Excursion to Tulum: Mayan ruins, Cenotes and beach

7 Ratings
Duration 8 hours
Difficulty medium
Max. participants 12
Language Englisch, Spanisch, German, French, Italian


Exclusive Excursion to Tulum: Combination Mayan ruins of Tulum, Cenotes and Beach

Explore the archaeological sites of Tulum which consists of one of the most beautiful Mayan ruins. Spectacularly situated on cliffs, Tulum is the only Mayan site by the sea. Making fantastic postcard-like scenes, the temple sites and palaces are among the most photographed attractions of the Riviera Maya. Tulum was once a strategically important port for the Mayan city of Coba which is situated further inland. Its most significant period was between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries.

On this Tulum tour we combine the best attractions of the Riviera Maya. Our next stop is a park with freshwater cenotes where we can have a swim. An underground stalactite cave is particularly mystical and we enjoy the exciting rock formations. A visit to the beach completes this wonderful excursion.


Our Tulum, cenotes and beach excursion includes:

  • Private transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • Pick up from your hotel, the cruise ship pier or any agreed meeting point.
  • 8 hours tour from Playa del Carmen. If you come with a cruise, the ship needs to be in Cozumel for at least 14 hours
  • Entrance fees Tulum and cenotes
  • Detailed guidance in the archeological site of Tulum
  • Scwim in cenotes with experienced guide
  • Snorkel mask in the cenotes
  • Max. 12 participants

Excluded features

  • Food and drinks
  • Tips


History of the Maya: Excursion to Tulum – Swim in Cenotes – Beach break

We meet you at your hotel or any other meeting point. Guests arriving from Cozumel will be picked up and transferred to the Cozumel - Playa del Carmen ferry terminal. From our meeting point we travel together in an air-conditioned van to the historic Mayan ruins of Tulum. From Playa del Carmen, this journey takes about an hour. There we take you back in time to the ancient Maya of the 13th century. We learn about the Mayan seafaring, the importance of religion and the lively exchange of the Maya with other indigenous peoples of Central America. We discover how the amazing Mayan civilization in Tulum lived and sought to understand the forces of nature.

After visiting the archaeological site of Tulum, we stop at private cenote park (limestone caves filled with fresh water). We swim in 3 different cenotes, open waters and caves. Expect to see breathtaking stalactite formations, under which we float. At refreshing 21 degrees / 70 Fahrenheit, we let ourselves drift and understand the deep meaning of these water holes for the Mayan civilization. On the way back to Playa del Carmen we stop at a beautiful beach and let this wonderful day come to an end. There is also the possibility for authentic Mexican food (not included in the tour price).

Meeting place

As agreed.

We will pick up our guests from the cruise ships closed to the cruise port. There are additional costs for ferry and taxi of about $ 25. For more information, please get in contact.

What should I bring?

  • Light clothes and comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear and things to change
  • Bathing shoes or thongs (to walk in the cenotes)
  • Towel
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun hat
  • If necessary a light rain coat
  • Please use only biodegradable sunscreen in the Yucatan peninsula and help to protect corals and water quality. In the cenotes, you may not apply sunscreen, if needed, you may use a rash or shirt.
  • Camera, charged
  • Water
  • Seasickness tablets if required
  • Money for souvenirs, food and drinks
  • Tips

More Information

Cancellation policy

  • With the reservation we charge a deposit of $ 10 per person. We keep these as administration fees for "no-show" guests.

In the following situation we refund the deposit:

  • Cruise ships cancel their stay on Cozumel
  • Cancellation of vacation (Please let us know at least two weeks before the excursion)

If you have to cancel the excursion for whatever reason, we ask to be informed immediately. If we are able to sell your reservations elsewhere, we will refund the deposit.

With the reservation we need a contact number to be able to inform about possible changes.


Fantastic day in Tulum by Christoph F.

After two weeks in the Caribbean with Aidaluna, we landed back in Germany on Sunday. The 6 of us had a great time after the Tulum tour with Gerson. Thanks again, that it all worked out perfectly. Your husband was a great guide and a good photographer on top of that. The photos are great. We would like to have some of them developed as a souvenir of the beautiful day.

Wonderful memories by Olaf G.

The day was very nice. We would do it again anytime. We took many beautiful memories and impressions home with us. Since you have little time to get to know the country and people and with the little we have seen, we will certainly come back! We wish you all the best and keep up the good work! Greetings from Olaf and Anett

Tulum + Cenote + Beach by Dante T.

A really successful trip from start to finish. We were picked up at the cruise terminal, taken to the ferry and taken directly back in Playa del Carmen. A small group that was supervised by Katja. We had a great day and the trip with the cenotes was the highlight of our holiday.

Great tour with Leon Tours by Nadja G.

We also participated in the tour to Tulum with Leontours on the 13.03. As Alex just said, it was a great day. Unfortunately, there was a lot of seaweed on the beach, but that can not be influenced. Kathi is a great guide and we highly recommend her

Excursion to Tulum by Alex V.

We had a wonderful trip to Tulum with Leon Tours. It was very well organized and very welcoming. Many thanks to Birgit and Gerson. We would book again at any time. Highly recommended.

Mayan culture by Ina S.

Already from Germany we had a super nice contact with Birgit and booked the Tulum Tour as well as the private island tour. Birgit and Gerson have given us two great and memorable days in Mexico, as well as insights into the Mayan culture. THANK YOU for that!

Tulum Tour with cenotes by Sabrina K.

We went last week with Gerson and 8 other people to the Mayan sites in Tulum, then swam in the cenotes and had lunch on the beach.

The trip was well organized and everything was on time. There is no need to worry about not being on time at the ship.

This Tulum tour is very recommended.

best regards

Timo & Sabrina