Tours Playa del Carmen

ILLUSION BOUTIQUE HOTEL

RIVIERA MAYA & CANCUN

Riviera Maya and Cancun are part of a 130-kilometer stretch of coast located between Isla Blanca and Punta Allen, in the eastern part of the Yucatan peninsula, located in Quintana Roo the youngest state in Mexico. With its subtropical weather and average temperature of 25ºC, the area is considered a wonderful Caribbean Paradise, offering pristine white sand beaches. The privileged position of this Mexican corner is where Mayan civilization left evident traces and marks on the history and on the culture. It allows the tourists to combine a relaxing vacation and the opportunity to visit interesting places like the archaeological sites of Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba, as well as natural sites such as the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, Contoy and the unique Cenotes (sinkholes).
Tourist from all over the world are fascinated by the great weather conditions, cultural characteristics and entertainment sites. Riviera Maya and Cancun are considered as one of the fastest growing tourist destinations over the last 10 years.
See our tours and excursions and discover the beauties of Mexican Caribbean!

CHICHEN ITZA & VALLADOLID

A new wonder of the world, this acropolis invites us to discover one of the greatest civilizations – the Mayas –  famous for their amazing, astronomic and numeric knowledge.Chichen Itza is surrounded by cenotes that allow us to live the unique experience to bathe in waters that spring from underground. This Mayan land is home to Valladolid, where mixed races prevail as an example of the fusion between two cultures.

ITINERARY

  • Pick-Up at hotel Lobby
  • Visits of Valladolid (Hispanic colonial town 30)
  • Visit a natural Cenote (30min)
  • Lunch in a restaurant near the archaeological zone (50min)
  • Entrance to Chichen Itzá and visit with a bilingual guide
  • Return transfer to the hotel

ISLA MUJERES CATAMARAN

Experience a unique tour of Isla Mujeres aboard a Catamaran which will take you through the crystal-clear waters between Cancun and Isla Mujeres to land on this beautiful Island.
Once you land on Isla Mujeres you will have the opportunity to dive and admire the magnificent beauty of the Mesoamerican reef alongside one of our expert guides. Later you can discover the beauty of the small town and delight yourself with the traditional cuisine of the island. After lunch you can enjoy free time to relax and swim in the beaches that surround the island.

ITINERARY

  • Pick-up a hotel
  • Boarding and departure from Cancun
  • Diving tour of the reef
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Boarding and return to Cancun
  • Transfer back to the hotel

ISLAS CONTOY AND MUJERES

Enjoy the unforgettable experience of crossing the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea to a place that few have had the privilege to discover. This virgin island is barely 5.2 miles long and only 70 feet wide at its narrowest point. It is located about 45 minutes north of Isla Mujeres, situated at the beginning of the second largest coral reef chain in the world. The beaches are shallow, clear, and calm, with an abundance of aquatic life that will thrill any snorkeler. Isla Contoy is internationally recognized for its flora and fauna, especially the birds, of which more than 90 species are considered either resident or migratory. Take part in a quality tour of this natural paradise, a unique opportunity for visitors to Riviera Maya and the island.
 

ITINENARY

  • Pick-up at Hotel Lobby and transfer to Cancun harbour
  • Aboard the catamar and departure to Contoy
  • Snorkeling session at the coral reef surrounding Isla Mujeres
  • Arrival to Isla Contoy, and visit the island
  • Free time and lunch
  • Sailing to Isla Mujeres and visit the touristic center
  • Back to Cancun and transfer to the Hotel

ATV TOUR & CENOTE

Three hours of pure fun and adrenaline!
Enjoy driving a quad runner (available in single & double) on a road through the jungle and visit one of the Cenotes (sinkholes) where you can swim and use the zip lines to cross it.

ITINERARY

  • Pick-Up at hotel
  • Transfer to the park and ATV delivery
  • Directions provided for the tour
  • ATV through the jungle
  • Visit the caves and underground cenotes
  • Transfer back to the hotel

COBA MAYAN ENCOUNTER

Come and discover the richness of the Mayan world, visit the archeological zone of Coba and climb the Nohoch Muul the tallest pyramid in Yucatan. Meet the descendants of this admirable pre-Hispanic culture and participate in the preservation of their cultural and natural heritage. Enjoy an unforgettable experience paddling on a beautiful lagoon located in the middle of a jungle or practice rappelling above the crystal-water of the cenotes through the zip-line above the Maya jungle.

