Archeological Zone of Tulum

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Tulum: Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket & Tequila Tasting

1. Tulum: Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket & Tequila Tasting

Pre-book your entry ticket to the archaeological site of the Mayan city of Tulum and enjoy skip-the-line privileges and a tequila tasting. Discover the numerous records of the past depicted in murals and other works found in the buildings of this historic city. Start with a streamlined entry process by simply exchanging your voucher for a ticket at a designated location near the site's entrance. Then, start exploring all the wonders of Tulum at your own pace. Step into the past as you explore the Tulum city ruins. Immerse yourself in Tulum National Park’s extension of 664 hectares filled with a great variety of flora and fauna characteristic of the region. Snap photos of scenic views to remember your visit.

Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Archeological Tour with Lunch

2. Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Archeological Tour with Lunch

Spend the day discovering ancient Mayan archaeological sites on this guided tour of Tulum and Coba. Swim in a sinkhole and enjoy free time for taking photos. After being picked up in the lobby of your hotel by a certified guide, start your tour and receive an introduction to Mayan culture on the way. Make your first stop at Coba, the tallest pyramid in México, where you can take in an incredible view of the area.  Swim in natural cenotes (sinkholes) and relax in the refreshing water. Finish the day at the Tulum Archaeological Zone, an impressive Mayan city built on the coastline. Enjoy a guided tour through the area and free time to explore and take pictures.

Tulum: Mystika Museum Entry & Skip-the-Line at Tulum Ruins

3. Tulum: Mystika Museum Entry & Skip-the-Line at Tulum Ruins

Immerse yourself in Mayan cosmology, culture, and nature with a visit to the Mystika Immersive Museum in Tulum. Walk through 7 immersive rooms at the museum before benefitting from your skip-the-line admission to the Tulum Ruins. Learn more about Mayan history and take your time walking through this archaeological site. Once at the Mystika Immersive Museum, go through 7 immersive experiences that transport you into the wonders of Mexico. Walk through differently themed rooms with bright light installations and striking colors, including Ascension, Liberation, Coming Home, Manifest, Espíritu, Sanctuary, and Maya. After visiting the museum, head over to the Tulum Ruins, where you can skip the long lines with your pre-reserved ticket. Walk through this historical archaeological site at your own pace, learning more about Mayan culture and history.

From Cancún: Coba, Cenote, Tulum and Playa del Carmen Tour

4. From Cancún: Coba, Cenote, Tulum and Playa del Carmen Tour

Discover the Mayan Riviera first-hand on a guided day trip from Cancún, with hotel pick-up and drop-off included. Swim in the clear waters of a sacred cenote, marvel at the old Mayan cities of Tulum and Cobá, and visit the coastal resort town of Playa del Carmen. Begin your Mayan ruins tour from Cancun with a visit to Tulum, an old Mayan city built on the seashore. Marvel at its incredible structures, including El Castillo, El Templo de Los Frescos, and the beautiful white sand beach kissing the turquoise sea. This is one of the most photographed sites in the Riviera Maya, the views are absolutely breathtaking. Next, discover Cobá, a Mayan city boasting the tallest pyramid in the entire Yucatán Peninsula. Most of Coba is still hidden under the lush flora, trek through the sprawling jungle surrounding you and marvel at its sounds, aromas and natural beauty. Your guide will show you the top Coba attractions and enlighten you with magical tales of an ancient culture as you explore. Stop for a buffet lunch and taste local delicacies.The local cuisine can NOT be missed but be careful, it is addictive! A regional lunch buffet of Yucatan specialties is a delicious part of your Mayan ruins tour from Cancun! Spice up your day with a taste of the special habanero salsa if you dare! Dive into a truly magical experience with a swim in a sacred cenote in the Riviera Maya, an otherworldly natural underground limestone sinkhole filled with crystalline water. Cenotes are unique to the Yucatan Peninsula and each one is unique, some in hidden caves with stalactites and stalagmites, others open to the jungle creating the perfect oasis for a refreshing swim. Conclude your Riviera Maya tour with a visit to Playa del Carmen, a vibrant city in the Mexican Caribbean - a perfect spot for some shopping, people watching and enjoying the chic 5th Avenue vibes.

From Cancun or Puerto Morelos: Guided Day Trip to Tulum

5. From Cancun or Puerto Morelos: Guided Day Trip to Tulum

Explore the archaeological ruins of Tulum with an experienced guide, plunge into a refreshing cenote hidden by the jungle canopy, and check out the hip shops and stylish boutiques in Playa del Carmen on this full-day excursion. After getting picked up at your hotel, cruise out to the site of Tulum's weather-worn ruins, perched above the sandy shores of the Caribbean. Let your guide take care of the admission fees and head inside, where you can learn about the rise and fall of the ancient Maya civilization. Stroll between temples, palaces, and fortresses that have stood for hundreds of years. Slip down to the beach for some leisure time on the sand, and then continue on to the Mariposa cenote, where dappled sunlight illuminates a freshwater pool in the middle of the jungle. Take a dip to cool off, enjoy a tasty bufette on site, and then take a ride to wrap up your day among the bustling activity of Playa del Carmen.

From Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins and Cenote Mariposa Van Trip

6. From Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins and Cenote Mariposa Van Trip

Set off on an excursion to Tulum, a picturesque, must-see Maya site located next to the turquoise sea. Check out the soaring pyramid, solemn temples, and relaxing beaches before you head over to Cenote Mariposa for a swim in the aquamarine waters. After getting picked up from your hotel, make your way to the Tulum archaeological zone on the picturesque Caribbean coast. Embark on a comprehensive guided walk before enjoying some free time to explore the ancient solar observatory in the Temple of the Frescoes and the seaside Temple of the God of Wind. Snap once-in-a-lifetime photos of the Pyramid El Castillo and pristine white-sand beaches. On your way back to modern civilization, stop at Cenote Mariposa and dive in. The pond's crystal-clear waters are the perfect place for a refreshing dip on a warm day. As you swim, look up to admire the lush jungle canopy and the wildlife that live among the branches.

From Cozumel: Express Tour to Tulum Mayan Ruins

7. From Cozumel: Express Tour to Tulum Mayan Ruins

Start your adventure by meeting your tour guide right in front of the swallows’ statue so that you can take the ferry ride to playa del carmen and enjoy a scenic 45 minute ride in the blue waters of the Caribbean. After that, you will take an air conditioned van/bus to the walled city of Tulum, in which you’ll explore the magnificent and restored temples rising above the Caribbean Sea. Tulum is an archeological site that offers one of the most beautiful sceneries of the world. You will be guided by a local expert through the secrets, facts, myths and wonderful legends of the ancient Mayan civilization, getting the opportunity to admire the detailed carved figures and frescoes on the walls of prominent buildings such as “El Castillo” (The Castle), The Temple of the Descending God and The House of the Columns, in which you will be able to shoot amazing photos during approximately 2 hours. After this unforgettable experience, you will return to your transportation in which you will enjoy a delicious light snack while getting back to Playa del Carmen, where you will catch the ferry just in time to be back to Cozumel.

Playa del Carmen: Tulum Ruins, Cenote & Swim with Turtles

8. Playa del Carmen: Tulum Ruins, Cenote & Swim with Turtles

Get ready to discover the most important Mayan city facing the majestic Caribbean Sea, protected by a large cliff, from where you have a spectacular view. Discover the secrets kept this ancient Mayan city archaeological tour led by a guide. Then enter the vast Mayan jungle that holds one of the most spectacular places in the Yucatan Peninsula: Cenote Zemway, where you will enjoy crystal clear waters and you can connect with nature. After, your expert guides who will show you the ancient formations of stalactites and stalagmites that decorate this beautiful place. To complete your tour, visit one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, where you see sea turtles as well as a stunning coral reef that gives life to hundreds of fish of different colors.

From Playa Del Carmen: Tulum, Mayan Culture and Cenote Tour

9. From Playa Del Carmen: Tulum, Mayan Culture and Cenote Tour

This is a Tulum Mayan ruins tour from Playa del Carmen for anyone seeking a taste of ancient culture and natural beauty. A Riviera Maya excursion to Tulum with an expert guide is the best way to see the Mayan ruins! Delve into a jungle oasis for a swim in a cenote to complete your perfect day trip from Playa del Carmen. The Mayan ruins of Tulum are some of the most well-preserved in the region and with their setting atop a cliff overlooking the sea, they are certainly the most-photographed! This ancient walled city has five different entrances and two observation towers, where the Mayans used to maintain control of this fascinating port town. The professional and certified guides will give you a tour inside this magnificent city, a walk full of history where you can take spectacular photographs of the area that will make you the envy of all of Instagram. A swim in a Riviera Maya cenote is a refreshing immersion at the entrance to the underworld! These limestone sinkholes are unique features of the Yucatan Peninsula, formed over the millennia and creating magical landscapes of stalactites and stalagmites in caves in the lush jungle, Cenotes are considered sacred to the ancient Maya and a swim in Riviera Maya cenote is a must do on your next visit to Playa del Carmen. A Playa del Carmen tour to Tulum with a swim in a mystical cenote is a fantastic excursion in the Riviera Maya for those seeking a quickie adventure in nature and culture.

From Cancun or Playa del Carmen: Tulum Discovery Tour

10. From Cancun or Playa del Carmen: Tulum Discovery Tour

Enjoy a 4-hour excursion from your Cancun, Playa del Carmen, or Riviera Maya hotel to the magical Mayan ruins of Tulum, located next to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. This is a great opportunity to experience a bit of the Mayan culture as you visit Tulum, on the edge of the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Take a 1-hour guided tour of the ruins with an expert guide, who will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the significance of this city from centuries past, and of the Mayan culture. See an array of buildings and temples scattered throughout the archeological site, and learn about the Mayan influence on the Yucatan Peninsula. After some free time to explore on your own, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel and dropped off at around 14:00 or 14:30.

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What people are saying about Archeological Zone of Tulum

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 787 reviews

I was looking to give my partner a special tour for his birthday; privacy, punctuality and great knowledge of our guide Axel, I would recommend this tour for couples; I was looking for a special tour for my gf's birthday; privacy, punctuality and a great knowledge from Axel our guide, I recommend this tour for couple trips.

Fantastic experience, we had a lot of fun, between Tulum and Coba there is a lot to see if you are passionate about the Mayan world, then if you are lucky enough to have Tino and Luis as your guides then you will love them

Tulum was really cool and the Cenotes were insanely beautiful! One was in a straight up cave! The other was half under a cabe and half out. Very cool day! Make sure to bring cash for tipping!

My best friend and ai love this activity! Ray was an awesome tour guide! Time for everything! Awesome history to discover! Highly recommend!❤️

Muy buen tour a coba y Tulum, con Buena informacion en el transcurso explicando cosas sobre las zonas arqueologicas,muy recomendado