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So you made it to Tulum, and although relaxing on Tulum’s beautiful beach is a vacation itself you need some excitement while your there. Or maybe you took a family vacation and your kids are bugging you to go do something. Tulum is a pretty small town but there are some fun things to do and see that are pretty close to Tulum.
There are tons of touring companies that offer day tours to certain cenotes, Mayan ruins, or even snorkeling with turtles. Some tours even offer a mixture of these things. If your on a budget while on vacation, you can definitely do these day trips by yourself. Most attractions are very easy to get to, you can either rent a car, hire a taxi driver, or take the bus -which is very easy and the most affordable. Even if your not staying in Tulum but Playa del Carmen or Cancun you can visit these attractions.
Sian Ka’an means “Where the sky is born” in Mayan. Sian Ka’an is a biosphere reserve located about 20 minutes from downtown Tulum. There are so many things you can do there like see the Muyil ruins, bird watch, float down a mayan canal, or climb up a watch tower to overlook the lagoon. Some tour companies that offer tours to Sian Ka’an are
**Sian Ka’an is also very easy to get to with a rental car or taxi
Xel-Ha is like one big natural aquarium! There are tons of activities the whole family will enjoy. Some attractions that are included in the Xel-Ha unlimited are
Breakfast and lunch buffet
Walk through the paths of the forest
Games at the children’s playground
Xel-Ha Total package includes basic admission but a optional activity like Sea Trek at the bottom on the sea, ride a speed boat called Adrenalina, or scuba dive. They also have tours that include a visit to mayan ruins.
Xcaret is a nautral park with more than 40 attractions! Xel- Ha Tour package includes access to
Beach, bays and nautal pools
Swim in three different underground rivers
Three different shows
Coral Reef Aquarium
Optional activities are swim with dolphins, swim with sharks, adventure kids, and XPA.
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Chichen Itza is one of the seven wonders of the world! It’s located about 60 minutes outside of Tulum. You can get there by rental, taxi driver or the bus. There are plenty of day tours for Chichen Itza. Some tour companies are:
Akumal Snorkel Tour
Swim with the turtles and cave dive in Akumal! They have tours that include visiting the Tulum ruins as well. This activity you can’t do by yourself only through a tour company. Some tour companies are:
Xenotes Oasis Maya Tour
This attraction is full of adventure! You get to visit four different cenotes where you either get to zip line, snorkel, kayak or use inner tubes. Comes with a picnic lunch that includes soup, cold cuts, Mexican sweet bread and fruit.
Would you love to visit one of these attractions while on vacation in Mexico?