Things to do in Cancun - Cancun Tours on a Budget

Published: 06th February 2012
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Trying to plan your budget when you are planning a vacation can prove to be a difficult task. There are so many things to do in Cancun and Riviera Maya area you may ask yourself, ďWhere do I start and what can we do while staying within our budget?Ē One great resource is a website that you can find by following the link, This website offers a variety of tours and activities to choose from. There are four particular cheap tours that are a great value when considering time, fun factor, distance from hotel, and most importantly the cost. All four tours are less than $90 USD per adult with lots of extras included.

The Selvatica Extreme Canopy Adventure tour is great for ages 3 to 93 as well as anyone who loves adventure! The tour is approximately three hours in duration at the park and includes twelve heart pumping zip lines through the trees of the Mayan jungle. An authentic army truck will take you to the cenote where there are two more zip lines into the refreshing clear water. After a dip in the water, you return to the palapa (thatched roof structure) where you enjoy a delicious Mexican lunch of chicken fajitas with bottled water included. Transportation from the hotel zone in Cancun and Playa del Carmen is approximately 45 to 60 minutes, depending on hotel location, in an air conditioned van. There are a few things you might just want to bring along some cash for. Photos, video, souvenirs, tips and alcoholic beverages are not included in the price of the tour. Strap into your helmet and harness, itís time to fly!

If you are interested in history and culture, Chichen Itza is an amazing tour to do while in Mexico. It is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World, as well as one of the most visited Mayan ruins of the Yucatan. This tour includes an English speaking guide of the ruins, hotel pick-up in an air conditioned bus, and entrance to the Eco-archeological park. The buffet lunch is a collection of scrumptious options such as salads, breads, chicken and pork. The tour also includes a forty-five minute opportunity visit and cool off in the cenote, so donít forget to bring swim suit and towel. You perhaps might want to bring along extra cash for souvenirs and beverages. This tour is an all day tour, so be prepared to spend one amazing day of your vacation discovering one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

The Caribbean is one of the finest locations in the world for snorkeling. Tours-Cancun offers a very affordable and stimulating snorkel trip called the Reef Experience that is great for almost anyone. The transportation will pick you up from the hotel and take you to Puerto Morelos which is approximately thirty minutes from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. The price of the tour includes all the necessary equipment, bi-lingual guides, and the chance to explore two beautifully exciting reefs. The buffet lunch on the beach offers fresh fruits, fried fish, vegetables, drinks, and domestic open bar! This is a half day tour of small groups (no crowds) and you donít have to be a great swimmer to discover the beauty within the sea. Extra cash is needed for the $3 USD park fee and any souvenirs you may wish to purchase.
Almost everyone has heard of swimming with Dolphins, but have you ever thought about stepping it up a notch and swimming with sharks? At the Interactive Aquarium located in the Cancun hotel zone this tour, The Shark Encounter, it is possible to be face to face with Bull sharks. Upon arrival at the Aquarium for this activity you are provided with a locker for your belongings, mask/wet suit, and a guide who will descend with you in a plexi-glass cage while you attempt to feed the sharks. After the shark encounter showers and towels are provided so that you are able to continue exploring the Interactive Aquarium. The best part of the tour, other than looking a shark in the eyes, is that the more people who participate with you, the cheaper it is per person. Extra cash might be needed for lunch in the restaurant, drinks, and shopping. Are you ready to be up close and personal with a man-eater?

It is highly recommended to make reservations as far in advance as possible to ensure availability for all tours. For more information, reservations and answers to common questions, visit,

Jhon Ford is the author of this article. For more information about cancun excursions and escursions Cozumel visit

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