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Holbox Island Boat & Buggy Tour
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Holbox Island Boat & Buggy Tour

Holbox Island offers 36km of pristine white beaches washed by emerald green seas. Board a private boat at Chiquila – piloted by a local fisherman – and be whisked off on a two-hour, small group tour. Enjoy the beauty and crystalline waters of such magical spots as Isla Pasion, Punta Coco and Punta Mosquito, before heading to a five-star eco resort for lunch followed by some time on sunloungers. Then it's into a golf buggy for some fun exploring the area around the eco-resort. Next up is a trip to Holbox's laidback main square for some free time.

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STEP Walking Tour Río Secreto Nature Reserve
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STEP Walking Tour Río Secreto Nature Reserve

The Rio Secreto – also known as the Secret River – stayed true to its name until 2007. Discovered only in the last decade, this incredible underground waterway is now one of Mexico's most pristine patches of nature. Experience a STEP walking tour that sees you bike and hike your way through this knockout natural beauty spot.After pick-up from your hotel, you'll journey deep into the jungle where adventure awaits. Alongside an expert guide, you'll set off along ancient Mayan trails that now make up the Rio Secreto Nature Reserve. Cycle along forest-fringed paths, find out about the exotic flora and fauna that thrives here, and learn the legend of the sacred La Ciaba tree.You'll venture on to meet a traditional Mayan healer who will perform a ritual with sahumerio – a typical incense made with local herbs. Then, wade through the pristine waters of the underground river, admiring stunning stalactites and stalagmites along the way. And at the end, there's a well-earned buffet lunch with drinks.

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Isla Mujeres Reef Snorkelling Tour
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Isla Mujeres Reef Snorkelling Tour

Isla Mujeres is just a short hop away from Cancun by boat and makes for a great day trip. On this experience, you'll enjoy snorkelling at the El Farito reef and free time to a visit to the town. There's also a typical Mexican buffet lunch to look forward to at a beach club. All snorkelling equipment is included, and you can choose from three open bar options.

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Xel-Há Tour Riviera Maya
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Xel-Há Tour Riviera Maya

Xel-Há is where nature lovers can immerse themselves in the very best that the Riviera Maya has to offer. Discover mystical caves set in the heart of the jungle, snorkel down the river, jump into the refreshing water beneath you and zipline across the river. You'll also be able to relax in unspoiled nature or walk along jungle paths to admire species of flora and fauna. It's a place of great beauty, where you can experience a different side to Mexico. And as one of our PLUS excursions, you'll enjoy TUI exclusive transfer, priority access and 50% off on photo packages and selected Dream activities.

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Xplor Tour with Rafting & Ziplining
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Xplor Tour with Rafting & Ziplining

If you're in search of a holiday experience that'll get your heart pounding, then a day at Xplor is just what you need. Ziplines, 4x4 jungle trails, underground pools, rafting through caves – and that's only the beginning. Bring out your inner Tarzan and enjoy an action-packed day in Cancun.Heading deep into the Riviera Maya jungle, you'll discover a land of adrenaline-pumping opportunities. Soar through the treetops on ziplines as high as 45 metres – the height of an 11-storey building – then back on solid ground you'll get behind the wheel of a 4x4 to rev your way through the rainforest.Your journey will also bring a few surprises along the way, with a chance to swim and raft in an ancient cenote – an underground cavernous pool – where you'll use your hands to propel you through the water as you admire stalactite spears that have formed on the roof. To bring your day to an end with a splash, you'll zoom through the sky in a hammock and land in the refreshing cenote water.

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Cancun Lagoon Sunset Cruise
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Cancun Lagoon Sunset Cruise

Turn up the romance with this evening cruise around Cancun lagoon. Climb aboard an authentic sailing ship for a night of dinner, drinks and live music served up with a side course of spectacular Caribbean sunset.Step on board in the late afternoon and your captain will steer a course around the lagoon's gentle waters.Sipping on wine from the all-inclusive bar as you watch a radiant Caribbean sunset, you'll be served dinner and drinks to a soundtrack of lapping waves and soft saxophone music – the atmosphere couldn't be more romantic. If you're looking to escape the crowds and share some quality time with your partner, you'll be in your element.

