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Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip + Night Show + Transportation
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icon6 to 12 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

Escape for the day to Xcaret, Mexico's ecological and archeology park located in Riviera Maya. On this full-day trip from Cancun to Xcaret, swim in a lagoon, snorkel in the clear aqua waters of the Caribbean, and discover a network of subterranean rivers. Watch for monkeys, birdlife, and butterflies as you stroll through the jungle at Xcaret and take tours of the ancient Mayan archaeological sites. After the sun sets, enjoy folkloric entertainment that highlights the ancient Mayan culture around Cancun, Mexico. This Xcaret outing includes pickup and drop-off at most hotels in Cancun.
  • Day trip to Xcaret, an eco-archaeological park located along the Riviera Maya
  • Engage in a variety of water activities, including swimming, snorkeling, and exploring underground river channels
  • Watch a mesmerizing night show of Mayan and Mexican music, lights, and dance
  • Round-trip transport from most Cancun hotels included
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Use of lounge chairs, hammocks and rest areas
Life jackets and inner tubes
Water activities in the underground river
Hotel pickup and drop-off
One buffet lunch with fruit-flavored drinks, coffee and one beer (if Xcaret Plus option is selected)
Use of Plus Area facility (if Xcaret Plus option is selected)
Use of snorkeling equipment
Access to beaches, bays and natural pools
More than 40 activities included and +300 actors in scene
Priority Access: You can have your admission bracelets on the bus on your way to the park.
Gratuities
Optional activities (you can buy them directly in the park)
Food and drinks (if Xcaret Plus option is not selected)
Photos (Available to purchase)
Souvenirs (Available to purchase)

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- During the booking, please choose Pickup Location and then select the radio button saying "Please pick me up at" and choose "I don't see my pickup location" from the drop-down then type the hotel name on the box underneath so that we can easily locate your hotel pickup. - We would like to make it comfortable for you so we will pick you up at your hotel or at the nearest point available in our routes. - To know the exact time and meeting point you must send a message thru the option on your reservation or must call us at least 24 hours prior to the visit date purchased. - Let us know if you are not in need of transport. - We cannot assure your pickup at a hotel where you are not a guest considering that some hotel's policies, not allow visitors to access at the property. - The guides will be dressed in red t-shirts with the Xcaret logo on the back for easy identification. The guides will say the tour name out loud. - Upon your pickup, please present your printed or digital voucher and photo ID for boarding the bus to obtain a bracelet for entering into the park. - If by the time you purchase the ticket you do not have the hotel yet, you must contact the Customer Service Viator staff at least 24 hours prior to the visit to the park to help you to coordinate the pickup with us. - You must be 10 minutes early at the assigned location.
After pickup at your Cancun hotel or central meeting point, travel in air-conditioned comfort to Xcaret Park outside of Cancun. This Xcaret excursion offers activities for every interest, from history to ecology to adventure.

Explore the underground caverns beneath the jungle, once used by the Mayans for cleansing rituals before sailing to Cozumel Island, a sacred site. Keep an eye out for brightly-colored macaws, deer, and monkeys as you wander through the network of subterranean tunnels.

Discover the orchid garden, a favorite of nature-lovers and amateur botanists. Check out the butterfly pavilion and the aviary, as well as the aquarium featuring specimens of gorgeous coral reefs. Head to the beach to relax, swim in the warm, calm waters, or snorkel with sea turtles. Most of these activities are included in your admission to Xcaret. Prices for additional activities may vary.

If you want to extend your outing at Xcaret in Cancun, stay for the Excaret Mexico Espectacular, a show full of folkloric entertainment, dancing, and music. Follow the narrative of Mexican history from the pre-Columbian era until modern day through the performers.

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Enjoy a buffet lunch, including orange juice and lemonade. Use snorkeling gear to further explore Xcaret's waters off of Cancun, Mexico and receive access to the Plus Area, which includes a more exclusive and private changing room and shower area.

