Tulum Ruins and Cenote Mariposa: A Tour through Ancient Mayan History and Natural Beauty
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Embark on a captivating journey through ancient Mayan history and natural beauty at Tulum Ruins and Cenote Mariposa. Explore the archaeological marvel of Tulum and immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of the sacred cenote.
Duration: 9 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Tulum Archaeological Site - Tulum stands on a bluff facing east toward the Caribbean Sea. Tulúm is also the Yucatán Mayan word for fence, wall[1] or trench. The walls surrounding the site allowed the Tulum fort to be defended against invasions. Tulum had access to both land and sea trade routes, making it an important trade hub, especially for obsidian.
  • Cenote Chen Ha - Discover the magic of the Mayan culture, in the turquoise waters of cenote Chen-Ha
What's Included
  • Lifejackets and lockers at the Cenote
  • Round trip transportation with air conditioning
  • Multilingual guided tour at the Tulum Archaeological site
  • One bottle of water
  • Guided and free time in Tulum
  • Snacks
What's Not Included
  • Conservation fee to access the Cenote: $15 USD
  • Tulum entry tax $5 usd
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Additional Information

Immerse yourself in the history of the old Maya civilization through a journey to the Tulum archaeological site, where you will get to know more about the ancient city and its significant monuments. Cap your day off by bathing in the pristine waters of the Mayan cenote.

Embark on an exciting quick 1-hour journey through one of the last cities established by the Mayans at the archaeological setting of Tulum. Explore the remnants of long forgotten edifices, such as the stepped pyramid of El Castillo, the Temple of the Frescoes and the Templo Dios del Viento (Temple of the Winds).

You will be given roughly 1 hour to discover the site on your own, taking in the stellar views of the Caribbean Sea and enjoying some free time at the Tulum beach. Afterwards, pay a visit to cenotes Chen-Ha and Mariposa, where the natural sinkhole provides the perfect spot to take a refreshing dip.

  • Attention Grand Princess Complex Residents: Please be aware that pickups are exclusively available at Grand Princess (Main entrance at the security booth next to the Highway)
Boulevard Kukulcan
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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May 19, 2024
Niche Ha cenote after Tulum - Much smaller than Chichen Itza but just as beautiful and awe inspiring. The views of the Caribbean Sea from the cliffs of Tulum are worth the tour price alone. The turquoise water is so beautiful. We had originally booked the tour with a sea turtle snorkel swim but unfortunately the waters were too rough that day. Our tour guide, Joshua, gave us an option of a cenote swim and so glad we went. The water was crystal clear and the plant life was so beautiful.
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May 13, 2024
Gorgeous - Magnificent excursion, top notch I recommend A very kind guide Cécilia, I highly recommend her Go there you won't regret If you have difficulty swimming, don't worry, you have vests And a buoy
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Apr 30, 2024
Great value - Wonderdul Sat Mexico is very reliable company They show up on tine they have whatsapp number and application so you can see the plans. Autobuses had chargers and a.c and were very conftorable! They charge extra 20 usd ir 350 pesos for fees entrances to cenotes and Tulum
Review provided by Viator
Apr 25, 2024
Nice place if there is one - Essential place if you travel to Mexico... we took the excursion with a company called Newblue and the truth is that everything was perfect... Tulum, it is incredible to be able to visit and walk through all those ruins... then, the cenotes, which are more beautiful... in conclusion, you have What to go if you visit Mexico
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Apr 2, 2024
Wonderful! - Our first time in Mexico so we wanted to experience everything. Mary was a terrific guide. The drive in the van was comfortable. Tulum ruins were very busy but she kept us together as a small group. She explained that the vendors, artists and trades-people in the ruins made the items they sold; she cautioned us about the other vendors outside of the ruins near the restaurants. We had time to shop between seeing the ruins and eating lunch. Lunch was very good; the vegetarian tacos I ordered were chockful of veggies.
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Mar 30, 2024
A beautiful paradise after nature - Simply beautiful!!! From start to finish, an experience that allows us to see not only the fascinating sea, but also how the environment frames a set of exciting moments.
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Mar 27, 2024
Good excursion - The ruins of Tulum are on a cliff, they are a complex of buildings in good condition! You cannot enter, you can only see it from the outside and it is outdoors! It's very hot and there are mosquitoes but it's worth knowing a little about the history of the Mayans!
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May 4, 2024
Scenic and educational. - Our tour lasted about 2 hours. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave the tour in both Spanish and English. It was a learning experience and would have been better if it were possible to see the insides of the buildings. Sadly, past visitors had defaced these ancient ruins, causing them to be closed to the public. It reminds us that Mexico has a rich history. Advanced in mathematic astronomy architecture and the arts.
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Apr 6, 2024
They threw out the Tulum guide for not being certified. - They were friendly, it was pretty good, but I didn't like that they fired the Tulum guide for not being certified and they didn't refund the amount of the tour. We had to stay alone in Tulum, because they took the guide off the property. That was embarrassing. Everything else is very good. The cenote is very nice, it is underground, very good experience. You also snorkel with turtles in Akumal, a beautiful experience, and have lunch at Pubta Venado. The place is quite good and the food is delicious.
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Mar 31, 2024
Half day tour of Tulum - On our second day in Mexico we visited Tulum on a 1/2- day excursion. This was arranged by Amstar and Cancun Adventures. Tulum is very different from Chichen Itza but still very interesting. The Mayans in Tulum had different beliefs and ritual ceremonies which was explained tour our guide Mr. B. They do not allow lighters, cigarettes, gum matches or bottled water (no plastics).
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2 Adult
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