Cancun

Viator Exclusive: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling, Cenote and Caves

Cancun, Mexico
Viator Exclusive Combo Tour Tulum Ruins Akumal Turtles Plus Cenote and Caves

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

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.

What's Included

  • Bilingual guide
  • Round Transportation with AC
  • Equipment required for water activities
  • Lunch
  • Drinks: Bottle of water
  • The Natural Marine Reserve Fee 15 USD per person is payable upon pick-up in cash
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are on a Private Residence, Hostel or B&B accommodation, we will do our best to collect you there or by a nearest meetingpoint. Once your purchase is complete we will organize the pick-up arrangements. Pick ups from Cancun from 06:00 am-07:00 am, Pick ups from Playa del Carmen 07:00 am -08:00 am, Pick ups from Tulum round 09:00 am

What To Expect

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.

Tulum Archaeological Site

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Mayan Beach

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Parque De Cenotes Yax-Muul

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • 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)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is not permitted to touch the coral or marine life
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Remember to bring cash for the Marine Wildlife Conservation Bracelet. $15Usd per person, Payable in cash at the pickup time
  • Children age 0-11 year can be asked an ID as proof of age.
  • Tour is subject to change due to weather and sea conditions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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?

A: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?

A: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.
Keep in mind that the though the tour itself was 6 hours, transportation to and from added another couple hours.
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Memorable
Michael_E, Feb 2024
We enjoyed the pace of this excursion and the guides' knowledge and enthusiasm. We gained appreciation of the Mayan culture.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the pace of the excursion and found the guides' knowledge and enthusiasm valuable. Developing an appreciation for the Mayan culture is a fantastic outcome of your experience Regards Laura OCEAN TOURS
Fantastic day on an excursion
Olga_A, Feb 2024
It was a wonderful excursion and had a very friendly staff. My son and I had a great time. It was the most memorable experience on our vacation. Our guide Marina was amazing, and Carlos was a great driver. The cenote was the best part of the excursion. We liked how Marina explained about the Cenotes. The food was also fantastic.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
hello Olga Thank you for your review! We are very happy to hear that you had a wonderful time with your Ocean tours team! come back soon! Mariana - Ocean Tours
This was the most amazing...
LASHAUNDA_C, Feb 2024
This was the most amazing time! Everything was smooth and thought out. I loved it. The adventures were awesome and the food was delicious 😋
Response from Host, Feb 2024
thank you for your review!! happy to hear the food was delicious and that the adventures were awesome!! hopefully next time we can treat you to a different excursion! Mariana - Ocean Tours
Fun Exploration
Samantha_G, Feb 2024
We had such a great time with Juan, Omar, and the rest of our group yesterday. Everyone was very kind and Juan was very knowledgeable. We had an archeological guide that took us around the ruins and told us so much about the Mayan civilization that used to be there. We had a great day and would definitely recommend.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
It sounds like you had a fantastic day with Juan, Omar, and the rest of your group exploring the ruins and learning about the Mayan civilization! Having knowledgeable guides can really enrich the experience and deepen your understanding of the historical and cultural significance of the sites you visit. Thank you for sharing your positive experience, and it's wonderful to hear that you would recommend it to others Laura Ocean Tours
Outstanding private tour....
Marc_S, Feb 2024
Outstanding private tour. Loved our tour guide and the whole experience. Very knowledgeable, professional and friendly.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
I'm thrilled to hear that you had an outstanding private tour and enjoyed the whole experience. Having a knowledgeable, professional, and friendly tour guide can truly enhance the journey. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, and here's to more wonderful travel experiences in the future Best regards Laura OCEAN TOURS
Highlight of our vacation
erinoconnor76, Feb 2024
Paco was an incredible guide! We had a private tour for six people, including teenagers, and everyone had a great time! From timing of when we left to showing us all of the wonderful sites…. He really thought of everything. The cenote was a highlight, and we had the whole place to ourselves, which was magical. Guille was an incredible photographer. He helped us capture memories and highlights that we normally would not have been able to do in a professional and low-key manner. Tony was a great driver as got us from place to place safely and efficiently. This was really one of the highlights of our weeklong trip to Mexico, and helped us to see what the true culture is like, and learn about their history. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Hello Erin Thank you for your review and for highly recommending us!! We truly appreciate that you highlight all the good work of all our team of guides/drivers/photographers that give their best to provide you with the greatest time of your vacation! hopefully we have the chance to host you again soon! Mariana - Ocean Tours
