Tulum Tours

Tulum Tour

Tulum Tour

Tulum Tour

Tulum Tour

Tulum Tour

Tulum Tour

Tulum Tour

Tulum is an easy half day trip that no Cancun or Riviera Maya tourist should miss. Tulum is the ancient Mayan city overlooking the fabulous blue waters of the Caribbean, with a fantastic beach, beautiful views and fascinating history. The name Tulum comes from the Yucatec word for "wall". It is likely that the city’s original name was something like Zama or "place of the dawn". Tulum was built in the Early Classic period (AD250-600) and developed into an important city in the years AD1200-1530.

Tulum is quite a small site and unlike Chichen Itza has a beach for a cooling dip in warm water to ease the heat, a couple of hours is all that is required at Tulum and it's location makes it ideal for combining with a half day at one of the many nearby local attractions. Bilingual guides can be found at the entrance to the ruins and can be hired quite cheaply. Tulum is one of the most visited of all Mayan ruins, and it's also the only major Mayan ruin to be found along Mexico's Caribbean coastline on the "Riviera Maya". It would be a shame to miss it.

Private tours are just that private to your group, so if you have around 6 people or more then a priavte tour will work out the best.

Full range of Tulum tour options:

Tulum is dominated by El Castillo (unfortunately at the time of writing it is roped off and you cannot go inside) this is the tallest and most impressive building at Tulum, a thousand photographers seek to take their shot of a lifetime here and you can see my attempts here!

However, there are many other buildings that you can explore more intimately such as the Temple of the descending God. Tulum is surrounded by three walls and with the ocean forming the fourth boundary the city was designed to be defensive. The walls average 18 feet thick and are between 9 and 15 feet high, entrance is via one of the original five tunnels. Iguanas and butterflies abound and in my experience this place is never too crowded. Take a seat and cast your mind back a thousand years to visualize life in this Mayan stronghold.

Opening hours are from 08:00 to 19:00 hrs during the Summer; and from 07:00 to 18:00 hrs during the Winter - 7 days a week.

See our sister site Xel-Ha Tours for details and pictures of Xel Ha.

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