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Whether it’s soaring above the lush jungle canopy, swimming in underground caves, or exploring reefs teeming with marine life, Mexico’s Cancun is an outdoor wonderland for fans of sand, sea, and surf. Read on for the area’s best outdoor adventures.

Swimming and Snorkeling
Just because many beachgoers stick to tropical drinks doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other things to do in and around Cancun’s oceans, rivers, and cenotes. Relax in the turquoise waters of a hidden cenote after ziplining, kayaking, or rappelling. Alternatively, don snorkel gear and explore the nearby islands and coral reefs, identifying various tropical fish and plants. 

Dune Buggy and ATV Rides
Navigate the winding roads thick with ancient tree roots and forest foliage aboard an all-terrain vehicle if you really want to get off the beaten path. Drive a dune buggy or an ATV over the sandy hills, through grassland, jungle, and mangrove forests—then cool off at the beach or at cenote after the ride.

Ziplining
One of the best ways to explore the Yucatan is by zipping from treetop to treetop, seeing the peninsula from a bird’s-eye perspective. Whiz over the jungle while passing through ruins of civilizations past before plunging into a cenote after flying through a cavern. Ziplining brings exploring Cancun to new heights—quite literally—and does so on some of North America’s largest courses.

Boating and Fishing
With hundreds of miles of lakes, rivers, and oceans, the Yucatan Peninsula is best seen by boat. Hop on a motorboat and cruise the Caribbean Sea in search of the region’s copious, lush coral reefs and catch a few fish to grill up for dinner. Or glide in a kayak through the jungle’s river networks, uncovering hidden cenotes, crystal caves, and underwater creeks along the way.

Visiting Ancient Ruins
The Yucatan Peninsula is home to a rich network of Maya ruins. Once commanding an empire that spanned Mexico and Central America, the Maya have left behind a stunning array of pyramids, temples, and other structures that offer a glimpse into one of history’s most vibrant civilizations.
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ATV, Ziplines and Cenote Tour at Extreme Adventure Eco Park Cancun

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

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Combine a jungle zipline course, off-road ATV experience, and a cenote swim on a small-group adventure tour from Cancun to Extreme Adventure Eco Park. Take on a fun, family-friendly challenge in a scenic destination, with round-trip hotel transfer, refreshments, and all activities included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Best ATV Tour, Five Ziplines and Cenote Swim with Lunch and Transport Included

Best ATV Tour, Five Ziplines and Cenote Swim with Lunch and Transport Included

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Travel through the Mayan jungle on this action-packed all-day guided tour. Hop on your own ATV (or ride along with a driver) and head to a cenote, an underwater pool, where you can take a refreshing dip. Then fly above the treetops on a ziplining course. A local Mayan lunch is included. Only those 18 years old and above are permitted to drive their own ATV.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves

3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves

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Explore coral reefs, ancient history, and nature in the Riviera Maya on an combination tour that features some of the best of Yucatan in a single day. Snorkel through the coral reef in the Caribbean Sea, visit the Tulum archeological site, and swim in a cenote, then explore a limestone cave and take a jungle walk. This tour includes entrance fees, a buffet lunch, and door-to-door transport from hotels in Cancun or Playa del Carmen.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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Reef and Shipwreck Snorkeling Tour in Cancun

Reef and Shipwreck Snorkeling Tour in Cancun

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Explore some of Cancun's most stunning underwater worlds during this shipwreck swim and snorkel tour. Paddle through tropical fish, coral reefs, shipwrecks, and giant sea turtles over the course of the day. This small-group excursion that ensures personalized attention and service and includes round-trip transportation from your Cancun hotel.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$60.00
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Jungle Tour Adventure: Speed Boat and Snorkeling in Cancun

Jungle Tour Adventure: Speed Boat and Snorkeling in Cancun

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Pack in the water adventures on this excursion in the Cancun jungle. Get your adrenaline pumping on a speedboat ride around Nichupte Lagoon, and slow the pace down with peaceful snorkeling over the underwater statues at the Punta Nizuc coral reef. Colorful marine life and sparkling blue waters await you. A guide is present throughout to make sure you enjoy your outing.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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4-in-1 Cancun Snorkeling Tour: Swim with turtles, reef, statues and shipwreck

4-in-1 Cancun Snorkeling Tour: Swim with turtles, reef, statues and shipwreck

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This kid-friendly snorkeling tour in Cancun is a great way for first-time snorkelers to earn their fins without dedicating a full day to the process. Guides work with first-time snorkelers and those with water-anxiety to create an unforgettable trip swimming with sea turtles, exploring an underwater shipwreck and statues, and checking out a reef.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Horseback Riding and Cenote Swim from Cancun or Playa del Carmen

