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Mexico | Natural & Wildlife Treasures in Riviera Maya

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Mexico, Rivera Maya

Trip Duration

6 nights / 7 Days

With miles of lush rainforest brimming with wildlife, stunning white shorelines, coral reefs alive with marine life and remarkable natural caverns alongside ancient Mayan treasures and all-inclusive luxury, experience the eco-splendors of Mexico.

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Day 1: USA/Riviera Maya

Upon arrival in Cancun, meet your private transfer bound for the sustainably-certified Hotel Xcaret Mexico where you will stay for six nights in a swim-up oceanfront guestroom. A unique destination inspired by Mexican traditions, art and culture, live in nature's harmony for an authentic experience that redefines and refines the concept of an all-inclusive resort. Revel in spacious luxury with direct water access, in-room jetted tub, private balcony with a hammock, and the eco-integrated, ALL-FUN INCLUSIVE vacation experience. Discover a wealth of services, premium amenities, variety of dining and bar options, holistic Muluk Spa & Wellness, infinity swimming pools, kids and family clubs, plus remarkable onsite activities and landscapes featuring flowing rivers, natural coves, secluded inlets, caves and forests. In addition, as a leader on sustainable tourism recreation, Xcaret's guests receive unlimited access and complimentary transportation to all eco-archaeological adventure parks including Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xavage, Xenses, Xoximilco, and Xenotes and Xichen Tours.

Day 2: Riviera Maya

For an unforgettable day on the open sea, take part in the illuminating Swim With Whale Sharks excursion. Enjoy a light breakfast at the marina before departing to the plankton-rich waters off the Gulf of Mexico. Then, seize the incredible opportunity to swim alongside gentle whale sharks, the world's largest fish, snorkeling with them in their natural environment with a professional guide. After your exciting encounters, relax with a light lunch onboard as you sail back for your transfer to the hotel.

Day 3: Riviera Maya

For a complete day of excitement and discovery, experience the natural wealth, living culture and ecosystems of Xcaret's resort, eco-archaeological parks and excursions. Revel in underground rivers, immersive aviary, and a one-of-a-kind coral reef aquarium at Xcaret Park. Learn about conservation programs for macaws, marine turtles and pink snails as you make your way through the trails of the jungle at Xel-Ha; soar the zip-lines at Xavange; or drive amphibious vehicles and explore underground rivers through stalactite caves at Xplor. For a little culture mixed with adventure, celebrate Mexican folklore on a traditional gondola along jungle canals at Xoximilco; swim, rappel or kayak sacred waters on Xenotes Enigmatic Waters Tour or uncover Mayan secrets on the Xel-Ha Coba, Tulum or Xichen Deluxe Experiences. The opportunities are endless.

Days 4 - 5: Riviera Maya

For a wonderful and relaxing outdoor adventure, jump in the saddle and gallop through the jungles, extensive mangroves, forested trails and runs along beautiful Maroma Beach on a guided Horseback Ride. Feel the wind sweep through your hair as you ride and behold the extraordinary flora and fauna of this remarkable region. Then, unwind in the unique caverns of Muluk Spa for a holistic temazcal experience promoting complete renovation and awakening of the senses and health, followed by a culinary journey reflecting centuries of rich flavors combined with ancient traditions from authentic Mexican gastronomy and exotic Asian fare to fresh seafood and international offerings.
The next day, immerse in the countless inclusive eco-activities, parks, tours and recreation Hotel Xcaret Mexico has to offer. Stroll the resort's jungle trails, keeping an eye out for flamingos, iguanas, and tropical fish. Kayak or paddleboard in a lazy river or simply relax under the Mayan sun for another day of infinite possibilities.

Days 6 - 7: Riviera Maya/USA

Perfect for beginners and professional anglers alike, create your own fish story as you cruise the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea on a Shared Charter Fishing expedition. Troll a variety of species including Marlin, Wahoo, Barracuda and Mahi Mahi while enjoying a journey along beautiful shorelines, reefs and ruins before your return to the hotel.
In the morning, say hasta luego (until next time) to this memorable eco-wonderland as you enjoy a private transfer to the airport for departure of your homebound flight and begin planning your next nature-inspired vacation.

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