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Tulum Tours

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Tulum, the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city and a port for Coba, is one of the best preserved coastal Mayan cities in the Yucatan, in tandem with Chichen Itza and Ek Balam. Highlights of this archaeological site include the Temple of the Frescoes, which has spectacular figurines of the 'diving god.'

The Basics
Just a short trip from the Hotel Zone of Cancun and next to the Caribbean Sea, the spectacular Tulum ruins are an ideal spot to explore some of the Yucatan's Mayan history. Perched on a rugged coastline, the ruins are modest but well-preserved and boast stunning views of the seaside area. Stroll through the ruins on a self-guided tour, or sign up for one of the many available Tulum tours guided by an archaeologist. Consider booking an early-access tour to avoid having to compete for space with large tour groups.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Both small-group tours and private tours are available.
  • The Tulum ruins are a perfect destination for history buffs.
  • Sun protection is a must, so consider bringing a hat, sunscreen, water, and light clothing.

How to Get to the Tulum Ruins
Day trips to the Tulum ruins are available from Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, the Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, and other locations in Quintana Roo.

When to Get There
As with most popular attractions in subtropical Mexico, the earlier you arrive, the better—walking through the Mayan ruins is a lot more pleasant without the midday sun beating directly down on your head. April through October is considered low season, while you'll see fewer crowds and a little bit of rain in September and October. The rest of the year, the tourist industry is in full swing with heavy crowds, so consider an early-access tour.

Things to Do in Tulum Besides Visiting the Ruins
The ruins are set against a backdrop of some of Mexico's best beaches, such as Akumal, that are ideal for diving and snorkeling. Whale sharks frequent the area from June to September, so if you visit during that time, be sure to book a tour that combines a trip to the ruins with a snorkel expedition to get your own whale shark experience. Tulum also has popular freshwater cenotes and passageways to an underground river.

Boca Paila Beach is a pristine area yet to be invaded by big-name resorts. Local craft markets sell souvenirs, and you can watch the Mayan pole flyers on a walk around town. Tulum Beach Road takes travelers to the Sian Ka'an Biosphere and Punta Allen for swimming in the clear waters, while further along is Tulum Pueblo with its quaint local shops and restaurants.
Address: Tulum, Riviera Maya & the Yucatan, Mexico
Admission: Free
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3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves

3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves

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Explore coral reefs, ancient history, and nature in the Riviera Maya on an combination tour that features some of the best of Yucatan in a single day. Snorkel through the coral reef in the Caribbean Sea, visit the Tulum archeological site, and swim in a cenote, then explore a limestone cave and take a jungle walk. This tour includes entrance fees, a buffet lunch, and door-to-door transport from hotels in Cancun or Playa del Carmen.
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trip To Tulum and Coba Ruins Including Cenote Swim and Lunch from Cancun

Day Trip To Tulum and Coba Ruins Including Cenote Swim and Lunch from Cancun

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Discover the essence of the ancient Maya civilization on this full-day excursion to Coba and the Tulum ruins. This Cancun Super Saver takes you to explore Tulum's ruins with an expert guide, then jump into a rejuvenating underground cenote. Tour Coba, a once-thriving Maya village deep in the rain forest. Enjoy Yucatanean specialties at a buffet lunch and round-trip transportation from your Cancun hotel.
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  • 8 hours
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Playa del Carmen Jungle Tour: Tulum, Cenote Snorkeling, 4x4 Ride and Ziplining

Playa del Carmen Jungle Tour: Tulum, Cenote Snorkeling, 4x4 Ride and Ziplining

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Depart Playa del Carmen for a day of cultural experience and adrenaline-inducing activities. Begin with a visit to Tulum, an ancient Maya coastal city that's home to archaeological remains and sandy beaches. Then visit a modern-day Maya community before entering the jungle to explore two vast underground river systems. Snorkel their cavern waters and afterward, board a 4x4 Unimog for a thrilling ride toward a series of ziplining and rappelling adventures. Wind down with a buffet lunch of delicious Maya cuisine.
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  • 6 hours
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Tulum Ruins Cenote and Swimming with Turtles from Playa del Carmen

