Tulum Tours Playa del Carmen

Tulum is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Playa del Carmen, hosting over 2 million visitors every year.  Along with Chichen 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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Tulum Express Tulum Express

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Tulum & Jungle Maya Tour Tulum & Jungle Maya
$149.00 $119.00
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Tulum & Coba Tulum & Coba: Mayan Majesty
$99.00 $59.00
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Tulum & Beach Combo Tour Tulum & Beach Super Combo
$65.00 $59.00
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Tulum & Ultimate Adventure Tulum Extreme

$139.00 $129.00
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Xel-Ha Tulum Tour Tulum & Xel-Ha All-Inclusive
$149.99 $127.49
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Tulum & Xenses Tulum Ruins & Xenses Park
$129.99 $116.00
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Tulum & Sea Turtles Tulum & Sea Turtles
$99.00 $79.00
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Tulum Xel-Ha Private Tour Private Tulum & Xel-Ha
FROM $129.00

Tulum Xcaret Tour Private Tulum & Xcaret
FROM $139.00

Tulum - Xel Ha Tour Private Tulum Express
FROM $39.00

Private Tulum & Coba Private Tulum & Coba
FROM $49.00


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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 Cozumel as well.


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 for them.

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 one at Chichen Itza, but it's something different.  There are no public tours yet that visit the ruins for this show.

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