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3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 7 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Explore coral reefs, ancient history, and nature in the Riviera Maya on an combination tour that features some of the best of Yucatan in a single day. Snorkel through the coral reef in the Caribbean Sea, visit the Tulum archeological site, and swim in a cenote, then explore a limestone cave and take a jungle walk. This tour includes entrance fees, a buffet lunch, and door-to-door transport from hotels in Cancun or Playa del Carmen.
  • Tulum Ruins, Caribbean Sea snorkeling, and cenote combo tour
  • Explore the Mayan Ruins in Tulum
  • Snorkel through a coral reef in the Caribbean Sea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

The popular Maya ruins and cenote swim tour is expanded here with a third stop for snorkeling.
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Bilingual guide
Round Transportation with AC
Equipment required for water activities
Box Lunch will be provided
Drinks: Bottle of water
The Natural Marine Reserve Fee 13 USD per person is payable upon pick-up in cash
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour only. Note: if you are on a hostel or Airbnb accommodation, we cannot guarantee pick-up at the door. Once your purchase is complete we will organize the pick-up arrangements. Pick ups from Cancun from 06:00 am-07:00 am, Pick ups from Playa del Carmen 07:00 am -08:00 am, Pick ups from Tulum round 09:00 am

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
3-in-1 Discovery from Tulum
6/1/2018 - 2/28/2022
Monday:09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Tuesday:09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Wednesday:06:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Thursday:09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Friday:06:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Saturday:06:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Sunday:06:00 AM - 09:00 AM
3-in-1 Discovery from Cancun
6/1/2018 - 2/28/2022
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 09:00 AM
3-in-1 from Riviera Maya
6/1/2018 - 2/28/2022
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Start with pickup at your hotel, then begin the trip to the Tulum Archeological Site, among the most dramatic ancient cities on the Yucatan Peninsula, with stone fortifications overlooking a white sand beach. Learn about the history and culture of the Mayan people, with free time to photograph the ruins before leaving the site.

Continue to the Mexican Caribbean in an air-conditioned vehicle. Get fitted with snorkeling gear, and slip into the water to swim over the coral reef (the fee for Conservation of the Marine Fauna is not included in this tour, and must be paid during the tour).

The afternoon is all about the natural world: follow your guide into a cave that’s bristling with stalagmites and stalactites, then take a walk through the jungle, listening to a forest chorus of tropical birds and animals. Visit the nearby Cenote Caracol to cool off with a swim in the fresh, limestone-filtered water.

This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Tulum Archaeological Site
*Attention: the Archeological sites in Mexico are still closed for public. Untill they are open this tour will bring you by boat very near the ruins and the explanation will be done from the sea. Discover the Mayan archaeological site of Tulum, world famous for its unique location alongside the Caribbean coastline. Built on a natural outcrop facing the rising sun, the stunning turquoise blue ocean backdrop makes this beautiful site one of the most picturesque in the world.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Mayan Beach
Afterwards board local motorboats to reefs where you will explore the fascinating underwater world of the Mexican Caribbean on a leisurely snorkel tour. Brightly colored tropical fish, spectacular coral, amazing rock formations, turtles, rays and unbelievable visibility makes this an unforgettable experience.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
XTUN CAVERNAS
Then journey deep into the subtropical rainforest of the Yucatan to relax, swim and snorkel in the crystal clear fresh waters of a massive “cenote”, and marvel at the thousands of spectacular stalagmites and stalactites that surround you at every turn.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bring a towel, change of clothes, wear a swimsuit and a hat, sunglasses and comfortable sandals
  • Note: Biodegradable sunblock (should be applied at your hotel before boarding the transportation and when wáter activities ends)
  • It is not permitted to touch the coral or marine life
  • Money for souvenirs, pictures and tips (cash only)
  • Not recommended for people who are physically challenged, those who suffer with cardiac, respiratory or back problems, ailments that lead to loss of consciousness, hydrophobics, pregnant women, children under 4 years nor people who do not have basic swimming skills (for aquatic activities)
  • People under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Remember to bring cash for the Marine Wildlife Conservation Bracelet. $13Usd per person, Payable in cash at the pickup time
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ocean Tours Mexico

