Few people, having reached distant Mexico, limit their vacation in this country exclusively to beach activities. Many people want to learn more about the history and culture of the region, appreciate the diversity and beauty of the local nature, and explore the rich underwater world. The number of interesting and unusual excursions in Mexico is off the charts and it can be difficult to choose the most worthy ones.
We have prepared a small overview of the most striking, in our opinion, excursions, for which you should definitely allocate time during your vacation in Mexico.
Ruins of ancient Mayan cities on the Yucatan Peninsula
The most popular excursion in Mexico among those who choose resorts for recreation the Yucatan Peninsula, is a visit to the archaeological sites of Chichen Itza and Coba, as well as the important Mayan shopping center of Tulum. During the trip, tourists will be able to see with their own eyes the ruins of ancient buildings of the Mayan culture, appreciate the beauty and grandeur of the preserved bas-reliefs and frescoes, learn a lot of interesting things about the Mayan civilization. Such a tour in Mexico also usually includes a visit to the Ik-Kil cenote, where you can swim in the refreshing water and replenish your strength. The average duration of such an excursion is about 12 hours, its cost is $ 130.
Rio Lagartos Nature Reserve and Pink Lakes
During this excursion, tourists will be able to sail on a motorboat through the mangrove jungles of the Rio Lagartos nature reserve, see with their own eyes the majestic, graceful flamingos, visit the island of white clay, which is called the natural “spa” of the Mayan Indians and make a healing face mask, visit a zoo with exotic animals and a crocodile farm, see unique pink lakes, swim in the clear waters of a cenote and, of course, take many vivid photos. This tour also often includes visits to the ancient Mayan city of Ek Balam, the pirate’s castle and the colonial city of Valladolid. A long such excursion in Mexico is about 12 hours, the cost is about $ 120.
Another interesting excursion that is popular with those who come to rest in Mexico is the boat trip to the islands located near Cancun. It involves visiting the island of Contoy, whose territory is a specially protected national park, as well as the island of Isla Mujeres or the Island of Women with beautiful beaches, an old town and rich nature. As part of the excursion, everyone will also be able to snorkel off the coast or near the Ixlache reef, which usually makes a stop. This boat trip, as a rule, lasts for 7-8 hours, its cost is 130-140 dollars (the price includes transfer and lunch on one of the islands).
Extreme Park Explore
Xplor Adventure Theme Park, located near Cancun, can be visited as part of an organized tour or on your own. It is set in the middle of the jungle, which they tried to keep in their original form. In the park, you can go rafting or just swim on an underground river, explore caves, fly over an abyss in a hanging hammock, go down on a zipline, bungee jumping, walk a suspension bridge and much more. Explore Park covers an area of 59 hectares, and it is worth taking a whole day to visit it. Tourists come to this theme park from all resorts in Mexico, so it is always crowded and there can be queues. The cost of the excursion is $ 145, the price includes transfer from the hotel in Cancun or the Riviera Maya, all entrance tickets and lunch.
Cancun Underwater Museum
One of the most interesting excursions in Mexico is a visit to the unique underwater museum located near the island of Isla Mujeres. This underwater installation, made up of over 400 sculptures, was created in 2013. The figures are located at a depth of 2 to 10 meters, some of them can be viewed simply by snorkelling, others need to dive with special equipment. The Museum of Underwater Figures is the only place in Mexico where you can scuba dive without a special certificate (of course, before going out into the open sea, instructions and test dives in the pool are held). This excursion is designed for 4 hours, its cost is about $ 140 per person. Transfer from the hotel is charged separately.
Mexico City and Teotihuacan Tour
During a vacation in Mexico it will be very interesting to visit the capital of the country and see one of its main attractions – the ghost town of Teotihuacan. But such a trip can only be made by plane (by land transport from the Yucatan Peninsula to Mexico City it takes almost a day), so it is not cheap. Depending on the wishes and capabilities of the customer, both the content and the duration of such an excursion can be very different. If desired, tourists can fly to Mexico City on their own, without ordering a special tour.
If you decide to buy a tour to Mexico from Kiev, we definitely recommend that you think over the excursion program in advance. Our managers will help you choose excursions and organize an interesting, eventful trip that you will definitely remember for a long time!