Tulum & Beyond

  • Destination: Tulum, Q.Roo, Mexico
  • Runs On: Tuesdays, Saturdays
  • Tour Type: Shared or Private (Pending availability)

Our Tulum and Beyond excursion is a one-of-a-kind day filled with fun and adventure. Many of our guests describe their Yucatreks Tulum tour as the highlight of their vacation. This tour is designed to give you the best highlights of the Riviera Maya through a creative mix of history, culture, beach and jungle. Explore the Tulum Ruins, swim/snorkel in two different cenotes, and relax on the picturesque beaches of Tulum while enjoying a catered, picnic lunch.

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Tour Itinerary

• Guided tour of ruins of Tulum
• Swim/snorkel stop – Grand Cenote
• Picnic lunch on secluded Tulum Beach – breathtaking!
• Swim/snorkel stop – unique cenote in the jungle

Tour Price
Shared – $114 per person
Children 11 yrs or less: $98
Private – Check private tour rates table below
Prices are in U.S. Dollars
What's Included
Deluxe air-conditioned transportation, professional bilingual guide, entrance fees to ruins and cenote, guided tour of archaeological site, water and soft drinks throughout the day, snacks and lunch.
Group Size
We use 12 passenger Toyota touring vans or 16 passenger Mercedes super-vans, so our tours groups are limited in size. This is not a bus tour! Booking early is recommended.
Tour Pick Up
Our shared group tours leave from and return to Playa del Carmen. Pick up/ drop off included at most hotels in or south of Playa del Carmen proper. If you’re staying outside of our pickup area, we have a central meeting point in downtown PDC. If you are not sure if your hotel is within our pickup area, please send us a quick email inquiry. Private tours are door to door pickup/ drop off, however, additional transportation charges may apply for some locations, i.e. Puerto Morelos to Cancun. You will receive detailed pickup information along with your tour confirmation upon booking.
How do I book?
Click on the “Book Now” button or the Reservations tab in the footer menu below. Once on our YucaTreks shared tour calendar, choose the tour and date you wish to book, click on it, and simply follow the instructions to make your PayPal deposit payment. Your tour confirmation will include pickup details, what to bring and other info you’ll need for the day.
Private Tours?
If you have a group and prefer something more exclusive, we can schedule a tour almost any day that suits you, and even customize the itinerary. Ask for a quote.

 

Private Tours Rates

Group Size Price / Person Group Size Price / Person
1 $375 6 – 8 $140
2 $220 9 – 11 $120
3 $185 12 – 14 $115
4 $170 15 – 17 $110
5 $155 18 + $105

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Our entire day is taking in the best of Tulum

Our first stop is the Tulum Ruins, arriving before large tour groups so we can intimately enjoy this archaeological site. This YucaTreks strategy sets the tone for a relaxing, hassle-free day. Once you enter the Ruins, you will see there is no other place on the Mayan Riviera coast that compares to this ancient Mayan site. The Tulum Ruins has one of the most dramatic settings – perched atop a small cliff overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Although we have visited countless times, the stunning view continues to astound us. Our group will be joined by a local, certified guide who will share the history, architectural details and stories of this Mayan seaport and ceremonial center. Our tour guests love the interesting information, spectacular views, and leave with a greater appreciation for the history of the ancient Mayan civilization.

Experience a natural wonder in Tulum

After the visit to the Tulum Ruins, you will love the next stop – Gran Cenote. The Yucatan is known for its cenotes, limestone sinkholes naturally created in the landscape. The Maya looked to the cenotes as the entrance to the underworld, using them as ceremonial waters for spiritual rituals, and having them as their only source of fresh water. In contemporary Yucatan, cenotes are referred to as sub-terrain river systems, opening into lengthy caverns and caves that run throughout the area. Gran Cenote is highly decorated with stalactites and stalagmites, both above and beneath the surface. The water is cool and very clear.. The water filters through the limestone making it some of the clearest water many have ever seen. Snorkeling in this natural wonder will give you an unforgettable memory that can only be experienced first hand. We snorkel or swim for as long as the group enjoys it.

Lunch under the palm trees on a stretch of paradise

Tulum is known world-wide for its spectacular beaches and Caribbean views. Voted by Conde Nast as one of the top 10 beaches to visit, the particular stretch of beach where we will have our picnic lunch is absolutely stunning . Our private lunch spot on the edge of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Nature Reserve, has hardly any people and white sand as far as the eye can see. This secret beach among the palms is a perfect spot for lunch, swimming in the ocean, throwing a frisbee or having a romantic stroll down the beach. There’s no rush, so enjoy the sun and surf and most of all, just chill. You’re on vacation!

One last stop to explore the mysteries of the jungle

As we head back to Playa, there is one last spot we want to share with you. Our last stop is a great little cenote, an oasis in the middle of the jungle. This cenote, unlike others has a host of tropical freshwater fish, fossils, and a cliff. Cliff jumping seems to be the activity of choice, but you can decide if floating, swimming, snorkeling or chilling suits you better. This is a refreshing break and a wonderful setting. Our late afternoon arrival increases our chances of seeing tropical birds that call this cenote their home. All in all, this is a perfect ending to a beautiful day.

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