Exactly one week ago, I had the most amazing experience visiting Tulum Ruins (half-day tour) with Viator. I was picked up in prompt fashion, a two hour drive from Club Med-Cancun to Tulum, and rode in a comfortable and air conditioned van. I was accompanied by 9 guests and our friendly and good driver, Francisco. After 45 minutes, we arrived to Playa del Carmen, where we picked up our fabulous tour guide, Patricia. She brought iced bottled waters and fresh bananas and large umbrellas for our tour. We had another 45 minute drive from Playa del Carmen to Cancun, and during that duration, Patricia was very engaging and shared with us her knowledge about Mayan culture and her passion for Tulum and the Yucatan. Once we arrived to Tulum, we entered through a less crowded area and we were handed the waters and umbrellas, a nice perk to walk amidst the sun! We made a stop first at the toilets since there are none inside the walled city. We then walked together and enjoyed the illuminating tour by Patricia, which lasted close to an hour. We witnessed the incredible constructions of the Mayas that are still holding today and in great shape, some from as early as 900bc, and set against a magnificent view of the ocean. There's a nice breeze and surrounded by tall tress for shading. We then had 50 more minutes to walk on our own, photograph the beautiful scenery and swim in the beach. We all met again and walked back to the toilets for our last stop and then we were given more bottled water and the best tasting bananas and some crackers too, which was very generous! This tour was very well timed. Do note, that it's close to 6 hrs duration since the van will pick up/drop off guests at their hotel resorts, so take that into consideration. Tulum is a must see! Nice meeting you all! and Thank you Patricia! :)
Well worth the cost. And yo udo get there before the crowds (they showed up about mid way through our tour). Tulum is smaller than Chitzen Itza, but still a wonder. Especially the setting, on a bluff overlooking the sea. Francisco is passionate about the history of his people, the Maya, and he answered all the questions we could throw at him. Make sure you leave a little time for a cold one before you get back on the van!
We had a fantastic day starting with the Tulum ruins tour. Our guide was very informative and entertaining. The ziplining was so much fun and the cenotes were breathtaking. The park staff made our day one of the most enjoyable experiences we had on our holiday in Mexico.
This was an absolutely fascinating tour with emphasis on Mayan culture and sites, however, without leaving other aspects like the colonial towns of Mérida and Campeche, or the natural reserve at Rio Lagartos. Our guide was well informed, spoke Mayan himself and could tell us a lot about the history of his people.
My friend and I found this tour online before we even headed out to Mexico and we had a fabulous time. Great staff who really went out of their way to be informative about local culture and environment and were very safety conscious. Did some crazy things like sky cycling, ziplining through canopies, splash ziplining into cenotes and even a roller coaster zipling (no, that is not a typo!!). The swim / snorkel through the cenote was fantastic - a great experience. Highly recommended. Please note this is not one of those overly commercialised, polished, white washed tours - its real, gritty, dirty, fun and raw - and that's why we loved it.
This was a great tour with four different activities. I appreciated the limited intrusion on the natural habitat. Our guide, Cheeta, was fabulous. He has a great sense of humor; has so many stories about his life adventures from training dolphins, to horses to his present position. The group is 10 or less, a nice size. We had a great group...young teens, early twenties, adults (40s and 50s). Before jumping into the water in the Cave for snorkeling I asked, "is the water very cold?". One of the young folks said, "it's like a sauna". Joke was on me and we laughed about it the whole day. Bring a rugged, water proof camera, such as a "one time use" camera. You wouldn't want to chance bringing your phone to take pics. It's a must do adventure.
Great trip; however I would recommend booking the trip directly through the company that actually handles the tour- Cancun Adventures. They were exceptional, and very knowledgeable, and really made the trip a great success.
The bus picked us up on time and the guides were very knowledgeable.
This was me and my husband favorite tour and we practically did everything! This trip was to the HIDDEN WORLDS park.. They take you into the jungle In a buggie, very off road like. Then you get to zipline and bicycle above the jungle...which was awesome! You even Have a zipline that is like a roller coaster ride and one that takes you strait in to the water in the cave and you begin your snorkel tour from there. Just remeber to bring your waterproof camera! WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!!!!
This was such a fun day!! Our guides were excellent and provided interesting information while taking us on a fun journey. The whole experience takes place in a jungle "park" so you're not doing any hiking from one activity to another...it's all closely located to each other. Such an exhilarating and memorable day! Thank you.
Amazing experience, amazing staff, we did many tours and this was the best! Great staff, great lunch! A must do.
An excellent day out and we would definitely recommend this day out. I would only say that if you have got any sort of back injury then this is not the event for you. The staff were all fantastic and safety was at the forefront of every activity and they were there to help anyone who was apprehensive.
We would defiantly recommend this to anyone visiting the Mayan Riviera.
Even though it rained the entire first portion of the trip, it was amazing. My favorite part was the Tankah Eco-Adventure tour. Swimming in the cove was absolutely amazing and beautiful. Lunch was awesome too!
Doing what: Tulum Ruins and Tankah Park Eco-Adventure Tour
The staff was knowledgeable and fun. You get more than your money's worth on this tour! We went in the rain and still had a blast.
Excellent. The drive in was unexpectedly bumpy...but it was an adventure. The activities were challenging enough, but not tooo scary. We were first timers for ziplining and fairly new to snorkeling, but the guides were fabulous. They made us all comfortable and we felt safe. They explained everything to us about safety, what we were doing, how long. At the end of the tour we had our lunch!! Everything was great...I would definetly go back and do this again. Can't wait for our next vacation in Mexico.
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