Travel Guide Riviera Maya: Excursions into the world of the Maya

Discover the famous attractions of the Riviera Maya with its cultural highlights, spectacular Mayan temples and an incredibly beautiful nature. The main Riviera Maya attractions, located on the Yucatan Peninsula, are very close together. Therefore, different things to do in the Riviera Maya can be combined very easily. Immerse yourself in a unique mentality and the joy of life you can find here in the Riviera Maya in Mexico will keep you coming back again and again.

Directly on the beautiful Caribbean coast, in the northeast of the Yucatan peninsula, is where the Riviera Maya is found. Specifically, it is the 160 kilometer (100 mile) long coastline between Cancun in the north, to Tulum in the south. The best things to do here, are to discover the amazing history and the unique nature. The enormous variety of attractions of the Riviera Maya includes ancient ruins, colonial towns, pretty cenotes and the Caribbean Sea. The area is still inhabited predominantly by the Maya, who like to share their beliefs and traditions with interested visitors.

Private excursions Riviera Maya in Mexico

Mexico is a popular holiday destination. Particularly during peak vacation season, it can get very crowded on the Riviera Maya and the resorts of Playa del Carmen, Cancun and Tulum. Private Riviera Maya Excursions are a great way to get to know the area away, undisturbed by the crowds. There is an exciting selection of attractions on the Yucatan Peninsula, including historical sights and tours in the water and on land, which can all be combined perfectly.

Leon Tours specializes in private tours on the Riviera Maya in Mexico. This allows us to respond specifically to the wishes of our guests and make our tours flexible. We only use guides certified by the Mexican state for our tours in the Riviera Maya. Our guides bring a wealth of specific knowledge of the culture of the Maya, the history of Mexico and the Yucatan region. The excursions offered below are our most popular tours. These are suggestions which can be adapted as desired. In our blog “good to know” there is further information about the individual Riviera Maya attractions which we constantly update with new topics.

Our private Riviera Maya excursions start from individually arranged meeting points from Playa de Carmen, Cancun or Tulum. Specializing in the archaeological sites of the Riviera Maya and the Yucatan Peninsula we go to the most interesting Mayan ruins, colonial cities, cenotes or beaches. Our Riviera Maya excursions are designed as day trips. Alternatively, we will put together an individual program for a multi-day Riviera Maya tour on the Yucatan Peninsula and recommend specific stops. Particularly beautiful archaeological sites near the Riviera Maya, which can be combined for a day or multi-day tour, are Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza, Ek Balam or Izamal.

Highlights of the Riviera Maya: History to touch

Attractions Riviera Maya Chichen Itza

Highlights of the Riviera Maya: Chichen Itza

Witness the glorious past of the Yucatan Peninsula by the various archeological sites found here. Most of the Mayan ruins in the Riviera Maya are easily accessible.

The cultural richness of the Riviera Maya can be admired directly in the beautiful Mayan ruins of Tulum. A little further, there is the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of Chichen Itza, Yucatan’s best-restored Mayan ruins. On the way, you pass Coba, which can be easily combined with a day trip to Chichen Itza or Tulum. Lesser known is Ek Balam, with beautifully preserved Mayan ruins. An especially popular way to visit the interesting Mayan ruins, are with our private excursions. Thus, the main attractions of the Riviera Maya can be combined with a more secluded tour, far away from the crowds.

Highlights of the Riviera Maya: Cenotes

Riviera Maya Cenote

Highlights of the Riviera Maya: Cenotes

A fairytale world awaits the adventurous spirit of its visitors. The Riviera Maya in Mexico is home to the world’s largest system of subterranean rivers, caves and waterholes. These water holes are also called cenotes and are sacred to the Maya because they are the entrances to the Xibalba, the Mayan underworld. In addition, they still provide the largest supply of drinking water in the area. There are hundreds of cenotes around the Riviera Maya. As part of our private excursions, we stop at one or more beautiful cenotes, where you can bathe and swim in their cool, refreshing water.

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Discover the variety of the Riviera Maya with Mayan ruins, holy cenotes, Indian villages and a crystal clear underwater world. A travel guide for excursions into the fascinating coast of the Riviera Maya.
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