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Tulum Ruins; Underground River Swim, Lunch Option from Cancun

Highlights
  • Arrive at Tulum, via an air-conditioned van, just before the tourist crowds 
  • A guide explains the history and wildlife of the Maya Empire and Yucatan Peninsula 
  • More than sightseeing: Upgrade for an underground river swim and lunch
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Tulum Ruins with Optional Underground River Swim and Lunch from Cancun
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Overview
Tulum is perhaps best-known for its Maya ruins and cenotes, crystal-clear swimming holes fed by a network of underground rivers. Visit the seaside Tulum ruins, saving time by arriving just before most of the crowds, and opt for a swim in an underground river nearby. The upgraded tour also includes lunch at a beachside restaurant.
What to Expect
Begin with an early morning pickup at your Cancun hotel, and hit the road for the roughly 2-hour journey to Tulum. Meet your small group of travelers and listen to your guide tell stories about the wildlife and history of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Arrive at Tulum and explore the ancient ruins, which lie on a seaside bluff. Spend an hour with your guide, learning about the Maya Empire and the specific sites scattered about the archeological park. Afterward, spend about 30 minutes to explore the Tulum ruins and a nearby beach on your own.

If you upgrade to include lunch and an underground river excursion, board a minibus for a short trip to the nearby jungle. Travel to an underground cave and river network and get in the water. Swim through the caves and tunnels for roughly 1.5 hours.

Then, travel to a beachside restaurant nearby to enjoy a traditional Mexican lunch. Relax on the beach before the return journey to your Cancun hotel.
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago
great time in Tulum

took a half day tour of Tulum. first ill start by saying the pick up was on time and the transportation was immaculate and great smelling. Dennis was a great driver. as hyou know some drivers in mexico can be nascar drivers. our tour guide...More

1  Thank frankster67
Reviewed 9 August 2018
Long walk but interesting views

If you don't mind walking and you want to see cool new stuff...this is it! The beach access is beautiful. Also, be sure to stop for lunch or dinner at one of the local food stands on the way out. Very good food!

2  Thank Ashley N
Reviewed 4 August 2018
Excellent adventure!

Experiencing Tulum with an experienced tour guide is the way to go. Our tour guide Gina was fantastic. She did an excellent job of explaining things, and keeping the group intact among the hoards of visitors at Tulum. We also swam in the cave and...More

5  Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 3 August 2018
Great adventure with Pepe

There were 10 of us on this adventure. Pepe was the best tour guide! He was very informative, fun and helpful! We had 3 children with us and he was able to relate with all of them. The youngest being 4 and the oldest being...More

Thank Sassy1459
Reviewed 21 July 2018
Tulum was amazing

Seeing the ruins at Tulum was amazing. Our tour guide Gustavo was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was even able to keep my 12 year old son's attention during the tour. We liked the underground caves but wish we could have swam longer. The lunch...More

Thank Jennifer B
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Vanessa T
27 August 2018|
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Response from Daniel G | Reviewed this property |
If you combine a tour of the ruins with another destination, there really isn't sufficient time to roam the beach or eat lunch. We had just enough time to grab something and eat it on the ride to our next destination. The... More
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Tatiana_Woznes
4 August 2018|
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Response from KernowLad | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Just buy a collectivo ticket one way to Tulum. Then buy another ticket to PDC if you want to go back there. I think you need to change Collectivo in PDC on your way to Tulum.
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