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Tulum Ruins, ATV Extreme and Cenotes Tour from Riviera Maya
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Tulum (Spanish pronunciation: [tu'lum], Yucatec: Tulu'um) is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city serving as a major port for Coba.[1] The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico.[1] Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Maya; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Old World diseases brought by the Spanish settlers appear to have resulted in very high fatalities, disrupting the society and eventually causing the city to be abandoned.[citation needed] One of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites, Tulum is today a popular site for tourists.[1]
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Autopista 307, Tulum, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

The pictures do not do the Mayan ruins justice. You must see if you are visiting the area. The views of the ruins and beach are breathtaking. Be sure to bring sunscreen and good walking shoes.

1  Thank Meagan E
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went very early morning to see the ruins. It's a must when you are in Tulum. They have ticket machines outside the ticket office that accept Visa and MasterCard, no cash. It's a lot easier than waiting in line for the ticket office. Bring lots...More

1  Thank skyandsands
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderfully preserved ruins. Go with a guide to hear the history first-hand. We had about 25 min to explore the ruins on our own after a quick 10-12 min overview, which was extremely interesting, given by our tour guide, Pamela. That duration is fine if...More

Thank Hdolphin18
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited on our own. Didn't hire a guide but it was still a very interesting visit. Be sure to pack water and wear sunscreen. There are a few shady spots but lots of people looking for them. Beach is nice but crowded. Definitely a...More

1  Thank Kyle R
Reviewed yesterday

Excellent, a must do as part of your Mayan Riviera Trip. It has a wide selection of Mexican souvenirs and other activities, as restaurants

Thank jimena c
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I enjoyed this half day excursion. Just know that these are ruines and not the large Pyramid type structures. One of the most beautiful views I have seen from the cliffs....You will know what I mean when you get to the ruins ..The beach is...More

Thank Sadielove75
Reviewed yesterday

Maybe I'm just not cultured enough, although I'd like to think I am, but I simply do not get the excitement people seem to have for driving hours to then walk in the hot humidity just to see a pile of rocks in a field....More

Thank UpgradeMeNow
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took a tour to Tulum and we all enjoyed it. It is very hot but we were supplied with water and umbrellas for shade. The ruins are small, but interesting. The beach is simply amazing. Go early as it is crowded.

Thank Lilian V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a nice Mayan architectural area tour with some outdoor ruins and two beaches. It's interesting and well kept - there are information panels in Spanish and English in front of the major ruins, so you learn as you visit. If there is a...More

Thank IstanbuliteinUSA
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

must- see when in tulum. 70 pesos entry fee is totally worth the views you're getting! make sure you wear sunscreen and a hat, there isn't much shade in there and the sun is brutal up on that cliff. we didn't go swim at the...More

Thank Nina H
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15 August 2017|
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Response from Justine C | Reviewed this property |
You can pay at the gate when you arrive with no problems. We rode our bikes there. There are tour guides out the front that are extra and we normally get one as we think you get more out of your visit that way. There are... More
Emma D
11 August 2017|
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Response from Northern_traveller56 | Reviewed this property |
Entrance 1000 Peso per person (£4.50). We went by Collectivo (little white mini bus). Just stand at the other side of the road and flag one down. Same coming back. Just tell the driver Tulum Ruins and he will drop you there... More
Chuck F
1 August 2017|
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Response from Jason K | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I think you should contact one of the companies that does tours. I used Edventure tours and they were friendly. Just make sure you ask them if the ruins allow dogs- not just their tours. They are right next... More