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  • Location: Cancun, Mexico
  • Duration:  1.5-5 hours
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 overlooking the magnificent Caribbean, is a must-see destination during your stay in Cancun. Upgrade your tour to include snorkeling at Akumal Beach and lunch at a beachside restaurant. Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to 24 people. Bottled water and round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned van included.

Highlights

  • 1.5- or 5-hour tour of Tulum with optional Akumal Beach
  • Soak in the rich history of Tulum as your guide escorts you through the ruins
  • Admire breathtaking views from a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea
  • Snorkel over a coral reef in search of marine life at Akumal Beach (if upgrade selected)
  • Enjoy a beachside lunch at one of the Akumal's best restaurants (if upgrade selected)
  • Complimentary bottled water and round-trip hotel transport included
  • Small-group tour limited to 24 ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Tulum Ruins with Optional Akumal Beach Snorkeling and Lunch from Cancun

Tulum Ruins and Akumal Tour from Cancun

After hotel pickup in Cancun, enjoy the comfortable drive aboard an air-conditioned minivan to Tulum. Upon arrival at the abandoned walled city, perched high on the edge of a cliff, embark on a tour of the well-preserved Mayan ruins with your knowledgeable guide and small group.

Option 1: Tulum
As you explore the archeological site, one of the most spectacular along the Yucatan coast, you’ll hear about the fascinating history of the Mayan Empire. Learn how the city, which towers above the deep turquoise waters of the Caribbean, was mainly inhabited by nobles and high priests. Search for the faint remains of red and blue covering the fortress buildings, which were once lavishly decorated with paintings and colorful carvings.

After your 1-hour guided tour you'll have about half an hour more to explore Tulum or the white sandy beach below on your own. If you’d like, take a refreshing dip in the Caribbean Sea before return transport to your hotel.

Option 2: Tulum plus Akumal Beach with snorkeling and lunch
Embark on a 1-hour guided tour of Tulum plus free time to explore the site or its beautiful beach (see description above). Then, enjoy a half-hour drive by air-conditioned minivan to the picturesque beach community of Akumal. The laid-back atmosphere, natural beauty and abundant marine life at Akumal Beach provide the perfect environment for some of the best snorkeling available in the Mayan Riviera.

During a 1-hour snorkeling tour, your informative guide will help you discover all the wonders below the water’s surface. Spot a huge variety of tropical fish, colorful coral and abundant sea turtles that make Akumal their home.

Afterward, transfer to an excellent restaurant nearby for a delicious beachside lunch. Feast on the flavors of Mexico with a plate full of fajitas, rice, refried beans, quesadillas and guacamole, accompanied by flavored water. You’ll have approximately 1.5 hours for lunch and some well-deserved relaxation on the beach before returning by minivan to your hotel in Cancun.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

The tour was fantastic. Umbrellas supplied to ward off the heat, free bottled water supplied, the driver was personable and a great person as was the guide who was also very knowledgeable! Top ranks here, also after the tour, the van was already air conditioned, bottled water supplied, and get this, treats if you were inclined, but to top it all off was the welcomed cooled wet towlette for everyone! superb people and a superb historic attraction highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Exactly one week ago, I had the most amazing experience visiting Tulum Ruins (half-day tour) with Viator. I was picked up in prompt fashion, a two hour drive from Club Med-Cancun to Tulum, and rode in a comfortable and air conditioned van. I was accompanied by 9 guests and our friendly and good driver, Francisco. After 45 minutes, we arrived to Playa del Carmen, where we picked up our fabulous tour guide, Patricia. She brought iced bottled waters and fresh bananas and large umbrellas for our tour. We had another 45 minute drive from Playa del Carmen to Cancun, and during that duration, Patricia was very engaging and shared with us her knowledge about Mayan culture and her passion for Tulum and the Yucatan. Once we arrived to Tulum, we entered through a less crowded area and we were handed the waters and umbrellas, a nice perk to walk amidst the sun! We made a stop first at the toilets since there are none inside the walled city. We then walked together and enjoyed the illuminating tour by Patricia, which lasted close to an hour. We witnessed the incredible constructions of the Mayas that are still holding today and in great shape, some from as early as 900bc, and set against a magnificent view of the ocean. There's a nice breeze and surrounded by tall tress for shading. We then had 50 more minutes to walk on our own, photograph the beautiful scenery and swim in the beach. We all met again and walked back to the toilets for our last stop and then we were given more bottled water and the best tasting bananas and some crackers too, which was very generous! This tour was very well timed. Do note, that it's close to 6 hrs duration since the van will pick up/drop off guests at their hotel resorts, so take that into consideration. Tulum is a must see! Nice meeting you all! and Thank you Patricia! :)

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