Tulum Ruins Tour + Xel-Ha Eco-Waterpark From Mayan Riviera
This is a great combination of the Mayan history at Tulum, the only archaeological zone in the area with views of the sea, and the natural beauty of the Xel-Ha inlet, a natural aquarium ideal for snorkeling.
The ruins of Tulum are perched high atop a cliff against the awe inspiring backdrop of the Caribbean sea. This archaeological site is one of a kind. Tulum flourished in late post-classical times with buildings dating back to the 12th century. It was once an important trading port and one of the few Mayan cities still inhabited when the Spaniards arrived.
You will take a guided tour of the ruins to learn about the secrets of the Mayans. Your guide will point out important sites, explaining the historical significance of buildings such as the castle, the Temple of the Masks and the God Chaac. Then you will drive 20 minutes back toward Cancun to the incredible natural aquatic theme park created by the Mayan gods themselves - Xel-Ha.
At Xel-Ha, you can enjoy the crystal clear waters of a spectacular natural aquarium, swim in creeks and lagoons, visit natural wells and ancient caves which are fed by underground rivers flowing out to the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Explore the underwater world by snorkel and come face to face with exotic underwater flora and fauna including curious rays and schools of angel fish.
Other (optional - not included in price) activities include cliff diving, rope swing diving, rope bridge walking, bicycling, kayaking, swimming with the dolphins, underwater breathing bubble, scuba diving and much more!
You will leave Xel-Ha when the park closes at 5:00pm.
Highlights of the Tour:
- Explore the Tulum ruins and snorkel in the crystal clear waters of Xel Ha
- Xel Ha is the only 'all inclusive' park offering lockers, towels and snorkelling equipment at no extra cost
- Food and drinks are also included
- Visit two fantastic places in one exciting day for an archaeological and ecological adventure