Cancun & Southern Mexico: See & Experience it ALL in 6 Days, 1st Class Traveling
Type of TourAdventure & Sightseeing
Fully Guided?All tours are almost fully guided.
Are Solo Travelers WelcomedYes & There are No Supplemental Fees for the Tours!
Dates & Availability for the Next 12 MonthsAny Date w/ 7-Day Notice (some exceptions are made)
► Catamaran Ride with an Open Bar, Heading to Isla Mujeres (a.k.a. The Island of Women)
► Dune Buggy Tour of Cozumel Island
► Visiting the Ancient City of Chichen Itza
► Canyoning at Casa Tortuga
► Sightseeing in the Colonial Town of Valladolid
► Guided Tour Through the Well Landscaped Gardens of Tulum, Passing by Preserved Ruins
► Swimming in Sinkholes (a.k.a. cenotes) as well as with Sea Turtles
► Snorkeling Over Coral Reef & the Cancun Underwater Museum
► Nightlife in Cancun & Playa del Carmen
► Delicious Food
► And Much, Much More…
Lodging *Some restrictions apply
English-Speaking Tour Guides
All Transportation, Except Flights
All Activities in Itinerary Below
All Entry Fees
Your Own On-Call Concierge
Open Bar x 1
Lunches x 4
What to Expect on This Tour
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Day 1: The Shopping & Street Life of Playa del Carmen
Although our tour starts in Playa del Carmen, first you will be picked up at the airport in Cancun. Let's check out the street life. Nowadays, Playa del Carmen’s Fifth Avenue is lined with hundreds of shops, bars and restaurants. Tourism to this once small fishing town began with the passenger ferry service to Cozumel, an island across the channel.
Day 2: A Dune Buggy Tour on Cozumel Island
We go on a daytrip today. From the pier in Playa del Carmen, we catch the ferry to the island of Cozumel, which takes about 30 minutes to reach. Large parts of this island are covered with mangrove forest and is home to many endemic animal species. We are provided with a guided dune buggy tour, covering popular destinations like Punta Sur (a.k.a. South Viewpoint) and Playa Mia Grand Beach Park. We are also given time for swimming. By the way, lunch is included on today's tour.
Day 3: A World Famous Archaeological Site, a Clear-Water Sinkhole & Sightseeing in a Colonial Town
We are going on another daytrip today. We are firstly taken to the ruins of Chichen Itza. There we are provided with a guided tour. Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most visited archaeological sites in the Americas. Next, we head to a sinkhole (a.k.a. cenote). Created as a result of a meteor crashing into the area approximately 66 million years ago and used only centuries ago by the indigenous tribe for sacrificial offerings, nowadays this cenote is used by tourists like us who enjoy swimming in clear waters. Lunch is included on today’s tour, near the cenote. Lastly, we visit a colonial town called Valladolid. There we have around 30 minutes to walk around freely. The highlights are the cathedral, city hall and central park.
Day 4: Swimming with Sea Turtles, Canyoning Under Blue-Water Caves & an Exotic Maya Walled City
Before relocating to Cancun, we go on another daytrip. The first destination is Tulum. There we are provided with a guided tour of a pre-Columbian Maya walled city surrounded by exotic beaches and well-groomed landscape. Next, we board onto a boat heading to a reef. There we swim with sea turtles. Following this, we check out a sinkhole which features blue waters and caves. There we go on a canyoning tour. Afterwards, we have lunch, which is included on today’s tour. The day ends in Cancun. We make sure to check out the 'Hotel Zone'. Almost always filled in the evenings with tourists, this shopping and nightlife area is best described as a huge venue which gets top entertainers and DJs.
Day 5: An Open Bar on a Catamaran Headed for the 'Island of Women'
We go on a daytrip today. From the pier in Cancun, we get onto a catamaran headed to the Underwater Museum. There we go snorkeling. Sea turtles are often seen while snorkeling. Next, we cruise to a beach club on the island of Isla Mujeres (a.k.a. the Island of Women). There we have lunch, which is included on today’s tour. Also, included on this beach club is an open bar. After our meal, we get back onto the catamaran and are taken to the other side of the island. This is where the city center is located. We have about an hour and a half to walk around and shop. Alternatively, you could rent a golf cart and drive around the island. We get back onto the catamaran by 4:30pm and return to Cancun around 6:00pm.
