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14 Best Cenote Tours from Tulum [2023]

Trying to find the best cenote tours in Tulum? Check out this list of the best tours which 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 tiiiny bit obsessed with them and I wrote plenty of posts about cenotes.

Many people prefer visiting the cenotes on their own, but many others prefer to go with a guide or a tour to just enjoy the day and not have to 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.

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

In this article, you’ll find a mix of tours by these two companies, because in some destinations Get Your Guide offers better tours, and in some others Viator does. Let’s check them out!

The 3 VERY Best Cenote Tours from Tulum

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 3 are the tours that in my opinion offer the best value for money.

➤ The Cenote Triple Adventure tour in Tulum will allow you to free-dive, snorkel, and cliff-jump at three different cenotes- Casa Cenote, Gran Cenote, and Cenote Calavera (which is also called Temple of Doom and is one of my absolute favorite cenotes in Mexico).

The tour offers roundtrip transportation from a meeting point in Tulum.

This tour also includes: Snorkeling equipment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ Another great option is the Cenote Trail: Caves and Bike tour, which does not only have great reviews, but I’ve also received messages from many 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 them, followed by a good brunch. 

The tour departs from a meeting point in Tulum.

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

➤ The Cenotes at Casa Tortuga 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 Tres Campanas.

You’ll also be provided snorkeling equipment to explore its underwater ecosystem, and have lunch before heading back.

The tour departs from meeting points in Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, and Cancun.

This tour also includes: Bottled water, and transfers. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Tulum Cenotes & Underground River

➤ A Tulum cenote tour that’s perfect for those who like to explore different ecosystems. This Caribbean Sea and Cenote Snorkeling tour will bring you first to snorkel in the Caribbean Sea surrounded by the coral reef, then you’ll visit a beautiful cave cenote that is closed to the public.

The tour offers hotel pick-up and drop-off from Tulum, Akumal, and Playa del Carmen.

This tour also includes: Bottled water, lunch, entrance fees, and snorkeling equipment.  ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This Rio Secreto Plus tour takes you to the stunning Rio Secreto Nature Reserve. There you’ll get to enjoy a wide variety of adventure activities, from hiking to swimming, snorkeling, and cycling.

You’ll also enjoy a lights-and-sound show projected on splendid geological formations, and relax in a cenote.

Transportation is covered from Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Akumal, and Tulum.

This tour also includes: Admission ticket, lunch, and use of equipment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Best Cenote + Adventure Tour in Tulum

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 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 also includes: Lunch, drinks, and all necessary equipment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Cenotes + Mayan Ruins

Tulum Ruins + Cenotes

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 3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour 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.

The Tulum and cenote tour ends with a swim at a beautiful cave cenote.

Pick-up and drop-off from hotels in Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Puerto Morelos, and Cancun is available.

This tour also includes: Lunch, water, and use of snorkeling equipment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Chichen Itza + Cenotes

I know, there are so many incredible historical sites in Mexico so it’s hard to choose which one to visit. However, Chichen Itza is the only one that’s one of the 7 Wonders of the World and a UNESCO site, so it’s a safe choice!

The Chichen Itza, Valladolid and Cenote Tour is the highest-rated tour on Get Your Guide and it’s also very affordable. This full-day tour will bring you to Chichen Itza where you’ll have time to explore and take photos of the beautiful pyramid.

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

Hotel pick-up and drop-off is available from Cancun Hotel Zone and Riviera Maya.

This tour also includes: Buffet lunch, a certified guide, and cenote entrance. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Private Cenote Tours in Tulum

If you prefer the privacy and the convenience of a private tour, these in my opinion are the two best options:

➤ This Private Cenote Tour from Tulum 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 as well on this Dos Ojos cenote tour.

This Private Cenote Excursion from Tulum includes pick-up and drop-off from most hotels located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

This tour also includes: Drinks, use of snorkel equipment including lights, life jackets, and wetsuits.  ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This other Private Cenote Tour in Tulum will bring you instead to an off-the-beaten-track location, so you avoid the crowds. You’ll explore the underground cave system of Sac Actun, where you’ll swim and snorkel among impressive rock formations.

You’ll also get to marvel at a sacred underground tree and visit an open cenote to cool off before heading back.

Transfers from Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Akumal are available.

This tour also includes: Bottled water, snacks, and use of snorkel equipment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The Best Cenotes in Yucatan is a private, full-day tour that takes you to the most photogenic cenotes in the Riviera Maya. 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.

Transfers from Tulum and Playa del Carmen are included.

This tour also includes: Lunch, bottled water, and access to all the cenotes. ➥ 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 Cenote Diving Tour specifically for first timers will teach you all you need to know to dive safely. After the class, you’ll head to Casa Cenote where you’ll experience your first 40-minutes dive.

The tour departs from a meeting point in Tulum.

This tour also includes: Snacks, water, round-trip transportation, and all necessary diving equipment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

If you’re already an experienced and certified diver, you’ve got quite a few options when it comes to cenote diving tours. 

➤ This highly-rated Cenote 2-Tank Dive Tour will let you enjoy two dives at different cenote locations. The tour will include a maximum of 4 participants and you will get to pick the cenotes based on your skills and interests.

The tour offers roundtrip transportation from Tulum.

This tour also includes: Snacks, water, and all necessary diving equipment. ➥ BOOK IT HERE  

➤ Another great option is this Diving Tour to Dos Ojos and Casa Cenote, two of the most famous cenotes in the area. This is a good tour for families/groups where not everyone wants to dive, as it’s a mixed snorkeling/diving tour based on your preference.

It’s also more affordable than most other diving tours.

This trip departs from Tulum Town.

This tour also includes: Snacks, drinks, lunch, all necessary diving/snorkeling equipment, and free GoPro & Video lights rental. ➥ 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 cenotes, but it can be a hassle to get from one cenote to another on your own, and sometimes much more expensive if you have to take taxis everywhere, as taxis are super expensive in Tulum. I only recommend going on your own if you have a rental car.

How much is a cenote tour?

Cenote tours go from $60

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: Caves and Bike tour
Cenotes at Casa Tortuga

Can you recommend a cenotes private tour in Tulum?

Absolutely! These below are my favorite private cenote tours from Tulum:
Dos Ojos Private Cenote Tour
Cenote Tour with Private Guide
Best Cenotes in Yucatan

➤ Interested in cenote tours from other locations? Check out these other posts:
6 Best Cenote Tours from Valladolid
15 Best Cenote Tours from Cancun
14 Best Riviera Maya & Playa del Carmen Cenote Tours
6 Best Cenote Tours from Merida

  • 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.

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