Riviera Maya

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Mayan Riviera

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Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.

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Round-Trip Flights

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3- or 4-Star Hotels

After a busy day, comfort is key.

Centrally Located Hotels

Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.

Double Occupancy

Daily Breakfast and Dinner (unless otherwise noted)

Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.

24-Hour Tour Manager

Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.

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Global Network

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Exceptional Experiences

Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.

Cenote Visit and Swimming

Cenote Visit and Swimming

This isn’t your typical waterpark. Students will love nature’s swimming pool when they get to drive into a cenote, a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Cenotes are especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico and were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings.

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This isn’t your typical waterpark. Students will love nature’s swimming pool when they get to drive into a cenote, a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Cenotes are especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico and were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings.

Xcaret Park Tubing and Mayan Ball Game

Xcaret Park Tubing and Mayan Ball Game

Explore Mexico's wonders both natural and cultural at the eco-park Xcaret, built at the site of a former Mayan community. Float down parts of the subterranean river network that wind beneath the Yucatán peninsula to experience ancient Mayan cenotes, caves and other geological formations inherent to the region. Back on land, experience the culture and customs of Xcaret's Mayan roots through activities such as a re-creation of an ancient ball game.

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Explore Mexico's wonders both natural and cultural at the eco-park Xcaret, built at the site of a former Mayan community. Float down parts of the subterranean river network that wind beneath the Yucatán peninsula to experience ancient Mayan cenotes, caves and other geological formations inherent to the region. Back on land, experience the culture and customs of Xcaret's Mayan roots through activities such as a re-creation of an ancient ball game.

Tulum Ruins

Tulum Ruins

Chichén Itzá Archaeological Site

Chichén Itzá Archaeological Site

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres

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Itinerary

This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.

Day 1: Mayan Riviera

Arrive in Cancun. Meet your ACIS Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel in a sunny, seaside resort town on the Mayan Riviera.

Day 2: Mayan Riviera

A morning excursion takes you to the spectacular cliff-side ruins of Tulum, where a stunning view of the Caribbean may explain why the Mayan people chose this as their home. Enjoy a free afternoon sinking your toes into the white sandy beaches of the Mayan Riviera.

Day 3: Mayan Riviera

Travel today to the incredible ruins of Chichén Itzá. Starting with a guided sightseeing tour, learn about the Maya's advanced calendar system, their extensive knowledge of astronomy and their deadly ball game. After, join locals as you stop at one of the many cenotes, or underground lakes, in the area. Learn about the geology of these naturally formed underground sinkholes and how they were sacred to the ancient Maya as you take a refreshing swim before returning to your hotel.

Day 4: Mayan Riviera

Today enjoy an excursion to the eco-archaeological theme park of Xcaret. Spend the day tubing down subterranean rivers and snorkeling in the inlets, where pink flamingos and toucans abound. Then observe a re-creation of a Mayan ball game with its religious rituals and ceremonies before returning to the Mayan Riviera.

Day 5: Mayan Riviera

Enjoy a boat trip to sleepy tropical Isla Mujeres, the "Isle of Women". Take your time exploring the vibrant downtown of this 5-mile-long island before returning to your hotel.

Day 6: Mayan Riviera

Spend the day relaxing on the Caribbean Coast. You’ll have time to enjoy the beach or browse for souvenirs in the nearby shops before celebrating your final evening in Mexico tonight.

Day 7: Departure

Depart for the USA.



Note: The Mexican authorities require a letter of permission from legal guardians for travel of minors to Mexico. Please speak to your ACIS Tour Consultant for more details.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Optional Extras

Ultimate-Plus Protection Plan

Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $140

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Ultimate Protection Plan

Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $70

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