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Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day Tour

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Combine history with Caribbean sea exploration with this tour. You'll visit the Tulum Archaeological Site with a local guide, where you'll learn all about the history and culture of the Mayan people. Then it's off to Akumal Beach, where you'll get the chance to snorkel with tropical fish and coral--you may even see some sea turtles.
  • Visit Tulum's ruins and go snorkeling with a local guide
  • A boxed sandwich lunch and water is included
  • All snorkeling gear will be provided
  • Hotel pick-ups are available

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Box Lunch with sandwhich, fruit, juice and sweet
  • Bottled water
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Guide
  • Liability insurance
  • Reef tax 12 USD per person
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

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Departure Time

7:00 AM

Please Note

This tour runs for costumer staying in Hotels from Puerto Morelos City To Dreams Hotel in Tulum Area. From Bahia Petempich to Cancun we dont provide the service. We dont provide pick up service in Tulum City and Tulum Hotel Zone. For costumers staying in Tulum the meeting point is the #TULUM signal on the way to the Tulum ruins, near close to "Tulum Tower", In the archaeological area mall center. The address is AVENIDA YALKU LT 10 FRACCION 3, Av. Tulum, RUINAS, 77760 Tulum, Q.R. Costumers staying in aparments or houses in Playa del Carmen we pick up them in our meeting points in the Down Town. We´ll provide the nearest meeting point to the aparment or house to you the afternoon before to the tour.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Operated by Yalku Tours

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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day Tour?

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

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day Tour?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips

Akumal Bay snorkelling with Turtles is amazing and fine for weaker swimmers, as lifejackets are worn.
It was a long day (7:40am-3:00pm) with too much wasted time.
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Very profesional and...
Vasil_P, Apr 2022
Very profesional and polite guide, excellent service. Highly recommended and appreciated. Will definitely use them again
Tulum and Turtle Swim
John_W, Nov 2021
Kind of wish I’d listened to the other people who said it wasn’t worth it. Tulum was cool, enjoyed seeing the ruins. There were a lot of people though. On the swimming part we definitely saw turtles but once again there were a lot of people all trying to see the same turtles. We weren’t over a reef so it’s not like there’s a lot of other cool stuff to look at. A few fish here and there and we did see a ray. The guides who were in charge of the snorkeling part didn’t do a great job of properly fitting our snorkel gear and life vests, which kind of made the snorkeling part miserable and my husband and I generally love snorkeling. Like other people stated it is a lot of waiting time and a lot of being passed around throughout the day. Our main tour guide was great so we appreciated his hard work but like I said we kind of got passed around between multiple different guides and drivers. Overall we didn’t hate it and if you just have to swim with the turtles it might be great for you. We just didn’t think it was worth the money and would not recommend it to others.
1 traveler found this review helpful
It’s okay. Long drive time and waiting.
Anthony_M, Sep 2021
Tour guide Toni was phenomenal and did a great job on trying to provide the best experience possible.
Great trip and snorkeling
Marcus_K, Aug 2021
Great trip and Rocco is a very helpful and funny guide. The tour is well organized and snorkeling with the turtles was amazing
Very interesting.
Virginia_H, Jul 2021
History of Tulum explained by guide was excellent. So sorry beach not accessible anymore. Would like more time to explore the fabulous area.
Long day
Melissa_C, Jun 2021
Got picked up at 7am in the lobby then dropped off downtown Playa del Carmen to stand in line and then pay for the reef taxes in a tourist shop. Waited there for quite some time to have another shuttle pick us and up and take us to Tulum.. Once at Tulum went into another shop and waited to finally start the tour. We took another shuttle to Akumal and we never received our lunch or snack. We didn't get back to hotel until around 3pm. It was a long day. If we knew the stops before going to the ruins would take so long we probably would not have booked this one.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Awesome snorkel experience
Franziska_K, May 2021
The best part was snorkeling with the turtles. It was absolutely amazing and the guide did a great job! Unfortunately the rest of the tour seemed pretty disorganized. Lots of unnecessary wait time, and the tour in Tulum seemed rushed. It wasn’t the guides fault though, he seemed to be on a deadline from the company. Overall it was a good experience.
Amazing experience!
Vincent_B, Apr 2021
Our tour guide was wonderful. He was always making sure we were good and made sure we had a great time. Swimming with the turtles was a once in a lifetime experience. The ruins were absolutely fascinating.
Great experience and professional tourist guide!
Sunny, Jan 2021
It was a great experience, Both activities were worth going. Our tourist guide - Lucina Verduzco was great! She picked us up on time and very friendly, she gave us a lot of explanation on the Maya culture and good introduction on the Tulum ruins, she also took well care of us during the whole journey!
Thanks Adrian!
sandra_s, Dec 2020
Our guide Adrian was great. He made up for the fact that i was told to be at a destination by 720. Was told be on time and my bus didn't leave for another hour. All the other tours we went on were on time. I saw tour bus after tour bus from other companies leave and we are still standing there. ADRIAN was great though. Super attentive always checking to make sure we were ok and having fun. All the attractions were amazing. Swimming with the turtles was the highlight.


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