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Tulum: Mystika Museum Entry & Skip-the-Line at Tulum Ruins

1. Tulum: Mystika Museum Entry & Skip-the-Line at Tulum Ruins

Immerse yourself in Mayan cosmology, culture, and nature with a visit to the Mystika Immersive Museum in Tulum. Walk through 7 immersive rooms at the museum before benefitting from your skip-the-line admission to the Tulum Ruins. Learn more about Mayan history and take your time walking through this archaeological site. Once at the Mystika Immersive Museum, go through 7 immersive experiences that transport you into the wonders of Mexico. Walk through differently themed rooms with bright light installations and striking colors, including Ascension, Liberation, Coming Home, Manifest, Espíritu, Sanctuary, and Maya. After visiting the museum, head over to the Tulum Ruins, where you can skip the long lines with your pre-reserved ticket. Walk through this historical archaeological site at your own pace, learning more about Mayan culture and history.

From Tulum: Four-Cenote Adventure

2. From Tulum: Four-Cenote Adventure

Set out from Tulum on a short trek that will bring you to four of the area's most beautiful cenotes. See part of the network of natural freshwater pools the area is known for and learn about their significance to Mayan culture. Arrive first at Naval Cenote after a short walk through the jungle. Ride a zip line and jump off into the water below. Cool off in the clear, fresh water before trekking on to the Pirañas Cenote for more swimming. Then head to Large Cenote Naval where you can try out two incredible long zip lines. Take the second line down to a platform where you can board a canoe to journey in the direction of the final stop: Cenote Azul. Hop off the boat and make a brief walk through the jungle to Cenote Azul where you can snorkel and marvel at the incredible underwater scenery. Having worked up an appetite from all the swimming, snorkeling, and adventuring, it's time to visit a Mayan village for a bite to eat. Enjoy of a typical Mayan lunch of Chicken Pibil, Poc Chuc, salad, rice, beans, guacamole, handmade tortillas, and different flavored natural waters (Jamaica, Orange, and more), and fruits for dessert.

Cancun & Riviera Maya: Xcaret Plus with Buffet & Transport

3. Cancun & Riviera Maya: Xcaret Plus with Buffet & Transport

Visit a natural park that cradles the best of the traditions and cultures of Mexico. With this special tour package, enjoy a food buffet and take a round trip tour to Xcaret Park, the most popular attraction in Cancun and the Maya Riviera region. There's fun for the whole family at a paradise that combines the natural beauty and cultural wealth of the region. Experience more than 40 different exciting activities, from the Underground River Journey to exploring the coral reef aquarium. Try visiting an authentic Mayan Village or remnants of the Spanish colonial past at the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel. Or meander down to the water to row past Spider Monkey Island, or simply kick back, put your feet up, and relax on the beach.

Akumal: Dolphin Encounter

4. Akumal: Dolphin Encounter

Set off for an unforgettable, family-friendly day interacting with dolphins. Learn amazing and interesting facts about these beautiful marine animals and catch a handshake from one of them. Play different games and watch as they sing and dance with you in the turquoise waters. Enter into the fascinating world of the dolphin and learn about what these aquatic creatures eat and how they live. Embrace this experience of a lifetime, and allow your kids to get first-hand knowledge about the ecosystem and the animals that thrive within it. Marvel at the panoramic views around the newest dolphin habitat in the Mayan Riviera. Take the chance to immerse yourself in the environment of these intelligent and gentle mammals all born under human care.

Playa del Carmen: Emotions Native Park Tour with ATV Ride

5. Playa del Carmen: Emotions Native Park Tour with ATV Ride

Your 3.5 hour excursion through Emotions Native Park begins with convenient pickup from hotels in Cancún and Riviera Maya, or from a meeting point in Tulum. After a comfortable ride to the park, you’ll receive a full safety briefing and suit up for a thrilling ATV ride. Zipping through the narrow jungle paths on your 4-wheeler, admire the lush vegetation and feel the adrenaline rush as you drive over a suspension bridge, overlooking the vast jungle floor. Parking your vehicle at the Casa de los Sueños, or house of dreams, one of the first houses built in Playa del Carmen, and learn about the rich cultural history of the Mayan people. Afterwards, amble along winding paths up to Mayan ruins, where you’ll be blessed by a shaman in a sacred ritual. Heading to the Cenote Ixchel, learn of the origins and vast spiritual importance of these water-filled limestone chasms. Then it’s time to fly over the jungle on 3 ziplines, admiring the verdant landscape as one only can from above. To cool off, you’ll head to Media Luna, another cenote, for a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear water. You’ll cap things off with a traditional lunch, featuring empanadas, maya-style chicken burritos, and more. At the end of this thrilling day, you’ll be driven back to your accommodation or meeting point, having seen one of Playa del Carmen’s most incredible natural gems.

