Activity selections can be made through your IRF event registration profile beginning March 2018. An email will be delivered to the email on file in your IRF registration profile once selections are available. 

The IRF is pleased to announce the activity options that have been confirmed for Wednesday, May 30. IRF activity selections offer Invitational attendees the opportunity to participate in some of Cancun’s finest destination experiences first hand. Please click on an experience below to find out more. Wednesday activity selections include:

Activity Information is subject to change. Please review the information below carefully prior to selecting your Wednesday activity. 

 

 

25th Annual education invitational IRF golf tournament

Sponsored by Two Roads Hospitality and Hyatt Resort Alliance

Location: Moon Spa & Golf Club - Jungle & Lakes Courses
Capacity: 144 Golfers

Palace Resorts is proud to welcome you to the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Moon Palace Golf Resort in Cancun, Mexico. It is the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course designed exclusively for Palace Resorts and also the first Jack Nicklaus course in the Cancun area. This 27-hole championship golf course has boosted Cancun's appeal as a golf destination.

When asked about the course, Nicklaus stated that, "Our goal was to design a golf course that would be fun and memorable to players of all levels. Perhaps one day, other courses in the region will try to compare themselves to Moon Palace.”

Created to suit Moon Palace's clientele and harmonize with the tropical lushness of Cancun, this 7,165-yard, 72-par golf course features four sets of tees and is lined with native jungle vegetation, natural wetlands and bunkers that have been strategically placed. Highlights include: the signature hole, number 17, a 151-yard, par 3, that plays downwind to an island green; the sixth hole, a par 4 that plays 336 yards and is drivable, but has a carry over water; and the finishing hole, a strong par 4 that plays 446 yards.

The day will include an 18-Hole Straight Scramble Tournament, followed by a brief Awards Ceremony and Reception. Golf hole sponsors will be providing lunch on the course for all players. 

Itinerary


6:00AM - 7:00AM

     Breakfast for GOLFERS and GOLF SPONSORS at The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

6:15AM

     GOLF SPONSORS depart from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

7:00AM

     GOLFERS depart from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

7:00AM - 8:00AM

     Putting Green/Driving Range Open

8:00AM - 2:00PM

     Golf Tournament

2:00PM - 3:00PM

     Awards Ceremony and Reception

3:00PM

     Return to The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun


WHAT'S INCLUDED: Rental equipment will be available at the course – please note during registration you will be able to indicate whether you are in need of rental clubs and what type. If you are bringing your own clubs, please be sure to use your IRF Golf Tag (distributed in your pre-trip package closer to the event).

WHAT TO BRING: Collared shirt & Bermuda-length shorts or slacks (no jeans, t-shirts, cut-off shorts or tank tops); hat, sunglasses and sunscreen recommended.

 

 

ATV Jungle Expedition

Sponsored by Amstar DMC

Location: Selvatica (Distance from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun: 35 minutes)
Capacity: 20 participants

Thrill seekers are welcome to experience Selvatica’s Extreme Canopy Tour, which is set upon the “EXTREMO” circuit – a 12 zip-line circuit in the middle of the jungle. 

After this amazing activity, ride in a military truck into the open sinkhole, board a “Polaris Trail Boss” 330cc engine ATV, and enjoy the thrill of a 30-minute off-roading tour. You’ll then meet back at the sinkhole to swim and refresh while experiencing a custom water zip-line.

At the end of this wonderful experience, guests will enjoy a light meal.

Itinerary


9:20AM

     Depart from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

10:30AM

     Activity Start Time

3:30PM

     Return the The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun


WHAT'S INCLUDED: 
Roundtrip transportation, experienced tour guide, 12 zip-line circuit, ATV experience, light lunch (chicken fajitas and rice and fried beans). Lockers available for use.

WHAT TO BRING: Bathing suit, comfortable shoes or sneakers (no sandals or flip flops), biodegradable suntan lotion, towels from the hotel, extra money for souvenirs and pictures.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Maximum weight for the activity is 260 lbs. Maximum waist size is 47 inches or 120 cm. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women, people with back issues or heart conditions.

