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Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins and 2 Cenotes Half-Day Tour

1. Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins and 2 Cenotes Half-Day Tour

Set off on an excursion to Tulum, a picturesque, must-see Maya archeological site located next to the turquoise sea. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off in the Riviera Maya and visit two breathtaking cenotes. Be picked up from your hotel and make your way to the Tulum archaeological zone on the picturesque Caribbean coast. Embark on a comprehensive guided walk. Have some free time to explore the ancient solar observatory in the Temple of the Frescoes and the seaside Temple of the God of Wind. Snap once-in-a-lifetime photos of the Pyramid El Castillo and pristine white-sand beaches. Stop at the cenote Mariposa and immerse yourself in the cave's crystal-clear waters. Look up to admire the lush jungle canopy as you swim, and try to spot the wildlife that lives among the branches. Make a stop at the Chen-Ha cenote before returning to your accommodation.

From Riviera: Tulum and Akumal Swim with Turtles Express

2. From Riviera: Tulum and Akumal Swim with Turtles Express

Discover the captivating allure of Tulum, the fabled walled city, and immerse yourself in an unforgettable exploration of its rich history and breathtaking natural wonders. Embark on a journey that transcends time, as you delve into the heart of Mayan culture and soak in the mesmerizing beauty of the Caribbean coastline. This exclusive tour promises an enchanting fusion of archaeological marvels and serene aquatic encounters. Prepare for an awe-inspiring encounter with nature's gentle giants. Experience the thrill of swimming alongside magnificent sea turtles in their natural habitat. The crystal-clear waters of Akumal offer a captivating glimpse into the underwater world, where you'll share a magical moment with these graceful creatures.

Riviera Maya: Xel-Há Park All-Inclusive 1-Day Pass

3. Riviera Maya: Xel-Há Park All-Inclusive 1-Day Pass

Explore Xel-Há Park with a full-day all-inclusive ticket. Enjoy a variety of land and water activities for the whole family. Discover a universe dedicated to ecology and the preservation of flora and fauna, it offers constantly developing environmental programs to protect and conserve the environment. Benefit from access to all the attractions and enjoy delicious Mexican and international cuisine with unlimited drinks and an open bar throughout the day. Dive into the waters of Xel-Há, the world's most beautiful natural aquarium, and snorkel next to a variety of plants and hundreds of tropical fish in the warm Caribbean waters. Slide down the Salpichanga and fly with a vine to drop yourself in the cool waters of a “cenote” or underground river. Test your balance on the Trepachanga and walk over the river between two loose strings. Hammock Island is an ideal place to relax and indulge with the whims of the Caribbean Sea. Fabulous cocktails are served just a few steps away, and you can enjoy them with all the tranquility of the world as your company. Discover historical vestiges of the Mayan culture while enjoying a mysterious landscape in the forest. Walk along the paths of the natural reserve, where you will find a selection of phrases and thoughts printed along the route. Be amazed by the Ixchel Grotto. Carved by underground rivers for thousands of years, it crosses a small, narrowed canyon until it emerges on the opposite side. See how the light is refracted beneath the waters of the Grotto El Dorado, and renew your spirit enjoying these historic and natural formations. Take your kids to the children’s playground to enjoy the magnificent amusement park, with swings, rails, wheels and slides for the kids to keep active and have fun at the same time. Admire the mangrove forest from the footpaths of the river, taking a small diversion that leads to a platform totally surrounded by the wonderful vegetation. Breathe in the harmonious atmosphere of the paradise park, filled with typical trees of the region.

