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Puerto Morelos Culture & history

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From Cancun: Day Trip to Tulum, Cenote & Playa del Carmen

1. From Cancun: Day Trip to Tulum, Cenote & Playa del Carmen

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. Be picked up at your hotel and relax on the way to site of Tulum's weather-worn ruins that are perched above the sandy shores of the Caribbean. Let your guide take care of the admission fees and head inside to uncover the secrets of the ancient Maya. 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. 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 buffet lunch on site, and then take a ride to wrap up your day among the bustling activity of Playa del Carmen.

Riviera Maya: Tulum Mayan Ruins, Snorkeling, and Lunch Trip

2. Riviera Maya: Tulum Mayan Ruins, Snorkeling, and Lunch Trip

The ancient walled city of Tulum sits atop a cliff overlooking the turquoise Mexican Caribbean Sea creating vistas that will take your breath away. Explore the Tulum Mayan ruins with an expert guide and discover why this is one of the most popular cultural attractions in the Riviera Maya. Dive into the natural habitat of sea turtles with a once in a lifetime adventure in Akumal. This calm bay in the Riviera Maya is home to sea turtles who come to graze on the seagrass giving you an opportunity to snorkel alongside them in an extraordinary natural encounter. Head into the jungle and discover a magical oasis in a unique cenote swim in the Riviera Maya! Cenotes are natural limestone sinkholes full of mineral-rich freshwater, the perfect “swimming hole” to refresh and play and admire the stunning natural beauty of the jungle. A guided tour of the Tulum Mayan ruins, swimming with sea turtles in Akumal and a jungle oasis cenote swim in the Riviera Maya plus round-trip transportation, beverages and a delicious local lunch included!

Tulum: Ruins and Akumal Beach Swim with Turtles Experience

3. Tulum: Ruins and Akumal Beach Swim with Turtles Experience

This half day tour includes transportation service from your hotel or meeting point to the Tulum ruins where you will have a 1 hour guided tour and 30 minutes of free time. Visit the temples, the observatory, the palace. An unmissable place on your trip. You will visit the archaeological zone with a certified expert guide. We finish the activities with a visit to Akumal Beach where you will have the Caribbean opportunity to swim in the sea surrounded by turtles in their natural habitat accompanied by an expert local guide and with all the snorkeling equipment included. At Akumal Beach you can cool off by entering the crystalline sea. Follow the guide's instructions to have the best experience. You will be back at your hotel around 2:00 p.m.

Riviera Maya: Puerto Morelos 4-Hour Bird Watching Tour

4. Riviera Maya: Puerto Morelos 4-Hour Bird Watching Tour

Enjoy an amazing bird watching experience in the Mayan jungle, and observe a wide variety of bird species at the Botanical Gardens of Puerto Morelos. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Cancun or Playa del Carmen at 06:00 (07:00 for hotels in Tulum), transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to Puerto Morelos to observe unique birds on a hike through the jungle. Certified naturalist guides will provide interesting information about the Yucatan Peninsula's different bird species, as well as the area's ecosystems along the way. Migratory birds can be found in Mexico twice a year. As they escape the cold winters of the north, they cross the Gulf of Mexico on a journey of some 800-1,000 kilometers. The Yucatan Peninsula is the first stop on their journey to Central America, providing a unique opportunity to see them at rest in and around Puerto Morelos. A portion of the profits from this tour is donated to projects that protect the Mayan culture, and promote sustainable and responsible eco tourism.

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What people are saying about Puerto Morelos

This was the absolute best tour if you are interested in birds at all. My husband’s hobby is bird photography and this was probably his favorite part of our honeymoon. The driver, Axel, and the guide, Lope, were professional and very friendly! We ended up seeing 52 different bird species in the morning and were provided a delicious homemade breakfast. If we were back in the Cancún area I am sure we would do the tour again!

Our guide Diego was fantastic. His energy and knowledge was captivating. Tulum was busier than expected and hot but they provide water. We were so lucky to be in a small group when we arrived at the cenote and had lunch. Free time in playa del Carmen was interesting… bring extra cash for shopping, drinks and tip.

Great tour, knowledgeable guide. Only 5 of us booked for the time slot so it ended up being a great "private" tour. Beat the crowd for the Cenote as well so that was wonderful. Only negative, the provided lunch wasn't that great, so eat breakfast before the tour starts.

Lugo was extremely knowledgeable and determined for us to see as many local birds as possible. Noe was an excellent driver and took really good care of us.

Very well organized tour by EKINOX TOURS with excellent guide Carlos Moo.