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From Cancun & Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins & Swim With Turtles

Product ID: 367365
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Marvel at the ancient Mayan archaeological ruins of Tulum, then snorkel and swim with sea turtles on the world's second-largest coral reef. Start your half-day adventure in Cancun, Riviera Maya, or Tulum, and enjoy the services of a professional guide.
About this activity
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Duration: 4 - 12 hours
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Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian

Pickup included

Please wait in the hotel lobby at the time specified on your reservation. The tour guide will meet you in the lobby. Drivers will wait no longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. AirBnB and private residences will be provided with a nearby meeting point.

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  • Discover the beautiful Riviera Maya on an amazing half-day adventure
  • Visit the famous Mayan city Tulum and find out about its history on a guided tour
  • Soak up scenic views of turquoise waters and white sand
  • Explore the beautiful underwater of world of the Mexican Caribbean on a guided snorkel tour
  • Swim alongside sea turtles in Akumal Bay and marvel at these ancient creatures
Full description
After pickup at your hotel bright and early, head to your first destination, the Tulum Ruins. Once there, take a guided 45-minute tour of this ancient Mayan archaeological site and learn about Mayan culture. Feel the magic of these ancient ruins, marvel at the breathtaking views, and enjoy some free time after your guided tour to explore on your own. 

Next, get back in the van and munch on the provided snacks on the way to Akumal Bay, a perfect place for swimming with sea turtles as they feed on the seagrass in the bay. Put on the provided snorkeling gear — or take your own, if you prefer — and enjoy a snorkeling tour to admire these amazing creatures. 

Your professional guide will lead you through everything to make you feel safe and ensure you enjoy your once-in-a-lifetime experience swimming with sea turtles, even if you're not very comfortable swimming or have little snorkeling experience.

Don't forget to smile throughout the tour as a professional photographer will accompany you at Tulum Ruins and in Akamal Bay to capture your wonderful memories. At the end of the day, look over the beautiful photos and purchase your USB with the guide, if you like. Finally, return to the van for transportation back to your hotel to continue having fun in the sun.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Roundtrip transportation with air-conditioning
  • Water bottles
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Snacks
  • Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish-speaking)
What’s Not Included
  • National Park fee for the conservation of marine fauna ($13 USD per person)
  • Towels
  • Lunch
  • Photos and souvenirs (available to purchase)
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Drones
  • Selfie sticks
  • Touching marine life
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.
• Bring a towel and cash for the National Park fee ($13 USD).
• 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 Akumal Bay

From US$ 107.15 per person

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Product ID: 367365