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Carretera Federal, Cancun - Chetumal Km 230, 307, Tulum, Riviera Maya & the Yucatan

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.

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Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included
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Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included
$99.90 per adult
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Fantastic Tour and Guide
Antonio “Tony” was an amazing tour guide! He is extremely knowledgeable, and helped our group truly connect with the Mayan culture. The pick up and drop off was easy and right on time, and the communication around our activities was perfect! I definitely recommend this tour, and would do it again myself in a heartbeat!
Jeni_T, Nov 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Cancun

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Great Tour!
Jenna_W, Sep 2022
Viator Exclusive Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves
Emmanuel was an excellent and safe driver. Macarena was the best tour guide! Very bubbly and fun personality and very educated on tulum, while also ensuring everyone’s safety. Lucho was a very good photographer I recommend getting the pictures after the tour. Overall perfect experience!
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Fun and personal tour of Tulum & Cenote!
Michele_C, Jul 2022
Tulum Ruins Private Tour with Turtle and Cenote Snorkeling
💯 must go on this tour! Our tour guide, Alex was an excellent!! He shared his knowledge in an entertaining and interesting way. We beat all of the crowds at Tulum and the Cenote. Rogelio was a friendly and courteous driver. He knew all of the clean restrooms and lunch was delicious as well. Far exceeded our expectations.
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Book this tour now!
Kate_M, Dec 2022
Private tour Tulum Ruins - Cenote Cave
Wow! This excursion was amazing. Beto was our tour guide in Tulum and he was incredibly knowledgeable. We enjoyed all of his stories and we bet people there were jealous that we had our own private tour since there were other huge groups. And swimming in the cenote afterwards with Fabian was perfect since it was a hot day. It was so beautiful! We would recommend this tour to anyone. You can’t beat this price for a private tour and all that it offers!
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Excellent Guides to Maya Sites
Kathy_B, Dec 2022
Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included
Our guides were very knowledgeable and engaging. Seeing Tulum and Coba with good interpreters was wonderful. Cenote was a cool experience. The beach was an expensive and loud stop.
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Definitely worth it!
Tammy_J, Dec 2022
Coba, Tulum and Cenote Swim
Tulum is beautiful! Coba is great too. The cenote was fun and lunch was good. Had an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and was able to offer lots of insight into the Mayan culture. Overall a great excursion, saw a lot without spending too much time on the bus.
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Absolutely phenomenal
Tasneem_A, Nov 2022
Private Sailing and Snorkeling Experience in Tulum
Truly amazing!!! Alexis was so welcoming and we had such a blast! Very professional and organized, we were also able to see the Tulum ruins from the middle of the ocean! If you are ever in Tulum you must try this activity!!!
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Experience Mayan culture
Katie_C, Nov 2022
Tulum and Cenotes Tour
My daughter 6 yrs old and many other little ones, they did very well considering the beat and long walking at Tulum. We had a great time and Thor was our guide. He was very friendly and did a great job.
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Amazing and well planned Tour
Rhythm_v, Nov 2022
Tulum Day-Trip Mayan Ruins With Cenote Swim
Tulum Archaeological site is truly a marvel. The coastline next to them gives a dramatic effect. Great place to take pictures. Layla is a great tour guide. She explained the history very nicely. Pickup and drop off were on time. It was a well organized tour with a small group.
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Really worth spending your money for this experience
Nikolaos_S, Nov 2022
Private tour Tulum Ruins - Cenote Cave
Tulum ruins visit with a very knowledgeable local Mayan guide was just great giving a lot of the Mayan history and of the Tulum mayan people in the past. Cenote cave was relatively busy but really great cave to explore swimming.
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Best things to do Cancun
Manuel_C, Nov 2022
4x1 Tulum, Cobá, Cenote, Buffet & Playa del Carmen Tour
Was taken to one of the most beautiful places to visit in Cancun, Tulum beautiful beach, Mayan ruins and a great history lesson followed by a swim in an amazing Cenote. The tour guide Esther was the best made the trip fun yet educational teaching us the history of the Mayans. Would definitely recommend this trip with #amigotours.
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Recommend
Rigo_L, Nov 2022
Tulum, Coba, & Cenote: Full-Day Tour
The tour was great and the arrangement (Tulum->Coba->Cenote) is very reasonable, especially you had the chance to swim in the beautiful cenote after a whole day trip. Our guide Alan is fantastic. Recommend!
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Satisfied Customer
FarkhandaKhan, Nov 2022
TULUM AND COBÁ from Riviera Maya, Cancun and Tulum (Private)
Loved Tulum, Coba, and cenote. Our driver / guide made the whole experience pleasant and memorable. Easy pickup and drop off. Would highly recommend to others.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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