What a fantastic day!
Sandra_J, Feb 2024
The entire day way amazing! It was more than I expected. Our guide Laura was so passionate and had a great knowledge of the area and environment.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
That sounds wonderful! Having a passionate and knowledgeable guide can truly enhance the experience of exploring a new place. It's great to hear that your day exceeded expectations. If you have any specific highlights or memorable moments from your day, feel free to share them! Best regards Laura OCEAN TOURS
Our Honeymoon Excursion
rsusi88, Feb 2024
This was a great tour. My wife and I booked it on our honeymoon and could not have been happier. The tour of the Tulum ruins was informative. We loved the snorkeling and cenote portions of the tour. We saw a lot of cool fish and coral as well as sting rays and sea turtles. My wife isn't the strongest of swimmers but our tour guides were extremely supportive and helped her enjoy the water activities despite her being anxious. Can't thank them enough for the extra attention they gave her. The lunch provided was delicious and authentic Mexican. Alejandro (Alex) was our guide, Kikey our driver and Tony our photographer. They were amazing and we felt very comfortable with them. We loved that this tour picked us up and dropped us off at our resort (Moon Palace). Price was affordable and you get your moneys worth. 100% would recommend to anyone considering. Thank you!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Congratulations on your honeymoon, and it's wonderful to hear that the tour was such a fantastic experience for you and your wife! The combination of the informative Tulum ruins tour, snorkeling, and exploring the cenote sounds like it provided a diverse and enjoyable adventure. It's especially heartwarming to hear that your wife, despite being anxious about water activities, received such supportive attention from the tour guides. Their efforts to make her feel comfortable and help her enjoy the experience speak volumes about their professionalism and commitment to customer satisfaction. The sightings of cool fish, coral, stingrays, and sea turtles undoubtedly added an extra layer of excitement to your journey. It's also great to know that the lunch provided was not only delicious but authentic Mexican. Alejandro (Alex), Kikey, and Tony, your guide, driver, and photographer, respectively, seem to have played key roles in making your experience memorable. The fact that the tour picked you up and dropped you off at your resort, along with the affordability and value for money, adds further convenience and satisfaction to the overall experience. Best regards Laura OCEAN TOURS
Great experience!
Erika_J, Feb 2024
We had a great time and loved the variety of activities! Sully was a fantastic guide and super knowledgeable! <3
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Erika, It sounds like you had a fantastic time as well! Sully seems like another wonderful guide who made your experience even more enjoyable. Thanks for choosing us! Kind regards, Paula - Ocean Tours Team
Amazing!
Jon_G, Feb 2024
This was a perfect excursion! Max our tour guide was awesome!! Started off with Tulum which was perfect. We were at the ruins before the crowds and before the heat. The wind has been crazy in playa del Carmen and we couldn’t go snorkeling in the normal spot with a boat so we got to go into a lagoon in Akumal for snorkeling and it was awesome!! I’ve been in Cenotes before but this time I actually learned about them and their purpose and we slowed down and observed all of the purpose and the life it gives Mexico. The day was spaced out perfectly.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
hello Jon Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that your day was filled with fun and learning! Thanks for understanding that sometimes adjustments need to be made for your safety and your enjoyment as well! see you on your next vacation! Mariana -Ocean Tours
Great day shame about the 3hrs to get there and back!
Richard_W, Feb 2024
Enjoyable day with other attendees unfortunately the 1.5 hour drive to pickup others is a chore, however the sites and snorkelling were great with lots of sea life to see.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
I'm glad to hear that you had an enjoyable day, despite the long drive to pick up other attendees. It's common for tours to have multiple pick-up points to accommodate participants, but it's great to know that the sites and snorkeling made up for it, offering an experience with lots of sea life to see. Laura OCEAN TOURS
Our driver and guide were...
Jennifer_L, Feb 2024
Our driver and guide were great! The trip was well organized, communication was stellar, and the experience was great. Due to weather we had to snorkel in a cenote, but this is not their fault. Mother nature said nope and they pivoted. It was a good day
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, and I hope your future travels bring more memorable adventures, perhaps with more cooperative weather! Best regards Laura OCEAN TOURS
Highlight of our trip!
Angela_B, Feb 2024
Snorkeling in a sheltered cove was fantastic, and the highlight was the cenotes. Everything worked like clockwork. Alexandro was a knowledgeable, responsible and extremely helpful guide - learned alot about the history, geography, flora, fauna and geology of the environments we were in - he truly loves the Mayan culture. Appreciated it when he made time for us to pick up coffees when there were none available at our resort! Can't say enough good things about him!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
