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Tulum Ruins Tour Promotion: On Wednesdays and Fridays, the Snorkel activity will take place in Akumal, where you can swim with Turtles! All other days the snorkel activity takes place in the Reef.

About the Tulum Ruins Tour, Cenotes Tour & Snorkel at Tulum’s Reef

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Tulum Ruins Tour, Cenotes Tour & Snorkel at Tulum’s Reef Itinerary

Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel. The first stop the famous Mayan Ruins Tour. We go here first because in the morning as it’s not too hot to walk around the Tulum ruins, and it’s much less crowded!

Our second stop will be at Tulum Beach where the boat will be waiting to take us snorkeling at the coral reef. The last stop is at the cenotes located approximately 1 mile from Tulum.

  • Mayan Ruins Tour

    Our archeologist guide will show you the best of the Tulum Ruins Tour and explain the mystical Mayan history. Guided tour of the ruins will be 45 minutes. Afterwards, you’ll have 25 minutes to explore the Tulum Ruins by yourself and take the best picture.

  • Snorkeling at Tulum’s Coral Reef

    First, we’ll board a boat that will take us just 5 minutes away from the shore to the Coral Reef. Our guide will be in the water with you the entire time, taking care of you while ensuring you’re in the best parts of the coral reef to catch glimpses of the wildlife: imagine lots of colorful fish, sting rays, and 60% of the time, we even see sea turtles! All snorkeling gear is included. The entire Snorkel with Turtles in Akumal activity is 35 minutes. Afterwards, we’ll go by boat to admire the Tulum Ruins from the sea: a completely unique viewpoint!

  • Cenotes Tour Tulum

    This will be our last stop, just 20 minutes away from Tulum.

    Here we'll have a buffet lunch and visit two different cenotes. The first cenote we visit is called a "dry cenote”, where we can walk and admire incredible stalactites and stalagmites formations. In the next cenote, we will go snorkeling for 30 minutes to admire the fantastic underground world full of stalagmites. In addition, you’ll get a tour of the jungle while being accompanied by our guides, who will explain the flora and fauna of the region.

    Regardless of age, all people are required to pay a Natural Reserve Fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is payable upon pick-up at your accommodation at the beginning of your tour ($10 USD/Person)

Promotion: On Wednesdays and Fridays, the Snorkel activity will take place in Akumal, where you can swim with Turtles! All other days the snorkel activity takes place in the Reef.

Tulum Ruins Tour, Cenotes Tour & Snorkel at Tulum’s Reef Time Table

  • 7:30 - 8:30 AM Pick up at any location you are staying.
  • 9:00 AM Arrive at Archaeological Ruins of Tulum.
  • 11:00 AM Arrive at Tulum Beach for snorkeling.
  • 1:00 PM Arrive at Cenotes Park.
  • 1:30 PM Snorkeling at first cenote.
  • 1:50 PM Buffet lunch.
  • 3:00 PM Visit second dry cenote.
  • 4:30 PM Back in the van to return to your hotel.

What's Included in the Tulum Ruins Tour, Cenotes Tour & Snorkel at Tulum’s Reef

At Ocean Tours, we take care of every detail so you can have a unique experience discovering the highlights of this area

We include all that’s necessary to fully enjoy the Snorkel activity, the ruins of Tulum and the cenotes with us. Below, you’ll find a list of our inclusions plus some suggestions for what you may consider bringing on the tour.

 

Tulum Ruins Tour, Cenotes Tour & Snorkel at Tulum’s Reef includes:

  • Free round-trip ground transportation from Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum: pick-up & drop-off at your hotel, rental or home is included in the tour price.
  • Snack during transportation.
  • Bottled water & soft drinks.
  • Typical regional lunch with pork (cochinita pibil), salad, and tortilla chips with sauces & fruits (vegetarian available upon advance notice).
  • Full gear including a high-performance silicon mask & snorkel with release valve (wetsuit for cenote snorkeling during winter months or on request).
  • Prescription snorkeling mask for those who wear glasses (advance notice required).
  • Experienced, bilingual guides in English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Polish.
  • Short boat trip before snorkeling above a beautiful coral reef.
  • Two different cenotes to explore, one for walking and one for snorkeling.
  • Guided tour at the ruins of Tulum.
  • Wetsuit (for cenote snorkeling during winter months or on request).
  • Professional photography service during the tour.

 

IMPORTANT.

