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3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 7 more

Overview

Explore coral reefs, ancient history, and nature in the Riviera Maya on an combination tour that features some of the best of Yucatan in a single day. Snorkel through the coral reef in the Caribbean Sea, visit the Tulum archeological site, and swim in a cenote, then explore a limestone cave and take a jungle walk. This tour includes entrance fees, a buffet lunch, and door-to-door transport from hotels in Cancun or Playa del Carmen.
  • Tulum Ruins, Caribbean Sea snorkeling, and cenote combo tour
  • Explore the Mayan Ruins in Tulum
  • Snorkel through a coral reef in the Caribbean Sea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

The popular Maya ruins and cenote swim tour is expanded here with a third stop for snorkeling.
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Bilingual guide
Round Transportation with AC
Equipment required for water activities
Lunch
Drinks: Bottle of water
The Natural Marine Reserve Fee 13 USD per person is payable upon pick-up in cash
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Start with pickup at your hotel, then begin the trip to the Tulum Archeological Site, among the most dramatic ancient cities on the Yucatan Peninsula, with stone fortifications overlooking a white sand beach. Learn about the history and culture of the Mayan people, with free time to photograph the ruins before leaving the site.

Continue to the Mexican Caribbean in an air-conditioned vehicle. Get fitted with snorkeling gear, and slip into the water to swim over the coral reef (the fee for Conservation of the Marine Fauna is not included in this tour, and must be paid during the tour).

The afternoon is all about the natural world: follow your guide into a cave that’s bristling with stalagmites and stalactites, then take a walk through the jungle, listening to a forest chorus of tropical birds and animals. Visit the nearby Cenote Xtun to cool off with a swim in the fresh, limestone-filtered water.

This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Tulum Archaeological Site
Discover the Mayan archaeological site of Tulum, world famous for its unique location alongside the Caribbean coastline. Built on a natural outcrop facing the rising sun, the stunning turquoise blue ocean backdrop makes this beautiful site one of the most picturesque in the world.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mayan Beach
Afterwards board local motorboats to reefs where you will explore the fascinating underwater world of the Mexican Caribbean on a leisurely snorkel tour. Brightly colored tropical fish, spectacular coral, amazing rock formations, turtles, rays and unbelievable visibility makes this an unforgettable experience.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
XTUN CAVERNAS
Then journey deep into the subtropical rainforest of the Yucatan to relax, swim and snorkel in the crystal clear fresh waters of a massive “cenote”, and marvel at the thousands of spectacular stalagmites and stalactites that surround you at every turn.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bring a towel, change of clothes, wear a swimsuit and a hat, sunglasses and comfortable sandals
  • Note: Biodegradable sunblock (should be applied at your hotel before boarding the transportation and when wáter activities ends)
  • It is not permitted to touch the coral or marine life
  • Money for souvenirs, pictures and tips (cash only)
  • Not recommended for people who are physically challenged, those who suffer with cardiac, respiratory or back problems, ailments that lead to loss of consciousness, hydrophobics, pregnant women, children under 4 years nor people who do not have basic swimming skills (for aquatic activities)
  • People under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Remember to bring cash for the Marine Wildlife Conservation Bracelet. $13Usd per person, Payable in cash at the pickup time
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ocean Tours Mexico

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

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Q:
How can I let you know where to pick me up for the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling + Cenote/Caves?
A:
We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Mar 2021
Q:
What time can we expect to be picked up for the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling + Cenote and Caves?
A:
We will contact you to arrange pickup after making your reservation. Approximate pickup times range from 7:30 am to 8:30 am depending on the hotel location.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves appropriate for children?
A:
Yes! Our 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour is child-friendly and elderly-friendly. Everyone's invited to join!
Mar 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
A:
We recommend bringing a towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a change of clothing, and money for souvenirs, photos, and the required Natural Reserve Fee ($13 USD per person).
Mar 2021
Q:
What should I wear on the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
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Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. We recommend wearing your bathing suit under your regular clothes and bringing sandals or water shoes and an extra set of dry clothes.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there a vegetarian option available during the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling + Cenote & Caves?
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Yes, vegetarian options are available, however, they must be requested in advance. Feel free to let us know of any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Mar 2021
Q:
How long do we spend at Tulum Ruins during the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote & Caves?
A:
Our archeologist guide will show you the best of the Tulum Ruins & explain the mystical Mayan history behind them during a 45 minute guided tour of the ruins. Afterward, you’ll have 25 minutes to explore the Tulum Ruins by yourself and take pictures.
Mar 2021
Q:
Where do we snorkel during the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
A:
We board a boat that will take us just 5 minutes away from the shore to a Coral Reef. Our guide will be in the water with you the entire time, ensuring you’re in the best locations to see the colorful fish, stingrays, and often sea turtles!
Mar 2021
Q:
What is a cenote?
A:
A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, usually filled with water. 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.
Mar 2021

