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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
Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included
US$99.90 per adult
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Don't miss great tour
Fantastic tour with fun & knowledgeable commentary from our wonderful guide Carlos! You see alot, learn alot and have a heck if a lot of fun. Would recommend 110%!
Ellen_O, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Cancun

Great day tour!
Christa_S, Mar. 2022
VIP Tulum Private Tour
We were so happy with our tour! Manuel took care of us so well! He specifically spoke to our 5 year old son and included him in everything, while making sure his safety took precedence! We enjoyed a lovely lunch with our guide on the way home from the cenote after visiting Tulum. We definitely recommend this!
Jessica_V, May 2022
Tulum Ruins Cenote and Swimming with Turtles from Playa del Carmen
Amazing experience!! Out tour guy (Herlan) was very nice and had a lot of information to help us understand about Tulum. He was very passionate about what he does and im so happy we ( my friends and I)had him as our tour guy!! I recommend him to everyone. First time in Mexico and i loved it and Tulum was amazing. :)
Tulum Shopping
stephierowland, May 2022
Shopping Tour & Tulum Mayan Ruins
Cheap and fun! Cockteleria El PEZ Leon Restaurante is right before the entrance to Tulum. It is a great option to walking in the sun. Plenty of shopping in and around the restaurant. We loved the Crab 10.00 us. Wonderful food. Use this 8 dollar trip to look at jewelry and taste tequila. Then go for the food at Cockteleria El PEZ Leon Restaurante. You will not regret it.
92 year old grandma goes down to cenote!
Aurora_D, May 2022
Tulum and Cenotes Tour
The drive to Tulum was long (only because of 3 location pickups along the way). Ruth, our tour guide was awesome and entertaining! The cenotes were great and even my 92-year old mom went down to the cenote and took a dip into the cool, refreshing waters! A must and a great value overall!
Rich Cultural...
Eijah_B, May 2022
Tulum Day-Trip Mayan Ruins With Cenote Swim
Rich Cultural Experience.....knowledgeable tour guide....very accomodating...Must see when visiting Tulum....
Amazing Time all together!
Adam_K, May 2022
Cancun Jungle Tour: Tulum, Cenote Snorkeling, Ziplining, Lunch
Had a great time! Everyone was knowledgeable and made it enjoyable the entire time. The Cenote is beautiful and ziplines are fun, no cheesy short runs like in many places. Tulum is extremely hot as there is very little shade but we had an amazing time there and our tour guide was top notch. Allowed us to walk with him as he explained a lot about it or would let you go on your own if you just wanted to explore.
Tulum private tour
Dillon_E, Apr. 2022
Private tour Tulum Ruins - Cenote Cave
Our guide was very knowledgeable and kinda. I HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone going to tulum. 10/10 will go again
Snorkeling, Cenote, and ancient ruins
Aaron_F, Jan. 2022
3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves
Fun experience in Tulum! The ocean water was quite polluted by the algae, unfortunately. However, the spot for snorkeling where fresh water meets saltwater was quite clean.
Great Tulum Experience
Bill_S, Apr. 2022
Tulum and Cenote Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya
Great tour to Tulum and the Cenotes. Sandra our tour guide was fantastic. Would highlyrecommend this tour!!
The Most Awesome Adventure!
Roxanna_R, May 2022
Tulum Day-Trip Mayan Ruins With Cenote Swim
Layla and Robert were outstanding. Layla was extremely knowledgeable, and went over the top answering our random questions about the ruins & cenotes. The Ruin in Tulum were striking & beautiful. I was struck by the beauty in the cravings & that they still had some paint pigments. The cenote was amazing, we were able to enjoy floating & relaxing in beautiful clear waters. Our trip was a wonderful experience & I couldn't recommend it enough.
Perfect day trip :)
Charlotte_H, Apr. 2022
Tulum Ruins, Turtles in Akumal and Cenote tour
Our guide Mariana was amazing, very knowledgeable and great with the kids, we had an amazing day from start to finish. We really appreciated the snacks and bottles of water, also took up the drivers offer to use one of their umbrellas which was a life saver doing the Tulum ruins! Didn't get to see as much as we expected at ruins, but we didn't mind since the heat and sun was too much so was grateful to get in the sea with the turtles and end the day cooling off in the cenote
Mother Tulum
Veronica_R, Apr. 2022
Mother Nature, Tulum and beach paradise with lunch
We were picked up at our hotel in playacar that was arranged through a Viator agent that went above and beyond. Once picked up, we were given an overview of our tour by Beto. Everything was taken care of except for some few unexpected small expenses here and there. But overall the tour was great- it was a nice experience to see Tulum

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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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