Tulum Ruins Tickets & Tours

About Tulum Ruins

In your Tulum Ruins Tour, you will witness a resort town in the Caribbean coast of Mexico, one of the last few places inhabited by the Maya people. Perched on a huge limestone cliff overlooking the Yucatan Peninsula, the Tulum city is a picturesque tourist spot that bustles with travellers from all around the world. This walled city is believed to be wiped out by Spaniards and the present archaeological site of Tulum ruins is one of the well-preserved Mayan sites. Located 130 kilometres to the south of Cancun, the Tulum ruins are popular travel destinations that give a glimpse of the Mayan civilization and its unique architecture.Tulum Ruins tours & Tulum Ruins guide take you on a quick walk through history and explain the magnificence of the Tulum Ruins history during Mayan rule from 13th to 15th centuries. The tours include visiting the important historical spots of the ruins like El Castillo, Temple of the Frescoes, Temple of the Descending God and House of the Columns. There are several cenotes around Tulum ruins where you can take a quick dip in the refreshing tropical waters of the Caribbean Sea. Apart from Tulum, you can also make a short visit to Coba and witness the tallest pyramid style architecture of the Mayan kingdom

Select Your Tulum Ruins Tours

Tulum Skip the Line & Tequila Tasting

Book Tulum Skip the Line & Tequila Tasting package to make the most of your time at Tulum Mayan Ruins. These Tulum Ruins tickets let you skip the long queues in the entrance and take you straight to the ancient location. Go on an independent Tulum Mayan Ruins tour and witness the pre-historic stone walls and temples perched on limestone cliffs and overlooking the Yucatan coastline. You can also see the colourful frescoes and carvings adorning the temples of Tulum. The tour also includes tequila tasting of six different samples in the Mayan Jungle.

Tulum Ruins Early Access Private Tour

Enjoy the comfort of private Tulum Ruins tours and avoid the tourist crowds with Tulum Ruins Early Access Private Tour package. The Tulum Ruins tickets arrange a private guided tour around Tulum in the early morning hours and so you have plenty of time to explore this ancient archaeological marvel. You can discover interesting facts about the Mayan civilization and catch a glimpse of the beauty of the Caribbean coastline. You can see all of Tulum’s main buildings including the Temple of the Frescoes, House of the Columns and El Castillo. This private Tulum Mayan Ruins tour crafted specially for you and your group offers a more personalized experience.

Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Archeological Tour with Lunch

Go on a full-day around the Mayan cities of Tulum and Coba and learn all about Mayan history, archaeology and culture with the Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Archeological Tour with Lunch package. The Tulum Ruins tickets also include a traditional buffet lunch and swimming in the natural cenotes of Mariposa and Chen-Ha swimming hole. The tour starts with an introduction to Mayan culture from where you will be taken to the tallest pyramid in Mexico, Coba. After exploring the surrounding areas and swimming in the natural sinkholes, you will be taken to Tulum for an informative Tulum Mayan Ruins tour.

Tulum Ruins Tour, Cenotes Tour & Snorkel at Tulum’s Reef

Explore the Mayan archaeological site of Tulum and go on a thrilling snorkelling tour with the Tulum Ruins tickets of Tulum Ruins Tour, Cenotes Tour & Snorkel at Tulum’s Reef package. The Tulum Ruins tours take you on a trip through Tulu town where you can witness Mayan style buildings, walls and temples in the picturesque backdrop of the Caribbean coastline. The snorkelling trip included in the tour lets you enjoy snorkelling in the Caribbean waters where you can see colourful tropical fish, rock formations and amazing corals. You can also swim and snorkel in the freshwaters of the cenotes and see huge stalagmites and stalactites.

Why Should You Choose Us To Book The Tulum Ruins Tour?

  • For those on a Budget:

Tulum Ruins tours along with Dos Cenotes tour is the best tour option for those who are looking for budget-friendly tours in Tulum. This package lets you explore the Mayan ruins of Tulum, witness ancient stone walls and temples, and visit the Dos Ojos cenote. This tour is a great deal for all the experiences it offers.

  • For those who want a Guided Tour

If you are interested in learning more about the Tulum ruins, you can opt for a guided tour. The tour includes a Tulum Ruins guide who is proficient in speaking two languages – Spanish and English to explain the Mayan civilization. This tour is ideal for those who wish to walk through the Tulum ruins while listening to their history of the Tulum ruins at the same time.

  • For those Looking to Go Beyond Tulum

Combo packages that include Tulum ruins tours along with a visit to the Mayan communities are the best tour options for those wish to explore the Mayan ruins completely. You can discover the Tulum ruins and see the ancient stone walls and temples. You can then go to nearby areas like Coba and take a refreshing dip in the cenotes there.

Most Popular Ruins in Tulum

  • Temple of the Descending God:Temple of the Descending God is a single room shrine that was built in alignment with the morning star, the sun and the planet Venus. The major highlight of this temple is the carving of an upside-down figure with a headdress and wings.