ITINERARY

  • Pick-up at the meeting point
  • Guided tour of the archeological zone of Coba
  • Visit a typical Mayan village and interact with original Mayan descendants
  • Buffet lunch
  • Descend rappelling the zip-line and swim in the cenotes
  • Transfer back to the hotel

ECO ALDEA HATS’UTS

A perfect experience for nature lovers, the ECO ALDEA HATS’UTS is an ecological area in the tropical jungle of the Riviera Maya, where nature is preserved intact and untouched. Our guide will take you to discover Underground Caves located in the Mayan Jungle, during a relaxing walk he will give you interesting information about the flora and fauna as well as the Mayan culture. To complete the experience you can swim in the Cenote Hats’uts, where you can practice snorkel and relax in the crystal-clear water.
NOTES: Mountain bikes available with extra cost.

ITINERARY

  • Pick-Up at hotel and transfer to Eco Aldea
  • Orientation briefing by the guide about activities and safety
  • Equipment delivery
  • Hiking in the Mayan Jungle and visit at Underground Caves
  • Swimming in the Cenote Hats’uts and free time to snorkel
  • Transfer back to Eco Aldea and return to hotel

EK BALAM & RIO LAGARTOS

Take our tour to Rio Lagartos and Ek Balam and discover one of the most mysterious lagoons of Mexico, also known as the sanctuary of the pink flamingo and home of more than 320 species of birds. Also discover the archaeological site of Ek Balam, which in Mayan means “Black Jaguar” and discover why the Mayans thought this legendary animal took care of this site and of the people whom live there.

ITINERARY

  • Pick-Up at Hotel Lobby
  • Arriving to Rio Lagartos and aboard the boats
  • Tour in a Natural Lagoon.
  • Visit the Salinas and free time to take a Natural mud bath.
  • Lunch in Rio Lagartos Town (1 hour)
  • Visit to Ek Balam (archaeological zone)
  • Entrance to El Balam And visit with a bilingual guide
  • Visit a Mayan Town and free time for shopping
  • Back to the Hotel

HORSE BACK RIDING

Make your dream come true riding a horse on the beach with us. Enjoy a spectacular view of the Mexican Caribbean filled with relaxing and magical landscapes, all in an atmosphere of privacy.

ITINERARY

  • Pick-up at hotel and transfer to Punta Venado Eco Park
  • Guided Horseback Riding in the Jungle and on the beach
  • Transfer back to the hotel
  • Mountain Bike Tour
  • The most healthy and fun way to discover the wonders of the Caribbean jungle. Join one of our mountain bike experts to bike along the untouched paths that weave among the cenotes, lagoons and caves immersed in the Mayan Jungle.

DISCOVERY HOLBOX

A trip for true nature lovers on the still wild Isla Holbox. Located north of the peninsula of Yucatan, Holbox island is the right place to spend a day of tranquility and discovery immersed in an authentic tropical paradise. Take a ride on a boat tour to discover Isla Pajaros (bird’s island), the Cenote Yalahau ( Sink hole with sweet water) immersed in the Forest and the “Isla Pasion”, romantic and utterly deserted. After a few relaxing hours spent at our Beach Club in the beautiful context of our “Hotel La Palapa” where a tantalizing lunch is also served, you will proceed for the most adventurous time of the day on board the comfortable Club Cars, crossing the island from tip to toe, east to west, and finally back on the mainland right on time to admire an unforgettable sunset.

ITINERARY

  • Pick up at the hotel and departure to Chiquilà harbor
  • Starting the boat tour with visit at Cenote Yalahau, Isla pasion and Isla Pajaros
  • Lunch at “Casa Nostra Beach Club” and following relax time;
  • Island tour driving the local Golf Cars
  • Boat transfer to Chiquilá and return to the hotel

RIO SECRETO

Take our unbelievable underground rivers tour and dare to explore the Riviera Maya’s unique crystal museum. In this surreal locale you can observe natural history dating back millions of years as you hike and swim through a 600-meter route full of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Go deep inside an underground cave, where you’ll experience true silence among some of the most dramatic mineral formations in the world.

