Beachside Adventures from Cancún to Tulum with Z

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Hero Z

Alohaaa! I’m Z, a crazy MIT student from NYC who loves exploring nature and going on spontaneous trips to see where the world will take me. This trip we will be going to Cancun and Tulum, Mexico!!! I’m so excited to finally take a break after how much this semester has shreked me and I hope come along! This trip will be relaxing, healing, and full of adventures! We will be exploring Riviera Maya, relaxing on its gorgeous beaches, diving into the mesmerizing cenotes, and visiting the various ruins. I AM SO EXCITED!

Duration

10 days · 9 nights

Travel Date

May 24 - Jun 2, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

3 - 6

Transportation

Van

Tour Price

USD 1,166
/ person
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Age range

18 - 21

Travel interest

Nature, partying, food, adventure

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Mexico>Beachside Adventures from Cancún to Tulum with Z

Explore the best coastal towns in Mexico on this 10-day journey from Cancún to Tulum with a special stop in Chemuyil. You’ll enjoy boutique accommodations, beachside fun, and activities such as a VIP adventure park excursion, watersports, a tour of the iconic Chichén Itzá archeological site, Tulum ruins tour, snorkeling excursion, and cenote swim. With ample free time to enjoy the sun and the sand, you’ll experience the best of Mexico on this beachside getaway!

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Hero Z

Alohaaa! I’m Z, a crazy MIT student from NYC who loves exploring nature and going on spontaneous trips to see where the world will take me. This trip we will be going to Cancun and Tulum, Mexico!!! I’m so excited to finally take a break after how much this semester has shreked me and I hope come along! This trip will be relaxing, healing, and full of adventures! We will be exploring Riviera Maya, relaxing on its gorgeous beaches, diving into the mesmerizing cenotes, and visiting the various ruins. I AM SO EXCITED!

Duration

10 days · 9 nights

Travel Date

May 24 - Jun 2, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

3 - 6

Transportation

Van

Mexico>Beachside Adventures from Cancún to Tulum with Z

Explore the best coastal towns in Mexico on this 10-day journey from Cancún to Tulum with a special stop in Chemuyil. You’ll enjoy boutique accommodations, beachside fun, and activities such as a VIP adventure park excursion, watersports, a tour of the iconic Chichén Itzá archeological site, Tulum ruins tour, snorkeling excursion, and cenote swim. With ample free time to enjoy the sun and the sand, you’ll experience the best of Mexico on this beachside getaway!

Timeline

  • Day 1 · Cancún
  • Arrive in Cancún
  • Transfer from airport to hostel
  • Check-in at Selina Hostel Cancún Laguna (or similar according to availability)
  • Free time
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 2 · Cancún
  • Breakfast (optional $9 at hostel)
  • Transfer to park
  • Visit Extreme Adventure Eco Park (snacks included)
  • Transfer to hostel
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 3 · Cancún
  • Breakfast (optional $9 at hostel)
  • Transfer to Chichén Itzá
  • Guided tour of Chichén Itzá (lunch included)
  • Cenote visit
  • Transfer to hostel
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 4 · Cancún
  • Breakfast (optional $9 at hostel)
  • Transfer from hostel
  • Jet ski and parasailing adventure
  • Transfer to hostel
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 5 · Cancún & Chemuyil
  • Breakfast (optional $9 at hostel)
  • Check out of accommodation
  • Transfer from Cancún to Chemuyil
  • Check-in at Magic Xcacel Tulum (or similar according to availability)
  • Free time
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 6 · Chemuyil
  • Breakfast
  • Free day for optional activities (see add-ons below)
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 7 · Chemuyil & Tulum
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Transfer from Chemuyil to Tulum
  • Check-in at La Posada del Sol (or similar according to availability)
  • Free time
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 8 · Tulum
  • Breakfast (not included in price)
  • Transfer from hotel to ruins
  • Tulum tour: ruins, snorkeling and cenote visit (lunch not included)
  • Transfer from cenote to hotel
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 9 · Tulum
  • Breakfast (not included in price)
  • Free day in Tulum
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 10 · Departure
  • Breakfast (not included in price)
  • Check out of hotel
  • Transfer from hotel to airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Cancún – the gateway to your epic Mexican adventure

Welcome to Cancún, known for its stellar beaches and infamous party scene. This spring break hot spot is a favorite for many, but there’s so much more to see! Upon arrival, head to your hostel, get checked in, and let your epic vacation in Mexico commence. Your hostel has a spacious pool and tons of outdoor areas to enjoy the Yucatán sun. Put on your swimsuit and let the fun begin!

