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Be ready for pickup at your hotel in Cancun (6:30am) or Playa del Carmen (8am). Bring a towel, swimsuit, extra clothes, and biodegradable sunscreen. Hop on the bus and relax during the ride to the Tulum ruins, arriving around 9am. 

Take a guided tour of the Tulum archaeological site with a certified guide, touching on all the most important landmarks in the complex. Learn that the original name for Tulum, Zamá, means 'sunrise' in the Mayan language, appropriate for this seaside fortress on the eastern shore of the country. Spend some free time strolling the grounds and snapping photos of the impressive structures. 

The tour's next stop is a local beach, where you will arrive around 11:15am. Get kitted out with snorkel gear and spend the next 45 minutes or so exploring the underwater world. Take in views of the vibrant coral reefs and resident tropical fish, then dry off on the sunny beach before heading back to your hotel for drop-off.
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Ruins of Tulum
Akumal Beach
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Combine a visit to the Tulum ruins with a snorkeling session along Mexico's Caribbean coast, on this 3-hour trip from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Entrance fees, use of snorkeling equipment, and round-trip hotel transportation included.
  • 3-hour tour of Tulum ruins and snorkeling along a coral reef
  • Guided tour of the archaeological ruins
  • Free time in Tulum to explore and take photos
  • Pickup and drop-off at Cancun and Playa del Carmen hotels
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Day trip

The ruins are fabulous and our guide at this one was great, but be careful on the main bus trips as they always catch you out on these excursions giving you a sob story about children, then get you to by unwanted gifts 😱

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 8 July 2018
A nice day out but needs improvement

My husband and I booked this half day trip out as part of our honeymoon as I was very keen to see the turtles i'd heard so much about at Akumal Bay! After A LOT of research into finding the right tour, we decided to...More

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Ocean Tours C, Customer Care at Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing Ocean Tours, We really appreciate your positive comments also the negatives to improve our service & will be share with our crew specially with Cora & Tony. We hope to have the pleasure of serve you in the near future. Thank...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018
Amazing Experience!

Silas was our tour guide and it was amazing!! We were picked up on time and Silas made sure that we had the best experience! He was always checking up on us making sure we didnt miss out on anything. He even sat with our...More

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Ocean Tours C, Customer Service at Ocean Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thank you for choosing Ocean Tours, We really appreciate your positive comments & will be share with the entire team. We hope to have the pleasure of serve you in the near future. Thank You Very Much! Kind Regards Iliana Diaz Ocean Tours

Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile
Excelente Tour!!!

Viajamos en un grupo de 7 personas. 3 adultos mayores, 2 adultos y 2 niñas de 11 y 6. Tuvimos una excelente experiencia. Como mi grupo es grande, nos demoramos un poquito en llegar al punto de encuentro, pero a pesar de ello, desde el...More

Thank Macarena C
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile
Great day

Our tour was perfect. Cora was our tour guide very friendly and nice person. She was all the time with us explaining everything about what we were going to do. The snorkeling in the sea was a nice experience and we had the chance to...More

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