Tulum and Cenotes Tour
Tulum is full of white-sand beaches, historical sites and natural attractions
Tulum- Original name “Zamá”
Location: Quintana Roo State
73 miles from Cancun International Airport CUN
Tulum means “enclosure, trench or wall”, this term was given in recent times, its original name in Maya was Zamá, a word that seems to be a corruption of Zamal, which means “morning” or “dawn.” The city is built on a prominent cliff, facing the Caribbean Sea, its center is surrounded by a wall on three sides, the fourth side is the Mesoamerican reef.
There are three places with the same name, the archeological site, the hotel zone and the city of Tulum, which is currently among one of the fastest growing cities in Latin America. The city is a “Magical Town” and you can still appreciate the mix between the Mayan culture and the influence of other cultural groups from our country and the world.
Cenote Santa Cruz:
Location: Akumal Quintana Roo.
17 miles from Tulum
A cenote is a deep, water-filled sinkhole in limestone that is created when the roof of an underground cavern collapses. This creates a natural pool which is then filled by rain and water flowing from underground rivers. The word cenote comes from the Mayan word dzonot, which means “sacred water or sacred well.” Some cenotes are vertical, water-filled shafts, while others are caves that contain pools and underwater passageways in their interior. Cenotes tend to have very clear, cool, fresh water.
As you explore Cenote Santa Cruz, you’ll discover beautiful rock formations dating back 60 million years, clear pristine water, and several species of fresh-water fish and crustaceans.
The simple beauty and tranquility of Cenote Santa Cruz are what make it truly unique. Located on private property, the cenote is carefully managed. Admission is by reservation only, and only very small groups are allowed at one time. The result is an unhurried, amazingly intimate and private immersion in the ecology of the unspoiled Yucatan ecosystem.
- 8:00 A.M. suggested pick up
- Explore the archaeological site of Tulum
- Explore Cenote Santa Cruz
- Lunch in Akumal, La Buena Vida Restaurant
- 2:00 P.M. drop off at your hotel
- All entrance fees
- Specialized guide
- Water fruits and snacks
- Snorkeling equipment
- Pictures and videos
Please bring with you:
- Comfortable shoes
- Bathing suit and towel
- Biodegradable sunblock
- Sunglasses and hat
- Cash for souvenirs and tips