Best of Tulum in 1 Day: Ruins, Jungla Maya, Zipline, Lunch

When you are on vacation in the Riviera Maya, there’s more to explore than the beach. And for many people visiting Cancun and Playa del Carmen, a day trip to see our region’s Mayan ruins and jungle is a must. With Cancun Vacation Experts, you get the best things to do in Tulum: visiting the ruins, as well as a trip to the Jungla Maya Native Park. Here, you will zipline in the jungle, cave dive in cenotes, snorkel, and enjoy a filling Mayan lunch. Round-trip transportation from your hotel (in Cancun, Tulum, or Playa del Carmen) saves you more time to enjoy an action-packed day suitable for the whole family.

From $119 USD
Tour code: 96569

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Tour date*
Time
hrs
Adults*
(age 13-99)
Child
(age 4-12)
Infants
(age 0-3)
Booking totals:
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Free cancelation
 Up to 24 hours in advance

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Duration: 8 hours
Minimum age: 6+
Level: Moderate
  • We showcase what makes Tulum special. Our bilingual guides know Tulum well, and there’s much more to see beyond the beach and the ruins (but we visit those too!). 
  • Fresh, local ingredients are on the lunch menu. Along the Riviera Maya, our food goes beyond tacos and burritos. Taste traditional Mexican dishes and drinks prepared right before your eyes. 
  • Adventure in the Mayan jungle. Safely rappel into a cenote for snorkeling and swimming, and zipline through the jungle canopy. It’s fun for ages 6 and up!
  • Experience an ancient Mayan ritual. Cool off in a calming setting as a shaman performs a brief purification ritual. 
  • Safety is important to us. On our tours, we want travelers to relax and have fun knowing that we are following strict Covid and safety guidelines. If we change our itinerary for any reason, you’ll know in advance. 
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Included

  Round-trip transportation

  Professional guide

  Price of admission to Jungla Maya

  Buffet food

  Drinks

  Safety equipment

  Towels and use of showers

NOT included

  Gratuities (Optional)

  Alcoholic beverages

Hotel pickup along the Riviera Maya

Your day begins at the door of your Cancun or Playa del Carmen hotel, where your driver will be waiting for you to start the journey to one of the most important archaeological sites of the Riviera Maya: Tulum.

Explore the Tulum ruins

Admire the beauty of its architecture at the same time you discover the fascinating history of this ancient walled city perched along the clifftops

Enter Jungla Maya with an ancient Mayan ritual

It’s time to head into the jungle, to arrive at Jungla Maya Native Park. Here you will experience a brief Mayan purification ritual, performed by a native shaman. Upon entering a cool dark cave, lit with candles, the shaman blesses you with traditional prayers in Spanish

Cave snorkeling in underground rivers

The tour continues with a short, easy walk that will take you into the Mayan jungle, where you explore two of the longest underground rivers in the world: Sac Actun and Nohoch Nah Chich. Here you can swim and use provided snorkeling gear in the crystalline waters.

Rappel into a cenote and zipline in the jungle

An all-terrain truck is there to take you to your next adventure: a 40-foot rappel down into the Cenote Yaxmuul for a swim. An expert crew will help you descend into the cenote with a harness. There will also be time to glide through the treetops on three ziplines, ending in one more fun dip.

Lunch and depart for your hotel

After ziplining, a Mayan buffet lunch awaits for you on site in an open-air seating area. Reward yourself with all-you-can-eat helpings of rice, beans, meats, and vegetables. There will be time to use Jungla Maya’s showers and towels to clean up after a full day of activities. Leave the rest to us as we take you back to your hotel with a comfortable, safe and quiet trip.

  Comfortable clothes

  Closed-toe shoes

  Swimsuit

  Biodegradable sunscreen

  Biodegradable insect repellent

  Sunglasses

  Hat

  GoPro if you want pictures, cameras and phones not allowed

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Maximum weight allowed is 120 kg (264lbs), maximum waist line is 42 inches

Health Restrictions

  • Not suitable for expectant women
  • Not suitable for persons with serious medical conditions

COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures

  • Face mask required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available

Full refund for all cancellations that are made 24 hours before the service from the start or departure. • Cancellation the day of the services or after: You will be charged a 100% cancellation fee (no refund). • If travelers miss a tour, transportation, or attraction by failing to be on time and place: No refunds will be given. •In case of force majeure, or cancellation due to inclement weather, it may be rescheduled for another time or day according to availability.

How active do I need to be to take this tour?

This tour is meant to be suitable for ages 6 and up, and all activities are optional especially at the Jungla Maya Native Park.


How far is Tulum from Cancun?

The drive from Cancun to Tulum is about 75 miles, or 118 kilometers, on Highway 307. The advantage of taking a tour to Tulum is the round-trip transportation from your accommodations. Our Tulum Ruins tour also includes lunch, bottled waters, and entry to Jungla Maya, where you’ll have access to ziplining, snorkeling, hammocks, shower facilities, and more. Plus you get to sit back and enjoy the ride!


What do I wear in Tulum?

Our weather is warm and pleasant year-round, but expect hotter temperatures in the summer. On our tours, we recommend that you wear comfortable clothing, sunglasses, hats, and typically close-toed shoes for walking and exploring. We also recommend bringing water shoes and swimsuits, especially on this tour.


What is a cenote?

For us in Mexico, they are like natural swimming pools! Rain and underground rivers, such as the one that in Jungla Maya Native Park, feed these swimming holes. They are actually sinkholes that are the result of collapsed caverns. They are very much part of our history in the Yucatan, commonly used by our Mayan ancestors as a water supply.


How safe is it to rappel into a cenote?

On all of our Cancun and Riviera Maya tours that include ziplining, we work with experts in safety and equipment. Every time you take a zipline tour with Cancun Vacation Experts, you can expect safety briefings and careful attention throughout your experience.


What is Jungla Maya Native Park?

Jungla Maya is the main entrance to the the world’s longest underground river, part of the Sac-Actun system, and a true natural playground. There’s plenty to see and do for the entire family, ages 6 and up. Swim and snorkel through the Nohoch Nah Chiich cavern, rappel down the 40-foot (12-m) cenote called Yaxmuul. For those who want to get their adrenaline pumping, zipline through the stunning Mayan canopies. You’ll also experience a Mayan blessing here! All equipment and instruction is included in the price of admission. For Covid safety, staff wear masks at all times; food is packaged and prepared for individuals. Our expert tip: Bring your waterproof GoPro if you want pictures, phones and cameras are not allowed.


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