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Uncover the Mayan mysteries of Tulum and the aquatic majesty of Xel-Ha on this exciting full-day excursion from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Gain fascinating insight into the ancient archeology of Tulum on a guided tour with an expert guide; capture fantastic photographs of the rugged Caribbean coastline and atmospheric ruins; and see a colorful tableau of tropical marine life in the alluring Xel-Ha aquarium. Enjoy a fun-filled family day out with this wonderful tour. 


  • All inclusive day trip to Tulum and Xel-Ha from Cancun and Playa del Carmen
  • Explore the abandoned city of Tulum which is located on the azure backdrop of the Caribbean Sea
  • Visit the Xel-Ha aquarium for an up close look at tropical aquatic animals
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Cancun and Playa del Carmen hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Families love this combo -- you'll check out the fantastic Mayan ruins that are right on the beach before heading to an aquatic theme park with tons to see and do.

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What You Can Expect

Tulum and Xel-Ha All Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun

Tulum and Xel-Ha: All Inclusive Day Tour

Depart from your Cancun or Playa del Carmen hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and admire the Yucatan scenery as you travel towards the ancient ruins of Tulum. Due to its its prominent position on the Caribbean coast, the city of Tulum played a prosperous and pivotal role in Mayan civilization; hear about the archeological site’s rich history as you enjoy a tour of the city with an expert archeological guide. 

Gain insight into the historical significance of god Chaac and gaze at awe-inspiring temples and castles testament to the power and prosperity of the Mayan empire. After thorough exploration, return to your comfortable coach and travel to the natural aquatic theme park of Xel-Ha. 

Immerse yourself in the marine magnificence of the park by snorkeling in crystal clear Caribbean waters and exploring subterranean cenotes. Recline in a luxurious beach chair and soak up the sunshine or flounder in a shimmering lagoon. Satisfy an appetite for adventure by trying exhilarating activities like cliff diving, rope bridge walking and kayaking. 

Return to your coach at a time pre-arranged with your guide and travel back to your hotel in comfort. 

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

What a great day! Pick up from hotel went very smoothly, comfortable and very clean bus transportation to Tulum. Extremely knowledgeable and entertaining English and Spanish speaking guide at Tulum. The afternoon at Xel-Ha was fantastic. A great place for adults and kids alike. Great facilities, but still very eco-friendly and natural. Highly recommend this day trip to anyone staying in the Cancun/Riviera Maya area.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great tour. Bus stuff was fine, just necessary logistics. Tulum was beautiful. Xel-ha was great. Only small complaint was the brackish water at Xel-ha. It creates an odd distortion that hampers pictures. But great park, the split of Tulum and Xel-ha was just right

Jacob S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Tulum is worth seeing. Xel-Ha is the main attraction. I swam from the sea, upstream, for what seemed to be a mile. Beautiful experience. Saw many fish and a stingray.

Faye C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Tulum was magnificent! We had a fantastic time at Xel-ha, definitely a must try!

Linda K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a very good tour. Tulum is a beautiful place to go and visit Mayan ruins. Xel-Ha offers the best snorkeling spot where you can see tons of fish and don't have to worry about currents. We even had a couple of non-swimmers in our group and they were able to sit on the steps and watch the fish swim around their feet. Definitely recommend this tour!

Vicky B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is an amazing tour!!! Tulum is fascinating and Xel-Ha was wonderful - I would go back there all the time if it wasn't an 11 hour flight away! Its very scenic and the water activities like the zip lines and lazy river are so fun. With this tour we had all-inclusive food which was actually really yummy in the restaurants we tried.

David C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

awesome a must do!!

Danny O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Love it. I recommend taking the bikes to the beginning of the river. Great smirking! Service was very nice. All kinds of activities while cruising down the
River. Tulum was very interesting. Love all the history behind it. Our tour guide was very informative when we were
There.but slept on the drive

Tenecia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The Tulum and Xel -Ha all inclusive trip was one of the best excursions if you are staying in Cancun, Riviera Maya or Playa Del Carmen. You cant beat that it all inclusive and round trip transportation from your hotel is included. Tulum was our first stop and it was impressive to see how well preserved the Mayan ruins have been kept. Our tour guide David was very knowledgeable on the Mayan People and how they lived. He even quizzed out group on certain aspects of history. I do recommend taking bug spray, sunsceen and an umbrella because there is very little shade and a lot of walking. David did provide us with water at the beginning of our tour. Of course people are selling all of these items once you get there for a nice price but you will need the bug spray. After Tulum, our next stop was to Xel- Ha. This was truly a lot of fun in the sun. The staff, food and drinks were awesome. Lockers, towels and snorkel gear was all included. Snorkeling was so much fun and just floating in the river was really relaxing. We hopped on the bikes feeling like a kid again and met Deer on the trail. That was an eye opener. It was really breathtaking to see some people swim with the dolphins and with the stingrays. The tour through the cenote was adventurous. If this is your first time visiting I do recommend both trips to get the experience and history of the Mayans. If you just want the fun and adventure, then just book the all inclusive Xel-Ha trip. You will not regret the fun and food that you will have while there.

Kayla P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our Tulum guide was highly knowledgeable and spoke English very well. He allowed for stopping in shade. Learned a lot about the Mayans. Xel-ha was awesome. Good food and drinks. Bring shoes for Tulum! Only con is that our transportation ran 30 minutes late on what we were told. A bit annoying.

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