Tulum, the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city and a port for Cobá, is one of the best preserved coastal Maya sites in the Yucatan. Highlights of these ruins include the Temple of the Frescoes which has spectacular figurines of the "diving god". The ruins are stunningly set against a backdrop of some of Mexico's best beaches that are also ideal for diving and snorkeling. Tulum also has freshwater cenotes, passageways to underground rivers.

Cool off at Boca Paila beach, a pristine area yet to be invaded by the big name resorts. Visit the craft markets or watch the Mayan Pole Flyers as you walk around town. A walk up Tulum Beach Road takes you to the Sian Ka'an Biosphere and Punta Allen. Further along is Tulum Pueblo with quaint local shops and restaurants to explore. Between the famous ruins and exceptional beach scene, Tulum is the perfect place for Cool off at Boca Paila beach, a pristine area yet to be invaded by the big name resorts. Visit the craft markets or watch the Mayan Pole Flyers as you walk around town.

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Just a short trip from the Hotel Zone of Cancun, Tulum allows vacationers to explore some of the Mayan history of the Yucatan. The spectacular ruins next to the sparkling waters make Tulum an ideal spot for a short trip from the Hotel Zone of Cancun to explore some of the Mayan history of the Yucatan.

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Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Tulum Ruins with an Archeologist

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 73 Reviews

Tour Tulum, one of the most famous Mayan sites, with a private archeologist — a Viator exclusive available nowhere else! Arrive in the early morning and miss ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.99
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Cancun Super Saver: Tulum and Coba Ruins Including Cenote Swim and Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Reveal the mysteries of ancient Mayan civilization with this Cancun Super Saver, a full-day adventure to Tulum and Coba combining two best-selling tours at a ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 11.5 hours

From USD $106.99
$207.99 Save $101.00

Tulum and Xel-Ha from Riviera Maya

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

Venture to the mysterious ruins of Tulum on a full day trip from Riviera Maya and enjoy the view as you explore this abandoned walled city towering above the ...  Read more

Location: Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.99

Tulum and Xel-Ha All Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun

4.5 star rating: Recommended 103 Reviews

Discover the mysterious beauty of Tulum and the stunning, natural Xel-Ha aquarium. This relaxing, all inclusive excursion from Cancun or Playa del Carmen will ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.99

Tulum and Xel-Ha from Cozumel

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Visit the mysterious ruins of Tulum and enjoy the view as you explore this abandoned walled city that towers above the deep turquoise of the Caribbean. Then ...  Read more

Location: Cozumel, Mexico
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $148.99

Tulum Ruins and Tankah Park Eco-Adventure Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Discover the impressive archeological ruins of Tulum, an ancient Mayan city located on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, and then get your adrenaline pumping on ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.99

Catamaran Cruise from Riviera Maya to Tulum Ruins with Lunch and Snorkeling

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Spend a day on the beautiful waters of the Caribbean on this catamaran cruise from Riviera Maya! You’ll depart from Puerto Aventuras down the coast to the ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $109.99

Tulum Ruins with Optional Underground River Swim and Lunch from Cancun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Visit the Mayan city of Tulum, one of the greatest archeological sites along the Riviera Maya! This former Mayan trade site, located on a cliff-side beach ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 1.5-5.5 hours

From USD $68.99

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