RUINS EXCURSIONS FROM PLAYA
Tulum is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Playa del
Carmen, hosting over 2 million visitors every year. Along with
Itza, it is the most visited Mayan Ruins site in Mexico.
It is famed for it's sea port location, perched high atop a 39-foot
(12 meter) high cliff, lined with palm trees, overlooking the
brilliant blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, and the white sand
beach, one of the very best.
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The origins of Tulum date
back to 564 A.D, nearly 1,500 years ago. It is known for it's
status as the only walled city in Mexico, and for it's function as a
trading port for Coba until it's fall at the hands of the Spanish
conquistadors in around 1518 A.D. But most of all, it is hailed
for it's cliff-top setting, truly spectacular, that is captured in
millions of tourist's photographs every year. It is located only
about 45 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, and about 35 minutes south
of the Calica cruise pier, at the southern end of the Riviera Maya.
It's location makes it popular with cruise passengers from
ABOUT OUR TULUM TOURS
We offer the best prices and
largest selection of Tulum tours in Playa del Carmen, with 8 to choose
from, and and endless opportunity to customize. As Tulum is not
that large of a site, you can tour it sufficiently in about 90 minutes,
plus an extra half-hour or so to take photographs on your own. Due
to it's size and proximity to Xel Ha and Xcaret, it is often combined
with these two or other activities to make a full day of adventure in
Playa del Carmen. We feature several public tours and several
exclusive private tours, which offer everything from a quick visit to a
full day at the ruins.
We recommend Tulum for cruise
passengers to Cozumel or Calica. It is the closest ruins site to
the piers, and doesn't take long to visit, so it's the perfect cruise
shore excursion to a Mayan ruins site. Our private tours are
perfect for this purpose, as they are totally flexible as to start time
and end time, making it easy to work with your ship's schedule.
For hotel guests, we
normally recommend one of our combo tours. Since you're
heading 45 minutes south of town, you might as well make a day of
it. A private tour works great for this purpose, as you
maximize the amount of time you have to spend at places like Xcaret
or Xel Ha, and trust us - you'll want as much time as possible.
This is also a great idea if you have kids - you get to see the
ruins, and for them having to suffer through "looking at rocks",
they get the payoff of splashing and playing at one of the
eco-parks, which are wonderful for kids. Good for you, good
Another popular thing
to do at Tulum is to go down to the beach below and spend some time
there, swimming or snorkeling. This is always an option on our
private tours as well, you can set your schedule and spend as much
time or as little time as you want.
We do highly recommend
hiring a guide at the ruins (a guide is included on all our public
tours), as you'll get the most out of your visit. There is a
tremendous history to the Mayan empire, and the information the
guides give you about the architecture and society is very
enlightening and interesting.
There is also a brand
new "Tulum at Night" or "Tulum de Noche" light and sound show at
Tulum. On our private tours, you can plan to visit the ruins
at night for this experience. It's not as impressive as the
Chichen Itza, but it's something different. There are no
public tours yet that visit the ruins for this show.
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