At the end of the day, enjoy drop-off at your Cancun hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Xcaret
Transportation will pick up and drop off from hotel/meeting point to park entrance.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Xcaret Park
Water activities: - Underground River - Blue River - Mayan River - Manatee River - Paradise River - The Inlet - Beaches and Natural Pools
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Xcaret Park
Flora and Fauna: - Butterfly Pavilon - Xcaret Aviary - Crocodiles - Bat Cabe - Jaguar Island - Deer Shelter - Tapir Territory - Mammal Island - Howler Monkeys - Sea Turtles - Tripical Jungle Trail - Coral Reef Aquarium - Natural Museum of Orchids and Bromeliad
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Xcaret Park
Culture: - Main Plaza - Chapel of Guadalupe - Museum of Mexican Folk Art - Mayan Village - Mexican Cementery “Bridge to Paradise” - Stained Glass Plaza - St Francis Assis Chapel - Archeological Sites - Pre-Hispanic Ball Game Court
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Xcaret Park
Performances: - Rotating Scenic Tower - Harp Recital - Pre-hispanic Welcome - Dance of the Owl - Traditional Costume Show - Pre Hispanic Dances - Water Bottle Chimes - Horse Exhibition - Ritual Ceremony of the Voladores (Flying Men) - Xcaret México Espectacular Show.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Xcaret Park
Dream Activities at extra cost: - Primax (know dolphins intelligence and skills) - Snorkeling Tour - Reef Snuba - Xpá - México Espectacular Dinner - Temascal (Sweat Lodge) - Stingray Encounter - Sea Trek! Stingrays Encounter - Adventure Kids - Otic Candles - Fish Therapy - Xcaret Xclusivo
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Xcaret Park
Special Activities at extra cost: - Adrenalina Jetboat Ride (Duration: 10 minutes for instructions / 20 minutes for activity; Minimum age: 9 years, or minimum height of 4.5ft / 137cm) - Sea Trek® (Duration: 15 minutes for instructions / 25 minutes for activity; Minimum age: 8 years - important to try the helmet before the activity) - Snuba® (Duration: 30 minutes for instructions and equipment placement / 30 minutes for activity; Minimum age: 9 years - important to know how to swim)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Xcaret Park
Food & Beverages included only if Xcaret Plus is purchased: -One lunch buffet. -One beer and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages (soft drinks, flavored waters, and coffee) while consuming food.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child prices are height dependent. Children over 4.6 feet (1.4 meters) pay the adult price. Children between 3.2 feet (1 meter) and 4.6 feet (1.4 meters) pay the child price. All children under 3.2 feet (1 meter) travel free provided they do not occupy a seat.
  • It is recommended that you bring comfortable lightweight clothing, walking shoes or sneakers, biodegradable sunblock, a swimsuit and towel, and an extra change of clothing.
  • Infants 0 to 4 years are Free of charge.
  • Important: Children must be accompanied by an adult all the time.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • The Voucher schedule is informative.
  • Tours and days of operation are subject to availability and changes.
  • The pickup operates from different hotels in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya so the pickup time will vary depending on the location of your hotel. We will pick you up at your hotel or at the nearest point available in our routes.
  • If at the time of completing your purchase you do not have the name of the hotel, you must contact the Customer Service Viator staff at least 24 hours prior to the visit to the park to help you to coordinate the pickup with us.
  • To know the exact time and meeting point you must send a message thru the option on your reservation or must call us at least 24 hours prior to the visit date purchased.
  • All requests for changes, cancellations and/or refunds on bookings must be in the 24-hour or more window prior to the visit date.
  • We accept changes in visit dates from one month to the next (valid until the current year and subject to changes in public tariffs)
  • We accept changes of visit dates from one day to another with the restriction of one day before.
  • Some activities like underground rivers have a check point for health issues
  • In the event of having symptoms such as cough, sore throat, runny nose, and/or red eyes and a temperature exceeding 100.4 F (38 C), our staff reserves the right to refuse to board our transportation or to enter our facilities.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Grupo Xcaret
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip + Night Show + Transportation?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip + Night Show + Transportation.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip + Night Show + Transportation?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip + Night Show + Transportation.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip + Night Show + Transportation?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip + Night Show + Transportation.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip + Night Show + Transportation?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip + Night Show + Transportation.

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  • "We totally recommend the experience BUT be aware of the extra attractions you choose or it can end up being an extremely expensive day." See review
  • "The night show is a must - get the dinner." See review
  • "I would pay the extra money to get the plus adventure so you can have a locker." See review

