Explore Tulum and Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula
For Instituto Chac-Mool students who would like guided activities on the weekends, full day excursions will be scheduled for an additional fee.
There are also many local tour operators that will
take you scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, kiteboarding, sightseeing, deep water sport fishing,
boating, kayaking, parasailing, sindsurfing, sailing, ziplining, zipcycling, fly fishing...just about anything fun
in the sun. Plus there are eco and water parks, white sand beaches, golf courses, Mayan ruins and cenotes.
From Tulum pueblo, the beach is accessible by bike using the "ciclepista" dedicated to bicyclers and walkers.
Check out our Getting around the Riviera Maya section on this website.
Tours of the local Mayan ruins and Xel-ha aquarium park will also be arranged, plus
these are easy for students to visit on their own.
The following tours, among others, are being offered by Instituto Chac-Mool.
Chichen Itzá ~$65usd per person*
Includes: guide, transportation, entrance fee,
buffet (no drinks), cenote* swim, visit to the colonial city of Valladolid
*a cenote is a deep natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath.
Akumal ~$55usd per person*
Includes: guide, transportation,
Cenote Dos Ojos (swim the small cenote, snorkel the large cenote) equipment,
snack (fruit), water
Sian Ka'an Kayak*
Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
~$65usd per person
Includes: guide, transportation, 3 hours of kayak (see the sunset)
Sian Ka'an Lancha*
~$90usd per person
Includes: guide, transportation, 6 hours of kayak (includes the canal)
*One child under 8 years per parent full fare will be 50% off.
Driving distances - Yucatan and the Riviera Maya
...Cancun: 80 miles - 132 km
...Puerto Morelos: 59 miles - 95 km
......Cozumel: from Playa del Carmen to Cozumel take the ferry (1 hour)
...Playa del Carmen: 39 miles - 63 km
...Xcaret: 36 miles - 59 km
...Puerto Aventuras: 20 miles - 33 km
...Solomon Bay: 11 miles - 18 km
...Akumal: 16 miles - 26 km
...Xel-Há Park: 5 miles - 9 km
...Cobá (largest of all Mayan cities): 28 miles - 45 km
...Mérida in the state of Yucatán: 199 miles - 320 km
...Belize border: 220 miles - 606 km
...Palenque in the state of Chiapas: 459 miles - 738 km
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Tulum, Quintana Roo, Yucatán Peninsula
Mexico: (52)(984) 871 25 76
U.S. Contact: 1.866.439.9634 or 530.622.4262