Cancun Excursions 2018: Ultimate Guide

People who have never traveled to Cancun think all there is to do is drink Coronas and stay at the beach. Cancun travelers know better. They know that there is a long list of Cancun excursions in 2018. The only problem is deciding which one works best for you. That’s why we built this Cancun excursions guide for 2018. RELATED: Wondering if you should visit Cancun this 2018? Read this article. Need a Cancun Travel Checklist to prepare? Read this article.

Here you will learn:

  • Top Activities (these are all the must-do Cancun excursions)
  • Pictures (see for yourself what you’re missing)
  • Prices (and booking options)
  • Location (get there with Google Map Directions)
  • Website (get more information & learn more)
  • User-Reviews (find out what your peers are saying)

Each Cancun excursion will be broken down into the following categories:

Adventure: Enjoy adrenaline-rushes? Then this is for you! Relaxing: Coming to Cancun to relax & unwind? Then you won’t want to miss these.         Water: Want to cool off from the hot sun & have the time of your life? Then enjoy these unique excursions. Historical: Does the ancient Mayan civilization fascinate you? You won’t believe what you’ll see in person Ready? Let’s dive in!

A.     Adventure Tours

1.      Ziplines

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Price:

$99 USD

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Google Map Directions Description Nobody does zip line adventures in Cancun like Selvatica. Here are all the different ways to enjoy a zip line:
  • Into a Cenote
  • Like Superman
  • With Glove Control
  • Hanging Upside
  • As a Human Roller-Coaster
If you want the top zip line experience, think Selvatica. Voted by TripAdvisor as the sites number 1 outdoor activity, the attraction has earned an array of different accolades. Don't take our word for it, go and see what all the fuss is about for yourself! Website User-Reviews

2.      Bungee Swing

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Price:

(Part of package) $155 USD

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Description Want a bungee experience? Then come to Selvatica and enjoy their Gimme-All Tour which includes the wild bungee swing. After you’re strapped to the harness… Walk up to the edge…and if you have the guts…JUMP!

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3.      ATVs

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Price:

(Part of the package) $199 USD

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Google Map Directions Description Ever felt like driving through a muddy jungle on a state-of-the-art ATV? Then you have to take an ATV excursion through the jungle of Cancun! Do yourself a favor though… Make sure to pick a Polaris ATV (not some rinky-dink glorified golf-cart).

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4.      Jungle Coaster

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(Part of package) $199 USD

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Google Map Directions Description What’s crazier than a roller-coaster? A jungle coaster! Ride above the jungle canopy upon this wild ride you won’t soon forget. TIP: Book the Gimme All Tour by Selvatica to ride the Jungle Coaster.

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B.     Relaxing Things to do

5.      Massage

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Price:

$45 USD

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Google Map Directions Description No matter who you are, or what you do, one thing is certain. You’re going to enjoy massage in Cancun. If there isn’t one in your hotel, try the one mentioned below for great service at competitive prices. Relax. Unwind. And let the stress of yesterday melt away.

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6.      Beach Club

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Price:

$40 USD

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Google Map Directions Description The ultimate relaxation activity in Cancun? Hands down, it’s the Beach Club experience. Why? It’s not what you’re accustomed to in American beaches. Here, you pay up front for access to a recliner or beach bed with a solar umbrella. However, that money becomes bar/restaurant credit, so you can spend EVERY SINGLE peso on beers, nachos, or whatever else you desire. Just sit back. Take in some rays on a comfortable recliner, and let the waiter bring you whatever you want bedside, at a super affordable price. Now THAT’s the life.

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C.     Water Excursions

7.      Cenotes

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Price:

(Approximately) $150+ MXN

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Check here for cenote locations Description Cenotes in Cancun & Riviera Maya come in all shapes and sizes. They’re the perfect way to cool off from the sun, while not getting sandy or salty. They’re also just simply gorgeous to look at. Want to know where the top cenotes in the Riviera Maya are? Check the website below.

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8.      Catamaran Party Boat

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Price:

$1,500+ MXN

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Google Map Directions Description An all-inclusive Cancun party catamaran to Isla Mujeres across the sparkling turquoise waters. How does that sound? You’ll enjoy:
  • Good Music
  • Unlimited beers & cocktails
  • Warm weather and sunshine
  • A quick trip to Isla Mujeres
  • Beach Club
Whether you know it or not… This excursion one of the reasons why you visited Cancun.

