Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation

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Cancun, Mexico

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6 to 12 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile Ticket
Instant Confirmation

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Overview

Spend a day in paradise at Xcaret, an eco-archaeological park located in the Riviera Maya. Discover an underground maze of rivers where Mayans once prepared for ceremonial rites, frolic in a lagoon, and snorkel in clear Caribbean waters. Keep your eyes peeled for birds, butterflies and monkeys as you wander the lush forested grounds and visit archaeological sites. When the sun goes down, settle in for a spectacular show of lights, music and dance highlighting Mayan history and culture. Convenient pickup and drop-off from most Cancun hotels are included.

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Average 4.24 out of 5 stars based on 150 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

5 stars
88
4 stars
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3 stars
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Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
Kristincj70, Dec 2021 Verified
Xcaret is an amazing place with so much to see and do. The park is well maintained and there are a lot of employees to help guide you or answer questions. The Butterfly Pavilion, underground lazy river (more on this later), and the Dolphin experience (extra cost) were amazing and our favorites! We added the plus experience and had a special area to change, shower, use the restroom and lockers. We also had tte buffet included which was huge and had some amazingly delicious options. I am not a buffet person but it was very good.While we enjoyed the Lazy River, it is not really a lazy river but more of a “be prepared to swim against the current” river which you do for quite a bit of it. I am a strong swimmer and was tired at the end. I also chose not to wear flippers (optional) and neither did my family. We saw many people struggling even with flippers on and getting out of the river at the halfway point out of breath and looking fatigued. Just be prepared for some exertion.The only two negatives would be the fact that there are a lot of very cool experiences that are not included and should you want to include them they come at a significant cost after you already paid a lot for the package to get to and into the park. Also if you do buy an extra experience and have bought the general admission photo package, it does not cover photos taken during your experience. So after plunking down almost $600 + for a family of 4 for the Dolphin experience, they wanted another $360 for the photo package which they send all photos to you digitally. That is pretty steep after already paying $680 for the transportation, entry into the park, special changing, locker, bathroom area, and a buffet lunch with one drink.Overall, Xcaret is a must do while visiting Cancun. It is very well run, a beautiful place with so much to do and see. We have traveled to Cancun many times but this was our first trip to Xcaret and are happy we did it but do not think we would go again only because it was nearly a $1600 day and there us just so many places to see and things to do while visiting this beautiful part of Mexico. Oh and stay for the evening show. It is beautifully done and my entire family enjoyed it!
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
justthefacts41, Dec 2021 Verified
We came back to PDC and XCaret with teenagers 17 & 14 after having been here 12 years ago. They both really loved it. It was as wonderful as we remembered. Beautiful park, spotless, well staffed, excellent food. We really enjoyed the aviary, and turtle habitats this time as stand outs. Resting in the hammocks was fun as was the buffet on the peninsula. We purchased the Plus package. The extra activity we purchased outside of that was the dolphin swim. It's expensive but very well worth it. Wonderful experience with the dolphins and trainers. Areas of improvement- masks. We are outside. There is virtually no way to spread Covid. It would be great to recognize that at this point. More instruction: We would have liked to know which underground river gave which experience. Similarly, we were not told about the camera spots you can use with your wristband. We figured it out later but, missed some spots. There were a couple of other things we commented on that we could have used instruction for. IE: you really should use the fins in the underground rivers- send all of your belongings to the other end versus keeping in the locker. The picture package for dolphins was REALLY expensive. (Too) The park pictures package was far more reasonable. Make sure to bring a change of clothes. There is enough walking that ideally you'll have tennis shoes and flip flops available to you.It can get cold so a sweatshirt is not a bad idea. The night show should not be missed. We did dinner on our own at a different buffet and then attended. So beautiful at night. It was fun to see the patriotic Mexican tourists cheering for their state when featured. :) To experience all you can and you won't get to everything- 12 hours is what you should plan for. Think Disneyland time commitment. Overall, I still maintain that this is a MUST DO if in the area. First class. Great experience with little ones and teens alike.
