A vibrant culture full of friendly people, famous historical places, acres of lush jungle and miles of clear seas brimming with life, not to mention an expanse of powdery white beaches – Mexico has all the right components for an epic getaway with the entire family. And when it comes to creating awesome memories, Olympus Tours are the experts in Mexico’s best family-friendly attractions. We asked them for the must-do activities and sites in Cancun and Riviera Maya that will make your family vacation truly unforgettable.
Theme parks are always a favorite pastime, but Xcaret offers thrills of a natural kind. This eco-archeological park boasts over 50 attractions highlighting the Mayan culture and Mexico’s stunning natural wonders. Grab your snorkel gear and dive into an underground river to swim with exotic creatures like manatees. Take a stroll through the jungle to pay a visit to the park’s mesmerizing jaguars. Or head to the Mayan Village to observe how this fascinating civilization thrived. Xcaret holds all of the wonders of Mexico in one thrilling park.
Trust us when we say this is one history lesson the kids will actually stay awake for. In fact, the great pyramid El Castillo at the ancient Mayan site of Chichen Itza will have them wide-eyed. Their inner archeologist and adventurer will awaken as you discover the city’s other impressive sites, like the Temple of Warriors, Wall of Skulls, and the Great Ball Court, the largest in Mayan history.
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Cancun Underwater Museum
It’s high time you jumped into those turquoise waves, and there’s no better spot to splash in than the Cancun Underwater Museum. Not only will you share the water with a variety of colorful tropical fish, they’ll be your fellow patrons at an art museum like you’ve never seen before. Swim among over 450 picturesque statues pedestaled along the seabed. Over the years, these statues have slowly transformed into natural works of art, as the ocean life gradually forms new coral reefs on their stony facades.
The Yucatan Peninsula was home to many Mayan cities and villages, and evidence of their great civilization can be found throughout the region. Make your way to the southern end of Riviera Maya to the coastal archeological site of Tulum. There’s almost nothing more awe-inspiring than seeing the Temple of the God of Wind and the Castillo with the expansive blue Caribbean Sea as its backdrop. Tulum is one of the best preserved Mayan sites in the world, and both you and the kids will love exploring this unique exhibit.
Jungle Maya Tour
You might have caught a glimpse of the lush jungle from your flight or on your transfer to the resort. But you haven’t truly seen it until you delve into the vast greenery for yourself. If you and your family are looking for an adventure, have your Liberty Travel consultant arrange a Jungle Maya tour. You’ll begin with a thrilling 4X4 ride through the forest before you reach the Sac-Actun cenote system, the world’s longest underground river. You’ll head into the No-Hoch cavern for snorkeling around impressive stalagmites and rock formations. Then rappel down a sacred cenote, where you’ll participate in a traditional Mayan purification ceremony. This tour is sure to create memories for your family to share for years to come.
Cancun and Riviera Maya are a playground of excitement for travelers of all ages, and it’s always a great idea to treat your family to an extraordinary school break vacation they’ll never forget. Contact your Liberty Travel consultant today to plan your memorable getaway to Mexico, complete with a few exciting activities from Olympus Tours.