Day 2

Get your heart pumping at the Extreme Adventure Eco Park

Good morning, adventurers! For your first full day in Mexico, we thought we’d have some fun! Enjoy a day at one of the top adventure parks in the area – the Extreme Adventure Eco Park. Here, you can experience ATV rides, zip-lining, cenote swimming with platform jumping, and much more. Your transfer will pick you up at your hostel and whisk you away into the jungle for a full day of exploration. With your VIP ticket, you can enjoy a 50-minute ATV ride, a zip-lining experience, cenote swim, and light refreshments along the way. After you take your transfer back to the hostel, you’ll have the rest of the day and night to enjoy the area. Head to one of the famed bars, grab some authentic Mexican food, or party it up at one of the iconic nightclubs in the Hotel Zone.

Day 3

Discover the hidden mysteries of Chichén Itzá on a guided tour, then swim in a hidden cenote

Good morning, adventurers! After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the hostel, head into the past to explore the ruins of an incredible ancient Mayan city that was once a powerhouse between 600 and 1200 AD. Take your transfer to the Chichén Itzá archeological site, famous for its gigantic step pyramid, and explore the ruins with a knowledgeable guide. As you wander the site, discover historic structures and learn about their uses and significance. Here, marvel at the intricate architecture that tells a story of a powerful empire that reigned for over 600 years! After a delicious Mexican lunch on the site’s property, we’ll travel to a hidden cenote — a natural swimming pool caused by a sinkhole. Draped with vines and flowers, this underground sanctuary is like nothing you’ve ever seen! Jump in the pristine waters and enjoy the sacred space of the ancient Mayans. From here, you’ll head back to the hostel where you can spend the rest of the day as you please. Have a chill night at the hostel bar or head into town and become a part of that Cancún fun!

Day 4

Get wet and wild on a jet ski and parasailing adventure

Rise and shine, adventurers! Today is guaranteed to be full of thrills! After breakfast, you’ll be picked up at your hostel and taken to the shoreline for two heart-racing activities. First, fly high over the ocean on a parasailing experience where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the natural sand bars, the Hotel Zone, Nichupté Lagoon, and Isla Mujeres. Soar over 200 feet in the air and see what the Caribbean has to offer. When you land, you’ll take to the waters on a jet ski experience. This 30-minute adventure on a shared ride will get your heart racing, as you glide through the waves atop the azure sea. This tour also includes access to changing rooms and showers to ensure you have everything you need for the perfect experience. From here, you’ll be taken back to your hostel where you can enjoy the Yucatán sun for the rest of the day.

Day 5

Travel to Chemuyil for some jungle fun

Today, you’ll take off on your next adventure in your transfer to the small village of Chemuyil. This beachfront region is far from the beaten path, acting as a quiet respite with white sand beaches, clear, shallow waters, and the Xunaan-Ha cenote. Not many know about this hidden gem, and you’ll get to stay in the heart of the area for two nights! You’ll check-in at a posh jungle retreat with pool, restaurant, and full bar to make this experience the best it can be. Enjoy the lush jungle backdrop and the disconnect from modern living, as you sink into this unique experience. You can ride bikes around town, enjoying the local food options and beaches, or hang back at the pool and soak up the sun in this tranquil sanctuary.

