Archeological Zone of Tulum

Archeological Zone of Tulum

Archeological Zone of Tulum: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Playa del Carmen: Tulum, Coba, and Cenotes Day Trip

1. From Playa del Carmen: Tulum, Coba, and Cenotes Day Trip

The first stop is Tulum, the ancient Maya city perched on a cliff overlooking the Mexican Caribbean sea. Your expert bilingual guide will share fascinating information about the archaeological site, its importance in history, and the day-to-day life of its inhabitants at its peak. Hear all about the past cultures and the theories of their demise. Next up is a visit to Cenote Kuxtal for a swim. Cenotes are unique to the Yucatan Peninsula, natural sinkholes in limestone caves that were sacred to the ancient Maya people. You will then savor an authentic regional lunch buffet to recharge for the last stop of the day. The last part of this incredible journey is a guided tour of the Coba Mayan ruins. Still mostly hidden beneath the jungle foliage, Coba is the site of the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan, climb to the top for out of this world views. Hear from your guide about the discovery of this site. Admire the boundaries between nature and man-made structures and the jungle bonds with the ruins.

Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins and 2 Cenotes Half-Day Tour

2. Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins and 2 Cenotes Half-Day Tour

Set off on an excursion to Tulum, a picturesque, must-see Maya archeological site located next to the turquoise sea. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off in the Riviera Maya and visit two breathtaking cenotes. Be picked up from your hotel and make your way to the Tulum archaeological zone on the picturesque Caribbean coast. Embark on a comprehensive guided walk. Have 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. Stop at the cenote Mariposa and immerse yourself in the cave's crystal-clear waters. Look up to admire the lush jungle canopy as you swim, and try to spot the wildlife that lives among the branches. Make a stop at the Chen-Ha cenote before returning to your accommodation.

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

3. From Cancún: Cobá, 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 tour from Cancún 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. This is one of the most photographed sites in the Riviera Maya. Next, discover Cobá, a Mayan city boasting the tallest pyramid in the entire Yucatán Peninsula. Tek through the sprawling jungle surrounding you and marvel at its sounds, aromas, and natural beauty. Your guide will enlighten you with magical tales of an ancient culture as you explore. Stop for a buffet lunch and taste local delicacies. Enjoy a regional lunch buffet of Yucatán specialties. Spice up your day with a taste of the special habanero salsa if you are feeling brave. Dive into a truly magical experience with a swim in a cenote in the Riviera Maya, an otherworldly natural underground limestone sinkhole filled with crystalline water. 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.

Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Archaeological Tour with Lunch

4. Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Archaeological Tour with Lunch

Enjoy the perfect blend of culture and adventure as you immerse yourself in Mayan culture like a local. Visit two significant archaeological sites: Tulum, the walled city by the beach with stunning Caribbean views, and then head to a refreshing semi-open cenote. Here, experience Mayan traditions, including an introduction to Mayan Bee Melipona honey, a demonstration of cocoa seeds, and a visit to a Shaman who will perform a Mayan ceremony in your honour. Indulge in the finest local cuisine to recharge, and then continue to Coba, where you'll find the tallest pyramid of the Peninsula. An immersive adventure in Mayan culture awaits you.

Riviera Maya: Tulum Guided Tour and Akumal Swim with Turtles

5. Riviera Maya: Tulum Guided Tour and Akumal Swim with Turtles

Discover the captivating allure of Tulum, the fabled walled city, and immerse yourself in a thorough exploration of its rich history and breathtaking natural wonders. Enjoy a guided tour of the archaeological zone and dive into the crystal-clear waters of Akumal to swim with turtles. Begin your journey with a hotel pickup from the Riviera Maya area and delve into the heart of Mayan culture with a visit to the Tulum ruins. Join a guided tour of this historic seaside landmark and soak in the mesmerizing beauty of the Caribbean coastline. Up next, make your way to Akumal to take part in serene aquatic encounters. Experience the thrill of swimming alongside majestic sea turtles in their natural habitat. Have a captivating glimpse into the underwater world before riding back to your accommodation.

