Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins Full Day Tour
- 8 Hours
- 8 Hours
- On request
Tulum, the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city is one of the best preserved coastal Maya sites in the Yucatan. Highlights of these ruins include the Temple of the Frescoes which has spectacular figurines of the "diving god". The ruins are stunningly set against a backdrop of some of Mexico's best beaches that are also ideal for diving and snorkeling. Tulum also has freshwater cenotes, passageways to underground rivers.
Following morning pickup from your hotel in Riviera Maya, travel two hours by air-conditioned minivan to the southern tip of the Riviera Maya, where the archaeological site of Tulum awaits. An ancient walled city perched high on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Tulum was built by the Mayans and dates back to the pre-Columbian era. The city thrived during the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries, but fell following attack from the Spanish conquistadors. Today it's among the best-preserved of all coastal Mayan sites.
Take a 45-minute guided tour of the site to learn about ancient Mayan civilization and hear how the walled fortress of Tulum served as a gateway to the heart of the Mayan Empire. Follow your tour with an hour of free time to explore independently.
Return to your Riviera Maya hotel.
Duration: 8 Hours
Departs: 9 a.m. - Returns: 5 p.m.
From: Playa del Carmen