Tulum And Xel-Ha From Riviera Maya

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Tour commences with pick-up from Riviera Maya hotels. For hotels located in the Playacar area tour will pick-up at Plaza Playacar.
  • Return Details :
    Tour returns at approximately 7:00pm
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Venture to the mysterious ruins of Tulum on a full day trip from Riviera Maya and enjoy the view as you explore this abandoned walled city towering above the deep turquoise Caribbean sea. Afterwards, visit Xel-Ha, a beautiful natural aquarium, home to a large variety of colorful tropical fish. Here, you can learn to snorkel or simply sit in one of the beach chairs and soak up the sun. Transportation, entrance fees and all snacks are included.

Highlights

  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Free snacks included
  • Snorkel gear included
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

Tulum, the Walled City, is mounted high on the edge of a cliff. The abandoned city towers above the deep turquoise of the Caribbean and a beautiful white sandy beach. The city within the walls was only inhabited by the nobles, high priests and esteemed citizens such as astronomers, whereas the lower classes lived in simple wood and thatch huts beyond. The buildings in the city were originally covered with brilliant paintings and carvings stark white, deep red or vibrant blue, but only faint remnants of these now remain.

A guided visit of the site takes about 45 minutes. You'll then have some time at leisure to take photos of the picturesque views.

Then continue to Xel-Ha (pronounced shell-ha). Here, visitors can learn to snorkel and enjoy observing the fish at an arms length or simply sit in one of the beach chairs and soak up the sun! Xel-Ha is 15 minutes north of Tulum, ideally located to combine the day with a visit to the ruins. There are several restaurants in the park giving the option of arranging a group lunch in one of them or guests can be at leisure.

Inclusions

Bilingual Guide

Meals, Open Bar and Soft Drinks

Hotel pickup and drop off

Use of snorkel equipment, locker, towels, life vest and inner tubes

Entry/Admission - Tulum Archaeological Site

Entry/Admission - Xel-Ha

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off for Mayan Palace hotel/ Vidanta hotel in Riviera Maya

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking

Child prices are applicable for children under a certain height.

If a child is 40 inches (1 meter) or shorter, he / she is admitted free of charge.

If a child is between 40 and 55 inches (1 and 1.4 meters), the child rate will apply.

All children 55 inches and taller must pay the adult rate.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Sep-2016

    Had issues with the Voucher... may want to get that fixed with Viator and the local agent but other than that the tour and Xel-Ha were great.

  • 27-Jun-2016

    Great all day excursion! Could use more time at Tulum. Paper map at Xel-ha would have been helpful navigating park locations.

  • 06-Jun-2016

    Tulum was interesting but guides were of little value. Very little explanation and time was cut short. After a brief description the guides headed back to the air conditioned bus. Other guides from other companies were giving their groups detailed explanations of the site. Xel-Ha was fun but we were ready to return home before closing but you have to wait on everyone that is going to your area. Best alternative would be to hire drive or rent car and try it yourself.

  • 30-Apr-2016

    It was a hassle to get to person of contact .
    Was told not to bring good walking shoes by Catlynn,
    as there would not be a lot of walking !!! Told to buy extra skin protection that would not hurt the environment , at an extra cost of about 15 Canadian. Also no deal it was more expensive with ,,,,,,

  • 20-Dec-2015

    we were too hot in Tulum and dehydrated very quickly. my boyfriend was fine but I became sick. when we got to xel-ha it was amazing and I cooled off in the beautiful water and rehydrated in the restaurants. next time we are just going to xel-ha. Tulum was very nice and I loved learning about the mayans but it was just way too hot and humid.

  • 03-Nov-2015

    Had a wonderful day. Very tired when we got back to our resort!

  • 05-Sep-2014

    A good day out but the whole process of arranging the tour once in Mexico was very tiresome. It's a shame didn't provide the correct information and I also had to pay for local phone calls to arrange a voucher exchange. A good tour but honestly wouldn't recommend booking through Viator (sadly) as the process is much easier if booked locally. Nearly lost out in the excursion due to this problem. Needs to be sorted Viator. Very disappointing.

  • 03-May-2014

    The time spent in Tulum was short and only little information was provided. on the tour bus we only received information about Xel-Ha but, unfortunatley, not about Tulum. in addition, we did not get to know about a few helpful details in Xel-Ha, for example deposits and prices of extra-tours etc.
    Of course, Tulum is worth visiting, Xel-Ha is also a very nice and attractive place. But you will definitely not need a tour to experience these sites.

  • 20-Mar-2014

    Organized, efficient; tour guide was extremely personable and informative. Would recommended Viator.

  • 05-Jun-2013

    Good trip. However, the bus driver took a U-turn on the highway which halted high-speed traffic and made their tires screech. Would have liked a private van instead so that stops would not have to be made at 4-5 different hotels. The guide at Tulum was very informative and it was good to learn about the history of Tulum. Xel-Ha was fun and well worth the value. Very clean and organized.

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