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From Cozumel: Express Tour to Tulum Mayan Ruins

Activity provider: Wildtours

From Cozumel: Express Tour to Tulum Mayan Ruins

Activity provider: Wildtours
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From US$ 96 per person

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Enjoy an express tour of the Tulum ruins guided by a local expert. Discover the secrets and mythology of the ancient Mayan civilization that established itself in this paradise many years ago. Take a return ferry and bus ride from Cozumel to Tulum.

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Duration 6 hours
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English, Spanish


  • Enjoy an express tour of the Tulum Mayan Ruins Archeological Site
  • Admire the detailed carved figures and frescoes on the walls
  • Explore the magnificent restored temples that rise above the Caribbean
  • Learn the secrets, facts, and mythology of the Mayan civilization
Full description
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.
  • Round-trip Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
  • Round-trip ground transport from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
  • English-speaking tour operator
  • Tulum Mayan Ruins entrance fee
  • Tour with an English-speaking guide at the archeological site
  • Bottled water
  • Light snacks
  • 1 soda
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with respiratory issues
    • People with motion sickness
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Meeting point

    By the Statue of the Golden Swallows at Fiscal Pier, Ferry Pier to Playa del Carmen, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Change of clothes
    • Sunscreen
    • Comfortable clothes

    Know before you go

    • The ferry ride to and from Playa del Carmen might be rough at times; guests who suffer from motion sickness should take this into consideration
    •  Please bring comfortable clothes, a bathing suit, sunglasses, a hat, biodegradable sunblock (mandatory), a camera, cash, credit cards, a towel and a change of clothes
    •  Guests using home video cameras will be charged a government fee of approximately $8 - 10 payable in cash at site
    • For cruise ship customers, departure times depend on your cruise schedule; please note there may be some cruise ship arrivals that are not operational during the year; please confirm with the local operator before the reservation
    • For hotel customers, please confirm with the local operator before the reservation (subject to availability)
    • Guests must take taxi transportation to/from the downtown ferry pier in Cozumel at their own expense
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 7 reviews

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    A recommendable and well-organized tour for people who don't want to be on the road all day: Within 6 hours you can visit Tulum and be back at the Cozumel ferry port at 2:30 p.m. or spend some time in Playa del Carmen (then you get the ferry ticket) for the return journey already in Playa del Carmen. In Tulum, the tour group will be accompanied by a local guide for 45 minutes and then there will be enough time to explore Tulum on your own. At the end of the tour, the van driver is already waiting for the guests with a bag of provisions and a cold drink. All in all: TOP! If you want to get to know Tulum in a nutshell, this is the place for you.

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    July 14, 2022

    I happen to be the only guest for time frame. My guide was wonderful❣️the entire time. Never left me alonethe ferry ride was clean //chofer was a great driver even lent me an umbrella//the ruins tour guide was also wonderful. Ground at the ruins are well kept. Everyone respectful-made it an u forgettable even! -mjm

    July 9, 2022

    Great Tour! Gabriel really took care of us from beginning to end. We even had a chance after the Tulum tour to spend a little extra time at Playa del Carmen. Loved it!!

    June 17, 2022

    Product ID: 311118