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Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Uncover the Mayan mysteries of Tulum and the aquatic majesty of Xel-Ha on this exciting full-day excursion from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Gain fascinating insight into the ancient archeology of Tulum on a guided tour with an expert guide; capture fantastic photographs of the rugged Caribbean coastline and atmospheric ruins; and see a colorful tableau of tropical marine life in the alluring Xel-Ha aquarium. Enjoy a fun-filled family day out with this wonderful tour.
  • All inclusive day trip to Tulum and Xel-Ha from Cancun and Playa del Carmen
  • Explore the abandoned city of Tulum which is located on the azure backdrop of the Caribbean Sea
  • Visit the Xel-Ha aquarium for an up close look at tropical aquatic animals
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Cancun and Playa del Carmen hotels

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Learn about local ancient history and then cool off at an aquatic theme park on this combo tour.
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Guided tour at Tulum
Food and beverages in Xel-Ha
Lockers, towels and snorkel equipment at Xel-Ha
Hotel pickup and drop off
Gratuities
Water activities
Return drop off service to Courtyard by Marriott and Secrets Excellence Playa Mujeres hotels

Departure Point

Cancun, Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula

Traveler pickup is offered
Meeting point in Cancun will be at "Pasteleteria".

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Depart from your Cancun or Playa del Carmen hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and admire the Yucatan scenery as you travel towards the ancient ruins of Tulum. Due to its its prominent position on the Caribbean coast, the city of Tulum played a prosperous and pivotal role in Mayan civilization; hear about the archeological site’s rich history as you enjoy a tour of the city with an expert archeological guide. 

Gain insight into the historical significance of god Chaac and gaze at awe-inspiring temples and castles testament to the power and prosperity of the Mayan empire. After thorough exploration, return to your comfortable coach and travel to the natural aquatic theme park of Xel-Ha. 

Immerse yourself in the marine magnificence of the park by snorkeling in crystal clear Caribbean waters and exploring subterranean cenotes. Recline in a luxurious beach chair and soak up the sunshine or flounder in a shimmering lagoon. Satisfy an appetite for adventure by trying exhilarating activities like cliff diving, rope bridge walking and kayaking. 

Return to your coach at a time pre-arranged with your guide and travel back to your hotel in comfort.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hotel Zone
Pick up on air-conditioned buses from most of the hotels will start. ( If your hotel is not listed you will be provided with the closest meeting point).
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tulum Archaeological Site
The first stop will be at one of the most important Mayan archeological zones which are the only in front of the Caribbean Sea, you will get access and guided tour where you will learn about the main structures, history, and life of the Mayan culture.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Xelhá
You also will have access to Xel-Ha Park to enjoy nature and jungle of the Mayan riviera such as unlimited snorkel in the inlet and river, hike through jungle paths, unlimited food, and domestic open bar, rest area with hammocks, dressing room, bicycles, the experiences include also snorkeling equipment, life jackets.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hotel Zone
Once the tour finished we will drop you off at your hotels.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child prices are height dependent. Children over 4.6 feet (1.4 meters) pay the adult price. Children between 3.2 feet (1 meter) and 4.6 feet (1.4 meters) pay the child price. All children under 3.2 feet (1 meter) travel free provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Please note: the distance between Cancun and Tulum is approximately 1.5 hours. The distance between Tulum and Xel-Ha is only 10 minutes. You will spend approximately 5 hours at Xel-Ha and around 1.5 hours in Tulum.
  • Comfortable lightweight clothing
  • Good walking shoes or sneakers
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Biodegradable sun block
  • Swimming suit
  • Extra change of clothing
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cancun Vacation Experts
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun?
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
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun?
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 Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun?
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 Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun.

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star-3
Tulum Xelha
Pam_G
, Jun 2021
Having been to both Tulum and she'll Hall 30 years ago it was somewhat disappointing this time. Shell Hall has become such an amusement park that the waters were no longer clear and the giant parrot fish that it is famous for were nowhere to be found. As an avid snorkel and scuba diver I found it to be a disappointing experience. Perhaps it would be okay if you had never been in the water. Our guide at Tulum only spent about 15 minutes with us and then told us the rest of it was way too much time at one location.
star-5
Great! But too short!
Rachel_T
, Aug 2019
Xel-Ha needs a whole day!! I for sure want to go back to Xel-Ha again! The tour was great! But I strongly advise to go in Dec, Jan, and Feb.. not as hot!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Loved this excursion. Our guide was...
Sarah J
, Oct 2017
Loved this excursion. Our guide was amazing and full of lots of fun facts. WE loved Xel-Ha and would visit this park again..
star-5
Everything in Tulum and Xel-Ha was...
Diego M
, Jul 2017
Everything in Tulum and Xel-Ha was Amazing!! Highly recommend this tour
star-5
Comfortable buses, water bottle with...
Jennifer_H
, Apr 2017
Comfortable buses, water bottle with lanyard provided, engaging and knowledgeable guide.
star-5
What a great day! Pick up from hotel...
Nickyla_M
, Oct 2016
What a great day! Pick up from hotel went very smoothly, comfortable and very clean bus transportation to Tulum. Extremely knowledgeable and entertaining English and Spanish speaking guide at Tulum. The afternoon at Xel-Ha was fantastic. A great place for adults and kids alike. Great facilities, but still very eco-friendly and natural. Highly recommend this day trip to anyone staying in the Cancun/Riviera Maya area.
star-5
Great tour. Bus stuff was fine...
Richard_R
, Aug 2016
Great tour. Bus stuff was fine, just necessary logistics. Tulum was beautiful. Xel-ha was great. Only small complaint was the brackish water at Xel-ha. It creates an odd distortion that hampers pictures. But great park, the split of Tulum and Xel-ha was just right
star-4
Xel-ha was awesome.. Tulum was too...
Rita J
, Apr 2016
Xel-ha was awesome.. Tulum was too crowded. Transportation was good and guides were good.
star-5
Tulum is worth seeing. Xel-Ha is the...
Jacob S
, Feb 2016
Tulum is worth seeing. Xel-Ha is the main attraction. I swam from the sea, upstream, for what seemed to be a mile. Beautiful experience. Saw many fish and a stingray.
star-5
Tulum was magnificent! We had a...
Marco_M
, Jan 2016
Tulum was magnificent! We had a fantastic time at Xel-ha, definitely a must try!

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