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Itinerary

Your tour will begin with flexible round-trip transportation options, with departures possible from either Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Traveling through stunning Yucatan scenery, your front-door pickup will take you by air-conditioned minivan to the ancient ruins of Tulum.

Get your camera ready to capture unforgettable views of the abandoned towers that make up this ancient cliffside trading port, rising from the sea above the old city walls. Your guide will point out the most important buildings and explain the significance of the stuccoed faces of the sixth-century Temple of the Masks and the stepped pyramid of El Castillo.

After you’ve explored the ancient, pre-Colombian civilization, you’ll turn to the natural splendor of the Mexican Riviera with a visit to Xel-Ha, a natural aquarium teeming with colorful plant and animal life. Explore cenotes (Maya swimming holes), strap on snorkeling gear to come face-to-face with tropical fish, or simply lounge in a beach chair as you admire the shimmering lagoon.

Locations visited
Ruins of Tulum
Xel-Ha
Tulum Avenue
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Overview

Xel-Ha is a natural lagoon on the Mexican Riviera, famous for its colorful marine life and turtle reserve. Get an underwater peek at its rich Caribbean scenery with this one-of-a-kind swimming and snorkeling excursion, combined with an enriching guided visit to the ruins of Tulum, a 12th-century Mayan trading port. You'll see much more in one day on this tour than most visitors do on their own.

Highlights
  • A combo tour of the ruins of Tulum and Xel-Ha lagoon 
  • Explore Maya ruins with a guided visit of the ancient trading port
  • Choose from cliff diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and more
  • Flexible pickup: round-trip transportation from Cancun or Carmen del Playa
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Reviewed 10 July 2018
If you just want to see Tulum don't do Xel-Ha

Extremely hot and there is a serious seaweed problem along the coast making it impossible to swim and odor is terrible. Rather than the Xel-Ha trip we took the bus from Playa de Carmen station for less than $10 dollars US and the entry fee...More

2  Thank ronandlynn
Reviewed 23 February 2018
NIce attractions but don't trust there promises about estimated time...

After reading reviews and had a bunch of questions ready if we should buy this package from the official sales persons in cancun office. - Is this a direct bus line or are we going to stop - no you have no stops. WRONG! Stopped...More

6  Thank J0rgen
Reviewed 16 February 2018
Excellent day trip option from Cancun!

Me and bunch of my buddies staying at resort in Cancun decided to take a day trip to Tulum and Xel-Ha. We booked the tour with a local tour operator. The bus ride was relatively long drive. Tulum is a beautiful Mayan ruin located right...More

Thank asiana747
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile
TraveLizard

Don’t waste your time! The Tulum ruins aren’t worth seeing & Xel-Ha is like an amusement park with free food.

Thank Elizabeth V
Reviewed 15 November 2017
Too many things, too little time

I hate to give anything less than 4-stars, but it's important to be transparent. Tulum and Xel-Ha are wonderful on their own, but together, there's just too much to see and do in one day. If you book this combo, I would suggest NOT signing...More

5  Thank alannahmc11
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