Day 6: Our Tour Ends This Morning
This is the end of our 6-day tour to Cancun and Southern Mexico. Transportation will be arranged for you to reach the airport in Cancun.
I had the time of my life!!! Hands down the best trip. I went by my myself, and I have never felt so safe and in wonderful hands. Each day was a new and excellent experience! I didn’t have to worry about a thing. From a detailed itinerary of my day and what to bring on each trip, to pick ups and drop offs. I cannot wait to book my next trip with Charlie the Traveler. Charlie is SO So awesome! So excited for more life adventures.
Mexico was the perfect vacation destination! I loved the mixture of beaches and historical sites on this week-long tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable and helpful in making the best of the trip.
Overall, I found this trip to Southern Mexico organized and planned with care by CharlieTheTraveler. Our tour guide provided by the company was the best part of the trip. He was very welcoming and interactive with us, which made me feel safe in a foreign country (not an easy task!). The less I had to worry about my safety was more time to have fun and enjoy myself on the trip.
I thought this area of Mexico made for the ideal trip destination! The beaches and historical sites offered a great variety and balance throughout the week. It was evident our tour guide knew the area, as he was very helpful in recommending the best spots during the times I was able to explore on my own.
The breakfasts we were provided were authentic and unbelievably tasty. The islands we were taken to were relaxing and adventurous at the same time. There was so much to do, but everything was planned out for us so nicely.
There was not any shortage of activities on this trip. I was never bored. Even on long commutes, our tour guide entertained us and there was never a dull moment. CharlieTheTraveler planned an excellent exposure of Southern Mexico with this trip.
The trip to Southern Mexico by CharlieTheTraveler was perfect for my family. The variety of excursions made me happy because everyone in my family was happy. Our tour guide was friendly and made the trip even more fun!
On the group tour I took with CharlieTheTraveler, I saw such picturesque landscape and scenery. This company’s tour included places I had never even heard of, places that are definitely worth visiting.
The tour guide CharlieTheTraveler provided for this tour made a huge difference in my overall experience. I alone could not have put together a better tour. Also worth noting, the beaches we were taken to and the boat rides we went on were remarkable.
I often travel alone, but still like to feel part of a group of people with similar interests. I booked a group tour to Southern Mexico with CharlieTheTraveler and would not a change a thing. I found the tour guide very personable, which made it easier to connect to him and others in the group. This was perfect for me as a lone traveler.
What I liked about this company is that they put our safety and comfort first while planning and executing the trip. CharlieTheTraveler provided an excellent tour guide that was fun and bubbly. I had such a great time, all the while never worrying about my safety in a foreign country because I knew the company made all necessary precautions.
I was hesitant about taking a tour of Mexico, as I had never been outside the country. I am happy my partner and I chose to do this tour through CharlieTheTraveler. The company made us feel safe and kept us busy with fun destinations and activities.
The itinerary was packed with so much to do. I loved going on this trip with the tour guide, as he made sure we got the most out of all the sites. This was an authentic experience that I thoroughly enjoyed.
I was easily overwhelmed by planning a trip to Southern Mexico, but found peace when I booked through CharlieTheTraveler. This company planned much of the trip for me and recommended anything that wasn’t provided. I was impressed by how many activities were included for the price I paid, all of which I didn’t have to plan myself!
Everything was done for me for this tour by CharlieTheTraveler! This was an easy vacation to Southern Mexico with no stress of planning. Our tour guide was fun, encouraging, and experienced. He made each day of our tour exciting.
I would have spent months planning my trip to Mexico. However, I read all the positive reviews about CharlieTheTraveler and booked my trip with them. I didn’t have to plan or worry what I was going to do when I got there. The tour guide ensured we stuck to our itinerary and saw as much as we could on the trip.
I wanted to go on a vacation in Mexico that was exciting and adventurous. I did not want to spend time sitting in my hotel room researching what I could do each day. This is why I chose to go with CharlieTheTraveler, as I knew my trip would be packed full of activities. I was not disappointed, as each day was as exciting as the last.
My spouse and I wanted to go to Mexico for our honeymoon, so I booked a tour through this company. I never imagined how easy it was going to be. The entire trip went very smoothly and stress-free, which was perfect for me.
