Leave your Cancun or Riviera Maya hotel in the early morning aboard a vehicle with your guide for this Viator Exclusive tour. On the way, get to know your archaeological guide and your group. A lunch box will be provided on the way to the site
Arrive at Tulum before the crowds, looking out over the Caribbean Sea from the perch of a cliff. Follow your guide for an in-depth tour of the Tulum ruins with a group of just 20 other people. Learn about the meaning of Tulum, the Mayan word for "wall," and the ancient Mayan civilization that occupied this site.
Throughout the tour, the certified guide teaches you more about the political, commercial and military history of this important Mayan city. View the remains of the walled city's elaborate murals, painted blue and red on stark white walls. Imagine what life must have been like for the ancient Mayans who occupied this city as far back as the 13th century.
Stop at the nearby beach to relax and take an optional swim.
Return to your Riviera Maya or Cancun hotel in the early afternoon. Spend the afternoon at your leisure while the rest of the crowds are just arriving at the Tulum ruins.
Please note: Bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to help beat the heat for the duration of your tour. If you'd like to take a swim at the beach in Tulum, pack a swimsuit and towel, too.