ITINERARY

  • Pick up and transfer to Rio Secreto
  • Introduction to the activities and equipment delivery
  • Underground caves tour
  • End of the activities and light Snack
  • Return to the hotel

SIAN KA'AN BIOSPHERE

Discover and enjoy the exotic natural beauty of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1976 for being the natural habitat of over 385 bird species and 103 marine species in danger of extinction. Get in direct contact with nature as you take a boat tour in the lagoon and snorkel on the reef in the crystal-clear waters of this wonderful paradise.

ITINERARY

  • Pick-up at hotel and departure to Punta Allen
  • Sian Ka’an Biosphere Boat Tour
  • Visit at Isla de los Pajaros
  • Visit at the Natural Lagoon and Snorkeling at the Coral Reef
  • Lunch in Punta Allen and Free time
  • Return to the hotel

SWIM WITH DOLPHINS

Swim with Dolphins and let these beautiful creatures melt your heart. Swim and play safely with the dolphins in their natural environment, feel the texture of their skin, listen to the sounds they make and observe the agility of their movements. Don’t miss this opportunity, we guarantee you an incredible adventure you will remember for the rest of your life.

ITINERARY

  • Pick-up at the meeting point
  • Transfer to Puerto Aventuras Dolphinary
  • Instructions (15 mins)
  • Dolphin activities (Depending of the program selected)
  • Transfer back to the hotel

TULUM EXPRESS

This site dominates the Caribbean Sea. This is the only sea front archeological site, built in a strategic position against conquerors. From there you may enjoy a spectacular view over the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

ITINERARY

  • Pick-up at hotel
  • Guided tour in Tulum and free time
  • Return to the hotel

TULUM - XEL-HA'

Discover the wonders of the Caribbean Sea through this a unique tour that will let you meet the archaeological site of Tulum, the only Mayan city built at the edge of sea of Caribbean coast. After visiting Tulum you will be transferred to the ecological park of Xel-Ha which is characterized by a large cove where the river water meets the Caribbean Sea forming an ideal home to more than 70 marine species, and also considered the largest natural aquarium in the world.

ITINERARY

  • Pick-up at hotel
  • Tour at the archeological site of Tulum
  • Transfer to Xel-Ha
  • Free time to enjoy the activities at the park
  • Transfer back to the hotel

TULUM - COBA - PLAYA PARAISO

Allow yourself a day to experience the Mayan Culture. Visit Cobà and climb Nohoch Mul, the highest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula as well as admire the spectacular landscape in the heart of the Mayan jungle.Tulum is the largest pre-Hispanic construction to remain erect. Its unique seaside location boasts one of the most beautiful views of the Mexican Caribbean, as seen from the eyes of the Mayan world.

ITINERARY

  • Pick-up at your hotel
  • Admission Fees (Tulum & Coba)
  • Bilingual Guides
  • Lunch buffet in the restaurant in front of the Coba Lagoon
  • Visit Playa Paraiso (Tulum beach area – 1hour)
  • Transfer back to the hotel

XENOTES - OASIS MAYA

Xenotes Oasis Maya it’s a unique tour where you will live nature at its best and enjoy incredible adventures. The adventure takes place in four different kinds of cenotes where you will be able to practice different activities, always led by our experts on this virgin territory and instructed on activities, history, anecdotes and legends of the region. Be amazed by the mysticism that surrounds the cenotes in Riviera Maya by visiting this adventurous place.

 

MAIN ACTIVITIES

  • Kayak
  • Zip-lines
  • Inner Tubes
  • Rappel
  • Snorkeling

XCARET

Xcaret it’s an eco-archaeological Park located at the heart of the Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, where ancients traditions and the Mayan culture meets nature creating an unique natural scenery fulfilled of traditions, magic and the flora and fauna of the area. At Xcaret you will find turtles, flamingos, monkeys and butterflies and also an underground river where you can take a snorkeling tour, swim and have fun with the Dolphin Swim and when night falls, you will be our guest of honor at the presentation "Xcaret Mexico Espectacular", a celebration of light and color with 300 artists that will take you through the history of Mexico.

