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14 BEST Cenote Tours from Tulum [2024]

Looking for the very best cenote tours in Tulum? Check out this list of the incredible experiences that provide pickup from Tulum.

It’s certainly not a secret anymore that you can find some incredible cenotes in Tulum and all of Quintana Roo and Yucatan. In fact, if you’ve been following this blog you might know I’m just a tiny bit obsessed with them and wrote plenty of posts about cenotes.

Many people prefer visiting the cenotes independently, but many others prefer to go with a guide or a tour to enjoy the day and not worry about anything.

I often get messages on IG asking for recommendations for cenote tours from Tulum, so I’ve done the research for you. Because while there are hundreds of cenote tours available on the internet, sadly it doesn’t mean they are all good and worth your money!

I’ve selected the best Tulum cenote tours that offer the best quality/price ratio and that come with great reviews from previous travelers.

Image of a woman in a brown bikini standing inside Dos Ojos cenote, inserted in a post about the best cenote tours from Tulum.

I personally use (and trust) Get Your Guide and Viator to book tours around the world. Both companies offer a 24 hours cancellation policy for most tours, meaning you will receive a full refund if you cancel tours experiences at least 24 hours in advance.

There are plenty of great Tulum cenotes tours, so I can honestly say it was hard to select the best ones. However, after looking at what is included, the price, and the reviews from previous customers, these are the tours that in my opinion offer the best value for money.

Limited time? These are the best options 👇

THE BEST TOURCenote Triple Adventure
TOUR BY BIKECenote Trail Bike Tour
PRIVATE TOURThe Best Cenotes in Tulum
TOUR WITH TULUM RUINSTulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling, Cenote and Caves
DIVING TOURCenote 2-Tank Dive Tour

OUR PICK: The BEST Cenote Tour from Tulum

Explore Tulum’s cenotes on the adventure-packed Cenote Triple Adventure tour. Begin at Cenote Zemway, where you’ll dare to jump from 18 and 15ft platforms for an adrenaline rush. Then, head to the famous Grand Cenote, a captivating cave with sunlight filtering through crystal-clear waters, perfect for snorkeling and free diving.

Lastly, immerse yourself in the jungle-like paradise of Casa Cenote, known for its soft sand bottom, lush mangroves, and vibrant marine life.

👉 Why is this the best Tulum cenote tour? You’ll get to visit some very different sinkholes, both cave and open cenotes. You’ll enjoy snorkeling, cliff diving, and swimming, all in just half a day. This is the perfect introduction to cenotes.

Read what the reviews say 👇

“I can’t say enough good things about this tour and our guide! The tour was the perfect amount of time and the cenotes are stunning!! There are great tour guides but Julio was beyond amazing! He went above and beyond what a tour guide would normally do and provided one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on an excursion. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, this tour will be the highlight of your trip!”

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📝 This tour includes: Snorkeling equipment, roundtrip transportation from a meeting point in Tulum, snacks, bottled water. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Other 3 GREAT Cenote Tours from Tulum

▶️ If you’re up for some biking through the jungle, check out the Tulum: Cenote Trail Bike Tour. This tour not only has great reviews, but I’ve also received messages from some of my readers who went on it and loved it, so I can safely recommend it.

This cenote tour by bike will bring you to Gran Cenote, Cenote Escondido, and Cenote Cristal, three of the most beautiful and famous cenotes in the area. You’ll have time for swimming and snorkeling at all of these cenotes that are very different from each other.

After some thrilling ziplining above the water, enjoy lunch before heading back.

📝 This cenote tour in Tulum also includes: Round-trip transportation from a meeting point in Tulum, lunch, bike and helmet, and snorkeling equipment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ The Tour 4 Cenotes + Zipline (Optional) is a fantastic option to visit (and swim in!) four different cenotes in just half a day. Casa Tortuga is a fascinating location home to cenotes Zapote, Wisho, Jaguar, and Cueva de las Tres Campanas.

You’ll be provided snorkeling equipment to explore its underwater ecosystem, and you’ll have time to swim and snorkel at each of these cenotes. Lunch is provided before heading back.

📝 This Tulum cenote tour includes: Bottled water, soda, lunch, lifevest, and transfer from/to a meeting point in Tulum. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Embark on an unforgettable adventure into the world of cenotes on the 3 Cenotes Adventure with Lunch. On this tour, you’ll visit three incredible sinkholes: Casa Cenote, Taak Bi Ha, and a private cenote.

