Begin your day with an early-morning pickup from your central Tulum hotel in time for a 5am departure. Head straight for the Tulum Ruins and make the most of your early access to admire the impressive ruins before the tour buses and crowds arrive.
First, visit the ruins on a 1.5-hour guided tour, learning more about the ancient Mayan Civilization and the history of the walled city, which was once an important Mayan stronghold. Take in highlights such as the Castle, the Temple of the Frescos, and the House of the Cenote; admire spectacular views along the Caribbean coast; then enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to explore the ruins independently.
Continue to the Rio Secreto Nature Reserve and after meeting your guide and listening to the safety briefing, get suited up in your caving gear and venture underground to explore the natural caves. Follow the underground river, swimming or wading the turquoise waters, clambering through the rocky caves, and stopping to marvel at magnificent stalactites and stalagmites.
After an around 1.5-hour caving excursion, take a hot shower, then relax and re-fuel with a delicious buffet lunch.
Back in Tulum, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.