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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
$99.90 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Very nice
The view of the ocean and the tour guide he was very knowledge about the history of both places . Love it
Dexter_W, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Cancun

Top tour company - amazing value
Jeff_R, Nov 2021
Tulum and Cenotes Tour
Amazing trip to Tulum and cenotes. Drivers were professional and logistics of transfer from van to big bus was great. Lunch isn’t included, and I’m glad we brought our own lunch in a bag from all inclusive buffet - it gave us more time to explore Tulum ruins, then eat on the bus to cenotes. Highly recommend this tour - no BS asking for souvenir shopping etc just calm tour with ample time to explore. Busses were virtually brand new and super clean. 5star
Perfect 3 in 1!
Daniel_E, Oct 2021
Swim with turtles + Snorkel + Tulum archaeological zone + Cenote
Mario was great! We had a private tour with 5 adults and 4 kids (10, 10, 9 & 7). We swam first and saw turtles, lots of fish, a stingray and a sand shark. Snorkels are not provided bc of covid of course. Then we went to Tulum where Mario was very informative. Then he took us to an authentic Mexican restaurant which was delicious! And finally swam in the Gran Cenote which was amazing and relaxing! We went into the caves and saw lots of turtles, fish and bats. It was a great 3 in 1 adventure!
Really great experience!
Emma_A, Aug 2021
Tulum, Coba and Cenote Tour from Riviera Maya
Due to covid, there had to be a lot of adjusting of the shuttle service. We ended up driving more than seeing the sites. It felt very disorganized but the tour guide tried to keep us as informed as possible. We loved going to the cenote and the Tulum. Coba was cancelled on us. We were not told of this upon booking. Our concierge had to tell us to ask about the cancellation. We did get a partial refund though but there was poor communication leading up to the tour.
Knowledgeable and friendly guides, beautiful places
John_C, Jul 2021
Tulum and Cenotes Tour
We rode in a very clean vehicle that arrived at our hotel on time. Our guides Alan and professor Miguel were excellent. We enjoyed professor Miguel's explanation of the buildings that form the solar calendar in Tulum. We had enough time to explore Tulum on our own before going to the cenotes. The cenotes were also very nice to cool off in after the hot sun in Tulum. The trip was about 11 hours door to door for us since we were staying in Puerto Morales
Best excursion!
Mark_C, Jun 2021
3-in-1 Discovery Combo Tour: Tulum Ruins, Reef Snorkeling Plus Cenote and Caves
Amazing excursion! 3 great things to do all in one day. Tulum was amazing to see. Snorkeling in the ocean was great as well. The cenote was completely different and worth it! All I can say is that it is life changing. So cool! Our tour guide Christina was so knowledgeable and safety conscious. Would actually do this again!
Tulum 2021
Delicia_R, Nov 2021
Tulum Day-Trip Mayan Ruins With Cenote Swim
The tour van picked us up from our hotel, drove us to tulum, we enjoyed a brief history on the mayan people. We enjoyed the ruins and the the guide was very pleasant and kept us interested he what he had to share with us about history and culture. The cenote swimming was awesome! Me and sister enjoyed our small group and we had a great time!
Denisse_P, Nov 2021
Tulum, Coba, Playa Del Carmen and Cenote Day Tour
No complaints what so ever. Totally worth it. In good hands! Great tour guide & driver. In Tulum definitely have them drive you in the bike if you want to enjoy seeing everything.
Miguel was great!!
Adrianna_M, Nov 2021
Ultimate Tulum Experience Mayan Ruins & Cenote Swim from Riviera Maya
Our bus driver Miguel was amazing. He practically gave us a whole history lesson on our way to Tulum and the cenote we visited seems very private and not commercialized and crowded.
Fantastic guided tour in Tulum Ruins.
Patty_M, Nov 2021
Tulum Ruins Tour (Private, Half Day)
Such an amazing guided experience in the Tulum Ruins. Eli was very knowledgeable and friendly. We really got a unique experience and great insight from him. Highly recommend this to anyone coming to the area!
Lots of fun!
Yuting_S, Nov 2021
Tulum Ruins, ATV Extreme, and Cenotes Tour from Riviera Maya
Great tour. We had lots of fun! Wished we had a bit more time at the Tulum ruins but we will go back again for that. At Tulum ruins, we were able to get in front of the line while lots of people were waiting in the regular line at the entrance. The ATV and cenote were also great. Would recommend this tour to others!
Highly recommend this tour!
Renata_S, Oct 2021
Mayan traditions: visit to Cobá and Tulum, swim in cenote and buffet lunch
Highly recommend this tour, our guide Miguel was very knowledgeable and friendly. He created a great atmosphere and provided us with lots of good information. Our driver Manuel was very good too, kept us safe during the trip. They picked us up from out hotel on time and took us to beautiful places. Due to having so many activities, lunch was a little late, around 4 pm, so make sure you grab a snack at Tulum! I would travel with them again!
Great day!
Christopher_S, Oct 2021
Full-day tour to Tulum and Jungle Maya Native Park with Ziplines & Cenotes
Great zip line and jungle park experience. Our guide Martin was the best! Fun day, even in the rain. Zip lining, cave swims, and repelling into the cenotes was really cool. Photographer did a great job capturing photos. Tour guide in Tulum was very knowledgeable and went above with history knowledge and secrets of the ruins.

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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