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“Best Day of Vacation”
Review of Edventure Tours

Edventure Tours
Ranked #1 of 114 Tours in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: From the ancient Mayan Ruins, to the pristine turquoise waters of the Caribbean- and so much more in between. Snorkel, zipline, Jungle ATV ride, Mayan Ruins~ and ALL in one day if you like!! We want to show you the best this area has to offer! Experience the cenotes- the amazing underground river, snorkel a natural aquarium full of brilliant colored tropical fish. Swim with the majestic sea turtles- watch as they glide effortlessly, eating the sea grasses in their own natural environment. Zipline deep in the jungle with connecting hanging bridges, rappel, rock climb, cliff jump… all in a day’s play! Let us customize a day for you! We’d be honored to share with you, this wonderful Paradise!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 12 April 2014

What a great day! We chose the Snorkelling tour with the add-ons of Tulum ruins and Akumal Bay. We were picked up at our resort at exactly the time we were told. There were several other guests in the van - so we thought that we would be snorkelling with a few other people, but when we got to Edventure office - we found that each of us in the van had chosen different tours. We met Eduardo and we were introduced to Nelson, who would be our guide for the day. There were just 2 of us, my husband and I - and we started with a self guided tour of the Tulum ruins. We walked around Tulum for about an hour - which was plenty of time to take a look at the ruins, and it was getting really hot out - so we were glad to do this first thing in the morning.
After the ruins, we set out with Nelson, our guide and photographer, and Santos, who would be our driver for the day. On the way to the Cenotes - Nelson gave us a quick lesson in snorkelling, how to set up our equipment and explained exactly what we would be doing for the day. We have not done a lot of snorkelling so this was extremely helpful. The cenotes were mind- blowing, so amazing and Nelson was constantly pointing out interesting sites and also taking our pictures. He also took us into the 'bat cave' which was eerie, but also fantastic.
Our next stop was Akumal Bay to see the giant sea turtles. The water was kind of rough that day, but Nelson spotted several turtles and pointed them out to us and we got some great pictures! I didn't spot even one, but Nelson explained how the movement in the sand and the bubbles were the key to spotting them. We actually ended up within a couple feet of these amazing sea creatures!
After Akumal, we went for lunch. Hard to properly explain the setting without seeing it, but we ended up in the midst of the trees, a small bistro in the jungle - about 8 tables in the trees. The Cervesa was ice cold and the authentic Mayan lunch was fantastic. We were actually just steps away from our last stop of the day, which was Yal ku Lagoon - this is where fresh water meets salt water - so the water is somewhat cloudy, but there was no problem in finding sites to see here. We saw so many tropical fish, all different colours - a stingray - and we ended up on the edge of a school of sardines - seemed like we were surrounded by a million fish!
What an amazing day. Not only the sites and sounds - but Nelson's knowledge of snorkelling and sea life - along with his knowledge of the Mayan culture made this day the best day of our vacation.
I cant give this trip a high enough rating. Eduardo and Bonnie made booking this a breeze, and Nelson made the day amazing. Also thanks to Santos for making sure all of our belongings were safe and sound in the van all day.
When you book with Edventure tours - make sure you include the photos. For $30 you wont believe the pictures!
Cant wait to go back!

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

This was our first experience with Edventure Tours. They were recommended by a family member who had used them last year. We read other reviews on trip advisor and decided to give them a try. We did the Tulum ruins, ATVs in jungle to zip lining & bridges, snorkeling 2 cenotes, hot lunch and snorkeling in turtle bay. It was a fantastic experience. Our first time zip lining and despite some nervousness we felt completely safe. A very full and fun day. The staff were professional and knowledgeable about the various activities. We were a group of 11 but they knew everyone's name and made sure everyone was included regardless of their experience/skill level. We saw two sea turtles up close and a beautiful spotted eagle ray as well as lots of coral formations and fish. Cannot say enough good things about this company. Well worth it and gave us fantastic memories and photos.

Thank Shelley D
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

My husband and I stayed in Playa del Carmen last week for our wedding and were searching for a good group activity for the day before the wedding that would be fun for both kids and adults. We found it! Their slogan of "the best day of your vacation" is very fitting. We did the Zipline Edventure Tour and added the Tulum ruins and then some of us added the snorkeling with sea turtles. I have to admit that at first I was unsure of what to expect for the day because the Tulum ruins were super crowded and dragged on a bit, although there were some in our group who appreciated it more than I did. That really had nothing to do with Edventure Tours though, there were just a ton of people with other tours that were there that morning. From there, we drove to the jungle park and everyone was all smiles from that point on. We had a group of 21 and it was just our group there, which was awesome. Everyone from the 10-year-olds to my grandparents had a great day. My grandparents didn't do the zipline part (you have to climb a lot of stairs in between ziplines), but they still had fun and the tour guides were super cool and were helping them out and making sure they were okay all day. One thing to note is the lunch is pretty late in the day (I think it was like 3pm?) so eat breakfast and/or bring snacks if you think you'll get hungry. You can also buy snacks outside the ruins. Overall, great service and an awesome day. Well worth the money! Thanks guys!

Thank SoCalgirlonthego
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

We took this tour today based on a friend's recommendation. There were only 6 people in our group optimizing personal attention for all. Our tour began at the Mayan ruins Tulum, next came zip lining through the jungle, 2 different cenote snorkel explorations, lunch then last was swimming with the turles @ Akulum! Our tour guides had great personalities as well as accurate information of the area. We couldn't be more happy with our awesome day of ADVENTURE!!

Thank Kristen M
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

This is our 4th time using Edventures and they didn't disappoint. My mom and I arranged a private tour, we snorkeled 2 cenotes. Pet Cemetery and Casa Cenote, one enclosed and the other totally open. Pet Cemetery is by far the coolest cenote I've experienced. David was our guide and Jorge our driver, both excellent. We also stopped by the new museum near the Dos Ojos ticket booth. It's small but well worth a visit. It contains replicas of animal and human remains that have been found in the cenotes. Nice, informative stop. We had lunch at a restaurant on the beach across from Casa Cenote. Sorry but I don't know the name of the restaurant, we all had tasty fajitas! This is a first class operation and I'd recommend you give them a try.

Thank scuba62
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