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Traveler Tips


  • "Make sure to have an extra pair of clothes, so you can change once you are done with the water activities." See review
  • "Keep in mind that the though the tour itself was 6 hours, transportation to and from added another couple hours." See review

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Awesome Excursion
FreddyC
, Jun 2021
The ruins and cenote were fantastic! So much history. Also, the snorkeling was great. We saw so many stingrays and a turtle!! Highly recommend.
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Amazing Adventure
Kelly
, Jun 2021
Our tour guide was so pleasant and knowledgeable. We saw not only sting rays but sea turtles as well. It was an experience we will never forget.
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Absolutely amazing!
Marcos_M
, Jun 2021
The tour was quite an aventure. Arturo is a great guide, he would explain the group everything about all the activities carried out. We got to see a beautiful turtle during the snorkling and the cave was out of this world! Highly recommended!
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Best excursion!
Mark_C
, Jun 2021
Amazing excursion! 3 great things to do all in one day. Tulum was amazing to see. Snorkeling in the ocean was great as well. The cenote was completely different and worth it! All I can say is that it is life changing. So cool! Our tour guide Christina was so knowledgeable and safety conscious. Would actually do this again!
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Best experience in Tulum. Arturito is an incredible guide.
CWP
, Jun 2021
My girlfriend and I recently visited Tulum and this tour was the highlight of our trip. It was an incredible experience visiting the archeological ruins, snorkeling on a coral reef and swimming and even cave diving inside a cenote full of incredible stalactites and stalagmites. We saw many animals including a green sea turtle, giant stingrays and a coatimundi. Our guide, Arturito (hope I'm spelling that correctly), was highly knowledgable about the locations we visited and also very conscious of the environment, making sure our trip would have the smallest ecological impact wherever we went. He was very laid back and had a great sense of humor. Best of all, he made sure my girlfriend (who has trouble swimming) was able to experience everything by being her personal "water taxi." She was able to fully enjoy the reef as well as the waters inside the cenote and never once felt unsafe. Arturito's father, Arturo, was an incredible bus driver too. I cannot recommend this trip enough.
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Amazing
Rony_B
, Jun 2021
This experience was everything, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and informative friendly and kind . My family and I loved it, will recommend any and everyone to this tour.. thank you
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Tulum tour
Stephanie_Francis
, Jun 2021
Arthurito was our tour guide and he was AMAZING!! Best to ever do it. He joked with us, he was extremely knowledgeable and caring for our wildlife & he made everyone feel comfortable. He was honest, made us feel same, & explained everything to us with no problems. He gave us history of Mexico, the good and the bad, and wanted to make sure we had the BEST time!! I would highly recommend this tour and give them 10 stars!!
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Jump on this tour
Will_E
, Jun 2021
This is a must-do experience. The tour guides are so knowledgeable and take really good care of you! The site are amazing. Under the water is another universe. Great for the whole family.
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Good tour. Notice regarding sunscreen and snorkeling
Wil
, Jun 2021
The tour was nice and the sights were good. Swimming through the cenote was a unique experience! Only complaint would be the inaccurate descriptions of what to expect. They say you can bring reef safe sunscreen and that there will be snorkeling in the cenote. Neither of these are true. Tour guide gets upset when you put any sunscreen on, even reef safe mineral only sunscreens. Beware if you have skin that easily burns!
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Adventure-filled excursion
Rose_N
, Jun 2021
My husband and I with another couple went on this combo tour led by Carlos (with Nico driving and Wendy as the photographer). We had an absolute blast with the three sites and this was my most memorable tour of the trip. The staff was amazing: they did everything to make us feel comfortable, anticipated our needs, and took fabulous photos to capture our adventures.
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