Viator Exclusive: Early Access to Tulum Ruins with an Archeologist
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Stop At: Tulum Archaeological Site, Carretera Federal, Cancun - Chetumal Km 230, 307, Tulum 77780 Mexico
Start your Viator Exclusive tour after early departure. Join your guide, a certified archaeologist, for an in-depth tour of Tulum — a walled Mayan city perched atop a cliff that overlooks the sparkling Caribbean Sea. You’ll arrive at the site and take in this tranquility just in time to beat the crowds.
As you tour Tulum, a Mayan word for wall, your guide provides informative commentary. Learn about the archaeological studies of the site and the Mayan civilization that occupied it. Hear evidence that places Tulum as one of the major Mayan cities of the 13th and 14th centuries in Quintana Roo, highlighted by its strategic coastal location, its elevation — the highest of any city the region — and its efficient defense system.
As you stroll among the ruins of this important city, you’ll discover what researchers have uncovered: a political settlement along a commercial route that exploited the rich marine resources off the coast. Today, Tulum is best known for its sandy beaches and the remnants of elaborate murals — once painted a vibrant red and blue over stark white walls.
Return in the afternoon and enjoy the rest of your day. With this Viator Exclusive, your early morning trip to Tulum lets you beat the crowds so you can enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at your own leisure.
Please note: Bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to help beat the heat for the duration of your tour. There will be a beach break in Tulum, too, so come prepared with a suit and towel if you plan on swimming.
Duration: 4 hours
- Round transportation
- Specialized bilingual guide
- Admission to the archaeological site
- Road Toll
- Entry/Admission - Tulum Archaeological Site
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- If the weather allows It you can swim during the beach break in Tulum. Is recommended that you wear a swimsuit and bring a towel if you wish.
- Please bring a hat, sunglasses, drinks and sunscreen.
- You will be back to your hotel at lunchtime.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
My husband and I took an early morning tour of Tulum. It was just great. We learned a lot about the culture.
The tour company was great. Our guide at Tulum was very interesting and full of information. It was a good mix of tour and free time. I’m glad we went early because the crowds when we left were horrendous.
This was a great chance to see Tulum before the heat and the crowds set in. The guided portion of the tour was shorter than advertised but it was interesting and our guide was friendly and entertaining. There was a big communication error with our booking, ending in our missing the originally scheduled day but Amigo Tours made it right and rescheduled for the next day. Just be careful with confirmation and dont rely upon a verbal one.
Beautiful and yet sad to see, the coastline is amazing and the architecture is beyond belief.
I confess I was a bit disappointed with this tour. The archaeological site is small and crowded. The guide gave us a long and tedious explanation of the Mayan calendar. Overall, the tour was not bad, but I expected more. The best part of the tour was the wonderful view of the caribbean sea.
I was picked up 1 hour late. Thanks Amigo Tours! Got to Tulum at almost 9:30am (should be 8:00 am) Tulum is very cool and you can climb the pyramid. This is A+++ / NOT Amigo Tours