When travelling, to really submerge yourself in a place and learn about its history and discover the best things to do, eat and see, the ideal thing to do is to take a tour. Some tours feel rather busy, rushed and impersonal; well this is certainly not the case with Kaytours. Based in Playa del Carmen in Mexico, they offer private, personalised tours; basically let them know what and where you are particularly interested in and they’ll take you there! Playa del Carmen is a chic, trendy city on the Caribbean shoreline in Mexico, renowned for its beautiful palm-lined beaches and stunning coral reefs, it is also rich in archaeological sites with amazing jungle to explore and wildlife to spot. BA flies direct from London to Cancun in 10 and a half hours and Playa del Carmen is then only an hour’s drive.
The company is owned by Kay himself who started the business after moving to Playa del Carmen from Germany in 2012 and working for other larger tour operators. Realising the need for a more personalised, customisable tour company, Kaytours was born!
The tours can be run for all group sizes so would work well with a family travelling together or for a wedding party or just a group of friends. The starting place can be Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Puerto Morelos, Puerto Aventuras or the Riviera May. Timing is vital with Kaytours, they really try to beat the busiest times for the main tour companies and ensure that you visit these fascinating historic sites when it is quieter and more peaceful. Clean, air conditioned transportation is provided from your hotel and a cooler with snacks, fruit, bottled water and drinks is also provided. All entrance fees are included, just bring money for lunch, souvenirs and of course, tips. Most of the tours include some swimming or snorkelling so bring your swimming gear too! The team of tour guides are all incredibly knowledgeable, patient and make the tours really fun – they even email you the photos they take on the tour!
Range of packages available:
Tulum + Cenotes – visit the ancient ruined city and then snorkel in a cenote (underground river)
Tulum + Zip-lines + Canoes + Cenote Jump – for the thrill seekers add in a zip-line experience, canoe the cenote and dare to do the cliff jump!
Coba + Turtles + Cenotes – discover the fascinating ruined city of the Pre-Columbian Maya civilization, snorkel alongside the sea turtles and explore a cenote
Coba + Punta Laguna – a trip to Coba can also be combined with Punta Laguna – a natural habitat of free living Spider monkeys – exploring their natural habitat involves hiking, snorkelling and a zip-wire!
Chichen Itza + Valladolia or Cenote + Agave Distillery – Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the second-most visited of Mexico’s archaeological sites, this tour also includes a fascinating look at a traditional Agave Distillery
Isla Mujeres – a relaxing trip to a beautiful Caribbean island
Deep Sea Fishing – on a 32-foot boat
Tulum + Sian Ka’an + Beach – with a pick up at 6:45 am, this tour visits the famous archaeological site of Tulum before the rush descends. Next head to the biosphere “Sian Ka’an”, established in 1986 the biosphere reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site covering an area of 5,280 km², it’s considered one of the most beautiful areas of the Yucatan peninsula. A walk through the jungle takes you to a little deck where your captain awaits; all ready to take you exploring the lagoon of Sian Ka’an looking for different species of birds, for manatees, crocodiles and Mayan relics. Next stop is the beautiful beach of Tulum Beach Club Papaya Playa where you can relax and get a bite to eat. The tour takes around 8 hours and you will be delivered back to your hotel after your fabulous day out!
For a real off the beaten track tour and the opportunity to pick the activities that suit you, Kaytours is the ideal company to take you on your next adventure.
Disclosure: Most of our property, service & product reviews are sponsored by the proprietor or brand being appraised. All opinions remain our own & are in no way influenced by any sponsor.