(TE33) Snorkeling with turtles in Akumal, Tulum and Cenote Tortugas

Tour and private guide

10 to 12 hours

All entrances

Private transportation

Pick up and drop off hotel

Tour brief description

Tour for to two to 15 persons from Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum and Riviera Maya.

In first place we’ll do snorkeling in warm waters full of sea fauna in the Akumal bay. We’ll have the privilege to swim from the beach with a certified guide and watch this wonderful aquatic world. We assure you that sea turtles will be the stars of this experience, although you’ll also see fishes and stingrays.

Next will be the archaeological Mayan zone of Tulum, a beautiful site in the Caribbean shore where you can appreciate old buildings from 1,500 years ago. Old temples dedicated to Mayan deities stand out. A travel to the past that won’t dissapoint you.

Later, we’ll go to the Cenote Tortugas, where we can swim, jump into the water from small platforms and refresh in four kinds of cenotes: one open, two semi open and one more, with a passageway to a cavern, all four with crystalline water, where you can see turtles and fishes.

In every moment our certified guide we’ll explain you the stories of the place, the curious details, the development and the importance of every site.


The unit price decreases according to the size of the group.

Departure Time

7:30 a.m.

  • Pick up and drop off in your hotel.
  • Snorkeling in Akumal beach.
  • Entrance to archaeological zone of Tulum.
  • Entrance to Casa Tortugas cenote.
  • Driver.
  • Private guide.
  • Private transportation.
  • Box lunch.
  • Bottled water and snacks in transportation.
  • Souvenir.
  • Face mask and sanitizing gel.
No Included
  • Tips.
  • Lifejacket rent (obligatory).
  • Lockers rent.
  • Video and photography permission in museums, archaeological zones and attractions.

Spanish, English.

Additional information
  • Before the tour start you must show your ID to the guide.
  • During September there is no service due to the reproductive turtle season.
  • For a better experience, we recommend you to visit Akumal from May to August.
  • Use tennis or comfortable shoes.
  • Use flip flops in aquatic activities.
  • You must bring swimwear and towel.
  • You must bring a change of dry clothes.
  • Use sunglasses.
  • Use sun block and hat.
  • You must have the physical condition to walk up to 180 minutes. (with breaks).
  • Spanish and English languages don’t have an extra cost.
  • We don’t do surprise stops in any store to force you to buy handicrafts.
  • We strictly respect the itinerary.
  • We don’t sell you anything aboard or in the tour.
  • If during the tour the maritime authorities decree a prohibition of navigation due to bad weather at sea, the experience will be canceled for the safety of all visitors and the tour will continue, without reimbursement of the maritime experience.
  • Confirmation will be received by email at the time of booking.
  • Infants under 2 years of age are free of charge, but must travel in the arms or on the legs of their parents. (please inform us in the notes).
  • Babies (over two years old) and young children must have their own seats.
  • A infant car seat available per tour, (please request it).
  • The unit price decreases according to the size of the group.

(TE33) Snorkeling with turtles in Akumal, Tulum and Cenote Tortugas


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Pax Per person
02 $445.03 USD minivan
03 $379.35 minivan
04 $346.51 USD minivan
05 $326.8 USD minivan
06 $316.14 USD minivan
07 $306.41 USD minivan
08 $299.1 USD minivan
09 $293.42 USD minivan
10 $288.88 USD minivan
11 $293.27 USD large van
12 $289.5 USD large van
13 $286.31 USD large van
14 $283.57 USD large van
15 $281.2 USD large van

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Snorkeling with turtles in Akumal

In the middle of Riviera Maya, there is a place called Akumal, that means “turtles places” and is a sea fauna sanctuary. Here, the sightings are very common, because this place has all the conditions for the turtles to live happily.

We’ll give you all the necessary equipment to snorkeling, and from the beach, in well bounded zones and guided by and expert, you’ll swim inside the bay in calm, blue and crystalline waters, and with a little patience, right in front your eyes, will appear the famous turtles of Akumal. The route lasts one hour. You’ll also see fishes and stingrays.

Tulum archaeological zone

We’ll visit the most famous Mayan city of the Caribbean, that means ‘wall’ and delimits the city by north, south and west. On east there is the Caribbean, from where the first Europeans were impressed to see the city while navigating in this turquoise color waters.

We’ll cross the wall to the archaeological zone, and from the entrance, we’ll see this beautiful city built over a cliff in where stand out the main avenues, palaces, temples and mainly, the castle, that is the biggest edifice just before an exit to the Caribbean.

We’ll know the importance of this city as a marine and land trade city. We’ll tell you about the importance and secrets of this civilization, while you delight with its wonderful sea views and colors.

Casa Tortugas Cenote

Our tour continues to a wonderful set of four cenotes with fresh and crystalline waters, where we can swim with sea fauna, jump from some platforms, snorkeling and, in some moments, feel like aquatic adventure paleontologists or just kids, balancing in a swing while we see the transparent waters.

The Campana cenote is semi open, where you can see stalactites, stalagmites and strange sone formations.

Wisho cenote has a little passage to a cavern, where you can see fossils that speak of the millenary geological history of this region.

Tres Zapotes cenote is big and wide open with crystalline waters, 100 meters long, where you can happily swim, enjoy the marine fauna and blue sky at the same time.

In Jaguar cenote, you must be a little reckless, because the challenging access to this semi opened cavern to see the stone formations, fossils and big and deep tree roots.

The tour ends taking you back to your hotel.

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