Private Tour: Early Access to Tulum with an Archaeologist and Xel-Há or Xcaret from Playa del Carmen

Tulum, Mexico

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2 days (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more


Discover Tulum and either Xcaret or Xel-Há on a day trip with your own private guide. Get a morning start from Playa del Carmen for early access to Tulum, where you'll learn the history of this impressive Mayan site while touring the grounds at your leisure—and without the afternoon crowds. After lunch choose from two options: Snorkel with schools of tropical fish at Xel-Há, bicycle through bird-studded rainforest and go tubing along creeks; or visit underground sites where ancient Maya rituals took place and swim along sea turtles in Xcaret.
  • 8-hour private tour to Tulum then Xel-Há or Xcaret from Playa del Carmen
  • Enjoy early morning access to the ancient ruins of Tulum
  • Gain insight into Mayan civilization with commentary from an archaeologist guide
  • Scale the ancient stone wall for beautiful views out to the Caribbean Sea
  • Snorkel with angelfish at Xel-Há or discover ancient archaeological sites at Xcaret
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Playa del Carmen

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Private guide
  • Use of inner tubes, lifejackets, lockers, lounge chairs, snorkel equipment and towels at Xel-Há or Xcaret
  • Water activities in the underground river (Xcaret option only)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Tulum Archaeological Site
  • Entry/Admission - Xel-Ha


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks at Xcaret
  • Optional activities at Xel-Há and Xcaret

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Select Playa del Carmen hotels

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable lightweight clothing and walking shoes or sneakers
  • Please bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a swimsuit and a change of clothes
  • Please take into account that our tour has a 2 day duration: 9 hrs for Tulum 12 hrs for Xcaret / Xel Ha

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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