  • The Temple of the Frescoes:Originally used as an observatory to track the movements of the sun, The Temple of The Frescoes is a two-storey building with social and religious importance. The site features colourful mural paintings, stucco figures and sculptures. It has serpent as its motif and highlights the figures of Mayan God creator, Itzamna.

  • El Castillo:El Castillo is a 7.5-metre tall structure that was a Mayan temple and a lighthouse. It was once the beacon for incoming canoes thus guiding the pre-Columbian tradesmen and sailors. The site is believed to have been constructed in stages with each structure one above the other like a pyramid.

  • Templo Dios del Viento:Templo Dios del Viento, commonly known as God of Wind Temple, is dedicated to Huracan who is the Mayan god of storms, wind and fire. The temple was designed as a warning system for hurricanes and for the lookout of marauders.

Know Before You Book Tulum Ruins Tours

Highlights and Best Time to Visit
How to Reach
Other Essentials


  • Templo de la Serie Inicial (Temple of the Initial Series)
  • The Kukulkan Group
  • The House of the Columns
  • Temple of the Frescoes
  • El Castillo
  • Temple of the Descending God
  • Templo Dios del Viento

Best Time to Visit:The best time to go on Tulum Ruins tours is between October and December when the weather at Tulum is pleasant and favourable for outdoor sightseeing. The climate is mild with the temperature being warm with no torrential rains and hurricanes. The tourist crowds are also relatively low during these months.

By Car: You can drive or take a cab to the Tulum Ruins to reach the site in about 2 hours via the Mexico 307 highway.

By Bus: Book an ADO bus from Cancun to reach Tulum city or the ruins at a much cheaper rate.

By Guided Tours: Several Tulum Ruins tours from Cancun include pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation which is reasonable and also easy.

  • Arrive early in the morning before the tourist crowds start coming in to make the most of your time at Tulum Ruins.
  • Buy tickets at the entrance counter of Tulum ruins and not at the information booths along the road as they are not authentic.
  • Carry lots of water as the Caribbean coastline can be humid with no shades around the ruins. Since you will be exposed to sun throughout the trip, you are likely to get dehydrated.
  • Tulum Ruins and beaches are brimming with rare flora, insects and wildlife and make sure you respect them by not touching them.
  1. What to Wear:

There is no specific dress code for Tulum Ruins but it is advisable to wear comfortable clothing as you will have to stay outdoors. If you are visiting the ruins during summer, wear light-weight clothes and if you are going during winter, make sure to carry a jacket or sweater. You will also need shoes with good grip as a lot of walking will be involved.

  1. What to Pack:
  • Plenty of cash for tips, transport fare and change
  • Sunscreen and chapstick for dry lips
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Flashlight
  • Hair detangler if you will be swimming in the beaches
  • Printouts of all the travel documents including travel insurance, hotel confirmation and car rental
  • Insect repellent and portable detergent

FAQ's of Tulum Ruins

How to book a Tulum Ruins Tour online?

You can book your Tulum Ruins tour online in advance by selecting the required ticket option and mentioning the date and time of your visit. You will receive an e-mail confirming your tickets based on availability along with a mobile voucher.

What is the cost of the Tulum Ruins tour in Cancun?

The entrance ticket to Tulum Ruins costs 85 pesos (4 USD) per person. If you wish to take pictures of the ruins with a camera or other devices, you will have to pay an additional photography fee of 45 pesos ( 2.24 USD). Entry to the ruins is free on Sundays for Mexican residents.

What is the best Cancun to Tulum tour?

There are many different types of Tulum Ruins Tours from Cancun like guided tours and combo packages. Based on the requirements and budget, visitors can avail their preferred tour option. However, the best ones are the combo tours that include a trip through the Tulum ruins and Coba.

What types of Cancun to Tulum tours are available?

There is a plethora of Tulum tours options like Tulum Ruins tours with skip-the-line access and buffet lunch, guided tours, early morning private tours, combo tours that include a trip to surrounding Mayan communities like Coba and snorkelling in Tulum’s Reef, and Tulum cenotes tour.

Who can avail of a discount on their Cancun to Tulum ruins tours?

Depending on the tour option and tickets, children between 6 to 12 years of age or kids aged 3 to 12 can avail discounts on the Tulum Ruins tours prices. Infants below 3 years of age are given free entry while everyone above 13 years should pay the full price.

How long does it take to get to the Tulum ruins from Cancun?

Tulum ruins are approximately 131 kilometres (81 miles) from Cancun and it takes about two hours on road to reach the ruins from Cancun. You can either drive or rent a taxi along the well-built Mexico 307 highway. You can also book an ADO bus to travel to Tulum ruins from Cancun.

Is Tulum wheelchair-accessible?

While most hotels, beaches and resorts in Tulum are wheelchair-accessible, the Tulum ruins are only partially accessible for people with disabilities. The ruins have access ramps at entrance and exit but they are steep and the terrain is not firm enough to support wheelchairs.

How much time do I need to explore the Tulum ruins?

You can explore most of Tulum ruins in less than a day. It takes about one to two hours to see all of the Mayan ruins in Tulum including stone walls, ancient temples and other famous buildings. If you wish to go swimming at the beach, you can spend some more time at the Tulum ruins.


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