Ultimate Tulum Experience Mayan Ruins & Cenote Swim from Riviera Maya

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From $29.00

33 reviews   (4.64)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: cancun, mexico

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


The day starts with a convenient and easy pickup at your hotel in or meeting point, aboard an air-conditioned and comfortable vehicle, you will be shuttled to Tulum. This archaeological site is a local landmark, since it served as a main port in the ancient Mayan civilization. Enjoy beautiful scenery along the way on this nature-filled ride.

You will priority access the archaeological site and enjoy a professionally-guided tour of the temples to see and learn about the main attractions such as the astronomical observatory of the Mayan city of Tulum and cultural buildings throughout the limits of the walls. As you leave Tulum and its turquoise background waters, you will start on your way to the next leg of the journey, a scenic cenote that as expected, has cultural and traditional significance to the Mayan culture.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding you before a smooth-ride back.

What's Included

Admission fees and priority access at Tulum archaeological site

Guided tour of Tulum Mayan Temples

Roundtrip transportation to and from your centrally located hotel (If selected)

What's Not Included

Food and beverages not listed as inclusions


Hotel pickup and drop-off if (Tulum Hotels)

Natural reserve fee at Cenote for conservation efforts (15USD)

Optional lifejacket and snorkel rental (10USD)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • If your hotel is outside coverage you will be asked to meet the tour at a nearby location.
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby or meeting point 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • You should bring swimwear, towel, a change of clothes, sunscreen, insect repellent and spending cash for incidentals.
  • An additional surcharge of 15USD for the Natural reserve fee for conservation efforts is payable on the day of your activity.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hotel pickup from Tulum hotels is not available. Passengers staying at Tulum Hotels must meet the tour at the designated meeting point.
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Cancun, Playa Mujeres, Costa Mujeres, Puerto Morelos Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen Hotels. You will confirm your exact pickup time with the local tour operator.
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • You must be able to walk at a leisurely pace for approximately 1.5miles (2km) and be able to climb and descend stairs.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Tulum Archaeological Site
Tulum was a port city crucially important to the Mayan culture and its economy in the region. With a professional tour guide, you’ll learn more about what made this city a powerhouse in its time. With temples scattered throughout the city and many other cultural epicenters within reach, this visit will prove to be not only educational but an interesting experience to learn about the Mayan culture, their advanced knowledge and the heritage of the region.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum
Take a refreshing swim in the waters of a beautiful cenote, you’ll be able to learn more about the amazing underground networks of water bodies in the region.

Enjoy the scenery and even enjoy the depths with your snorkel gear, should you choose to do so.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Wonderful Tour and Cenote
KaylaWalker22, 23-08-2022
Make sure to have sunscreen, comfortable shoes, bug spray, and water! Our guide Layla was very nice and knowledgeable. She gave us enough time to take pictures, gift shop, and swim! She also took our picture for us! I would book again on my next visit
Nice half day excursion
NatandSoph, 19-08-2022
This was a very nice tour. The bus was new, air conditioned and comfortable. Mary, our tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The Mayan ruins felt like something important to see before leaving and the cenote was a comfortable but cool swim. You were able to purchase lunch at reasonable price this overall felt like an affordable way to do the sites
Enjoyably Fun!!!
FarAway816422, 18-08-2022
Had great time ,Layla was very knowledgeable about the Mayan facts and way of life .Cenote was great.
Recommended and great price
Maria G, 06-08-2022
Jerry our guide was amazing, he knew the history behind the temples, and more. We have enough time to walk around and also swim in the water.
Recommend - Tullum ruins & great cenote with best guide Layla!
Nicola M, 31-07-2022
Thank you Layla for being a wonderful guide, and going out of your way to help us on more than one occasion during the day.

Short version:
Book this tour & I hope you get Layla as your guide!

Layla shared Tulum history en route before we arrived, gave clear instructions to make most of the site

Cenote at Casa Tortuga near Tulum was enjoyed by all, it has a main circular cenote with a channel leading off it to explore.

Longer version . . .

Family of 4 in a small group of 10. Transport was a minibus, it was late but company sent message to advise. The rest of the group were picked up in Cancun, we were picked up at the Playa Del Carmen meeting point (outside Walmart) about 9.20am.

It was a very wet day especially at the start walking to the Tulum site, however Layla kindly found us a large umbrella. It wasn't too busy and the rain stopped as we reached the main area. The timing of the tour and cenote seemed to miss any large crowds.

Layla showed us and gave information on the key areas at the Tulum site and assisted with best photo locations. It would have great to spend more time there if it was just my husband and I, but was just enough culture for my teenage daughters.
After the site tour, in the main entrance area with shops and restaurants, Layla directed the group to a restaurant to buy lunch, although we didn't buy (as we had been eating Tacos etc most of week, so reached taco limit!), others in the group did seem to enjoy it. We did make a detour via Starbucks for a few drinks (next to main shop), but only do this if no queue! I think Layla was a little concerned it would take too long but she was still very accommodating.

The cenote at Casa Tortuga was only 15 minute drive from the Tulum site. It was our second cenote and definitely the better one. Changing area is basic but adequate, most do not use. You can hire life jackets, but not needed is you can swim ok, there are areas where you can reach the bottom (even if only 5' 3").

Finally, I want to praise Layla again, my daughter left her bag with mobile, cash etc in one of the changing rooms in the excitement of getting into the cenote. It was not there when she realised it was missing. Layla helped us look for it, asking around to see if anyone had seen it, and let us connect to her mobile data to try and find it. After many attempts to locate the mobile, someone finally answered the missing mobile (they had found & kept safe), Layla arranged for that person to drop it off at the cenote security for Layla to pick up next day on her next tour then to get the mobile & bag to us.

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