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Cancun Riviera Maya excursions

a group of buildings near the beach

Deciding what to do in Cancun or Riviera Maya is an important part of your trip. We tell you how to select the best Cancun Riviera Maya excursions.

When you are planning your vacations, you select your travel package, flights, airport transportation. At the end of the day, you know exactly where do you want to go. But what about your Cancun Riviera Maya excursions? You may wonder, how to select the best excursions, tours, and activities in that destination? Choosing what to do may seem complicated since you have a lot of questions. Regarding the options available, the distances, real locations, what is worth it and much more. The first thing to do to select your excursions and activities is to take it easy. Start with tours that will show you some history and highlights of the destination you selected. It is important to know the real local ambiance and the main attraction to see nearby. That is where we can help.


The main local attractions in Cancun and Riviera Maya are based on the Mayan culture and the real ambiance of the main cities:

  • Mayan ruins
  • Cancun city
  • 5th avenue Playa del Carmen

In Xightseeing Xcursions we offer 5 tours that will cover the main attractions. You can visit one or more locations on one tour and still have time left to enjoy your hotel. This is a good way to start planning your sightseeing activities in Cancun Riviera Maya at a very affordable price.


Visiting Cancun should not be just about arriving at the airport, get to your hotel, spent time on the beach and go out to a club at night. Despite popular belief, the city of Cancun offers more than beautiful beaches and nightlife. Whether you are staying in Cancun or Riviera Maya, touring Cancun city is one of the things you must do.

cancun city tour by xightseeing xcursions

Cancun city tour is an excursion that will take you around the downtown area, hotel zone, hidden Mayan ruins, landmarks and the main highlights in the city. You will learn about the history, present of the city and discover the real Cancun on this one. You can learn more about the Cancun city tour here.

cancun shopping tour by xightseeing xcursions

Cancun shopping tour is another excursion very popular in Cancun. Starting from shopping in Cancun downtown where you can find souvenirs and Mexican crafts at better prices than the hotel areas. Then moving to the shopping malls where you can find Tequila, Mexican candy including chocolate of different kinds, perfumes and luxury brands at duty-free prices. The shopping tour in Cancun will take you to Cancun’s best places for shopping. You can learn more about the Cancun shopping tour here.


Riviera Maya or Mayan Riviera is a separate destination from Cancun that is worth to visit. It begins south from the Cancun airport until Tulum. There are many hotels distributed throughout the Riviera Maya but the main difference from Cancun is that the main attractions are located apart from each other. Taking a tour to see the main attractions in Riviera Maya is more convenient if you want to optimize your time.

tulum and playa del carmen by xightseeing xcursions

Tulum and Playa del Carmen Sunset is an afternoon excursion. This tour will take you to the Tulum ruins and the 5th avenue Playa del Carmen. You will visit the 2 main attractions of Riviera Maya on this afternoon tour. Tulum ruins are a very beautiful sightseeing location, it is located in front of the Caribbean sea offering breathtaking views. Besides, you can learn about the Mayan culture, see real Mayan pyramids and take great pictures. 5th avenue Playa del Carmen is considered the heart of the Riviera Maya. Located in the city of Playa del Carmen is the most visited attraction in Riviera Maya. You will catch the Caribbean sunset strolling, dining, and shopping. You can learn more about the Tulum and Playa del Carmen Sunset tour here.

discover playa del carmen by xightseeing xcursions

Discover Playa del Carmen is the best way to go from Cancun to Playa del Carmen. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to explore Playa del Carmen your way. Whether you want to visit Playa del Carmen beach, 5th avenue, do some shopping or explore nearby attractions, this is the best way to go. You can learn more about the Discover Playa del Carmen tour here.

We are Xightseeing Xcursions, a tour agency in Cancun with 18 years of experience touring Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, and Tulum. We offer public tours, private excursions, and tailor-made experiences. See all our tours here.

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