Cancun Itinerary - Tours and Activities
Updated: Mar 8
As one of the most popular destinations in Mexico, Cancun has no shortage of beautiful all-inclusive resorts, white sand beaches, crystal blue waters and abundant nightlife. While you may be tempted to lounge at your all-inclusive beachfront resort all day with a margarita in hand, soaking up some sun, there are a ton of activities that you could enjoy doing. There's something for everyone, from activities that will immerse you in Cancun's rich history and culture to activities for adrenaline junkies. So lets dive into my extensive collection of things to do while in Cancun.
Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.
Prices listed below are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you. For tours marked with red stars (***), reach out to me to assist you with booking those tours for added discounts.
Also check out my other itineraries for Cancun's neighboring cities. Playa del Carmen, Cozumel and Tulum, each within an hour or two ffrom Cancun.
Coco Bongo Nightclub with Open Bar
Enjoy an open bar and experience Coco Bongo nightclub and disco in Cancun. This is one of the most popular nightclubs in Cancun offering dancing, live shows, professional rock-star impersonators, and crowds of partiers.
Everyday at 7pm
$79 per person for Ladies Regular tickets
$96 per person for Regular tickets
$121 per person for Premium tickets
$155 per person for Gold tickets
$185 per person for VIP Front Row tickets
Coco Bongo Beach Party Experience - $50 per person
Coco Bongo Beach Party Celebrity Package - $110 per person
The City Club Cancun - Golden Personal Pass - $50 per person
Mandala Club Cancun - Golden Personal Pass - $50 per person
Mandala Beach Night Cancun - Golden Personal Pass - $50 per person
La Vaquita Club Cancun - Golden Personal Pass - $50 per person
Hip Hop Sessions Nightclub Experience - $75 per person
VIP Nightclub Tour - $99 per person
The Ultimate Cancun Club Crawl - Bongo Tour - $120 per person
Cancun Salsa Lovers Dancing Experience - $138 per person
Cirque du Soleil® JOYÀ
Experience tablecloth dining along with the Cirque du Soleil® show 'JOYÁ' at the Vidanta Riviera Maya resort. Allow yourself to be mesmerized by the story of an alchemist and his granddaughter seeking out the secrets of life. The show draws on the heritage and history of Mexico to weave the story, presented in an intimate dinner theatre in the jungle of the Riviera Maya.
Tuesday – Saturday at 6pm
$105 per person show only
$145 per person premium seats, appetizers and champagne
$197 per person premium seats, three-course dinner and champagne
$265 per person early access, VIP seating, VIP service, VIP dinner and unlimited champagne
The best vacations of your life are in Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya with the parks and tours by Xcaret. Surround yourself with Mexico’s flora and fauna at Xcaret park Cancun with the variety of attractions to visit, like Mayan ruins, the Mexican Folk Art Museum, among many more. Do unlimited snorkel at Xel-Há All-Inclusive, unveil the mysteries of inlets, cenotes and lagoons in this paradise. Fly over the Mayan jungle in zip-lines and venture into caverns on amphibious vehicles at Xplor park during the day, and at Xplor Fuego at nighttime. Know the four different types of cenotes that exist with the Xenotes Tour. Live the most colorful Mexican floating fiesta with live music and tequila open bar at Xoximilco Cancun. Feel the adventure of rafting in the only whitewater rapids of the Mexican Caribbean at Xavage park. The secrets of the Mayan world are open to you in the archaeological tours by Xcaret, that take you to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza and to the most popular Mayan ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula, Tulum and Coba.
At your leisure
Varies by park
There are 9 different parks and tours to choose from and prices change frequently. Prices are also discounted if multiple parks are chosen. Transportation to and from the parks can be added for an extra fee. Reach out and let me know what park(s) and/or tour(s) you would like, I can provide a quote for it.
Come have a vacation of a lifetime at Dolphin World! Choose between:
Dolphin Encounter: Perfect for those who can’t swim, you will have an amazing interactive encounter with dolphins.
Dolphin Swim: Interact, swim and have a ride with one dolphin.
Royal Dolphin Swim: Interact, swim and have a ride with two dolphins.
