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Tulum, Hilarios Cenote, and Snorkeling Tour

Product ID: 74011
Explore the ruins of the ancient Maya city of Tulum on a full-day small group tour from Cancún or Playa del Carmen. Visit the Hilarios Cenote to marvel at the rock formations of the underground cave system, snorkel in the sea, and more.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Hotel pickup is available for customers staying in hotels between Puerto Morelos and Tulum only. You will be picked up from your hotel lobby (please provide the name and address of your hotel upon booking). Please note: service is not provided for guests staying from Bahia Petempich to Cancun.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Explore the ancient Maya ruins of Tulum
  • Be amazed by the stalactite and stalagmite formations of the Hilarios Cenote
  • Benefit from the services of a local guide
  • Snorkel at 2 great reefs in the Caribbean Sea
Full description
Start the day in Tulum, a majestic city where the palaces still display the wealth of their paintings and decorations. The turquoise waters of the Caribbean, its temples and walls, turn this seafront city into something unique in the world.

Just 15 minutes away from this archaeological area, discover the entrance to the idyllic Hilarios Cenote, suitable for snorkeling due to its size and its quite deep waters (from 15 meters to 40 meters in some places). Here, you can see the incredible formations of stalactites and stalagmites from a distance.

The state of Quintana Roo has the three largest subterranean rivers in the world. The Zac Actún system, where Hilarios Cenote stands out, is considered the ninth longest system of wet or dry caves in the world. In addition to its 111 cenotes, remains of early humans and historic animal skeletons from the Ice Age have been found in pools where the river surfaces (which some experts have called ‘time capsules’).

After the experience at the Cenote, head to the Playa Maya. Here, you will snorkel in a reef in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, bathed by the sun, and the second-largest reef in the world. Get to know the sea life in this guided visit is one of the marvels that you shouldn’t miss.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-group tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Environmental management charge (reef tax)
  • Professional guide
  • Snorkeling gear
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch (you can have lunch at the hotel)
  • Optional gratuities
  • 10 USD reef tax
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.3 / 5
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Carlos was a very kind guide in a good mood. He wanted us to enjoy these moments despite the time constraints. For the time, that was what disappointed us. No free time but loss of time here and there like the morning for example. Well, that's group travel. It was still a very e day.

October 4, 2019

Great day, breathtaking scenery and ruins!

Special mention to Carmen our guide who is super interesting and cultivated! We had a lot of fun, learned a lot of information about the Mayan people and culture! I recommend to everyone! Since our activity was booked in full, we were offered for the same price an excursion to cona, Tulum, a cenote and snorkling with a typical Mexican lunch. It was more than full as a 1 p.m. day, never downtime!

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January 12, 2018

Magnificent day ! Everything was TOP!

December 29, 2019

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Yalku Tours

Product ID: 74011