Board an air-conditioned van at your hotel in Cancun for the ride to Tulum. Meet your guide and small group of fellow travelers on the way to the ancient walled city.
Option 1: Tulum
Arrive at Tulum and begin your exploration. Learn about the Mayan Empire's history and the residents of the ancient city of Tulum, who were mostly priests and nobles. Look for the remains of brilliant blue, red and white paint on the walls, once lavishly decorated with carvings and paintings.
End your hourlong tour and take 30 minutes to explore Tulum on your own. Make your way down to the sandy beach below the ruins and take a dip in the sea before the return trip to your hotel.
Option 2: Tulum, Underground River and lunch
After the tour of Tulum and free time to explore (described above,) board the minibus for a short 30-minute trip into the jungle.
Learn about the network of underground caves and rivers from your informative guide. Dive in to the pristine water, swimming past ancient rock formations, through tunnels and into caverns for 90 minutes.
Travel to a nearby beachside restaurant with your small group and enjoy a traditional Mexican lunch. Dine on quesadillas, fajitas and guacamole. After lunch, take some time to relax on the beach before traveling back to your hotel in Cancun.