Top Cancun Excursions for Your Trip to Mexico

Most Popular Cancun Excursions

Cancun is full of adventure and beauty, which makes it an ideal location for travelers from all over the globe. The picturesque beaches are the perfect place to kick back, soak up some sun, and relax. But if you’re interested in a more hands-on, heart-pumping, island exploration type of vacation, you need to schedule a few Cancun adventure tours. Don’t worry, there will still be plenty of opportunities to relax on gorgeous, sandy beaches too.

We’ve rounded up a few of the most sought-after locales in the Yucatan Peninsula, all of which are accessible from Cancun, complete with links to blog posts from travelers, for an insider look at these popular Cancun excursions. Check out our list of exciting expedition ideas before booking your Cancun Adventure Tours.

Isla Mujeres

If you love snorkeling or scuba diving, hop into the clear blue water and check out all the waters have to offer, keep an eye out for whale sharks and other aquatic wildlife. For helpful tips on where to go, what to see, and even what to pack.

The Isla Mujeres Tour Luxury Sailing Adventure from Cancun Adventures gives you the opportunity to board a luxury catamaran and sail along the Cancun shoreline. You’ll also be able to explore the historic island, snorkel offshore, and enjoy a gourmet lunch onboard the boat.

Ancient Mayan Ruins

The Yucatan Peninsula is home to several different Mayan historical sites. Visit pyramids, temples, and other structures and learn about the Mayan way of life. Cancun Adventures offers excellent opportunities to tour these ruins.

We recommend taking a guided tour to get the most out of your Mayan explorations. When you book a tour specifically with Cancun Adventures you can enjoy an air-conditioned van for transportation to and from your hotel. Also included with this experience is an expert guide will tell you everything you want to know about the ancient culture and civilization. Visit the Nohoch Mul pyramid during your Express Coba Tour and enjoy one of the best views in Mexico. Visit a clifftop castle and cenotes (natural sinkholes filled with water) on the Tulum, Cenote & Yal-ku Snorkeling Adventure. Or explore Chichen Itza during the Chichen Itza Pyramids and Ruins Tour.

Ziplines and more!

woman on a zip line in a cave

One of the most adventurous tours you can enjoy while visiting Cancun is the Zipline and ATV Outdoor Adventure. Go off-roading through the jungle in a ATV vehicle to a hidden cenote that the ancient Mayans believed was a portal to the underworld. Ride a zip line or rappel into the cool water surrounded by stalagmites and stalactites. Then climb out on a rope ladder and walk a tightrope across the cenote.

Water Sports

two women on paddle boards in cancun

Surrounded by so much ocean, it would be a crime to leave water sports out of your Cancun adventure tours. One of our favorite places is Punta Venado beach. This tour takes you to an exclusive beach club and includes opportunities for kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling, as well as lunch and time on the beach.

Cruising & snorkeling

The Riviera Maya is a stretch of Caribbean coastline that is definitely worth exploring. Sail the shoreline in a luxury catamaran with our Riviera Maya Catamaran and Snorkeling Tour. Keep your eyes peeled for fish, stingrays, and turtles as you glide through the crystalline water. You’ll also have access to snorkel equipment and paddle boards, and you’ll be served lunch and drinks on the catamaran.

Book a Trip Through Cancun Adventures

For more information about our Cancun ATV tours or our other unforgettable Cancun excursions, contact Cancun Adventures today. Make sure your trip includes Cancun adventure tours and have the time of your life in Mexico!

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