What is Xcaret Expeditions?

Discover the legacy of the Maya world

Xcaret Expeditions was born from the desire to share the legacy of one of the most complex civilizations in Mesoamerica: the Mayas. Inspire your sense of adventure in the Pre-Hispanic vestiges of Chichén Itzá, Tulum and Cobá, with amenities that will allow you to have an unforgettable experience. Travel comfortably, with the help of certified guides. Choose between seven different tours that will make you discover the culture, beliefs, and traditions of its people.

Chichén Itzá

The Maya city recognized as a world heritage site and as a result, listed among the Seven New Wonders of the World.

Most representative elements: Pyramid of Kukulcán (ancestral calendar), ball game, sacred cenote.

You cannot miss: the descent of the Plumed Serpent in the pyramid of Kukulcán, during the equinox, a spectacle of light and shadows.

The Pyramid of Kukulcán has the Mayan solar calendar engraved.

Live Chichén Itzá with Xcaret Expeditions 

Luxury amenities: breakfast on board the bus, drinks, an umbrella for touring the area, radio guide with headphones, certified bilingual guide, in addition to roundtrip transportation from Cancun or Riviera Maya.

Special visits: moreover, buffet meal with Yucatecan specialties and unlimited drinks at the iconic La Casona restaurant in Valladolid.

Visit and admire the Maya cenote Zací in Valladolid, a place full of symbolism and ancient mysticism (without swimming activity).

Is it a good idea to buy crafts during your vacations?

Amenities: certified bilingual guide, water bottle, roundtrip transportation.

Special visits:  45 mins of swimming at the Sacred Blue Cenote Ik Kil (use of lockers and life jackets with extra cost). Buffet meal at the Ik Kil restaurant (drinks not included).

  • “Xcaret-Xichén Clásico” 

Where culture and natural landscapes meet! The combination of two jewels of the Riviera Maya that guarantee intense emotions and connection with Mexican roots. Meet Xcaret in the basic plan and have an extraordinary day exploring Chichén Itzá.

Underground rivers, sea and culture in one place.


From the Maya “wall” or “fortification”, it was initially named “Zama”, which means dawn. Tulum was a singular city from the very beginning. Firstly, it is the only walled structure built on the shore of the Caribbean Sea. Secondly, it represented a key point for Maya commercial activity. Thirdly, Tulum was the first Maya city discovered by the conquerors.

Most representative elements: the pyramid “El Castillo”, the ancient frescoes and it is built on a rock in front of the second-largest coral reef in the world and the wall (which surrounds the huge city).

You cannot miss: El Castillo” (the tallest structure in Tulum), “The Temple of the Descending God” and the “Temple of the Initial Series” (where the earliest stele of Tulum is found).

Admire Tulum with Xcaret Expeditions

Amenities in Tulum: certified bilingual guide, a bottle of water, box lunch on board, roundtrip transportation from Cancun or Riviera Maya. In addition, train in and out in the archaeological zone (subject to availability).

Followed by the enigmatic walled city tour, excite your senses with Xenses. Enjoy more than 50 attractions and fantastic scenarios that will be a sensory challenge, never before seen! For instance, visit the iconic Xensatorium, where you will be guided by sounds and sensations.

Discover fun perspectives in Xenses.

“Tulum- Xel-Há Tour” 

The all-inclusive scheme of the Hidden Wonder Xel-Há, “Where the water is born”, plus a tour of the picturesque archaeological zone of Tulum. Certainly, a great option for those who are eager for fun and movement.

Admire the landscape from the top of the lighthouse or descend through its waterslides.


It means “punched water”, and among the Maya cities, Cobá stands out for having been a self-sufficient water supply settlement; as it is surrounded by five lagoons and cenotes.

Most representative elements: Stela Uno (which marks the end of an era on December 21, 2012). Sac-bé, “White path” (the longest one connects with Chichén Itzá).

You cannot miss: the imposing pyramid of “Nohoch Mul“, the highest in Riviera Maya (137 ft tall). The most incredible thing is that you can ascend to the top! In other words, a great picture spot.

Discover Cobá with Xcaret Expeditions

Amenities: box lunch on the way to Cobá and light snacks on the way to Tulum, certified bilingual guide, roundtrip transportation from Cancun or Riviera Maya, bicycles and bicytaxis to use at the archeological site of Cobá;  also, train in and out in the archaeological zone Tulum, refreshments and bottled water on board of the bus.

Special visits: one-hour buffet lunch at Xel-Há park at the end of the tours.

Two in one!

The most complete tour to get to know the Maya people in-depth and the incredible restoration work in these archeological zones. Breathe the culture of the peninsula with incredible peninsular landscapes, on the same day.

Amenities: certified bilingual guide, a bottle of water, breakfast on board, round transportation from Cancun or Riviera Maya, bike or bicytaxi in Cobá.

There’s nothing more refreshing than swimming in a clear river after a long hike through the secrets of Cobá. Snorkel and delight yourselves with the all-inclusive Xel-Há package and return home with a beautiful craft from the site.

All tours have leisure time in addition to the guided tour. This means, accurate and complete information and also, the opportunity to venture into the surroundings!

With Xcaret Expeditions, you will return home with a completely different appreciation of the Maya culture. In other words, mesmerized by this new world. Let our guides surprise you with their experience. Likewise, learn about the history of a civilization that marked the course of modern sciences through the archeological site. Above all, get to know the story that we proudly tell by offering an impeccable and complete service.

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