Hidden Cenote Swim, Snorkeling With Sea Turtles and Beachside Lunch

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From USD 149.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Tulum's unreal swimming holes and snorkeling spots can be challenging to find without a guide. On this tour, a guide takes you to float through caverns and rock formations along the waters of an ancient cenote—a limestone sinkhole perfect for swimming. Afterward, head to Akumal Beach for snorkeling among sea turtles that call the beach home. Finish your morning with lunch and free time at a beach club hideaway.
  • A morning swimming and snorkeling tour near Tulum
  • Visit an ancient Maya cenote with caverns and rock formations
  • Snorkel among resident sea turtles at Akumal Beach
  • Enjoy lunch and free time at a beach club hideaway

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

09:00 am

Pickup details

Round-trip transportation is included from select hotels exclusively for our guests who book their tours at least 48 hours in advance. Please consider 2 to 3 hours of transportation for this tour. The actual time depends on your hotel's location.

What To Expect


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Akumal Beach

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Operated by Cancun Adventures

Cancellation Policy

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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Great day trip 10/10 recommend Hazael as your tour guide!
Janelle_M, Mar 2023
What made our trip so great was the tour guide himself plus the amazing experience that came with it. Hazael was our tour guide. 10/10 recommended to request him. When our tour was canceled last minute due to the oceans not being safe that day. He gave us the option to go home or to roll with the punches that life gives you and make the most out of our day. With the promise of bringing us to the lagoon to snorkel which we might still have a chance to see a turtle or two. While also visiting s cenote first and having lunch that was all already paid for. We agreed to continue. Shortly after he called his manager to switch the location of the cenote to one of his favorite locations because he wanted to make up for the last minute changes. It ended up being the most beautiful cenotes with the most passages with in it. Hazael taught us alot about the history of mexico and relationship they have with the cenotes. After we snorkeled in the lagoon and saw sooo many fish unfortunately no turtles this time around but it was still very fun especially for my first time snorkeling. Afterward we had a short trip to a private beach where we had a beautiful prepared meal with great service. The beach had a nice bar with swing seats and bunch of cabanas over looking the water where my husband and I took a short nap before trip back come from talcum to cancun. Over all though we are so happy that we had the pleasure to meet Hazael. He really made the whole experience amazing.
Great half-day adventure!
Stephanie_J, Mar 2023
What a fun excursion! Our tour guide, Eric, was spectacular! He kept us entertained during the drive between locations and he adjusted the schedule on the fly to improve our experience (less drive time and a better chance of seeing turtles). Eric took us through all three chambers of the cenote and helped us avoid other groups so we could get a more private experience. And extra props to our driver, David, who found some towels for me and my husband b/c we forgot to pack ours. The beach for lunch was lovely, however the food was just ok. But that was the only part of the day that was just so-so. Would highly recommend this tour!
It was okay
Jenny_R, Mar 2023
I wish the water was as clear as the picture and the transportation was longer than the actual activities. Our Guide however was amazing and the cenote was too just wish we coupdve swam longer in it
Plenty of turtles
Jacques_B, Mar 2023
Many turtles, stingrays and other species to watch. Cenotes swim awesome. Finished with a nice lunch and relaxing time. I bit pricy but worth it.
The Snorkeling was...
Chantal_T, Mar 2023
The Snorkeling was wonderful, saw three turtles and a squid. Also, the driver and Guide were fantastic!
Very fun experience....
Yulissa_O, Mar 2023
Very fun experience. Booking process was easy. Easily could reach company with questions. Definitely would recommend
Snorkeling with the sea...
Christy_T, Mar 2023
Snorkeling with the sea Turtles and seeing a puffer fish, starfish and barracuda. This was the highlight of the trip
Unforgettable exeprience!!
Laeticia_C, Mar 2023
The whole tour and activites were very well organized, staff accompanying us was very friendly and helpful. The snorkling with the turtles was a dream and all the locations we were taken to were breath taking. Definitely recommend.
Keith_A, Mar 2023
The swim was nice but very few turtles I think that was the bad part we only saw a couple of them I hope the turtles have a comeback as it was cool
The beach restaurant is to die for
CindyPeters, Mar 2023
Danny was an exceptional tour guide. The cenote was amazing. The food at the beach lunch was the best I had on my whole trip.
Christine_S, Feb 2023
The cenote was amazing and our guide, Brandon, gave us a wonderful perspective of the Mayan culture. Unfortunately, the drive from Cancun was miserable , we were packed in an old transportation van that had no suspension or apparently springs in the seats. Traffic, due to road construction made our trip close to three hours in a hot, crowded space. Weather also prohibited snorkeling with the turtles. Our tour guide brought us to another small brackish pool, but it was packed with other people and water clarity was bad. this was certainly not our guide’s fault, but I think the company should have given us a chance to cancel, considering the trip was advertised as turtle swimming. Lunch was average, but the club site was lovely, even though we couldn’t swim due to water conditions. Overall disappointing and expensive. Suggestions would be upgrade transportation, be more transparent about what to expect.
Ricardo/ Lucas were...
Amy_C, Feb 2023
Ricardo/ Lucas were great! Def will do it again. The only thing was so ouch traffic going and coming back from our resort. The food at the private beach was so good!
Lifetime memory
Marc_T, Feb 2023
I have been travelling for over 30 years. One of the best tours I have ever taken. Valentin was an absolutely wonderful guide, driver was amazing. Go ! You’ll love it I promise
Due to the weather we...
Julia_B, Feb 2023
Due to the weather we didn’t get to go do the turtle snorkeling but went to a lagoon to snorkel which was fine because there still plenty of fish to see. The cenote cave was amazing but be prepared for swimming in very cold water! Totally worth it!
Fun & organized!
SHELBY_P, Feb 2023
The trip was a lot of fun and felt very organized. Akash was friendly and very knowledgeable. We had a great time!
Great experience
Kris_B, Feb 2023
Cenote was beautiful. We also saw multiple turtles during the snorkeling part. Maui and Franco were awesome!
Relaxation with nature
Ilka_N, Feb 2023
Timing of the tour was perfect with enough time in the afteroon to enjoy other things. They provided everything needed for the day. Beautiful Cenote, saw 3 turtles and lunch was tasty and relaxing!
Truly the Yucatán experience
Christopher_W, Feb 2023
Arun was very helpful and recommend him again. The cenote was beautiful and swimming with turtles was exciting
Amazing time. Must do.
Minhas_L, Feb 2023
The sea turtles by far were the most memorable part of the trip. The tour guide was awesome. He took special care in helping my 9 year old daughter. He was super knowledgeable, called us by our names. The best tour guide I’ve ever had and we do lots of excursions.
Amazing turtles, unique cenote, requires lots of driving and a little athleticism.
Lauren_H, Feb 2023
Seeing and swimming with sea turtles was amazing. I was also blown away by how unique the cenote experience was. The guides were great. Snacks were provided and the included lunch was delicious. The only downsides were the long dirt roads we had to go down to reach the cenote and lots of time spent in the car driving. I also wish we knew we would not be able to bring flippers, maybe I missed it in the instructions. Also, the trip did require a little bit of athleticism between the cold and slightly claustrophobic cenote as well as the sea turtle swimming against some small waves. They had a lifesaver ring in case anyone needed it, but this would probably be a difficult tour for people who are not in shape.