 

 

Rio Secreto Half Day Tour

Sponsored by Amstar DMC

Location: Rio Secreto (Distance from The Grand: 50 minutes)
Capacity: 40 participants

Dare to live a fantastic experience in one of the most incredible locations in the Riviera Maya – a magical River found deep below Quintana Roo.

Enter this natural museum, filled with a kaleidoscope of cave formations, and walk amidst the thousands of stalactites and stalagmites found in this protected natural reserve.

Go deep inside an underground cave, where you'll experience true silence among some of the most dramatic mineral formations in the world. Learn and marvel in this ancient, magical subterranean world that, until now, has remained unexplored for millions of years.

Itinerary


8:40AM

     Depart from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

10:00AM

     Activity Start Time

3:00PM

     Return the The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun


WHAT’S INCLUDED: Roundtrip transportation, experienced tour guide, wet suit, wet shoes, helmet with headlamp, towels, lockers, photos, and lunch.

WHAT TO BRING: Bathing suit, a change of dry clothes and extra money for souvenirs and pictures.

IMPORTANT NOTES: This tour is not recommended for people with severe physical handicaps, heart attack risk, pregnant women, or for people under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Please do not use sunblock to avoid the contamination of the cavern system and underground rivers. Cameras are not allowed in the caverns. 

 

 

Dolphin Ride at Puerto Morelos

Sponsored by Amstar DMC

Location: Puerto Morelos (Distance from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun: 30 minutes)
Capacity: 20 participants

Swim with dolphins with Delphinus, the leading company in the responsible and sustainable management of these marine mammals. They are well-known for their dynamic, interactive programs and for the cutting-edge design and safety of the dolphinariums in Cancun and Riviera Maya.

Participants swim freely with the dolphins, and even get a big dolphin kiss, but the most thrilling part of the program is the chance to take a spin around the dolphinarium during the famous Dorsal Pull. Hang on tight for the ride-of-your-life, as you are pulled through the water by these amazing swimmers.

Delphinus Dolphin Ride is a 45 minutes program (15-minute briefing on deck and 30 minutes of in-water interaction with the dolphin).

Itinerary


9:00AM

     Depart from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

10:00AM

     Activity Start Time

12:00PM

     Return the The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun


WHAT’S INCLUDED: Roundtrip transportation, life vests, and towels will be provided. Lockers will be available for program participants to store personal items. Everyone who participates must use a life vest.

WHAT TO BRING: Bathing suit, a change of dry clothes and extra money for souvenirs and pictures.

IMPORTANT NOTES: For the safety of the swimmers, dolphins, and trainers, participants are asked not to bring video or photography cameras to the wet areas around the dolphinariums. This activity is not suitable for pregnant women.

 


Catamaran sailing and snorkeling

Sponsored by Amstar DMC

Location: Maroma Beach (Distance from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun: 30 minutes)
Capacity: 60 participants

Lounge aboard a luxurious catamaran and practice snorkeling at the reef of Maroma beach, the second largest coral reef in the world. Enjoy a beverage, as you take in the magnificent views of the ocean. If you enjoy snorkelling, this is truly an excursion you don’t want to miss!

Itinerary


8:15AM

     Depart from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

9:00AM

     Activity Start Time

2:00PM

     Return the The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun


WHAT’S INCLUDED: Roundtrip transportation, experienced snorkeling guides, qualified sailing crew, snorkeling equipment, boxed lunch and domestic open bar.

WHAT TO BRING: Bathing suit, comfortable clothing, beach shoes or sandals, a hat, sunglasses, biodegradable sunscreen, a towel from the hotel, extra change of clothes, camera and money for souvenirs.

IMPORTANT NOTES: The catamaran has easy access into the water via ladders, 3 bathrooms, and fresh water showers. All guests are required to wear life jackets during the snorkeling of the reef for marine preservation and safety. Service will be considered cancelled if the Harbor Master closes the port due to weather conditions.

