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Cancun: Tulum and Cenotes 5 Hour Guided Tour

1. Cancun: Tulum and Cenotes 5 Hour Guided Tour

Explore one of the last cities built by the Mayans on an express 1-hour tour of the archaeological site of Tulum. Discover the remains of ancient buildings, such as the pyramid temple of El Castillo, the Temple of the Frescoes and the Templo Dios del Viento (Temple of the God of the Winds). Get approximately 1 hour to explore on your own and take in the views of the Caribbean Sea. Get some free time at the beach in Tulum. After, take a quick stop at a cenote where you will be able to refresh yourself with a swim at this natural sinkhole.

Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Archeological Tour with Lunch

2. Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Archeological Tour with Lunch

Spend the day discovering ancient Mayan archaeological sites on this guided tour of Tulum and Coba. Swim in a sinkhole and enjoy free time for taking photos. After being picked up in the lobby of your hotel by a certified guide, start your tour and receive an introduction to Mayan culture on the way. Make your first stop at Coba, the tallest pyramid in México, where you can take in an incredible view of the area.  Swim in natural cenotes (sinkholes) and relax in the refreshing water. Finish the day at the Tulum Archaeological Zone, an impressive Mayan city built on the coastline. Enjoy a guided tour through the area and free time to explore and take pictures.

Playa del Carmen: Emotions Native Park Tour with ATV Ride

3. 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.

Holbox: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

4. Holbox: Full-Day Tour with Lunch

Wander the picturesque streets, take a swim in the clear water, and visit the Yalahau Cenote (lagoon) in this full-day excursion to the Island of Holbox.   The day begins with pick up from select hotels in the Riviera Maya, Tulum, and Playa del Carmen, where guests will travel in an air-conditioned van to this secluded island on the north coast. Board a small boat that will take you to the island and spend the day exploring the small streets and pristine beaches.    

Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Encounter

5. Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Encounter

Be picked up from your accommodation at 5:45 AM in Tulum, 6:45 AM in Playa del Carmen, or 7:45 AM in Cancun. During the drive, your guide will explain the itinerary and teach you about whale sharks and their habitat. Upon arriving at the marina, relax and eat breakfast. Depart to the whale shark area and start your search. Once you spot a whale shark, go snorkeling. There is a maximum of 1 ship per whale shark and 2 people per guide. During the trip, your guide will teach you about the fauna of this ecosystem.  Sandwiches, fruit, soft drinks, and water will be served. Then, you will return to Isla Mujeres for lunch: sandwiches and shrimp ceviche or fish with guacamole and fruit. After an hour of relaxing or swimming at the beach Playa Norte in Islas Mujeres, return to the marina at 3:30 PM.

From Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Full-Day Tour

6. From Riviera Maya: Isla Contoy & Isla Mujeres Full-Day Tour

Head out to sea and visit two of the most beautiful islands off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Enjoy a 1-hour snorkel and see the vibrant underwater world of the reef. Stop at Isla Contoy, a nature reserve known for its variety of tropical bird species. Wander the colorful streets of Isla Mujeres and see its world-famous beaches. After being picked up from your hotel, transfer to the jetty in Cancún, where you will board a comfortable speedboat to travel about 40 minutes to Isla Contoy. Your first stop is a guided 1-hour reef snorkel tour where you will enjoy spotting brightly colored corals and the plentiful tropical fish. Next, visit the protected nature reserve of Contoy Island which boasts an incredible population of bird species, and clear shallow water perfect for snorkeling, swimming, or just relaxing Caribbean-style. After a delicious lunch on the beach, you will have some free time on the island before we leave for Isla Mujeres. Once at Isla Mujeres, enjoy one hour of free time on this charming Caribbean island to wander the colorful streets and see the postcard beaches. Then, take the boat back to the pier in Cancún and upon arrival on the mainland, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Tulum: 3-Hour Local Food Tasting Tour

7. 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.

