Cancun Excursions 2018: Your Ultimate Guide to The Best!

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.

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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

Family-Friedly Excursions: Tours and experiences specifically designed for children and families to enjoy!

Nightlife: Ready to party? Cancun certainly won’t disappoint.

Golf: Golf lovers, rejoice! Mexico is home to some of the best golf courses outsides of the USA and Canada.

Ready? Let’s dive in!


A.     Adventure Tours

1.      Ziplines

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Price:

$99 USD

Location:

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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!

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2.      Bungee Swing

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Price:

(Part of package)

$155 USD

Location:

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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

Location:

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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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Price:

(Part of package)

$199 USD

Location:

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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

Location:

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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

Location:

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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

Location:

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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

Location:

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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

Location:

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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

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Price:

$25+ USD

Location:

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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.

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12. Dolphinaris

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Price:

$74+ USD

Location:

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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?

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D.     Historical Excursions

13.  Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins

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Price:

$1,200+ MXN

Location:

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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

Location:

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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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 15. Learn How The Ancient Maya Cultivated Chewing Gum (AKA Chicle)

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$135 USD

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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.

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E.  Family-Friendly Excursions

There’s no doubt that some tours are more suited to families than others…

16. Captain Hook Dinner Cruise

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$70+ (dependant on dinner choice) USD

Location:

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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.

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17. Atlantis Submarine

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$95 ADULTS USD

$58 CHILD USD

Location:

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Description

Are you ready to discover the only tourist submersible in Mexico?

When visiting Cancun why not extend your exploration and visit the stunning islands scattered just a stone’s throw from the Caribbean coastlines.

Close to Cancun, you have the islands of Isla Mujeres and Cozumel!

Cozumel is particularly celebrated for its vibrant reefs and wonderful diving opportunities. However, when you have children (especially young children) you probably consider these kinds of excursions off limits.

Perhaps because your children are too young to dive or they are not too confident in the water.

On the Atlantis Submarine, you can discover what lies beneath without even getting wet!

The quest begins as you journey towards the celebrated Chankanab Reef aboard your comfortable vessel named Ana, which carries Explorers to the Submarine Atlantis XII.

Once aboard you and your family will take a remarkable ride to the astonishing scene at the famous Cozumel Wall, an 1800 feet drop off that is located on the far edges of the Island.

Guided by your professional driver you will explore an incredible dive wreck called Felipe Xicotencatl, a 154-foot ship that sank in 2000 for the purpose of enhancing marine life in Cozumel coral reefs.

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F. Nightlife

18. Coco Bongo Cancun

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$55 USD + Depending on your choice of ticket.

Location:

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Description

Experience the show everyone RAVES about!

Cancun has long been celebrated for its epic nightlife. Let’s be honest that is why Cancun has become synonymous with spring break.

If you want the ultimate nightlife experience our advice would be to head to Coco Bongo.

It’s more than just your average nightclub, it is a Las Vegas-style show in a disco-like environment.

Expect to see giant screens, impressive audio and visual effects plus the latest music as well as favorites from the 60’s, 70’s and more.

There’s something for everyone.

It’s likely that you will Coco Bongo covered in confetti. Please note, that roundtrip transportation is not included and you will have to make your own way to and fro the venue.

You will see flying acrobats, congo dancers, Beetlejuice, Spiderman and acts including music from The Beatles, Beyonce, Madonna, Guns N Roses, Phantom of the Opera and more.

You have to see it to believe it.

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G. Golf

Golfers rejoice! This region is home to some of the best golf courses outside of Canada and the USA.

19. Moon Palace Golf Course

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$255 pp + depending on the time of day you book.

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Home to one of the only two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses in the region, the Moon Palace Golf Course boasts 3 spectacular par 36, 9-hole courses.

Moon Palace Golf Course is a 7,165-yard, 72-par golf course.

Players are invited to take on the challenge of 27 holes on the following courses: Dunes & Jungle, Jungle & Lakes, and Lakes & Dunes.

Built in compliance with the USGA and PGA regulations, the Moon Palace golf course is lined with verdant jungle vegetation and natural wetlands.

Some of the course highlights include Mayan Palace’s sixth hole, a par 4, 336-yard hole with a carryover; the signature hole (17), a 151-yard, par 3; and hole 18, a 446-yard par 4.

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15 HONEST TripAdvisor (Selvatica) Reviews – The Good & Bad

Save time! You don’t have to scrawl the depths of TripAdvisor (Selvatica) reviews to get your questions answered with honest feedback from visitors.

Who has time for that?

To make thing easier for you I rounded up 10 of the best, most honest, and informative reviews from the past few months that cover everything from conquering fears, expensive lockers, and enthusiastic staff.