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star-5
Highly recommend!
Alejandra_F
, Aug 2022
Enjoyed the whole trip! Everything went as planned and pick and drop off was easy. Highly recommend Xcaret in your trip to Cancun! I also recommend getting the plus package because it’s just more convenient and the buffet is really good. I got a massage under a cave/waterfall at the park and it was really relaxing during a busy day! Would recommend that for couples while you’re here!
star-5
Had lots of fun
Marlin_R
, Aug 2022
We swam with dolphins. Hope to one day come back and do a lot more. Mexico is a lot of fun. Came with my kids.
star-5
Best Adventure Ever
martha_v
, Aug 2022
Most memorable experience of a lifetime. Soo much culture, activities, and amazing food! Mu family is still raving about it. Better than Disneyland for sure. Thank you for the memories Xcaret!
star-4
Good one time experience
SIVARAMAN_M
, Aug 2022
We really enjoyed the swim through the river, the flamingos, the spectacular show at night and the food. The transport to and from the hotel was seamless. Everything was well orchestrated. We ended up spending $420 for two people, for the entry and photo pass. We felt it was expensive and could have done multiple other activities for that price. Wish they didn't charge a bomb for photo passes ($70) and waterproof mobile cases ($35). Snorkeling was average, wouldn't recommend spending time here if you already have ocean snorkeling planned for your trip.
star-5
Beautiful & Fun Experience
Marilin_A
, Jul 2022
The park is amazing!! We had a great time a lot to do. There is a additional charges for activities such as swimming with the dolphins, photos, dinner at the show, etc.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great outing for the...
Duane_B
, Jul 2022
Great outing for the whole family. The rides, the butterfly sanctuary, and the show at the end at 7PM is a MUST SEE!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
A couple problems
Kyler_K
, Jul 2022
The best part of the speed boat. But having the first pickup time at 4:30 is not enough time to be able to do more then 3 activities and eat food.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great for families with...
Valeria_S
, Jul 2022
Great for families with kids. Plan to spend a full day here as its a very big park with lots to see and do.
star-5
Fun for Everyone
LaTisha_C
, Jul 2022
You will not be able to do everything but everything you do is fun and a great memory. Was expecting an option for innertubes on the river but it wasn't bad.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Excellent time for a family
Joseph_F
, Jul 2022
Dad and daughter (15) and son (13). Did the jet boat and snorkeling. Both were great. Underground River was perfect as it is cool 73f. Animals are alright. Buffet was better than expected. Show afterwards was amazing, kids didn’t think much about it. It’s a long day for sure so better to have more chill plans the next day
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing experience. I totally recommend it.
LeidySusana_L
, Jul 2022
It was a great trip at a discounted price compared to the website, since the website increases the price as the times gets closer. The Xcaret park is huge, and the evening show is amazing; both are 100% recommended. We started by walking all the park (as much as we could), had lunch around 1pm, and we did the water activities in the afternoon. This worked great for us in regards of timing and amount of people at each activity. We didn't buy extra stuff to do and still felt like we missed some of the park. We'll come back for sure.
star-4
My adventure at X-Caret
Rebecca_W
, Jul 2022
It was wonderful, but unfortunately my cellphone got water, so I need to work out how to make the cellphone work again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Not worth 180 bucks a person
Brian_M
, Jul 2022
Xcaret is nice but doesn’t include zip line for 180 bucks a person I would expect Xplorer fo be part of it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Didn’t live up to the hype
Jessica_R
, Jul 2022
I honestly thought for the price we paid ($420) for the basic entry with transportation plus the buffet ($126) and the photos taken throughout the park ($100) for 2 adults and 2 children were overpriced. It was a pretty place to see and experience but I was pretty disappointed by the actual water activities there were to do. The buffet was the worst part of what I spent money on. The husband and kids barely ate because they didn’t like the options and it was very expensive. I would rather have spent the money on a different excursion.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
2022 family vacay
Karina_L
, Jul 2022
Pick ups are available at selected hotels within the hotel zone. If you get picked up at the meeting point for XCARET base you will be dropped off there at your return. Basic ticket includes entry to the night show. If you want to enjoy extra water activities you need to pay for them. Good for all ages. Take an extra set of clothes and shampoo or soap to rinse off afterwards. Recommend to wear water shoes. Transportation bus did not have restrooms. Prepare for a 1.5 hr ride.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Not worth the money
Sandra_L
, Jul 2022
Not the best experience to do while vacationing . The only perk was the free transportation to park . The park itself is nice but all you do is walk and spend $ as everything is super expensive from water to food, extra activities and souvenirs.
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing and beautiful
Ana_P
, Jul 2022
Amazing time in Xcaret!!! Makes me proud of Mexico the beauty of this country is amazing, the service and amenities at Xcaret are the best in the nation.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-3
Good trip with major issues
STALINA_G
, Jul 2022
The park itself is very beautiful, the swim in the underground river alone is worth the price of admission. Other fun activities are very pricey ($85-$55 per person). Snorkeling that's included into the admission is in rather shallow water and too crowded. Otherwise it's a beautiful place to walk around and enjoy the sights. I took off another star because the time of the departure was set incorrectly as 7am, I even called a day before and got a confirmation that it was indeed 7am and we should be in the lobby at 6:45 sharp. In reality the time was stated incorrectly and the pick up was at 9:15am. I only got that info from a local operator who was picking up another group of tourists. Viator customer service was never able to provide me with the correct time. Waking up at 6am or 8am for a long trip with kids makes a big difference.
3 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
So fun!!
Elizabeth_D
, Jul 2022
XCARET! Was so amazing!! Our bus picked us up from my hotel and they drove us to the park. The tour guide was excellent. He talked to us about the park and how the color lines work. He suggested we start at the black line and do the Rio. I highly suggest that as well! Also, you can book activities but they do cost extra. I believe they are worth it. We booked the speed boat, kids swimming with sting rays and the walking under water with string rays. Super fun activities. Also, please stay for the show, it’s beautiful. Show is from 7-9. Arrive from 5:30-6 at the theater so you can get a seat. After the show it was easy to get back to our bus. Get the transportation, it’s so worth it!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
My family and I have the...
Cesar_O
, Jun 2022
My family and I have the most amazing time here. We would definitely come back again. Will recommend to family & friends.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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