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Xcaret from Riviera Maya

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    What to Expect
    A sacred paradise is in the heart of the Riviera Maya, Xcaret (pronounced eesh-carette) is one of the loveliest and most unusual venues in the area. It is said that this was the ancient port of Pole and that the Maya used to come here to bathe in its waters to purify their minds and bodies before sailing to the nearby island of Cozumel to worship the goddess of fertility, Ixchel.

    Mans ingenuity combined with natures splendor has formed a very interesting park with a variety of attractions. The park has focused on the area's natural flora, fauna and landscape and used these to create a mini-wonderland. There are some small Maya ruins, a botanical garden, aviary, aquarium, stables and butterfly farm. There is an exhibition with scale models of all the major archaeological sites of the Yucatan.

    There is also an inlet with clear waters for snorkeling, a lagoon for swimming and a beach for relaxing either in the sun or in the shade of the palapas. Or perhaps you would prefer a siesta in a hammock? But the most unique feature of Xcaret is its underground river, which passes through caverns and underground channels, put on a life vest and let the current take you slowly and safely along while you marvel at the beauty of nature.

    You'll return at 6:00pm, unless you wish to stay for the magical night show, where you'll see the story of the Mayan come to life! This option is included in the tour price, and you'll return by ferry at 9:00pm. If you wish to stay on, please advise your tour guide a the beginning of the tour.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tour commences with pick-up from Riviera Maya hotels
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point at approximately 9:00pm
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Lunch - Buffet lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Museo de Arte Popular Mexicano
    • Gratuities
    • Additional activities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off for Mayan Palace hotel/ Vidanta hotel in Riviera Maya
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please advise all child heights upon booking
    • Child prices are applicable for children under a certain height.
    • If a child is 40 inches (1 meter) or shorter, he / she is admitted free of charge.
    • If a child is between 40 and 55 inches (1 and 1.4 meters), the child rate will apply.
    • All children 55 inches and taller must pay the adult rate.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    • English
    We booked this activity in advance online before arriving in Mexico but were unable to attend. We gave plenty of notice for cancellation. We have been bounced around to their "accounting department" for months and have yet to receive a refund. DON'T BOOK IN ADVANCE! Will
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    Response from Customer S, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Xcaret from Riviera Maya
    Responded 12 Feb 2018
    Dear Customer First of all, we would like to apologize for missing your post on our TA page. We are truly sorry for the inconveniences that have experienced with us, please contact us at customerservice@olympus-tours.com to follow up your case. We remain at your disposal. Best regards
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    About the operator
    By: Olympus Tours
    William W
    Mexico City Tour
    Visit was all I hoped for. Had a great city intro and Ana was a super host. Covered enough of the city that I
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    Merida, Mexico
    Sorry to say - not impressed
    I know the Pyramids sun and the moon are very famous for the Aztec culture. BTW; The “pyramids” in the sense of
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    Utica, New York
    Excellent tranfers but not so great tour to Tulum
    Our travel agent arranged ( as they usually do) for us to use Olympus ( which is now Discova) to bring us to and
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    Atlanta, Georgia
    Dinner cruise
    Beautiful evening and great food. The service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this activity.
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    Robert A
    Edmonton, Canada
    Mexico City day trip
    If you get a chance to go México City it’s a must see you want be disappointed but go on guided tour I didn’t and
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    Great transportation
    We appreciated Olympus Tours shuttle to and from the hotel. They were easy to find in the hotel upon our arrival
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    Braintree, United Kingdom
    More fun than most amusement parks.
    Had a great time, it was just long enough. The terrain was full of twists and turns, ups and downs. The Terrain
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    Warren T
    Not quite as expected
    This tour was overbooked so we were put into a similar tour which was not what we wanted. We were thrown into a
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    Gary P
    Winnipeg, Canada
    Average at Best
    Took a PV city tour with PV Discovery tours. Stops at the interesting parts were way too short. Like 5 minutes at
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    Jen H
    DO NOT BOOK WITH OLYMPUS! You will be left stranded!
    We booked a trip to Mexico for our anniversary about a month prior to our trip. We don't usually go through a
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