Manatee Encounter: Play in water with a Manatee and feed it.
Other than interacting with dolphins there are several other activities to choose from. Snorkel with sharks and bicycle tour. A buffet lunch, open bar and round-trip ferry from Cancun are also included.
At your leisure
Monday – Saturday at 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm and 3:30pm
Manatee Encounter: $69 per person
Dolphin Encounter: $109 per person
Dolphin Swim: $139 per person
Royal Dolphin Swim: $169 per person
A dock fee of $15 per person will be charged and paid on arrival
Private Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour From Cancun
Set sail on a private catamaran during this half-day (full-day option available), customizable cruise on the Caribbean Sea. Choose to visit iconic Isla Mujeres and dive into the water to snorkel in the coral reefs. Sail past an ancient temple and turtle reserve and relax on the boat while sipping a cocktail from the open bar.
4 – 7 hours
Everyday at 9am and 2pm
$636 per group of 13
$1,320 per group of 30
$1,760 per group of 40
Plus a $15 dock tax per person paid on arrival
Prices listed above are for 4-hour charters. See details page for prices for 7-hour charters.
Isla Mujeres Catamaran Tour
During your time in Mexico, ensure you experience the white sands and turquoise waters of Isla Mujeres. On this full-day tour from Cancun, cruise to the beautiful island on a catamaran and snorkel in the protected waters of a marine park. Spend free time relaxing on the beach and feast on a lunch buffet accompanied by an open bar.
Everyday at 10aam and 12pm
$45 per person with open bar
$63 per person with lunch and open bar
$95 per person with lunch, open bar and transportation
Plus $15 dock fee paid on arrival
Adults Only Hip Hop Sessions Boat Party Cancun - $95 per person
Boat Party Cancun for Adults Only - $95 per person
Isla Mujeres Sunset Catamaran Cruise - $105 per person
Jungle Tour & Snorkel at Punta Nizuc Reef
Explore the natural delights of the Yucatan on a coastal jungle tour from Cancun. You have the chance to drive a boat past lush mangroves, and you’ll visit Punta Nizuc Reef to go snorkeling and swimming among tropical fish and coral. Use of all equipment is included.
Everyday at 9am, 12pm and 3pm
$46 per person plus a $15 dock tax paid on arrival
MUSA Snorkeling Tour - $47 per person
Speedboat Jungle Tour w/ Snorkeling & Mayan Ceremony - $51 per person
Reef and Shipwreck Snorkeling Tour - $70 per person
Magical Cenote and Paradise Lagoon Snorkeling Adventure - $89 per person
Snorkel With Whale Sharks - $149 per person
Submarine and Optional Snorkeling Tour
Explore Cancun's waters on this submarine-style glass bottom boat ride. Cruise through a mangrove swamp during this excursion to Punta Nizuc, the second-largest coral reef in the world. On this family-friendly adventure, learn about the local fish, coral and other animals in this marine habitat through your guide's informative commentary. Opt to snorkel on the reef with provided equipment.
Everyday, at the top of every hour from 9am – 3pm
$47 per person for the Submarine Tour Only
$70 per person for the Submarine and Snorkeling Tour
Plus a $15 dock fee per person paid on arrival
Two-Tank Scuba Dive at MUSA
There may be many sites to see in the world and many adventures on your to-do list, yet none of them compare to the Cancun Underwater Museum. Over 500 sculptures make up the Cancun Underwater Museum, known as MUSA. MUSA can only be called a success story, as still to this day the artificial reef it created has benefited our reefs and marine ecosystem. Besides the art, marine life is present too -you'll find a diversity of fish, turtles and the spectacular elkhorn coral. Swim through the coral covered statues with the fish banks! There's a lot to see and learn here. This tour is for certified divers only.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 8am
$86 per person plus a $15 dock tax paid on arrival
Paradise Snorkel at Reef and Underwater Museum - $47 per person
MUSA Dive for Non-Certified Divers - $86 per person
Certified Divers Wreck Dive - $95 per person
5-in-1 Cancun Snorkeling Tour: Swim with Turtles, Reef, MUSA, Shipwreck and Cenote - $70 per person
Rio Secreto Underground River Tour with Crystal Caves - $92 per person
Aqua Twister Speed Boat Ultimate Adventure
Come a board Aquaworld's 20-seater speedboat for a 30-minute thrill ride you'll never forget. This thrilling ride includes power brake stops, fish tails and 270º turns. Be prepared to smile, scream, shout, shriek and laugh. Oh, and get wet!