 

 

Shopping in Playa del Carmen

Sponsored by Amstar DMC

Location: Playa del Carmen (Distance from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun: 45 minutes)
Capacity: 50 participants

Visit Playa del Carmen’s famous “5th Avenue,” a traffic-free street near the beach where you will discover plenty of shops with loads of unique gift ideas.

Most shops do not price their items and instead, allow you to bargain. You can score some great deals this way!

There are also several little bistros, intimate restaurants and small sidewalk cafes, where you can stop for a cappuccino or light lunch along the way. 

Itinerary


9:15AM

     Depart from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

10:00AM

     Activity Start Time

3:00PM

     Return the The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun


WHAT’S INCLUDED: Roundtrip transportation

WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable walking shoes, shorts/bermudas, hat, suntan lotion, money in cash (can be pesos or USD), most stores accept Visa and/or MasterCard.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Please note that lunch is not included during this excursion. Participants are encouraged to get lunch on own, or to wait and have a late lunch upon returning to the resort. 

 

 

Jungle tour

Sponsored by Amstar DMC

Location: National Marine Coral Reef Park (Distance from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun: 25 minutes)
Capacity: 20 participants

Experience a thrilling ride through the lagoon and mangrove channels with a snorkeling stop at the second largest barrier reef in the world. Two activities in one experience!Upon arrival, you will board your own double boat, receive brief instructions, and depart from the marina to the mangrove channels, to enjoy the view, fauna and tropical life.

After 45 minutes, the group will cross the Nizuc bridge and turn north out to the Caribbean Sea to reach the National Marine Coral Reef Park. Here you can tie up your boat and go snorkeling, getting the chance to admire multi-colored fish and a capricious coral formation.

After 30-45 minutes you will re-board the boats and drive back into the mangrove channels to the marina. This is the perfect opportunity to switch places if you are traveling with a co-pilot.

Itinerary


8:15AM

     Depart from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

9:00AM

     Activity Start Time

12:00PM

     Return the The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun


WHAT’S INCLUDED: Roundtrip transportation, experienced tour guide, lockers for guest storage, snorkeling equipment (life jacket, fins and mask), brand new snorkel tube, bottled water.

WHAT TO BRING: Bathing suit, towel from the hotel, sandals and biodegradable sunblock, as well as extra money for souvenirs and pictures.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Avoid use of chemicals before taking this trip (sunscreen, repellent, excessive make-up, etc). This expedition is not suitable for handicapped people or people who suffer heart, respiratory or back problems. It is not recommended for pregnant women. People under the influence of alcohol or toxic substances will not be allowed to participate in this tour.

 


Xenses Park

Sponsored by Amstar DMC

Location: Xenses Park (Distance from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun: 50 minutes)
Capacity: 20 participants

Xenses is a park with more than 15 activities that will take you on a fantastic journey through air, land and water. The park takes you through two circuits of unique activities in more than 50 fantastic scenarios. Hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste and many others senses you are about to discover will show you that at Xenses, nothing is what it seems! 

Itinerary


8:00AM

     Depart from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

9:00AM

     Activity Start Time

3:00PM

     Return the The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun


WHAT’S INCLUDED: Roundtrip transportation, boxed lunch, park admission.

WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable walking shoes, shorts, hat, towel, extra clothes, biodegradable suntan lotion and extra money for photographs and souvenirs.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Visitors with disabilities should always be accompanied by a family member or friend that can assist them at all times. Activities are not recommended for persons with heart problems, fear of heights, claustrophobia, those who get dizzy easily, persons with recent surgeries, back pain or who weigh more than 300 lbs. Zip-lines have a minimum height requirement of 4.5 ft and a minimum weight requirement of 88 lbs. Some activities are not recommended for pregnant women.

