Depart from the Main Pier in Cozumel (ticket not included) and enjoy a serene sail to mainland Mexico. Climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan at the pier in Playa del Carmen and relax during the journey to Tulum. Feel your jaw drop as you approach the dramatic sight of the ruins and marvel at the jagged cliffs that tumble into the crashing waves of the Caribbean Sea.
Greet your guide and commence your 45-minute exploration of significant sites within Tulum. Learn about how the city was only inhabited by nobles, high priests and esteemed citizens, and visualize the bright and beautiful former decorations of the buildings. Enjoy some relaxed leisure time in which you can wander the archeological site independently; ensure you capture the spectacular contrast of the bright beach and deep turquoise ocean on camera.
Then, return to the minivan and continue to Xel-Ha, a natural aquatic park on the Riviera Maya. Learn to snorkel and observe colorful troves of tropical fish; stroll atmospheric jungle trails in search of diverse wildlife; or simply sit on the beach and admire the stunning coastal panorama. Feel the sun soothe your skin before grabbing lunch from a selection of local and international restaurants, then return to the minivan to be dropped-off back at the Playa del Carmen ferry station to take the ferry back to Cozumel.