Regardless of age, all people are required to pay a Natural Reserve Fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is payable upon pick-up at your accommodation at the beginning of your tour ($10 USD/Person)

 

What to bring:

For our Tulum Ruins Tour + Cenotes Tour + Snorkel at Tulum’s Coral Reef, it's important that you bring the following items:

  • Swimsuit, towel, sunglasses, shoes/sandals & hat
  • Biodegradable sunscreen (please apply prior to tour)
  • Camera or underwater camera, if you have one
  • Swimming t-shirt for sun protection, as well as reducing the potential for negatively impacting to the reef by moderating our usage of sunscreen.
  • Extra money (for tips or available extras).

 

Available Extras:

  • Snorkel t-shirt for swimming, $25 USD
  • Pictures on a 2GB USB:
    • Taken by a professional photographer
    • 1-3 people: $40 USD (+$10 USD per additional person)

Professional Guides

Professional Guides

  • Most of our guides are diving instructors or dive masters, and have all been hand-selected by Ocean tours for their passion and care for nature, awesome attitude and exceptional empathy.

  • Our first concern is to give our clients a unique experience that they can remember for years to come. At all times, our team is there for you with knowledge, motivation, attention, and trust.

  • We truly provide the Mayan Riviera's best quality in service and tours, and we always ensure the total satisfaction of our clients. We love what we do and we want to share these amazing experiences with you!

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Frequently Asked Questions

The original name of Tulum was Zamá, which in ancient Mayan language means "dawn”. Tulum was an important walled city which 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 Tulum Ruins Tour:

    Tulum is the only Mayan archaeological site to be found in front of the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea.

    The original name of Tulum is Zama, meaning City of Dawn, because it faces the sunrise.

    Tulúm is the Mayan word for fence, wall or trench.

    Tulum was among the first places in the Mayan kingdom to receive sunlight each day.

    No more than about 1,600 people ever inhabited Tulum at one time.

    Tulum is the third most-visited archaeological site in all of Mexico.

You will be surprised by the color of the water of the Caribbean Sea and the size of the uncontaminated beach. The reef is colorful and it covers sandy, grassy and coral seabed. Some areas have been colonized by sponges and purple sea fans swaying in the current, and has a variety of tropical fish. The coral reef area is the one of the richest around: you’ll get to see tropical fishes like sergeant major, several species of grunts, schools of doctorfish tang, butterflyfish and parrotfish. If you are fortunate, you could even spot a sea turtle, a stingray, or a spotted eagle ray! 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.

  • About Snorkel at Tulum’s Coral Reef:

    Playa Maya is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

    An estimated 50-80% of all life on earth is found under the ocean surface, the ocean contains 99% of living space on the planet, and less than 10% of that space has been explored by humans.

    We have 4 types of rays in the Caribbean Sea: stingrays, eagle rays, mobula rays and manta rays. The most commonly seen is the stingray, followed by the eagle ray.

    Rays in the Caribbean aren’t dangerous and only attack in self-defense, injecting a very painful, but not deadly, venom. So far, there are no known cases of humans being attacked by rays in this region.

A cenote is, in a few words, a cave with water. But the natural environment of the Yucatan Peninsula is what makes these places really spectacular scenarios. Snorkeling inside the cenotes in the Riviera Maya is one of the most requested aquatic activities, since it is such a unique experience in this area of the world.

  • About Cenotes Tour Tulum:

    A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Mayan for sacrificial offerings.

    The term ‘Cenote’ derives from a word used by the low-land Yucatec Mayan —ts’onot—to refer to any location with accessible groundwater.

    There are 4 kind of cenotes: open, semi-open, ancient and cavern. In our tour, we’ll visit an ancient and a cavern cenote.

Promotion: On Wednesdays and Fridays, the Snorkel activity will take place in Akumal, where you can swim with Turtles! All other days the snorkel activity takes place in the Reef.

Why do it with Us

Our first concern is the total satisfaction of our clients!

  • We strive to be the Best

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

  • We are the Tour Operator

    Every service and every part of the tour is directly operated by Ocean Tours. We guarantee an excellent high quality service to ensure the total satisfaction of our clients.

  • We are Experienced

    We have over 10 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 Dedicated

    Working with small groups of clients, max. 12 people per van ensures you a familiar private tour feeling.

  • We want you to remember your tour forever!

    One professional photographer per group!

  • We are Safe

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

  • Professional Photographers Team

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