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Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Encounter

1. 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 Cancun or Puerto Morelos: Guided Day Trip to Tulum

2. From Cancun or Puerto Morelos: Guided Day Trip to Tulum

Explore the archaeological ruins of Tulum with an experienced guide, plunge into a refreshing cenote hidden by the jungle canopy, and check out the hip shops and stylish boutiques in Playa del Carmen on this full-day excursion. After getting picked up at your hotel, cruise out to the site of Tulum's weather-worn ruins, perched above the sandy shores of the Caribbean. Let your guide take care of the admission fees and head inside, where you can learn about the rise and fall of the ancient Maya civilization. Stroll between temples, palaces, and fortresses that have stood for hundreds of years. Slip down to the beach for some leisure time on the sand, and then continue on to the Mariposa cenote, where dappled sunlight illuminates a freshwater pool in the middle of the jungle. Take a dip to cool off, enjoy a tasty bufette on site, and then take a ride to wrap up your day among the bustling activity of Playa del Carmen.

Tulum: Scuba Diving in Cenotes

3. Tulum: Scuba Diving in Cenotes

Embark on your first underwater scuba-diving experience in a beautiful Cenote. This open lagoon is surrounded by mangroves, and its crystal-clear water and sparkling light makes it a unique site – perfect for your first dive.  First, take a 30-minute class to understand the basic theory and safety of diving. Then, get set with the right equipment and immerse yourself in the water to practice some basic skills. Once you feel comfortable and have successfully completed this practice session, you'll be ready for your first experience! Plunge into the gorgeous waters of the Cenote and discover its majestic underwater world. Your expert instructor will always be there to supervise you. The dive lasts between 30 and 50 minutes, and you can enjoy complimentary refreshments and snacks at any point. 

Tulum: Sian Ka'an Lagoons and Cenote Escondido Tour

4. Tulum: Sian Ka'an Lagoons and Cenote Escondido Tour

After meeting at the dive store, you will depart to explore the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve, which has some amazing lagoons and canals just waiting for you to explore. The beautiful lagoons are connected between various canals, which you will also be free to explore. You can follow a Mayan commerce route from an ancient Mayan city (Muyil Ruins) to a jungle path, and then ride a boat to the lagoons and canals. Later, jump in to the turquoise water and float on your life jacket along the current of a canal. On the way back you will stop in Cenote Escondido for a snack, and can also enjoy some snorkeling and swimming in the nearby pristine waters.

Tulum Early Bird Experience: Ruins, Cenote, Lagoon, & Lunch

5. Tulum Early Bird Experience: Ruins, Cenote, Lagoon, & Lunch

Experience the attractions of Tulum away from the regular tourist crowds by getting to it early on in the day. After hotel pickup, you'll arrive at your first stop of the day at 8:00 AM, the archaeological site of Tulum, which you'll explore with a certified guide. Enjoy a peaceful early morning as you take in the amazing landscape of the ancient Mayan temples of the last postclassic period. Built next to the Caribbean Sea on a natural cliff, you’ll also get beautiful views of Quintana Roo.   Then, head to a gorgeous natural cenote, the jewel of the Mayan Riviera. Jump into its crystal-clear waters with some snorkeling equipment and explore this natural wonder. Get amazing underwater views of the marine life and soar through the clear water, almost like you’re flying. Head next to a lagoon where you can again take a refreshing splash in the water, as well as take some Instagram-worthy photos.   Finally, end your morning with lunch in a traditional Mexican restaurant in Tulum, followed by free time to explore and take more pictures in downtown Tulum.

From Quintana Roo: Ek Balam Mayan Ruins and Cenote Day Trip

6. From Quintana Roo: Ek Balam Mayan Ruins and Cenote Day Trip

Take a day trip to the Ek Balam Mayan ruins and explore its impressive structures. Experience a spiritual Mayan ceremony and enter a cenote, sacred to Mayan culture. Rappel and slackline through geological formations and swim in picturesque waters. Depart from your hotel in Cancún or Riviera Maya and head to Ek Balam, an ancient Mayan complex thought to be a sacred city. Visit the "White House of Reading," constructed by the Maya ruler Ukit Kan Le'k Tok'. View its symbolism with themes relating to the underworld. Experience a shaman-led Mayan ceremony to ask for permission to go inside the cenote. Enter the cenote and enjoy activities such as rappelling, slacklining, or swimming. Have fun with Tarzan-like vines and cool off in crystalline waters.

Riviera Maya: Contoy & Isla Mujeres Full-Day Tour w/ Lunch

7. Riviera Maya: Contoy & Isla Mujeres Full-Day Tour w/ Lunch

After pickup from your hotel lobby, head to the marine in Puerto Juarez and savor a small breakfast to prepare you for your trip. Depart from the private marina at about 9:00 AM by speedboat. Before arriving at Contoy, make a stop to snorkel in the reef Parque Nacional Isla Contoy. Admire the natural beauty of the island and go for a walk, visiting the museum to observe the typical flora and fauna, then move on to the viewpoint to take some pictures of the island and its beaches, visit the lagoon, and appreciate different bird species. After the eco-tour, lunch will be served at the beach. Then, take some time to relax at the beach, where you can swim and sunbathe at your own leisure. After visiting the island, visit Isla Mujeres and spend some free time in the scenic downtown of the island, before heading back to your hotel at about 4:30 PM.

Coba Mayan Treasure Tour

8. Coba Mayan Treasure Tour

This fascinating and informative tour takes you on a journey to the real Mexico, to a time when the Mayan people ruled this part of the world. During your tour you will visit the archaeological site at Coba where the more adventurous can climb the pyramid of Nohoch Muul, the highest in the state. From the top of Nohoch Muul you'll be amazed by the stunning views. Discover the secrets of the mysterious Mayans as your expert guide entertains you with detailed information and fascinating stories to complement the tour. From here your tour continues and you'll soon find yourself amidst a small Mayan community to experience their daily life. Your visit might include seeing the local school, visiting a Mayan house as well as learning about how the people make their living from the land. This is authentic Mexico at its best and you will have the chance to browse the villagers' handicrafts, where you may just find the perfect souvenir. In keeping with the local theme of the trip, you will enjoy a delicious Mexican-style lunch with something to suit all tastes - you don’t have to be a lover of hot and spicy food to appreciate the dishes on offer! After lunch the final stop is an underground river cavern (cenote). The cenotes truly capture the natural beauty of this area as well as offering the perfect spot to cool down with a dip in the crystal-clear waters. They are an extraordinary natural phenomenon that you won’t want to miss.

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What people are saying about Tulum

We had an amazing discovery dive that felt safe and fun. The four of us were all diving beginners, but our instructor Leo made sure we all knew what we were doing. I have some issues with anxiety which can impact my breathing at times. Leo really took the time to make sure I was OK and managed to calm me down under water which is not a small feat. Really an amazing experience which I can only recommend!

Having Collin as a guide was already the first main prize that day. The guy does his job more than great, always trying and helpful. This experience to snorkel with the whale shark is a great feeling and luckily nobody can ever take it away from me. I am happy to have seen it !!!

Super nice experience. Would defo recommend. Though we lucked out and there were soo many whale sharks. Apparently that can differ. Tour guide was super nice and explained lots.

It was absolutely worth it. Simply a unique experience. The guide is always focused on the welfare of the whale sharks

It was a beautiful and impressive day, the experience of swimming with whale sharks was indescribable!