Tulum & Cenote Private Tour

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Tulum & Cenote Private Tour

  • 3 and a Half Hours

  • Everyone

  • Min 8 years old

  • Moderate

Immerse yourself into Mayan culture with a Private Cancun Underground River Tour!

Our private Tulum and Cenote tour gives you the chance to immerse yourself in two of the Riviera Maya’s top destinations: the archaeologically significant Tulum ruins and the area’s famous cenotes. Our guides will take you deep into the heart of the Cancun jungle, where the ancient and fascinating world of the pre-Columbian, Mayan culture comes alive in stunning ruins standing guard over the blue waters of the Caribbean. After you stroll through history, you’ll swim in the crystal water of the Mayan underground cenotes in a private half-day tour that packs a lot in and is sure to leave you breathless.

Travel Back to the 13th Century in Tulum

The vibrant history and culture of the Mayan civilization come alive as you stroll around and through some of the most well-preserved and majestic ruins in Mexico. Your knowledgeable, bilingual guides will open your eyes to the past as they share not only facts about the Mesoamerican civilization that once occupied these lands, but also colorful stories of what life in the past was really like.

Tulum was a city with a purpose - a thriving seaport that traded in jade and turquoise - but it is also shrouded in mystery. It was the only Mayan city built on the coast and important enough to be one of the few protected by a wall, yet we don’t know how long it was inhabited. Many of its buildings were built so that their orientation coincided with the movements of the stars, though it’s not clear why this is the case.

Perhaps spending time investigating Tulum’s mighty limestone seawall that has stood for nearly a thousand years or the Castillo perched on the edge of a 12-meter cliff will inspire you to hypothesize about why the inhabitants needed such protection. Or perhaps you’ll just bask in the beauty of the murals in the Temple of the Frescoes. After all, these questions and others have remained unanswered despite an in-depth study by archeologists.

Explore Tulum’s Underground Rivers

After you immerse yourself in the rich Mayan history at Tulum, we’ll take you and your group to explore some of Mexico's most beautiful and expansive underground caves. Cenotes are pristine underground rivers and pools formed millions of years ago when the waters receded from the Yucatan Peninsula. What was left behind was a network of fascinating cave formations, including impressive stalactites and stalagmites, and other intricate and ancient rock formations.

Your Private Cancun Underground River tour guide will take you into these cave formations with all safety gear to walk through tunnels and into caverns that will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. And once you’ve seen all there is to see in the cenotes, you mull over all the wonders you have witnessed in just one day.

Book a Private Tulum & Cenote Tour and discover the Mayan world at your own pace!

The advantage of exploring Tulum on a private tour is that you can go at your own pace, spend as much time swimming at the impressive underground cenote, take a break at any moment, and, of course, our Certified Guide will be entirely dedicated to answering your questions and revealing all of the greatness of this amazing Mayan city and the civilization behind it.

Enjoy a Tulum & Cenote Private Tour starting at $ 590 USD for 2 passengers. Please see the chart below for larger groups. Contact our Travel Advisor and start planning your private tour to Tulum and a Mayan cenote at 1-866-854-3460 or info@cancun-adventure.com.

Excursion Rates:

  •   2 passengers: $  590 USD
  •   4 passengers: $  710 USD
  •   6 passengers: $  840 USD
  •   8 passengers: $  970 USD
  • 10 passengers: $  1,090 USD
  • 12 passengers: $ 1,220 USD

What's included in this experience

  • Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned van from most hotels in Cancun and Playa del Carmen
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Entrance to archeological site and Tulum underground river
  • Water

What do you need to know before you book

  • Recommended for ages 8 and above
  • This underground river tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Round-trip transportation is included from select hotels exclusively for our guests who book their tours at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Please consider additional traveling time from your hotel to this Tulum tour, depending on your hotel’s location.
  • Please bring a refillable water bottle, as single-use plastic bottles are not allowed within the archaeological site.

What to bring

  • Swimsuit under your clothing
  • Towel
  • A change of clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protective clothing
  • Hat
  • Water shoes
  • Waterproof Camera
  • Extra money for optional purchases
  • Please bring a refillable water bottle, as single-use plastic bottles are not allowed within the archaeological site.


Do I need to be able to swim on this underground river tour?
Yes you must have basic swimming skills. It is important to be able to swim or float without a lifejacket.
What if I have never snorkeled before?
No problem our snorkel guides will show you how to use the equipment and take you to the best locations.
Do you have prescription masks?
Yes please notify your Adventure Advisor at the time of booking your tour.
Do you provide snorkeling gear?
Yes. We provide clean life jackets snorkels masks and fins.
Can I use sunscreen?
Sunscreen contains harsh chemicals that can contaminate and harm the fragile ecosystem. To help keep wildlife thriving please use sun-protective clothing.
Is the life jacket mandatory?
Yes - life jackets are mandatory at all times when you are in the water on this excursion.
How deep are the Tulum cenotes and what temperature is the water?
The average temperature of these Tulum cenotes is 24-25° C (77° F). The depth varies greatly from one section to another. You will always have a life jacket and you will be accompanied by your guide.
Is there wheelchair access?
It is possible however it is not recommended because the floor is uneven and rocky and there are areas without wheelchair ramps.
Is it possible to swim at the beach behind the ruins?
Yes. At the end of this private underground river tour you will have free time and can swim at the beach (except when sea conditions do not allow it).
Is there an additional charge to bring cameras?
Non-professional cameras are permitted at no cost. Video cameras GoPro tablets and selfie sticks have a charge which is paid directly at the box office. The use of professional photography equipment is strictly prohibited - including tripods.
What happens if it rains?
We always bring umbrellas that can be used for sun and/or rain.
Is there child pricing?
Yes - child pricing applies to kids ages 8-11.