Tulum Day-Trip Mayan Ruins With Cenote Swim

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From USD 29.00

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Combine an in-depth tour of Tulum’s archaeological ruins with a refreshing dip in a cenote, or Mayan swimming pool, during this two-for-one tour. Departing from Cancun, you’ll enjoy a guided visit to the ancient, temple-filled Mayan site, with admission tickets and priority access included, followed by a swim in the region’s lagoon-like underground networks of water.
  • A full-day excursion to Tulum with cenote visit and archaeological tour
  • Listen to narrated commentary on the history and culture of the region’s attractions
  • Enjoy a hassle-free visit with priority access and pre-booked admission tickets
  • Bring your own snorkeling gear for a chance to peek beneath the water

What's Included

  • Guided tour of Tulum Mayan Temples
  • Admission fees and priority access at Tulum archaeological site
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your centrally located hotel (If selected)
  • Natural reserve fee (15USD) & Tulum Local Tax (4USD)
  • Optional lifejacket and snorkel rental (10USD)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off if (Tulum Hotels)
  • Food and beverages not listed as inclusions
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to your preferred meeting point, or request pickup.

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

You will confirm your exact departure time with the local tour operator.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.
  • You must be able to walk at a leisurely pace for approximately 1.5miles (2km) and be able to climb and descend stairs.
  • An additional surcharge of 19USD for the Natural reserve fee for conservation efforts and Tulum Local Tax is payable on the day of your activity.
  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby or meeting point 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
  • Roundtrip transportation is available from most centrally located Cancun, Playa Mujeres, Costa Mujeres, Puerto Morelos Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen Hotels. You will confirm your exact pickup time with the local tour operator.
  • If your hotel is outside of coverage, you will be asked to meet the tour at a nearby location.
  • Hotel pickup from Tulum hotels is not available. Passengers staying at Tulum Hotels must meet the tour at the designated meeting point.
  • You should bring swimwear, towel, a change of clothes, sunscreen, insect repellent and spending cash for incidentals.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers

