This is the ultimate combination of nature, culture, and adventure! Visit the archaeological site of Tulum, the beaches of Akumal, and the ecological reserve of Tankah. Start the day off snorkeling with the endangered Green and Loggerhead sea turtles in the Akumal sanctuary (Mayan for “Place of The Turtles”). Cozy up to these gentle creatures while you swim past schools of colorful tropical fish near the second longest coral reef barrier in the world. Relax in a hammock and look up towards the treetops in Tankah, a modern ecological reserve and ancient Mayan city.
For those that are looking for a thrill, zip line through the jungle and above a giant open cenote for a guaranteed adrenaline rush! After the zip line, venture closer to the heart of the forest and canoe through the open cenote. If you’d prefer a more hands on approach, you can opt to either swim in their refreshing waters or you can dive from the top! Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll have exquisite food cooked by the villagers themselves, one of our favorite parts of the tour!
Then, a guided visit to the archaeological site of Tulum, considered one of the most beautiful Mayan cities in the Yucatan Peninsula, will end the tour. Placed on the backdrop of the stunning blue ocean, this small but picturesque city is believed to have been the most important trading port of postclassical Mesoamerica and one of the last major cities still inhabited by the Mayans when the Spaniards arrived. Your Local Guide will give you all the intriguing history and details. Come and enjoy an unforgettable adventure that will leave you exhilarated and educated.
I was born and raised in Monterrey, México. I've been in love with my country, its traditions, and its prehispanic cultures since I was a kid. When I first learned about the ancient cultures of Mexico, I was fascinated and sought out any archaeology, Maya, or Aztec book I could get my hands on. I also love nature so much that, in my youth, I would take long hikes in the mountains that surround my hometown, sometimes camping out for a whole week. There’s nothing I love more than a bonfire under a sky full of stars. Deciding to experience other cultures, I moved to California for 4 years and was immersed in the diversity of American culture. I loved getting to meet people from all over the world. It was an experience that widened my view of the world and showed me the differences in people’s histories and languages. I then traveled around the U.S., Cuba, Belize, Spain, and Honduras.
When I finally returned to Mexico, I moved to the Yucatan peninsula because I had always dreamed of its beaches and wanted to be closer to Mayan culture. Moving to Cancun was a dream come true. Its coast is beautiful, its jungle lush, and its Mayan heritage strong. After that, I fell in love with Playa del Carmen and decided to move here after a few years because of its small town atmosphere and the diversity of the people that pass through. I traveled around a lot of Mexico, but still have a lot to explore and learn. I've called the Yucatan Peninsula my home since 2008 and wouldn't trade it for anything.