Day trip

From Cozumel: Express Tour to Tulum Mayan Ruins

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Activity provider: Wildtours

From Cozumel: Express Tour to Tulum Mayan Ruins

Activity provider: Wildtours

From US$ 96 per person

Enjoy an express tour of the Tulum ruins guided by a local expert. Discover the secrets and mythology of the ancient Mayan civilization that established itself in this paradise many years ago. Take a return ferry and bus ride from Cozumel to Tulum.

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Duration 6 hours
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English, Spanish


  • Enjoy an express tour of the Tulum Mayan Ruins Archeological Site
  • Admire the detailed carved figures and frescoes on the walls
  • Explore the magnificent restored temples that rise above the Caribbean
  • Learn the secrets, facts, and mythology of the Mayan civilization
Full description
Start your adventure by meeting your tour guide right in front of the swallows’ statue so that you can take the ferry ride to playa del carmen and enjoy a scenic 45 minute ride in the blue waters of the Caribbean. After that, you will take an air conditioned van/bus to the walled city of Tulum, in which you’ll explore the magnificent and restored temples rising above the Caribbean Sea. Tulum is an archeological site that offers one of the most beautiful sceneries of the world. You will be guided by a local expert through the secrets, facts, myths and wonderful legends of the ancient Mayan civilization, getting the opportunity to admire the detailed carved figures and frescoes on the walls of prominent buildings such as “El Castillo” (The Castle), The Temple of the Descending God and The House of the Columns, in which you will be able to shoot amazing photos during approximately 2 hours. After this unforgettable experience, you will return to your transportation in which you will enjoy a delicious light snack while getting back to Playa del Carmen, where you will catch the ferry just in time to be back to Cozumel.
  • Round-trip Ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen
  • Round-trip ground transport from Playa del Carmen to Tulum
  • English-speaking tour operator
  • Tulum Mayan Ruins entrance fee
  • Tour with an English-speaking guide at the archeological site
  • Bottled water
  • Light snacks
  • 1 soda
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with respiratory issues
    • People with motion sickness

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    Meeting point

    By the Statue of the Golden Swallows at Fiscal Pier, Ferry Pier to Playa del Carmen, Centro, 77600 San Miguel de Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Change of clothes
    • Sunscreen
    • Comfortable clothes

    Know before you go

    • The ferry ride to and from Playa del Carmen might be rough at times; guests who suffer from motion sickness should take this into consideration
    •  Please bring comfortable clothes, a bathing suit, sunglasses, a hat, biodegradable sunblock (mandatory), a camera, cash, credit cards, a towel and a change of clothes
    •  Guests using home video cameras will be charged a government fee of approximately $8 - 10 payable in cash at site
    • For cruise ship customers, departure times depend on your cruise schedule; please note there may be some cruise ship arrivals that are not operational during the year; please confirm with the local operator before the reservation
    • For hotel customers, please confirm with the local operator before the reservation (subject to availability)
    • Guests must take taxi transportation to/from the downtown ferry pier in Cozumel at their own expense
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 15 reviews

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    This was a fantastic day trip for us coming from Cozumel. The guides were helpful and organized everything flawlessly. Jose the tour guide in Tulum was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. I would definitely recommend this experience for anyone who wants to check out the site.

    November 29, 2022

    Gabriel was amazing. If you’re worried about venturing off Cozumel on your own but still want to go tulum this is the way to go. Great people, told us exactly what to expect. Easy meeting place. Didn’t have to worry about taking the ferry. You meet right in front and they take care of everything. When we got there Gabriel handed us off to another tour guide what knew so much about the ruins. With out him we would not have known half of what he told us since there was only signs giving general descriptions. 10 out of 10 would recommend. If you are new to Mexico and never traveled or unfamiliar with the way excursions work. Have no fear. Choosing them you will be in great hands.

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    September 9, 2022

    Very good experience. Ruben was our guide and he was so nice and was able to detail our trip very well. He gave us options on time we wanted to spend at the ruins and the little shopping area. We met up with Maria for the actual ruin tour and she was also very nice and patient, answering all our questions. Our little lunch was a great little perk. Would recommend the trip to others!

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    September 5, 2022

    Product ID: 311118