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Our most recommended Quintana Roo Neighborhood Tours

Cancún: Cooking Class and Market Tour with Transportation

1. Cancún: Cooking Class and Market Tour with Transportation

Taking a cooking class is no doubt one of the best things to do in Cancún. After getting picked up from your hotel, head straight to one of busiest markets in Cancún with your chef. Delight your senses as you stroll through different food sections and immerse yourself in the scents of different herbs, vegetables, meat and seafood. Your chef will show you how to choose the freshest items for your cooking class. Once you arrive at the venue, refreshments, fresh fruit and water or coffee will be provided. The venue provides an intimate setting at one of the best Mexican restaurants in Cancún which opened more than 40 years ago. Spend the next 3 hours learning the tricks behind great Mexican traditional cooking and the origins of each dish. Experience a real Mexican kitchen using traditional tools like molcajete (stone mortar), comal (flat griddle) and clay pots.

Cancun: Guided City Tour with Shopping and Tequila Tasting

2. Cancun: Guided City Tour with Shopping and Tequila Tasting

Get ready to really know Cancun on this guided city tour with time for shopping and an included tequila tasting. Your guide will show you Cancun’s landmarks, including those in the downtown district and hotel zone. Head first to Market 28 to enjoy an authentic marketplace experience. Chat with local vendors as you admire charming crafts at flea-market-type shops and even pick up real silver from Taxco at the best prices. Ride along Boulevard Kukulcan for views of Cancun hotels, clubs, and marinas. In Plaza La Isla, you can enter the Tequila Museum, which houses 700 types of Mexican tequilas. Learn about the various brands, enjoy a tasting, and shop duty-free prices on brand names at designer stores. Later, cap off the day with jaw-dropping views of the Cancun bay and the coastline at El Mirador in Playa Delfines. You can take a commemorative shot next to the famous and colorful Cancun sign that has become a must for visitors.

Playa del Carmen: 3-Hour Local Food Walking Tour

3. Playa del Carmen: 3-Hour Local Food Walking Tour

Dive into Mexican food and cultural experience in one of Playa del Carmen’s most unassuming neighborhoods on this 3-hour walking guided food tour. Taste incredibly distinct cuisine from Italy and Lebanon to Chiapas and Mexico City, all brought together in a multicultural city. Visit street stalls that are famous for their secretly spiced tacos: cochinita, carnitas, pastor, and more. Walk to a local restaurant known for the best chocolate-spiced mole in town - a rich spiced sauce that pairs with slow-cooked chicken. Sample the culinary diamonds of Playa del Carmen while becoming deeply aware of the Mayan Riviera’s history, culture, and geography. Learn the origins of one of the world’s most-loved cuisines: traditional Mexican food. See secret, less known areas kept under the radar, such as family-run markets where they stock hard-to-find seasonal fruits, vegetables, and fresh-squeezed juices. Finish your walk on a sweet note: at one of Playa del Carmen’s best, handmade popsicle shops. Try classic, Mexican ice or milk-based frozen popsicles that are infused with the local, exotic fruits of the area.

Quintana Roo: Tulum, Cobá, Cenote, Playa del Carmen & Buffet

4. Quintana Roo: Tulum, Cobá, Cenote, Playa del Carmen & Buffet

Discover natural and archeological treasures of Riviera Maya on this guided day trip. Choose your ideal starting point and set off to see the historical hotspots of Cobá and Tulum. See the evolution of a society as you walk the modern streets of Playa del Carmen, along the Caribbean coast. At Cobá you’ll find Nohoch Mul, the highest pyramid of the Yucatán peninsula. Race to the top or take it slow and steady, and take in the gorgeous view from the top. Learn about ancient ways of living in the region from your guide, and top it off with a dip in the tranquil waters of Choo-Ha cenote. Fill up at the buffet lunch, full of traditional and tasty foods, before heading to Tulum. With the majestic ruins and vast views of the Caribbean sea, it’s easy to picture the town’s origins as a major port. Relax with the sound of gentle waves and the feeling of the sun on your skin. Finish off the day at Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean shore. You’ll have some free time to walk the pedestrianized streets, visit its craft and designer shops, and soak up the unique atmosphere. Catch some time to rest and reminisce on your journey back.

Playa del Carmen: Cooking Class & Local Markets Tour

5. Playa del Carmen: Cooking Class & Local Markets Tour

Start the tour by meeting Chef Alma, a local professional and embark on a true culinary and cultural experience in Playa del Carmen. Set off together into the vibrant neighborhoods of Playa del Carmen to purchase groceries and produce from stores and markets. Discover how the people of Playa select their produce and where they buy the best ingredients for family meals. After picking up everything you need to cook with, the chef will welcome you into her home and you will start cooking up a feast of Mexican home-style dishes. Learn how to cook a 3-course Mexican meal and enjoy delicious tastings of the food and tequila for lunch. Receive an email with all of the recipes you have learnt at the end, so you can take your flavorful memories of Mexico home with you.

