10 Best Viator Tours In Cancun, Mexico - Updated 2024

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Located in Quintana Roo, Mexico, Cancun is surrounded by clear Caribbean waters which makes it a top spot for your much-awaited summer holiday. It is characterized by beaches, that have fine and white coral sand. Sunny Cancun has much more to offer than its countless white-sand beaches and beautiful resorts but it also prides in its vibrant nightlife, rich and distinctive culture along with a myriad of amazing tourist attractions that make it one of the most popular beach vacation destinations in Mexico. Experience the best of Cancun and discover the hidden wonders of Mexico with these awesome activities. Explore these great selections and you will definitely have the vacation of a lifetime. Check out this list of the best Viator tours in Cancun, Mexico.

1. Cancun jungle tour: tulum, cenote snorkeling, 4x4 ride and ziplining (from USD 158.0)

Take a breathtaking ride to the vast Yucatan Jungle while exploring a pre-Columbian Mayan ruin in this Cancun Jungle tour. Learn about Tulum’s history and the Yucatán’s biodiversity from a guide while enjoying yourselves with different outdoor activities. Your guide leads you to sinkholes where you can snorkel in crystal clear waters, surrounded by impressive rock formations like stalactites and stalagmites. Then finally, satisfy your appetite with a buffet lunch of homemade classic Mayan food.

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Cancun Jungle Adventure Tour: Tulum, Snorkeling, and Ziplining

Duration: 8 hours

101 reviews

2. Xel-Ha all-inclusive day trip from Cancun (from USD 144.0)

Considered as one of the world’s greatest Natural Wonders, Xel-Ha offers one of the best experiences in the heart of the Riviera Maya. At this all-inclusive park, you can enjoy water activities, ecological attractions, restaurants and the best scenery to admire while you relax in a hammock or stroll the nooks and crannies of Xel-Ha. Practice snorkeling and see hundreds of colorful fish and a great diversity of marine species that inhabit its cove and cenotes. Come and immerse yourself in one of the cenotes, lagoons or caves, and enjoy the aquatic zip-lines which you’ll only find at Xel-Ha.

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Cancun to Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip with Admission Ticket

Duration: 9 to 10 hours

468 reviews

3. Catamaran Isla Mujeres tour (from USD 95.0)

Your trip to Cancun isn’t complete if you fail to discover Mexico’s most picturesque Island. Known as the Island of Women, Isla Mujeres has a long history dating back to the ancient Mayan times. Completely surrounded by turquoise waters, Isla Mujeres offers a unique insight into Mexican island life. On this 10-hour tour from Cancun, you’ll cruise to the beautiful island on a catamaran and snorkel in the protected waters of a marine park. Spend free time relaxing on the beach and feast on a lunch buffet accompanied by an open bar. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Cancun are included.

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Isla Mujeres Cruise with Beach Club, Snorkel, Lunch and Open Bar

Duration: 10 hours

1953 reviews

4. Rio Secreto underground river tour with crystal caves (from USD 92.0)

Uncover the mystery in a world down deep. At Rio Secreto Nature Reserve, witness one of the most incredible underground caves in Mexico. Walk an easy 600-meter (656-yard) route amidst the thousands of stalactites and stalagmites and swim through the river itself found in this protected natural reserve. Have a glimpse at vivid colors and impressive mineral forms that lie hidden deep below the surface of the earth.

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Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves

Duration: 3 to 8 hours

621 reviews

5. Xcaret day trip from Cancun (from USD 153.0)

Experience a day in Cancun where you and the whole family will surely enjoy. Xcaret, Mexico’s ecological and archeology park, is probably the top destination for Cancun’s visitors. Explore subterranean caverns beneath the jungle, once used by ancient Mayans for sacred rituals before cruising to Cozumel Island; watch out for local fauna such as vibrant colored macaws, deer and monkeys. 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. When the sun goes down, settle in for a spectacular show of lights, music and dance, highlighting Mayan history and culture.

