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Mayan Ruins of Tulum

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Mayan Ruins of Tulum in Cozumel, Mexico

The Mayan city of Tulum is located 81 miles south of Cancun. On this Tulum tour, you'll travel to a historic Mayan city full of interesting history. The only Mayan city built on a coast, Tulum offers spectacular ocean views paired with impressive ruins. A limestone wall of over 2,500 feet surrounds three parts of the ancient city. Prepare for an experience unlike anything you've had before. Of all the shore excursions and tours to Tulum, this is one you don’t want to miss.

Begin your Tulum tour with a scenic 45-minute ferry ride to gorgeous Playa del Carmen. A comfortable air-conditioned bus awaits your arrival in this lovely city, ready to transport you on a picturesque ride to the Tulum Mayan Ruins. Approximately two hours are provided in Tulum, plenty of time to explore the restored temples rising above the Caribbean Sea. A professional guide will explain the facts, myths, and fascinating legends of the Ancient Mayan culture that once dominated the area.

Enter the Tulum ruins through one of five doorways in the massive limestone wall. A lush field of smooth hills welcomes you, decorated with detailed stone-carved figures and the remains of what were once striking buildings. Notable highlights include El Castillo (The Castle), perched on the edge of the 2,500-ft. wall and overlooking the Caribbean Sea; the Temple of Frescoes, one of the most preserved buildings remaining; The Temple of the Descending God, and The House of the Columns. If time permits, you may have the opportunity to check out the beach located behind the ruins and take a relaxing swim. After your time in the Tulum Mayan Ruins, you'll hop back on your bus, return to Playa del Carmen, and enjoy a ferry ride back to Cozumel.

The Tulum Mayan Ruins are extremely photogenic. Plenty of memorable snapshots are yours to take on this unforgettable Cozumel cruise excursion. Book today as part of your next great vacation!

Shore Excursion Size
Small Group
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration
6 Hours
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A 10 to 15 minute taxi ride (not included) is required to reach your departure location. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Bottled water and a light snack is included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, walking shoes, sunglasses, and a hat. You should bring your swimsuit, sunscreen, a towel, and a change of clothes.
This excursion is not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be in good physical condition in order to participate and must be able to walk on sand, paved ground, and rocky-rough uneven terrain. Absolutely no guests who have any type of limited mobility or heart conditions, back problems or pregnant may participate. Guests using home video cameras will be charged a government fee of approximately $10 US, payable in cash at site. For the continued conservation of Tulum, guests are prohibited from climbing on the ruins at any time.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 147 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsReally enjoyed!October 04, 2019

Reviewer: Paige
We really enjoyed this excursion. Our drivers and tour guides were very friendly, informative, and accommodating. The views from the ruins are stunning, and the ruins themselves are fascinating. We would book again.

4 StarsFun, but Not Enough TimeSeptember 20, 2019

Reviewer: Chelsey Conner
This excursion was good overall. The ruins were amazing! Our tour guide was animated and informative. However, there was about 90 minutes of travel from the cruise ship port to the ruins, between a ferry and a bus. This left us a short time at the ruin site before we had to replicate that 90 minute journey to get back to the port. We weren't able to explore Cozumel once we returned to port, as it was time to leave... So, if you are on a cruise and looking at this excursion, just be aware that the travel takes up most of the time. If it weren't for that, I would have rated this excursion even higher.

5 StarsSO NICE I DID IT TWICE!!September 16, 2019

Reviewer: Patricia Debnam
I first visited Tulum over 30 years ago. After getting off our ship we took a 15 minute taxi ride to meet our guide "Ruben" at the entrance to the Ferry Pier at a cost of $8 (4 in our group) Ruben took us on a ferry ride (about 30 minutes) to Playa del Carmen where we met our driver Ivan who drove us to Tulum. The van was very comfortable and had GREAT air conditioning. It was extremely hot. In Tulum Ruben handed us off to tour guide Alfredo. Alfredo gave us the history lesson on Tulum. He accompanied us to the ruins and explained the various buildings and structures. We then had about an hour and 15 minutes to explore on our own. The main difference is that years ago we were allowed to actually walk up and into the ruins! The buildings are now roped off--but still accessible with a good camera. When we met up with Ruben for our return trip to ship he had gotten us all lunches and drinks from Subway! GREAT Tour! Very informative! Tulum is still amazing even the second time around!

5 StarsGreat tour!August 02, 2019

Reviewer: Victor
Arrived in port on our ship. We had just amount of time to get off ship and we hurried and met our guide Alexis who waited for us at described meeting spot. Some other guest were little late and he was kind enough to wait for them. Everything was taken care of boat ferry, air conditioned new van to destination and just 12 others. All comfortable with water, soft drinks included. Very nice scenic trip to Tulum. Guides were informative, attentive and made every effort to keep with ship departure. Trip was perfect amount of time. After we were treated to a nice lunch then had time for a nice beach break in Mahual! I would definitely recommend this excursion.

5 StarsPerfectJuly 04, 2019

Reviewer: MB from S Texas
We really wanted to see the Ruins, and weren’t sure if this was going to work. It did!! We took a taxi to the Sparrow Pier and met our guide. He had all the tickets for the ferry rides. Then we asked to a van and drove to Tulum. Everything ran like clockwork! They even had much needed cold bottled water and subway for lunch! We got back in plenty of time to take a taxi back to our ship and board. The only thing we were confused about was the time difference, we followed the “ship time” on Carnival and that worked with the time in Cozumel. So no issues. The ferry’s are very nice as was our van ride.

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