Everything about this trip was first class. For example, the hotels and accommodations were well-selected by CharlieTheTraveler for this trip. I felt safe and was able to relax for the entire tour. It was obvious the company and the tour guide went above and beyond to ensure I had a good vacation.
CharlieTheTraveler’s tour was the perfect choice for me for my Mexican getaway. I loved having so much to do every day and not only learning about the sites and seeing them from afar, but experiencing them. That made all the difference in my vacation.
I was looking for just a trip to Cancun, but when I saw all that CharlieTheTraveler had planned for this trip to Southern Mexico, I was blown away. I had such a great time thanks to the tour guide the company provided.
I love adventure and I knew this tour with CharlieTheTraveler would be a great pick. The company had good reviews and well-organized plans for the entire week. When I booked the trip, I felt no stress or worry about the vacation. I was able to relax and enjoy my time.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does This Tour Cost?
Financing (monthly payments) is offered to most of our customers. Ask us for details. Our luxury-oriented and itinerary-packed “Cancun & Southern Mexico in 6 Days” tour is available for $1,251 USD per person. This price includes all transportation, except flights. It also includes English-speaking tour guides, food, all activities and all entry fees. If you would like typically 4-star lodging included for all nights on this tour, then the combined (transportation, tour guides, food, activities, entry fees and lodging) total would be $1,551 USD per person. This price is based on 2 per room and is offered to those booking at least 6 weeks in advance. To better understand your specific circumstances and wishes, and for us to accurately quote you, please tell us:
1. In the resorts of Playa del Carmen and Cancun, would you like to keep the 4-star lodging we typically offer or do you prefer upgrading to 5-star hotels?
2. How many persons in your party-including yourself-would be joining this tour?
3. Do you prefer this tour to be private/exclusive to you or would you like to share it with other travelers?
4. Would you be sharing the room with others in your group (e.g. a spouse, relative or friend) or do you want the room exclusive to you?
5. Do you know on which date you would like to start this tour?
What’s Excluded in the Price?
Any airfare, alcohol, travel insurance, any government-imposed visa fees and anything not mentioned in the itinerary
Note that we would be happy to assist you in finding international airfare upon request.
At What Specific Hotels Would We Be Staying?
Below are the names of the hotels where we commonly have our customers stay. Note this is subject to availability.
Nights 1-3: Playa del Carmen, Preferred Accommodation: Acanto Hotel
Nights 4-5: Cancun, Preferred Accommodation: Hotel Emporio
Is This a Private or Group Tour?
Although virtually all activities on this multi-day tour are shared with other travelers, we can make the trip almost completely private, per your request.
Am I Sharing the Room with Someone?
Your room is exclusive to you and whomever is in your party. Strangers (meaning customers who book on the same start date but do not know each other) do not share rooms on this tour. On a side note, please let us know if you and the other person(s) in your booking want separate rooms.
What is the Age Range & Nationality of the People Who Book This Tour?
Although we get customers of all ages and from several countries, our statistics show most people who book are 30 to 65 years old and from USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Are Kids Allowed on This Tour & Are They Charged the Same as Adults?
We welcome your kids specifically and only when the tour is exclusive to you and your group-meaning other customers are not joining you. We define kids as anyone under 18 years old. In order to make the tour exclusive to you and your group, your booking would need to be for 4 persons or more for any of our tours except Iceland. For our Iceland tour, your booking would need to be for 8 persons or more. Regarding the cost of bringing a non-adult, we do deduct from the total based on the amount of activities you request we remove from the tour. Note that reducing the total price of the tour by removing activities is something offered for non-adults only. Adults can opt out of activities but the total price does not change.
How Strong Do I Need to Be For This Trip?
We do not expect you to be an Olympic champion. We know some of the tour members are more fit than others…and we are well prepared for this. However, we do hope you take into consideration this is a very active tour, just like every other tour we offer.
Are Disabled People Allowed on This Tour?
Please let us know about any disability you have. Some disabilities would not affect you taking this tour. Others would prevent you from joining altogether. Although we want all of our customers to have fun, your safety is our first priority.
Do I Get Any Free Time to Myself?
Of course. Once each day’s tour is over, you have the rest of the evening to yourself. Because our tours tend to be very active, our customers typically want to simply relax once the sun sets.
