Meet a driver at your hotel in Playa del Carmen between 6am and 6:30am, then begin the 39-mile (62-km) trip to the Tulum archeological site. A light breakfast of fruit, cookies, and juice will be served along the way.
Upon arrival at the historic city, learn a bit about the daily lives and beliefs of the ancient Maya, who used this strategic location on the Caribbean coast as part of a vast trading network. Follow the guide on a tour of Tulum’s temples, pyramids, and fortifications, including some with colorful frescoes preserved across hundreds of years.
Following your Tulum tour, continue to Grand Cenote, an underground swimming hole with fresh water, trailing vines, and otherworldly formations of stalactites and stalagmites. The final stop of the day is Playa Paraiso—that’s “paradise beach”—where you can spot bright fish, vibrant corals, and other marine wildlife while snorkeling a coral reef. This 7-hour tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Playa del Carmen.