Tulum & Cenote
The perfect intro to the enigmatic Mayan site combined with an enchanting Underground River
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.
Tulum archaeological site
Mayan history & culture
Cenote & open sink hole
Picnic style lunch
Transportation in air-conditioned van
Guided tour of Tulum
All necessary equipment
All entrance fees
Water and snacks
"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
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!
Minimum participants :
Most of our group tours require a minimum of 4 people to run the tour. If we do not hit this minimum, we reserve the right to cancel the tour, in which case we will contact you to offer an alternative tour or send a refund.
Pick Up Time :
Please be aware that we will communicate your pick up time via a personalized email and it will vary from the automatic pick up time sent by the booking platform as we have to calculate it manually depending on your hotel/airbnb location.
Drop Off Time :
Please be aware that drop off time vary depending on hotel/villas locations and the rythm of each group.
Cancellation policy :
Each tour should be booked by paying a deposit.
In case of cancellation more than 24 hrs before the pickup, we do not charge you any cost and will give you back your deposit.
In case of cancellation between 24 and 12 hrs before the pickup México Kan Tours will take your deposit in order to pay for the costs already made.
In case of cancellation less than 12 hrs before the pick up or in case of no show we will charge you 100% of the total amount of your tour.
Credit card payments have a fee up to 7% depending on Credit Cards. We recommend bringing cash.
Our prices are in USD. Please be aware that we work with a monthly based exchange rate for Payments in Pesos or Euros.
When you book your tour, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details.