Horseback Riding and Cenote Swim from Cancun or Playa del Carmen

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Adventure through the Yucatan peninsula's jungle during this tour that combines horseback riding and swimming in a cenote. You're provided with snacks, towels, water, and all necessary horseback riding equipment. Round-trip transportation from Playa del Carmen or Cancun included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Parasailing in Cancun Beachside Including Transport

Parasailing in Cancun Beachside Including Transport

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Parasail above Cancun's tropical coastline during this thrilling activity. Pull-on a safety harness and listen to a short safety briefing, then fly safely up to heights of 240 feet (80 meters). See the ribbon of Cancun's white sand beach stretched out below you and enjoy a panoramic view of Isla Mujeres, the hotel zone, and the turquoise Nichupté Lagoon.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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Cancun Extreme Zipline Canopy Tour

Cancun Extreme Zipline Canopy Tour

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Appease an appetite for adventure during an exhilarating zipline experience from Cancun. Soar over the lush canopy of the Mexican jungle on an adrenaline-fueled tour of North America’s largest zipline circuit; glide over super-thin cables stretching over 2 miles (3 km) and absorb panoramic vistas of the tropical jungle tableau below. Hailed as “one of the 35 greatest adventures n the world” by Time and Leisure magazine, this zipline adventure is sure to get your pulse racing. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your hotel on this adrenaline-fueled tour.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Eco Friendly: Whale Sharks tour in Cancun & Riviera Maya

Small-Group Eco Friendly: Whale Sharks tour in Cancun & Riviera Maya

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Snorkel with Mexican whale sharks on a full-day group snorkeling tour off the Yucatan Coast from Playa del Carmen. Under the direction of an expert guide, swim with the world’s largest fish while looking out for dolphins, manta rays, and turtles. Immerse yourself in the marine magnificence of Mexico’s waters on this spectacular small-group adventure.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Sailing Trip to Isla Mujeres from Cancun

Half-Day Sailing Trip to Isla Mujeres from Cancun

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Get door to door service and a chance to snorkel in the Mexican Caribbean during this 4.5-hour boat excursion from Cancun. Relax on board the comfortable boat and enjoy included refreshments, then go ashore in Isla Mujeres to check it out. Pickup and drop-off from Cancun hotels is included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Horseback Riding in Cancun Includes ATV, Cenote, Ziplines, Lunch and Transfer

Horseback Riding in Cancun Includes ATV, Cenote, Ziplines, Lunch and Transfer

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This is a mandatory activity for all tourists who arrive in Cancun and Riviera Maya. This activity takes place in the middle of the jungle, there is no such thing as this in all of Mexico. This tour includes 4 activities (horseback riding, driving an ATV in the jungle, flying on zip lines and swimming in a true Mayan cenote), there is no other activity that offers you so much in the destination. Don't wait any longer to experience a unique and exciting activity. We have all the safety and health standards that are needed to offer a safe and fun activity, the activity has a duration of 5.5 hours plus 1.5 hours of transfer for what will be 7 hours, as you will realize, it is an activity that It helps you live a unique experience that does not take away valuable time from your vacation, you can take advantage of the first schedule to return early to your hotel. The tour includes freshwater all the time and a lunch that is chicken fajitas.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cancun Jungle Tour: Tulum, Cenote Snorkeling, Ziplining, Lunch

Cancun Jungle Tour: Tulum, Cenote Snorkeling, Ziplining, Lunch

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Take a thrilling ride into the Yucatán jungle on a full-day tour from Cancun. Begin your journey in Tulum, a coastal Maya city with ample ruins to explore. Then hike into the jungle to the Sac Actun and Nohoch Nah Chich cenotes—two vast underground river systems—and snorkel through their caves marveling at stalagmites and stalagmites. Travel by 4x4 Unimog to your next set of adventures: rappelling into a sinkhole and ziplining through the rainforest. Top it off with a traditional Maya lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cancun Underwater Museum Snorkel Tour

Cancun Underwater Museum Snorkel Tour

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Explore the Underwater Museum of Art on this snorkeling tour from Cancun. Jet across the Caribbean with your guide on a high-speed boat ride, and then hop in the water with your snorkel gear to see over more than 500 life-size sculptures sprawled over the seabed, as well as bright schools of fish. The museum highlights the relationship between art and environmental science, and all of the sculptures are made from materials that promote coral life. Fruit and refreshments are served on board.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Outdoors Adventure with Jet Ski, Swiming with Turtles, Snorkeling & Parasailing

Outdoors Adventure with Jet Ski, Swiming with Turtles, Snorkeling & Parasailing

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Spend an exciting day out on the water off the coast of Cancun with this water sports combo package. Take a snorkel tour and stop at multiple spots to observe marine life, like sea turtles and coral, a shipwreck, underwater statues and more. Sail above the coast and the Caribbean on a parasailing adventure, then, zoom through the azure waters and ride the waves on a shared jet ski.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.00
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Priority Access: Xplor Adventure Park with Hotel Pick up and Drop Off

