Although smaller than Chichen Itza, Tulum is perhaps the best preserved coastal Mayan Ruins site and is the second most visited of all the Mayan ruins sites in Mexico. It is unique and special in several ways. The ancient city of Tulum is about 800 years old, being abandoned by the end of the 1500s. Surrounded by walls, Tulum served as a fortress against enemies approaching by sea, and was also a major trading port for the inland city of Coba. Tulum is perched on a lookout atop a 40' sheer cliff, creating a drastic and awesome view of the Caribbean Sea from it's grounds. It's the kind of view that you'll remember forever.
TULUM TOUR FAQ's
Q: I'M ON A CRUISE SHIP - CAN I DO THESE
A: Yes! We recommend the Private Tulum Express, Private Tulum & Snorkeling, and Private Tulum & Aktun Chen Caverns to all cruise ship passengers. You can customize these tours to fit your schedule, making planning a breeze! The Tulum Express will fit almost any cruise schedule, and is perfect for people who want to see a Mayan ruins site.
Q: HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO TOUR TULUM?
A: You can explore the Tulum ruins in about an hour and a half. This will allow you time to take a guided tour of the ruins site, and have sufficient time to explore on your own and take photographs. Add in about another half-hour or so just for logistics, like walking in or riding the tram in from the parking lot.
Q: WHERE IS TULUM LOCATED? IS IT
A: Tulum is located on the mainland of the Riviera Maya, about 45 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. To reach it from Cozumel, you'll just ride the passenger ferry over to Playa del Carmen, where you can meet your tour. See Ferry Details