A Bit More Than Party in Playa del Carmen

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Trish

Hey there, I'm Trish! I love traveling to new places, checking out the best spots, experiencing great nightlife, and making as many new friends along the way as possible! I've never been to Mexico before and I'm really excited to discover it. If you're as excited to get to know a new place as I am, I hope you'll come along!

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Mar 7 - 11, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 10

Transportation

Van

Tour Price

USD 351
/ person

Your Fellow Explorers

Age range

18 – 25

Travel interest

Partying, nightlife, clubbing, making new friends, relaxing, beaches, adventure, culture

Fellow Travelers

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Guide - Rutopia

In operation since 2017, Rutopia seeks to connect travelers with its network of hand-picked local hosts in Mexico to help guests discover the country through the eyes of its people. With a focus on customizing trips for guests so that they can enjoy authentic and transformative experiences, Rutopia is committed to ensuring you have an unforgettable time in Mexico. The team takes safety seriously — all destinations, activities, and hosts are carefully reviewed and verified remote assistance is provided every step of the way to ensure a smooth trip.

Very original trips that help the people of the communities you visit.

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Fantastic Will do it again – My wife and I had a fantastic holiday in Mexico thanks to Marisol, Ana, Teresa and their colleagues & partners. The entire itinerary and arrangements were put together in less than 4 days. What we really liked about Marisol & her team was that they were only a message or a phone call away for any query/suggestion, etc. The trip was bespoke to the extent that Rutopia had kept in mind about our interests, food habits & executed bookings, tours. They were also very flexible in catering to last minute changes/requests. The team took upon them to ensure that our entire trip was comfortable & safe by taking care of even small stuff that one normally finds out post getting to a place. We would definitely like to use their services again !!

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Super Easy way to plan a trip to Mexico – Jorge and Melina did a great job and I was very happy with my trip. On very short notice and in the high season, Jorge put together a perfect itinerary. I hate to plan and Jorge took all the work out of it. He put together a good balance of all the big, must see actvities.

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Mexico>A Bit More Than Party in Playa del Carmen

It’s time to cash in those vacation days and enjoy everything Mexico has to offer in the beachside town of Playa del Carmen. Spend your days on the beach and your nights in the bars with myriad excursions to fill your time. When you’re not at the hotel pool, you’ll find yourself club-hopping with the locals, traversing the iconic ancient Mayan ruins of the Yucatan, and exploring the jungles and the caves of Quintana Roo. With extensive free time built into the trip, you can customize your stay in this tropical paradise where leisure and fun intersect at every turn.

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Trish

Hey there, I'm Trish! I love traveling to new places, checking out the best spots, experiencing great nightlife, and making as many new friends along the way as possible! I've never been to Mexico before and I'm really excited to discover it. If you're as excited to get to know a new place as I am, I hope you'll come along!

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Mar 7 - 11, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 10

Transportation

Van

Mexico>A Bit More Than Party in Playa del Carmen

It’s time to cash in those vacation days and enjoy everything Mexico has to offer in the beachside town of Playa del Carmen. Spend your days on the beach and your nights in the bars with myriad excursions to fill your time. When you’re not at the hotel pool, you’ll find yourself club-hopping with the locals, traversing the iconic ancient Mayan ruins of the Yucatan, and exploring the jungles and the caves of Quintana Roo. With extensive free time built into the trip, you can customize your stay in this tropical paradise where leisure and fun intersect at every turn.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · Playa del Carmen
  • Arrive in Cancun
  • Private transfer to Selina Playa del Carmen
  • Check-in at Selina Playa del Carmen
  • Welcome dinner at Caiman Tugurio
  • Day 2 · Playa del Carmen
  • Breakfast (not included in price)
  • Free day in Playa del Carmen
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • VIP Club Party Tour
  • Day 3 · Playa del Carmen
  • Breakfast (not included in price)
  • Free day in Playa del Carmen
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 4 · Playa del Carmen
  • Rio Secreto: The Mayan Underworld (breakfast and lunch included in price)
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 5 · Departure
  • Breakfast (not included in price)
  • Check out of accommodation
  • Transfer to Cancun International Airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Mexico - it’s time to enjoy the beach and the bars!

