See the famed archaeological site of Tulum from two perspectives'by land and by sea'during this private, full-day tour from Cancun. Take a personalized tour of the ancient Maya ruins, then head out into the Caribbean Sea for a snorkeling adventure on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. For lunch, travel to a traditional Mexican 'rancho' in the heart of the rain forest. Sample regional specialties at the ranch as you get a feeling for what modern Maya life is like. Round-trip, private transport from your hotel is included.
Between 8am-9am, meet your personal guide in the lobby of your Cancun hotel. With just you and your party, travel by private vehicle to the famous Tulum ruins ' a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. Explore the ancient city'the only Maya ruins located on a beach'and imagine what life was like for the Maya who lived there centuries ago. Learn about structures like The Castle and the Temple of Frescoes from your guide before seeing the ruins as the ancient Maya did when they arrived into port: by boat.
Admire Tulum from your new viewpoint out at sea as you depart for a few hours of snorkeling on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Using the provided snorkeling gear, paddle through the clear waters to see a large variety of tropical fish and other marine life in their natural habitat.'
Cap off your tour with a visit to a Maya rancho (ranch) located deep in the rain forest. Sit down to a buffet lunch with dishes typical of the region like cochinita pibil (spicy pork), nopales (cactus), and guacamole.'Say farewell to your guide at the end of 8 hours, when you are dropped back off at your hotel.