Tulum Vacation, Trip & Travel Packages
When on a Mexico vacation do visit Tulum, the site of a pre-Columbian Maya walled city which holds the honour of being the most picturesque archaeological site on the Riviera Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula and the only one to have been built overlooking the sea as it is located on a series of cliffs 12 metres/39 feet in height.
It was an ancient Mayan fortress city that rose to power between the 13th and 15th Centuries and actually survived for a further 70 years after the initial Spanish occupation. It is one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in the country and the third most visited on a Mexico vacation package.
A walkway extends out around the ruins and a staircase nearby leads down to the beach where you can swim and sunbathe. Tulum is one of the few archaeological sites in Mexico where it really does make sense to bring a swimsuit so the best way to experience Tulum is to combine a tour of the ruins with some beach time.
It appears to have been an important site for the worship of the Diving or Descending god and had an estimated population of 1,000 to 1,600 inhabitants.
There are three major structures of interest at the site. El Castillo, the Temple of the Frescoes and the Temple of the Descending God are the three most famous buildings. The cliff-top El Castillo, with its beachfront location and lush green landscape, is the site most often associated with photographs of Tulum.
Mexico Travel Information
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Learn about the history and culture of Mexico, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Mexico's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips and our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Mexico for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Mexico vacations today!
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After your Mexico Tour, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours? These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island tours, Ecuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises, Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.
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