Tulum / Xel-ha

Price: $ 139 USD Adults. $ 85 USD Children (5-12) | Availability: Daily

Tour Description

Tulum

The perfect combination for those who want to visit the archaeological site of Tulum and then enjoy the water activities of Xel-ha.

Tulum is a Mayan word for fence, wall or trench, and the walls surrounding the site allowed the Tulum fort to be defended against invasions. Tulum had access to both land and sea trade routes, making it an important trade hub, especially for the obsidian trade. From numerous depictions in murals and other works around the site, Tulum appears to have been an important site for the worship of the Diving or Descending god.

The site may formerly have been known also by the name Zama, meaning City of Dawn because it faces the sunrise. Tulum stands on two 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea. Most of its buildings were constructed in the post-classic period. Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayas; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have been the cause of its demise. At the end of the 16th century the city was completely abandoned. Nowadays Tulum is one of the best-preserved coastal Mayan sites of interest in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Xel-ha

Xel-ha has a natural creek and lagoon which is the main attractive of the site. The sea enters this wonderful place forming a river that provides a spectacular route which mixes the salty and fresh water of the many underground rivers that run through the area. In the lagoon, a natural aquarium is formed. Hundreds of species of tropical fish inhabit this wonderful place. Either if you want to relax or have fun, Xel-ha has different activities to please all kind of tastes.

The main activities offered by the park are aquatic and ecological. It has world-class restaurants, relaxing zone with hammocks, aviary, "cenotes", caves, gardens and more.

Inclusions

Tour includes

What to bring

  • Pick up at hotel
  • Air conditioned bus
  • One hour guided tour in the archeological site of Tulum
  • Free time to take pictures, go for a swim or purchase art crafts at the flea market
  • Xel-ha all inclusive package includes: Entrance fee, Unlimited food and beverages in the park, Towel service, Locker, Snorkeling equipment (deposit required is not included)

Comfortable footwear, swimming gear, biodegradable sun block, hat and extra cash for souvenirs.

Duration of the tour: Full day

Note

Note

The optional activities such as swimming with dolphins, snuba, snorkeling tour, open water diving, massages, etc. are not included.

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