Tulum and Xel-Ha from Riviera Maya

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Tulum and Xel-Ha from Riviera Maya information and booking

from
$149
Duration
12 hours
Departs from
Tour commences with pick-up from Riviera Maya hotels. For hotels located in the Playacar area tour will pick-up at Plaza Playacar.
Returns to
Tour returns at approximately 7:00pm
Time of departure
7:00amHotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time
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Tour description provided by Viator

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.

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
  • Meals, open bar and soft drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Use of snorkel equipment, locker, towels, life vest and inner tubes

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)