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Cancun to Xcaret Day Trip with Light and Music Show Option

Duration: 6 to 12 hours

1456 reviews

6. Early access to Chichen Itza with a private archaeologist (from USD 44.0)

Chichen Itza was one of the largest Maya cities and it was likely to have been one of the mythical great cities. Learn how this large pre-Colombian city played an important role in Mayan civilization from around A.D. 600 to 1200 and remained a center of worship and pilgrimage until the arrival of the Spanish. Even today, it is still considered a sacred site by the Yucatán peninsula’s Maya population. Like many of ancient Mexico’s cities, the site was abandoned, and its ruins were hidden by jungle. Hear how the site was discovered and unearthed by archaeologists, gaining UNESCO protection and considered today one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Your guide will explain the philosophy, cosmology and mythology behind this ancient site, such as the meaning of the stone carvings, pyramids, platforms, ball courts and staircases. Visit the Observatory, Temple of the Jaguars, Temple of the Warriors and of course, the famous El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulkan.

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Chichen Itza Early Access, Cenote & Buffet lunch

Duration: 11 hours

3492 reviews

7. Skip-the-line Coco Bongo open bar experience (from USD 113.0)

Time to put on your zapatos de baile and dance the night away on one of Cancun’s biggest and brightest party nightclub, CoCo Bongo. Hit your awesome dance moves as you groove on live music and light shows while waiters dance and sing while serving food on a Mexican feast at an unlimited open bar. Eat and Drink your heart away while cover bands play hits of Jennifer Lopez, the village people and the Beatles during the five-hour show.

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Skip the Line: Cancun Coco Bongo Regular Entrance Ticket

Duration: 3 to 5 hours

313 reviews

8. Cenote Maya and extreme excursion (from USD 63.0)

cenote maya and extreme excursion
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Unleash your inner Quetzal and glide through stunning landscapes and picturesque jungle view from above on this high adrenaline adventure. Take a bird’s eye view on a zip line while exploring the local flora and fauna or rove on an ATV to have that Indiana Jones feel. Finally, cool off on a refreshing swim on a Maya cenote. During the tour, you can refresh yourself with some drinks and enjoy a snack that the team will provide you.

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Cenote Maya and Extreme Excursion Zipline ATV Tarzan jump and Cenote Maya

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9. Discover scuba diving at the underwater museum and Manchones Reef from Cancun (from USD 129.0)

Diving in the World’s biggest underwater museum is a possibility when you’re in Cancun. The Manchones Reef is just 10 minutes by watercraft from Isla Mujeres, offering a perfect getaway for individuals who like snorkeling and diving. Dive and marvel at life-sized sculptures at the Museum of Art, while being mesmerized by vivid fish and coral species. The site provides a unique place to feel nature but also to enjoy the adrenalin rush of adventure.

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Discover Scuba Diving and Underwater Museum Dive from Cancun

Duration: 4 hours

7 reviews

10. Guided Mexican food tour with transportation (from USD 89.0)

Satisfy your cravings for Mexican food on this half-day tour in Cancun. Uncover authentic local diners from across Mexico as your tour guide takes you on a food-tasting feast on tacos, street foods and local delicacies with origins from the Yucatan, Caribbean, and Central Mexico. You’ll also sample three Mexican spirits: tequila, mezcal, and xtabentun liquor. In addition to the culinary experience, live a memorable moment like being entertained by a mariachi band, life at a traditional park and Mexican games.

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Cancun Half-Day Mexican Food Tour with Transport and Dinner

Duration: 4 to 5 hours

60 reviews

Fall in love with the beauty of Cancun, Mexico

Are you loving Mexico as much as we do? Cancun is definitely the ultimate vacation destination, with a blend of wonderful tourist hotspots and awesome attractions. Surely, there is something for everyone. Book your dream vacation today and discover the wonders of this amazing place.

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