- Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned van from most hotels in Cancun and Playa del Carmen
- Professional eco guide
- Entrance to archeological site, cenotes and Yalku
- Snack on board our vans (bottled water, fruit and crackers)
- Snorkeling gear
- Life jacket
- Bottled water
- Minimum Age: 8 years
- Not recommended for guests with limited mobility
- Guests must be relatively fit and must be able to swim
- For safety reasons, we do not recommend participation on any snorkel activity if you have respiratory problems, injuries, back/neck issues, heart conditions, or conditions that can cause loss of consciousness
- Comfortable shoes
- A change of clothes
- Biodegradable sunscreen
- Water shoes
- Extra money for souvenirs and snacks
09:00 – Arrive to Tulum Archeological site.
09:15 – Tulum guide tour.
10:00 – Free time to enjoy the beach and the site on your own.
10:45 – Depart to the cenote
11:10 – Swim in the cenote
12:00 – Depart to Yalku
12:30 – Arrive to Yalku and snorkel activity.
13:30 – Depart to lunch.
14:00 – Lunch
15:30 – Depart to hotels.
Q. Do I need to be able to swim?
A. Yes, you must have basic swimming skills. It is important to be able to swim or float without a lifejacket.
Q. What if I have never snorkeled before?
A. No problem, our snorkel guides will show you how to use the equipment and take you to the best locations.
Q. Do you have prescription masks?
A. Yes, please notify an Adventure Advisor at the time of booking for your tour.
Q. Do you provide snorkeling gear?
A. Yes. We provide clean lifejackets, snorkels, masks and fins.
Q. Can I use sunscreen?
A. Sunscreen contains harsh chemicals that can contaminate the cave and harm its fragile ecosystem. To help keep our cenotes thriving, please use the sunscreen labeled “biodegradable” and apply at least 20 minutes prior to entering the water.
Q. Is the life jacket mandatory?
A. Yes – life jackets are mandatory at all times you are in the water.
Q. How deep are the cenotes and what temperature is the water?
A. The average temperature is 24-25° C (77° Fahrenheit). The depth varies greatly from one section to another. You will always have a life jacket and you will be accompanied by your guide.
Q. Is there wheelchair access?
A. It is possible, however it is not recommended because the floor is very uneven, rocky and in some parts, with stairs.
Q. Is it possible to swim at the beach found in the ruins?
A. Yes. At the end of the tour, you will have free time and can swim at the beach (except when sea conditions do not allow it).
Q. Is there a cost to bring cameras?
A. Non-professional cameras are permitted at no cost. Video cameras, GoPro, tablets and selfie sticks have a charge, which is paid directly at the box office. The use of professional photography equipment is strictly prohibited – including tripods.
Q. What if it rains?
A. We have umbrellas available for sun and / or rain.
Q. Do children pay?
A. Yes, child pricing applies to ages 8-11 years.
TULUM CENOTE TOUR AND YAL KU SNORKELING ADVENTURE
Get ready to enjoy a day full of history, culture and adventure! Walk through the mysterious and ancient city of Tulum. Get familiar with the most majestic and best-preserved ruins of the Mayan culture alongside an expert guide who will explain the details of this ancient Mayan trade center. Listen to the alluring tales of past times and picture the town when it was bustling with Mayan people!
After the guided tour, take your time journeying through the archaeological site on your own, or jump into the ocean from the hidden beach behind the Mayan castle at the foot of these fascinating ruins.
At our next stop, jump into a unique cenote (or natural sinkhole). Cenotes are found in only a few locations worldwide, and here in the Mayan Riviera, they form the longest chain of underground rivers in the world. Explore the impressive caves and ancient rock formations. A rare and fascinating learning experience.
Continue your journey as you wade into the most beautiful estuary, where fresh water from the underground rivers combines with salt water from the sea to create a dazzling environment teeming with aquatic life. Beautiful, colorful and lively, the shallow rock-reefs are the perfect area for snorkeling making Yal-ku a hidden gem along the Caribbean coast.
Finish your adventurous day by basking in the sun as we treat you to a delectable, beachside lunch.