Welcome to Playa del Carmen, one of the Yucatan’s most popular coastal towns, that features great food, fun in the sun, and all the adventure and nightlife you can handle. This beachside hotspot offers the slow pace of vacation life on pristine beaches with the opportunity to explore the ancient wonders of Mexico. Jump in your private transport at the airport, leave your worries at home, and buckle up for 5 days of fun as you head to your Mexican home for the next 4 nights. Head to the pool after you check into the hostel or walk to the famous 5th avenue for palm-tree-lined streets, local shops, and food at every turn. Freshen up and prepare for the group welcome dinner, featuring stellar local fare at Caiman Tugurio. This indoor/outdoor bar welcomes you with its brightly colored walls, cheap drinks, and live music to kick this trip off right.

Day 2

Calling all Bikinis and Beach Bums - enjoy a free day of exploration and relaxation in Playa del Carmen

Good morning! Today is a free day in Playa del Carmen, which means the possibilities are endless. Sit by the pool and soak in the sun or head to the shoreline and let the turquoise waters wash away the hustle of bustle of the world you left behind. If you’re looking for adventure, consider a yacht ride to Cozumel and explore the Meso-American Barrier Reef, the second-longest coral reef in the world. With an open bar and music blasting all day from the boat, you can’t go wrong on this excursion. However, save some of that energy for later, as tonight features a VIP Club Party Tour with a local guide who will take you to some of the hottest clubs in town. With free drinks flowing, line cuts, and loud music, this will be a night to remember.

Day 3

Another day in paradise - free day in Playa del Carmen with multiple excursions to choose from

Wake up slow after that night on the town, grab some breakfast, and let another day in paradise unfold. You can sit by the pool or spend a day at the beach, but we’ve got a lot in store for the adventure seekers in the group. Head to the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve where you’ll hike in the jungle, take a boat ride through the mangroves, and float in the crystal clear lagoon. For the history buffs, take a trip to Chichén Itzá and explore the majestic temples of the ancient Mayans where you’ll learn about their culture and divine roots. You can also travel to Puerto Morelos Reef National Park and spend the day snorkeling in some of the most beautiful oceanic areas of the world. No matter your choice, enjoy the day in paradise and share your explorations with the group over dinner and drinks.

Day 4

Discover the Mayan underworld - a day of ancient exploration

Today, you’ll be immersed in the secrets of the ancient world as you travel to Rio Secreto for a day of adventure and culture. After pick up, you’ll be offered a stellar breakfast to get ready for the experience. The odyssey will begin by cycling through the lush jungle to an underground cavern where you’ll trek into the depths of otherworldly rock formations. Next, you’ll get a chance to float in a cenote (underwater cave) where pristine waters and stalactites/stalagmites meet. After a traditional lunch, you’ll head back to the hotel for your last night in this heavenly location.

Day 5

Time to say goodbye

After an incredible 4 nights in this lively location, it’s time to say goodbye. Grab a quick meal downtown and take your private transfer to the airport. Spend this time looking through that camera reel and relive the memories you’ve created in paradise.

Accommodation

  • Selina Playa del Carmen

    Selina Playa del Carmen has everything you want on a tropical getaway - a private pool, a rooftop terrace, a bar and restaurant with authentic food, and a comfortable place to lay your head each night. Located in the heart of downtown, you’ll be surrounded by restaurants, bars, and local shops with the beach less than a few minutes from your room. The hostel also features a common kitchen, coworking space, yoga lessons, and music at all hours of the day. This is the place to be to experience Playa del Carmen. Room type: Multiple occupancy.

