Tulum Ruins & Mayan Cenote

Uncover the mysterious legacy of the Maya, we will take you from the well-preserved ruins of Tulum and its El Castillo castle to the Casa Tortuga cenote for swimming in the cool waters of a sacred Mayan sinkhole. The discovery begins on foot as you see what remains of the 13th-century archaeological site of Tulum, once a central hub for the turquoise and jade trade. Admire mural paintings covering the Temple of the Frescoes and learn about the Mayan spiritual traditions at the Temple of the Descending God. Follow the 16-foot-thick city walls to the El Castillo centerpiece, a stucco castle poised on a limestone bluff overlooking a white-sand Caribbean shoreline. Hear tales of the sailors who eyed the beacon and the folklore surrounding Kukulcan, God of winds. You’ll then venture nearby to Casa Tortuga, one of the many underground cenote sinkholes on the Yucatan Peninsula. Among the dense jungle foliage, you can take a refreshing swim in the cool, clear waters or explore farther with complimentary snorkel gear. This tour is provided by an operator that has been third-party certified to meet the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s Criteria for Tour Operators.

Itinerary

Time Description
00:00  00:45 Ferry ride from Cozumel ship´s pier to Playa del Carmen Pier
00:45  01:00 Walking distance to Welcome Center-Boar transportation
01:00  02:25 Transport Guest from Playa del Carmen to Handcraft Store
02:25  04:55 Transport Guests from Handcraft Store to Tulum Ruins and Visit
04:55  06:15 Transport Guests from Tulum to Cenote Casa Tortuga visit
06:15  07:00 Transport guest back to Playa del Carmen Parking Lot
07:00  07:15 Walking distance from Welcome Center-to Ferry Pier
07:15  08:00 Ferry Ride from Playa del Carmen Pier to Cozumel ships pier

Operations Dates​

Monday

Time of day

12:00

Duration

8 hours

Includes

  • Round trip transportation
  • Tulum Mayan Ruins entrance fee
  • Cenote entrance fee
  • Tour Guide
  • Ferry tickets
  • A bottle of water
  • A granola bar
  • Not includes

  • Tulum ruins are in the most important Mayan Archeological site in the state of Quintana Roo Coast and is the third most visited site in Mexico
  • The main pyramid-El Castillo is 25 ft tall and appears to have built in stages.
  • Tulum site is one of the very few walled cities build by the Maya. These walls are located on only three sides of the settlement as the ocean protects the eastern boarders
  • Mayan Underground River: Enjoy swimming in cool clear water after walking through the Mayan Ruins.
  • Recommendations

  • This tour is not recommended for guests in wheelchairs or that have difficulty walking.
  • This tour involves a lot of walking over uneven terrain.
  • Guests prone to motion sickness should take precautions.
  • There is a government tax of $8-10 USD for the use of videography in all areas of the ruins, this includes taking videos with video cameras, tables, or mobile phones. Tripods or professional video equipment are not permitted.
  • Note

    Guests prone to motion sickness should take precautions. All buses are first class and have air conditioning with public address system. This tour is not recommended for guests in wheelchairs or that have difficulty walking. Guests with cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, pregnancy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition should not participate in this activity. Grounds at the ruins consist of uneven limestone and loose stones, and extra caution should be taken, so as not to slip and fall. Bilingual guide service is included. There is a government tax of $8-10 USD for the use of videography in all areas of the ruins, this includes taking videos with video cameras, tables, or mobile phones. Tripods or professional video equipment are not permitted.

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