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Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip+ Night Show+ Transportation *Official Product*

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Xcaret Day Trip from Cancun

From $153.99

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 6 to 12 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Escape for the day to Xcaret, Mexico's ecological and archeology park located in Riviera Maya. On this full-day trip from Cancun to Xcaret, swim in a lagoon, snorkel in the clear aqua waters of the Caribbean, and discover a network of subterranean rivers. Watch for monkeys, birdlife, and butterflies as you stroll through the jungle at Xcaret and take tours of the ancient Mayan archaeological sites. After the sun sets, enjoy folkloric entertainment that highlights the ancient Mayan culture around Cancun, Mexico. This Xcaret outing includes pickup and drop-off at most hotels in Cancun.
  • Day trip to Xcaret, an eco-archaeological park located along the Riviera Maya
  • Engage in a variety of water activities, including swimming, snorkeling, and exploring underground river channels
  • Watch a mesmerizing night show of Mayan and Mexican music, lights, and dance
  • Round-trip transport from most Cancun hotels included

What's Included

  • Use of lounge chairs, hammocks and rest areas
  • Life jackets and inner tubes
  • Water activities in the underground river
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • One buffet lunch with fruit-flavored drinks, coffee and one beer (if Xcaret Plus option is selected)
  • Use of Plus Area facility (if Xcaret Plus option is selected)
  • Use of snorkeling equipment (if Xcaret Plus option is selected)
  • Access to beaches, bays and natural pools
  • More than 40 activities included and +300 actors in scene
  • Priority Access: You can have your admission bracelets on the bus on your way to the park.
  • Access to the park
  • Gratuities
  • Optional activities as Snuba, SeaTrek, Adrenalina (you can buy them directly in the park)
  • Food and drinks (if Xcaret Plus option is not selected)
  • Photos (Available to purchase)
  • Souvenirs (Available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

*** This is an official product of Grupo Xcaret *** During the booking, please choose Pickup Location and then select the radio button saying "Please pick me up at" and choose "I don't see my pickup location" from the drop-down then type the hotel name on the box underneath so that we can easily locate your hotel pickup. -In case your accommodation is not a hotel you must indicate your exact address including street name, outside number, interior number, county, postal code and city. - We would like to make it comfortable for you so we will pick you up at your hotel or at the nearest point available in our routes. - To know the exact time and meeting point you must send a message thru the option on your reservation or must call us at least 24 hours prior to the visit date purchased. - Let us know if you are not in need of transport. - We cannot assure your pickup at a hotel where you are not a guest considering that some hotel's policies, not allow visitors to access at the property. - The guides will be dressed in red t-shirts with the Xcaret logo on the back for easy identification. The guides will say the tour name out loud. - Upon your pickup, please present your printed or digital voucher and photo ID for boarding the bus to obtain a bracelet for entering into the park. - If by the time you purchase the ticket you do not have the hotel yet, you must contact the Customer Service Viator staff at least 24 hours prior to the visit to the park to help you to coordinate the pickup with us. - You must be 10 minutes early at the assigned location. - Transportation service is not private so you will share the bus with some other visitors of Grupo Xcaret.

What To Expect

After pickup at your Cancun hotel or central meeting point, travel in air-conditioned comfort to Xcaret Park outside of Cancun. This Xcaret excursion offers activities for every interest, from history to ecology to adventure.

Explore the underground caverns beneath the jungle, once used by the Mayans for cleansing rituals before sailing to Cozumel Island, a sacred site. Keep an eye out for brightly-colored macaws, deer, and monkeys as you wander through the network of subterranean tunnels.

Discover the orchid garden, a favorite of nature-lovers and amateur botanists. Check out the butterfly pavilion and the aviary, as well as the aquarium featuring specimens of gorgeous coral reefs. Head to the beach to relax, swim in the warm, calm waters, or snorkel with sea turtles. Most of these activities are included in your admission to Xcaret. Prices for additional activities may vary.

If you want to extend your outing at Xcaret in Cancun, stay for the Excaret Mexico Espectacular, a show full of folkloric entertainment, dancing, and music. Follow the narrative of Mexican history from the pre-Columbian era until modern day through the performers.

