Private Snorkel at the Coral Reef, Visit Tulum Ruins and Cenotes

Private 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour

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"Awesome 3 in 1 trip!"

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A wonderful time. Can’t believe how much fun and all we got to do in this trip. Nico and Tony were lots of fun.

Christian V

Private Snorkel at the Coral Reef, Visit Tulum Ruins and Cenotes

Private 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour

From $553.5

"Awesome 3 in 1 trip!"

-

A wonderful time. Can’t believe how much fun and all we got to do in this trip. Nico and Tony were lots of fun.

Christian V

Cenote Exploring
Cenote Exploring
Family Friendly
Family Friendly
Jungle Hiking
Jungle Hiking
Ruin Exploring
Ruin Exploring
Snorkeling
Snorkeling

About this Tour:

Experience the beauty and history of the Mayan World on our private tour of the Tulum Ruins and surrounding areas.

Your adventure begins with a guided tour of the Tulum Ruins, an ancient Maya city located on a bluff overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Our expert guide will share stories and fascinating facts about the Maya civilization, and take you on a tour of the most important sites within the ruins.

After exploring the Tulum Ruins, we’ll take a short boat ride out to the Tulum Reef, where you can snorkel and swim among the vibrant marine life. You’ll have the opportunity to see colorful fish, coral, and other underwater creatures, and learn about the importance of this protected area.

We’ll also visit our exclusive cenotes, underground pools that are unique to the region These natural wonders are known for their crystal-clear waters and stunning rock formations, and provide a refreshing respite from the hot sun.

At the end of the day, we’ll enjoy a delicious lunch of typical regional dishes before returning to our starting point.

Join us on this private tour and experience the best of what Cancún and its surroundings have to offer!

 

Tour Time Table

* Times can vary depending the conditions.

  • 06:00 AM
    - Pick up from the Cancun Area
  • 07:00 AM
    - Pick up from Riviera Maya
  • 08:30 AM
    - Pick up from Tulum area
  • 06:30 - 8:30 AM
    - Pick up from the Hotel Lobby in air-conditioned van.
  • 09:00 AM
    - Arrive at Archaeological Ruins of Tulum.
  • 11:00 AM
    - Arrival to Tulum Beach for snorkel activity.
  • 01:00 PM
    - Arrival to the cenote Park.
  • 01:10 PM
    - Guided tour and activity in the cenote.
  • 02:30 PM
    - Enjoy typical mexican food buffet
  • 04:00 PM
    - Transportation back to the Hotels.
Cancel up to 24 hs before your tour for a full refund.

100% refund will apply in the following cases:

  • If the service is canceled by the supplier. For example in case of bad weather and rescheduling
    is not possible. Due to illness, presenting a doctor's report.
  • If the cancellation is made at least 24 hours prior to the day of the tour.
  • If a date change is requested at least 24 hours prior to the date of the tour and a new date
    cannot be agreed upon.

50% refund will apply:

  • If the cancellation is made after 5pm (local time) the day before the tour.
  • If a date change is requested after 5pm (local time) on the day before the tour, and a new date
    cannot be agreed upon.

No refunds will apply:

  • If the client does not show on the date and time of the tour.

F.A.Qs:

What exactly are cenotes, and why are they so special in the Riviera Maya?

Cenotes are natural wonders found in the Yucatan Peninsula, essentially limestone caves filled with crystal-clear water. What makes them truly remarkable is their unique geological formation and the lush environment that surrounds them. In the Riviera Maya, snorkeling inside cenotes is a highly sought-after aquatic activity due to the unparalleled experience they offer.

Are there any safety precautions to take when visiting a cenote?

When visiting a cenote, it is important to follow the safety instructions provided by your tour guide or the cenote's staff. This include wearing a life jacket if you are not a strong swimmer, using provided safety equipment such as flashlights and watershoes, and not touching or disturbing any of the natural features or wildlife in the cenote.

Which cenotes will we have the opportunity to explore on this tour?

Our exclusive cenotes, nestled in the heart of the Riviera Maya, are known as Ix Balam and Yum Balam. When we first discovered these cenotes, we were captivated by the presence of both large and small jaguar footprints in the area. This remarkable sighting inspired us to name this pristine cenote region after this magnificent jaguar family.

What is the average water temperature in the cenotes?

The average water temperature of cenotes varies depending on the location and time of year. Most of the time, the water in cenotes is typically cool and refreshing, with temperatures ranging from around 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 27 degrees Celsius). In some cases, the water may be warmer or colder, depending on factors such as the depth of the cenote and the surrounding air temperature.