Priority Access: Xplor Adventure Park with Hotel Pick up and Drop Off

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Satisfy an appetite for adventure on a full-day tour of the exhilarating Xplor Adventure Park from Cancun. Splash into the cool water of subterranean rivers; paddle through atmospheric caves filled with stalactites; glide over the jungle canopy on a high-velocity zip line; and drive an amphibious vehicle on exciting off-road trails. Feast upon an all-you-can-eat buffet of flavorsome and fulfilling dishes while sipping refreshing beverages from an open bar. On this all-inclusive tour, hotel transport, entrance fees and lunch are all completely covered.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.99
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Isla Mujeres Snorkeling Tour with Lunch Included

Isla Mujeres Snorkeling Tour with Lunch Included

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Learn about the Mexican Caribbean and its marine diversity many Schools of different fish and an innumerable amount of Corals. 3 Different areas: Lighthouse, the famous Underwater Museum and and Manchones the Biggest coral reef in Isla Mujeres.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Diving in the Mexican Caribbean for Beginners | 2 Tanks 2 Dives | All Inclusive

Diving in the Mexican Caribbean for Beginners | 2 Tanks 2 Dives | All Inclusive

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In Go Diving Cancun we have more than 20 years of experience teaching to dive in the Riviera Maya, let us share with you the underwater world of the Mexican Caribbean. To make this activity fun and safe we specifically choose handle small groups. Our goal is simple, to make scuba diving in this beautiful area your most memorable vacation experience. You will always have a personalized and dedicated service. On this tour we are undoubtedly offering you more than the others since we provide you with 2 air tanks, which means that we do 2 dives visiting two different places. In addition we will not charge you any dock fee or additional tax to what you already see. Give us the opportunity to treat you as you deserve
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.99
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Whale Shark Tour from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Riviera Maya, Cozumel

Whale Shark Tour from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Riviera Maya, Cozumel

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Swim and snorkel alongside whale sharks on this guided tour in Cancun. A boat speeds you to a prime viewing location, and en route, you might spot dolphins, turtles, and manta rays. Experienced guides are there to make sure you enjoy a safe and fun swim and snorkel. Enjoy breakfast at the pier before setting off, as well as snacks and unlimited beverages while on board. Hotel transport included. Note: This seasonal tour is offered from May through mid-September.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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Parque Maya Jungle Tour All Inclusive

Parque Maya Jungle Tour All Inclusive

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Take a two-part jungle tour of the Nichupte Lagoon. First, enjoy a guided tour of the lagoon and learn about its importance to the local ecosystem. Navigate through mangrove forests and look for marine and amphibious life, then drive your own speedboat around the lagoon. Along the way, partake in some snorkeling along the world’s second-largest reef.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Priority Access: Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip with Transportation

Priority Access: Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip with Transportation

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Explore Xel-Ha Park, the Riviera Maya's stunning natural aquarium, on this all-day trip from Cancun. Relax on Xel Ha's hidden beach, swim in cenotes and lagoons, go snorkeling, and spelunk in caves. Watch out for wildlife like angelfish and iguanas. Xel-Ha is all-inclusive, so enjoy Mayan cuisine, seafood and burgers with your admission. This tour is family-friendly and includes round-trip transportation to Xel-Ha from Cancun.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Top ATV´s in Mexico which includes Cenote, Ziplines, lunch and transportation

Top ATV´s in Mexico which includes Cenote, Ziplines, lunch and transportation

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This three-part tour is popular with adventure seekers. Take an ATV ride through the jungle to a sacred cenote where you can swim, jump from a Tarzan swing, or just relax and take in the tropical scenery. Then it’s time for some ziplining through the tree canopy. Replenish your energy with a typical Mayan lunch (included) before the ride back to Cancun.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cancun Cenote Tour: Snorkeling, Rappelling and Ziplining

Cancun Cenote Tour: Snorkeling, Rappelling and Ziplining

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Leave Cancun behind and delve deep into the Yucatan jungle for a day of adrenaline-packed activity and Mayan culture. Explore the natural wonders of the Nohoch Nah Chich and Sac Actun cenotes—incredible underground cave and river systems—on a guided snorkeling excursion, then thunder through tropical forest on an all-terrain Unimog to your next stop, where rappelling and ziplining await. Finish it all up with a traditional Maya ceremony and meal before returning to Cancun.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.99
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Jet Ski + Cancun Seaside Parasailing Combo Tour with transportation

Jet Ski + Cancun Seaside Parasailing Combo Tour with transportation

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Spend an exciting day out on the water off the coast of Cancun with this water sports combo package, ideal for couples. Sail above the coast and the Caribbean on a parasailing adventure, then, ride a powerful Jet Ski over Cancun cristaline waters. Speed up your adrenaline while accelerating your engine during your shared jet ski for 30 minutes.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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