Day trip

From Cancun or Playa del Carmen: Tulum Discovery Tour

4.5 / 5

35 reviews

Activity provider: Wisest Travel

From Cancun or Playa del Carmen: Tulum Discovery Tour

Activity provider: Wisest Travel

From US$ 75 per person

This half-day tour is the perfect choice if you’d like to experience centuries-old Mayan culture and enjoy stunning views of the Mexican Caribbean. Take a guided tour of the archeological site of Tulum and then explore the area on your own.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Major hotels in Playa del Carmen. Please note, the supplier will contact you by email to confirm your exact pick-up time. If your hotel/accommodation is not included in the available pick-up locations, you will be provided with the nearest pick-up point.


  • Explore the spectacular Mayan ruins at Tulum
  • Marvel at the turquoise waters of the Caribbean adjacent to the ruins
  • Enjoy the services of an informative and friendly guide
Full description
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.
  • Hotel pick-up in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Riviera Maya
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • 2-hour visit of the Tulum archaeological site (1-hour guided tour and 1 hour of free time)
  • Tulum entrance fees
  • Meals
  • Additional activities
  • Beverages
  • Photos/video

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Important information

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  • You will receive confirmation at the time of booking
  • Kids of all ages are welcome
  • Child prices apply to ages 5-11 years
  • Children from 0 to 4 years old cannot occupy a seat in the bus
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Please bring comfortable lightweight clothing, walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and a swimsuit and an extra change of clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 35 reviews

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very warm there. So take enough water to drink with you, maybe a change of t-shirt and a towel to wipe off.... the facility is generally nice to visit, but it pisses me off that the tourists throw their rubbish everywhere.... However, there are also very few garbage cans .... generally nice corner. Can be recommended ...

September 20, 2022

Nice tour, just Tulum and that too is quite short and limited to 2 hours. Sufficient for Tulum and the guides, both Thomas and Daniel, were very nice and told interesting things. The food on site is very expensive, so it is better to eat only small things. Typical tourist hotspot. The guides do everything to please the vacationer. For example, there were people who would like to visit a cenote. This was also made possible by getting another guide. Great organization!

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June 25, 2022

Punctual pickup, very friendly service, air-conditioned clean bus. Just the right amount of information about the ruins on site, then over one and a half (!) hours of free time to admire the magnificent cliffs. Timed just right. There was no stop at a Ceynote on the way back, but I wouldn't have wanted to either, it was great so! Crunchy half-day excursion (from Playa del Carmen 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

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February 17, 2022

Product ID: 66870