Snorkeling and Underground Cenotes Half-Day Adventure in Mexico

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Why we included this experience:

  • A fantastic snorkeling adventure over the world’s second-largest reef
  • Swim through a mysterious network of underground sinkholes off the Yucatan Peninsula.

Experience description

A gentle hike through a tropical forest leads you to the cenotes, limestone caves worshipped by the Mayan peoples who would place offerings inside them for the gods. Perfect for a spot of freshwater swimming, you’ll be equipped with a torch to take a closer look inside these deep sinkholes, and your guide will be on hand to explain their significance and how they were formed.

Returning to ground-level, a boat will take you to into the warm and crystal-clear Caribbean sea, where you’ll explore one of Earth’s largest coral reefs. Expect to encounter an astonishing range of colourful biodiversity, nature at its best. Sea turtles, squids, rays and a wide assortment of brightly-painted fish make this their home, and you may be lucky enough to see dolphins too!


  • Explore the hidden underground river caves of the Yucatan Peninsula and learn their mysteries
  • Fantastic snorkelling adventure over the world’s second-largest coral reef
  • Professional guides explain the region’s rich biodiversity
  • See all manner of marine life from lobsters to rays, squid to sea turtles and dolphins

What's Included:

  • Return transport from hotel
  • Snacks and soft drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guides
  • Equipment

Good to know:

  • Please bring a towel
  • Transportation from the hotels in Tulum. Pick-up is available outside Tulum, up to North of Playa del Carmen with an extra transportation fee.
  • Other pick-up points possible for a supplement
  • Tour only operates on Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Small group tours (maximum 10 people)

Experience details

For 1 person
All year
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Experience reviews: (2)


Loved the tour! It felt totally different than a commercial one. The guide was great, scuba was awesome and the Cenote was amazing!


This trip was wonderful! We were promptly picked up by our tour guide and since no one else booked a trip that day, it was just my partner and I, so it was basically a private tour! Our tour guide was so relaxed and extremely informative that he provided a lot of great info and tips as we were going to our destination. We first went snorkeling in a lagoon, which was so peaceful and had so many fish! Our guide just calmly signaled to us when he wanted us to see something special, like two rainbow parrot fish! Wow! Then we went to the underground cenote/cave. It was a cave on private grounds, again spectacular! We walked in with flashlights, walking and swimming our way through the cave, noticing a variety of the natural architecture plus some bats and tiny cat fish. It was the most peaceful tour we ever had. The guide helped us connect with the nature and energy of it all. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone seeking an amazing adventure and tour.


Carretera Tulum-Cancún, Xelha, Quintana Roo, Mexico