Day 6

Choose your own adventure in Chemuyil

Awake to another day in paradise! Enjoy breakfast at your posh jungle retreat then decide where the day will take you. You can always choose to lounge by the pool or ride a bike to the beach, but we also have a few other options, too! If you're looking for adventure, embark on an underground exploration at Rio Secreto. One of Mexico’s ecological highlights, the ‘secret river’ is a semi-sunken cave system with an underground waterway. Here, you’ll be able to hike, bike, and swim in the vast network, aided by your expert guide. You’ll see some jaw-dropping rock formations and meet some local creatures who’ve made this system their home. Once you’ve returned to the surface, you’ll have the pleasure of enjoying a delicious buffet lunch in the jungle before heading back to the hotel. If you’re looking to enjoy the outdoors but want a little less adventure, book a trip to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve for a true taste of wild nature. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an untouched heaven. Here, you’ll be in the company of thousands of species of flora and fauna and potentially meet some of the locals, including birds of prey, big cats, and crocodiles. With 1.3 million acres of land, the area houses over 100 species of mammals, nearly 400 birds, and over 500 different fish! Enjoy walking paths, boat rides, river floats, and lunch immersed in Mexico’s beauty. No matter what you choose, enjoy it to the max! (See add-ons below.)

Day 7

Journey to Tulum and enjoy the hotel’s private beachfront location

After a restful sleep, it’s time to pack up and continue on your journey through the Yucatán. Your next stop is in Tulum, a coastal city known for its pristine beaches and beautiful Mayan ruins. With nature parks, cenotes, and history at every turn, you’ll find something exciting and fun to enjoy during every moment at this next location. Your transfer will bring you to La Posada del Sol, a luxe beachfront retreat where you can check in, drop your bags, and start enjoying the sun and the sand. Head to the shoreline, grab a drink at the bar, and enjoy the various amenities the property has to offer.

Day 8

Embark on a journey through the Tulum ruins with a local guide

Today, you’ll experience the best of Tulum on a full-day excursion. After breakfast, you’ll head to the famed Tulum ruins, located on the cliffs overlooking the white-sand beaches of the Yucatán. This beautiful site features various structures to explore with a wealth of history to learn. Engage with the ancient Mayan culture through a local guide and immerse yourself in the magnificent history embedded in this place of antiquity. After your tour, you can explore the markets on site and grab souvenirs for yourself and loved ones back home.

Discover the beauty of the Mexican waters on a snorkeling adventure and cenote visit

Up next is a snorkeling trip where you can enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Yucatán. You’ll interact with marine life and see why everyone comes to this area of the world to dive. The last stop on our tour is at a secluded cenote where you can remove yourself from the tourists and explore nature. Listen to the jungle sounds as you float, splash, and jump in pristine waters of this ancient structure. After a magical day of adventures, take your transfer back to the hotel, freshen up, and head into town for dinner, drinks, and great company.

Day 9

Enjoy a free day in Tulum to rest, relax, and explore

Wake up at your own pace, eat breakfast at the hotel while overlooking the ocean, and enjoy a full day to do as you please in Tulum. Head to the shoreline and soak up that Vitamin D, book another excursion in the area, make your way into town for some drinks and souvenirs, or simply spend the day swinging in a hammock. With a full day in paradise to choose your own adventures, you’ll be living the good life under the Mexican sun!

Day 10

Say adiós to the Yucatán

This stellar journey from Cancún to Tulum is coming to an end with one final breakfast on the shoreline of Mexico’s pristine landscape. It’s time to check out of your accommodation and make your way to the airport for your next adventure. Whether you’re heading home or to another epic trip, we hope you had a great time and will travel with us again! Adiós!

Accommodation

  • Selina Hostel Cancún Laguna (or similar according to availability)

    Selina Cancún Laguna is in the heart of the Hotel Zone in the infamous city of Cancún. The property is right on the water and features an outdoor pool, coworking space, yoga deck, library, flower garden, cocktail bar, and wellness center. You don’t have to go far for great food, as the hostel’s on-site restaurant serves fresh fish and other Yucatán favorites with all the margaritas you can handle! Get settled in your private standard room where you’ll find cozy beds, personal charging stations, WIFI, and private en suite. From this great location, you have easy access to archeological tours, cenotes, the many boutiques, cafes, the wild nightlife, and so much more! Room type: Private standard room; double occupancy.

