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From Riviera Maya: Turtles & Cenotes Adventure Half-Day Tour

4.5 / 5

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From Riviera Maya: Turtles & Cenotes Adventure Half-Day Tour

From US$ 83.14 per person

Snorkel with sea turtles in front of the impressive Mayan walled city of Tulum. Explore four cenotes, the unique underground sinkholes of the Yucatan Peninsula, and discover their natural wonder.

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We pick you up at your Hotel lobby, so is very important you must contact us at least 48 hours before your excursion date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation. Use the contact details on your confirmation/voucher.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Snorkel with sea turtles and admire the reef
  • Swim in the clear waters of two cenotes
  • Explore the remarkable caverns of two cenotes
  • Learn about local ecosystems and Mayan culture
Full description
After pick-up, on the way to Tulum, learn from your guides about the sea turtles and diverse marine life of the Great Mayan Reef, as well as the unique natural conditions of the cenotes. In Tulum, snorkeling equipment is provided and as you head out on the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, you get a rare view of the impressive Mayan city of Tulum. Swim with sea turtles, and admire the colorful Mesoamerican reef, full of fish and wonderful corals. After your scuba-dive, it’s time for a snack and a drive to Chikin-ha. There, explore the fantastic underground world of caverns and natural sinkholes as you visit four beautiful cenotes. In two of the cenotes, you enjoy a refreshing swim in their crystal clear waters, surrounded by stunning natural scenery. Last, you experience a guided tour by foot of the last two cenotes to discover stalactites, stalagmites, sacred plants, and learn about the rituals of the ancient Mayans.
  • Hotel Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation with A/C
  • Professional guide
  • Comfortable boat fully equipped with shade area, first aid kit, and VHF
  • Snorkeling equipment and life jacket
  • Water, soft drinks, and snacks
  • 10 USD Eco Tax is not included
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided

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  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
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4.5 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Very nice was fun

Picked up punctually from the hotel but only at the lecture at 3pm. Otherwise everything went well. Unfortunately we had a lot of disturbances so the snorkeling required a lot of strength and concentration. The cenotes were very interesting and great for swimming and snorkeling. Something completely different. However, it is a victim of mosquitos that there are plenty of long shirts and pants. Driver and Collin were very good and very friendly. Unfortunately I only saw 1 turtle but better than none. As for the reef, please do not expect anything special, especially if you have been to Egypt or the Maldives, etc. Otherwise highly recommended.

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September 20, 2019

Very nice excursion. We have seen turtles and a very large ray during snorkeling in the coral reef near Tulum. Afterwards we sailed by boat past the ancient Maya city, we had a nice view of a temple. Then we went to see cinotes and also snorkeled in them. I was a bit skeptical about this beforehand, but it was really beautiful.

September 4, 2019

An amazing day out, we thoroughly enjoyed it

Eugenio was an exceptional guide, he welcomed everyone in the group and introduced us all to the others in the group which broke the ice and we felt we really got to know everyone. The day was relaxed, no wasted time but not rushed either. First went to swim with the turtles via a short boat trip, saw two turtles and loads of colourful fish in the reef followed by a cruise past the Tulum Mayan ruins, then lunch on the go to 4 cenotes, swimming in a couple of them. We bought the photos at the end, Eugenio was using a GoPro camera throughout which we eventually received the photos 12 days later after repeated requests, not sure what the delay was but some great photos and videos (via drop box). Thoroughly recommend this trip.

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August 15, 2019

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