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Experience Tulum & Belize

  • Stay on an island with no cars
  • See Chichen Itza
  • snorkel 2nd largest barrier reef
  • Swim in ancient cenotes
  • Cave tubing jungle adventure
Stunning beaches with turquoise water, ancient underground centotes, Mayan Ruins, island vibes, authentic Mexican & Belizean food, plus the hip vibes of Tulum & Belize all wrapped up into one unforgettable experience. Plus, visit multiple UNESCO world heritage sites, snorkel with amazing marine biodiversity, & see one of the new wonders of the world.

Have a question about the Under30Experiences Tulum & Belize trip?

What food can I expect in Tulum & Belize?

Belizean food is Carribean style with influencers from both indigenous, African, and European cultures. Seafood in Belize is usually right off the boat.

Be sure to try Belizean lobster, ceviche, and hot sauce on Caye Caulker. Because English is the official language of Belize it is easier to communicate gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, or vegan requests than in many other countries.
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 wildlife can I see in Tulum & Belize?

In Belize you may see lots of marine life such as nurse shark, the eagle ray, dolphins and sea turtles.

In Tulum, you may spot spider monkeys, coatis, quetzals, and iguanas.

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)

What are the accommodations like?

In Tulum, stay in a boutique hotel in the heart of the town just a few blocks from restaurants, shops, and and nightlife.

In Belize, stay right on the beach in a boutique hotel just steps from the ocean. The hotel has a swimming pool on site – as well as a bar – and is walking distance to Caye Caulker's 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.

Can I drink the water in Tulum or Belize?

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?

Moderate. Some travelers will find the hills on the hikes 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 hikers who like to take their time.

What is the nightlife like?

Tulum has an array of bars, clubs and discos. Trendy mescal bars have become very popular in town. Of course, you can find a place to salsa dance.

In Belize, you can find mainly beach bars with strong cocktails and island vibes. Be sure to visit The Split and have a beer while floating in the sea.

Please drink responsibly. Boat rides are especially painful with a hangover!

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. 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).

Is laundry available?

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

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 through April; hot, dry (rainfall is scarce). It is also known as the busy season.

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

When is the best time to visit Tulum & Belize?

The best time to visit Tulum and Belize is during the dry season of November through April where rainfall is scarce.

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's the bug situation?

We prefer not to kill insects as they understand we are a visitor in their environment.

Long sleeves and pants are a good idea at dusk to protect from mosquitoes. Please opt for eco-friendly, non-aerosol insect repellents.

What languages are spoken in Tulum & Belize?

Tulum: English & Spanish.
Belize: English, Spanish & Creole.

Knowing a second language is not required to enjoy this trip.

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

Belize: Explore San Pedro or San Ignacio.
Mexico: Visit Playa del Carmen.

What type of luggage is best?

We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer.

Please keep in mind you’ll be on a water taxi to and from the island. The crew will do their best to keep your belongings dry, but waterproof bags are best if there are heavy rains or high seas.

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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