Starts in: Riviera Maya | Available: Every Tuesday and Friday
Guided Tour
Air Conditioned Transport
Entrance Fees Included
6 hour tour
$115/ person
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Mayan Underworld Tour from the Riviera Maya Highlights


Learn about the importance of cenotes to Mayan culture - thought to be portals to the underworld


Swim and snorkel in the Caribbean ocean where, if you're lucky, you'll see stingrays and sea turtles


Visit a private cenote - a cave of spectacular beauty with a collapsed ceiling, letting in natural light


Take a delicious vegetarian lunch with your small group and handpicked local guide

Why we chose this tour

Our Mayan Underworld Tour from the Riviera Maya is a fantastic way to learn about the importance of cenotes and the ocean to Mayan culture. Swim and snorkel your way through the Caribbean ocean, marveling at both a coral reef and the vast array of fish and underwater species that make this sea their home. Visit a unique cenote - an underwater cave of incredible beauty. See impressive limestone formations and learn about the importance of these caves to Mayans, thanks to the impressive knowledge of your local guide. Wade through the water into the heart of the cave, where you can swim in the natural light from the collapsed ceiling above. Finally, enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch before heading back to your hotel. Our Mayan Underworld Tour from the Riviera Maya leaves with guaranteed departures.

If you love swimming and being in the water, you’ll love our Mayan Underworld Tour from the Riviera Maya. Even better, you’ll get to learn about the importance of water to the local Mayan culture from your expert local guide who will be with you on this tour. You’ll get to swim and snorkel in the tropical waters of the Caribbean ocean, observing the local coral reef in an impossibly beautiful bay. You and your small group will also be treated to a private tour of one of the region’s most beautiful cenotes. Cenotes hold particular significance to the Mayans, and it’s impossible not to see why when you visit. They are underwater caves of spectacular beauty, complete with limestone formations and collapsed ceilings that let in natural light, highlighting the impossibly blue water below. This is an amazing experience, guaranteed to be a highlight of your trip.

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Mayan Underworld Tour from the Riviera Maya Itinerary

7:00-7:30 - Pickup from the Riviera Maya
  • You will be picked up from your hotel at the Riviera Maya.
Guided Mayan Underworld Tour
  • Join a small group and a local guide who will introduce you to the waters surrounding the Riviera Maya.
  • Snorkel in the Caribbean ocean, taking in the vast array of fish that call this ocean home. You may even catch sight of a stingray or sea turtle.
  • Take a private tour of a local cenote - an underwater cave filled with magnificent limestone structures and gorgeous waters.
  • These caves play a large part in traditional Mayan culture, as they were thought to be portals to the underworld. Hear all about them as your local guide tells tales about both ancient and modern times.
  • Walk through the water until you arrive in deeper water, where you can swim to your heart's delight, under the collapsed ceiling which lets in natural light.
  • Take a delicious vegetarian lunch before heading back to your hotel.
14:00-14:30 - Drop off at the Riviera Maya
  • You will be dropped off at the same location you were picked up from.
NB - all timings on Mayan Underworld Tour from the Riviera Maya are approximate
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Important Details

Pick up from Tulum Downtown, Tulum Hotel Zone, Tulum Beach
Transportation to and from your hotel
Fully guided tour
All necessary equipment: Snorkel, mask, adjustable fins and waterproof lamps
Vegetarian lunch, snacks & water
Entrance fees
Pick up from hotels outside of Tulum can be arranged for an extra cost - The extra needs to be paid the day of the tour in cash.
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Walking shoes & comfortable clothes.
Bathing suit, sun glasses, towel, camera, binoculars
Sun protection (bio degradable, but preferably clothes to aid with sun protection)& Insect repellent (eco friendly
Essential Information
Please advise your accommodation name in order to arrange the pickup
Zone 2: Bahia Principe to Puerto Aventuras $10 per person
Zone 3: Puerto Aventuras to Paradisus Playa del Carmen $20 per person
Zone 4: Sandos Caracol Playa del Carmen to Playa Maroma (Iberostar Gran ParaĆ­so) $30 per person
Zone 5: Playa Maroma (Vidanta) to Cancun Airport Area $40 per person
Basic swimming skill required (life jackets provided)
Not recommended for highly claustrophobic people (the roof top inside the cave is around 6 meters high with smaller sections)
The minimum age required for the tour is 5 years old.
Please note that there are no ATMs in the area, vendors do not accept card payments either. . It is customary to tip guides and equipment in the field as a thank you for excellent service.
Physical requirement: Low
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