From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Selvatica Jungle Zip Line Tour

6. From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Selvatica Jungle Zip Line Tour

Zipline, swim, and explore on a thrilling adventure trip at Selvatica Park in Puerto Morelos. Hop in a safari truck and venture through the jungle for an unforgettable day outdoors amongst lush nature. Hop in the shuttle bus and head to Selvatica Park or choose an option without pickup and make your own way to the park. Once there, take an adrenaline-pumping ride on 10 world-class zip lines. Unleash your primal Tarzan yell on the zip line coaster, Tarzania, the ultimate jungle ride. At the end of the circuit, you'll find the Aqua-zip. This zip line is optional, so you decide if you want to finish dry or get soaked. After your zip line experience, jump in a special safari truck and be transported to a private for cenote for a swim. A cenote is a naturally formed water hole and is the perfect way to freshen up and relax. The tour lasts for approximately 3.5 hours and concludes with drop-off at your starting location.

Riviera Maya: Horseback Riding at Rancho Bonanza

7. Riviera Maya: Horseback Riding at Rancho Bonanza

Start this amazing adventure by being picked up at the meeting point of choice, and then travel to Rancho Bonanza, located at the heart of the Riviera Maya. Receive a brief safety introduction upon arrival at the ranch before the tour, and be paired with a horse for the ride. Enjoy a pleasant guided tour of the fascinating and exotic jungle landscapes of the Riviera Maya, known for the birds, insects, and variety of tropical plants. Learn about the process of making natural chewing gum, and taste the honey of the melipona bee while learning about this type of honey. Experience the refreshing waters of a cenote, a natural limestone cave filled with clear water, and take a swim after the ride.

Tulum & Coba & Cenote Full-Day Excursion

8. Tulum & Coba & Cenote Full-Day Excursion

The first stop is Tulum, the ancient Maya city perched on a cliff overlooking the Mexican Caribbean sea. Your expert bilingual guide will share fascinating information about the archaeological site, its importance in history, and the day-to-day life of its inhabitants at its peak. Hear all about the past cultures and the theories of their demise. Next up is a visit to Cenote Kuxtal for a swim. Cenotes are unique to the Yucatan Peninsula, natural sinkholes in limestone caves that were sacred to the ancient Maya people. You will then savor an authentic regional lunch buffet to recharge for the last stop of the day. The last part of this incredible journey is a guided tour of the Coba Mayan ruins. Still mostly hidden beneath the jungle foliage, Coba is the site of the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan, climb to the top for out of this world views. Hear from your guide about the discovery of this site. Admire the boundaries between nature and man-made structures and the jungle bonds with the ruins.

Sian Ka'an and Muyil Ruins with Transfer

9. Sian Ka'an and Muyil Ruins with Transfer

Join this Sian Kaan tour from Playa del Carmen or Cancun to discover a beautiful nature reserve near Tulum. Enjoy a Muyil Mayan Ruins tour and a Sian Ka'an Lagoon boat ride surrounded by tranquil natural surroundings. Start your day with a Muyil Mayan Ruins tour and discover the ancient civilization that once lived here. This site is dedicated to the goddess Ixchel, a symbol of fertility. Find the flowers along the paths and set on the pyramids as offerings to Ixchel. Your jungle walk brings you to the shore of a Sian Ka'an Lagoon for a serene boat ride across the crystalline waters. Your guide will point out the magnificent birds and wildlife of Sian Ka'an. Float in the canals that the Mayans used in ancient times and watch the clouds float by in this calm setting. Enjoy a small group experience together with your guide and enjoy snacks and lunch to refuel after a full day of natural adventures.

From Riviera Maya: Turtles & Cenotes Adventure Half-Day Tour

10. From Riviera Maya: Turtles & Cenotes Adventure Half-Day Tour

After pickup, on the way to Tulum, learn from your guides about the sea turtles and diverse marine life of the Great Mayan Reef, as well as the unique natural conditions of the cenotes. In Tulum, snorkeling equipment is provided and as you head out on the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, you get a rare view of the impressive Mayan city of Tulum. Swim with sea turtles, and admire the colorful Mesoamerican reef, full of fish and wonderful corals. After your scuba dive, it’s time for a snack and a drive to Chikin-ha. There, explore the fantastic underground world of caverns and natural sinkholes as you visit cenotes. In some of the cenotes, enjoy a refreshing swim in their crystal-clear waters, surrounded by natural scenery. Last, experience a guided tour by foot of the last cenote to discover stalactites, stalagmites, sacred plants, and learn about the rituals of the ancient Mayans.

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What people are saying about Tulum

Highly recommend! Beaut little half-day tour that packs a lot in. Beautiful cenotes; walking through the jungle; zip lining; snorkeling (we saw turtles!); canoe ride; topped off by the best lunch we’ve had all trip in a Mayan village. Alberto was our guide and he was an absolute gem. Friendly and knowledgeable, his passion for local culture and the environment was obvious and completely infectious, and was the cherry on top of a really enjoyable, fun day. Thank you, Alberto!

Excellent day out and Excellent travel guides, travel guides very helpful and knowledgeable about park. Park is expensive so recommend taking some snacks and bottles as water points located around park.

My best friend and ai love this activity! Ray was an awesome tour guide! Time for everything! Awesome history to discover! Highly recommend!❤️

Our tour guide Sixto was very fun and informative. We got some great pictures taken thanks to the photographer.

Very entertaining, excellent organization, good food, everything perfect.