Viator Exclusive: Early Access To Tulum Ruins With An Archeologist - Cancun

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Tour Tulum, one of the most famous Mayan sites, with a private archaeologist a Viator exclusive available nowhere else! Arrive in the early morning and miss the crowds, allowing you to fully experience the magnificent Tulum ruins, built on a cliff above the Caribbean Sea. With pickup from Cancun and Riviera Maya hotels, youll see places that traditional tours do not visit. Receive personalized attention from your professionally certified guide.

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Start your Viator Exclusive tour after early morning pickup from your Cancun or Riviera Maya hotel. Join your guide, a certified archaeologist, for an in-depth tour of Tulum — a walled Mayan city perched atop a cliff that overlooks the sparkling Caribbean Sea. A lunch box will be provided on the way to the site. You’ll arrive at the site and take in this tranquility just in time to beat the crowds.

As you tour Tulum, a Mayan word for wall, your guide provides informative commentary. Learn about the archaeological studies of the site and the Mayan civilization that occupied it. Hear evidence that places Tulum as one of the major Mayan cities of the 13th and 14th centuries in Quintana Roo, highlighted by its strategic coastal location, its elevation — the highest of any city the region — and its efficient defense system.

As you stroll among the ruins of this important city, you’ll discover what researchers have uncovered: a political settlement along a commercial route that exploited the rich marine resources off the coast. Today, Tulum is best known for its sandy beaches and the remnants of elaborate murals — once painted a vibrant red and blue over stark white walls.

Return to your hotel in the afternoon. With this Viator Exclusive, your early morning trip to Tulum lets you beat the crowds so you can enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at your own leisure.

Please note: Bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to help beat the heat for the duration of your tour. There will be a beach break in Tulum, too, so come prepared with a suit and towel if you plan on swimming.

Inclusions for Viator Exclusive: Early Access To Tulum Ruins With An Archeologist

  • Admission ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local guide
  • Box lunch

Exclusions for Viator Exclusive: Early Access To Tulum Ruins With An Archeologist

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Important: Maximum number of participants per guide is 20

It is recommended that you wear a swimsuit and bring a towel if you wish to swim during the beach break in Tulum

Please bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen

Note: If you book this tour with just one hour in advance of the tour's departure, you must meet your guide at Courtyard Marriott Airport Hotel at 6am

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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276 reviews by the users

  • We really loved our decision to use Viator/Early Access to Tulum ruins with Archeologist. Our entire time was spent at the Ruins--not shopping and other extraneous deals offered by other companies. We both highly recommend using Viator for this exclusive trip. P and M Austin, TX

  • This tour is awesome. Bring an umbrella and bug spray :)

  • The tour once you arrived was fine. However, the tour guide didn't realize that some of the group was really struggling with walking and the weather. The complimentary lunch was hot juice and cookies or chips, which was fine for those of us that stayed at an all-inclusive and could eat upon return to our respective hotels. For others, it was problematic. Lastly, the tour guide released the group to a parking lot and simply said you have to find your bus, which wasn't easy considering there were numerous buses in the lot. If you get left behind because you can't find your bus you had to wait for the next bus going your way as explained by two gentlemen that didn't make it on to their bus. The Ruins was great, the experience there wasn't.

  • Just got home from our vacation, and was not happy about Amigo tours trip to Tulum, the site says a box lunch would be provided, it was not. The site also says hotel pick-up would be provided, it was not. If i had known this i would have prepared a lunch for my family, and chosen another agency that would have picked us up at the hotel, we had to leave the hotel at 545am, and walk down the street to a local grocery store parking lot. I also expected a box lunch since the drive would be long, and did not prepare a meal for lunch. We were told when dropped off at 2pm that the rain must have delayed any lunch that should have been provided for us. the site tour was nice ,but it rained very hard the entire time there, and did not get to really enjoy the site, which of course was not amigo tours fault. Expect a long drive, with numerous pick-ups at other hotels, no restrooms on bus, or any food, or water.
    Dont forget the bug spray, umbrellas, or rain protection panchos either.

  • I was very disappointed from the fact that LUNCH IS NOT INCLUDED. Be careful because this actually means that the information provided in this web is partially FALSE. Given this, I believe that 42 euros for transport, a ticket and a 45 minutes tour to Tulum is rather expensive.

    Apart from that, the guide was OK but no exceptional, and without doubt NOT AN ARCHAEOLOGIST or anything similar and the timetable was fulfilled, although we were stuck 35 minutes in the parking of Xcaret for an unknown reason.

    In conclusion, if you are really aiming to do this excursion for timetable reasons like it was my case then do it. Otherwise, I believe there are much better and cheaper options out there.

  • It was the second time in 3 months I was there but the first time is always better but still a very good day trip
    P.Evans ....California

  • Super late giving this review a few years late actually but this Tour was absolutely amazing definitely learned a lot! Definitely worth your money!

  • Not as advertised. The guide was good but we spent there a total of 2.5 hours there which wasn't enough time to see everything and enjoy the site and no time to visit the shops. It says 8 hours but our hotel was about 20 minutes from Tulum so the total time we spent was 4 hours. Book elsewhere.

  • Our tour started off poorly - we were picked up an hour after our designated pick up time. Once we got to Tulum, our driver was sitting outside the gates for about 5 minutes - we had no idea what was going on and why we were not going into the parking lot. We finally arrived inside the gates, got off the bus, and were ushered to join the rest of our group. We took the short walk into the Tulum ruins area and we were given small amounts of information regarding the city and ruins. Shortly after, we were given free time to continue to tour the ruins or go to the beach. My sister and I decided to wander around the ruins and ended up listening in on other tour guides describing different things and speaking about the city. We felt like we got more information basically dropping in on other groups vs. what our guide actually gave us. We got to the bus at our designated return time and were disappointed that we were not offered water or our box lunch that we never received. In the end, we basically received a ride to the ruins and a simple tour. I guess we got what we paid for. I would not recommend.

  • Great tour and so glad we chose the early session. It gets crowded! Especially loved the swim at the end. Don't forget the bug spray!!!

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