Tuesday and Saturday at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm
$60 per person plus a $15 dock tax paid on arrival
Seabreacher Ride - $149 per person
Romantic Dinner on a Galeon Around a Lagoon in Cancun with Sax Music
Fall in love again to the rhythm of a live sax on an enchanting sunset cruise. On a Spanish Galleon, while the sun hides behind the darkness of night, the colors of the sky will light up once more the flame of love. Experience a night full of quiet moments, a spectacular tour over the water, under the shining stars surrounded by music and an incredible and delicious dinner gourmet.
Tuesday - Sunday at 7pm
$89 per person for a beef or vegetarian dinner without transportation
$119 per person for a beef or vegetarian dinner with transportation
$109 per person for a deluxe dinner (Surf & Turf or Lobster) without transportation
$139 per person for a deluxe dinner (Surf & Turf or Lobster) with transportation
Captain Hook: Pirate Show and Dinner Cruise
Step into the world of swashbuckling pirates and Spanish galleons with tickets for 3-hour Captain Hook dinner cruise from Cancun. Sit down to a gourmet dinner and enjoy an evening of pirate tales, dancing, entertainment, then see a live-action battle at sea. This 3-hour dinner cruise includes access to an open bar, with air-conditioned indoor seating as well as an open-air dance floor and deck.
Everyday at 6:30pm
$38 per person for a Chicken or Vegetarian Dinner
$43 per person for a New York Steak Dinner
$100 per person for a Lobster Dinner
$110 per person for a Surf & Turf Dinner
Plus a dock tax of $15 per person paid on arrival
Jet Ski Rental
Take a break from sunbathing on an active excursion in Cancun’s Nichupte Lagoon. Absorb coastal panoramas as you zip across the water on a jet ski, with a choice rental periods and departure times to suit your schedule. Receive instructional briefing before setting off and benefit from support and supervision of professional guides.
30 mins - 1 hour
Everyday, every half hour between 10am and 4:30pm
Two people to a jet ski or one person
$58 per jet ski for 30 mins
$105 per jet ski for 1 hour
Plus $12 dock fee paid on arrival
Kayak Tour in Nichupte Lagoon - $30 per person
Sunset Kayak Experience in the Mangroves - $35 per person
Snorkeling & Jet Ski - $109 per person
Parasail above Cancun's tropical coastline during this thrilling activity. Pull-on a safety harness and listen to a short safety briefing, then fly safely up to heights of 240 feet (80 meters). See the ribbon of Cancun's white sand beach stretched out below you and enjoy a panoramic view of Isla Mujeres, the hotel zone, and the turquoise Nichupté Lagoon. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Everyday at 9am, 12pm, 2:30pm and 5pm
$70 per person plus a $10 dock fee paid on arrival
Skyrider Parasailing Experience - $58 per person
Water Sports Combo Adventure - $99 per person
Let a pair of jet boots propel you through the air and fly up to 30 feet over the water to admire a gorgeous view. The key to a successful flight is to keep your balance, and once you’re confident enough, try pirouettes and crazy tricks to impress bystanders! It takes a little practice but it’s a whole lot of fun!
Everyday, every 20 mins from 10:40am – 4:40pm
$119 per person plus a $15 dock tax paid on arrival
Jetpack Experience - $119 per person
The Hoverboard is a cross between surfing and skateboarding, it’s about balance and equilibrium. The board is attached to 18-meter hoses which propel you through the air as water pumps through them. Fly up to 5 meters at 40km per hour. Surf, and perform stunts in midair to impress onlookers. This activity is generally an 'all-weather sport' so it's a great option for a cloudy day when you're looking for something different to do in Cancun.