From Tulum: Sian Kaan Boat Trip Adventure with Lunch

4. From Tulum: Sian Kaan Boat Trip Adventure with Lunch

Punta Allen is a picturesque and perfect place to park yourself on a boat tour. Here explore the local lagoons and come face to face with the incredible wildlife of this region. You'll have the chance to see beautiful birds and maybe even the opportunity to see wild dolphins and sea turtles that live in these waters. On the tour, also stop at the 2nd largest coral reef in the world, where you can jump out of the boat and enjoy a pleasant snorkel adventure (subject to sea conditions). You'll be amazed at the colors of this very healthy coral reef and the varieties of fish are absolutely stunning. The reef system is home to more than 65 species of stony coral, 350 species of mollusk, and more than 500 species of fish. Then, head to the beach, where the picture-perfect sandbar awaits. Here enjoy a delicious Caribbean lunch of fresh fish and fruit before heading back out to explore a bit more. The biodiversity of the Yucatan Peninsula is essential and the aim is to share this passion with you and teach you how you can all work to keep this great natural land safe for future generations. It became a World Heritage Site in 1987 and you'll understand why.

From Riviera Maya: Cenotes & Akumal Turtle Swim Trip

5. From Riviera Maya: Cenotes & Akumal Turtle Swim Trip

Explore the striking natural wonders of Tulum and Akumal from Riviera Maya on a tour that takes you swimming in cenotes and with sea turtles. Begin your journey with a visit to Cenote Mariposa, an open cenote that beckons you to its crystalline waters glistening under the sun. Here, bask in the untouched beauty of this geological marvel and marvel at the intricate rock formations and vibrant aquatic life that call it home. Continue your exploration to the enchanting Chen Ha cenote. This semi-cavern cenote promises an otherworldly experience, where shafts of sunlight pierce through the openings above, casting an ethereal glow upon the water below. Immerse yourself in the cool embrace of the cenote's emerald waters, surrounded by captivating stalactites and stalagmites that bear witness to the passage of time. But the true highlight of this adventure awaits you in Akumal's azure waters – a magical encounter with gentle sea turtles. Slip into the turquoise ocean, guided by experienced instructors, and find yourself swimming alongside these graceful creatures in their natural habitat. Head back to Riviera Maya, having experienced nature at its best in Mexico.

Cancun or Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Tour & Playa Norte Beach

6. Cancun or Riviera Maya: Whale Shark Tour & Playa Norte Beach

Swim with the largest concentration of whale sharks in the world, just north of Isla Contoy, on this cruise from Cancun or Riviera Maya. Enjoy up to three snorkel or swim immersions with sharks and even spot manta rays and dolphins. Finish with a visit to Playa Norte Beach in Isla Mujeres. Start your tour with early morning pickup from any hotel or Airbnb in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, and Tulum. Head towards the all-new private marina located at the Punta Sam Ferry Terminal in Cancun for a quick check-in. Before boarding, enjoy pastries with coffee while listening to the instructions and safety briefing.  Once in the boat, get kitted out with mandatory life vests and full snorkeling gear. All boats depart at 8 AM and navigate for approximately 45 minutes to the whale shark area north of Contoy. Once you have found the sharks, begin the swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy 2 to 3 immersions per person always with 2 people and 1 guide in the water. Spend a full 2.5 hours in total with the Whale Sharks, also observing Manta Rays, Dolphins, and Turtles.  After swimming with the sharks, make a final stop in beautiful Playa Norte beach in Isla Mujeres, considered one of the 20 most beautiful beaches in the world. Here, the boats will remain for about 1 hour for you to relax on the beach or do some more snorkeling. Return to Cancun at around 1 PM where the transportation will take you back to your hotel or Airbnb.

Cancun/Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins, Sea Turtle Swim & Cenotes

7. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins, Sea Turtle Swim & Cenotes

After pickup from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya, visit the Ruins of Tulum. Embark on a 45-minute tour with a professional archeologist guide and learn about Mayan history. Explore the site at your own pace.  Next, board your coach and travel to the Jaguar Cenote. The drive includes off-roading since the cenote is located in the jungle. Once arriving, enjoy a Mexican buffet-style lunch including Cochinita Pibil ´the pulled pork of Mexico,´ chicken, rice, beans, tortillas, and tortilla chips. Vegetarian options are available upon advance notice. Visit and swim in the wet stage cenote, snorkel, and explore the colorful sea life. After your cenote adventure, enjoy a Mexican-style coffee called Café Olla. Next, head to Akumal Bay, a perfect place for swimming with sea turtles that feed on the seagrass in the bay near you. Put on your provided snorkeling gear — or your own, if you prefer — and enjoy a snorkeling tour of these amazing creatures. Your instructor will guide you through each step of the process to ensure a unique and fun-filled swim experience. A professional photographer will accompany you throughout the day and capture your beautiful moments. Look over the photos at the end and purchase your USB with the guide. Finally, return to the van for transportation back to your hotel.

