Cancun Travel Guide for the Perfect Trip

Plan the perfect itinerary for traveling in Cancun with Cancun Adventures tours. Let us help you make the most of your time with this Cancun travel guide.

Planning the perfect vacation can be overwhelming when there are so many amazing things you want to see and do! Traveling in Cancun is no exception — how do you pack everything in or choose favorites?

Fortunately, the experts at Cancun Adventures have all the information you need for traveling in Cancun. We offer various tours for all types of travelers, and we can help you put together the perfect itinerary for a weekend getaway or a full week of adventure.

Cancun Travel Guide for a Weekend Getaway

If you only have a weekend to travel to Cancun, don’t worry! There is still plenty of time for soaking up the sun and culture. If you fly out on Friday and arrive in the evening, you’ll have two full days to enjoy your trip before flying home on Sunday night.

Friday Evening

Check into your hotel or resort and get settled, then enjoy a Cancun Sunset Cruise along the Caribbean coastline. You’ll have the best seat in the house aboard a luxury catamaran when the sun dips below the horizon. An open bar and snacks are provided, so it’s the perfect way to kick back and relax after a long flight while still experiencing the Cancun aesthetics.

Saturday

This is the day you’ll want to fit in as much as possible, which is why we recommend the Coba & Reef Adventure. This full-day tour has a little bit of everything to make sure you hit the important stuff. First, you’ll venture into the jungle to the ancient Mayan city of Coba where you can climb to the top of Nohoch Mul, the tallest of the Mayan temples. The breathtaking view from the top is like nothing you’ve ever seen, so be sure to bring your camera!

After Coba, you’ll get to go snorkeling in an exotic and colorful coral reef full of tropical fish and other marine wildlife. Then enjoy a buffet lunch at our exclusive beach hideaway and spend some time relaxing and playing on the sand. You’ll be back to your hotel by dinner for some downtime or a night out.

Sunday

After a day packed with adventure, you may want to slow things down a bit. Our Isla Mujeres Tour & Luxury Sailing Adventure is a great option for fun and culture while relaxing. Hop in our luxury catamaran and sail the coast, but instead of the sunset, you’ll get to visit some beautiful and prominent locations including Isla Mujeres. You can relax at the beach, explore the island, or wander through the town tasting authentic cuisine and shopping at local boutiques. You’ll be back in time to catch a flight home or squeeze in some sightseeing in downtown Cancun.

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7 Day Cancun Travel Guide

If you’re lucky enough to spend an entire week in Cancun, you’ll be able to create a truly unforgettable experience with this week-long itinerary. We recommend spreading out the more adventurous days and leaving some time to relax in between.

Day #1 - Isla Mujeres Luxury Sailing Adventure

Begin your trip with one of our favorite tours mentioned above and explore the beaches and towns of Isla Mujeres.

Day #2 - Mayan Cenote & Coba Private Tour

Climb the highest of the ancient Mayan temples and enjoy history, culture, and a spectacular view. You’ll also get to swim in a freshwater sinkhole, known as a cenote, in this private tour.

Day #3 - Beach Day, Explore Downtown Cancun, Sunset Cruise

Take the day off from planned tours to explore Cancun’s shops and restaurants and relax on the beach or at the hotel pool. Then catch a cruise on a luxury catamaran to watch the sunset from a unique point of view.

Day #4 - Cancun Zipline & ATV Outdoor Adventure

Start your day of ultimate adventure by driving a Polaris ATV off-road through the Cancun jungle trails. Stop at a cenote that the Mayans once believed was a portal to the underworld and see it up close by rappelling into the water or flying down an aquatic zipline. Then swim to the anteroom full of stalagmites and learn about Mayan history and culture from our expert tour guides.

Day #5 - Day Pass to Paradise

Recover from the previous day’s activities with a Day Pass to Paradise at the exclusive beach club of Punta Venado in the heart of the Riviera Maya. You can relax with your toes in the sand or opt to try out some of our activities like snorkeling, paddleboarding, or kayaking in the sparkling water. Lunch will also be provided and you’ll be back to your hotel with time to spare for checking out the nightlife in Cancun.

Day #6 - Whale Shark Snorkeling Experience

From mid-May to mid-September, swim alongside 35-foot whale sharks with a team of expert guides in this once in a lifetime experience. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean, but they are quite peaceful, and our guides are trained to ensure your safety.

Day #7 - Private Tulum & Underground River

Finish your trip with one final Mayan cultural tour at the Tulum ruins. Visit El Castillo, an ancient castle on the edge of a cliff, and see the murals in the Temple of the Frescos. Then explore some of Mexico’s beautiful underground caves where pools and rivers formed millions of years ago. Snorkel through tunnels and caverns before heading to the beach behind Tulum.

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