Tulum, Cenote & Snorkeling Tour

$149 USD-30%

$104 USD

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Tulum, Cenote & Snorkeling Tour

  • 6 and a Half Hours

  • Families

  • Free Cancellations

  • Min 8 years old

  • Best Price Guarantee

  • Moderate

Prepare yourself for adventure to the max with our Tulum cenote and Yal Ku snorkeling tour! Start by marveling at the crumbling architecture of the ruins of Tulum. This pre-Columbian Mayan walled city is situated on tall cliffs that back up to the ocean for an incredible view! Continue your journey to a fresh-water Mayan cenote (or natural sinkhole) and jump in the brisk waters for a guided eco-tour.

Navigate through breathtaking caverns as you explore the ancient rock formations up close. Go on a snorkeling discovery at the gorgeous Yal Ku where saltwater meets freshwater to create a habitat brimming with aquatic life, and finish your day relaxing on the beach with a delicious lunch at the Punta Venado beach club.

Pristine Snorkeling — Protected From the Rough Sea

While there are many snorkeling options in the greater Cancun area, few are more unique or more breathtaking than snorkeling in Tulum in the waters of Yal Ku as well as the cenotes in the area. These beautiful, naturally-occurring bodies of water are found inland, tucked away from the currents of the sea. Unique in their geology and dazzling in their array of marine life, Yal Ku Lagoon and the cenotes near Tulum offer a truly one-of-a-kind swimming experience.


On our Cenotes Tulum tour, you’ll get the opportunity to explore the popular cenotes near Tulum firsthand with state-of-the-art safety equipment and the expert guidance of our tour leaders. We’ll show you some of the most incredible and easily-navigable Cancun underwater caves while ensuring your safety at every step. We’ll also visit Yal Ku Lagoon, a large, shallow cenote famous for its marine inhabitants—including sea turtles, tropical fish, and more!

About Yal Ku and the Cenotes of Tulum

Thousands of years ago, ocean levels began to drop to where they are today. The movement of water over centuries created holes and gaps in the landscape, some of which were close enough to oceans to retain water. These connected yet mostly landlocked bodies of water are known as cenotes. The greater Cancun region is home to a number of popular cenotes famous for their natural beauty, incredible geologic formations (including easy-to-explore underwater caves), and abundant marine life. 


Yal Ku Lagoon, one of the largest cenotes in the region in terms of surface area, is home to a wide range of wildlife and provides safe snorkeling in Tulum for swimmers of all ages. You’ll get the chance to snorkel at Yal Ku on our Tulum, Cenote & Snorkeling Tour here at Cancun Adventures. Learn more about all that our tour includes below, and book with us today!

What's included in this tour

  • Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned van from most hotels in Cancun and Playa del Carmen
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Entrance to archeological site, cenotes and Yalku
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Life jacket
  • Bottled water
  • Buffet lunch at the beautiful and exclusive Punta Venado beach club

What do you need to know before you book

  • Minimum Age: 8 years
  • Not recommended for guests with limited mobility
  • Guests must be relatively fit and must be able to swim
  • For safety reasons, we do not recommend participation on any snorkel activity if you have respiratory problems, injuries, back/neck issues, heart conditions, or conditions that can cause loss of consciousness

What to bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel
  • A change of clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Repellent
  • Hat/Cap
  • Water shoes
  • Extra money for souvenirs and snacks

FAQ

Do I need to be able to swim?
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 an Adventure Advisor at the time of booking for your tour.
Do you provide snorkeling gear?
Yes. We provide clean lifejackets snorkels masks and fins.
Can I use sunscreen?
Sunscreen contains harsh chemicals that can contaminate the cave and harm its fragile ecosystem. To help keep our cenotes thriving please use the sunscreen labeled “biodegradable” and apply at least 20 minutes prior to entering the water.
Is the life jacket mandatory?
Yes - life jackets are mandatory at all times you are in the water.
How deep are the cenotes and what temperature is the water?
The average temperature is 24-25° C (77° Fahrenheit). 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 very uneven rocky and in some parts with stairs.
Is it possible to swim at the beach found in the ruins?
Yes. At the end of the tour you will have free time and can swim at the beach (except when sea conditions do not allow it).
Is there a cost 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 if it rains?
We have umbrellas available for sun and / or rain.
Do children pay?
Yes child pricing applies to ages 8-11 years.

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