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3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves
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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 7 more

Overview

Explore coral reefs, ancient history, and nature in the Riviera Maya on an combination tour that features some of the best of Yucatan in a single day. Snorkel through the coral reef in the Caribbean Sea, visit the Tulum archeological site, and swim in a cenote, then explore a limestone cave and take a jungle walk. This tour includes entrance fees, a buffet lunch, and door-to-door transport from hotels in Cancun or Playa del Carmen.
  • Tulum Ruins, Caribbean Sea snorkeling, and cenote combo tour
  • Explore the Mayan Ruins in Tulum
  • Snorkel through a coral reef in the Caribbean Sea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

The popular Maya ruins and cenote swim tour is expanded here with a third stop for snorkeling.
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Bilingual guide
Round Transportation with AC
Equipment required for water activities
Lunch
Drinks: Bottle of water
The Natural Marine Reserve Fee 13 USD per person is payable upon pick-up in cash
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are on a Private Residence, Hostel or Airbnb accommodation, we will do our best to collect you there or by a nearest meetingpoint. Once your purchase is complete we will organize the pick-up arrangements. Pick ups from Cancun from 06:00 am-07:00 am, Pick ups from Playa del Carmen 07:00 am -08:00 am, Pick ups from Tulum round 09:00 am

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
3-in-1 Discovery from Tulum
6/1/2018 - 1/30/2023
Monday:09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Tuesday:09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Wednesday:06:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Thursday:09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Friday:06:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Saturday:06:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Sunday:06:00 AM - 09:00 AM
3-in-1 Discovery from Cancun
6/1/2018 - 1/30/2023
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 09:00 AM
3-in-1 from Riviera Maya
6/1/2018 - 1/30/2023
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Start with pickup at your hotel, then begin the trip to the Tulum Archeological Site, among the most dramatic ancient cities on the Yucatan Peninsula, with stone fortifications overlooking a white sand beach. Learn about the history and culture of the Mayan people, with free time to photograph the ruins before leaving the site.

Continue to the Mexican Caribbean in an air-conditioned vehicle. Get fitted with snorkeling gear, and slip into the water to swim over the coral reef (the fee for Conservation of the Marine Fauna is not included in this tour, and must be paid during the tour).

The afternoon is all about the natural world: follow your guide into a cave that’s bristling with stalagmites and stalactites, then take a walk through the jungle, listening to a forest chorus of tropical birds and animals. Visit the nearby Cenote Xtun to cool off with a swim in the fresh, limestone-filtered water.

This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
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.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mayan Beach
Afterwards board local motorboats to reefs where you will explore the fascinating underwater world of the Mexican Caribbean on a leisurely snorkel tour. Brightly colored tropical fish, spectacular coral, amazing rock formations, turtles, rays and unbelievable visibility makes this an unforgettable experience.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
XTUN CAVERNAS
Then journey deep into the subtropical rainforest of the Yucatan to relax, swim and snorkel in the crystal clear fresh waters of a massive “cenote”, and marvel at the thousands of spectacular stalagmites and stalactites that surround you at every turn.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bring a towel, change of clothes, wear a swimsuit and a hat, sunglasses and comfortable sandals
  • Note: Biodegradable sunblock (should be applied at your hotel before boarding the transportation and when wáter activities ends)
  • It is not permitted to touch the coral or marine life
  • Money for souvenirs, pictures and tips (cash only)
  • Not recommended for people who are physically challenged, those who suffer with cardiac, respiratory or back problems, ailments that lead to loss of consciousness, hydrophobics, pregnant women, children under 4 years nor people who do not have basic swimming skills (for aquatic activities)
  • People under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Remember to bring cash for the Marine Wildlife Conservation Bracelet. $13Usd per person, Payable in cash at the pickup time
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ocean Tours Mexico
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
How can I let you know where to pick me up for the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling + Cenote/Caves?
A:We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Mar 2021
Q:
What time can we expect to be picked up for the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling + Cenote and Caves?
A:We will contact you to arrange pickup after making your reservation. Approximate pickup times range from 7:30 am to 8:30 am depending on the hotel location.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves appropriate for children?
A:Yes! Our 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour is child-friendly and elderly-friendly. Everyone's invited to join!
Mar 2021
Q:
What should I bring with me on the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
A:We recommend bringing a towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a change of clothing, and money for souvenirs, photos, and the required Natural Reserve Fee ($13 USD per person).
Mar 2021
Q:
What should I wear on the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
A:Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. We recommend wearing your bathing suit under your regular clothes and bringing sandals or water shoes and an extra set of dry clothes.
Mar 2021
Q:
Is there a vegetarian option available during the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling + Cenote & Caves?
A:Yes, vegetarian options are available, however, they must be requested in advance. Feel free to let us know of any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.
Mar 2021
Q:
How long do we spend at Tulum Ruins during the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote & Caves?
A:Our archeologist guide will show you the best of the Tulum Ruins & explain the mystical Mayan history behind them during a 45 minute guided tour of the ruins. Afterward, you’ll have 25 minutes to explore the Tulum Ruins by yourself and take pictures.
Mar 2021
Q:
Where do we snorkel during the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
A:We board a boat that will take us just 5 minutes away from the shore to a Coral Reef. Our guide will be in the water with you the entire time, ensuring you’re in the best locations to see the colorful fish, stingrays, and often sea turtles!
Mar 2021
Q:
What is a cenote?
A:A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, usually filled with water. Snorkeling inside the cenotes in the Riviera Maya is one of the most requested aquatic activities since it is such a unique experience in this area of the world.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves.