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
Haihua_S, Dec 2021 Verified
Omg so much fun! It’s definitely a full day, so be well rested if you go. Plan accordingly, our guide was Samantha and she was great! Gave good recommendations and clear instructions. Also, make sure you’re around for the 7pm show. Xcaret was amazing!
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
YVRunner S, Dec 2021 Verified
This park is amazing and the ads don’t do it justice. There are so many areas to explore - cultural, ecological, adventure on and off land. I gave this review a 5/5. But it should really be a 4.5/5. I’ll explain below the few cons:Upon arrival, we pre-booked a few things. One of which was the dinner during the show. 2 adults and two children ages 5 and 3. Adults are full price, children 5 and older are half price and children under 5 are free! Great!! However once seated at dinner, our 3 year old wasn’t served any food or drinks. So free means your kid doesn’t eat which is absurd. We were served our food and he was just looking at us wondering why he was forgotten. So we had to pay extra so he can have food.Another small issue was the river entrance. There are so many at the beginning, with very little direction as to which one offers which experience. Once at the end of the river, we realized that other pathways went through bat caves. We would have like to know which one.Lastly, the children’s area was an adventure style obstacle course with two water slides. Adults have to watch from the sidelines coaching along the way. It would have been nice to join the kids.The staff everywhere are amazing the park is clean and well run. A beautiful gift shop. Delicious food. Very well organized and well laid out. We will go back again as with two small kids we weren’t able to see or enjoy all the things xcaret has to offer. It’s definitely a good idea to spend two days there if you can afford and have the time. It’s wonderful.And the show!!! Spectacular! Hint: Pay attention during the finale!
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
Catherine_K, Dec 2021 Verified
Our tour guide was fully bilingual and she was excellent in explaining all the park amenities, different ticket options, and was also very helpful in answering any outstanding questions. The trip to Xcaret was rather smooth, taking around 1.5h to get there from Cancún. In my opinion, the park entrance fee was a bit pricey, as all the main activities/extreme sports were charged additionally. The last show at 6pm, Pre-Hispanic Welcome, is a must-watch, as it showcases all the abundant and diverse cultural ethnicities of Mexico, including their respective music, dance, clothing, and ceremonies.
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
1111ZH, Nov 2021 Verified
Amazing park! From the facilities to the food & restaurants. Great helpful staff. Our favorite was all the cenotes, the night show, and the underground river. Even my little ones enjoyed themselves.
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
Topfuelwrench, Nov 2021 Verified
From the time we drove in with shuttle bus this place is amazing.. love the whole lay out and how beautiful it is .. the underground caves and lazy river is like no place I have ever been.. beach area is so relaxing.. love love love this place!!
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
John M, Oct 2021 Verified
I recommend bringing a waterproof case for your phones and water shoes. Pickup was on time, quick and easy with wristbands being issued at checkin. Our travel guild explained the park on the way there. Once there he brought us to a map, explained the park and provided tips of what order to do thing in based on park activity. We started by getting a locker and then off to the Mayan underground river. We placed items in a dry bag that we wanted on the other side of the park where you get out of the river (a work of caution is your carrying everything you put in the bag until you walk back across the park to the lockers *air dry and forget the towels*). Life jacket and fins and then off to the river (best experience in the park). Once done we headed to snorkeling, after getting the equipment we headed in the water - the only good fish to see were in the cove under the bridge. After snorkeling we walked through the different areas, we only went to the chocolate making and tasting show which was really interesting. We ate at the Mexican buffet near the entrance which was excellent. We picked up our locker belongings at about 6:00 and headed to the show that is by far worth seeing. Then off to the bus to return to the hotel.
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
485dennisv, Oct 2021 Verified
a wonderful park, we enjoyed every piece of this place, we were left with the desire to return, the final show of the night you cannot miss
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
GoPlaces400600, Sep 2021 Verified
a lot of positive emotions!! I highly recommend visiting this park. Mexico in miniature! I hope to get here again

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