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3-in-1 Discovery 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

Overview

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)

Departure & Return

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Departure Time

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Private Tour 3-in-1 Discovery
4/5/2022 - 7/11/2023
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 08:00 AM
3-in-1 Discovery from Tulum
6/1/2018 - 7/11/2023
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 09:00 AM
3-in-1 Discovery from Cancun
6/1/2018 - 7/11/2023
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 09:00 AM
3-in-1 from Riviera Maya
6/1/2018 - 7/11/2023
Monday - Sunday:06:30 AM - 07:30 AM

Please Note

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are on a Private Residence, Hostel or Airbnb 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
Operated by Ocean Tours Mexico

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

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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 3-in-1 Discovery 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.
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Awesome experience, one you will not forget!
Mark_O, Jun 2022
We had an all around great experience. The guides did a great job, educating us and making sure we we’re safe and having fun! I would recommend to a friend!
Amazing Experience
Kerry_G, Jun 2022
My 14 year old daughter and I stayed on Isla de Mujeres. We took the 6 am ferry to Cancun and it was worth getting up that early. We got to swim with sea turtles, experience ancient ruins, and swim in a cenote in the jungle in a cave. It was amazing!
The tour experience was...
Brittany_D, Jun 2022
The tour experience was definitely enjoyable! Unfortunately it rained most of the day for us but our tour guide tried to make the best of it. The best part is definitely the Cenote! Amazing!
AWESOME
merrily_d, Jun 2022
Loved it all!! It was AMAZING‼ We loved our tour guide, Sofia. So knowledgeable and FUN. Don't miss this tour
10/10 recommend
Jose_J, Jun 2022
Marina, Emmanuel and our driver Jorge were amazing, courteous , knowledgeable and fun. Overall all 3 Experiences were amazing!!!
Must do for the Ruins and Mayan Underworld
Lori_P, Jun 2022
I loved the Tulum Ruins, wish the weather would have cooperated so we could have done the reef/turtle snorkel and really, really enjoyed the Mayan Underworld Information from Paul. If the enormous mosquitoes would have laid off of us during that portion of the trip… that would have been great. I still would go again with all the information Paul had and the Mayan Underworld to a place people rarely get to visit. Yes, I’m in every time.
Amazing! Must see!
Thy_W, Jun 2022
Wow, what an amazing trip! We saw sea turtles and sting rays! It looked like a National Geographic video. The Xtun cenote was incredible. It felt like we were on another planet. Sara and Sergio are the best tour guides! Kept everyone safe and happy!
Awesome 3 in 1 experience!
David_T, Jun 2022
Loved swimming in the Cenote caves. Awesome experience. Seeing turtles and Manta rays on snorkeling trip also great. A well-worked package, although a very full day. Boaz the guide and ismail the driver we’re both excellent.
Amazing day!
Beth_O, Jun 2022
Hands down one of the best excursions I have done. This was a great choice for my group, which included my husband and two teenagers. Maca was our tour guide and was phenomenal - friendly, funny, extremely knowledgeable. You will be especially lucky to have her as your guide. Make sure to read through “what to bring” - if you forget something you may be able to borrow from the company or purchase. Tulum was HOT, so be sure to check the weather there and dress accordingly. We really lucked out with the snorkeling - we saw several huge sting rays and sea turtles as well as tons of fish. It was fun and a little exciting. If you have issues with motion sickness, be sure to take Dramamine in advance. The cenotes are indescribable. I’ve never seen anything like it and it was our favorite part of the excursion. Absolutely recommend this excursion.
Fun!
Barika_M, Jun 2022
It was super fun for my first time in Mexico would definitely do it again. Best part was the cenote and scuba diving.
One of the best tours we have ever taken
Anonymous, Jun 2022
Literally one of the best tours we have ever take . The staff were organized and professional yet very friendly and helpful-it felt like we spent an amazing day touring, snorkeling and eating with wonderful friends. I probably loved the Cenotes the best but everything was amazing. 5 stars for a day we won’t ever forget.
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3 in 1 is the way to see Tulum!
Andrew_D, Jun 2022
A long day filled with adventure, even with spontaneous tropical rains. Our guide was personable and knowledgeable which made for a fun and safe environment. You can do each discovery on their own, but highly recommend doing all 3 at once.
Absolutely amazing!!!!
Chuck_W, Jun 2022
This was hands down the best guided tour I’ve ever been on. Our guides Nadia and Guillermo were amazing and really showed us things no other guides did. Our group don’t know each other at the start and by the end we were all friends. Highly recommended
Fantastic tour and guides
Brittany_T, Jun 2022
This was such a great tour that had a little bit of everything - history, snorkeling at the beach, and adventure in the cenote/caves. Our tour guide was Max and was what made the entire experience so enjoyable. He was kind, patient, and knowledgeable. When I got sea sick from snorkeling he was so helpful and patient with me. I didn’t think I would end up getting the photos, but the photographer really went above and beyond my expectations - they are well worth it! The whole experience, from pick up to drop off, was so well done and resulted in an unforgettable day.
We especially loved...
Kelly_P, Jun 2022
We especially loved swimming in the underground cave. The guide at Tulum was very knowledgeable & passionate.
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Fantastic Adventure - highly recommend!
marissabramlett, Jun 2022
PERFECT Adventure day! We had a great time and learned a lot. César Bautista was WONDERFUL! The cenote was beyond amazing.
Fantastic Trip
Brandon_P, Jun 2022
Fantastic trip, great guides and very informative. Cenotes are the highlight of the trip. Great family trip!
Fun Trip!!
Sara_G, Jun 2022
Arkardij was a super fun guide! Very upbeat and fun but also have so much knowledge! Tulum ruins were very interesting and snorkeling was quite fun! The cenote was a personal favorite and Arkadij had us jumping into the cenote with absolute darkness! Very fun experience, highly recommend!!
Great tour to Tulum
Lidiia_T, Jun 2022
Excellent tour with amazing guide Arturo. We visited Tulum ruins when there were not many tourists. Then the snorkeling - we couldn't do that at the sea because of the weather but instead of it we had snorkeling at other place. The most exciting was the cave (cenote). Also the dinner was super tasty. The van was comfortable, the air conditioning worked good. Everything is 10/10. One note: take some spray for mosquitos. The bite everyone extremely fast.
Tulum adventure
Natasha_J, Jun 2022
This experience made my whole trip. Deigo was an amazing guide. He was very kind and helpful even when I panicked during the scubba activity. He made sure we were all safe and comfortable. Pepe was very knowledgeable during the Mayan Ruins. We had plenty of time to do everything. Pick up and drop off was on time. Everything was great!
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