After hotel pickup in Cancun, enjoy the comfortable drive aboard an air-conditioned minivan to Tulum. Upon arrival at the abandoned walled city, perched high on the edge of a cliff, embark on a tour of the well-preserved Mayan ruins with your knowledgeable guide and small group.
Option 1: Tulum
As you explore the archeological site, one of the most spectacular along the Yucatan coast, you’ll hear about the fascinating history of the Mayan Empire. Learn how the city, which towers above the deep turquoise waters of the Caribbean, was mainly inhabited by nobles and high priests. Search for the faint remains of red and blue covering the fortress buildings, which were once lavishly decorated with paintings and colorful carvings.
After your 1-hour guided tour you'll have about half an hour more to explore Tulum or the white sandy beach below on your own. If you’d like, take a refreshing dip in the Caribbean Sea before return transport to your hotel.
Option 2: Tulum plus Akumal Beach with snorkeling and lunch
Embark on a 1-hour guided tour of Tulum plus free time to explore the site or its beautiful beach (see description above). Then, enjoy a half-hour drive by air-conditioned minivan to the picturesque beach community of Akumal. The laid-back atmosphere, natural beauty and abundant marine life at Akumal Beach provide the perfect environment for some of the best snorkeling available in the Mayan Riviera.
During a 1-hour snorkeling tour, your informative guide will help you discover all the wonders below the water’s surface. Spot a huge variety of tropical fish, colorful coral and abundant sea turtles that make Akumal their home.
Afterward, transfer to an excellent restaurant nearby for a delicious beachside lunch. Feast on the flavors of Mexico with a plate full of fajitas, rice, refried beans, quesadillas and guacamole, accompanied by flavored water. You’ll have approximately 1.5 hours for lunch and some well-deserved relaxation on the beach before returning by minivan to your hotel in Cancun.