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Meet your tour operator at a pier in downtown Cozumel, where you board a ferry bound for mainland Mexico. After a pleasant ride with coastal views rarely seen by visitors, arrive in Playa del Carmen. An air-conditioned minivan brings you directly to the gates of Tulum.

Follow your guide on a walking tour of the ancient city perched on an oceanside cliff. Going with a guide ensures you understand the layout of the archaeological site and don’t miss any unmarked points of interest. Pause for photos of the temples and castles with a backdrop of the Caribbean Sea.

After your tour, enjoy lunch with the group and then head back to Playa del Carmen to catch the ferry. Finish the day with a relaxing ride back to Cozumel.

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Ruins of Tulum
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Discover the ancient history of Mexico on a day trip from Cozumel to the archaeological site of Tulum. On a ferry to the mainland, take in views of the coastline that most visitors never get to experience. Once at Tulum, your guide gives context to unmarked points of interest that are easy to miss if visiting on your own. Lunch, transportation, and admission tickets are included.
  • Visit Tulum, the only Maya city built on a cliff overlooking the sea
  • Explore with a guide: unmarked ruins need background and context
  • Coastal views on a ferry ride between Cozumel and Playa del Carmen
  • Admission tickets, ferry ride, and lunch included
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Reviewed 8 July 2018
Mayan Coastal Experience

Excellent tour of Tulum with a very knowledgeable guide at the site. I learned more from our guide on this tour (sorry, I forget his name) than I had in a previous tour of Tulum. Unfortunately, the guide walked a bit too quickly for one...More

5  Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 11 June 2018
Great tour! Great guide!

Super day in Tulum with Eduardo. He explained the tour on the bus ride to Tulum, provided a photo book to bring the site to life before we got there. He introduced us to a local tour operator with 45 years experience to guide us...More

9  Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 5 June 2018
Tulum, fascinating and well maintained

Booked thru Carnival, May 2018. Ferried to Playa, then a/c bus to Tulum. Guide Jorge was of Mayan descent, very informative and hospitable. Plenty of time at ruins and even time to grab a bite to eat before heading back. Yes, there were other tour...More

3  Thank pearltabby
Reviewed 2 June 2018
Fastinating exploration of an earlier time

We toured via excusion set up by Norwegian Cruise Line. The location was by water's edge. Lots of walking around. They no longer allow visitors to walk up the stairs of the main building.

1  Thank 459karll
Reviewed 2 May 2018
Tulum tour VERY HOT, crowded with lots of people

You take a ferry over to the mainland Playa Del carmen (included in tour) and ride on a bus or van to Tulum. This was an interesting place to go see; however, it was crawling with people. They were escorting so many tours, that the...More

5  Thank fromSantaBarbara
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24 July 2018|
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Response from kevin5831 | Reviewed this property |
sorry so long to reply. tulum is about 90 mins from Cancun. 45 from PDC
11 July 2018|
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Response from Kathy C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. On our tour, the guides arranged for a vegetarian group to go to one home and a non-vegetarian group to go to another.
22 June 2018|
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Response from reelwise | Reviewed this property |
Full day trip from cruise ship
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