Xcaret Plus Upgrade:

Enjoy a buffet lunch, including orange juice and lemonade. Use snorkeling gear to further explore Xcaret's waters off of Cancun, Mexico and receive access to the Plus Area, which includes a more exclusive and private changing room and shower area.

At the end of the day, enjoy drop-off at your Cancun hotel.

Xcaret

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child prices are height dependent. Children over 4.6 feet (1.4 meters) pay the adult price. Children between 3.2 feet (1 meter) and 4.6 feet (1.4 meters) pay the child price. All children under 3.2 feet (1 meter) travel free provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • It is recommended that you bring comfortable lightweight clothing, walking shoes or sneakers, biodegradable sunblock, a swimsuit and towel, and an extra change of clothing.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants 0 to 4 years are Free of charge.
  • Important: Children must be accompanied by an adult all the time.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The Voucher schedule is informative.
  • Tours and days of operation are subject to availability and changes.
  • The pickup operates from different hotels in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya so the pickup time will vary depending on the location of your hotel. We will pick you up at your hotel or at the nearest point available in our routes.
  • If at the time of completing your purchase you do not have the name of the hotel, you must contact the Customer Service Viator staff at least 24 hours prior to the visit to the park to help you to coordinate the pickup with us.
  • To know the exact time and meeting point you must send a message thru the option on your reservation or must call us at least 24 hours prior to the visit date purchased.
  • All requests for changes, cancellations and/or refunds on bookings must be requested at least 24 hours prior to the visit date.
  • We accept changes in visit date from one month to the next (valid in the current year and subject to changes in season tariffs)
  • We accept changes of anticipated visit date from one day to another with the restriction of one day before.
  • *** This is an official product of Grupo Xcaret ***
  • Some activities like underground rivers have a check point for health issues
  • In the event of having symptoms such as cough, sore throat, runny nose, and/or red eyes and a temperature exceeding 100.4 F (38 C), our staff reserves the right to refuse to board our transportation or to enter our facilities.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Thomas_A
Our experience was nothing short of wonderful! We got picked up directly from our resort as stated. Our guide was super nice, accommodating, and so funny! He provided really helpful info on what areas to check out in Xcaret with young children. Xcaret is massive! So much to see and do, and is so beautiful. The aviary is absolutely amazing! The jaguar and puma enclosures were beautiful and large! The only thing we didnt like was how small the dolphin enclosures are. We didnt participate in those. Overall the park is wonderful and a great time, especially for families with young kids like ours. We were there the whole day. We watched the night show and it was incredible! Highly recommend doing the underground river too, it was really fun!

