Visiting Cancun: Memorable Trips and Excursions

My sister in law has deserted our annual Thailand Christmas holiday for a rival family holiday in Mexico! I can’t blame her, Mexico is a fantastic place to visit, especially the resorts along the Yucatan peninsula.  

While you could, quite contentedly, relax on the tropical beaches for the most part of Cancun holidays, adding some extra snippets to your break will make the trip that little bit more worthwhile. While the Cancun package holiday deals with Direct Holidays offer up some incredible experiences without having to step foot out of your accommodation, Mexico has so much more to offer its visitors if you have a taste for adventure. 

If you’re planning on exploring a little further, Cancun is a perfect base for most excursions and day trips that can be enjoyed as part of your holiday in Mexico. Here a few to whet your appetite:

Chichen Itza

The Chichen Wonders

As one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, these simply stunning Mayan ruins are an absolute must-see as part of your trip to Mexico. Gaze in wonderment at the 365-stepped Kukulkan pyramid before heading off in search of other Mayan ruins on the Yucatan peninsula, including Tulum which is nestled on the beach.


Swimming with these graceful and intelligent creatures appears on many a bucket list and it’s easy to see why. Cancun is a perfect place to make that dream come true.

The Rainforest

Start your expedition in the Nohoch Nah Chich Cave, swimming amongst the marine life that inhabits it, before heading into the Mexican rainforest for a chance to appreciate a myriad of activities and Mayan traditions that will ignite your sense of adventure. Tour Explor is also available for the adrenaline junkies, which includes the chance to ride Mexico’s fastest zip wire.



As a ginormous ecopark that has archaeological significance as well, Xcaret is a real sight to behold no matter what you want to achieve from your visit. Whether it’s spending the day by the beach and exploring the coves, or taking a walk along the forest trails spotting native wildlife as you go, Xcaret is a delight for all.

Whatever you choose to incorporate into your Cancun holiday, tear yourself away from the stunning beaches and explore! 

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