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Tulum Express Half-Day Tour

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This 6-hour tour takes you from your Cancun or Riviera Maya Hotel to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum, the only archaeological city on the coast of Quintana Roo. Tour this historic site with an informative guide, learn about Mayan culture and commerce, then walk a few steps to the sea and take a refreshing dip in the Caribbean. Round-trip transport by air-conditioned coach is included from Cancun and the Riviera Maya, as are entrance fees, bottled water, and professional guides.
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    Tulum Archaeological Site
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Your guide will pick you up from your Cancun or Riviera Maya hotel between 7am and 9am, depending on your location. Board your air-conditioned coach and head to Tulum, the ancient Mayan city situated atop a cliff overlooking the Caribbean. For two hours, a guide walks you through tour of the "Walled City" that played such a significant role in Mayan culture and commerce. See El Castillo (The Castle), stroll past the Temple of Frescoes and the Palace, and learn about the Maya who built the city during different periods. After your tour concludes, wander on your own for an hour, taking photos, enjoying the beach, or even taking a dip in the sea before boarding your coach for the return trip. You'll be back at your hotel at around 2:45pm. Round-trip transport by air-conditioned coach is included from Cancun and the Riviera Maya, as are entrance fees, bottled water, and professional guides.
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You'll return to the starting point
  • A private coach tour of the ruins of Tulum
  • Learn about the history of the ancient trading port and culture of the Mayas
  • Enjoy plenty of free time to snap photos of the sites
  • Round-trip transportation from Cancun or Riviera Maya
What to Expect
The clifftop ruins of Tulum make up one of Mexico’s most photogenic archaeological sites. During this informative, in-depth tour, get an insider’s peek at these well-preserved ancient sites with a comprehensive historical background on the stunning ancient trading port and the Quintana Roo coast. Avoid the hassles of arranging your own car rental or bus tickets and enjoy the scenic chauffeured drive to Tulum in an air-conditioned coach. Learn about the role that the walled trading port played in the development of Maya culture and commerce. Stroll between famous landmarks, such as the stepped pyramid of El Castillo and the remarkably intact faces at the Temple of the Frescoes. Wander the ruins at your own pace or head down to the nearby Caribbean coastline, part of the Mexican Riviera before boarding your bus to Cancun.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Si se hospeda en algún hotel de Cozumel, el pick up sera en el muelle de Playa del Carmen. Si se hospeda en algún hotel del centro de playa del carmen, el pick up sera en Plaza antigua en las escaleras de la tienda deportiva de Elite Lockers. En caso de que no ubique su hotel en el listado, favor de informarnos en que lugar se hospedara para ofrecerle un punto cercano.
Departure Time
7:00 AM
  • Bottled water
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Tulum Archaeological Site
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • May be operated by a multilingual guide
  • Wheelchair accessible—if assistance is required, you must provide your own assistant
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
We got there earlier than the bulk of the crowd but it's still well peopled. It's well worth the trek from Cancun etc and whilst it's not as grand as Chichen Itza, nor Uxmal, it's setting against the turquoise waters is magical. Being a relatively small group helped enjoyment
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This trip delivers exactly what it promises. It is archaeology light, but that is what you are expecting. Our guide Gregorio was super at keeping everything organized and on schedule. He spent about 30 minutes introducing us to the site which left us with about 1.5 hours to see
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Response from Cancún P, Supervisor de Riviera at Tulum Express Half-Day Tour
Responded 4 days ago
Hello LateStart01 Thanks for taking our tour to tulum even when tulum is small compared to the other zone there is so much to see, we do our best to make your trip as comfortable as possible so you can enjoy to the fullest your day. We hope to see you in another of our many tours so we can give you another great experience.. Kind regards Eduardo Porque Cancun Passion
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Since I already had a full day tour to Chichen Itza, I wasn't very interested in another action packed trip. This was a nice relaxed activity the day before my flight back home. I was back at my hotel before 3 PM! Pickup was outside the front lobby of my hotel right on the
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Response from Cancún P, Supervisor Riviera at Tulum Express Half-Day Tour
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Hello mish1202 Thanks for your comment in our TripAdvisor site, If you are ever interested in another action o relaxed trip to another archeological zone we will be happy to give you another great memory of Mexico. We will send your regards to Jesus so he can keep giving his best with our customers. We hope to see you very soon. Kind regards Eduardo Porque Cancun Passion
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We found the Tulum archaeological site not as developed as Chichen Itza. It’s really just stone ruins, but the oceanic view is lovely. It’s not good for families with young kids, but the grounds are more contained and secure than Chichen Itza. Tulum offers families a small taste
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Response from Cancún P, Supervisor Riviera at Tulum Express Half-Day Tour
Responded 09 Jan 2020
Hello AnLily thanks for you review about tulum, even when its not that big and famed as Chichen Izta, its a very good place to enjoy a half day tour. We hope to see you again. Kind regards Eduardo Porque Cancun Passion
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Great trip, perfect amount of time. Picked up in lobby of our hotel (Cancún) at 7:50, right on time. Comfortable bus and trip to Tulum. Guide (Mike) is very organized and explains everything well. Spoke in both Spanish and English and easy to follow. Had about an hour of guided
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Response from Cancún P, Supervisor Riviera at Tulum Express Half-Day Tour
Responded 06 Jan 2020
Hello W2314DZjoshm Many thanks for your review, by reading your comment we feel inspired to keep doing our work and keep giving the people more beautiful memories of the trips. We hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards Eduardo Porque Cancun Passion
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About the operator
By: Cancun Passion
Kathy C
Lovely Trip!
My boyfriend and I booked a trip to Chichén Itzá from our hotel in Cancun. We had Victor and Manuel as our guides
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Amazing Trip with expert history
We were picked up at our hotel at 7:45am and arrived back at 8:00pm. I knew this was a full day trip so I
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St. Catharines, Canada
Chichén Itzá
What a wonderful day we had with Alberto,Philippe Carlos and Josue. They made a great team who kept us
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Just okay
We’ve been to Mexico multiple times and never took this trip as it’s a long day away from the resort. We finally
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Ana B
Montreal, Canada
the highlight of my vacation!
I booked the tour to Chichen Itza through Nexus/Sunwing in Canada. Definitely recommend booking with Passion
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The most amazing experience 💚
I have been to this trip with my fiancee and friends and I definitely recommend it to everyone. Beto was our guide
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Lisa E
Best tour Ever
We were picked up exactly at 7 as told. We were lucky enough to have Beto and Felipe for guides with Victor as
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Eli O
Flushing, New York
Great tour with Beto and Felipe!
My wife and I did the tour today. Everything about it was 5 stars. We were picked up at 750 from the Hyatt Ziva.
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John A
Cancún chichen ittza
Philippe Carlos Alfredo Josue were all very good people. Very entertaining and very knowledgeable about Chechen
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Very memorable trip!
Thank you cancun passion for providing great memories on our trip to cancun. Juan, samuel, and last but most
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Key Details
  • Duration: 7h
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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