Beat the crowds with an early start at Casa Cenote, where you can snorkel and soak in its natural beauty. Swim in the pristine waters of Taak Bi Ha Cenote and enjoy a vegetarian picnic lunch in the jungle.

The highlight awaits as you explore an underground private cenote, revealing mesmerizing rock formations by lamplight.

📝 This tour includes: Transportation from/to your Tulum hotel, all entrance fees, snorkeling equipment, snacks, water, and vegetarian lunch. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Snorkel in the Caribbean Sea and in a Cenote

▶️ Explore diverse ecosystems on this Tulum cenote tour, perfect for nature enthusiasts. The Snorkeling with Caribbean Fish and Private Cenote Exploration starts with snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by vibrant coral reefs and the chance to spot stingrays or sea turtles.

Then, discover a hidden, sacred cenote closed to the public, where you’ll swim past stunning limestone formations. This is a half-day escape that seamlessly blends Caribbean snorkeling with the mystique of a private cenote and cave exploration.

📝 This cenote snorkeling tour includes: Hotel pickup and drop-off in Tulum, bottled water, lunch, entrance fees, and snorkeling equipment.  ➥ BOOK IT HERE

An Underground River Tour in Tulum

▶️ If you’re looking for something different, why not explore an underground river for some extra adventure?

Explore Río Secreto Nature Reserve with the Rio Secreto Plus Admission Ticket with Transportation adventure. Bike, rappel, and hike through the Mayan underworld, known as xibalbá. And of course, you’ll get to swim and snorkel.

Access the Dry Route, leading to the Room of Peace (Salón de la Paz), where a mesmerizing light and sound show illuminates the geological wonders. Refuel with a regional buffet lunch and nonalcoholic drinks.

📝 This tour includes: Transportation from a meeting point in Tulum, lunch, light refreshments, and use of equipment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Cenote Tours in Tulum

▶️ This VIP Dos Ojos Cenote Private Tour with Mayan Lunch is one of the best Tulum private tours. This excursion brings you to snorkel in Dos Ojos, one of the best (and most famous) cenotes in the area.

By departing early in the morning, you’ll enjoy the two cenotes away from the tourist crowds – when I went as soon as it opened, I had Dos Ojos cenote all to myself and it was a unique experience!

You’ll get lunch at a Mexican restaurant on this Dos Ojos cenote tour, and you guide will also help you take as many pictures as you want.

📝 This private cenote tour from Tulum includes: Private transportation from/to your hotel, lunch, drinks, and the use of snorkel equipment including flashlights, life jackets, and wetsuits.  ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ The Private Tour – The best Cenotes in Yucatan is a private photography excursion designed for Instagram enthusiasts, where you’ll explore the stunning cenotes of the Riviera Maya in the early morning, ensuring crowd-free, picture-perfect moments.

Not only will you be in awe of their beauty, but you’ll also get to learn about the geological formations and cultural importance of the cenotes from your knowledgeable guide.

Explore Suytun Cenote, the most famous cenote on Instagram. Next, immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of Cenote San Lorenzo Oxman. Afterward, savor breakfast in Valladolid’s historic center, before discovering the enchanting Cenote Xux Ha.

📝 This private cenote excursion from Tulum includes: Round-trip transportation from your hotel, breakfast, bottled water, and access to all the cenotes. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

A Tulum Cenote Tour for Adrenaline Lovers

Who else enjoys their cenotes with a pinch of adventure and adrenaline? A day at Selva Maya Eco Adventure Park will give you just that. You’ll get to zipline, snorkel, rappel, and swim at a cenote.

Actually, two cenotes: one semi-open cenote for relaxation and cliff jumping, and another cavern cenote where you can snorkel to see stalactites and stalagmites. Small groups of no more than five people at a time ensure the cenotes are protected, and you get to experience them without the crowds.

⚠️ This kid-friendly tour doesn’t include transportation, but the park is just a short taxi or colectivo ride away from Tulum.

📝 This tour includes: Lunch, drinks, and all necessary equipment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Mayan Ruins + Cenote Tours from Tulum

▶️ Anyone who visits this area of Mexico should visit the unique ruins of Tulum, perched over the Caribbean Sea – no ruins can boast such an incredible view! But if you’re staying in Tulum, you really have no excuses.