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Tulum Ruins Cenote and Swimming with Turtles from Playa del Carmen

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Explore the Mayan ruins of Tulum, swim in a refreshing underground cenote and snorkel with sea turtles in this Riviera Maya tour. Discover the majesty of the ancient Maya at the archaeological site of Tulum. Your certified guide will lead you through the immaculate ruins with incredible views of the Mexican Caribbean Sea. You’ll learn about the history of the site and the culture of the Maya civilization. You’ll then head to the jungle and descend into a cave for a refreshing swim in a cenote surrounded by stalactites and stalagmites. Finally you’ll enjoy a snorkelling experience with sea turtles in the calm clear waters of Akumal Bay. Includes lunch, guide, gear and round-trip transportation.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Tulum Express Half-Day Tour from Cancun

Tulum Express Half-Day Tour from Cancun

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Discover the restored archaeological ruins of Tulum, an ancient Mayan trading port perched above a white-sand beach on the Caribbean coast. Visit this popular city on the Yucatán Peninsula and tour the grounds with your informative guide. Round-trip transport by air-conditioned coach is included from Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
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  • 7 hours
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Tulum and Dos Ojos Cenotes, 5 Hour Guided Tour

Tulum and Dos Ojos Cenotes, 5 Hour Guided Tour

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Visit two of the biggest draws in the Yucatan on this tour to the Tulum Archaeological Site and Dos Ojos cenote from Cancun. Not only do you get a guided tour of the massive archaeological site—a lot to cover on your own—but you get to make the most of your time in the area by visiting the beautiful cenote. You can swim there, too, if you pay a fee upon arrival.
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  • 5 hours
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Coba, Tulum, Cenote and Playa Paraiso Tour

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Coba, Tulum, Cenote and Playa Paraiso Tour

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Discover two significant archaeological sites with this guided tour of Tulum and Coba. Walk past restored ruins at the former Maya trading post then scale Nohoch Mul at Coba, the Yucatán Peninsula’s tallest pyramid. Your full-day tour departs from Playa del Carmen hotels and includes a cenote swim and free time at the Caribbean beach of Playa Paraíso. Numbers are limited for a small-group experience.
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  • 12 hours
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Tulum, Coba and Cenote Tour from Riviera Maya

Tulum, Coba and Cenote Tour from Riviera Maya

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Swap the beach for a fix of culture and history on this tour to the Tulum and Coba archaeological zones. Explore clifftop Maya ruins, climb the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula, and swim in a jungle cenote. Opt to rent a bike or hire a bicitaxi and ride between the pyramids.
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  • 7 hours
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Day Trip: Tulum, Coba, Playa Del Carmen and Cenote Swim from Cancun

Day Trip: Tulum, Coba, Playa Del Carmen and Cenote Swim from Cancun

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Visit two of the most important Maya archaeological sites on this full-day tour: Coba and Tulum. Admire the backdrop of the Caribbean Sea while exploring the temples and pyramids of Tulum with a certified guide, then head to Coba to climb to the top of Nohoch Muul—the tallest pyramid on the Yucatán Peninsula. In the afternoon, take a swim in a 'cenote' (underground cave), sit down for a traditional Mexican lunch, and explore the city of Playa del Carmen. Round-trip transport is included.
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  • 11 hours
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Private Tour: Coba and Tulum Ruins from Cancun

Private Tour: Coba and Tulum Ruins from Cancun

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Discover two ancient Maya cities—Coba and Tulum—on this private, full-day tour from Cancun. In Coba, a ruined city in the jungle that remains mostly unexcavated, climb Nohoch Mul, the tallest pyramid on the Yucatan Peninsula. Emerge from the jungle and marvel at the sparkling Caribbean from Tulum, perched on a bluff. Learn about the archaeological sites and their roles in Maya history, and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Leave the large tour groups and enjoy personalized attention and chauffeur service from a private guide.
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  • 9 to 11 hours
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5x1 Tulum by land and sea, boat, beach club & snorkel