Included

  • 4 nights in Hostal Selina Playa del Carmen (or similar)
  • Shared occupancy in accommodation
  • Welcome dinner at Caiman Tugurio
  • Day 4 breakfast and lunch
  • Party night in the best of Playa del Carmen
  • Discover the Mayan underworld in Rio Secreto
  • Private transfer from Cancun airport to Playa del Carmen
  • Private transfer from Playa del Carmen to Cancun Airport
  • Shared transfer to Rio Secreto and back
  • 24/7 guest support

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food not mentioned in inclusions
  • Activities mentioned as optionals
  • Personal expenses

COVID-19 guarantee

We know many of you are yearning to travel, but also want to do it in a safe and enjoyable way.

To ensure your wellbeing, we’re working with each of our partners to ensure that exhaustive precautionary health and safety measures are in place. This includes reducing group sizes, incorporating more outdoor adventures, and closely monitoring the spread on the ground.

At the same time, we also know that this is a holiday for you and that you want to experience the best of each location, with minimal inconvenience. We’re confident that each of our trips will be both safe and enjoyable, but if we cannot keep to either of those promises, we will defer or cancel the trip if necessary and gladly issue you credit for a future tour to be used towards any tour within 2 years.

Available add-on

The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences—Two bedroom residence UPGRADE

If you’re looking for a touch of luxury on this trip, upgrade to The Fives Downtown. Located steps away from Fifth Avenue and the shoreline, this five-star resort offers a 2-bedroom residence with AC, Smart TVs, a private bathroom, and a sofa bed in the living room. The midcentury furnishings and vibrant decor will make you feel like a star on this Mexico getaway. **Room type: 2-bedroom.**

Price: USD 600

The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences

Enjoy a yacht ride to a reef

Travel to a little slice of heaven known as the island of Cozumel. This excursion features a yacht ride through the turquoise waters of the Riviera Maya with mixed drinks and music the entire way. Enjoy the open bar as your guide takes you to various locations to experience the pristine waters and views of the Meso-American Barrier Reef, a picturesque vista you won’t find anywhere else. Have a snack on the boat, float in the ocean, swim with the marine life, or soak up that Mexican sun on this idyllic adventure.

Price: USD 270

Yacht Ride to Cozumel

Float in the Muyil Sian Ka´an Biosphere Reserve

Start your excursion at the Muyil community center where you’ll be greeted with a light snack and friendly faces. Your journey will start with a trek through the Muyil archeological site within the jungle to the edge of the Chunyaxche lagoon. From here, you’ll enjoy a short boat ride through the mangroves until you reach the serene channels of the river. Jump in and float with your group, letting the ancient waters soothe your soul during this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Once you’re refreshed, you’ll walk the path back to the center and enjoy a traditional meal as you reflect on your journey. This ecotourism cooperative prides itself in the conservation and preservation of the land by promoting unique experiences through responsible tourism.

Price: USD 160

Muyil Sian Ka´an Biosphere Reserve

Chichén Itzá Archaeological Site visit with drop off at Playa del Carmen

Take your group transportation to one of the most iconic places in all of Mexico. With a local guide, you’ll explore the Mayan city of Chichen Itza, one of the most revered pre-Hispanic sites in the Yucatan. See the famous Pyramid of Kukulkan (El Castillo), along with various Mayan and Toltec structures, such as the ball courts, the Temple of the Warriors, and the Hall of the Thousand Columns. After a magical day on this ancient land, enjoy a complimentary meal and let your soul reflect on the wonders you just saw.

Price: USD 110

Travel to Chichen Itza

Snorkeling in the idyllic Puerto Morelos Reef National Park

Enjoy this natural protected reserve featuring turquoise blue water and marine life you won’t see anywhere else. Spend 2 hours snorkeling with a certified guide who will help you see all the wonders of this heavenly sanctuary. Pursue the coral reefs, the colorful fish, and the sandbanks of the Riveria Mayan and you swim in the warm waters of Mexico’s shoreline.

Price: USD 65

Snorkeling at Puerto Morelos Reef National Park

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 351
Per person