Day trip

From Cancun & Riviera Maya: Day Trip to Tulum and Cenote

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57 reviews

Activity provider: Cancun Sightseeing

From Cancun & Riviera Maya: Day Trip to Tulum and Cenote

Activity provider: Cancun Sightseeing
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From US$ 45 per person

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Travel back in time during a day trip to the mysterious Maya ruins of Tulum. Uncover the secrets of this ancient civilization as you tour the archaeological site with a guide, and then take a refreshing dip in an ancient cenote.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Choose from 1 of 4 centrally located pickup locations in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, or Tulum.

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel through time and explore enigmatic Tulum
  • See centuries-old ruins including impressive clifftop Castillo
  • Enjoy free time to swim at Tulum's breathtaking white-sand beach
  • Admire fantastic views of the sea from the top of the Maya city
  • Take a refreshing dip in a breathtaking cenote
Full description
After your pickup, ride along jungle-fringed roads to Tulum, a walled Maya city perched on the coast above the crashing waves of the Caribbean. En route, your guide shares facts about the ancient Maya and the trade routes that crisscross the Yucatan. Once you arrive, enter the archaeological site to explore the mysteries of this fascinating and well-preserved city. Listen to theories about Maya rituals, worship, and daily life as you walk around the site's clifftop Castillo. From the site, you can look out over the coast and Tulum's famous stretch of long white sand. After your tour, have some free time to take photos, go for a walk along the beach, or take a dip in the balmy turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Lastly, travel a bit into the jungle to witness an ancient cenote. Take a refreshing dip in this impressive natural wonder before the return ride to back to your pickup location.
Includes
  • Guided tour of Tulum and Cenote
  • Admission to the archaeological site
  • Transportation
  • Pickup from a centrally located pickup location in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, or Tulum
  • Natural reserve fee ($15)
  • Food and drinks
  • Life jacket
  • Lockers
  • Snorkel gear
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Water
  • ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain
  • Children under 4 years old go free of charge
  • You must pay the Natural Reserve Fee on arrival, which is $15
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The tour with our guide Thomas was very cool & recommendable. - Duration: 8-9 hours - But the nature tax was 300 MXN or 15$ USD instead of 10$ USD. - Tulum ruins are very interesting, but overcrowded with tourists and overpriced. - The cenote is amazing and beautiful. - Value for money is great from this tour and not so many extra costs

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May 1, 2022

Our guide Tomas made the day very interesting and exciting. He involved us and shared a lot of knowledge with us. An absolute highlight was the cenote. Again, Tomas told us a lot and worried about our well-being and safety. It was an unforgettable experience. Unfortunately, the cenote is too dark to take your own photos. The photos that were taken by a cenote employee in 10 minutes (about 15 pieces) are very nice but at 30 USD too expensive for our taste. But it's perfectly fine if you don't want to buy the photos.

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February 28, 2022

The trip is as advertised. We went to Tulum, the guide explained interesting information about the place and then we had almost two hours to explore the area. Afterwards we went to the Chaak Tun cenote and the route was fun. During the transfers between zones, our guide Tomas livened up the tour with recommendations and some stories related to the places we visited. I recommend it, especially if you want to do an excursion that does not last all day.

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November 2, 2021

Product ID: 179012