ATTRACTIONS:

  • Scenic Tower
  • Main Plaza
  • House of whispers
  • Hacienda Henequenera
  • St. Francis of Assisi Chapel
  • Chapel of Guadalupe
  • Mexican Cemetery
  • Caves to the Mayan Village
  • Archeological Sites
  • Paradise River
  • Mayan Village
  • Wine Cellar

XEL - HA'

Xel-Há is a true paradise for nature lovers and an amazing natural aquarium. It is located in the Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico, and since 1995 it is a model for sustainable tourism development, with unique family attractions. The ancient Mayas baptized this wonderful site with the name of Xel-Há, which in Mayan language means 'Where the water is born'.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS/ACTIVITIES OF THE PARK:

  • Snorkel
  • River Tour
  • Xel-Há Cave
  • Cliff of courage – Cliff Climb
  • Zip Lines
  • Bay of Caprices
  • Home River – Mangles
  • Jungle Trails
  • Cenotes
  • Floating Bridges
  • Bike Ride
  • Fly your kite
  • Queen Conch Sanctuary
  • Xenotes

XOXIMILCO

Xoximilco emerges in Cancun as a tribute to the beauty and grandeur of this member of the Cultural Heritage for Humanity list; where you will be able to experience the traditions of central Mexico in a Caribbean Paradise. Under a star-filled sky and with tropical weather, on board a picturesque trajinera decorated with the elements from each state, you will travel through time in a true Mexican fiesta with live music, gastronomy, flowers and in the best company.
This magical place with an ambiance of fiesta, music and tradition captures the imagination of everyone who visits by conjuring up memories of Mexico in its golden age. Decorated with motifs from the 32 States of Mexico, the famous trajineras, …that were once used for transporting flowers, fruits and vegetables grown in floating gardens, have become a means of transportation and a cause of joy for all those who come to Xoximilco searching for a unique moment they can only experience here in Cancun, in a modern version of the legendary cruise through the canals, with the colors and the charm of those magical moments we hold dear.

XPLOR

Discover new sensations by flying over treetops with our 14 zip lines, driving an amphibious vehicle on trails that run through the jungle as well as inside caves; swim in the underground river surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites; and take an exciting raft ride paddling with your hands while wondering at the rock formation process created by nature millions of years ago. Get all your energy back enjoying our nourishing and delicious buffet accompanied with a fresh fruit juice and fruit smoothies. In addition, a cup of hot chocolate will be waiting for you at the exit of the underground rivers.

XPLOR ACTIVITIES:

  • Zip-lines
  • Amphibious Vehicles
  • Underground Rafts
  • Stalactite Rivers

JUNGLA MAYA

Experience an exciting journey of the jungle in one of our original Mercedes Benz all-terrain Unimog, visit a Mayan community where you will discover the excitement of swimming in the crystal-clear water of an amazing cenote (sinkhole) and snorkel in a fascinating underground river. Also enjoy the nature and fly over the jungle’s foliage on exciting zip-lines.

ITINERARY

  • Pick-up at the meeting point and departure to Rancho San Felipe
  • Guided Snorkeling Tour in the Cenote
  • Cross-country the jungle aboard the Unimogs 4x4
  • Trekking along a didactic jungle path
  • Rappel in Yaxmuul Cenote
  • 3 Zip-line Canopy circuit throughout the forest
  • Mayan purification ceremony in a dry cave
  • Lunch buffet of home-made traditional food and soft drinks
  • Transfer back to the Hotel

MOUNTAIN BIKE TOUR

The most healthy and fun way to discover the wonders of the Caribbean jungle. Join one of our mountain bike experts to bike along the untouched paths that weave among the cenotes, lagoons and caves immersed in the Mayan Jungle.

 

ITINERARY

  • Pick up at the hotel
  • Bike and accessory delivery
  • Directions provided by our guide
  • Cycling in the jungle (2 hrs. and 30 min approx. with stops)
  • Transfer back to the hotel