What can I expect to see while snorkeling at the Tulum Reef?

While snorkeling at the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, you can expect to see a wide variety of colorful and fascinating marine life. The reef is home to over 500 species of fish.  Some of the most seen species include parrotfish, angelfish, and pufferfish, as well as a variety of colorful corals and sponges. If you are lucky, you might spot rays and turtles too. Nevertheless, if you want to be sure to swim with green sea turtles, book one of our tours to Akumal, where turtle encounters are guaranteed. Snorkeling at the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is a truly magical experience and is a must-do for anyone visiting the region

Is it necessary to wear a life vest during the snorkeling?

The use of a life vest, provided by us free of charge, is mandatory during any snorkel activity.

What’s the Mesoamerican barrier reef?

The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is a coral reef system located off the coast of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras. It is the second-largest coral reef system in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and is home to a diverse array of marine life. The reef stretches for more than 1,000 miles along the eastern coast of Central America, and is a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is also an important economic resource for the region, providing livelihoods for local communities through tourism and fishing.

What to wear to Tulum ruins?

There is not any protection from sun or rain while walking around. It is usually hot walking around, so comfortable clothes, shoes, sunscreen, hat, glasses, and water are all good things to keep in mind. We offer, free of charge, umbrellas to protect you from the sun and rain in case of. 

How long does it take to see Tulum ruins?

The Tulum ruins are not that big. We take you on a 45-minute guided excursion to go through the Tulum ruins. After that you can use 15-20 minutes to go your own and take your pictures.

What happened to the Mayans in Tulum?

Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. By the end of the 16th century, the site was abandoned. Tulum was abandoned as European diseases and epidemics decimated the population. Archaeologists have evidence that the population was killed off by the Spaniards when they introduced Old World diseases into the area as a way to destroy the native population.

How did Tulum get its name?

The original name of Tulum was Zamá, which in the ancient Mayan language means "dawn”. Tulum was an important walled city that in ancient times was used as a port for an extensive commercial network since the terrestrial and maritime routes of the ancient Mayan people converged here.

About Cenotes
What exactly are cenotes, and why are they so special in the Riviera Maya?

Cenotes are natural wonders found in the Yucatan Peninsula, essentially limestone caves filled with crystal-clear water. What makes them truly remarkable is their unique geological formation and the lush environment that surrounds them. In the Riviera Maya, snorkeling inside cenotes is a highly sought-after aquatic activity due to the unparalleled experience they offer.

Are there any safety precautions to take when visiting a cenote?

When visiting a cenote, it is important to follow the safety instructions provided by your tour guide or the cenote's staff. This include wearing a life jacket if you are not a strong swimmer, using provided safety equipment such as flashlights and watershoes, and not touching or disturbing any of the natural features or wildlife in the cenote.

Which cenotes will we have the opportunity to explore on this tour?

Our exclusive cenotes, nestled in the heart of the Riviera Maya, are known as Ix Balam and Yum Balam. When we first discovered these cenotes, we were captivated by the presence of both large and small jaguar footprints in the area. This remarkable sighting inspired us to name this pristine cenote region after this magnificent jaguar family.

What is the average water temperature in the cenotes?

The average water temperature of cenotes varies depending on the location and time of year. Most of the time, the water in cenotes is typically cool and refreshing, with temperatures ranging from around 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit (21 to 27 degrees Celsius). In some cases, the water may be warmer or colder, depending on factors such as the depth of the cenote and the surrounding air temperature.

About Snorkel at the Reef (3-in-1)
What can I expect to see while snorkeling at the Tulum Reef?

While snorkeling at the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, you can expect to see a wide variety of colorful and fascinating marine life. The reef is home to over 500 species of fish.  Some of the most seen species include parrotfish, angelfish, and pufferfish, as well as a variety of colorful corals and sponges. If you are lucky, you might spot rays and turtles too. Nevertheless, if you want to be sure to swim with green sea turtles, book one of our tours to Akumal, where turtle encounters are guaranteed. Snorkeling at the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is a truly magical experience and is a must-do for anyone visiting the region

Is it necessary to wear a life vest during the snorkeling?

The use of a life vest, provided by us free of charge, is mandatory during any snorkel activity.

What’s the Mesoamerican barrier reef?