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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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 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
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 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
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 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves.
Q:
How can I let you know where to pick me up?
A:
We offer pick ups from most hotels. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Jul 2019
Q:
What do we need to wear?
A:
What to Bring: Towel, Swimsuit, comfortable clothes and shoes or sport sandals and sun glasses. Sunscreen must be used before the pickup service and after water activities.
Jul 2019
Q:
What additional money do we need to bring?
A:
Remember to bring cash for the Marine Wildlife Conservation Bracelet. $10Usd per person, Payable in cash at the pickup time (Information available on the trip advisor website as -additional fee of Conservation of the Marine Fauna).
Jul 2019

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Best Ever. I will do it again next time I'm in Mexico
kawm
, Jan 2021
Best tour ever. It was very well organized from start to finish. Tulum was beautiful but the highlight of our tour was going to a private under water cave (Cenote). I would highly recommend this tour.
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Thank you for your kind words. We are really happy you had a great time with us, we hope you see again.
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Wonderful day!
Tetiana_J
, Jan 2021
One of the best excursion we did when in Playa del Carmen. Cristina, our guide, was outstanding - personable, funny, very knowledgeable and patient! Day packed with excitement, adventures and delicious food. A must when in the area!
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Highlight of the trip!
Sean_P
, Jan 2021
Super great tour with a great guide. The Snorkel was pretty intense with the coral very close to the surface. The Cenote was the highlight of the day for sure! Ruins were interesting, and it felt like just the right amount of time doing each activity. It was a lot of driving but well worth it.
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Thank you for choosing Ocean Tours Your comments are greatly appreciated. Our goal are totally satifacion of the clients. Once again Thank you We hope to have the pleasure to serve you in the near future Best Regards
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Pepe was awesome
Jessica_L
, Jan 2021
Pepe was the Best tour guide ever!! We had an amazing experience. My friend was scared and he talked her through the whole thing and she ended up really enjoying it!
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Thank you for choosing Ocean Tours Your comments are greatly appreciated. Our goal are totally satifacion of the clients. Once again Thank you We hope to have the pleasure to serve you in the near future Best Regards
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Loved it
Obinna_U
, Jan 2021
Great experience with an excellent tour guide. Loved the timing and keeping us out of the sun when explaining stuff... And the Cenote was so AMAZING!?! Highly recommend!??!?!!!
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Beautiful!
Chutharatana_P
, Jan 2021
Cenote was the best! A little more time than 15 minutes at the Tulum would be perfect. Driver was excellent. Guide was nice.
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Excellent, very fun
Tammy_G
, Jan 2021
Pepe (BB) was fantastic!! Very knowledgeable and extremely friendly with great bilingual skills. It was an amazing adventure, would highly recommend to anyone. Food was also excellent!!
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Wonderful
Tammy_G
, Jan 2021
This was amazing. Time well spent. Peppe was the best guide ever. The food was wonderful. We learned a lot of history.
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Wish the 2nd and 3rd were longer and the 1st shorter.
John_E
, Jan 2021
The trip breaks down as such: The Mayan ruins were great for those really interested in history. We found ourselves too busy staring at all the beautiful scenery to pay attention to the knowledgeable guide. Next was snorkeling in the lagoon. Definitely a fan favorite but we wished it was longer. We spent 30-40 minutes in the water and saw a plethora of aquatic species. This experience actually prompted us to book a separate snorkeling experience because we enjoyed it so much! My personal favorite the underground cenote caves. These freshwater sources are located deep in the jungle and composed entirely of rainwater. The stalagmites are formed over thousands of years and truly shine in the light. Only complaint is the “stop” we made just outside the caves in the dense jungle where massive mosquitoes bit me 3 times. But once I made it to the cenote my bites magically healed. Truly exquisite. TL;dr: I was bored at the first, then enchanted by the second, healed by the third. Jorge (George) the guide was energetic and passionate the entire time, but his music choices could be better lol.
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Best Excursion Tour Guides Ever
Brandee_R
, Jan 2021
This was by far thee best tour we experienced! The guide Ruben was so helpful and had so much personality. Arturo our driver was so knowledgeable about all the history and facts. Our photographer Ruben took amazing candid photos that made the experience priceless!! The lunch served was authentic and taste amazing! We were able to shop and see the Mayan natives, snorkel in the lagoon, and dive in the Cenotes! You don’t want to miss this excursion!! By far our absolute favorite! Our group was like a family by the time we departed. Looooooooved it! And they implemented safety regulations with Covid, although it did not take away from the experience it added additional sense of safety.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Thank you for choosing Ocean Tours Your comments are greatly appreciated. Our goal are totally satifacion of the clients. Once again Thank you We hope to have the pleasure to serve you in the near future
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