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9.      Jetboat Adventure

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Price:

$70+ USD

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Google Map Directions Description You’ve never experienced anything like a jetboat adventure before. It’s fast. It’s wild. It involves sudden twists, turns, and full spins. It truly is the roller-coaster of the sea. Try this unique water excursion if you have the chance.

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10. Ventura Park

Ventura Park

Price:

$25+ USD

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Google Map Directions Description Come and make a splash at Cancun's only major water park. Wet ’n Wild Water Park sports a number of entertaining water slides. Not only that, there's an ultramodern wave pool, a semi-submerged water playground, a lazy river, and more! You’ll enjoy:
  • Bubba Tub
  • Double Space Bowl
  • Kamikaze
  • Kids Park
  • Lazy River
  • Wave Pool
  • Twister
  • Wet Bubble
The perfect way to cool off in the heat. Website User-Reviews

12. Dolphinaris

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Price:

$74+ USD

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Google Map Directions Description Make magic moments happen at Dolphinaris Cancun. It's an experience that will leave a handprint on your heart forever. Get up close and personal with these magical creatures at you learn about the Dolphinariums research and dedication to this species. Once you've brushed up on your dolphin knowledge get ready to have a photo with a dolphin giving you a friendly kiss, or soar through the water with a thrilling dolphin push. There are a variety of different programs to choose from at Dolphinaris Cancun so it's good to read up on the attraction before you plan on visiting. If you have the time you can even learn to be a trainer for a day. Learning about dolphin behavior and physiology, enjoying three dolphin activities and even partaking in a 20-minute diving session. Time to tick this one from the bucket list? Website User-Reviews

D.     Historical Excursions

13.  Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins

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Price:

$1,200+ MXN

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Google Map Directions Description It’s one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Need we say more? This ancient Mayan ruin is an awe-inspiring sight. Its precision and enormity are still causing experts to debate its true origins. Get a guided tour by a local expert, have a quick swim in the enchanted Ik-Kil Cenote and witness an architectural marvel by visiting the Chichen Itza Ruins.

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14.  Tulum Mayan Ruins

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Price:

$1,300+ MXN

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Google Map Directions Description Ask anyone who has traveled through Cancun and the Riviera Maya: Where is the most beautiful Mayan Ruins? They will all say: The Tulum Ruins. Why? Because the Tulum Ruins are situated directly against the gorgeous Tulum beaches. With its elevated location, you not only get a chance to observe a great Mayan Ruin, but enjoy a selfie-worthy view of the turquoise Mexican Caribbean Sea.

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Website User-Reviews  15. Learn How The Ancient Maya Cultivated Chewing Gum (AKA Chicle) Chicle $135 USD

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Google Map Directions Description Have you ever thought about where chewing gum actually came from? Probably not. But its history is fascinating. Gum, also known locally here as "chicle" was born in the Yucatán Peninsula. Not only have the ancient Maya contributed their huge wisdom and vision to astronomy and architecture but also something within the reach of almost everyone, chewing gum! Known among the Maya as “sicté,” meaning “essential fluid,” it was once completely natural, with white color and without flavors or added sugar. It is still used today in Mexico for artisan and organic production. Men scale tall “chicozapote,” trees close to Sian Kaan and cut the bark to extract the white resin. The resin is sundried in blocks and is cut into sheets for the gum. On this tour, they add cinnamon or a sprig of mint for you to try for yourself. Website User-Reviews

E.  Family-Friendly Excursions

There's no doubt that some tours are more suited to families than others...

16. Captain Hook Dinner Cruise

Captain hook dinner cruise $70+ (dependant on dinner choice) USD

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Google Map Directions Description Get ready for an evening of an epic adventure for all the family! Hop aboard an 18th-century reproduction of a Spanish galleon ship and travel back in time as you learn about the pirates who once ruled this beautiful land. You and the family can enjoy a dinner cruise unlike any other, watch entertaining pirate antics, play swashbuckling games, engage in ship-to-ship battle, dine on steak, lobster, or chicken, and adults can even enjoy the luxury of an open bar. Win-win! The perfect evening activity with views of Nichupte Lagoon and the Mexican coastline. Website User-Reviews  
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