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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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297 reviews
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We loved Miriam! She was...
Jennifer_L, Mar 2023
We loved Miriam! She was the best tour guide. We had a very good experience. Definitely would recommend them
Fantastic trip!
Ben_j, Mar 2023
we had an amazing time on this trip. Jerry is a great guide, very knowledgeable and with a great sense of humour. Jerry and the driver have been very reliable and trustworthy - always checking on everyone’s welfare - they really cared! Considering my wife is pregnant, and there was also a baby present with another couple - anyone can do this trip. Please bring SPF creams, and plenty of water to keep you hydrated. Great location, great price, Jerry was just fantastic! I would definitely go again with Jerry and this company. Thank you
David_L, Mar 2023
It was an amazing time! The tour through the mayan ruins were informative and beautiful, but make sure to bring sunscreen and water. The cenotes were so relaxing and beautiful! Layla was a great guide and was amazing, and Timmy was a great driver!
Great Tulum experience
haley_g, Mar 2023
It was a very fun and educational excursion! Layla and Timmy were so great! Layla was very great at explaining all the things about the Ruins and was very helpful!
Best Day in Tulum!
Jessica_P, Mar 2023
Miriam was a great tour guide! She was very professional and attentive to our group. Great information and we had a super fun day!
Book with Layla!
Megan_H, Mar 2023
Loved! Layla is an extremely helpful and lovely tour guide. I can’t recommend more! The cenote is lovely and we were one of the few groups visiting.
Unexpected expense Tulum ruins
Wendy_G, Mar 2023
Didn’t appreciate being charged an additional 400 pesos per person purportedly for tax by the guide. Limited information from the guide
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Greetings Wendy_G! Thank you for sharing your feedback about our Tulum & Cenote Tour, it help us to improve. In regards to the additional $19 USD, when you purchase our product, it's on the "What's included and what's not" list. Also, one day prior to the tour, we send a confirmation mail with the pick up details and the important infirmation for the tour. On this mail we mention this $19 USD per person to be paid in cash. Once again, thank you for sharing your experience! We hope to see you back again soon at our beautiful destination. The Travel Experience Group.
Outstanding Tour
Sherman_W, Feb 2023
Layla was awesome and very informative. We learned things today that was never knew. Today, was one to remember!!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Sherman_W, We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments on the Tulum Day-Trip Mayan Ruins With Cenote Swim experience. Layla is one of our best tour guides and knows a lot of the Mayan history, we are glad to hear she acomplished sharing this information with you and was part of this cherishable day. Next time we hope we can provide you another great experience. The Travel Experience Group
A really enjoyable excursion!
Claudia_T, Feb 2023
We loved our guide, Layla, and our driver, Ricardo. They were an awesome team. Our small group of 7 made it particularly excellent compared to all of the other huge groups that we observed. Layla was very informative and a good photographer too!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Claudia_T, Thank you for sharing your comments on our Tulum Day-Trip Mayan Ruins With Cenote Swim. We are glad Layla assisted providing cherishable moments for you to share with your family and friends and Ricardo delivered a great service. Small groups are a great way for not missing any important information your tour guide shares with you. See you next time!
Fun in Tulum
Lynn_F, Jan 2023
Layla and Hugo were wonderful. She brought the ruins to life! Swimming in the cenote was a great way to end the day.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Lynn_F Thank you for reviewing our Tulum Day-Trip Mayan Ruins With Cenote Swim Experience, we appreciate your positive feedback! Both Layla and Hugo are masters of their craft, they work tirelessly everyday to ensure our guests are given a wonderful experience. Layla's loquaciousness truly shines at the Ruins! We completely agree, swimming in the refreshing waters of the Cenote really is a great way of ending your day. We hope to see you back with us soon. Hasta Pronto! The Travel Experience Group
Do not book this tour
Emily_M, Jan 2023
If you’re leaving from Cancun, avoid this tour at all costs. The tour is supposed to be from 8 am to 4 pm. We got a message the night before that we’d be picked up at 7 am, but we had to be ready 20 minutes early. We spent the next 3.5 hours on a dying bus with no food, no water and most importantly, no opportunity for a bathroom break. The driver drove so erratically that my hopes for sleeping quickly turned into just not trying to throw up or get injured. We were completely rushed through Tulúm. Layla was primarily focused on us buying tacos from her friends. She confronted us for buying tacos elsewhere. She must get a cut on the taco deal. On the way back we spent almost an hour dropping people off with no air conditioning in the van. It was absolutely miserable. The bus then broke down on the side of the road about an hour from Cancun. It was already after 4 pm when it broke down. I have mentioned to the company that this was extremely poor planning, and they assure me that they did a great job.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Emily_M Thank you for reviewing our Tulum Day Trip Experience, we appreciate your valuable feedback. As previously stated on our correspondance, we are truly sorry our Day Trip was not up to your standards. Our goel every day is to deliver an exciting and fun experience. We did our due diligence to ensure our answer was in line with the actual events of this tour. We take pride in our honesty and openess. This was the reason why there many attempts to make things right by you, unfortunately our attempts did not coincide with your monetary expectations and thus, an agreement was not met. We work tirelessly everyday to ensure our customers have an amazing experience with us, and the overwhelmingly positive feedback we have is clear proof of this. Please do reach out whenever you wish to cash in your Travel Voucher. We hope to see you back in our beautiful destination soon. Hasta pronto! The Travel Experience Group
