Jungle Tours in Cancun
The Jeep rumbles down the dirt road, bouncing beneath the thick green canopy of the jungle. You roll past an endless supply of beautiful flowers and brilliant green leaves, and past the occasional suspicious glance of some brightly colored bird.
Eventually, the Jeep pulls up to the edge of the cenote. You get out and look down the natural well, to the clean waters below. Your guide has already started rigging up the rappelling gear for you to climb down to them. Swimming in a private cenote, miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s not a bad way to spend a Tuesday.
A Unique Ecosystem
The tropical jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula are home to a staggering array of flora and fauna, including many species who live nowhere else on Earth. You’ll have the opportunity to see many of these species by taking one of Cancun’s famous jungle tours.
Cancun Jungle Tours
There are lots of ways to explore the jungles surrounding Cancun. Maybe you want to take a boat through the mangroves. Maybe you’d prefer cruising down a path in a luxury 4x4. Or maybe you want to really shake things up, and travel by horseback. And of course, there’s always mountain biking! Here are some options to get you started.
The Mangrove Jungle Tour
Pilot your own boat through the mangroves of the Nichupte Lagoon to the Punta Nizuc Reef, where you’ll put on fins and a snorkel to explore the underwater sculptures and natural wonders. This is one of Cancun’s most popular and more well-known tours, and with good reason. The Jungle Tour, as it’s called, has been running in one form or another for decades - when the mangroves were much more of an unpopulated jungle.
This tour is a nature lover’s delight. You’ll see birds, frogs, turtles, and more as you ride through the mangroves, then swim among schools of fish and vibrants corals at the reef. Take the tour.
4x4 Jungle Tour and Cenote Swim
Ride through the jungle in a luxury SUV. Fly through the air above the trees on a zipline. Snorkel through the clear waters of a cenote. And do it all in one afternoon. This combo tour is an action-packed adventure, and a perfect way to shake up your Cancun vacation.
You’ll see the lush vegetation and exotic animals of the jungle, plus the amazing geologic formations and relics of the ancient Mayan culture in the cenote. Schedule your tour.
Horseback Riding in the Jungle
Exploring the jungle by horseback is an awesome way to reconnect with nature. You’ll take in the sights, including an incredible variety of birds, while riding leisurely down the jungle paths. Even if you’ve only ever dreamed of riding a horse before, your guide will make sure you and your animal are ready for the trail.
There’s a certain tranquility to horseback riding that simply cannot be replicated, making this a perfect way to guarantee a unique and memorable Cancun experience. Book your tour.
Mountain Bike Tours
For a one-of-a-kind adventure, take a guided mountain bike tour through the jungles of the Mayan Riviera. You’ll be able to choose from beginner-friendly paths, or more extreme off-roading for experienced mountain bikers.
Whether you want to challenge your biking abilities on a highly technical course, or if you simply want to cruise out and explore some ancient Mayan ruins, scheduling a bike tour is a unique way of exploring the beautiful lands surrounding Cancun. Book your tour.
Planning Your Trip
With so many exciting jungle tours to choose from, you really can’t go wrong.
Before You Go
Cancun isn’t just about beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. (Though it’s definitely about those, too!) The jungles of the Mayan Riviera are a unique ecosystem filled with a wide variety of plants and animals. Taking time out to explore these places is a sure way to make lasting memories.
You Should Also Know…
Many of these tours involve some combination of hiking and swimming, so be sure to bring a bathing suit and change of clothes.
Don’t forget your eco-friendly sunscreen and bug spray!
Many of these tours are half-day activities, and some are more physically demanding than others.
You may want to spend some time researching the flora and fauna of the Riviera before your trip, to better recognize and appreciate what you see on the tour.
Jungle & Adventure Tours
Tulum & Xel-Ha All Inclusive Tour. FREE$139
Xel-Ha All Inclusive Tour with Transport$119
Subsee Explorer Tour$47
Jungle Tour "Sunrise Marina"$69
Xcaret Tour. FREE CANCUN SCENIC TOWER
Coba - Mayan Encounter Tour
Xel-Ha All Inclusive Tour Admission Only$89
Xplor Tour. FREE CANCUN SCENIC TOWER
Hummer Jungle Tour$188
Rio Secreto Tour
Coba Sunset Tour
Jungle Maya Tour$118
Experiencias Xcaret Package Only Entranc$185
Aquafun Marine Jungle Tour$69
Aquafun Marina Mangrove Tour$69
Jetpack Cancun Tour$118
Snorkeling Tour at MUSA Underwater Museu$58
Tulum Xtreme Tour$129
Xplor Fuego Tour. FREE CANCUN SCENIC TOW
Xenotes. FREE CANCUN SCENIC TOWER$119