Tulum & Cenote
The perfect intro to the enigmatic Mayan site combined with an enchanting Underground River
Tulum archaeological site
Mayan history & culture
Cenote & open sink hole
Picnic style lunch
Private tour available on demand
Depends on group size
Transportation in air-conditioned van
Guided tour of Tulum
All necessary equipment
All entrance fees
Water and snacks
Secrets of the Maya
The archeological site of Tulum, an ancient Mayan port overlooking the crystal waters of the Caribbean, is a must-see on a visit to the Yucatan. Enjoy a detailed historical tour just as the site opens, when it is virtually empty and the morning light over the ocean is a treat.
Known as the jewel of the Mayan Riviera, Tulum's old walls hold the secrets to a mysterious past of sun-gods, sea-trade, ritual and ancient tradition. The Temple of the Wind, Temple of the Frescoes and the magnificent Castillo are testimony to the growing prosperity Tulum enjoyed just as the Spanish ships pulled in from overseas, ending the development of this fascinating culture.
We follow up with a visit to an exclusive cenote hidden in the jungle. This is an incredible insight into the underground world of the peninsula, where we walk, wade and swim in the clearest of waters, surrounded on all sides by the wondrous limestone formations that create beautiful textures in the rock. A close-up and exclusive experience of the unique environment of the underground rivers will leave you with a lasting impression of this magical world. The open sink hole in the middle of a labyrinthine cavern and the winding paths that lead us to it will delight your senses.
A great combination of history, nature & culture in the heart of Tulum. You will be treated to a home made lunch after emerging from the cenote and relax a little before heading back to your hotel.
"Discover the wonderful realm of Tulum: Mayan temples, cenotes & the shining waters of the Caribbean in a half-day adventure"...
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. pick up
Tulum archaeological site
Visit a private cenote
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. drop off
WHO IS IT FOR?
Visit a private & exclusive cenote that combines exploration of an underground river, speleology & swimming in an open sink hole
Introduction to or in depth exploration of Mayan history & archaeology, depending on your preference
Private tour adaptable to your interests and schedule
Basic swimming skill required (life jackets provided)
Not recommended for highly claustrophobic people (some sections of the cenote have a low roof)
Not recommended for children under 5 years old
We recommend that clients bring:
- Comfortable clothes and shoes (sport sandals ok)
- Bathing suit, sun glasses, towel
- Camera & binoculars
- Sun protection (bio degradable, but preferably clothes to aid with sun protection)
- Insect repellent (eco friendly)
- Water shoes/sandals
- Some cash.
Please note that there are no ATM machines in the area, nor do any of the vendors accept credit cards.
The guides & drivers appreciate tips for their excellent service. It is also thanks to them that you will leave with many great memories!