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Viator Exclusive Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.

What's Included

  • Bilingual guide
  • Round Transportation with AC
  • Equipment required for water activities
  • Lunch
  • 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)

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

06:00 AM

Pickup details

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are on a Private Residence, Hostel or B&B accommodation, we will do our best to collect you there or by a nearest meetingpoint. 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

What To Expect

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 Xtun to cool off with a swim in the fresh, limestone-filtered water.

This tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

Tulum Archaeological Site

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.

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

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.

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Children age 0-11 year can be asked an ID as proof of age.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Tour is subject to change due to weather and sea conditions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:How can I let you know where to pick me up for the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling + Cenote/Caves?

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.

Mar 2021

Q:What time can we expect to be picked up for the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling + Cenote and Caves?

A:We will contact you to arrange pickup after making your reservation. Approximate pickup times range from 7:30 am to 8:30 am depending on the hotel location.

Mar 2021

Q:Is the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves appropriate for children?

A:Yes! Our 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour is child-friendly and elderly-friendly. Everyone's invited to join!

Mar 2021

Q:What should I bring with me on the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?

A:We recommend bringing a towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a change of clothing, and money for souvenirs, photos, and the required Natural Reserve Fee ($13 USD per person).

Mar 2021

Q:What should I wear on the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?

A:Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. We recommend wearing your bathing suit under your regular clothes and bringing sandals or water shoes and an extra set of dry clothes.

Mar 2021

Q:Is there a vegetarian option available during the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling + Cenote & Caves?

A:Yes, vegetarian options are available, however, they must be requested in advance. Feel free to let us know of any dietary restrictions in the "Special Requirements" box at checkout.

Mar 2021

Q:How long do we spend at Tulum Ruins during the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote & Caves?

A:Our archeologist guide will show you the best of the Tulum Ruins & explain the mystical Mayan history behind them during a 45 minute guided tour of the ruins. Afterward, you’ll have 25 minutes to explore the Tulum Ruins by yourself and take pictures.

Mar 2021

Q:Where do we snorkel during the 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves?

A:We board a boat that will take us just 5 minutes away from the shore to a Coral Reef. Our guide will be in the water with you the entire time, ensuring you’re in the best locations to see the colorful fish, stingrays, and often sea turtles!

Mar 2021

Q:What is a cenote?

A:A cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, usually filled with water. Snorkeling inside the cenotes in the Riviera Maya is one of the most requested aquatic activities since it is such a unique experience in this area of the world.

Mar 2021

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Viator Exclusive 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

