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. Youll 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, youll 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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286 reviews by the users

  • Tulum itself was wonderful, but the 'tour' was not great. We had to walk 20 minutes to our pick up point, then proceeded to drive around town for over an hour picking people up at their hotel lobbies. We really liked the site at Tulum, but the guide we were with did not provide very much information, and most of it was inconsistent with our independent research on the subject. There was NOT a boxed lunch. At about 9am we received a bag containing a juice box and a mini bag of crackers. That was it. In all, I would recommend visiting Tulum, but not with this tour.

  • We were given too little time at Tulum Ruins, so we had to run around after the guide finished with us.

  • Well worth your time! We visited Tulum almost 30 years ago and enjoyed it enough to want to refresh our memories. This trip reminded us of the beauty of the area and gave us additional educational and entertaining information. I don't think we will wait another 30 years before our next visit.

  • This was a great trip and the guide was very knowledgeable on Tulum. Once caveat, this trip did not come with a box lunch, was asked about it and she said it was just a light snack, however, we didn't even get that.

  • This tour was good. But the lunch was a juice box, a bag of chips and a candy bar

  • It was a great tour, really recommend the early tour as Tulum gets very crowded by 10-11 a.m. Our Guide Raul was the best tour guide I have ever had. He was a Mayan and was full of information on various migrations to the area, the first Spanish landing, the end of Tulum as a centre and much more.

  • My wife and I enjoyed the trip very much, but on hindsight would book an extensión on this tour as it is a long way to travel on collector bus and tour coach for three hours at site. Tulum is a small site with a lot of history and the beach below looks beautiful. The guide was very informative.

  • service provided by Amigo Tours was great, we had an issue with our pick up due to miscommunication and they were able to accommodate us on their next day trip, Tania our Spanish speaking guide was superb she even direct us to take the little train from bus parking area to Tulum entrance as I had a senior with me, highly recommend to take this tour as it gets busy, we had more ppl in our tour that were going to cenote and another attraction Xel Ha I believe and she ensured that everyone was ok.
    thank so much Amigo tours your service was great, and reading trip advisor tips helped a lot. recommend you take a fruit with you, as your lunch is chips/juice box and granola bar, 5 stars - well earned

  • Overall good and well worth the money.

    The booking process was straightforward.

    Getting to the Site early was a real bonus it was much busier later on.

    Everyone involved from tour guide to driver was friendly and helpful.

    The tour guide was very knowledgeable and interesting but she had to say everything in two languages which slowed everything down. However she was happy to chat while we were wandering around and that one-to-one time was really useful.

    We had just about the right amount of time at the site.

    For the money this is really good value.


    Dont expect too much from the snack it was a bag of crisps a small wafer bar and fruit juice.

    Also the pick up was not ideal. They arrived on time, which was great but We were picked up early in a minibus which drove around several hotels picking people up. It then parked for 20 minutes directly outside our hotel complex while we waited for the coach to pick us up.

  • 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

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