Day 1 - Pick up was on time, comfortable ride to the site. Our group was split into two groups one English speaking and one Spanish speaking. Our guide was Nicholas for the English speaking portion of the tour. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about his job. We had a good amount of free time to stroll around and check out the beach. Pack some snacks to bring along or you can purchase food from the vendors there.
Day 2 - Our pickup point was different for Day 2, not sure if I missed something in the communication we were sent but I made the assumptions that we would be picked up at our hotel lobby just as we were for Day 1. Once we figured out where we need to go for the meeting point across from Selecto grocery store everything went smoothly. The day was amazing, our guide on the tour bus was lively and kept us engaged. The park itself is beautiful! We purchased the picture options for two 91 CAD with taxes, absolutely worth it, great quality shots. The park has a great layout, we didn't have any long wait times for any of the attractions. We very much enjoyed the buffet and the smoothies. Bathrooms and other facilities are clean. The ziplines are amazing, felt very safe and secure. All of the staff members we interacted with were friendly and helpful.
I would highly recommend using water shoes, we purchased ours at the park 599 pesos so purchasing it somewhere else would probably be a better choice
It's an early day! But when you arrive that early, you have very few others tour groups there. Which allows for you take your time with what you want to see, and take plenty of pictures before the crowds come in.
Amigo Tours, which was the transportation, and tour company did a fantastic job giving us plenty of history, and information about the Mayan people. The site itself was breathtaking!
This was the best price we found for these two attractions. Plus we scored an extra 10 off because this was our first purchase through viator. The tulum tour starts very early 5am but it was worth it to us to be the first group through the gates and have the whole place to ourselves. By the time we were done, the site was very crowded. The early time also meant we were back to our resort by 2pm so we still got to enjoy the afternoon relaxing by the water. Our guide at Tulum was great and gave us some free time to wander around the ruins on our own after his guided tour. The lunch provided is a sad little sack lunch, but it was nice to have something to tide us over until we could get back to the hotel.
Xplor was amazing too! We were picked up at 7am and spend the whole day in the park. Even though the park is popular, there is so much to do and it's so big that we hardly had to wait in line for anything and often felt like we were all alone during our exploring. The park has lots of cameras everywhere that will automatically snap your picture. You can purchase the picture package in the park for 60 for 2 people. If you don't purchase it then, you have 2 weeks after your visit to go online and see your pictures and can purchase them then, but it is more expensive. The atmosphere inside the park is awesome and the buffet restaurant is wonderful! We loved our day at xplor!
Please note that if you schedule your tulum tour on a Saturday, then your xplor day will be on Monday the park is closed Sunday. We didn't know this and waited on Sunday to be picked up for 2 hours before calling and finding that out.
Had a great time on this adventure. The pickup went smoothly-I would just call to verify once you are in Mexico. Bus was comfy. Guides were knowledgeable and friendly. Tulum is such a great site to see. Our guide was a little long winded, which didn't allow for a whole lot of time to walk around and check things out but it was still a nice time. Be prepared to pay for a pictures if you take one with the guys wearing the native dress. They don't tell you that it's 10 until your ready to say cheese and snap the photo. The Tulum lunch was a sack lunch that left a lot to be desired but that was ok also.
XPLOR was so much fun, the following day! Again, pick up was easy from our hotel. VERY EARLY! Bus ride was comfy and they offered us a lot of good info. The zip lines were awesome! Lines really go by quickly. Make sure you look for the camera to capture all the cheesy photo ops. The whole area feels a bit out of Jurassic Park. Very cool. Food was great and plentiful. Many little stands to stop for a drink. When you check in at the front desk, they attempted to give us only 2 lockers for the 6 of us that paid. THEY ARE SMALL LOCKERS. We ended up talking them into giving us 4 lockers and it was a super tight squeeze.
Wear shoes that you are ok with getting wet, or plan to purchase their water shoes. Great trip! Would love to take my son back there.
ALSO to drive the water mobiles, you must be 18 years of age.