5 star rating: Highly Recommended 47 Reviews

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

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

This tour was excellent! Fredi was very knowledgable and did great a great job of covering the history of the Mayan civilisation. The trip's logistics were good. The pickup and early arrival were great and important for pictures.
We highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Early arrival means...not as hot...postcard perfect photos and back to your resort early enough to enjoy your day...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

It was great!! I went on this trip by myself and really enjoyed it. Saul and Freddy are super nice. It's worth waking up early because when we got there we were the only ones . About an hr later the place was packed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

What a fantastic excursion, but remember to take sun cream and a hat as it gets very hot!! The views are amazing over the ocean, we booked the early access to Tulum so we beat the crowds and managed to get lovely photos with just us in them!! Our archaeologist and tour guided Freddy was so friendly and professional he really made the trip pleasurable. He smiled all day long and made us feel really welcome.
The bus driver Saul was also so friendly and made the bus ride enjoyable. All in all an excellent excursion if you are interested in the history of Mexico. 10 out of 10...thanks Freddy!!
Colette and Stephen Cox, Carlisle, England UK

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Excellent tour with Tour Guide Freddy. He was very knowledgeable about the Ruins and the Mayans culture and history. The information that Freddy shared began shortly after we were picked up at our hotel. He has researched and gathered pictures and other visual information, which he shared with us.The whole group were very interested. The group was small, five people, very few other people had early access so there we no crowds and he also provided us with a little lunch to eat on the way back. Super!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Tulum was amazing as was the tour guide Freddie and driver Saul. Only suggestion- it rained on our tour, having available umbrellas or plastic jackets with hoods like other tours offered would have been helpful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

There was lots of great information relayed to us on the trip. Our Archeologist and driver were amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Tulum was a big surprise for us; we decided to visit after a strong recommendation from a friend, and we loved every second of the trip. Our tour guide Freddy and our driver Oscar picked us up right on time (a few minutes early in fact!), and we had a fantastic 1.5 hour tour of the site. Tulum is picturesque and an interesting contrast to Chichen Itza, so consider both trips and don't pass this one up in favor of the more popular ruins. Freddy provides a great deal of information, both from a historical perspective and from a personal one as a Mayan himself. He also prides himself on providing only the facts; he even carries a history book with him in case someone asks a question and he needs to look up an answer. His dedication to demystifying Mayan culture and history and making it accessible to us really made the trip for us.

Beating the crowds was a huge highlight for us (the ticket line was very lengthy when we were leaving- and it was much, much hotter!). We had 1.5 hours to tour on our own, which we used to check out some ruins in-depth and to watch the numerous iguanas running throughout the complex. The drive from Cancun isn't too long (not even two hours- and Oscar is a great driver!), and we were back by 1:30 PM. Take some water with you- they don't sell it after you get your ticket- and don't miss this experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Saw the ruins on 8/25/14. Freddie and Saul were terrific and they did a great job getting us there early before the crowds They gave us ample time to take pictures and swim in the beautiful ocean and provided a light lunch afterwards. I highly recommend them.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

The early morning is a must. You miss the crowds and still get back in time to enjoy a half day doing something else. Freddy and Saul were amazing. Great knowledge of the myan culture and were just excellent overall.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

An excellent tour, I highly recommend it! Freddy and Saul were fantastic tour guides. The group was much smaller than I expected, just right of us. We were picked up promptly at our hotel and Freddy kept us occupied on the drive with a very informative, interesting talk about the Mayans. Early entry is the only way to visit! There were hardly any other tourists there, ensuring we got the best photos. We even had plenty of time to swim in the turquoise ocean! We left promptly and had a great lunch on the bus. We couldn't have asked for anything more!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Tulum is beautiful, we loved this tour. Our Archaeologist was Frank, he was very informative and friendly, as was the driver. You will leave early, but this allows you to beat the crowds and the heat. Excellent tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

this was a great tour specially the part where you get a personal archaeologist who explains to you the history behind it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Freddy was awesome! My husband and I were the only ones on the tour that day so it was extra personalized. Freddy was extremely knowledgable and we definitely learned so much. Tulum gets hot so I'm glad we left early.

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