 

 

Deep Sea Fishing from Marina el Cid

Sponsored by Amstar DMC

Location: El Cid Marina (Distance from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun: 30 minutes)
Capacity: 20 participants

Amongst sport-fishin enthusiasts, Cancun's Mayan Riviera is known as one of the sailfish "hot spots" of the world. Due to the area's unique topography, the sandy shallows dramatically give way to deeper waters, bringing deep water game fish right within reach. The waters of the Mayan Riviera are teeming with big game trophies, including blue and white marlin, sailfish, dorado, wahoo, barracuda and yellowfin tuna. 

Just minutes after setting out from El Cid Marina, our fishing charters reach prime sportfishing territory, and our professional crews will have your lines in the water in no time.

The Puerto Morelos Sport Fishing Fleet offers first-rate fishing charters promising you an unforgettable experience. Our fleet consists of sport fishing cruisers ranging from 28 to 31 feet all piloted by experienced captains and professional crews.

Itinerary


7:15AM

     Depart from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

8:00AM

     Activity Start Time

1:00PM

     Return the The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun


WHAT’S INCLUDED: Roundtrip transportation, fishing gear, fishing license, bait, bottled water, soft drinks and beer, boxed lunch. 

WHAT TO BRING: Wear comfortable clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat and extra money for souvenirs.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Operation all year, except when the Harbor Master closes the port due to weather conditions. We recommend “Catch and Release”. 

 

 

México Lindo Cooking Class

Sponsored by Amstar DMC

Location: Mexico Lindo (Distance from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun: 25 minutes)
Capacity: 15 participants

By spending a day at Mexico Lindo Cooking classes, you can expect the best culinary experience, gain knowledge, cook alongside top Chefs, and of course have an amazing gourmet meal!

Spend an amazing day full of storytelling, and learn about ancient Mayan culture through one of the top gastronomies in the world. The setting couldn’t be better, immersed in the middle of the Riviera Maya jungle, where you will find a beautiful Mexican casita surrounded by ancient trees, enchanting birds and the peacefulness of sacred land.

You will learn in a real Mexican kitchen along with our Chefs, understanding our culture and best dishes with guidance from a Mexican expert, but in your language.

Mexico Lindo is a 100% environmentally friendly project. We use solar energy, organic soil fertilizers and reuse the organic waste as green compost. We also own an organic garden, where most of our ingredients are grown.

Itinerary


8:15AM

     Depart from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

9:00AM

     Activity Start Time

1:00PM

     Return the The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun


WHAT’S INCLUDED: Roundtrip transportation, continental breakfast, café de la olla (Mexican coffee), hot chocolate, natural fruit drinks, all ingredients and class, gourmet lunch feast, welcome pack.

WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable clothes and cash for souvenirs.

 

 

Tulum Express: Half Day Historical Archeology Tour

Sponsored by Amstar DMC

Location: Tulum (Distance from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun: 90 minutes)
Capacity: 50 participants

Discover one of the most beautiful archaeological sites of the Riviera Maya, the only one overlooking the Caribbean Sea and its turquoise waters as a walled fortress. It is believed that Tulum was once one of the main ports of the Maya civilization.

Enjoy the Riviera Maya among the natural beauty of the Caribbean Sea on this wonderful tour to the most amazing archaeological sites you can imagine. Let yourself be taken into the temple of the frescoes, the temple of the descending god, and "El Castillo," a stunning temple built on a cliff with splendid views of the coast.

Under the advice of an official tour guide, the group will go around the structures getting the history and spirit of the Mayan in this magical walled city.

Itinerary


8:00AM

     Depart from The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun

9:30AM

     Activity Start Time

2:00PM

     Return the The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun


WHAT’S INCLUDED: Roundtrip transportation, admission to Tulum, certified guide, bottled water, boxed lunch, and roundtrip tramcar ride from the parking lot to the archaeological site.

WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable walking shoes, shorts/bermudas, hat, suntan lotion and extra money for souvenirs. 

IMPORTANT NOTES: Video cameras are subject to a fee of 50 pesos ($5.00 USD approx.). Regular photo cameras can be used at no cost. For federal regulations, INAH will charge an extra fee for any professional cameras and video cameras used at any archaeological site without proper permission.