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Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 26/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Xel-Ha is a natural lagoon on the Mexican Riviera, famous for its colorful marine life and turtle reserve. Get an underwater peek at its rich Caribbean scenery with this one-of-a-kind swimming and snorkeling excursion, combined with an enriching guided visit to the ruins of Tulum, a 12th-century Mayan trading port. You'll see much more in one day on this tour than most visitors do on their own.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cancun
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Hotel Zone
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 2
    Tulum Archaeological Site
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Xelhá
    Stop: 5 hours
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  • 4
    Hotel Zone
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Cancun
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Highlights
  • A combo tour of the ruins of Tulum and Xel-Ha lagoon 
  • Explore Maya ruins with a guided visit of the ancient trading port
  • Choose from cliff diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and more
  • Flexible pickup: round-trip transportation from Cancun or Carmen del Playa
What to Expect
Your tour will begin with flexible round-trip transportation options, with departures possible from either Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Traveling through stunning Yucatan scenery, your front-door pickup will take you by air-conditioned minivan to the ancient ruins of Tulum. Get your camera ready to capture unforgettable views of the abandoned towers that make up this ancient cliffside trading port, rising from the sea above the old city walls. Your guide will point out the most important buildings and explain the significance of the stuccoed faces of the sixth-century Temple of the Masks and the stepped pyramid of El Castillo. After you’ve explored the ancient, pre-Colombian civilization, you’ll turn to the natural splendor of the Mexican Riviera with a visit to Xel-Ha, a natural aquarium teeming with colorful plant and animal life. Explore cenotes (Maya swimming holes), strap on snorkeling gear to come face-to-face with tropical fish, or simply lounge in a beach chair as you admire the shimmering lagoon.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cancun, Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guided tour at Tulum
  • Food and beverages in Xel-Ha
  • Lockers, towels and snorkel equipment at Xel-Ha
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Tulum Archaeological Site
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Water activities
  • Return drop off service to Courtyard by Marriott and Secrets Excellence Playa Mujeres hotels
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child prices are height dependent. Children over 4.6 feet (1.4 meters) pay the adult price. Children between 3.2 feet (1 meter) and 4.6 feet (1.4 meters) pay the child price. All children under 3.2 feet (1 meter) travel free provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Please note: the distance between Cancun and Tulum is approximately 1.5 hours. The distance between Tulum and Xel-Ha is only 10 minutes. You will spend approximately 5 hours at Xel-Ha and around 1.5 hours in Tulum.
  • Comfortable lightweight clothing
  • Good walking shoes or sneakers
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Biodegradable sun block
  • Swimming suit
  • Extra change of clothing
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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442joseph wrote a review Mar 2019
Chiang Mai Province, Thailand516 contributions189 helpful votes
The highlight of this trip is the Cenote.. Tulum is interesting if you have a guide who is knowledgeable of the history of the Maya. MIne said that iI should take the pictures and then research them. The snorkeling is interesting specifically if you have young children, the
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Toni C wrote a review Sep 2018
Waikato Region, New Zealand36 contributions22 helpful votes
We were picked up in Cancun, taken to a transfer station to connect with another bus leaving for Tulum. The buses were very nice and comfortable. Thew trip to Tulum is 1.5 hours, once there we had a walk through some of the market shops to get to the shuttle carriages that
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Lynn C wrote a review Jul 2018
Ann Arbor, Michigan84 contributions49 helpful votes
Extremely hot and there is a serious seaweed problem along the coast making it impossible to swim and odor is terrible. Rather than the Xel-Ha trip we took the bus from Playa de Carmen station for less than $10 dollars US and the entry fee is very small to get into the park.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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J0rgen wrote a review Feb 2018
Stockholm, Sweden118 contributions40 helpful votes
After reading reviews and had a bunch of questions ready if we should buy this package from the official sales persons in cancun office. - Is this a direct bus line or are we going to stop - no you have no stops. WRONG! Stopped for picking up people at hotels and also at their
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Canadian Globetrotter wrote a review Feb 2018
Toronto, Canada532 contributions1,532 helpful vote
Me and bunch of my buddies staying at resort in Cancun decided to take a day trip to Tulum and Xel-Ha. We booked the tour with a local tour operator. The bus ride was relatively long drive. Tulum is a beautiful Mayan ruin located right on a cliff by beach. Looked
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Date of experience: June 2017
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Chris L
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Amazed
The whole experience was great. We had never been in caves before. Our guide Leo was amazing, very knowledgeable.
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canfrequentflyer
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Escape from Cancun
Our family took the day trip from Cancun to Chichen Itza. In addition to Chichen Itza, there were also stops at Il
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Adventure_Hawk
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I'd do it 100 x over again
The adventure of a lifetime! Our guides Juan, Eric and Rudy were excellent at what they do and made the experience
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FrequentFlier772396
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Scam
They did not pick us up. And insisted we pay $15 per person to pick us up. Don't book with them. They will scam you
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guidenamedchris
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A gem! Definite do!
The tour exceeds one's expectation. It was very well organised, never had to kill time as some of the tours do. Enr
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channer21
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Good service
The service was great when we got off the plane and exit the airport the guy was there holding a sign with my name
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saba3995
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Chichen Itza
Caesar was amazing!! He was incredibly knowledgable of Mayan culture and did a great job sharing stories along the
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Explorer313661
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This is a super-spreader event, DO NOT BOOK! YOU WILL GET COVID!
Booked this experience for this past Wednesday February 10th 2021. Upon arrival no temperature checks were taken f
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MarkTanyaF
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Into the WILD!!
What an amazing experience!! If you are in the area I would strongly suggest spending the day on the amazing tour!
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Shatz1966
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Terrible
We had a dreadful experience on this tour. We were so rushed at Chichen Iza and didn’t feel like we got any kind of
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bekkaw1111
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Avoid avoid avoid!!
These guys are absolute scam artists, avoid this awful tour at all costs! The first stop on this tour is the seemin
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amyjP2064BV
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Great arrival- bad departure
The arrival experience was great. Mario was fantastic! He had a sign when he picked us up at the airport and he was
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ellaestrellax3
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Day Tour
Did this day tour and loved every moment of it. The guides were very informative. They made sure everyone learn som
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CancunKelli
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Exceeded my expectations!
My favorite part was learning about the Mayan culture and seeing the amazing traditional attire. I’m usually not in
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Y3634NUmichelem
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Great Tour...we Love Mario!
We used this company for round trip transportation in February, 2020 and then again for roundtrip transport January
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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