5x1 Tulum by land and sea, boat, beach club & snorkel

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Escape the crowds and explore the mystifying Mayan city of Tulum in relative solitude on this Viator Exclusive full-day tour. Venture to one of Mexico’s most famous Mayan sights in early-morning tranquility and visit areas rarely explored on traditional tours. Admire the rugged coastal setting of Tulum’s ruins while discovering the illustrious history of Mayan civilization from your qualified archeologist guide.
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  • 14 hours
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Cancun Jungle Tour: Tulum, Cenote Snorkeling, 4x4 Ride and Ziplining

Cancun Jungle Tour: Tulum, Cenote Snorkeling, 4x4 Ride and Ziplining

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Take a thrilling ride into the Yucatán jungle on a full-day tour from Cancun. Begin your journey in Tulum, a coastal Maya city with ample ruins to explore. Then hike into the jungle to the Sac Actun and Nohoch Nah Chich cenotes—two vast underground river systems—and snorkel through their caves marveling at stalagmites and stalagmites. Travel by 4x4 Unimog to your next set of adventures: rappelling into a sinkhole and ziplining through the rainforest. Top it off with a traditional Maya lunch.
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  • 8 hours
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Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day Tour

Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day Tour

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History, nature and adventure, visit the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum and snorkel with sea turtles and marine life in the Riviera Maya! This express Riviera Maya tour brings you to the magnificent Mayan ruins of Tulum with an expert guide to explore ancient history. This walled city atop a cliff overlooking the sea is a beautiful place to learn all about the fascinating Maya civilization. After walking in the steps of the ancients, it’s time to immerse yourself in the Mexican Caribbean Sea for an out of this world snorkel experience. Dive in to the famous Akumal Bay where you will snorkel with sea turtles and tropical marine life! This tour includes a bilingual guide and all the essential equipment you need.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Tulum and Jungle Maya Native Park Day Trip

Tulum and Jungle Maya Native Park Day Trip

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Explore the amazing nature and culture of the Riviera Maya on this all-day adventure. After a convenient hotel pickup, head to Tulum and learn about its rich history and architecture before heading into the jungle. Then, rappel into an underground pond, glide over lush forest on a zipline, visit a 137-mile (220-kilometers) underground river, snorkel in crystal clear waters, participate in a Mayan blessing ceremony, and enjoy a complimentary lunch.
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  • 10 hours
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Cenote 2 Ojos and Tulum Experience from Cancun

Cenote 2 Ojos and Tulum Experience from Cancun

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Snorkel in Dos Ojos cenote and visit the Tulum archeological site on a full-day, small-group tour with round trip transport from Cancun. This convenient, two-in-one tour explores the natural world and Maya history, and includes hotel pickup and drop-off, all entrance fees, snorkel equipment, lunch, and time to independently explore Tulum.
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  • 7 hours
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Tulum Express Half-Day Tour from Playa del Carmen

Tulum Express Half-Day Tour from Playa del Carmen

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Visit the Maya city of Tulum on a 6-hour tour from Playa del Carmen, and explore temples, pyramids, and history at the edge of the Caribbean Sea. See the site on a two-hour guided tour, then enjoy an hour to explore on your own, snap photos, or visit the Tulum beach. This 6-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at Playa del Carmen hotels, as well as entrance fees at the Tulum Archeological Site.
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  • 6 hours
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Tulum and Tankah Cenotes Eco-Adventure Tour

Tulum and Tankah Cenotes Eco-Adventure Tour

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Explore Tulum's ancient ruins and take an eco-adventure tour at Tankah Park on this full-day excursion from Cancun. Tour the ruins at Tulum and learn about Mayan civilization from a guide, then travel to Tankah Park for a jungle adventure. Kayak through Tankah Cenote, ride a zipline, and explore the vibrant jungle. Enjoy a Mexican buffet lunch and round-trip transportation from Cancun.
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  • 10 hours
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Tulum and Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip from Playa del Carmen

Tulum and Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip from Playa del Carmen