The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is a coral reef system located off the coast of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras. It is the second-largest coral reef system in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and is home to a diverse array of marine life. The reef stretches for more than 1,000 miles along the eastern coast of Central America, and is a popular destination for scuba diving and snorkeling. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is also an important economic resource for the region, providing livelihoods for local communities through tourism and fishing.

About Tulum
What to wear to Tulum ruins?

There is not any protection from sun or rain while walking around. It is usually hot walking around, so comfortable clothes, shoes, sunscreen, hat, glasses, and water are all good things to keep in mind. We offer, free of charge, umbrellas to protect you from the sun and rain in case of. 

How long does it take to see Tulum ruins?

The Tulum ruins are not that big. We take you on a 45-minute guided excursion to go through the Tulum ruins. After that you can use 15-20 minutes to go your own and take your pictures.

What happened to the Mayans in Tulum?

Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. By the end of the 16th century, the site was abandoned. Tulum was abandoned as European diseases and epidemics decimated the population. Archaeologists have evidence that the population was killed off by the Spaniards when they introduced Old World diseases into the area as a way to destroy the native population.

How did Tulum get its name?

The original name of Tulum was Zamá, which in the ancient Mayan language means "dawn”. Tulum was an important walled city that in ancient times was used as a port for an extensive commercial network since the terrestrial and maritime routes of the ancient Mayan people converged here.

What to Bring:

  • Non-disposable bottle or thermo

    Bring your own non-disposable bottle or thermos to comply with environmental regulations and enjoy an eco-friendly visit.

  • 15 USD per person

    Collected by your guide at the start of the tour. Due in cash with USD, MXN or EUR

  • Change of clothes

    We recommend to bring an extra t-shirt

  • Extra Money for souvenirs and tips

    Credit card and cash payments

  • Hat or Cap

  • Sandals

  • Sunglasses

  • Swimsuit

  • Towel

  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, comfortable clothing

    Comfortable, lightweight clothes, and long-sleeved-cotton shirt

  • Certified Bilingual Guide

  • Potable water

  • Round-Trip Transportation

    Round-Trip Transportation with AC

  • Snorkel Gear

  • Mexican Taco Lunch

    A flavorful spread of tacos, including vegetarian options, served with beans, rice, and zesty salsas, capturing the essence of Mexican cuisine in every bite.

Why With Us:

Important: Conservation of the Marine Fauna Fee ($15 USD per person) is not included in the price.

Our first concern is the total satisfaction of our clients!

Professional Photographers Team

Our professional photographers' team will come with you on the tour and get the best shots at these fantastic locations.

We are Dedicated

We are dedicated to make your tour a memorable one. Our customer-centric approach aims to exceed your expectations.

We are Experienced

We have over 15 years of experience in operating tours as Ocean Tours started in year 2005.

We are Professional

Our guides are enthusiastic, experienced, and knowledgeable. The whole team will make your tour unforgettable.

We are Safe

Our professional guides are certified in First-Aid. Our transportation is very safe and comfortable, and our drivers are very experienced.

We are the Tour Operator

Every service and every part of the tour is directly operated by Ocean Tours. This is why we’re able to guarantee excellent and high-quality service. Most of the web pages you see are simply selling tours as a middle-man, providing little to no guarantee of quality, safety, or assurance. Here, you buy directly from the tour operator.

We strive to be the Best

We are rated excellent on Tripadvisor, Google, and other rating platforms thanks to our commitment to excellence.

We want you to remember your tour forever!

One professional photographer per group!

Our Guides:

Ale K
Ale K
"The absolute best tour we have ever done. Alejandra was truly amazing. She is so knowledgeable and kind. The love of our planet and those we share it with comes naturally to her. She has the k...
Carlos G
Carlos G
"The trip was really good. A special thank you to Carlos (the guide). He explains everything really well, he understands a lot about everything we had visited and transmits the knowledge very w...
Cesar (Salad)
Cesar (Salad)
"This was a fascinating tour led by a very kind and caring Ceasar -who took great care in keeping all his little salad parts (Ceasar Salad) together. The cenote was AMAZING. Had never seen anyt...
Emanuel
Emanuel
"Absolutely amazing trip today with Emanuel. We had so much fun with the three pieces- I don’t know if my favorite was almost being touched by a sea turtle or visiting the cenote. Loved the p...
Sara
Sara
"We had the best time swimming with whale sharks! Sarah and John Paul were incredible guides! We then snorkeled a reef and hung out on Islas de Mujeres and Had the best ceviche I’ve ever had!...

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