Tulum: Self-Guided Mayan Ruins Tour

8. Tulum: Self-Guided Mayan Ruins Tour

Discover the past as you walk through Mayan ruins outside of Cancún. Explore the Tulum Ruins in depth using an app as your audio guide. Learn about the fascinating, complicated history of Mayan society and about the mystery surrounding their hieroglyphics. See the House of the Cenote, where the city’s ancient residents got their water. View the old fortifications, and hear about the Mayan beliefs at the Temple of the Wind. Admire the Palace of the Great Lord, which was occupied by the rulers of this city. Then, walk to the detailed engravings at the Temple of the Descending God. Stroll to the impressive Castle, the House of Columns, the Temple of Frescoes, the House of Chultun, and the Temple of the Initial Series. Use the Action Tour Guide app to learn about the Mayan Calendar, high stakes ball games played by the Mayans, and to get filled in on where the Mayans are today. Listen to information from local guides that is narrated by professional voice artists allowing you to visualize the history that you cannot see.

Mayan Jungle: 4-Hour Adventure Tour from Riviera Maya/Cancun

9. Mayan Jungle: 4-Hour Adventure Tour from Riviera Maya/Cancun

Embark on an adventure of a lifetime with this unique Mayan jungle expedition. Begin the tour with a visit to the Nohoch Nah Chiich cave, the amazing entrance to the Sac-Actun cenote system. Considered the world longest underground river system, the Sac-Actun was explored and recommended by specialized National Geographic cave divers, making it a truly remarkable place to visit. Snorkel through the crystal clear waters, surrounded by awesome rock formations and millenary stalactites and stalagmites, before your embark on the second part of the journey. Continue the tour with a trek along the didactic jungle path to learn about the best preserved biodiversity in the area, and then enjoy the zip-line canopy circuit over the lush rainforest. Rappel 40 feet down to swim in Yaxmuul, a natural underground pond of pristine water and beautiful rock formation and take part in a beautiful dry cave for a Mayan purification ceremony.

Cancun/Riviera Maya: Tulum Guided Tour & Xel-Ha Park Entry

10. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Tulum Guided Tour & Xel-Ha Park Entry

Take a trip along Riviera Maya, spending a full day doing activities that everyone in the family is certain to love while saving with two trips for the price of one. On this day tour of the region you will experience a mixture of architecture, archaeology, and history in the morning, before making your way to a themed waterpark to spend the afternoon relaxing and having fun. Begin your morning with a trip to Tulum, the location of ancient Mayan ruins. The site is situated against a background of turquoise waters and fascinating sunsets along the Mexican Caribbean. Listen to your bilingual guide explain how the Mayans built Tulum as a place dedicated to astronomical observation and worship. After a rousing dose of history, you will make your way to Xel-Há Park, an aquatic theme park situated on the Xel-Há Inlet. With an all-inclusive entrance fee, you have the opportunity to snorkel and swim alongside hundreds of tropical fish and have fun with over 20 attractions in the park. Enjoy delicious Mexican and international cuisine in a buffet style and all kinds of snacks and unlimited drinks. Afterward, discover the whole park by walking along the jungle paths surrounded by birds, butterflies, iguanas, macaws, and ducks.

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What people are saying about Tulum

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 34 reviews

The trip itself was really nice, the guide was helpful and explained everything well. We had enough time to explore ourselves. The food (what was offered by the guide in a certain restaurant) was tasty but was not too much. But maybe just for us, because we were in an all inclusive hotel and we have been eating a lot during our holiday. It was also nice to have a bath in the cenote. There were showers and changing rooms there. So you don't need to worry about, where to change your clothes. There are lockers available too, so you can lock your personal belongings.

The very nice tour, a lot of history of the city and cenote, history of the Maya. The very kind guide Mr. Martin and Mr. Tino gave us a lot of excellent information, he helped us with our Mayan Calendars, I recommend them 100%% Thank you. Everything is safe

Definitely 5 out of 5 stars. Pick-up and drop-off directly at the hotel. Guides were super nice and humorous. Great atmosphere on the boat and especially the island of Contoy was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life! Definitely a recommendation

Martin was our guide who is knowlegable. The tour was well organised. Highly recomended!

I found the team and the tears very good, would go again