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Life changing and affirming
Christopher_L, Feb 2024
Loved loved loved our day at xcaret. We did snuba and the stingray encounter. Snuba was the coolest thing we have ever done— we have to go get our scuba certification now. What an amazing day with wildlife above and below the water.
Best experience
eleanorpickering, Feb 2024
Amazing experience would really recommend. We paid for priority tickets and would recommend as you get a lunch buffet included. Only downside was transport on the way home for times. There’s a bus at 4pm or not until 9.30pm
I loved it.
Nancy_S, Feb 2024
I liked how it was reserved officially with xcaret, but the difference I was able to reserve it with viator months ago and I could cancel if I needed to the week of the tour. Xcaret bus picked us up and took is back.
Nice experience
Cheryl_C, Feb 2024
Our bus arrived when promised, very courteous. We were disappointed that it was difficult to find show times and very difficult to navigate the park. We had only a map on the app, paper maps were not available. We did float down the underground river, was very nice. The show in the evening was indeed spectacular! Getting back to our bus after was seamless and easy, again staff was very courteous.
Best tour ever!
Christina_H, Feb 2024
The show was the best and dinner was outstanding. This tour was one of my favorites. So much to do and see.
Meh, it’s overrated
Adriana_Z, Feb 2024
Its a nice theme park. Just not worth loosing a full day at our resort for it. Plus everything is an upsell and extremely pricy.
So much fun
Marcee_E, Jan 2024
The underground river was a blast. As a claustrophobic person it didn't bother me at all. There were openings at the top , lights and a rope
Such fun fun time!
Thomas_A, Jan 2024
Our experience was nothing short of wonderful! We got picked up directly from our resort as stated. Our guide was super nice, accommodating, and so funny! He provided really helpful info on what areas to check out in Xcaret with young children. Xcaret is massive! So much to see and do, and is so beautiful. The aviary is absolutely amazing! The jaguar and puma enclosures were beautiful and large! The only thing we didnt like was how small the dolphin enclosures are. We didnt participate in those. Overall the park is wonderful and a great time, especially for families with young kids like ours. We were there the whole day. We watched the night show and it was incredible! Highly recommend doing the underground river too, it was really fun!
Overrated with only objective of extracting dollars from you
Maulik_S, Jan 2024
It's a good park but massively overpriced with no clarity on the ticket types. We had taken child ticket for our 5yo, but were denied entry to kids zone as it's open only for 6+. This is not clear whilst booking the tickets. Similarly we were charged 3x for the photos whilst only 1x was required.
Beautiful park, long day.
Barbara_F, Dec 2023
The Viator experience was wonderful. Transportation to and from park was perfect and easy to navigate. The Viator guide on the bus provided all the information you need about Xcaret Park, what’s included with your ticket, what’s not, and what not to miss. The park was beautiful but the cave swim very crowded and underwhelming. We arrived at the park at 8:30 am and took the 1st bus back at 4:00 pm. We were exhausted. The included buffet lunch was a C at best. But it was food and we were hungry.
Crowded. Not clearly advertised. Over priced tourist experience.
Theodore_L, Dec 2023
Nice people at the park. Trip was expensive and seemed to promise good experiences. All rhe good experiences were extra. We went snorkling. Life jackets in the watet wete mandatory. Life jackets bobbing in rhe ocean looking into the water with facemasks was a waste of time.We left early thinking the night event would similarly lame.
So much fun!
Tiffany_B, Dec 2023
Such an awesome time! Really wish we would have had more time to explore the park. We didn't get to do everything we would have liked to. The dolphin encounter was amazing and the river swim was so beautiful 😍
Nice tour
Siwei_X, Dec 2023
Except waiting for too long for being picked up, everything else are good, underground river, the show
Not what i expected.
Kristy_H, Dec 2023
The cost online is literally just for lunch and the entrance fee to the park. Extra activities is additional costs once u get there which they did mot make that clear when I booked this for my husband and I. It’s a all day attraction but yet dinner is not included it’s also an additional cost. So we ended up spending over $1,000 dollars. Not something I would book again.
Nice Option
Amanda_A, Dec 2023
This is a nice way to visit Xcaret for those who are far from the park. It was a nice bus and the park is awesome!
Too touristy for me!
Dondra_E, Nov 2023
Didn’t realize we were going to Disney theme park with water! The Sea Trek was awesome and the Adrenaline boat ride was a blast, literally, a water blast! Very friendly and helpful people in the park. Great place for small kids but a little too touristy for my liking . I absolutely loved that the park uses the island to create the park vs creating a park inside the island, seemed more humane and sustainable.
A must visit when visiting Cancun
Alba_S, Nov 2023
We were very impressed with this park, so much to do and see is unreal, better than Disney land. A must visit whenever you visit the Cancun area.
Best place to be amazing experience
Eulogio_B, Nov 2023
I always recommend viator so organized i enjoyed my time in xcaret lots of activities to do beautiful place to explore
Must GO
Vahid_K, Nov 2023
Most go, and stay till the end the 2 hours show at the end is soooo beautiful. Don't forget the children place if you have kids under 10 specially. We also did snorkeling, swimming under water river...
Best Multi-theme Park in the World
Levi_C, Nov 2023
It is the best theme park I have ever been to. It is an archeological site, a cultural and historical site, a butterfly house, an aviary, a zoo, an aquarium, a beach play park, a botanical garden as well as having the totally unique underground river, a fantastic Mexican buffet and evening entertainment. I did have one issue. My phone died when it got wet on the underground river excursion. For an elderly, non-Spanish speaking person, I didn't understand what was going to happen. Somehow, I didn't realize I would be floating down the river. I thought I would be on a boat. I thought the life jackets were just for safety and the flippers were if I needed them at the beach. Maybe some mention that you will be in the water in your advertisements, or by your guides on the bus, or a notification at the entrance, would be helpful. Also, maybe a notification where you put your things in the bag for later pick up could state that phones may not be waterproof. You could also sell waterproof camera bags which could be profitable and save much grief from customers.
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