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Combine culture, history and nature on an exciting full-day excursion to the atmospheric walled city of Tulum and the beautiful Xel-Ha aquatic theme park. Depart from Playa del Carmen and enjoy a captivating combination of historical exploration and energetic fun; explore the Mayan ruins of Tulum with an expert guide before snorkeling among troves of tropical fish at Xel-Ha. Feast upon a delicious buffet lunch then relax upon the soft sands of the beach to observe iguanas and colorful birds. Food, beverages and round-trip hotel transportation are all included on this tour.
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  • 8 hours
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Tulum, Coba, & Cenote: Full-Day Tour

Tulum, Coba, & Cenote: Full-Day Tour

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Travelers to the Yucatan Peninsula typically favor lounging on the beach, but with the rich Maya history in the region, savvy travelers should prioritize a visit to the ancient ruins. On this daylong adventure, explore the standout Maya ruins in Tulum and Coba, climb an ancient pyramid, and learn about Maya culture from your guide. To round out your tour, take a dip in a traditional swimming hole, known as a cenote, and recharge with an included buffet lunch.
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  • 12 hours
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Private Tour: Tulum and Cave Adventure from Cancun

Private Tour: Tulum and Cave Adventure from Cancun

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Leave the beaches of Cancun and explore Tulum, an ancient Maya fort perched on a bluff, and the underground ecological park of Kantun-Chi on this full-day private tour. At Tulum, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, learn about the city’s once-thriving commercial role in Maya history. Move on to discover a cavern network of stalactites and stalagmites at Kantun-Chi. Enjoy personalized attention and chauffeur service from a private guide.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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Private Tour: 2 Mayan cities in one day, Tulum and Coba

Private Tour: 2 Mayan cities in one day, Tulum and Coba

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Don’t make a complicated vacation trip with an early start, it’s better you chose the starting time and visit two ruins sites in just one day. This Combo gives you the option to choose the order of activities and has all the “must” on your trip to the Mayan Riviera. Pictures, food, tradition, nature, and culture are part of this special adventure you can have on this private trip.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Tulum and Cenote Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya

Tulum and Cenote Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya

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This day trip from Cancun and the Riviera Maya includes a guided tour of the Tulum archaeological site plus a cenote swim. You'll wander around some of the most popular Maya ruins on the Yucatán Peninsula and soak up views of the Caribbean Sea. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 6 hours
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8-Day Yucatan Peninsula: Small-Group for Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam and Tulum

8-Day Yucatan Peninsula: Small-Group for Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam and Tulum

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Uncover the mystifying mysteries of the ancient Mayans on an enriching and explorative 8-day tour of the Yucatan’s most significant archeological sites from Cancun. On this personalized small-group tour, explore the ancient World Wonder of Chichen Itza with a knowledgeable guide. Delve other atmospheric ruins such as Uxmal, El Baklam, Tulum and more, while gaining fascinating insight into the unique culture and intriguing history of the region. Travel in comfort, feast upon sublime local specialties and luxuriate in lavish hotel accommodations during your spectacular journey through the Yucatan Peninsula.
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FANTASTIC ADVENTUROUS COMBO: Tour to Tulum Ruins, Coba Ruins and Mayan Cenote!

FANTASTIC ADVENTUROUS COMBO: Tour to Tulum Ruins, Coba Ruins and Mayan Cenote!

Are you thinking about spending your vacations on a special and natural paradise? Prepare yourself to have an amazing experience in three fantastic places of the Mayan Riviera: Tulum, Coba, and The Sacred Cenote Tankach-Ha. This tour is ideal for people who want to know more about the Mayan culture, also for people who want to discover archaeological sites or refresh in the clearest and purest waters of the Caribbean Sea. Tulum Ruins are the only ones in Quintana Roo near the beach and Coba hast the tallest pyramid of Yucatán's Peninsula. The historical wonders of the fascinating Tulum and Coba Ruins await you to visit them. Their temples and the crystalline turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea are the kinds of places that must be visited at least once in a lifetime. Be part of this magical adventure!
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  • 12 hours
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