Private Half-day Tour to Tulum and Turtle Observation
Duration: 5 hours Easy
Why we love this tour
You will swim with the turtles in their natural habitat and explore the Mayan culture!
- Swim with the turtles in their natural habitat
- Mayan ruins right by the Carribean Sea
- Private guide at the Tulum ruins
- Viewpoint from the citadel
Your English-speaking local expert will be waiting for you at your hotel or airbnb lobby from Riviera Maya (between Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen) with a great smile at 7.00 a.m. (We can change the pickup time if you wish but we recommend these times because we want to arrive early, avoid the crowds and the midday sun.)
We will arrive at the Tsúuk natural park at 8.00 a.m. We want to be the first to arrive there and the first to jump in the water!
On the way to the site and during the tour your local expert will tell you several stories about Mexico, the Riviera Maya, Mexican traditions, local life and also about the Akumal area. Your private local expert will answer all your questions as well as giving you space to relax and, if you prefer, to sleep during this 60-minute ride.
The name of Akumal comes from the Mayan - "a place of the turtles". This bay is famous for being the home of three different species of turtles: loggerhead, green and hawksbill. Turtles are swimming in the sea a few meters from the beach. Once you are ready, your guides will take you into the sea where you will find the turtles in their natural habitat. By regulation, the time to swim with the turtles is around 60 minutes. Due to the protection program, we are not allowed to stay longer inside the sea, but you can stay on this beautiful beach if you want.
After Akumal, we will head to Tulum. This is the only Mayan ruin right by the Caribbean Sea, a perfect option for those who want to be dazzled by an incomparable scenery of Mayan culture. We will arrive to this ancient walled city at 10.45 a.m.
Its current name, Tulum, means “between walls”, so literally your guide will open the doors of these walls to contemplate the immensity of the Caribbean Sea, where the water flashes in 7 shades of blue. You can admire the view from the viewpoints of the citadel. This is the perfect place to take a picture and to share the beauty of Mexico with your friends..
After an active morning, you will have a big appetite and if you want, we can take you to a local authentic restaurant in Playa del Carmen. This simple place will immerse you in the flavors of Mexico. Fresh fruit, enchiladas, tacos de guisado or any other food: it's your choice. If you don’t want to eat in a restaurant, no problem; we will take you back to your hotel or Airbnb as fast as possible so that you can continue enjoying the rest of your day in the pool or at the beach.
Need to know before you go
What you should bring:
- Comfortable shoes
- Towels & swimsuit
- A big smile!
This tour can be customized according to your requirements and at your own pace.
The van has plenty cold bottles of water for you to take.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour starts.
Pick-up and drop-off at Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, plus any hotel or airbnb in the Riviera Maya
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