I like this Viator Exclusive: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling, Cenote and Caves because you get to explore coral reefs, ancient history, and nature all in one day. The tour starts with a guided tour of the Tulum Ruins.

After that, you’ll go on a boat tour to the coral reef in the Caribbean Sea where you’ll get the chance to snorkel with colorful tropical fish and possibly even a turtle or two.

This Tulum and cenote tour ends with a swim at a beautiful cave cenote, Cenote Yax Muul. Be mesmerized by its stalagmites and stalactites.

📝 This tour also includes: Pick-up and drop-off from hotels in Tulum, lunch, water, and use of snorkeling equipment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Explore Tulum’s archaeological site without the crowds on the Tulum Ruins and 3 Cenotes Jungle Adventure. This is followed by a fun time at Tankah Park on this exclusive tour limited to just 10 travelers.

At the park, dive into the 3 cenotes, experience thrilling ziplines, try canoeing and snorkeling, and embark on a jungle trail. A delicious Mayan lunch fuels your adventure before returning back to your hotel.

📝 This tour includes: Hotel pickup and drop-off in Tulum, lunch, water, snacks, use of snorkeling equipment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ The Chichen Itza, Cenote and Valladolid All-Inclusive Tour is an extremely popular tour while also being very affordable. This full-day tour will bring you to Chichen Itza where you’ll visit the Mayan archaeological ruins on a guided tour, marveling at the step pyramid temples.

The next stop will be at a cenote for a refreshing swim, before a buffet meal. The last stop will be the charming colonial city of Valladolid.

📝 This tour includes: Pickup from the meeting point in Tulum, buffet lunch, a certified guide, and cenote entrance. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Diving Cenote Tours from Tulum

If you’re looking for more than just swimming and snorkeling at a cenote, these diving cenote tours for all levels will definitely provide the thrill you’re looking for. And if you’re staying in Tulum, you’re in luck as around here there are many cenotes that are suitable for diving.

▶️ Is it your first time scuba diving? How exciting to experience it in the beautiful Mexico cenotes! This Beginner Dive in Tulum Cenote, thought specifically for first-timers, will teach you all you need to know to dive safely.

After a safety orientation class, you’ll head to Casa Cenote where you’ll experience your first 40-minute dive. You’ll see mangrove roots, tropical fish, and small caverns.

📝 This cenote diving tour includes: Transportation from a meeting point in Tulum, all necessary diving equipment, entrance fee, snacks and bottled water. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

▶️ Explore Tulum’s magnificent cenotes with two dives on this highly-rated Cenote 2-Tank Dive Tour. Dive into cenotes like Dos Ojos, Casa Cenote, or Gran Cenote, tailored to your skill level and preference.

Begin by trying out the equipment, receive a briefing, and embark on your first cenote dive. Dive times vary but are around 40-45 minutes each. After the first dive, enjoy snacks, refreshments, and lunch before heading to your second dive when you’re ready.

⚠️ You’ll need to show your dive certification.

📝 This Cenote tour Tulum includes: Transport from a central meeting point in Tulum, snacks, beverages, entrance fees, and all necessary diving equipment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE  

And this is it. I hope that with this list of the best cenotes Tulum tours I made your life just a little bit easier. Enjoy!


Do you need a tour for cenotes in Tulum?

You don’t need to join a tour to visit the spectacular cenotes, but it can be a hassle to get from one cenote to another on your own. Going on your own might also end up becoming more expensive if you have to take taxis everywhere, as taxis are very costly in Tulum. I only recommend going on your own if you have a rental car, otherwise, join one of the best cenote tours Tulum such as this one.

How much is a cenote tour?

Tulum cenotes tours start at $60 but can be as expensive as $200+, depending on the tour chosen.

What are the best Tulum cenote tours?

In our opinion, the very best cenote tours in Tulum are the following:
Cenote Triple Adventure Tour
Cenote Trail Bike Tour
Tour 4 Cenotes + Zipline
3 Cenotes Adventure with Lunch

Can you recommend a cenotes private tour in Tulum?

Absolutely! These are my favorite private Tulum cenote tours:
VIP Dos Ojos Private Cenote Tour
Private Tour – the Best Cenotes in Tulum
Private Tour – Best Cenotes in Yucatan

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.