Xel-Ha Paradise & Tulum Mayan Ruins

7 hours | Cozumel | CZM-380
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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 (pronounced too-LOOM) 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.


Xel Ha Park:
One of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Mexico, Xel-Ha is the world's premier natural aquarium. The name Xel-Ha in the Mayan language means 'where the water is born,' and this enchanting lagoon offers visitors a true taste of paradise. The Maya considered these waters, fed by underground rivers and springs, to be sacred. Snorkel among rainbow-hued fish, float in an inner tube down subterranean waterways, swim in the tranquil waters, or simply while away the hours in a hammock gently blown by a tropical breeze. The flora and fauna are spectacular and best discovered along walking trails or by mini-train. Xel-Ha is an all-inclusive experience, and there are several inviting restaurants and bars on the premises. Lockers as well as ample amenities are provided.


What you see along the way:
Tulum is a quiet town in the Caribbean coastal state of Quintana Roo. Wind your way along rural roads, past charming villages and lush vegetation as you make your way via motorcoach to the cliff-top ruins.

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

At Xel-Ha take a photo with an iguana or toucan or while swimming in the mythical cove. Professional photographers are on hand to capture your adventure, and photos are for sale at the completion of the excursion.

Shopping:
Bring home memories of your adventure at Xel-Ha from any of the several stores that sell exclusive souvenirs, necessities and sundries.

Lunch:

A tantalizing array of Mexican and international dishes can be found in one of several restaurants, snack bars and buffets throughout the park. Food is all-inclusive, and original drinks are served at the bars or may be enjoyed in a comfortable lounge chair.

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.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Cozumel - Playa del Carmen

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
300
Travel time:
00:40
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Playa del Carmen - Cozumel

Transport type:
Motorized Vessel
Transport Capacity:
300
Travel time:
00:40
Air conditioned:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Debarking Tender

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:15

Boarding Motor Coach

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:10

Playa del Carmen - Tulum

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
01:00

Time at Tulum

Time at site:
01:20

Tulum - Xel-Há

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
00:20

Time at Xel-Há

Time at site:
02:15

Xel-Há - Playa del Carmen

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
01:00

Boarding Tender

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:20