Summer vacations can be difficult to plan sometimes. If your travel destination is a place like Cancun, Mexico, then you have your work cut out for you in terms of choosing what to do while you’re there. However, there are some ways to get the most out of your time in Cancun without having to plan anything yourself!

A two-day tour of Cancun can be a great “no-brainer” for those of you who just want to relax and enjoy the best of Cancun.

1- Chichen Itza

Chichen itza is also near Cancun
You will have the experience of a lifetime visiting Chichen Itza. This amazing archeological site was once the center of the Maya empire, and is now a World Heritage site. The location consists of a central pyramid, called El Castillo (The Castle) that has 365 steps, as well as various temples, ball courts, and other stone structures. Your bilingual tour guide will tell you all about the history of this amazing site, including different traditions and rituals of the ancient Maya who once lived there.

The architecture is astounding and shows off the intelligence and ingenuity of the ancient Maya, like the “calendar” built into the steps of El Castillo. If you go on the summer solstice, you can witness the “descent” of Kukulcan, the feathered serpent god whose shadow appears over the pyramid certain days of the year.

After your guided tour, you will have some time to roam around the site yourself, taking in all of the ancient energy and getting in touch with a culture that was ahead of its time. As you take time to explore the site, you will see why Chichen Itza was recently included as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

2- Swim with dolphins

Swimming with dolphins are a great choice in Cancun
The tour starts with a dolphin swim program at Dolphinaris Cancun or Riviera Maya Park, world-renowned dolphinariums with amazing staff and dolphins. You will get to learn all about dolphin behavior and physiology as well as swim and interact with dolphins yourself. The program is perfect for anyone, no matter their swimming abilities. It’s a great way to enjoy Cancun as a family too, because dolphins have a way of bringing the kid out in all of us.

 

3- Dive in a cenote

Cenotes at Chichen Itza Mexico are common and near Cancun
Don’t miss the opportunity to cool off in the crystalline waters of a cenote.

A cenote is a natural water pit that is linked to a system of underground rivers and that is produced by limestone deflation. Cenotes are almost exclusive of the Yucatan Peninsula and they are related to the Mayan civilization, as they considered them as fountains of life.

The word “cenote” comes from the Mayan Word “dzenot” and it means water cavern. Some of them are open, partially opened or closed. Their surroundings are really amazing as some of them are 60 meters in diameter and are shrouded by trees, plants and other thick vegetation.

4- Valladolid

Valladolid, Mexico nearby Cancun.
Valladolid does also have its own charming. It is a “puzzle-like” city that mixes Pre-Hispanic and colonial style with modern touches.

Its colorful streets are ideal to take a walk in a quiet way to discover its wonders. Among them, you can find the “Convento de San Bernardino de Siena”, “Palacio Municipal”, “Catedral de Valladolid” and some traditional distillery. Another option is “Casa de los Venados”, which is a great choice to get yourself into the local art.

Now don’t stress anymore about your visit to Cancun and check out this great tour!