Adventures

2020 ADVENTURES

Explore the best of Mexico’s amazing natural treasures and ancient history during your Playing in the Sand trip!

These opportunities are completely optional and transportation is included.

Stay tuned for our full list of adventures and additional information on when adventures will go on sale.

 

Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is the capital of the ancient Maya empire. Its majestic buildings date back to 435 and 455 BC, and it’s geographically located in the middle of the beautiful Yucatan Peninsula. At this site, declared as one of the 7 Wonders of the World, you can visit magnificent temples such as the Kukulkan Pyramid and the Pok ta Pok ball game court. The Pyramid of Kukulcan is the most impressive temple in Chichen Itza. It’s renowned for the number of tombs beneath its endless 91 steps.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 8 AM
  • Approximate return time – 5 PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 1 out of 5
  • You can expect moderate to light hiking.

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Hard Rock: 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Dreams Tulum: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Mayakoba Properties: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Secrets Akumal: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Unico: 2 hours 15 minutes

Packing List

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable Shoes

Rio Secreto

If you think Riviera Cancún looks beautiful, just wait until you get a look at what’s down below! Rio Secreto is a natural underground cave filled with a kaleidoscope of stalactites and stalagmites. The half-mile route will take you on a journey back through the ages, where you’ll marvel in this ancient, magical subterranean world that until now has remained unexplored and untouched for millions of years.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 9 AM
  • Approximate return time – 2:30PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 4 out of 5
  • Expect numerous hours underground navigating these underwater caves. Must have the ability to swim. Not recommended for people with claustrophobia.

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 15 minutes
  • Hard Rock: 20 minutes
  • Dreams Tulum: 35 minutes
  • Mayakoba Properties: 25 minutes
  • Secrets Akumal: 25 minutes
  • Unico: 20 minutes

Packing List

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel

Golf Outing

The Moon Palace is an ace for golf lovers. Rise to the challenge of their 27 hole Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. Players will enjoy a combination of holes featuring dunes, jungle and lakes. The course is rich in flora and fauna and has an important population of whitetail deer that are a highlight of the resort’s protection and sustainable management programs. Enjoy the useful and convenient amenities that Moon Palace Spa & Golf Club offers while you perfect your game. From air-conditioned snack bars, pro-shops and spa facilities to full-service restaurants for you to enjoy after a long day on the links. You can also sign up for the Moon Palace Golf Academy, so you can learn from the pros themselves!

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 8 AM
  • Approximate return time – 4 PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 3 out of 5
  • Carts provided in pricing

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 35 minutes
  • Hard Rock: 30 minutes
  • Dreams Tulum: 1 hour
  • Secrets Akumal: 40 minutes
  • Unico: 45 minutes
  • Mayakoba Properties: 5 minutes

Packing list

  • Golf Clothes
  • Golf Clubs (Bring your own golf clubs or rent clubs at El Camaleon for $50)
  • Golf Shoes (Bring your own golf shoes or rent shoes at El Camaleon for $20)
  • Sunscreen

Isla Mujeres

Kick back, relax and let us carry you off to Isla Mujeres on a luxury sailing catamaran. We’ll explore beautiful locations along Cancún’s stunning coastline and take you snorkeling in its warm waters. Explore the island at your leisure, tasting the local food, shopping or reclining on the smooth, sandy shores. Gourmet lunch and a premium open bar are included. Unwind as you sail across the Caribbean, basking in the tropical sun and ambiance of luxury sailing at its finest.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 8 AM
  • Approximate return time – 2 PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 1 out of 5
  • Honestly, you’ll spend most of the day kicking back aboard our luxury catamaran, but you must have the ability to swim/snorkel freely if you wish to participate in that portion of the adventure.

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 15 minutes
  • Hard Rock: 20 minutes
  • Dreams Tulum: 30 minutes
  • Mayakoba Properties: 45 minutes
  • Secrets Akumal: 20 minutes
  • Unico: 20 minutes

Packing List

  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Water Shoes

ATV / Ziplines

Tear it up off the beaten trail with a guided ATV tour through some of Mexico’s most picturesque backcountry. Take a 30-minute drive through the enchanting jungle to a freshwater cenote, where you can zip line and go for a dip into the water. From here you’ll cruise on out for another 45 minutes to a second zip line circuit! We’ll bring this unforgettable day to a close with a late lunch buffet consisting of fantastic local cuisine, including grilled chicken, rice, beans, a salad bar, corn chips and hot sauces.

Shuttle departure and return times

  • Approximate departure time – 11 AM
  • Approximate return time – 5 PM

Difficulty rating + explanation

  • 4 out of 5
  • Expect moderate to light hiking. All participants must be able to swim, and be capable of handling a motorized vehicle over long distances.

Distance from resorts

  • Barceló Maya / Palace: 20 minutes
  • Hard Rock: 25 minutes
  • Dreams Tulum: 15 minutes
  • Mayakoba Properties: 50 minutes
  • Secrets Akumal: 10 minutes
  • Unico: 15 minutes

Packing List

  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel