Mexico: The Ultimate Tulum Experience with Dane

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Dane

What's up? I'm Dane and I'm the chillest guy you'll ever meet. Love that tropical warm weather, love the surf, love the sand, and love the sea! I've traveled to 14 countries so far and I'm totally excited to add Mexico to the list. As they say: the more the merrier! So if you wanna experience the awesome cenotes and amazing beaches in Tulum, if you love to make a splash, then you'll totally want to come along.

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Mar 6 - 10, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 16

Transportation

Van (Transporter Volkswagen or similar)

Tour Price

USD 560
/ person

Your Fellow Explorers

Age range

19 – 25

Travel interest

Relaxing, water activities, beaches & islands, photography

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Guide - Rutopia

In operation since 2017, Rutopia seeks to connect travelers with its network of hand-picked local hosts in Mexico to help guests discover the country through the eyes of its people. With a focus on customizing trips for guests so that they can enjoy authentic and transformative experiences, Rutopia is committed to ensuring you have an unforgettable time in Mexico. The team takes safety seriously — all destinations, activities, and hosts are carefully reviewed and verified remote assistance is provided every step of the way to ensure a smooth trip.

Very original trips that help the people of the communities you visit.

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Pilar Yanez

Fantastic Will do it again – My wife and I had a fantastic holiday in Mexico thanks to Marisol, Ana, Teresa and their colleagues & partners. The entire itinerary and arrangements were put together in less than 4 days. What we really liked about Marisol & her team was that they were only a message or a phone call away for any query/suggestion, etc. The trip was bespoke to the extent that Rutopia had kept in mind about our interests, food habits & executed bookings, tours. They were also very flexible in catering to last minute changes/requests. The team took upon them to ensure that our entire trip was comfortable & safe by taking care of even small stuff that one normally finds out post getting to a place. We would definitely like to use their services again !!

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Varadarajan

Super Easy way to plan a trip to Mexico – Jorge and Melina did a great job and I was very happy with my trip. On very short notice and in the high season, Jorge put together a perfect itinerary. I hate to plan and Jorge took all the work out of it. He put together a good balance of all the big, must see actvities.

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Mexico>Mexico: The Ultimate Tulum Experience with Dane

Enjoy the best experiences that Tulum has to offer on this unforgettable five-day trip to Mexico’s alluring Yucatán Peninsula. Tulum is all about sizzling Caribbean vibes, white-sand beaches, balmy breezes, and clear blue waters. Expect plenty of fun: visit multiple cenotes on a bicycle tour, explore cliffside ruins, travel to the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, and even swim in the incredible Chunyaxche lagoon. You'll also visit the iconic site of Chichén Itzá and swim in the Yokdzonot Cenote. Paradise awaits — you'll never want to leave!

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

Dane

What's up? I'm Dane and I'm the chillest guy you'll ever meet. Love that tropical warm weather, love the surf, love the sand, and love the sea! I've traveled to 14 countries so far and I'm totally excited to add Mexico to the list. As they say: the more the merrier! So if you wanna experience the awesome cenotes and amazing beaches in Tulum, if you love to make a splash, then you'll totally want to come along.

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Mar 6 - 10, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 16

Transportation

Van (Transporter Volkswagen or similar)

Mexico>Mexico: The Ultimate Tulum Experience with Dane

Enjoy the best experiences that Tulum has to offer on this unforgettable five-day trip to Mexico’s alluring Yucatán Peninsula. Tulum is all about sizzling Caribbean vibes, white-sand beaches, balmy breezes, and clear blue waters. Expect plenty of fun: visit multiple cenotes on a bicycle tour, explore cliffside ruins, travel to the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, and even swim in the incredible Chunyaxche lagoon. You'll also visit the iconic site of Chichén Itzá and swim in the Yokdzonot Cenote. Paradise awaits — you'll never want to leave!

Timeline

  • Day 1 · Tulum
  • Arrive at Cancun International Airport
  • ~ 2 hrs van
  • Check-in at Mayan Monkey Hostel and Bar (or similar according to availability)
  • Free afternoon – explore Tulum
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 2 · Chemuyil and Tulum
  • Breakfast
  • Journey to Chemuyil
  • Bicycle tour – visit multiple cenotes
  • Lunch (not included in price)
  • ~ 30 mins van
  • Tulum Archaeological Site tour
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 3 · Muyil and Tulum
  • Breakfast
  • Journey to Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve
  • Muyil eco-tour (lunch included)
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 4 · Chichén Itzá and Tulum
  • Breakfast
  • Private tour of Chichén Itzá (lunch included)
  • Visit Yokdzonot Cenote
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 5 · Departure
  • Breakfast
  • Free morning
  • Check out of accommodation
  • Transfer to Cancun International Airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Tulum — enjoy the sun, sand, and sea at one of Mexico’s hottest destinations

Mexico welcomes you with open arms! Upon your arrival at Cancun International airport, you'll meet your driver and be transferred via comfortable private transportation directly to your accommodation in Tulum. Tulum is a spectacular resort town on Mexico’s Caribbean coast that has held a fantastic reputation as one of the country’s hottest vacation destinations — we hope you’ve brought your sunscreen and sunglasses! Once you’re all checked in, you will have the entire day free to enjoy Tulum as you please. Discover the sights of this coastal town, famous for its imposing archeological site right by the sea, its many spectacular cenotes, and its collection of great restaurants.

Day 2

Journey to Chemuyil for a nature-filled bicycle tour — visit three awesome cenotes!

This morning, discover the off-the-beaten-path community of Chemuyil, a small beachfront town with gorgeous white sand and shallow waters. A local guide will greet you with delicious local fruit and tell you all about your adventure today. You’ll visit multiple locations to discover the natural beauty of the area, including three different cenotes. A project made possible by five young people from the community of Chemuyil who seek to preserve the cenotes that were so important to their childhood, the initiative allows travelers to experience the same magic and become one with nature. Ride through the charming town of Chemuyil on a bicycle and visit cenotes of different shapes and sizes. First, you’ll explore “La Cuevita”, an enclosed cenote where your guide will tell you anecdotes and stories of the place. Next, you will ride to an open cenote to enjoy some relaxing moments surrounded by abundant nature. With some luck, you might even catch a glimpse of endemic birds of the Yucatan Peninsula. Your third cenote is yet another open cenote of spectacular beauty. All of these cenotes are part of a system fed by the largest underground river in the world.

Discover the impressive Tulum Archaeological Site

After your bicycle tour, you’ll be taken to the ruins of Tulum to see one of the most famous archaeological sites in Mexico. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, your accompanying guide will tell you why these ruins played an important role in the maritime and terrestrial trade, as well as explain how it used to function as an astronomical observatory and a defense system for the Mayans. This ancient city sits in the middle of a type of mangrove ecosystem on a cliff facing the beautiful Caribbean Sea, making it a truly unique and spectacular place. From the archaeological site, you’ll have access to the Playa Ruinas (Ruins Beach). Don’t hesitate to jump in the refreshing waters for a swim here!

Day 3

Embark on a magical jungle tour to discover the hidden archaeological site of Muyil

Today, you will visit the Biosphere Reserve of Sian Ka'an (“a place where the sky is born” in the Mayan language). Enjoy a light snack upon arriving at the Muyil community center before you start your eco-tour. Your first stop is the little-known and mysterious archaeological site of Muyil, accessible via an interpretive trail surrounded by jungle. Trek the depths of the jungle until you reach the edge of the Chunyaxche lagoon and its turquoise waters. Here, you’ll take a small boat and pass through a water channel flanked with mangroves. After arriving at a small dock, you’ll have the chance to jump into the slow river for a beautiful and relaxing experience surrounded completely by nature! Reconnect with Mother Earth as you float slowly through the channels and listen to the soft sounds of the local birds and the gentle current of the water. At the end of your tour, trek back to the community center where a traditional meal awaits you — the perfect way to end your wonderful excursion.

Day 4

Visit Chichén Itzá and learn about Mayan history on a private tour

Today, you’ll get to explore the famous Mayan archeological site of Chichén Itzá with a private guide. Recently named one of the seven wonders of the modern world, this indigenous city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the iconic Temple of Kukulkán aka El Castillo. Discover the incredible history of the Mayan people and marvel at the architecture that tells a story of a powerful empire that reigned for over 600 years. There are 26 structures to explore including El Castillo, the Observatory, The Temple of The Warriors, and the Mayan Ball Court to name a few. The tour will end with an authentic Mexican lunch that will prepare you for your next stop on a day filled with adventure.

Travel to the Yokdzonot Cenote and enjoy a swim

After lunch, your guide will take you to the Yokdzonot Cenote, a lesser-known sinkhole that offers a relaxing experience away from the other tour groups. This cenote was turned into an eco-tourism site in 2005 by a group of women from the town who wanted to help others experience the healing function of the turquoise waters. In the past, cenotes were the main water supply and a reason to develop cities and settlements in the surrounding areas. However, the Mayans also believed that these underground caves were connected to the gods and were deemed sacred spaces. Take a swim in this magical sanctuary and honor the history of the Mayan’s care for these natural places. You’ll leave feeling aligned and rejuvenated!

Day 5

Enjoy your last morning in Tulum before heading home

It’s your last morning in paradise. In this part of Mexico, you can experience some of the most beautiful sunrises, so we suggest you wake up early, sit on one of the beaches, and watch the dawn break across the horizon. After breakfast, you will have a free morning to relax. At the scheduled time, your private transportation will pick you up to take you to the airport for your flight back home! Hasta luego!

Accommodation

  • Mayan Monkey Hostel and Bar (or similar according to availability)

    Mayan Monkey Hostel and Bar is a trendy, laid-back hostel located in Tulum, about 15 minutes away from the beach by bike and just a few blocks away from the best bars and restaurants in town. The hostel is a crowd favorite amongst party-goers and often features live music acts and events. Its strategic location also makes it a great base from which to explore Tulum’s best attractions. The hostel features a swimming pool and a bar and restaurant. Dorm rooms feature comfortable bunk beds with privacy curtains and lamps each, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and an ensuite bathroom. Room type: 12-bed dorm or 8-bed dorm.

Included

  • 4 nights at Mayan Monkey Hostel and Bar (or similar)
  • Shared occupancy in accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Cenote bicycle tour
  • Visit to Tulum Archeological Site
  • Muyil eco-tour at Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve (lunch included)
  • Chichén Itzá private tour (lunch included)
  • Visit to Yokdzonot Cenote
  • All entrance/park fees
  • Private transfers to/from airport and excursions
  • Local English-speaking guide for activities
  • Taxes (excluding Environmental Tax and Visitax)
  • 24/7 guest support

Not included

  • Flights
  • All meals not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Visitax and Environmental tax

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.

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 560
Per person