What Happens If I Arrive Late?
Notify us as soon as possible and we will do our very best to arrange a meeting point. Please note that we do not refund for any days or activities that you miss.
Can I Opt-Out of Certain Activities?
Generally speaking, you can opt out as long as we are given adequate notice. Please note that opting out of certain activities does not reduce the price of this tour.
What Happens If I Get Injured on This Trip & Cannot Continue?
We would do our best to keep you safe and make you as comfortable as possible, as well as make special arrangements to address your situation. Partial refunds are not offered if you cannot continue with the tour. However, most travel insurances reimburse you for such situations. This is one of many reasons why we require our customers to purchase travel insurance before taking this tour.
What Happens If I Cancel This Trip?
To confirm your tour, full payment is needed at the time of your purchase. However, refunds are offered. You will receive a full refund if canceling at least 91 days in advance from the departure date. Cancelling between 90-60 days prior to departure entitles you to a 50 percent refund. Cancelling between 59-31 days prior to departure entitles you to a 25 percent refund. Canceling 30 days or less prior to departure is not eligible for a refund. Cancellation requests need to be made by email and become effective on the date received by CharlieTheTraveler.
What Happens If You, CharlieTheTraveler, Cancel This Trip?
In the unlikely event CharlieTheTraveler needs to cancel this trip, such as because of very poor weather conditions, we will give you a full refund for the tour within 14 business days of the cancellation. Note: We are not a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund, nor is this transaction covered by the Restitution Fund.
How Do You Help Prepare Us For This Trip?
You should receive an email from us within 24 hours of purchasing this tour as well as a week before departure. The first email gives details about what to bring, how to prepare yourself, etc. The second email is more like a timetable combined with important contact information.
Is CharlieTheTraveler Licensed & Which State in America Issued it?
The owner of the travel license is the same owner of CharlieTheTraveler. Charlie is a California born and bred resident. The company is headquartered in Greater Los Angeles. The registration number is CST 2136740-70. Please note that travel agents registered as a seller of travel in California does not constitute approval by the State. Also please note that California law requires sellers of travel to have a trust account or bond. CharlieTheTraveler has a trust account.
Are the Tour Guides Licensed & Will They Be With Me the Entire Time?
Our tour guides/drivers are licensed, speak English and know how to bring excitement to your day. What we deliver is the complete opposite of the cookie-cutting tours the big corporations offer, leaving you in complete boredom. Although our tour guides/drivers are attentive, accommodating and engaged, they also know when to give you your private space and free time. It's a perfect balance.
Are We Required to Have Travel Insurance?
Travel insurance is required for all of our customers, for their protection and safety. CharlieTheTraveler does not sell travel insurance. We cannot endorse any specific company. Please check out different companies online and go with the one which offers the most comprehensive coverage.
In Which Language(s) is This Tour Offered?
All of our tours are offered in English. If you prefer another language, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Can We Customize This Tour?
Although we are open to customizing this tour to fit your liking, as a general rule, we discourage the practice. We do our best to keep the cost of the tour low. The more we customize it, the quicker the price goes up. As our tour is currently advertised, you absolutely will not find another one out there as packed with activities and attractions. What’s more, you will not find another tour out there that offers it all "FIRST CLASS," yet for a relatively low price. We have thousands of travelers taking this specific tour every year, and that's because no competitor can beat us on quality, price & substance.
Do We Need to Get Our Own Transportation to and From the Airport?
Absolutely not. We make the arrangements for you.
Can We Book Instantly?
We do not offer the option for you to book instantly because we first need you to tell us via email or phone call the answers to these questions below. Once we have this information, we can send you the link so you can book immediately.
1. Would you be sharing the room with others in your group (e.g. a spouse, relative or friend) or do you want the room exclusive to you?
2. Do you prefer a budget-sensitive 3-star hotel, a better quality but pricier 4-star hotel or a luxurious 5-star hotel?
3. How many persons in your party-including yourself-would be joining this tour?
4. Do you know on which date you would like to start the tour?
Is Someone Available for Us 24-7 While on This Tour?
Yes! You have your own concierge for this tour who is at your disposal. You could reach this person when you need anything.
Where Can I Read About All of Your Terms & Conditions?
Please visit CharlieTheTraveler.com/Tours-Terms-and-Conditions
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