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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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3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves
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3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves
$109.00 per adult
Great job 🙌🏻
Great excursion! We enjoyed Telugu ruins, the Snorkeling and the Cenote experience! Our Guide was amazing and made sure I was safe! Thanks for a great experience 🎉🏝
Dixie_R, Jul 2021

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Knowledgeable and friendly guides, beautiful places
John_C, Jul 2021
Tulum and Cenotes Tour
We rode in a very clean vehicle that arrived at our hotel on time. Our guides Alan and professor Miguel were excellent. We enjoyed professor Miguel's explanation of the buildings that form the solar calendar in Tulum. We had enough time to explore Tulum on our own before going to the cenotes. The cenotes were also very nice to cool off in after the hot sun in Tulum. The trip was about 11 hours door to door for us since we were staying in Puerto Morales
Best excursion!
Mark_C, Jun 2021
3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves
Amazing excursion! 3 great things to do all in one day. Tulum was amazing to see. Snorkeling in the ocean was great as well. The cenote was completely different and worth it! All I can say is that it is life changing. So cool! Our tour guide Christina was so knowledgeable and safety conscious. Would actually do this again!
A Nice Day Out
SJD, May 2021
Day Trip To Tulum and Coba Ruins Including Cenote Swim and Lunch from Cancun
Timely pickup, super nice guide and driver. Unfortunately, Tulum had a Covid outbreak so was closed. Coba and the cenotes were very nice, the included lunch was great, and Playa del Carmen was better than I expected. Overall, the day out was very worthwhile and I'm glad I did it. Solid choice for a tour.
Great time
Brian_C, May 2021
Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included
Ulysses was great, he is super passionate and informative. Tulum ruins were shut down since a worker there got covid but he messaged us before hand and we went to a different set of ruins. Everything was great, thank you. I will note another group on the trip complained among themselves that they were staying in Cancun and didn't realize the long travel time to Tulum. This has nothing to do with the tour company/ guide. How stupid can they be, look up at a map before booking something.
Fun For All
Daniel_M, May 2021
Day Trip To Tulum and Coba Ruins Including Cenote Swim and Lunch from Cancun
Even though Tulum was closed due to a positive Covid response of an employee, our tour guide Oscar made our trip amazing! He was very funny and informative of each place we went.
Amazing time touring Tulum and Coba
Rose_N, Apr 2021
Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included
The cenote was amazing. Transportation was professional and safe. Joel and Arturo our tour guide was very informative. They took their time giving you the history of Tulum and made you feel comfortable. Safety was always a priority with them.
Very interesting.
Virginia_H, Jul 2021
Tulum Ruins and Swimming With Turtles Day Tour
History of Tulum explained by guide was excellent. So sorry beach not accessible anymore. Would like more time to explore the fabulous area.
This one over Chichen Itza by far!!
Justin-H, Jul 2021
Tulum Guided Tour, Cenotes and Yal-kú Lagoon Snorkeling
Good - WOW!!!! This was our best adventure this far. Tulum was impressive, but the CENOTE WAS AMAZING! The snorkel was good as well. The transport had water and snacks! Loved it’
Amazing Experience with great guide
Cynthia_A, Jul 2021
Discover Tulum & Coba with a delicious gourmet beachside lunch
Our driver was Antonio and guide was Reis the foodie. They were both amazing, friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this tour and staff!! Reis was extremely knowledgeable and answered all our questions. He was a great foodie expert with picking our lunch spot. Food was authentic and delicious with a beach view and breeze. Coba and Tulum were amazing views and loved learning the history. We were a group of 7 with a 3 year old and four 18 yr olds with two parents.
Great tour with Tacho
KKN, Jul 2021
Private tour TULUM and CHICHEN ITZA with swimming in Cenote from Riviera Maya
This was a great tour. Tacho, our guide, was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed spending the day with him. It was nice to see both Tulum and Chichen Itza. The cenote was beautiful!
Best City Tour - Hands Down!
Shannon_S, Jul 2021
Tulum Bike Tour Tulum Maya Ruins Cenote Swimming Pueblo History Art Tacos Lunch
Our tour guide Frank was AMAZING! Funny, super knowledgeable, and proud of the history of Tulum. We made frequent stops to learn something new about our surroundings, and got to take in the beauty and culture. The taco stop had some of the best tacos I’ve ever had, the Mayan Ruins were gorgeous, the bee farm was fascinating, and the cenote was so refreshing at the end. Highly highly recommend!!!
Tulum, Coba, cenote and 5th Avenue.
Siobhan_L, Mar 2021
Day Trip To Tulum and Coba Ruins Including Cenote Swim and Lunch from Cancun
Had an amazing day. All the sights were incredible and our guide Ricardo and our driver Pablo were lovely. Lots of knowledge whilst walking around the sights. The tour is very well organised and you feel safe (especially with Covid). I’m trying to pick my favourite spot but it’s very hard! I think Coba ruins here first place but only just. Tulum and Cenote were also amazing. Loved our final visit to 5th Avenue! Would definitely recommend this tour.

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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