  • Magic Xcacel Tulum (or similar according to availability)

    Located in the small coastal village of Chemuyil, Magic Xcacel Tulum is a little slice of heaven within the jungle backdrop. The property features a stellar restaurant, swimming pool, and full bar, along with swings and hammocks to fully enjoy the scenery. The modern, boho feel extends to the rooms, each boasting garden views with access to the grounds and main terrace. On site, enjoy 24-hour front desk support, room service, Wi-Fi, and a delicious continental breakfast each day. Room type: Deluxe queen suite; two double beds.

  • La Posada del Sol (or similar according to availability)

    La Posada del Sol is situated on the shoreline of Tulum, cozied up to the golden sands and turquoise waters of the Yucatán. This exclusive boutique hotel was built to create unforgettable memories using eco-friendly designs and facilities. Throughout the property, you’ll find haute-bohemian huts and ancient ruins overlooking the Caribbean, with the modern amenities you crave, such as AC, Wi-Fi, and high-end en suites. Enjoy locally sourced meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner while you soak up the sun on the private beach. Room type: Garden room with terrace/balcony; triple occupancy.

Included

  • 4 nights at Selina Hostel Cancún Laguna (or similar)
  • 2 nights at Magic Xcacel Tulum (or similar)
  • 3 nights at La Posada del Sol (or similar)
  • Shared occupancy in accommodations
  • Airport/activity transfers
  • Transfers between hotels
  • Extreme Adventure Eco Park VIP experience (snacks included)
  • Chichén Itzá & cenote experience (lunch included)
  • Jet ski & parasailing adventure
  • Tulum ruins, snorkeling and cenote tour

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food not mentioned in inclusions
  • USD 10 dock fee for each passenger at jet ski/parasail experience
  • USD 13 fee for each passenger on Tulum tour
  • Personal expenses not stipulated
  • Optional add-ons
  • Gratuities

COVID-19 guarantee

We know many of you are yearning to travel, but also want to do it in a safe and enjoyable way.

To ensure your wellbeing, we’re working with each of our partners to ensure that exhaustive precautionary health and safety measures are in place. This includes reducing group sizes, incorporating more outdoor adventures, and closely monitoring the spread on the ground.

At the same time, we also know that this is a holiday for you and that you want to experience the best of each location, with minimal inconvenience. We’re confident that each of our trips will be both safe and enjoyable, but if we cannot keep to either of those promises, we will defer or cancel the trip if necessary and gladly issue you credit for a future tour to be used towards any tour within 2 years.

Available add-on

Upgrade to a single room in Chemuyil at Magic Xcacel Tulum

Looking for more comfort and privacy? Upgrade to a single room in Chemuyil for the duration of your stay.

Price: USD 73.90

Magic Xcacel Tulum

Upgrade to a single room in Tulum at La Posada del Sol

Looking for more comfort and privacy? Upgrade to a single room in Tulum for the duration of your stay.

Price: USD 193.93

La Posada del Sol

Journey to Rio Secreto for an underground adventure

Journey to Rio Secreto, one of Mexico’s ecological highlights. The ‘secret river’ is a semi-sunken cave system with an underground waterway. Here, you’ll be able to explore the vast network, aided by your expert guide. You’ll see some jaw-dropping rock formations and meet some local creatures who’ve made this system their home. You’ll hike, bike, and swim the day away! This add-on includes roundtrip transportation, buffet lunch, guide, and all activities/equipment.

Price: USD 129

Rio Secreto

Spend the day in nature at the Sian Ka’an Biosphere

Book a trip to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, an untouched place of nature, serenity and calm. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sian Ka’an remains one of Mexico’s best-kept secrets, but it won’t stay that way for long! Here, you’ll be in the company of thousands of species of flora and fauna, and potentially meet some of the locals, including birds of prey, big cats, and crocodiles. With 1.3 million acres of land, the area houses over 100 species of mammals, nearly 400 birds, and over 500 different fish! Here, you’ll take jungle walks, boat rides, and river swims in this pristine location. This add-on includes roundtrip transportation, lunch, guide, and all activities.

Price: USD 130

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 1,166
Per person