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Cancun, Mexico
Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
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Overview

Uncover the Mayan mysteries of Tulum and the aquatic majesty of Xel-Ha on this exciting full-day excursion from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Gain fascinating insight into the ancient archeology of Tulum on a guided tour with an expert guide; capture fantastic photographs of the rugged Caribbean coastline and atmospheric ruins; and see a colorful tableau of tropical marine life in the alluring Xel-Ha aquarium. Enjoy a fun-filled family day out with this wonderful tour.
  • All inclusive day trip to Tulum and Xel-Ha from Cancun and Playa del Carmen
  • Explore the abandoned city of Tulum which is located on the azure backdrop of the Caribbean Sea
  • Visit the Xel-Ha aquarium for an up close look at tropical aquatic animals
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Cancun and Playa del Carmen hotels

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Learn about local ancient history and then cool off at an aquatic theme park on this combo tour.
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Guided tour at Tulum
Food and beverages in Xel-Ha
Lockers, towels and snorkel equipment at Xel-Ha
Hotel pickup and drop off
Gratuities
Water activities
Return drop off service to Courtyard by Marriott and Secrets Excellence Playa Mujeres hotels
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
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7:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Meeting point in Cancun will be at "Pasteleteria".
Depart from your Cancun or Playa del Carmen hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and admire the Yucatan scenery as you travel towards the ancient ruins of Tulum. Due to its its prominent position on the Caribbean coast, the city of Tulum played a prosperous and pivotal role in Mayan civilization; hear about the archeological site’s rich history as you enjoy a tour of the city with an expert archeological guide. 

Gain insight into the historical significance of god Chaac and gaze at awe-inspiring temples and castles testament to the power and prosperity of the Mayan empire. After thorough exploration, return to your comfortable coach and travel to the natural aquatic theme park of Xel-Ha. 

Immerse yourself in the marine magnificence of the park by snorkeling in crystal clear Caribbean waters and exploring subterranean cenotes. Recline in a luxurious beach chair and soak up the sunshine or flounder in a shimmering lagoon. Satisfy an appetite for adventure by trying exhilarating activities like cliff diving, rope bridge walking and kayaking. 

Return to your coach at a time pre-arranged with your guide and travel back to your hotel in comfort.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hotel Zone
Pick up on air-conditioned buses from most of the hotels will start. ( If your hotel is not listed you will be provided with the closest meeting point).
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tulum Archaeological Site
The first stop will be at one of the most important Mayan archeological zones which are the only in front of the Caribbean Sea, you will get access and guided tour where you will learn about the main structures, history, and life of the Mayan culture.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Xelhá
You also will have access to Xel-Ha Park to enjoy nature and jungle of the Mayan riviera such as unlimited snorkel in the inlet and river, hike through jungle paths, unlimited food, and domestic open bar, rest area with hammocks, dressing room, bicycles, the experiences include also snorkeling equipment, life jackets.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Hotel Zone
Once the tour finished we will drop you off at your hotels.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Child prices are height dependent. Children over 4.6 feet (1.4 meters) pay the adult price. Children between 3.2 feet (1 meter) and 4.6 feet (1.4 meters) pay the child price. All children under 3.2 feet (1 meter) travel free provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Please note: the distance between Cancun and Tulum is approximately 1.5 hours. The distance between Tulum and Xel-Ha is only 10 minutes. You will spend approximately 5 hours at Xel-Ha and around 1.5 hours in Tulum.
  • Comfortable lightweight clothing
  • Good walking shoes or sneakers
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Biodegradable sun block
  • Swimming suit
  • Extra change of clothing
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Cancun Vacation Experts
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun.