From Riviera Maya: Sian Ka'an Half Day Tour w/ Lunch

8. From Riviera Maya: Sian Ka'an Half Day Tour w/ Lunch

Get picked up from your accommodation in Riviera Maya or Tulum and head to Sian Ka’an, a rich and diverse nature reserve south of Tulum. Board a small boat to visit Boca Paila lagoon and spot the local wildlife. Head out a short distance on open water to snorkel, if weather permits, on the Mesoamerican Barrier reef and be delighted by the healthy corals and abundance of fish. If the weather does not permit you to snorkel, visit an open cenote instead. See tropical saltwater canals, mangrove islands, and flooded sinkholes.  Return to the beach where your homemade lunch awaits you. Relax amongst the coconut groves or go for a swim in the sea before going back on the road. Get dropped off at your accommodation and reflect on the unique landscapes you just encountered.

Tulum: Half-Day Luxury Sailing Experience with Open Bar

9. Tulum: Half-Day Luxury Sailing Experience with Open Bar

Sail to one of the most impressive reefs in the Caribbean for a snorkelling adventure during this half-day cruise. Sit back, relax, and choose from a selection of beverages at the open-bar as your driver transports you to local hotspots. Start your day of adventure with a convenient pickup from your accommodation. Venture to where your vessel is docked and hop aboard. Embark on an outing that combines pure sailing pleasure, attentive service from an experienced crew, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, and snorkelling. Snorkel in crystal clear waters and spot colorful fishes, stingrays, and sometimes even turtles. Get a first-class glimpse at wildlife on this half-day excursion.

From Tulum: Casa Tortuga Cenotes Guided Full-Day Tour

10. From Tulum: Casa Tortuga Cenotes Guided Full-Day Tour

Discover four cenotes on this guided snorkeling tour from Tulum. Explore the mysteries of the ancient caves, the secrets of the Mayan jungle, and the crystalline waters. Experience the blue waters of four separate cenotes on this full-day excursion. Whilst cenotes were their main water source, they were also considered it to be the entrance to the Xibalba, translated to the underworld, and a place where the Mayan gods would visit, especially Chaac, the Mayan god of rain, lightning, and thunder. Don’t miss this well-kept secret of Mexico’s Yucatan region.

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4.6 / 5

based on 138 reviews

The tour we went one was amazing. Our guide’s name was Fernando and he was the best. He was very knowledgeable about all the cenotes we saw and really made the experience amazing. We went to the Gran Cenote, Cenote Dos Ojos, and Santa Cruz Cenote. All 3 were amazing but the third was the best and was like an underground cave walk with not too much swimming. I would highly recommend this tour. I would recommend bringing water shoes but it is definitely manageable without.

The tour and our tour guide Martin were amazing, we had so much fun. They arrived at our hotel at the agreed time. We visited 3 cenotes, all very different from each other, so you really get to experience different types of cenotes. Especially the last cenote (Santa Cruz Cenote) was a private one and you really need a tour guide to take you to the underground world. It was overall a great experience.

Superbe experience ! From the equipment to the quality of the food to the beauty of the actual cenotes - everything was perfect! 10/10! The tour was one of our holiday highlights. Also our guide Pablo was a super nice, chilled dude who provided us with knowledge about nature and the surroundings and answers all questions. Highly recommend!

An amazing day!! Went to three beautiful cenotes, including a private cave cenote. The lunch afterwards was delicious! Angel our host was so great, as was the driver Gualberto.

Amazing tour guides and both the underground Cenote and the K’aan Laguna were incredible! Speechless!