Mexico is famous for its beautiful beaches, delicious food, tropical weather, rich culture, and ancient Mayan Ruins.
Tulum is located on the Yucatan Peninsula, once dominated by the Mayan Civilization, and has a hip, artistic, eco-conscious vibe that attracts visitors from all over the world – plus it blends seamlessly with the ancient Mayan Ruins located just steps from the beach.
Experience the Tulum ruins AND the Coba ancient ruins. You'll also swim in sacred cenotes (known as gates to the underworld), enjoy Tulum’s live music, dance, gaze at street art, eat delicious Mexican food, and maybe drink the best mojitos of your life.
Need more reasons to visit? Check out, 7 Reasons to Visit Tulum from our Millennial Travel Blog.
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Start: Cancun International Airport (CUN)
To ensure shuttle service: plan to arrive Day 1 by 3:00 PM
Finish: Cancun International Airport (CUN)
To ensure shuttle service: plan to depart Day 5 after 2:00 PM
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions
-5 day / 4 night stay in shared boutique hotel rooms
-4 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners included
-Pickup and drop-off at Cancun International Airport (CUN)
-Entrance fees to Coba and Chichen Itza
-Authentic Mexican cultural experience
-Personal recommendations for optional activities
-Access to the Under30Experiences community
Attendees are responsible for own airfare
-Explore the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Coba-Swim in the sacred cenotes, gates to the underworld
-Learn more about the Mayan civilization and heritage
-Enjoy the beautiful beaches on the Yucatan peninsula
-Get to enjoy some mexican delicacies like tacos, mole, fresh guacamole, tequila, mezcal, and many more.
-Age requirement: 21+
-Group size: 15 max, average 12
-Transportation: Private shuttle to and from the airport; private shuttle from the hotel to Mayan Ruins sites (roundtrip)
-Expect to ride a bicycle as you explore the ancient Mayan city of Coba
-Accommodations: Hotel rooms (4 nights) with roommate(s)
-Physical rating: Average. Some activities might include moderate physical activity like biking, hiking, walking, etc.
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While it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into it and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
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-Sample Lunch & Dinner Menus:
We do our best to accommodate vegan and vegetarian requests or any food allergies
Shared, comfortable, safe, air-conditioned private shuttle to and from the airport for your convenience
We also provide all the transportation to and from the Mayan Ruins sites
Boutique hotel rooms for duration of trip
Solo travelers are placed with someone of the same gender
*Private room options available upon request subject to hotel availability (for an extra charge)
*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality.
Travel insurance is mandatory in order to participate on any of our trips.
When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all travelers must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
All Under30Experiences trips are accompanied by experienced trip leaders and community managers.
The goal of the trip leaders is to facilitate an awesome experience and help our travelers have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends.
You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.
We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.
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Passports and Visas (Guidelines for US passport holders)
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)
Known as the busy season
-Rainy season: June through October; warm, intermittent showers some days that generally pass quickly
Our favorite time of year to visit Tulum
VISIT TULUM RUINS - $4 Entrance Fee
The Tulum Ruins are found next to the Caribbean sea in the Yucatan Peninsula. They served as a major port city for the Mayan Civilization. It was one of the last cities built by the Maya and had an estimated population of approximately 1000 - 1500 inhabitants. Experience this world renowned city just minutes away from where we stay.
BIKE RENTAL - $15/day
Due to the peculiar layout of Tulum – the coastline, its principal attraction, is separated from the centre of the town by a short drive or a rather much longer walk – it’s advisable to rent bikes for at least a couple of the days you’ll be there. This gives you far more freedom to explore the area without a reliance on taxis; plus, with the wind flowing through your hair as you cycle around, you’ll practically forget about the often humid climate.
DIVE INTO THE GRAN CENOTE - $150 (scuba diving certification required)
One of the advantages to being in the Yucatan Peninsula as a whole is that you’re surrounded by Mayan sinkholes, otherwise known as cenotes. In Tulum, you’ll be within a stone’s throw of some of the country’s most magnificent examples, so you really ought to take the chance to check them out. El Gran Cenote, Calavera and Carwash are some of the most well-known examples, but with a little searching you can find some underrated and practically deserted ones to explore too.
MUYIL'S CHANNELS - $115/person (4 people min)
Visit the archaeological site of Muyil. Hike through a jungle interpretative path, climbing up to an incredible view point of the lagoon and surrounding jungle, reaching the Lagoon of the Natural Reserve of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere (Mayan language: place where the sky was born), floating through the channels that once were ancient maritime commercial routes of the Mayan civilization. After that, we'll visit a crystal clear freshwater cenote and enjoy a delicious meal.
Another option is to stay in Tulum after the trip and explore different activities on your own. Be sure to check out our article, 7 Reasons You Must See Tulum.
Respect the people around you and the environment in which you’re traveling. This includes, but is not limited to fellow travelers, trip leaders, the local community, nature, wildlife, and yourself.
Do your best to keep yourself and fellow travelers out of harm’s way.
It’s important to obey local laws and customs while on our trips. This includes, but is not limited to wearing appropriate clothing while visiting certain communities, refraining from taking photos of people without asking, avoiding the use of illegal drugs, having weapons, and soliciting prostitution. If you’re not sure about something, take time to educate yourself, or ask.
Travel involves contact with new cultures. When confronted with a different way of living than you’re used to, do your best to understand that neither way is better or worse. They’re simply different ways of life.
Know your limits! This applies to physical ability, emotional space, social situations, and alcohol consumption. If you can’t participate in something, be upfront about it. If you need a break from people, take it. Stop drinking before you get too drunk.
Trip leaders are working in the travelers’ best interest. If they say something or ask you not to do something it’s not because they’re tyrants, but because they want you to have a good time!
Lying or withholding information about any physical or mental condition that might affect your ability to participate in any of the activities may be grounds for removal from your trip with no refund.
Let your trip leader know and we can help you arrange something.
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