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Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day Tour

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Safety measures
icon5 to 6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


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Air-conditioned vehicle
Box Lunch with sandwhich, fruit, juice and sweet
Bottled water
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Liability insurance
Reef tax 12 USD per person

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
This tour runs for costumer staying in Hotels from Puerto Morelos City To Dreams Hotel in Tulum Area. From Bahia Petempich to Cancun we dont provide the service.

We dont provide pick up service in Tulum City and Tulum Hotel Zone. For costumers staying in Tulum the meeting point is the #TULUM signal on the way to the Tulum ruins, near close to "Tulum Tower", In the archaeological area mall center. The address is AVENIDA YALKU LT 10 FRACCION 3, Av. Tulum, RUINAS, 77760 Tulum, Q.R.

Costumers staying in aparments or houses in Playa del Carmen we pick up them in our meeting points in the Down Town. We´ll provide the nearest meeting point to the aparment or house to you the afternoon before to the tour.

Departure Time

7:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Yalku Tours

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.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day Tour?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day Tour?
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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What is the social distancing policy during Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day Tour?
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day Tour?
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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What is the maximum group size during Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Akumal Bay snorkelling with Turtles is amazing and fine for weaker swimmers, as lifejackets are worn." See review
  • "It was a long day (7:40am-3:00pm) with too much wasted time." See review


16 Reviews
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Long day
, Jun 2021
Got picked up at 7am in the lobby then dropped off downtown Playa del Carmen to stand in line and then pay for the reef taxes in a tourist shop. Waited there for quite some time to have another shuttle pick us and up and take us to Tulum.. Once at Tulum went into another shop and waited to finally start the tour. We took another shuttle to Akumal and we never received our lunch or snack. We didn't get back to hotel until around 3pm. It was a long day. If we knew the stops before going to the ruins would take so long we probably would not have booked this one.
Awesome snorkel experience
, May 2021
The best part was snorkeling with the turtles. It was absolutely amazing and the guide did a great job! Unfortunately the rest of the tour seemed pretty disorganized. Lots of unnecessary wait time, and the tour in Tulum seemed rushed. It wasn’t the guides fault though, he seemed to be on a deadline from the company. Overall it was a good experience.
Amazing experience!
, Apr 2021
Our tour guide was wonderful. He was always making sure we were good and made sure we had a great time. Swimming with the turtles was a once in a lifetime experience. The ruins were absolutely fascinating.
Great experience and professional tourist guide!
, Jan 2021
It was a great experience, Both activities were worth going. Our tourist guide - Lucina Verduzco was great! She picked us up on time and very friendly, she gave us a lot of explanation on the Maya culture and good introduction on the Tulum ruins, she also took well care of us during the whole journey!
Thanks Adrian!
, Dec 2020
Our guide Adrian was great. He made up for the fact that i was told to be at a destination by 720. Was told be on time and my bus didn't leave for another hour. All the other tours we went on were on time. I saw tour bus after tour bus from other companies leave and we are still standing there. ADRIAN was great though. Super attentive always checking to make sure we were ok and having fun. All the attractions were amazing. Swimming with the turtles was the highlight.
Great sites, poor logistics
, Dec 2020
Tour guide was knowledgeable and sea life in Akumal Bay was amazing. Tour was somewhat disorganized and spent too much time waiting around. - we were at pickup location at specified 7:40am, waited 45 minutes for van to take us to central pickup location, then another 45 minute wait to check in. Tour agent gave us wrong wrist band, so had to keep showing ticket to prove we paid for both Tulum & Swimming with Turtles. Tulum guide was good, but site was crowded. Lunch not included, but did not stop at a place for us to buy lunch. Switched to 3rd van for Swimming with Turtles. It was a long day (7:40am-3:00pm) with too much wasted time.
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, Nov 2020
Awesome experience. Tulum was beautiful and got to see many turtles! Would have left 5 stars, but the tour says it will be 5-6 hours. We were at 8 hours by the time we got back to the hotel. The only reason we booked the tour was because we thought it would be short! Also there was quite a lot of confusion between the guides in tulum. Also there were no snacks provided as stated. All in all a great tour, but definitely some timing issues and misstatements on the website!
Great time!
, Mar 2020
Oscar was great! we saw many turtles and enjoyed the ruins. A great half day tour. Just an FYI the description of the tour states that it begins at 7. It does not. Ours did not include pickup because we were staying in the Tulum hotel zone. It actually did not begin until 9, so we sat around waiting at the meeting point for two hours. Not ideal.
Highlight of the trip
, Feb 2020
Oscar was the best guide. Very patient and passionate about what he does. You can tell he has done this for a while. We saw amazing sea turtles so close up. It was a grand and amazing day. Thank you Oscar you were GREAT!
Amazing tour
, Feb 2020
The tour was run by NT TOURS - Oscar (he calls himself Oscar the grouch like seasame street!) was the best guide I have ever had.

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