Riviera Maya Highlights: Tulum Ruins, Akumal Turtles Snorkeling and Cenote Swim
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819 Ratings
Puerto Aventuras
Experience the best of Riviera Maya on this tour! Explore the ancient Tulum ruins, snorkel with turtles in Akumal, and swim in a stunning cenote. Enjoy a tasty regional lunch and convenient transportation.
Duration: 8 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Tulum Archaeological Site - Discover the Mayan archaeological site of Tulum, world famous for its unique location alongside the Caribbean coastline. Built on a natural outcrop facing the rising sun, the stunning turquoise blue ocean backdrop makes this beautiful site one of the most picturesque in the world.
What's Included
  • Equipment required for water activities
  • Round Transportation with AC
  • Bilingual guide
  • Lunch: Traditional Mexican buffet (Vegetarian or Gluten Free option available under request)
  • Drinks: Fresh fruit water and bottle of water
What's Not Included
  • The Natural Marine Reserve Fee 20 USD per person is payable upon pick-up in cash
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Additional Information

This excursion takes you on a journey through the highlights of Riviera Maya. Your stops will include the historical ruins of Tulum, followed by a snorkeling adventure with turtles in Akumal. The journey concludes with a swim in the transparent waters of a cenote and a visit to some intriguing caves. A mouthwatering lunch featuring local delicacies, necessary gear for water-based activities, and round trip transportation are all part of your tour package.

Location
Chedraui
If you don't need transportation we can meet you at the Chedraui supermarket from Puerto Aventuras. You can park your car if needed and we will take you with our transportation to the activities.
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
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Holliew978
May 21, 2024
Mayan Ruins/Snorkeling w/Sealife/Cenotes Tour - I left a recommendation for this on Reddit and was accused of being an ad lol, but that is how passionately I was impressed by this experience!! I found the private tour option out of luck, which ended up being less expensive for our family of 7 ($139/pp). They picked us up at our BnB at the time we designated. We got THE BEST tour guide, driver, photographer combo. That’s right. I’m not sure if I missed that detail in the booking, but they assign a photographer to follow you around and take photos so you can get underwater photos and enjoy your day. You are not obligated to buy these at the end of your day, but we were happy to pay for them. Mariano was our tour guide and Jorge was our driver. Jorge kept our belongings safe in the van while we swam with the turtle and in the cenote. Mariano felt like an old friend, shared with us incredible facts along our tour and was overall great to spend the day with. They feed you lunch and my god, it was incredible. You could set your expectations to the moon, and they will be exceeded with this experience. I swear to you. We have done quite a bit of travel and unanimously agreed this was the best day we’ve lived yet. It was awesome.
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Jet248061
May 20, 2024
What an experience! - Tulum was a cool experience!! Bring a refillable canteen so you can bring water in. They do not allow bottles of water. The history was very interesting and has a beautiful cliff for photos. Swimming with the turtles was a cool experience but if you have your own snorkeling gear I would recommend it. The mask they gave me kept leaking and fogging so it was not as great as it could have been. We did see many turtles and also a squid and stingray which was awesome. The cenote was really refreshing after being at Tulum. It was so hot out. And the water and cave were so cool. It is not for the faint of heart though. There were many bats in the cave.
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Jesse_s
May 14, 2024
Unforgettable experience! Excellent tour guide! - Honestly this was one of the best excursions ever! From direct hotel pick up to hotel drop off, every moment was memorable. We got to swim with the turtles, see the ruins, and go inside an underground cenote, which was such an amazing experience! We felt safe and at ease at all times, and the story telling between stops was a great way to pass the time on the road. Our guide, Carlos Baez, made the experience even better! He had such passion, was so knowledgeable, and genuinely a good human. We got cold water when we needed it. Snacks were also provided, along with an authentic lunch. We also had a personalized photographer which was the icing on the cake who took amazing photos we would have not otherwise gotten in the water. I would highly recommend this tour! I would like to say a special thank you to Carlos for making this a wonderful experience, to our driver Gonzalo, and our photographer, Rodrigo. Thank you all for our best day in Tulum!!!
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Abs309
May 14, 2024
Homero is the best! - This was definitely the best tour we have done during our time in Mexico. Homero our guide was the best. Very informative, kind and made sure the day ran smoothly. The best parts were definitely snorkelling at Akumal beach where we saw turtles, a stingray and the Cenote was also stunning. We were the only group at the cenote and as we came out, we’re lucky enough to see a family of spider monkeys. I would 100% recommend this tour
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Daydream53959892466
May 13, 2024
First time in Mexico! - We had a great time! Max, Wendy, and Jesus were absolutely wonderful! My brother and I brought our mother for Mother’s Day and Max helped tremendous with her. This allowed all of us to have a great time. Without him she would NOT have gone in the Cenote! Swimming with the turtle was a great experience, but not easy for a weak swimmer. I felt completely safe, just tired 😂. Also, I was SO glad the life jackets were clean - i was so worried they would be yucky. There are no words for how beautiful and educational the Tulum Ruins experience was. The guide was so informative. But, the heat in Mexico is a lot. I knew it was going to be hot but…. And the best thing is we stayed in an AirBNB and they came to pick us up and brought us back! Made the very convenient. Thank you for a wonderful day!
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Jonathonl298
May 13, 2024
Excellent Trip - Alma and Lara were great! Very friendly and knowledgeable - worth the experience! I would love to explore more cenotes and would use Ocean Tours again.
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Pierreq321
May 12, 2024
Very well organized! Perfect welcome from the guide and driver! Good explanations were given during the visits. - Very well organized! Perfect welcome from the guide and driver! Good explanations were given during the visits. THANKS
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Renee_r
May 11, 2024
Great day - The sea turtles were incredible and they did a nice job with the picture packages. Guide explained things I did not know about the ruins and the area which made it more meaningful.
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Maps03532698204
May 8, 2024
Do not miss - Unmissable, to do with the family. I strongly recommend, we had a French guide HOMERO from the oceans tours group
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Onair18921565803
May 16, 2024
3 in 1 Tour - Took this tour with my husband and kids. Guide was knowledgeable. The underground cenote was a fantastic experience. Tulum was average. We saw three turtles at Akumal. So long as you are comfortable in the water you will enjoy it
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