Overview of TripAdvisor Selvatica Reviews

TripAdvisor is my go-to when it comes to making smart decisions about my travel plans…

And it seems the people have spoken! Selvatica was voted Trip Advisor’s #1 Outdoor Activity (and has held on to that title for many years).

TripAdvisor (Selvatica)In this article, we’ll discover how   has managed to keep a tight grip on it’s reigning superior title and why it has earnt other accolades such as one of “the top 5 adventures in the entire world” and “Best Adventure Park in Mexico & Latin America” award.

Out of over 6000 reviews, you can see that under 3% of them had something negative to say.

This is pretty much unheard of on TripAdvisor so it’s already a huge indicator that Selvatica is doing more expected to please the masses. However, in the interest of fairness, we’ve included some of the negative or 1-star reviews to touch all bases and bring you a dynamic and fair review round-up.

Selvatica Tour Options

At Selvatica there are 4 different tour options. 

  1. The Selvatica Gimme All  – this is the longest program.  It gives you a mix of activities so you can experience a bit of everything in a full day.

It includes:

  • Round Trip Transportation
  • Offroad or ATV Driving
  • 10 Zipline circuit
  • Aerial Bridges
  • Bungee
  • Tarzania (roller coaster zip-line)
  • SuperFlight (monster zip-lines)
  • Swim in a Cenote
  • New attraction JUNGLE COASTER
  • Light Lunch and Water
  • It lasts between 7 to 8 hours approx

Important Information:

To drive must be older than 16 years old and present a valid ID. *

The requirements for the use of zip lines and Aerial bridges maximum waist size is 47 “or 120 cm.

The weight limit for Tarzania is 245 pounds or 110 kg.

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2. The Extreme Canopy 

It includes:

  • Door to door Shuttle
  • 10 Zipline Circuit
  • Swim in a Cenote
  • Light Lunch and Water
  • It lasts between 3 to 4 hours approx

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3. Offroad Polaris –   a challenge full of adrenaline and power!

  • Door to Door Shuttle
  • 10 Zipline circuit
  • 7 Aerial Bridges (skywalk)
  • Polaris RZR (jungle circuit)
  • Swim in a cenote
  • Light Lunch and Water.
  • It lasts between 3 to 4 hours approx
  • To drive you must be 16+ and show a valid ID.

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Pricing depends on the date you book and how many people you book for.

You can speak to someone from the live chat on their website who will give you an instant answer.

Location of Selvatica

Selvatica is conveniently located halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. 


A lot closer than other attractions such as Xplor, or Xcaret.

15 HONEST TripAdvisor (Selvatica) Reviews – The Good & Bad

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These unbias, and unedited reviews will hopefully answer all of your queries, and help you to decide whether Selvatica is the right tour for you.

 1.Conquering Fears + Enthusiastic Guides

We all like to push our limits from time to time! A lot of joy can come from just surprising ourselves, and getting outside of our own heads.

When you sign-up to something as adrenaline pumping as Selvatica it’s absolutely essential you have the right guides on hand to encourage you, reassure you, and explain everything to you in a fun, entertaining, and easy way.
(Want to zipline but have a fear of heights? Check out this 5 step guide.)

Selvatica has earnt its accolades for its attentive staff, and dedication to making sure safety is their utmost priority.

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I pushed myself to sign up for something I would normally not do and I loved it! We were on a company trip to Cancún but I wanted to do something fun with my husband. We signed up for the zip line, Polaris, cenote adventure and each activity was more exhilarating than the last. Though the activities are set in the jungle, the staff and equipment are extremely safe and all instructions are thoroughly explained without being boring. I was extremely impressed with our guide, Andrew as well as all of the staff who sent us off and received us during the zip line portion- I knew I was in perfectly capable hands and they did such a great job guiding us I was able to truly enjoy the incredible views. My husband was like a little kid driving the Polaris, it was excellent terrain- hilly and muddy. Then we cleaned off the mud and cooled off in the gorgeous cenote. Lunch afterward was great and the picture package sold to us was actually a great value. This experience was the highlight of our trip!

2. Personalized Service + No Waiting Around

When you pay good money to experience something fun on vacation, one of my pet peeves is dis-organization and waiting around.

On TripAdvisor, you will often find that Selvatica is hailed for offering an extremely personalized service that runs like clockwork. 

As part of a tribe, the tour feels intimate and sincere, with each member encouraging one another.

The staff makes it a point to remember each and everyone’s name, and the trip is organized so perfectly that there is no waiting around to get on to any of the attractions, whether it’s zip-lines, ATVs, or a swim in the cenote.

