Riviera Maya

Cenotes Oasis Day Tour from CancĂşn & Riviera Maya

Enjoy a full day touring 4 separate types of cenotes. Each cenote location offers unique activities including inner tubes, kayaking, rappelling, snorkeling, and ziplining. Lunch and snacks are also included.

19 – Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun

Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun

This day trip is not to be missed. Xel-Ha Park, on the Mayan Riviera, is a beautiful, natural aquarium. Take an inner tube down the river and cliff dive into the water below. Spelunk in caves and snorkel or swim in cenotes and lagoons—watch out for the angelfish!—or just lounge on the beach. This park is all-inclusive, so lunch and beverages for you and your family are included in the price.

20 – Chichen Itza, Hubiku and Ek’Balam Tour

Chichen Itza, Hubiku and Ek'Balam Tour

Another full-day tour to Chichen Itza, but this one includes Ek’Balam and Hubiku. In Ek’Balam you’ll learn more about some of the beliefs of ancient Maya. The sacred sinkhole of Cenote Hubiku offers the chance to cool down with a swim.

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