This is a great combination of the historical Mayan ruins of Tulum and the incredible Eco-park Xel-Ha a natural aquarium ideal for snorkeling!
What to Expect
This is a great combination of the Mayan history at Tulum, the only archaeological zone in the area with views of the sea, and the natural beauty of the Xel-Ha inlet, a natural aquarium ideal for snorkeling.
When you call to confirm your tour using the number on your voucher, your hotel pickup will be scheduled between 7:00-8:05am. Please be ready in your hotel lobby for the full pickup time range you are given.
The ruins of Tulum are perched high atop a cliff, against the awe inspiring backdrop of the Caribbean Sea. This archaeological site is a one of a kind. Tulum flourished in late Post-classical times with buildings dating back to the 12th century. It was once an important trading port, one of the few Mayan cities still inhabited when the Spaniards arrived.
You will take a guided tour of the ruins to learn about the secrets of the Mayans. Your guide will point out important sites, explaining the historical significance of buildings such as the Castle, the Temple of the Masks and the God Chaac.
Then we will drive 20 minutes back toward Cancun, to the incredible natural aquatic theme park created by the Mayan gods themselves: Xel-Ha. This special place gathers the best of the Mexican Caribbean all in one place.
Enjoy nature through the crystal clear waters of this spectacular natural aquarium. An environment of creeks, lagoons, natural wells and ancient caves is fed by underground rivers flowing out to the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Explore the underwater world by snorkel to come face to face with exotic underwater flora and fauna such as curious rays and French Angel fish. Other activities include cliff diving, rope bridge walking, bicycling, kayaking, swim with the dolphins, snuba, underwater breathing bubble and much more!
We will leave Xel-Ha at 5:00pm, arriving back to the first Cancun hotel by 6:30pm.
- Roundtrip Transportation From Cancun Hotels
- Entrance Fee to Tulum, Guided Tour & Free Time
- All Inclusive Admission to Xel-Ha Including: food, snacks, soft drinks, ice cream, beer, national alcoholic beverages (Piña Coladas, Strawberry Daiquiris, Margaritas, etc)
- Towel use
- Inner tube use and locker/snorkel equipment rental
- Fast pass admission
- Ecotour (Subject to availability)
- Dolphin Swim (if option chosen at booking)
What's Not Included
- Bottled Water at Tulum
- 20 USD Cash Deposit Required For Rental of Snorkel Equipment (Returned Upon Return of Equipment)
- Food/Beverages Not Mentioned
Know Before You Go
Travel light wearing a swimming suit and comfortable clothes/shoes. You will need shoes for the natural rock walkways.
Towels and snorkeling equipment are provided.
We recommend bringing decongestant - it can be uncomfortable or dangerous to dive if you become congested.
Please bring USD 20 cash for a deposit if you are renting snorkel equipment (deposit is returned upon return of equipment).
Only biodegradable sunblock is permitted. Your sunscreen must be clearly marked as PABA Free, Oil-Free, and Biodegradable. The chemicals oxybenzone, 4-methylbenzylidene camphor, or the preservative butylparaben are all proven to damage coral reefs.
Rescheduled tours are subject to availability.