Personalized Service

If you’re looking for a place full of fun activities while in cancun STOP right here because Selvatica should be your one and only choice. There’s tons of different activities to choose from and the employees are super friendly, courteous, and are ready to make sure you have an amazing time.We booked with our hotel through BD travel and were bunched with another group from other hotels in the surrounding area. (which was fine, everyone was warm and friendly) It was a intimate expedition with no more than 10 people and every single staff member made it a point to remember our names. Andre was our guide through out it all and he was phenomenal! My boyfriend and I choose the Zip lining, ATV, and cenotes swimming package. The package included transportation to and from your hotel to the location and to my surprise lunch (which we did not expect to be so delicious). There’s a 400 step walk up to the zip lining course which gives you amazing views of the jungle and gets your heart racing before you take the leap. *There’s a link in my bio with footage of our experience if you want to take a look*. Andre and his team members made it a point to give us all the best experience. If you’re looking for a fun half day adventure then look no further. Make sure to bring a neck holder/water proof case for your phone if you want to get personal footage, if you don’t have one or forget it in your hotel they have some for sell in the gift shop. (which came in handy because we forgot our’s at home). They also take professional footage that you can buy as a package filled with video and hundreds of photos for a very reasonable price. We’re so glad we went! Thank you Andre, the Selvatica team and BD travel for making this an amazing addition to our trip.

3. Great Business Trip Excursion Idea

Coming to Cancun or Playa del Carmen is the perfect location for any business trip. It’s complete paradise and just a short few hours on a plane from most places in the U.S.

Selvatica is perfect for teams wanting to build trust within their company, to help people explore out of their comfort zone, or to simply just have some fun!

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We signed up for the Selvatica extreme canopy excursion through our hotel while staying in Cancun for business. The sign up process was very easy and the transportation was comfortable and the driver was friendly. We wound up ultimately being part of a group of about 30 people of all ages from about 6 to 70 years old.

My wife and I had a blast. Our guide, Andrew, was funny and helpful, and we felt very comfortable during the activities. I was amazed at how accommodating the staff was , helping all of the youngest visitors complete the challenges. I would do this again in a heartbeat!!! My only regret is that I didn’t sign up for the full day ATV excursion!!!!

4. Good Value For Money

Let’s be honest, vacations are super expensive!  Flights, hotels, and by the time you get to tours your bank account has taken quite a hit.

Often tours are the highlight of the trip so it’s important you choose the right one.

A common theme throughout TripAdvisor reviews is that the Selvatica Tour is great value for money given everything that is included.

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Very thrifty when I spend money. I like to get the value of my hard work and rarely do I spend money on adventure spending for the fact I normally leave disappointed. This was our first trip to Mexico and I was very worried about booking an adventure online and getting ripped off. Not the Case here in anyway. There is a reason this company gets such high reviews. They work hard, but make it look easy to ensure you have a great time. I needed this vacation Thank You for making it memorable.

5. Gimmie All + Different Packages

Selvatica has a range of different options to suit different people. As I detailed earlier there are four different programs to choose from.

At Selvatica you are part of a small tribe and the day will run like clockwork. Everything is organized seamlessly from start to finish, so you won’t be waiting around or left wondering what is coming next.

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We really enjoyed our day at Selvatica. We did the “Gimme All” package and really enjoyed the variety of experiences. The staff was hilarious but also really professional when it came to the nuts & bolts of all the different activities. I was especially impressed with the efficiency and organization throughout the program. The logistical challenges of moving large groups of diverse participants through a high number of activities quickly and safely are myriad, but the hardworking guides made it all happen seamlessly. My family of four enjoyed every activity and we’d definitely recommend the experience to anyone traveling to this area. Thanks, jungle citizens!

6. Eco-Conscious / Seed of Life Program

One thing I really love about Selvatica is the attractions eco-consciousness.

Selvatica has a social commitment program called “Seed of Life”. It’s simple they put a tree seed in an expired Selvatica helmet. Then they plant that helmet into the ground and let nature take care of the rest.

What started out as a simple project has ballooned into a major movement. Today, Selvatica’s “seed of life” tree-planting program has planted over 300,000 oxygen-releasing trees! That has shrunk the carbon footprint by an eye-popping 7.8 million tons!

Eco conscious

This is a combination tour that features a fantastic zip line (I believe there were 8 platforms and the longest run had to be over a quarter mile). But, it’s an opportunity to swim, or zipline dive, into a cenote, which is an experience many tourists never get. We didn’t do the ATV part of the tour due to time, but the people that did it thought it, too, was exciting. All this is followed by a traditional lunch much like the typical campesino in Mexicco has for special occasions.
Let me close by translating Selva tica for you: it’s really two words as you can see. Selva is ‘jungle’, tica is a tricky word that best translates as ‘ethics’. In other words, Selvatica is dedicated to being ethical, i.e. caring, in our use of the precious resource of rainforest jungles….how about that, take a picture!

