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Tulum: Self-Guided Mayan Ruins Tour

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Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Tulum: Self-Guided Mayan Ruins Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

From US$ 8 per person

See some of the very best remnants of the Mayan civilization at your own pace in this self-guided walking tour of the Tulum Ruins.

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Audio guide included


  • Enjoy a warm sea breeze and stunning views as you explore, thanks to the sapphire-blue ocean right next to Tulum
  • Decipher the hidden meaning behind etchings and architecture throughout the site
  • Snap photos of the astonishing Temple of Frescoes, one of the most richly decorated buildings in any Mayan city
  • Learn the full story behind the infamous Mayan Calendar, which predicted the world would end in 2012
Full description

Discover the past as you walk through Mayan ruins outside of Cancún. Explore the Tulum Ruins in depth using an app as your audio guide.

Learn about the fascinating, complicated history of Mayan society and about the mystery surrounding their hieroglyphics. See the House of the Cenote, where the city’s ancient residents got their water. View the old fortifications, and hear about the Mayan beliefs at the Temple of the Wind. Admire the Palace of the Great Lord, which was occupied by the rulers of this city. Then, walk to the detailed engravings at the Temple of the Descending God. Stroll to the impressive Castle, the House of Columns, the Temple of Frescoes, the House of Chultun, and the Temple of the Initial Series. Use the Action Tour Guide app to learn about the Mayan Calendar, high stakes ball games played by the Mayans, and to get filled in on where the Mayans are today. Listen to information from local guides that is narrated by professional voice artists allowing you to visualize the history that you cannot see.

  • Self-guided tour taken via Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Begin your self-guided experience at Tulum Ruins. After downloading the app, simply follow the audio instructions and the route.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map.
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

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January 20, 2022

this audio guide is not practical at all. we had downloaded the map and explanations upstream but the map did not work offline and the explanations did not go with the sitemap.

March 8, 2022

Product ID: 404747