It sounds like you had an incredible experience, with snorkeling in a sheltered cove and exploring the cenotes as the highlights of your tour. I'm glad to hear that everything worked seamlessly and that Alexandro, your guide, played a significant role in making it an enriching and enjoyable journey.Alexandro's knowledge, responsibility, and genuine passion for the Mayan culture clearly enhanced your experience. Best regards Laura OCEAN TOURS
2nd Day in Mexico
Veronique_D, Feb 2024
Cenote and Cave and Snorkeling will always be my favorite but I learned great things at the Tulum Ruins. Caesar was and outstanding tour guide, I would recommend him to guide me on a tour anyday.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
hello Veronique Thank you for your kind review, and for highlighting the work of our dear guide Cesar, we all love him! thank you for recommending him and we hope we can host you again soon! Mariana - Ocean Tours
Great tour with Yuel
Emily_B, Feb 2024
Yuel and team were amazing! The pick was right on time and communication beforehand on WhatsApp was excellent. The tour only had 8 people instead of the maximum 12 which was a.plus so the van had lots of room. All the activities were great and there was a cohesive story throughout the day. Tulum was super fun and there was enough time to explore on our own. The origin reef snorkeling has cancelled due to the port being closed but we were able to snorkel at a lagoon instead which was super cool. We finished with a cenote tour that only the tour company has access too which was very cool. The ride home was great and we were back in time for dinner! Would definitely recommend.
Response from Host, Feb 2024
Dear Emily, It sounds like you had an incredible experience with Yuel and the tour team! From the efficient communication beforehand to the well-organized activities throughout the day, it seems like everything was well-planned and executed. Thank you for sharing your positive feedback and recommendation! Kind regards, Paula - Ocean Tours Team
Amazing day with a lots of different activities
Eric_B, Feb 2024
Amazing day with lots of different activities. Our tour guide Eric was great and gave us a well documented tour of Tulum. Highly recommended
Response from Host, Feb 2024
hello Eric thank you for your review! and for your recommendation! we are very pleased that you enjoyed the company of your tour guide and we hope to see you again soon! Mariana - Ocean Tours
Amazing tour!
Diana_S, Feb 2024
Alma was an excellent tour guide and shared lots of great information. Enrique was a great driver, very safe. Rafa was our Tulúm ruins archaeological guide and he was amazing. Jimena was a fantastic photographer, excellent snorkeling shots
Response from Host, Feb 2024
hello Diana Thank you for your review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed every bit of your day with us, we hope we can host you again on your next vacation! Mariana - Ocean Tours
Great experience. Exceeded expectations!
Megan_M, Feb 2024
Everything exceeded our expectations. From the prompt and friendly pickup. The guided Tulum tour was very informative. The snorkeling experience was amazing. We were lucky enough to see several stingrays asking the reef. The tour ended with lunch at a cenote that was such a neat experience. This tour also includes a great picture package. 10/10 would recommend this excursion!!! Loved it!!!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
It's fantastic to hear that your excursion exceeded your expectations in every aspect! From the prompt and friendly pickup to the informative Tulum tour, the amazing snorkeling experience, and the unique lunch at the cenote, it sounds like you had a truly memorable adventure. Spotting several stingrays during the snorkeling must have been an incredible bonus. Best regards Laura OCEAN TOURS
Amazing Tour— Exceptional Guides!
Tina_L, Feb 2024
Absolutely enjoyed every moment of the day, but the highlight was the cenote! Our guide Paco, and photographer Guille more exceptional our driver Jorge took great care of us while driving. from the Toon ruins to the snorkeling, and then the caves the day couldn’t have been more perfect! We felt very safe while traveling to our destination! I would absolutely recommend this tour done by ocean tours to any visitor to Mexico!
Response from Host, Feb 2024
It's fantastic to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of your day, with the cenote being the highlight! It sounds like the combination of the guide Paco, photographer Guille, and driver Jorge made the experience even more exceptional for you. Your positive feedback is valuable and can be influential for other travelers looking for memorable experiences in Mexico Best regards Laura OCEAN TOURS
My wife and I were not...
Russell_F, Feb 2024
My wife and I were not able to partake in most of the tour due to mobility issues but we enjoyed sitting on the beach while the rest went snorkeling and we did enjoy the cenotes pool
Response from Host, Feb 2024
I'm sorry to hear that you and your wife faced mobility issues during the tour, but it's wonderful that you still found enjoyment in the experience. Sitting on the beach and appreciating the surroundings can be a serene and peaceful way to experience the destination. It's positive that you were able to enjoy the cenotes pool, showcasing the adaptability of the tour to accommodate different preferences and abilities. While snorkeling may not have been possible, finding moments of relaxation and beauty, such as at the cenotes, can still contribute to a memorable experience. Best regards Laura OCEAN TOURS
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