Do more research then I did
Lance_L, Jan 2023
So grateful to visit Tulum. But that’s where the good experience ends. We’ve done dozens of quality excursions over the years, but this wasn’t one of them. Cancun Travel Experience was the name, and sub-par experience is their game. In Tulum, all our tour guide did in the hour we were with him was ask us what we know about the Mayan calander, and almost made us feel small if we didn’t get the answer right, and that’s it. He didn’t tell us one thing about the ruins. They say you get what you pay for, but out tour was $2000 pesos for the tour , another $600 for the cenote fee, another $500 for lunch, and then tip on top which . I’m sure there’s tour company’s out there that give a good Tulum tour, but this isn’t one of them.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Lance_L Thank you for reviewing our Tulum Day-Trip Mayan Ruins With Cenote Swim Experience, we appreciate your honest feedback. We are very sorry to hear you did not enjoy your time with us, our goal everyday is to deliver an amazing experience to our guests. We are sorry you felt our guide was not being helpful in that regard. We are confident that our rates are on par with the excellent services our guides and staff provide every day. The overwhelmingly positive reviews of this tour coincide with this statement. We hope to see you in our beautiful destination once more soon. Hasta Pronto! The Travel Experience Group
A wonderful way to learn about the beautiful Mayan culture
Bonnie_G, Jan 2023
Our tour guide Layla was absolutely amazing! Passionate about her job and the culture! There was a major accident on the highway so our pickup was late but communication via the Viator app and WhatsApp was incredible!
Tulum and Cenotes
Sarah_L, Jan 2023
We had the most amazing day traveling to Tulum and the Cenotes. Layla was incredible. She is friendly, funny and very knowledgeable. Our driver Ugo was also great. We also managed to squeeze in a tequila tasting which was so much fun. Definitely one of my highlights. I would recommend this trip to all my friends and family.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Sarah_L, Thanks for taking the time to share with us your experience about our Tulum Day-Trip & Cenote Swim. We are glad to hear that you had an amazing experience with Layla and our staff! We are always working to provide an excellent service to our guests. We hope to see you soon again! The travel Experience Group.
Excellent Experience
Anne_C, Jan 2023
Friendliness of the tour guide Layla. Beautiful Cenotes swim, the preservation of the ruins. Life jackets available.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Anne_C, We truly appreciate your comments on the Tulum Day-Trip Mayan Ruins With Cenote Swim experience. We will share with Layla your compliment on her friendliness and we are glad you enjoyed the beautiness of the natural pools, the cenotes. Local people work very hard to keep this attractions well preserved for all visitors. We hope next time you visit us, we can provide you with another great experience. The Travel Experience Group
Really great to...
Genevieve_B, Jan 2023
Really great to experience the Mayan Ruins and Cenotes with Viator! Tour guide was very knowledgeable and overall it was a fun day exploring
Excellent tour.
Anitha_M, Jan 2023
Miriam was an excellent historian, answering all questions. She gave us lots of time to tour the temple, then took us to the most wonderful ceynote for a refreshing swim. Remember that there is food everywhere so there is no need to pack food in styrofoam.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Anitha_M, We really appreciate your kind words, thank you so much for taking the time to leave these. We're always glad to have our valued guests' feedback. We really hope to see you back soon, we would our best to provide you with an even better experiences. Muchas gracias! The Cancun Travel Experience Team
Fun day at the ruins and cenote
Heather_F, Jan 2023
We had a great day with Miriam. The ruins were amazing, with beautiful ocean views and the cenote was so fun! Miriam was a friendly and informative guide. Would definitely recommend this trip - communicating with the tour company was easy and they confirmed our pick up time the evening before. You can’t visit this part of Mexico and miss these experiences!
Great intro to Mayans and Tulum
Corinne_R, Dec 2022
Layla was very knowledgeable, personable and helpful. While at Tulum, she presented a good amount of info without overwhelming us or boring the kids. The cenotes were a great way to end the day! Would have loved more time at the cenotes but you can only squeeze so much into a tour.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Corinne_R, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on our Tulum Day-Trip Mayan Ruins With Cenote Swim experience. We believe history can be fun for all the family, and we are happy Layla was able to keep eveyone at the party entertained. We will make sure she knows. There is nothing better than enjoying a relaxing swim at a beautiful natural pool, we would love to provide an all day cenote experience since time to relax is never enough. We hope to see you back soon and be able to provide you with another beautiful experience. The Travel Experience Group
Rainy day blues
Christina_L, Dec 2022
Timely pickup. Good guiding at the Tulum site. Cenote experience was interesting. Weather was mostly terrible - rain and part-flooded roads.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Christina_L, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on our Tulum Day-Trip Mayan Ruins With Cenote Swim tour. We know weather in Cancún is very variable, however there is no bad time to enjoy a cultural ride to beautiful, historical and natural Mayan wonders. We are glad you took the chance to discover a little of our destination on our tropical weather. We hope we are able to provide you with another experience next time you visit us. The Travel Experience Group