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Tulum Express Half-Day Tour from Cancun

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Cancun, Mexico

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Discover the restored archaeological ruins of Tulum, an ancient Mayan trading port perched above a white-sand beach on the Caribbean coast. Visit this popular city on the Yucatán Peninsula and tour the grounds with your informative guide. Round-trip transport by air-conditioned coach is included from Cancun and the Riviera Maya.
  • Tulum tour from Cancun and the Riviera Maya
  • Explore the archeological ruins with a professional guide
  • Learn about the history of the Mayans as you explore
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
Bottled water
Live commentary on board
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks
Lunch
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Si se hospeda en algún hotel de Cozumel, el pick up sera en el muelle de Playa del Carmen. Si se hospeda en algún hotel del centro de playa del carmen, el pick up sera en Plaza antigua en las escaleras de la tienda deportiva de Elite Lockers. En caso de que no ubique su hotel en el listado, favor de informarnos en que lugar se hospedara para ofrecerle un punto cercano.

Departure Time

7:00 AM
Tour the clifftop ruins of Tulum with a certified guide and hear live commentary on their significance. Board the air-conditioned coach en route to the former port city, the only archaeological site on the coast of Quintana Roo. Then follow on foot while your guide points out significant structures.

See El Castillo (The Castle), an impressive building overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Stroll past the Temple of Frescoes and the Palace, and learn about the ancient Maya who built the city during different periods.

After your tour, enjoy free time to look around on your own or head to the small beach below before re-boarding the coach for return transport to your hotel in Cancun or the Maya Riviera in the afternoon.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Tulum Archaeological Site
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 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY CANCUN PASSION

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tulum Express Half-Day Tour from Cancun?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Tulum Express Half-Day Tour from Cancun.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tulum Express Half-Day Tour from Cancun?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Tulum Express Half-Day Tour from Cancun.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tulum Express Half-Day Tour from Cancun?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Tulum Express Half-Day Tour from Cancun.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tulum Express Half-Day Tour from Cancun?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Tulum Express Half-Day Tour from Cancun.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Tulum Express Half-Day Tour from Cancun?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Tulum Express Half-Day Tour from Cancun.

Traveler Tips


  • "The site is beautiful and well worth a half day" See review
  • "The express tour leave plenty of time to explore and enjoy the beach." See review
  • "We were picked up by 8:00 am and back at our hotel by 2:00 pm, so not too long." See review

Reviews

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Tulum Hurricane Delta Excursion - WOW!
David_I
, Oct 2020
Our excursion to Tulum on October 6, 2020 was fantastic. Ariel was our tour guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and gave great information on both the trip to Tulum and at the site. We were well prepared for the actual experience. His knowledge and explanations were great. He was very thoughtful and made sure any questions were answered. He was very pleasant to associate with and made you feel like one of the family. He allowed for plenty of time to explore on our own and shop. Even though a Cat 4 hurricane was bearing down later that evening, we were not rushed or panicked. Both Ariel and our Driver Carlos were fantastic! I would suggest Cancun Passion Tour Company to anyone. Their rates and service were fantastic!
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Solo to Tulum
Jason_C
, Mar 2020
Ariel was an awesome guide! Full of good information and very friendly. The site is beautiful and well worth a half day
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Miscommunication
Dylan_H
, Mar 2020
Our guide messaged us to meet at “Hotel Ambiance Suites.” When our driver pulled it up on his phone, “Hotel Ambiance Suites” and “Ambiance Suites” came up. The first looked most similar to where our guide told us to meet. It was the wrong location and we missed the pick up time. We couldn’t reschedule because we left Cancun the next day. We haven’t heard back about a refund.
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ok
kristinj971
, Jan 2020
let me just start off by saying that the tour guides Greg, pepe and raoul are lovely. absolute salt of the earth kind of people. I didnt have any cash so was not able to tip so I'm sorry for that. Now for my review, pick up was at 7a, I was the first, we drove around for 90mins picking up other people and pair that with the traffic, my first 3 hours were spent on the bus so I did not care for that. We had about 2 hours at the ruins. Greg gave us a wealth of info in about 20 min and then we were on our own. I would have much preferred a guided tour headset as it would have been more thorough and in depth. I alked around the place by myself but wasnt even sure what I was looking at. i dont feel there is much I could tell you about the Mayan people. The trip back was also over 2 hours. So an 8 hour day with no food or snacks provided. I give this trip a meh.
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star-4
Very good tour!!!
lhutcher
, Jan 2020
We really liked this tour. Pepe (our guide) was very knowledgeable. Pickup times were efficient and on time. Also, we had been touring all week and were kind of tired (!), so this half-day tour was just the right amount. There is an hour and 15 minutes with Pepe (guided tour with lots of info), then an extra 2 hours of free time (plenty), time for lunch and shopping for local crafts, etc. We were picked up at 7:40 in Playa del Carmen and were back to our hotel by 2:00 pm! Tulum is absolutely gorgeous and is a "must see" for anyone in the area.!
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star-5
Great quick efficient tour
ShahlaQ415
, Dec 2019
My husband and I wanted to do a tour that wouldn’t suck up our entire day. This was a great opportunity to see Tulum, with friendly, fun tour guide Fernando (AKA PePe).
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Nice an informative
Relax56651763677
, Nov 2019
Van was on time. Driver and guide were nice and provided a safe quick trip and tour of Tulum. I highly recommend this company , we used for airport transportation as well. The express tour leave plenty of time to explore and enjoy the beach.
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Wonderful tour to Tulum
Sherpa203730
, Oct 2019
The tour guides were very knowledgeable and funny! I learned a lot about the Mayan people and how amazing and advanced the engineers and astronomers were. When we got back to the bus, they had the curtains drawn and the AC up...perfect for a siesta after being in the hot sun!
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star-5
Great tour. We had small children...
janispleacock
, Dec 2017
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.
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The ruins were fabulous...
James E
, Oct 2017
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!!
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