Tulum and Xel-Ha from Cozumel

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Tulum and Xel-Ha from Cozumel information and booking

from
$149
Duration
11 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from the Main Pier, Cozumel
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:45pm
Time of departure
6:45am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Visit the mysterious ruins of Tulum and enjoy the view as you explore this abandoned walled city that towers above the deep turquoise of the Caribbean. Then 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!

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.

What's included

  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance to the park
  • Use of snorkel gear
  • Lunch
  • Soft drinks and beer

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional activities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Ferry ticket