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Xenses - Ticket Only
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Xenses - Ticket Only

A feast for the senses awaits at Xenses Adventure Park. This ticket is your pass to the topsy-turvy world of Mexico's newest attraction. Up is down, right is left, and nothing is quite as it seems as you make your way around two circuits. By air, land and water, this perfect mix of thrills, illusions and relaxation will bring your senses to life.The fun begins the moment you approach Xenses Adventure Park – the whole place is an optical illusion. Inside, you'll have two circuits to complete. And an ever more mind-boggling array of activities will challenge your mind and body. You'll have a choice of more than 15 activities like the tree-top Bird Flight zip-line, a hike through caverns in the Labyrinth of Underground Arteries, and a float down a mud river.There's also an unusual town and unexpected twists and turns around every corner. It's fun for all the family. What's more, with cameras dotted around every attraction, you'll even have the chance to take home some of your most memorable moments with you.

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Río Secreto & Tulum
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Río Secreto & Tulum

Take in two of Mexico's top treasures in one tour. First up, you'll explore the Maya ruins of Tulum, their only city by the sea. Then, visit Rio Secreto, a natural wonder of the Yucatán. Journey along this underground river and wade through pristine waters beneath stalactites and stalagmites. Finally, top it all with a buffet lunch and a sample of local liqueur.

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Mexican Dinner at Punta Venado Beach Club
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Mexican Dinner at Punta Venado Beach Club

Cocktails, delicious cuisine, wines, tequilas and mezcals. The fun starts the moment you set foot inside the luxurious beach club at Punta Venado. You'll be treated to a welcome cocktail and get to take part in a wine aroma identification game. We rev it up a notch with cocktail mixology class. Next, come the first nibbles with Maya appetisers and a traditional caldo de piedra soup. All paired with wine. Your first main will be Spanish-themed and your second is influenced by Middle East and African cuisines. Both paired. And what better way to digest it all than a tequila and mescal tasting.

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Native Park Tulum Private Experience
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Native Park Tulum Private Experience

This private tour is an all-in-one jungle adventure right on your doorstep. ATV rides in the jungle, ziplines through the canopy, cenote swims in crystal clear water and Maya ceremonies – all in just one afternoon on this adrenaline-packed excursion from Tulum. Arrive at Emotions Native Park and after a quick safety briefing, you'll zoom along the jungle floor with an ATV ride. Then, walk the trails to a Mayan shrine to learn about the life of the early settlers, admire Maya ruins and participate in an ancient ceremony.Cenote Ixhel is a magnificent cave where you'll learn all about sinkholes, stalagmites and stalactites, before rappelling down into the waters of Nohoch Nah Chich. It's a snorkelling spot that's the entrance to the longest underground river in the world – the Sac-Actun system. Finally, you'll swoop through the treetops with ziplines, and kick back with some typical Maya snacks.

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Ek’ Balam Private Tour
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Ek’ Balam Private Tour

Visit the impressive ancient Maya ruins of Ek' Balam with added adventure thrown in for good measure. On a private tour exclusively for you and your party, you'll explore more than 40 structures and climb many of the monuments – an option available in very few Maya sites. There's also ziplines through the jungle, cenote swims, a Maya ceremony, and lunch, too.

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Xoximilco Cruise with Dinner Ticket
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Xoximilco Cruise with Dinner Ticket

You'll be caught up in the party spirit as soon as you step on board a colourful trajinera in Xoximilco. It brings to life an ancient Aztec tangle of canals on a night cruise. You'll encounter musicians in traditional costume playing mariachi, bolero and marimba music and you'll be able to tuck into a feast of traditional dishes – all washed down with tequila.

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Experiences in Riviera Maya / Playa del Carmen