Private Deluxe Tulum & Akumal

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For those who only have limited time this great expedition that combines Mayan Culture and the natural experience of snorkeling with wild turtles.

Tulum’s pre-hispanic name was Zama, which means “dawn”; most archaeologists believe this is due to Tulum’s geographic location, perched on a cliff looking eastwards upon the Caribbean Sea, allowing for a full appreciation of the sunrise.Tulum was not as important economically, militarily, or religiously as Cobá or other sites to the west like Chichen Itza, Uxmal, and Palenque; however, its spectacular and unique location allow for unforgettable photography!

Akumal means in native Mayan language “Place of the Turtles” and for years it has been a sanctuary for these ancient and endangered mariners. Today it is fascinating to learn how these animals have adapted to the local fishermen and tourists; they are not shy at all and exhibit “friendly behavior” swimming intrepidly with snorkelers, divers, and visiting tourists.

The Deluxe tour offers luxury Vehicles, a la carte lunch, all entrance fees, snacks, cold scented towels, Certified Guide + Driver and more flexibility.


You will be picked up in your hotel lobby by your expert guide and privately transferred in a deluxe vehicle to Tulum (1‐2 hours depending on your hotel location).

After your expertly guided visit you may opt to take a refreshing swim into the turquoise Caribbean sea (weather and sea conditions permitting). You then will head north to Akumal (:20 mins) for a close encounter with the mythical, graceful, and endangered Sea Turtles of this enchanting coast.

After the snorkeling excursion you will be treated for a delicious a la carte lunch based on seafood and fish by the beach before returning to your hotel. (:30 mins – 1:30 hrs depending on your hotel location).



Tentative Time Table for this Expedition:

07:30 Meet your Tour Guide and private Transfer from your Hotel to Tulum – 1:00 – 2:00 hours depending on where your hotel is located.
08:30 Arrive to Tulum and start visit – up to 1:30 hours.
10:00 End of visit and transfer to Akumal ‐ 20 minutes.
10:30 Snorkeling with Turtles. – up to 1:30 hour.
12:00 End of Snorkeling tour and time for lunch.
12:10 Lunch up to 1 hour.
13:20 Return to Hotel – up to 40 minutes.
14:00 Arrive to Hotel.

Important Notes

– Following our recommended start time below, you will avoid the peak visitation hours.
– Following our recommended start time below, you will avoid the mid‐day peak temperatures.
– Our expedition offers you a fully private service which offers flexibility to prolong your visit, enjoy an extended lunch.

This expedition includes:

– Certified expert bi‐lingual Guide and additional driver
– A la Carte Lunch at Akumal with non‐alcoholic beverages
– Cool bottled water throughout the expedition
– Entrance fees to Tulum; Snorkeling Excursion in Akumal with certified guide
– Ground transportation in Deluxe Vehicles as mentioned above.

This expedition does not include:

– Gratuities for your Tour Guide and Drivers
– Towels
– Items of a personal nature

What should you bring with you?

Comfortable walking shoes – preferable close toed shoes (no flip flops); sun blocks; sun glasses; hat; camera and money for optional gratuities & souvenirs.


Have you taken this tour before? If so, please send your testimonial to [email protected]

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