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Traveler Tips

Make sure to have an extra pair of clothes, so you can change once you are done with the water activities.
Keep in mind that the though the tour itself was 6 hours, transportation to and from added another couple hours.
2,531 reviews
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Great tour!
Kristen_S, Dec 2022
Emmanuel and Ave were great! Really good communication and guidance and this trip was truly awesome! Especially the cave ceynote your! Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
We glad to hear that you had a wonderful experience with Emmanuel and Ave! It sounds like you enjoyed the communication and guidance they provided, as well as the trip itself. I'm excited to hear that you particularly enjoyed the cave cenote. It's definitely an impressive and highly recommendable place! I hope you can come back and enjoy more of Mexico's wonders in the near future!
Snorkeling, cave swimming, cenote
Daniel_A, Dec 2022
Such an awesome excursion, from the ruins to cave swimming with cenote. Definitely worth it Nadya our Guide, Abel our driver, Aaron assistance guide and Rudolfo our photographer were the best team to have been with. Just an amazing adventure. Highly recommend
Response from Host, Dec 2022
They must have done a great job to make your adventure so memorable. I would definitely recommend this excursion to anyone who is looking to experience the unique beauty of the ruins and cenotes in Mexico. If you have any specific recommendations for things to do or see on the tour, feel free to let me know and I would be happy to help.
Amazing Day
david_s, Dec 2022
Swimming and hiking in an underground cave with incredible rock formations was one the coolest things I have ever done
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi , Thanks for choosing us and for your words , we are happy to know about your experience with us . We wish to see you in the future to share another amazing day , Best regards Laura Ocean Tours
MariaLuisa_D, Nov 2022
It was fun ! Good and safe driver! Tour guide is amazing ! ❤️ I would encourage others to book this tour ! And to use Viator .
Best time in Tulum!
Denise_H, Nov 2022
We had wonderful time, our tour guide David, driver Johnny and photographer Natra were making sure we had the best ever. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable.
Amazing Tour
KatelynnWright, Nov 2022
David was such a great guide who made the day 10x better. His energy was amazing and so knowledgeable
Great day - cenote was...
Felicity_B, Nov 2022
Great day - cenote was beautiful and a real adventure. The tour was well organised. We saw turtles and sting rays when snorkelling. All in all it was awesome and would recommend!
Best excursion for the value in Riviera Maya
Helen_D, Nov 2022
The cenote/cave was my favorite part of the tour. I’ve been to many cenotes in Mexico but this one was special with the 800,000 year old stalactites. Another highlight was seeing turtles, stingrays and schools of fish over the reefs. The Tulum Ruins were fascinating and I recommend umbrellas as there’s not much shade and it was very hot.
The tour itself was...
Matt_S, Nov 2022
The tour itself was fantastic but it would be nice if the photos you purchase after the trip didn’t take 72 hrs to receive.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Ambitious but disappointing
Rob_M, Nov 2022
The ambition and intent of this 3 in I tour was very attractive and the guide was engaging and interesting, but the experience was a bit disappointing. The main issue is the amount of time spent in logistics versus experiencing the sites. Of the 9 hours spent between pick up and drop off only about 3 we’re actually spent in the activities themselves with six spent traveling, waiting, posing for the photographer or having lunch. In retrospect I would have enjoyed longer time at a singular venue.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Dear Rob, I'm sorry to hear that your tour didn't live up to your expectations. It sounds like you would have preferred to spend more time at each of the sites you visited, rather than spending so much time on logistics. It's understandable that traveling between different locations and coordinating with a large group of people can take up a lot of time, but it's important for tour organizers to strike a balance between transportation and activities. In the future, you may want to choose a location closer to the spots you want to visit in order to minimize the time spent on transportation, or consider organizing a custom tour where you can specify how much time you want to spend at each site. We thank you anyway for sharing your comments with us and hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again in the future! Kind regards, Geraldine Ocean tours
Great adventure!
A wonderful day we will never forget! Our guide Rafael did a terrific job of encouraging us to feel like a merry band of adventurers. He knows a lot about the culture and history associated with this tour and has a wonderful style of delivery. Professional driver -Toribio, and photographer, Ismael, were both wonderful also. Photos definitely worth purchasing! Even when an unforeseen closure of the cenote happened, a second cenote was chosen and we had an amazing time there. Best not to make evening plans (ie dinner reservations) the day you go on this trek. We were the first couple picked up and last returned to our hotel. Sandy, happy and tired! As a former lifeguard I appreciateD the focus on safety (wear pfd for water activities) and ecological practices. Tip - if you sunburn early easily best to bring a light weight, longsleeve, or SPF shirt as sunscreen can harm the reef environment. You are not out on the water line enough for a terrible sunburn, but hat and sunglasses also a good idea. You can wear a long-sleeve shirt under PFD if you burn easily.
Wonderful experience!
Alex_J, Nov 2022
Every part of this trip is so well thought out and well executed. All three parts are distinct and exciting and they complement one another well - you get to experience a bit of history, nature and adventure. Most importantly, Sofia is such a wonderful guide! She definitely brought the already wonderful trip to an even higher level!
Adventure in the underworld!
Marissa_K, Nov 2022
Alejandra and her team were awesome! Everybody was so warm, bubbly and nice. Tulum was very busy when we got there, but it was still an amazing site to see. The snorkeling was pretty good - we saw turtles, stingrays, and fish. We absolutely LOVED xtun cavernas. It was a fabulous tour with a swim in the cenote and looking at the millions of years of cave formations. Lunch was very satisfying and we had snacks and bottled water all day. Would highly recommend for a little adventure in history, at sea, and in the underworld.
Don't hesitate, sign up for this tour
Ruth_A, Nov 2022
Amazing! I can't recommend highly enough. We were very well taken care of, and it just kept getting better.
Overall great experience
Rachel_A, Nov 2022
The snorkeling was the best part! The tour guides were also very friendly and accommodating. Don’t worry about trying to carry snacks, water or food, as they will take care of you the entire experience.
What a great experience!!!
Eva_G, Nov 2022
I had a fantastic time! 😊 Mariano (guide) was super nice and told us a lot about the Mayan history and about life in the ocean etc. He made the experience informative and fun. Matti (photographer) took amazing pictures, definitely worth buying the whole package! I did! Benjamin (driver) was also very nice and helpful. What else can I say, I had a blast and would recommend this tour 100%! 🙂 Thank you so much for this amazing experience!
We love our tour guide
Sivimol_M, Nov 2022
Love Love Love out tour guide (Alejandro). He is super knowledgeable, friendly, fun and professional. We had a great experience. Got to do so many activities in one day. We're so glad we book with Ocean Tour. Thank you again for wonderful experience.
We tour Tulum playa de...
Brisa_G, Nov 2022
We tour Tulum playa de Carmen , playa maya , it was a wonder experience would recommend it we went for our anniversary
3 in 1 Tulum
Yvonne_G, Nov 2022
All three parts were unique. They were very enjoyable and the guide was exceptional. So knowledgeable. There were only 11 of us. My favorite part was the cave cenote. It’s a must see.
Family fun
Pamela_L, Nov 2022
The ruins were the best for me because I love hostory and archealogy but the rest of the family enjoyed the snorkeling best and cenotes second (only because the water was cold). It was a memorable trip and our guide was incredibly attentive yo all and his knowdgeable was exceptional.


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