Welcome to Tulum!
Tulum is famous for its beautiful beaches, delicious food, tropical weather, rich culture, and ancient Mayan Ruins.
Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, once dominated by the Mayan Civilization, Tulum has a hip, artistic, eco-conscious vibe that attracts visitors from all over the world. The town blends seamlessly with the ancient Mayan Ruins located just steps from the beach.
Experience the Tulum and Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins. You'll also swim in sacred cenotes, bike the Mayan Riviera, and visit the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean.
Get ready to 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) -- Cancun, Mexico
To ensure included transportation: plan to arrive before 3:00 pm on Day 1.
Finish: Cancun International Airport (CUN) -- Cancun, Mexico
To ensure included transportation: plan to depart after 2:00 pm on Day 5.
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions
Travelers are responsible for international airfare to and from Mexico
Do you enjoy sunshine, beaches, turquoise waters, and learning about ancient civilizations? If so this trip is for you!
Tulum is a magical, eco-chic Caribbean town with a wonderful blend of authentic Mexican wonders and unforgettable adventures.
If you're interested in Mayan civilization and ruins you'll have an incredible time on this experience as we explore archeological sites with a certified guide.
You can also expect to ride a bicycle as you explore the Caribbean coast and Tulum town.
-Age requirement: 21+
-Group size: 15 max, average 12
-Physical rating: Moderate. Some activities might include moderate physical activity like biking, hiking, walking, etc.
Travel connects us. Community keeps us connected.
Once you come on a trip, you become part of our Travel Community forever.
From U30X Alumni resources (and a secret group) after your trip, to custom Facebook groups before your trip, to meetups around the world, you will have the opportunity to meet and stay connected to other like-minded adventurers.
More than 70% of our travelers come solo but they all leave with friends.
Whether you have joined us on a trip or are looking for a group of like-minded people, we welcome you to the Under30Experiences Travel Community.
Travel can be unpredictable. Our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience.
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.
Sample Breakfast Menu:
Sample Dinner Menu:
We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions. Most meals can be modified for special requests and food allergies.
You will be traveling by private ground transportation throughout your trip.
You'll be staying in shared boutique hotel rooms for the duration of your trip.
Accommodations may vary but will be the same quality.
Solo travelers are paired with someone of the same gender.
Private room options are available upon request subject to hotel availability (for an extra charge).
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. Please ensure that all the activities you plan on participating in are covered by your travel insurance. For World Nomads, the “Explorer Plan” will cover all of the included activities on U30X trips.
If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt or 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.
Our suggested travel insurance vendor is World Nomads.
Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.
If you have an emergency cancellation that is less than 30 days before your trip, please refer to your travel insurance company as they may cover you for some expenses.
We are not able to transfer trips or hold experience credits within 30 days of the trip because we have already secured reservations on your behalf.
All Under30Experiences trips are accompanied by experienced Trip Leaders.
The goal of the Trip Leader 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 travel 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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Guidelines for U.S. Passport Holders
Make sure you have an updated passport with you. Your passport must be valid for 60 days after your trip. Under30Experiences recommends that your passport be valid for at least 6 months after your trip. Please consult the U.S. Department of State with any more questions.
Make sure there is no damage to your passport. Conditions that may constitute damage requiring you to replace your passport include water damage, a significant tear, unofficial markings on the data page, missing or torn out visa pages, a hole punch, or other injuries.
The tap water in Mexico is not safe to drink. Please bring a reusable water bottle to refill from filtered water stations and join us in our efforts to be environmentally friendly and keep Mexico beautiful.
Our suggested travel insurance vendor is World Nomads and has a minimum of $200,000 USD coverage.
Please consult with your doctor before traveling in regards to physical activity and vaccinations.
No inoculations are required to enter Mexico from USA but the Center for Disease Control suggests vaccinating for Hepatitis A and Typhoid. Required vaccines should go through CDC, recommended vaccines should be through your doctor.
If you are traveling from South America you will be required to present proof of Yellow Fever Vaccine.
Mosquito borne viruses exist in most of Latin America. Please cover exposed skin and use mosquito repellent.
Please be aware that quite often we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities. For legal reasons our Trip Leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc.
We suggest bringing USD $200 in cash to be used at establishments that do not accept credit cards.
This is not a total cash amount that you should expect to spend on your trip. Please consider your own spending habits for additional expenses such as snacks, souvenirs, and optional activities.
The official currency in Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN).
All places accept USD so you do not need to convert to local Mexican Pesos. However, if you'd like the best exchange rate, we recommend exchanging from USD to MXN at your local bank before arriving in Mexico.
Tipping is expected in Mexico. Please leave pesos or small bills for wait staff, maids, and drivers. 10-20% is acceptable.
Remember to call your bank and credit card company and let them know you'll be traveling overseas.
For an up-to-date exchange rate, download the app XE.
Please be advised that US Dollar notes that are slightly torn, heavily marked, or faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than $100USD.
Always carry a copy of your travel insurance, health insurance and passport with you. A photo of these items on your phone is also a good backup.
Keep your passport and any valuables locked in your hotel room.
Don’t leave valuables unattended.
Leave flashy jewelry at home.
US Citizens please consider registering with US State Department's “SMART Traveler Program” who can contact your family in case of emergency.
Although Tulum is generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering around any town at night. We recommend staying in small groups when traveling at night.
Make sure you have the address of your hotel in the event that you're separated from your Trip Leader.
The weather in Tulum, Mexico can be described as tropical and humid. There are two seasons:
The average temperature in Tulum is 79 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and an average low of 72 Fahrenheit at night.
Dry season months of November-April
Green season months of June-October
Family is at the foundation of Mexican relationships.
Mexico has the world's second largest number of Catholics and religion plays an important part of their culture.
The country is known for folk art traditions which include colorful garments and crafts.
The traditional Mariachi style of folk music is commonly associated with Mexico.
While your Trip Leader will assist you with optional activities available, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of the Under30Experiences itinerary. We offer no guarantees on the safety or standard of the activity.
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.
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