Cancún: Taco & Local Beer Tasting Tour

6. Cancún: Taco & Local Beer Tasting Tour

Discover the authentic and serious taco scene of Cancún and find out why tacos are probably the food that Mexicans export the most across the world. Enjoy a tour of 4 different restaurants and 1 local park venue. Take a journey across Mexican cuisine as you taste 5 different taco varieties from different regions. Understand how, from North, South, East, and West, the flavor combinations and ingredients of tacos vary across the country.  Prepare yourself to devour delicious traditional tacos, enjoy refreshing local beers, and delight yourself with the beautiful bright colors of downtown Cancun. Learn how to make hand-made tortillas and have the opportunity to listen to an authentic live mariachi band.

Cancún: Street Food and Urban Art Tour

7. Cancún: Street Food and Urban Art Tour

Get off the beaten track and discover four secret street food spots not found on any Cancún map. Enjoy an increasingly popular food tour and skip the line with VIP service. Don't wait, just indulge in tacos, tamales and refreshing ice lollies. As you walk, admire the vibrant and unique street art that decorates the city. After your hotel pickup, your English-speaking guide will explain to you every detail related to the food and drinks on offer. Get a taste of history as your guide narrates the fascinating story behind each Cancún street joint. Feel refreshed with naturally flavored water, freshly squeezed juice and soft drinks. Enjoy sides such as guacamole, beans, pico de gallo, and a variety of salsas – and don’t worry, you'll be warned if it’s spicy!

Tulum: 3-Hour Local Food Tasting Tour

8. Tulum: 3-Hour Local Food Tasting Tour

Explore Tulum and discover local eateries. Enjoy authentic Mexican food while learning about the city's culture and history. Your tour begins with delectable bites of tacos de guisado, followed by fresh fruit juices and some more regional tacos. Afterwards, hear about the history of Tulum and the surrounding areas as you make your way to the local market. Arrive at the market to enjoy more flavors of Tulum. While here you'll try the authentic Mexican dishes of tamales and mole. Continue on to avoid the tourist hot spots and head to the fruit market where you'll conclude your food tour with a refreshing dessert. This is a unique experience where you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide that will take you around Tulum, typically away from common tourist hot-spots to taste the authentic flavors of Mexico and meet its people.

From Cancun: Bacalar Lake of Seven Colors Tour

9. From Cancun: Bacalar Lake of Seven Colors Tour

A Cancun tour to Bacalar is a grand adventure, a day full of exploration and fun in the southern end of Quintana Roo. You'll enjoy round trip transportation to Bacalar from Cancun with a packed snack on board the modern, air conditioned transport, passing famous destinations like Playa del Carmen and Tulum as you make your way south. Once you arrive in Bacalar, you'll board a small boat for a guided tour of the lagoon. You'll visit three different cenotes and swim in the crystalline waters and discover why Bacalar is called "The Lake of Seven Colors". After a tasty grilled lunch to refuel, you'll explore the San Felipe Fort of Bacalar and its pirate musuem, argh! You'll return to Cancun full of stories to share and incredible photos to make all your friends and family envious.

Cozumel: Chocolate Workshop at The Mayan Cacao Company

10. Cozumel: Chocolate Workshop at The Mayan Cacao Company

Come and take a journey through time with this chocolate workshop at the Mayan Cacao Company. Uncover the secrets of the ancient Mayan civilization and learn how chocolate formed such a central role in their social and religious life. Start your workshop by hearing about how Cacao figured into pre-modern Mayan society as a sacred food, sign of prestige, social centerpiece, and cultural touchstone. Then, you will be walked through the traditional chocolate-making process. Create your own chocolate bar with the cacao seeds the Mayans used in rituals and ceremonies to honor their gods. Grind them in a traditional pre-hispanic Metate, mix in simple ingredients, and take a piece of Mexican gastronomic culture with your own handmade chocolate bar. After the workshop, visit the chocolate boutique and give your taste buds a treat by trying 13 different artisanal chocolates.

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What people are saying about Quintana Roo

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 133 reviews

The guide was great explaining the tradition and origins of the food. The dishes picked were authentic. In my email I asked for a certain food restriction for the person who was with me ,but it was not followed. I’m not sure if they read my specifications or if there weren’t any Mexican dishes in the list for the tour with those specifications. The guide only asked us if there weren’t any food allergies, so I assumed he was not notified by the company about our food request. Overall the experience was great.

This is a very wonderful experience very professional and culture I was very pleased .me and my wife are very pleased, everyone is professional and respectful I’m very grateful appreciate it all their services and the information they provide I’d recommend it to anyonein Cancun Mexico .five stars

It was a great trip. We had a great guide, he was funny and explained everything very well and gave good tips. Please don't forget sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, but above all bring water.

The Gallo guide and the driver Ivan are excellent. Very interesting and beautiful activity. The excellent buffet. The attention in all the places very good. Highly recommended.

The guide Alex was very lively, engaged, and client oriented. He would answer questions even if not food related.