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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
$89.90 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Open up your minds and imaginations. And try the chicken wrapped in Banana leaves!!
Our favorite part was riding our bikes in the rain at Cabo. The cenote was awesome...we had a little alone time too. Thats benefit of a small tour. We learned alot, fellt safe and would definitely go with our guides again..anywhere.
Julie_B, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Cancun

Perfect 3 in 1!
Richelliott8, 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!
A Nice Day Out
SJD, May 2021
Day Trip To Tulum and Coba Ruins Including Cenote Swim and Lunch from Cancun
Timely pickup, super nice guide and driver. Unfortunately, Tulum had a Covid outbreak so was closed. Coba and the cenotes were very nice, the included lunch was great, and Playa del Carmen was better than I expected. Overall, the day out was very worthwhile and I'm glad I did it. Solid choice for a tour.
Great time
Brian_C, May 2021
Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included
Ulysses was great, he is super passionate and informative. Tulum ruins were shut down since a worker there got covid but he messaged us before hand and we went to a different set of ruins. Everything was great, thank you. I will note another group on the trip complained among themselves that they were staying in Cancun and didn't realize the long travel time to Tulum. This has nothing to do with the tour company/ guide. How stupid can they be, look up at a map before booking something.
Fun For All
Daniel_M, May 2021
Day Trip To Tulum and Coba Ruins Including Cenote Swim and Lunch from Cancun
Even though Tulum was closed due to a positive Covid response of an employee, our tour guide Oscar made our trip amazing! He was very funny and informative of each place we went.
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.
Beautiful beyond words
Desiree_M, Oct 2021
Tulum and Cenotes Tour
Visiting Tulum was such a cultural experience. Roaming around the archaeological site and learning about the history was beautiful. The cenotes were a site i will never forget. Luis our travel guide was awesome and informative.
Enjoyable every part of the day!
GT_B, Sep 2021
Cancun Jungle Tour: Tulum, Cenote Snorkeling, Ziplining, Lunch
Our driver and guide made us feel very welcome. They taught us many things about the past and present day Tulum site. Their humor and personality made the trip very enjoyable. We walked away very satisfied with our choice of trip.
Good experience
Mandira_S, Sep 2021
Ultimate Tulum Experience Mayan Ruins & Cenote Swim from Cancun
Tulum was good and cenote was good Guide and driver was great Was a small group so it was well taken care of Need to have additional water with you as only 1 small bottle is provided and Tulum is very hot and humid
Beautiful Fun Experience
Lizmarie_R, Sep 2021
Tulum, Coba, Playa Del Carmen and Cenote Day Tour
What’s not to love, our tour guide first took us to see tulum, beautiful view. Have to walk a lot so wear comfortable shoes. Then we had a delicious lunch at a buffet then we went to coba, where you can ride a bike or have someone drive you in a bike to look at their pyramids. And end it with a swim at a cave cenote. Had a great time exploring and learning about the Mayan culture.

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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