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Cancun/Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins, Sea Turtle Swim & Cenotes

4.6 / 5

17 reviews

Cancun/Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins, Sea Turtle Swim & Cenotes

From US$ 136.66 per person

From the fascinating Mayan history of the Tulum Ruins to snorkeling with magnificent sea turtles and visiting the underground rivers called cenotes, this triple adventure tour offers you everything you need to experience in Riviera Maya.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby at the time specified on your reservation. The tour guide will meet you in the lobby and will be wearing the local partner's uniform and a sign with your name on it. Drivers will wait no longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.


  • Learn everything about Mayan history and culture from an expert archeologist guide
  • Explore the beautiful underwater world of the Mexican Caribbean and swim with amazing sea turtles
  • Savor a buffet lunch in the jungle and visit 2 different types of cenotes
Full description

After pickup from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya, visit the Ruins of Tulum. Embark on a 45-minute tour with a professional archeologist guide and learn about Mayan history. Explore the site at your own pace.  Next, board your coach and travel to the Xtun Cenote. The drive includes off-roading since the cenote is located in the jungle. Once arriving, enjoy a Mexican buffet-style lunch including Cochinita Pibil ´the pulled pork of Mexico,´ chicken, rice, beans, tortillas, and tortilla chips. Vegetarian options are available upon advance notice.

Visit two types of cenotes, stage 1 and stage 2. First, wander through the dry stage 2 cenote and admire the beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations. Following a swim in the wet stage 1 cenote, snorkel, and explore the colorful sea life. After your cenote adventure, enjoy a Mexican-style coffee called Café Olla. Next, head to Akumal Bay, a perfect place for swimming with sea turtles that feed on the seagrass in the bay near you. Put on your provided snorkeling gear — or your own, if you prefer — and enjoy a snorkeling tour of these amazing creatures. Your instructor will guide you through each step of the process to ensure a unique and fun-filled swim experience. A professional photographer will accompany you throughout the day and capture your beautiful moments. Look over the photos at the end and purchase your USB with the guide. Finally, return to the van for transportation back to your hotel.

  • Round-trip transportation with air-conditioning
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Snorkeling equipment (if desired)
  • Buffet lunch in the jungle
  • Water bottles
  • Snack
  • National Park fee for the conservation of marine fauna ($13 per person)
  • Photos and souvenirs (available to purchase)
  • Towels
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Non-swimmers
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Cash
  • Biodegradable sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Selfie sticks
  • Touching marine life
  • Drones
  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • Please be considerate in your use of sunscreen as it is damaging to ocean life. If you are going to use it, please apply it in the morning before the van picks you up so there's enough time for your skin to absorb it. Ideally, use biodegradable sunscreen
  • All of the snorkeling gear you need will be provided (mask, fins, and life jacket). The snorkeling gear is disinfected and washed every day. Of course, however, if you would prefer to use own equipment, please feel free to use it
  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • You will be walking a lot in Tulum and swimming a lot in the ocean and the cenote
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

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It was a perfect mix of all the three tours wewanted to make, in one whole day tour. The guide Ruben was the perfect guide, cunning, helpful and funny and he made the tour even better! The format with a small comfortable van with the small group made it very informal and made us a small “family” which was very nice. A very professional tour added with professional guidande at the Tulum ruins was also a highlight. An over all "must" to anyone who Will get the best of this area in a nutshell, but still seeing and doing things in good time, not missing amything! Really recommended!

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March 24, 2020

It was a great combo to visit the Tulum ruins, swim in the Atumal bay and be able to see turtles and see in a great cenote. Our guide was great as well.

December 19, 2021

Too bad that we are constantly ripped off with our cellphones in order to buy their photo

December 15, 2021

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