- 7 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
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.
- Excellent value for money
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Ideal choice for families
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Bottled water
- Live commentary on board
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Entry/Admission - Tulum Archaeological Site
- Food and drinks
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Traveler pickup is offered
If you do not have a pick-up at your hotel, you will be provided with the nearest one.
Pick up from 7am to 9am depending on hotel location
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Tulum Archaeological Site, Carretera Federal, Cancun - Chetumal Km 230, 307, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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.
Duration: 2 hours
- 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
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Great tour. We had small children with us and the tour was manageable with them. We were picked up by 8:00 am and back at our hotel by 2:00 pm, so not too long. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and also allowed us some free time to explore on our own.
The ruins were fabulous!!!! HOWEVER!!! the tour guide talked way to fast in a very heavy accent so very hard to understand. She went way to fast through the area , I could not keep up. She also seemed very rushed on the bus as well. The bus was VERY uncomfortable!! The tour said they would pick us up at our hotel, that did not happen!! We had to walk several blocks to meet the bus in front of a coffee shop!!
Ariel, our tour guide, is probably the sweetest man you'll ever meet. He was punctual to pick us up, friendly, and even quite funny. He made sure to give us all sorts of fun facts and information during the guided 40 minute tour so that we would have enough time to explore the rest of the ruins and have some beach time. Unfortunately, the tides were too high so the beach was closed to the public that day. If it hadn't been, I'm sure it would have been amazing to get a nice dip with such spectacular views.
This tour was wonderful. The only bad thing that I could say about this tour, was it was VERY HOT at the ruins.
The trip matched our expectations. Pickup was on-time 8:25 am at hotel entrance. Since the group is small, we reached tulum earlier than the big groups which takes longer to pickup. Guide was succinct and clear. The restroom facilities at tulum were good. The guided tour is 45 mins followed by a couple of hours of free time. Be prepared for hot weather. Take water shoes if you want to enjoy the beach. There are no change rooms or showers so take a towel to dry off the sand.
The one issue for me was me was that they dropped us at entrance of hotel previous travelers were dropped to lobby of hotel. I'm not sure if this is an issue with our hotel vidanata at riviera maya. We were not thrilled to walk back to our rooms after a long hot day at tulum.
Very nice transport vans with a highly competent driver named Christopher. The success of this excursion is the tour guide and ours was fantastic. Her name was Ana. She delivered bi-lingual historical information and instructions during travel time to the site. Once on site, her guide experience was readily apparent. She balanced the amount of historic information at each stop in the shade when possible, which we all appreciated with humor and connections to today. We had enough free time to wander the ruins and do some shopping in the entry village. If one wants to take advantage of the beach and swimming, a day tour would be better. I would definitely recommend this tour if you have limited time or do not want beach time.
Totally fun learning experience. We had a great guide from Cancun Passion that picked us up at the hotel and connected us with a small tour group. Very knowledgeable and a lot of fun.
We looked at a number of different tour companies and packages before selecting the Tulum Express Half-Day Tour through Cancun Passion. We were very satisfied with our selection at the end of the day! My only complaint was that our driver for our pickup and drive to Tulum spoke very little English and we had to make a stop at a taxi stand in order to pick up two other travelers who were running late. After that, however, we had a fantastic time! Ariel was our tour guide and he was informative and entertaining. He made sure to point out many interesting facts about the ruins before letting us explore on our own for nearly 2 hours! The beach was beautiful and the photo opportunities were plentiful. We were more than a little hungover when we started the excursion but once we arrived everything was fantastic. Bring an umbrella for some extra shade and definitely reapply sunscreen as often as possible. I highly recommend this excursion to anyone staying in the area.
You will be hot, even if you go in the morning. Wear a hat and plenty of sunblock. If you like ancient history, this is the place for you. It is worth the visit. The guide was informative and liked his job.
6 hours round trip for a 45 minute tour, just not worth the time. We were not given enough time for lunch and shopping. We stood in line st subway much too long, then by the time we finished lunch, we had 10 minutes to shop before we had to be back on the bus.
Second time there. I love Tulum! Unfortunately the beach area was closed due to high ties. The tour guides are bilingual. They spoke perfectly in both languages. Great tour if you just want to spend half of your day touring and the rest relaxing.
I rated this a little low not because of the site which was amazing to see or the tour guide who was very informative but rather because we were the last to get picked up and therefore ended with seats at the back of the mini bus. We were expecting a coach large bus with bathroom but got a small bus. The seats in the back are raised up higher than the rest of the seats while the windows are not so if you are in the last two rows you cannot see out. If I completely bent over with my chest touching my knees I could see a little but in the end I gave up because it was hurting my back and neck and just read my kindle but I was soooo disappointed. I missed out on seeing where we were going. On the way back there was one seat in the front just behind the bus driver that my husband asked if I could use which they allowed although at first they said everyone was to stay in their assigned seats. There was not much leg room but at least I could see but I did not get to sit next to my husband. When we did get to Tulum the tour was informative and the site itself amazing. But if I were to do it again I would find out for sure if the bus is a large coach because if you get stuck in the back you are not getting the same experience as those who can see out of the bus.