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Experience Tulum

  • See Chichen Itza
  • Float in a biosphere reserve
  • Bike the Mayan Riviera
  • Swim in ancient cenotes
  • Stay in the heart of Tulum
Stunning beaches with turquoise water, ancient underground centotes, Mayan Ruins, authentic Mexican food, & the hip vibes of Tulum all wrapped up in an eco-chic experience packed with unforgettable adventures. Visit multiple UNESCO world heritage sites, like Chichen Itza, & swim in a beautiful Biosphere Reserve.

Have a question about the Under30Experiences Tulum trip?

What is the food in Tulum like?

In Tulum, expect authentic Yucatan style Mexican food. This region of Mexico has been influenced by Mayan and European cultures. Most Mexicans continue to eat more native foods, such as corn, beans, and peppers, but you will also find A LOT of traditional authentic Mexican food.

Most traditional meals can be made without meat or animal product, Tulum is very vegetarian friendly. But if you have strict diet restrictions we recommend bringing some snacks.  Your Trip Leader can do their best to translate gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free options.

Also, be sure to try the local mezcal & have a mojito at arguably the best mojito bar on planet Earth.

What type of weather should I expect?

The weather in Tulum, Mexico can be described as tropical and humid. The average temperature in Tulum is 79 degrees fahrenheit during the day and an average low of 72 fahrenheit at night.

There are two seasons:

Dry season:  November - April. Rainfall is scarce and also known as the busy season.

Rainy season: June - November. Rainfall should be expected.

Please note we do not run trips during hurricane season, August - October.

What kind of wildlife can I see?

The Yucatan Penninsula is home to mammals such as spider monkeys, agoutis, coatis, and deer. Big cats like jaguars, pumas, and ocelots stay deep in the jungle.

Reptiles like iguanas and lizards are seen at our hotel, while snakes and crocodiles normally stay in the nature reserves.  

The Mayan Riviera is known for many different types of birds including toucans, parrots, turkeys, hummingbirds, and woodpeckers.  If you are lucky you may see a quetzal or chachalacas. Sian Ka'an bird species include egrets, kingfishers, blue herons, frigates, pelicans, sea eagles and pink flamingos.

On the water keep an eye out for dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and tropical fish.

What are the accommodations like? How do I request a roommate?

We will stay in boutique hotel rooms in the center of Tulum just steps from restaurants, shops, and vibrant nightlife.

Solo travelers are paired with someone of the same gender.  You can request a friend to be your roommate upon checkout.

If you'd prefer not to have a roommate, private room options are available upon request, subject to hotel availability for an extra charge.  Please contact bookings@under30experiences.com for more details.

What activities are optional?

We’ve included many activities in the price of the trip giving you plenty to do. However, we pride ourselves in helping you make the trip perfect for you. Therefore we’ve sought out the best activities and vendors to help you have the experience you want.

And don’t worry, your trip leader can help set up any of the following optional activities for you so you can sit back and enjoy your trip.

-Bike rental: $15/day
-Dive into the gran cenote: $150 (scuba diving certification required)

Is laundry available?

Laundry is available at the hotel for an additional fee. Ask your Trip Leader for details.

When is the best time to visit Tulum, Mexico?

We design the dates of our trips around the best time to visit Tulum - not the most affordable one. Therefore, if you see an available date to travel to Tulum with us, we've taken into account the best times to visit.

Keeping that in mind, the dryest time is from November - April.

Can I drink the water in Tulum, Mexico?

The tap water is not safe to drink. We will have potable water to drink in the hotel. Please bring a reusable water bottle with you.

What is the physical activity level of this trip?

This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

Some travelers will find the walks around the ruins challenging, while more athletic people will not find them particularly difficult.  

Weather conditions like heat, humidity, and rain can change trail conditions and the intensity of the activity. If you work at a desk all day, expect to do a lot more physical activity than normal.  

Our Trip Leaders are great at challenging you while keeping you safe and waiting for people who like to take their time.

Can I opt out of an included activity?

Of course! This trip is your trip and you don’t have to participate in anything you don’t want to. Also keep in mind your trip leader can help you set up other optional activities if you want.

Just be aware that opting out of included activities will not change the price of your trip.

How much should I budget for food and activities?

Bring cash with you! It will be helpful to have at least $300 USD cash on you during the trip for lunches, snacks, optional activities, souvenirs, etc.

Please be advised that slightly torn, heavily marked or faded notes may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than $100 USD (or equivalent).

Do I need to worry about a visa?

No visas are required for citizens of the United States for tourist visits of up to 30 days.

What languages are spoken in Mexico?

English & Spanish are spoken in Mexico. Most people in the hospitality industry speak English. Knowing Spanish is not necessary to enjoy this trip.

I’m arriving a few days before the trip starts, any recommendations?

-Bar hop in Tulum’s town centre or party on the beach.
-Explore the cenotes in the area.
-Visit Playa del Carmen.

Do you have last-minute deals?

Yes! When travelers take advantage of our “Switch Your Trip” program last minute slots open up on sold out trips. Visit our Trips On Sale page for the latest last-minute deals.

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Have a question that's not on this list?

Feel free to reach out to our all-star customer service team at info@under30experiences.com or by calling 1 (888) 839-2086.

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