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  • "Make sure to have an extra pair of clothes, so you can change once you are done with the water activities." See review
  • "Keep in mind that the though the tour itself was 6 hours, transportation to and from added another couple hours." See review

Reviews

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star-5
just a perfect day
Brian_B
, Jan 2022
We had the best time on this tour! Juan, our guide, was so knowledgeable and friendly, so enthusiastic and helpful, that before we were halfway through we determined to come back (and bring the kids next time), and we'll definitely request him next time. Our guide at the Tulum ruins, Julio, was also great, the snorkeling was amazing (we swam with a sea turtle!), and the cenote is like nothing I've ever seen before. Even lunch was great. Take money for tips & for the photo package--you'll want it!
star-5
Recommended! Motion Sickness Caution.
Mariena_T
, Jan 2022
All three parts of the excursion were fun. The drive to the reef was rough. If you get motion sickness, take something for it!! The cenote was really neat! The food was good too.
star-5
Stunning Tour
John_M
, Jan 2022
Gabo and the photographer were amazing. They gave us the time to enjoy the tour. Not like another guide that we had in Chichen Itza that spent more time taking us shopping than enjoying the culture. It is better to buy in Chichen Itza than the store that the guide took us. Gabo was clear and always taking care of the group. Love it the Tour Tulum, Cenote and Snorkeling is a 10.
star-1
For a higher quality level of service and tour, this is NOT the one.
karenkj8
, Jan 2022
Honestly, this is NOT a great tour. I still have respect to people who were trying to make my experience better, so I'm not going to elaborate further or state all my bad experiences with this tour. However, I DO NOT recommend this tour "based on my experience with the tour and people". It could be different for everybody. However, based on my experience, the company is NOT good with communication. I didn't like the service and some part of the tour. Some gave me bad customer service and few tried their best to fix it, which I appreciated. However, I still don't recommend it because "you don't get what's advertised/marketed". It's not worth the money and unfortunately, it's NOT that good. Customer service needs to be improved both before, during, and after the tour. Mexico was the 25th country I visited and probably I was expecting great due to reviews, but I wasn't happy with the service. I'd like to elaborate more with the company or provide details here, but I was frustrated with the inconvenience and wasted time I have already received due to bad experience. I just hope others won't get to experience what I experienced. In addition, please don't force people to pay next time on payment you will end up refunding since they complained during your end of survey tour. I hope you improve your overall service because of what happened to me. People on vacation want to relax and have fun... I won't recommend because ....just one experience can ruin's someone's day or entire vacation---what travelers will always remember is the service and experience. For a higher quality level of service and tour, this is NOT the one.
star-5
Awesome trip!
Mary_L
, Jan 2022
Awesome trip! Our guide Lulu was excellent and was especially great at getting everyone energized and letting us know what to bring for each actiity. I especially liked the snorkeling and we were lucky to see some sea turtles and stingrays.
star-5
Maca is the best tour guide!
Allyson_D
, Jan 2022
My highlight was the Xenote tour, where we swam in the underwater river and jumped off a “cliff” into the water as a “Mayan Sacrifice.” We learned a lot about the Mayan culture and ruins. What an experience! The Xenote was a little cold, they did offer a wet suit for $5 USD. I run cold blooded but I was fine without the wet suit. Maca was an amazing tour guide! She was very knowledgeable and from snorkeling to the ruins to the Xenote, she was with us every step of the way. Manuel was an excellent driver and Lucho snapped some phenomenal photos. Definitely worth purchasing. What a great team! Some suggestions would be to bring your own water proof case for your phone to take pictures in the water, and bring your own water shoes for the Xenote (though some are provided for you). Thank you for an amazing time!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi , Thank you very much for choosing Ocean Tours for this great adventure. We are happy to know that you had the best tour with Maca your tour guide , is important for us that our costumer have the best experience with us . We will share this words with Maca, Manuel and Lucho as well , they will be happy .Thanks for the recommendation for the future guests , they will appreciate it. We hope to see you in the future for another amazing time . Best regards Laura Ocean Tours Team
star-5
amazing time
Francisco_R
, Jan 2022
My family had an amazing time! We got to every location right before large crowds starting coming in which was great. We couldn't do the snorkeling in the original location due to the weather but we were taken to another location that was still fun. Overall, I recommend this tour and company.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi , Thank you for choosing us for this adventure as well for your review and 5 star-rating. We are happy that your family had an amazing time.We hope to have the pleasure to serve you again. Best Regards. Laura Ocean Tours Team
star-5
Wonderful day!! Our tour...
Leslie_M
, Jan 2022
Wonderful day!! Our tour guide Gabriel was awesome! Beautiful views from Mayan’s! Saw turtles & stingrays snorkeling!! And the cenote cave was amazing!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hola Leslie, Thank you for choosing us for this adventure! we are glad you enjoyed the tour. We do thank you as well for your recommendation about our tour guide Gabriel. Hopefully will see you again in another of our tours. Kind regards Daniel, Ocean Tours Team
star-4
Tulum, the tour guide...
Elsa_B
, Jan 2022
Tulum, the tour guide Marina our driver Arturo and the cenote were amazing, not crazy about the snorkel, good for beginners.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi , Thanks for your words , we like to know about your experience with Marina and Arturo . We wish to see you again . Best regards Laura Ocean Tours Team
star-5
Would recommend!
Jarod_R
, Jan 2022
We had an amazing experience! Claudia was a great guide - knowledgeable, funny, and fun couldn’t ask for more! Also Lucho the photographer did a great job and is a blast, and Daniel the driver did an awesome job getting us from point A to B safely and on time. Next time we come back to Mexico, we’ll be booking with them specifically… you should too!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi, Thank you for choosing us for this adventure, as well for taking the time to write such a positive review. We glad you had an amazing experience with Claudia and Lucho , we will share the review with them . We wish to see you again . Best regards Laura Ocean Tours Team

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