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Tulum Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Mexico

We recommend booking pre-trip accommodations if you'd like to fully immerse yourself in Cancun's vibrant atmosphere.

  • Arrive at Cancun International Airport (CUN) before 3:00 pm.
  • Take included transportation to your boutique hotel in the heart of Tulum (~2 hour drive).
  • Your Trip Leader will be waiting for you at the hotel in Tulum. Please follow the instructions provided by your Trip Leaders before the trip.
  • Get settled into your hotel located away just steps away from some of the best spots in town.
  • Explore the town and get acclimated to your new home for the next 5 days.

Note: The Trip Leaders are coming from Belize, please look for our driver with a Under30Experiences sign. We will share our driver's information before the trip starts

  • Catch a local happy hour in a nearby restaurant or hang out poolside at the hotel.
  • Enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner at a local restaurant as you begin to really get the flavor of Mexico.
  • Sip on some mezcal, hit the town for live music, or head back to the hotel and relax.

*If your flight is delayed and you miss the shuttle*  You are responsible for your own transportation.  Find a licensed taxi to drive your hotel in Tulum. Your travel insurance company might reimburse you, so be sure to get a receipt for the ~$120 fare.*

Day 2

Bike the Maya Riviera & Tulum Ruins


  • Enjoy your first Azteca breakfast in a popular restaurant and prepare for a day of adventure.
  • Begin your biking adventure from the heart of Tulum's lively town.
  • Bike off the beaten path through forest paths, along the Caribbean shore and the streets of town until arriving at the stunning Tulum ruins.
  • Take a guided tour of the Tulum Ruins.


  • Enjoy lunch in a delicious local taco spot.
  • Visit a Melipona Bee preservation project and learn about the unique species.
  • Cool off in a beautiful ancient cenote.


  • Free time to take a taxi to the the beach (not included), explore town for sunset and happy hour, or hang by the pool.
  • Enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner at a nearby restaurant and then go listen to live music, or head back to the hotel and relax.

Day 3

Explore Chichen Itza

  • Ready to to explore one of the Seven Wonders of the World? This morning we venture off to the world famous Chichen Itza! (apx. 3 hour drive)
  • Get to know the ancient Mayan history, culture, and amazing architecture as you're guided through what was once one of the largest Mayan cities.
  • After a morning wandering around this famous city, cool off in a beautiful nearby cenote.
  • Have a delicious lunch in the colonial town of Valladolid.
  • Arrive back in Tulum in the evening and hit the beach or town for sunset and happy hour.
  • Enjoy a delicious Mexican meal in town before listening to live music and enjoying some of the best mojitos in the world!

Day 4

Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

  • Start your day with a delicious new option for breakfast.
  • Enjoy your morning swimming in the turquoise blue ocean while staring at Mayan Ruins – the only place in the world where this is possible.
  • Take included transportation to Sian Ka'an Biosphere - a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Arrive at the archeological site of Muyil and take a quick hike to the highest observation point to admire the lush landscape.
  • From Muyin lagoon you'll take a boat ride across two lagoons surrounded by beautiful mangroves, orchids, and much more.
  • Enjoy floating through the crystal clear waters of the largest protected area in the Mexican Caribbean.
  • Arrive back in town and enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner at a nearby restaurant and then hit the town for some live music on our last night together.

Day 5

Relaxation & Depart Mexico

  • Enjoy your last breakfast in Mexico and as you reminisce on your adventure with your new friends.
  • Take included transportation back to Cancun International Airport for your flight departing after 2:00 pm (~2 hour drive).
  • Be sure to exchange information with your new friends and welcome to our close-knit travel community.

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