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star-3
Tulum Xelha
Pam_G
, Jun. 2021
Having been to both Tulum and she'll Hall 30 years ago it was somewhat disappointing this time. Shell Hall has become such an amusement park that the waters were no longer clear and the giant parrot fish that it is famous for were nowhere to be found. As an avid snorkel and scuba diver I found it to be a disappointing experience. Perhaps it would be okay if you had never been in the water. Our guide at Tulum only spent about 15 minutes with us and then told us the rest of it was way too much time at one location.
star-5
Great! But too short!
Rachel_T
, Aug. 2019
Xel-Ha needs a whole day!! I for sure want to go back to Xel-Ha again! The tour was great! But I strongly advise to go in Dec, Jan, and Feb.. not as hot!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Loved this excursion. Our guide was...
Sarah J
, Oct. 2017
Loved this excursion. Our guide was amazing and full of lots of fun facts. WE loved Xel-Ha and would visit this park again..
star-5
Everything in Tulum and Xel-Ha was...
Diego M
, Jul. 2017
Everything in Tulum and Xel-Ha was Amazing!! Highly recommend this tour
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Comfortable buses, water bottle with...
Jennifer_H
, Apr. 2017
Comfortable buses, water bottle with lanyard provided, engaging and knowledgeable guide.
star-5
What a great day! Pick up from hotel...
Nickyla_M
, Oct. 2016
What a great day! Pick up from hotel went very smoothly, comfortable and very clean bus transportation to Tulum. Extremely knowledgeable and entertaining English and Spanish speaking guide at Tulum. The afternoon at Xel-Ha was fantastic. A great place for adults and kids alike. Great facilities, but still very eco-friendly and natural. Highly recommend this day trip to anyone staying in the Cancun/Riviera Maya area.
star-5
Great tour. Bus stuff was fine...
Richard_R
, Aug. 2016
Great tour. Bus stuff was fine, just necessary logistics. Tulum was beautiful. Xel-ha was great. Only small complaint was the brackish water at Xel-ha. It creates an odd distortion that hampers pictures. But great park, the split of Tulum and Xel-ha was just right
star-4
Xel-ha was awesome.. Tulum was too...
Rita J
, Apr. 2016
Xel-ha was awesome.. Tulum was too crowded. Transportation was good and guides were good.
star-5
Tulum is worth seeing. Xel-Ha is the...
Jacob S
, Feb. 2016
Tulum is worth seeing. Xel-Ha is the main attraction. I swam from the sea, upstream, for what seemed to be a mile. Beautiful experience. Saw many fish and a stingray.
star-5
Tulum was magnificent! We had a...
Marco_M
, Jan. 2016
Tulum was magnificent! We had a fantastic time at Xel-ha, definitely a must try!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-1
Very interesting place tour guide...
Ron.gehrke
, Oct. 2015
Very interesting place tour guide couldn't not of cared less to show us anything and couldn't speak English very well so it made it very hard to understand anything he was explaining
star-5
This was a very good tour. Tulum is...
Linda K
, Oct. 2015
This was a very good tour. Tulum is a beautiful place to go and visit Mayan ruins. Xel-Ha offers the best snorkeling spot where you can see tons of fish and don't have to worry about currents. We even had a couple of non-swimmers in our group and they were able to sit on the steps and watch the fish swim around their feet. Definitely recommend this tour!
star-4
Excellent trip, but in hindsight...
Simon L
, Oct. 2015
Excellent trip, but in hindsight should have spent a day in each. Also, the extras at Xel-Ha should be made more obvious at time of booking as the prices for other activities are quite high.
star-5
This is an amazing tour!!! Tulum is...
Vicky B
, Sep. 2015
This is an amazing tour!!! Tulum is fascinating and Xel-Ha was wonderful - I would go back there all the time if it wasn't an 11 hour flight away! Its very scenic and the water activities like the zip lines and lazy river are so fun. With this tour we had all-inclusive food which was actually really yummy in the restaurants we tried.
star-1
So, in the Important Info...
Costel R
, Aug. 2015
So, in the Important Info tab/section it is stated Departure time 7am hotel pickup between 6:30am and 7am. I asked Viator to be picked up last from our groupbut instead, the night before the trip, I got scheduled to be picked up at 6:15am! Anyway, I missed the tour. :-
star-2
Tulum and Xel-Ha are both excellent...
Daniel R
, Jul. 2015
Tulum and Xel-Ha are both excellent sights that are well worth seeing, however I wouldn't recommend doing them in this tour. The transportation was a complete shambles. We were picked up from our hotel in a small van and two of us were crammed into the front seat along with the driver with no explanation of where we were going. They took us to a nearby processing centre where all the different tours were being assembled. We were then allocated out to another bus, which we assumed would take us to Tulum and then Xel-Ha. Sadly not - first it dropped some people off at Xcaret Park, then it went to Xel-Ha to drop others, hung around there for a while, and finally went on to Tulum. Overall I would say we wasted 1.5-2 hours with all of this. By the time we had done Tulum and then got to Xel-Ha, we only had about 4.5 hours to enjoy the park which wasn't nearly enough to see all the attractions and make use of all the included food and drink options. Go to both these attractions but if you're going to do them in the same day then find a better tour than this one.
star-1
The transportation never showed up...
rnjen88939566
, Jul. 2015
The transportation never showed up to our hotel. We had confirmed with them the morning before our trip and let them know what hotel we were staying at. The excaret experience team with the red shirts took us there after calling the company that we had paid. The mix up was the name of the hotel. Our transportation showed up at the oasis cancun, not the grand oasis Palm. This was the second time nobody showed up at our hotel to take us to the planned excursion site. Very unhappy.
star-4
Family thought this trip was great...
Harold N
, Jun. 2015
Family thought this trip was great too. Francisco was our guide and would recommend him to others. Snorkeling was way better here than at Garrafon. If you do Tulum which I would recommend if you came there to see history this will reduce time spent on activities at Xel-ha so keep that in mind.
star-5
Love it. I recommend taking the...
Danny O
, Jun. 2015
Love it. I recommend taking the bikes to the beginning of the river. Great smirking! Service was very nice. All kinds of activities while cruising down the River. Tulum was very interesting. Love all the history behind it. Our tour guide was very informative when we were There.but slept on the drive
star-5
The Tulum and Xel -Ha all inclusive...
Tenecia M
, Jun. 2015
The Tulum and Xel -Ha all inclusive trip was one of the best excursions if you are staying in Cancun, Riviera Maya or Playa Del Carmen. You cant beat that it all inclusive and round trip transportation from your hotel is included. Tulum was our first stop and it was impressive to see how well preserved the Mayan ruins have been kept. Our tour guide David was very knowledgeable on the Mayan People and how they lived. He even quizzed out group on certain aspects of history. I do recommend taking bug spray, sunsceen and an umbrella because there is very little shade and a lot of walking. David did provide us with water at the beginning of our tour. Of course people are selling all of these items once you get there for a nice price but you will need the bug spray. After Tulum, our next stop was to Xel- Ha. This was truly a lot of fun in the sun. The staff, food and drinks were awesome. Lockers, towels and snorkel gear was all included. Snorkeling was so much fun and just floating in the river was really relaxing. We hopped on the bikes feeling like a kid again and met Deer on the trail. That was an eye opener. It was really breathtaking to see some people swim with the dolphins and with the stingrays. The tour through the cenote was adventurous. If this is your first time visiting I do recommend both trips to get the experience and history of the Mayans. If you just want the fun and adventure, then just book the all inclusive Xel-Ha trip. You will not regret the fun and food that you will have while there.

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