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Courtesy of Absolute Adventure Mexico, experience an amazing 1 day private tour for 2 people to the Tulum Ruins, followed by a swim and snorkel in a cenote along with lunch at a local restaurant (lunch includes soft drinks and beer, but excludes cocktails and strong alcohol). Tour includes: pick up from hotels in Playa del Carmen only, and is valued at approximately $258 USD / £185 GBP*.

Prize stay dates: to be booked at least 15 days in advance and taken between 01 April to June 30 or 01 September to 30 November 2018, subject to availability.

When it comes to the Riviera Maya in Mexico, there are two things every visitor simply must do: visit one of the area’s impressive Mayan archaeological sites and take advantage of its breath taking natural beauty. And we have the perfect solution to do just that: the exclusive chance to enjoy a private guided tour of the Tulum ruins, followed by a swim in a cenote of your choice and a delicious lunch at a Mayan restaurant in the jungle, all courtesy of Absolute Adventure Mexico.

Absolute Adventure Mexico is a private tour agency and dive center operating in the beautiful city of Playa del Carmen in Mexico. Their mission is to provide clients with safe, high-quality adventure tours, covering a wide range of exciting activities in the Riviera Maya. Tours include: visits to ancient Mayan ruins, ATV and zip line tours, snorkelling trips, scuba diving as well as bespoke tours that can be created just for you.

The Tulum Ruins, Swim & Lunch Tour has been planned to avoid the crowds, so you can have a much more personal experience. The tour starts with a visit to the Mayan ruins of Tulum, one of the most important Mayan archaeological sites in existence. It was primarily used as a trading hub, where everything from precious stones to chocolate and textiles were traded.

Due to its prime coastal location, it also offers some of the world’s finest views of the Caribbean Sea. As you explore the ruins, your guide will point out highlights like the main temple and the impressive Temple of the Frescoes, where you can see ancient Mayan artwork.

The next stop is one of the Yucatán Peninsula’s famous cenotes, underground caves that formed from rainwater eroding limestone for centuries. One of the best ways to enjoy the natural beauty of the Riviera Maya is to go snorkelling in cenote in their crystal clear waters.

It’s a fun, relaxing activity that is perfect for everybody since there are no waves or current to contend with. The professional guides will also provide all the equipment you need. Best of all, the cool, refreshing water is one of the best and most beautiful ways to escape the constant heat for a while.

After you’ve fully explored the cenote, the tour will end by stopping at a local restaurant in the jungle where you can enjoy a delicious traditional meal.

General info:
Duration: 6/7 hours
Physicality: Easy
Age: All ages
Snorkelling: Basic swimming skills required. This excursion suits everyone from novices to experts.

Which cenote will you visit? As you can see in the pictures, you have several cenotes, you will have to choose one of them with your guide.

Mobility: We can adapt this tour for people with disability.

All tours are scheduled at the best hours to avoid high traffic and heat on the sites.

07:00am Transportation from your hotel to Tulum
08:00am – 10:00am: Visit of Tulum
10:00am – 10:30am: Transportation
10:30am – 12:00pm: Snorkelling in cenotes
12:00pm – 01:30pm: Lunch in a restaurant
01:30pm – 02:30pm: Transportation to your hotel

Itinerary is based on a departure from Playa del Carmen. Pick up time is recommended time to avoid the crowds. We can leave later if you want to.

Schedule is indicative, we can stay more or less time at each place depending on your preferences.

Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Playa del Carmen with air-conditioned transportation
Experienced certified private guide all day long
All entrance fees
Cleaned equipment (mask, snorkel, wetsuits, life jackets)
Cool drinks in the van (waters, soda, beer)
Lunch in a restaurant with one main course a la carte and drinks (waters, soda, beer)
Free pictures of the ruins!

Ruins: In case you bring a go pro camera, a video camera or a phone with a selfie stick, there is a 45 pesos (less than $3 USD) per device charged at the entrance of each archaeological site, to be paid in pesos (INAH tax) – Tripods for video/cameras are forbidden.

What to bring:
Swimsuit and beach towel
Comfortable shoes and light clothes to visit the ruins
Flip flops or water shoes for swimming activities
Hat or cap and sunglasses
Biodegradable sunscreen
Biodegradable mosquito repellent
Camera/Underwater camera.
Cash for souvenirs/tips

Note: You can bring personal belongings you require during the tour (phone, camera, extra set of clothes…). While you are visiting or snorkelling you can leave the things you don’t need in the van. Our driver will always be in the van, so keeping your things safe!

Please note the winner will be required to pay a refundable security deposit of $25.80 USD to confirm their booking via PayPal.

Terms and Conditions

Luxury Travel Diary terms and conditions apply. *This auction item is valued at approximately $258 USD by Absolute Adventure Mexico, Playa del Carmen, Mexico – please note this valuation is the list price provided to Luxury Travel Diary by the Auction Prize Provider and should be used as a guide only as cheaper discounted rates may be available. No cash alternative is available. This auction item excludes flights, transport and all hotel accommodation – you will need to arrange your own flights / transportation to and from your home to your agreed collection point in Playa del Carmen with Absolute Adventure Mexico to coincide with your tour booking. Your tour is subject to availability, must be booked at least 15 days in advance and taken between 01 April to June 30 or 01 September to 30 November 2018. Please note the winner will be required to pay a refundable security deposit of $25.80 USD to confirm their booking via PayPal and there is a 45 pesos (less than $3 USD) charge per device at the entrance of each archaeological site which needs to be paid in pesos. Please note any associated taxes / fees / entrance fees etc. will be collected from the winner by the relevant operator at the time of booking your tour or on departure and will not be deducted from the amount bid for the item. Winners must pay for their auction item in full via PayPal within 48 hours of the auction end, otherwise Luxury Travel Diary Ltd. reserves the right to offer the auction item to the next highest bidder with immediate effect. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Luxury Travel Diary will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of the winners’ use or enjoyment of the prize; and the winner acknowledges that Luxury Travel Diary accepts no responsibility whether directly or indirectly for any claims whatsoever arising in respect of the prizes provided by third party providers or sponsors.