TULUM MAYAN RUINS, CENOTE SWIM & LUNCH

8 hours | Cozumel | CZM-115
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Points of Interest

  • Mayan Ruins
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Mayan Temples of Tulum:
One of the best preserved Mayan ruins, Tulum is an ancient pre-Columbian Mayan kingdom rising high on the 15-meter-high cliffs above the Caribbean Sea. Tulum means 'wall,' and this protected, walled city was one of the very few of its kind that the ancients built and one of the last inhabited by the Maya, surviving almost 70 years after the Spanish occupation of Mexico. Its main temples are 'El Castillo,' The Temple of the Descending God, The Temple of the Water and the Temple of the Frescos, which showcases lavish figurines and was used as the observatory to study the movement of the sun.

Cenote (sinkhole):
Cenotes are naturally formed sinkholes in the Earth's surface once used by the ancient Mayas for sacrifices and offerings. They are particularly associated with the Yucatan Peninsula, and the water that fills the cenotes can be either fresh or salt water. These naturally forming pools vary in size and structure, and their waters are very clean and are considered therapeutic.


What you will see along the way:

Tulum (pronounced too-LOOM) is a quiet town along the Caribbean coast of Quintana Roo. Wind your way along rural roads, past charming villages and lush vegetation as you make your way via motorcoach to the clifftop ruins.


Photo Opportunity:

Stop for a 'selfie' at the famous Tulum lookout with the magnificent temples and bright blue Caribbean Sea as a backdrop.

Lunch:
Discover the process of making handmade tortillas and enjoy them with a typical Mayan lunch. Savor the authentic flavors of chicken pibil, pork poc-chuc and tasty side dishes. Your meal is accompanied by Mexican salsas, guacamole, tortillas, and unlimited flavored water and coffee.

Special Notes:

Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, hat, and reef-safe/biodegradable sunscreen (no other kind of sunscreen is allowed in the water). To avoid sunburn, bring light, long clothing suitable for use as a cover-up. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Guests prone to sea sickness are advised to take preventative medication prior to boarding the ferry.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

FERRY TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Travel time:
00:40

BOARD BUSES

Time at site:
00:15

DRIVE TO TULUM

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Travel time:
01:00

GUIDED OVERVIEW OF TULUM

Time at site:
01:45

DRIVE TO CENOTE PARK

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Travel time:
00:15

SWIM AND LUNCH AT CENOTE PARK

Time at site:
02:15

DRIVE TO PLAYA DEL CARMEN

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Travel time:
01:00

BOARD FERRY

Time at site:
00:10

RETURN TO SHIP

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Travel time:
00:40