Quintana Roo: Tulum Ruins, Sea Turtles & Cenote Day Tour

6. Quintana Roo: Tulum Ruins, Sea Turtles & Cenote Day Tour

The ancient walled city of Tulum sits atop a cliff overlooking the turquoise Mexican Caribbean Sea creating vistas that will take your breath away. Explore the Tulum Mayan ruins with an expert guide and discover why this is one of the most popular cultural attractions in the Riviera Maya. Dive into the natural habitat of sea turtles with a once in a lifetime adventure in Akumal. This calm bay in the Riviera Maya is home to sea turtles who come to graze on the seagrass giving you an opportunity to snorkel alongside them in an extraordinary natural encounter. Head into the jungle and discover a magical oasis in a unique cenote swim in the Riviera Maya! Cenotes are natural limestone sinkholes full of mineral-rich freshwater, the perfect “swimming hole” to refresh and play and admire the stunning natural beauty of the jungle. A guided tour of the Tulum Mayan ruins, swimming with sea turtles in Akumal and a jungle oasis cenote swim in the Riviera Maya plus round-trip transportation, beverages and a delicious local lunch included!

Tulum: Mayan Ruins Day Trip with Cenote Swim

7. Tulum: Mayan Ruins Day Trip with Cenote Swim

Combine an in-depth tour of Tulum’s archaeological ruins with a refreshing dip in a cenote, an ancient Mayan pool of pristine water, during this two-for-one tour. Choose between pickup from Tulum, Riviera Maya, or Cancun and a private or group tour. After pickup from your hotel or the meeting point in Tulum, enjoy a guided visit to the ancient, temple-filled Mayan site, with admission tickets and priority access included. Listen to narrated commentary on the history and culture of the region’s attractions. Swim in the region’s lagoon-like underground networks of water. Bring your own snorkeling gear for a chance to peek beneath the water or hire some from your activity provider.

Cancun/Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins, Sea Turtle Swim & Cenotes

8. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins, Sea Turtle Swim & Cenotes

After pickup from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya, Embark on a journey through time with our Tulum Ruins Tour, where you'll explore the awe-inspiring Mayan archaeological site nestled along the Caribbean coastline. Marvel at the ancient ruins perched atop a natural outcrop, offering breathtaking views of the turquoise blue ocean. One of the world's most captivating sights. Next, immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world beneath the waves as we venture to Turtle Bay for a snorkeling adventure with Akumal Sea Turtles. A short boat ride transports you to this underwater paradise, where you'll encounter three of the world's seven sea turtle species. With unparalleled visibility, this snorkeling experience promises unforgettable encounters with marine life. Conclude your day by delving into the depths of the Yucatan's subtropical rainforest to discover the hidden wonders of Mayan Cenotes are known as Ix Balam and Yum Balam. Take a refreshing plunge into the crystal-clear waters of these ancient limestone caves, surrounded by thousands of magnificent stalagmites and stalactites. Whether you're relaxing by the water's edge or exploring the cavern's depths, the cenotes offer a serene sanctuary to unwind and marvel at the beauty of nature. Throughout the day, a skilled photographer will be by your side, expertly capturing the beauty of your experiences. Finally, board the van for a comfortable ride back to your hotel.

Tulum: Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

9. Tulum: Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

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.

From Cancun: Day Trip to Tulum, Cenote & Playa del Carmen

10. From Cancun: Day Trip to Tulum, Cenote & Playa del Carmen

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. Be picked up at your hotel and relax on the way to site of Tulum's weather-worn ruins that are perched above the sandy shores of the Caribbean. Let your guide take care of the admission fees and head inside to uncover the secrets of the ancient Maya. 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. 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 buffet lunch on site, and then take a ride to wrap up your day among the bustling activity of Playa del Carmen.

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A fantastic day tour! We visited in April and it was the perfect time to visit Akumal- it was Turtle mating season so we saw an incredible amount of them as well as a whole host of other marine life. We went to the mesoamerican barrier reef on a separate tour and were surprised that we saw way more at Akumal than there! The choice of cenote on this tour was excellent- it involved a guided tour from our tour guide around the cave elements of the space and then some additional free time to swim in a quiet section of the cenote recommended to us by our guide. It felt like we got a lot more out of the cenote on this tour than others. Tulum was a really picturesque site and we learnt a lot. Our guide Pablo was friendly, attentive and personable. He made sure we were happy throughout and did a great job. Would definitely recommend!

Amazing tour. This was the far best I've had this trip. A guide (Nancy Torres) and a driver (Frank) who genuine just wanna share their country with you. No rushing, no pushy vibe, no upselling, just enjoying the day. The cenote swim was amazing!! I was afraid at first but Nancy calmed me and guided me though the whole trip 10/10

Jorge was a great guide and did a great job balancing both English and Spanish speakers on the tour. I opted for hotel pickup and it was right on time. We were a bit rushed at some of the stops but that is to be expected with a lot of stops on this tour. Overall a great day and would recommend!

Great day trip, really knowledgeable and fun guide who made sure we got key info on the sites, were kept safe and enjoyed our day. Would recommend.

Our guide Raoul was amazing.. everything was smooth..👌