Brimming with history and mystery, Mexico’s cenotes are geological formations comprised of spectacular caverns, underground rivers, sink holes, and crystal clear water. Considered portals to the underworld by the Maya, cenotes have inspired awe and captured the imagination for thousands of years. On this full-day tour, discover the history, archaeology, geology, and indescribable energy that has drawn generations to these mystic wonders.
On this stunning Tulum cenote tour, discover caverns, underground rivers, and open sink holes that fill the Mayan forests. Discover the region’s most enigmatic cenotes: Grand Cenote, Calavera, and Cenote Cristal. Considered portals to the underworld by the Maya, cenotes have inspired awe and captured the imagination for thousands of years, and continue to draw curious travelers from across the world.
Brimming with history and mystery, these underground geological wonders are home to spectacular rock formations, underground rivers, absolutely crystal clear water, archaeological discoveries, and even the ancient remains of animals and humans dating back to the Ice Age.
On this full-day tour, explore three of these spectacular cenotes with your passionate, bilingual guide. Discover the history, geology, and indescribable energy that has drawn generations to these mystic places.
Duration: 8:00 am – 13:30 pm
Start/End Location: Pick-up/Drop-off at your hotel in Tulum
Activity Level: Moderate. Includes biking, hiking, snorkeling, and swimming.
Availability: Only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Begin your Tulum cenote tour with 7:00 am hotel pick-up in Tulum and transfer to the local travel office. There, you’ll be outfitted with your bike, and set out along back roads to reach your first cenote of the day: Calavera. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to dive into the open, crystal clear water of the cenote. With spectacularly pure water and vines hanging from overhead, Calavera feels like a living fairy tale.
From Calavera onward to the Grand Cenote. The aptly named cenote is comprised of complex caverns, an underground river, open-air swimming holes, and resident wild turtles. Grand Cenote is known for its spectacular snorkeling, which you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy before crowds arrive later in the afternoon.
From Grand Cenote, you’ll hike along a 2.5 mile (4 kilometer) trail further into Tulum’s jungles. Here, you’ll leave the roads and crowds behind you to encounter abundant flora and fauna, and the off-the-beaten-path Cenote Cristal. Surrounded by lush vegetation, relax, swim, and eat a picnic lunch as you enjoy the sights and sounds of the jungle. End your Tulum cenote tour with transportation back to your hotel.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.