7. Breathtaking Scenery + Highlight of The Trip

Sometimes when you head to places like Cancun it’s easier to become mesmerized by the impressive buildings that dominate the coastline.

However, the region is encapsulated by lush Mayan tropical jungles that house many fascinating secrets just waiting to be uncovered.

Soak up unique and incredible views at Selvatica.

Review

Thank you to the wonderful team at Selvatica for giving me the HIGHLIGHT of my Mexican holiday! Breathtaking scenery, phenomenal staff and an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. I have already told my family, friends and work colleagues about my experience with you, so expect to see a lot more Aussies zipping through the trees! Thanks again team – I CAN’T RECOMMEND THIS HIGHLY ENOUGH!

Areas for Improvement

As I detailed earlier Selvatica’s reviews are largely raving, however, in the interest of fairness I’ve included a few reviews that mention areas for improvement that were added over the past few months just so that you can go prepared and avoid any unexpected surprises.

8. Souvenir Pricing

Pricing of souvenirs was something that disgruntled one customer as they were unaware of how pricey memoirs of their adventure would be.

It’s good to know things like this before you go so you can either take your own camera (GoPro) or so customers can go prepared with extra cash to avoid any unexpected surprises.

I recently learned that the pictures are often so expensive because the photographers who work for attractions similar to Selvatica don’t get paid a regular salary and therefore have to make their money solely on the content they produce.

All of the tourist attractions in the region are exactly the same, and in the big scheme of things, it’s a small price to pay for memories that will last a lifetime.

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I booked the ATV tour directly on the Selvatica Website. It cost $89 with their advanced booking discount. The tour is a half day and includes transportation and a little lunch afterwards. Our transport driver was very nice and made us feel comfortable. He was even a little early for our resort pickup! The zip lining was outstanding. I was extremely impressed by the staff experience and the safety techniques used. There are 10 zip lines and are super fun. The ATVs were fun. The cenote was not that great. We have swam in better (Chaak tun) but it was nice that it was included I guess. We did the glide that dropped into the water which was neat. We brought water shoes for the whole tour which worked great. The reason I did not rate this a 5: locker rental of $12 was too expensive. We were offered a digital photos disk of the excursion for $79. This pricing is ridiculous. All I wanted was to purchase 1 photo and they wouldn’t do it. That part was extremely disappointing. I did attach a wristlet to my phone to get some pictures — so happy I did.

9. Locker Rental

It’s good to know before you visit that the lockers do cost extra so you can go prepared and take some extra cash!

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Very good zip lining. The cenote was awesome too. However the only nagitive thing about this experience is that I find the lockers are over priced. They charge 12 USD for one locker. You have to buy a locker if you zip line because your not allowed to carry anything or have anything in your pockets. I feel like they should offer a free storage option during the zip lining event. Other zip lining companies do thing. Like the one my brother was on in Hawaii.

10. Understanding the Braking System

If your scared of heights to begin with taking in the safety information can be a little terrifying.

It’s important to know what you are getting yourself in for before you agree to anything.

Make sure you ask questions if you don’t understand something, and see if they will let you try out using the braking system before giving it a go for real.

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Thank goodness they must be used to people freaking out over the heights of zip lining. The group we were with we really excited to go so I was along too. I did one zip on my own and I immediately broke down , it was NOT for me!! I wasn’t understanding the whole “stop” motion to break. Anyway, the workers were absolutely awesome and realized I was either taking a ladder down or they were tandem zipping with me. They walked me to the front and I tandem zip lined the rest of the way back. After that we went to a cenote to swim, it was chilly but everyone had a great time. We then went back for lunch and headed home. overall I’m glad I tried it but I will never again!! I think it would’ve help if instead of showing everyone in the beginning how to break, they have everyone try it. I think I would have had more questions at that point.

 11. Not For The Faint-Hearted

Travelers should be warned that this adventure tour is NOT for the faint-hearted. Sometime when you’re browsing different ideas to do in the area, it’s hard to gauge a good grasp of what the day will entail.

If the thought of heights terrifies you, then Selvatica is probably not a good idea.

However, if you are feeling brave it is the perfect opportunity to conquer your fears.

Trip Advisor Reviews Selvatica

This park is fantastic! Could not fault anything about the park or the staff. We visited today and no over crowding- small groups. Be warned tho if you are nervous of heights and speed then you will need to think about this. We saw 3 people becoming nervous but the staff handled this wonderfully, enough encouragement but not forcing the issue. Having said this we are a middle aged couple and did everything. The atv experience was fantastic as was the swimming. Worth every penny and the staff are simply amazing. Full of enthusiasm but always always keeping you safe !

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