Tulum National Park

Tulum National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Tulum: Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

1. Tulum: Skip-the-Line Entrance Ticket

Pre-book your entry ticket to the archaeological site of the Mayan city of Tulum and enjoy skip-the-line privileges and a tequila tasting. Discover the numerous records of the past depicted in murals and other works found in the buildings of this historic city. Start with a streamlined entry process by simply exchanging your voucher for a ticket at a designated location near the site's entrance. Then, start exploring all the wonders of Tulum at your own pace. Step into the past as you explore the Tulum city ruins. Immerse yourself in Tulum National Park’s extension of 664 hectares filled with a great variety of flora and fauna characteristic of the region. Snap photos of scenic views to remember your visit.

Tulum: Mystika Immersive Entry & Tulum Ruins Skip-the-Line

2. Tulum: Mystika Immersive Entry & Tulum Ruins Skip-the-Line

Immerse yourself in Mexican nature sanctuaries with a visit to Mystika Immersive in Tulum. Walk through 7 immersive rooms at the museum before or after benefitting from your skip-the-line admission to the Tulum Ruins, learn more about Mayan history and take your time walking through this archaeological site. Once at Mystika Immersive, go through 7 immersive experiences that will transport you into the wonders of Mexico. Walk through this differently themed rooms with bright light installations and striking colors, including Ascension, Liberation, Poema, Manifest, Coming Home, Sanctuary, and Maya. After your Mystika Immersive experience, head over to the Tulum Archaeological Zone, where you will skip the ticket box lines with your pre-reserved ticket. Walk through this historical archaeological site at your own pace, learning more about Mayan culture and history.

Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Archeological Tour with Lunch

3. Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Archeological Tour with Lunch

Spend the day discovering ancient Mayan archaeological sites on this guided tour of Tulum and Coba. Swim in a sinkhole and enjoy free time for taking photos. After being picked up in the lobby of your hotel by a certified guide, start your tour and receive an introduction to Mayan culture on the way. Make your first stop at Coba, the tallest pyramid in México, where you can take in an incredible view of the area.  Swim in natural cenotes (sinkholes) and relax in the refreshing water. Finish the day at the Tulum Archaeological Zone, an impressive Mayan city built on the coastline. Enjoy a guided tour through the area and free time to explore and take pictures.

Quintana Roo: Tulum, Cobá, Cenote, Playa del Carmen & Buffet

4. Quintana Roo: Tulum, Cobá, Cenote, Playa del Carmen & Buffet

Discover natural and archeological treasures of Riviera Maya on this guided day trip. Choose your ideal starting point and set off to see the historical hotspots of Cobá and Tulum. See the evolution of a society as you walk the modern streets of Playa del Carmen, along the Caribbean coast. At Cobá you’ll find Nohoch Mul, the highest pyramid of the Yucatán peninsula. Race to the top or take it slow and steady, and take in the gorgeous view from the top. Learn about ancient ways of living in the region from your guide, and top it off with a dip in the tranquil waters of Choo-Ha cenote. Fill up at the buffet lunch, full of traditional and tasty foods, before heading to Tulum. With the majestic ruins and vast views of the Caribbean sea, it’s easy to picture the town’s origins as a major port. Relax with the sound of gentle waves and the feeling of the sun on your skin. Finish off the day at Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean shore. You’ll have some free time to walk the pedestrianized streets, visit its craft and designer shops, and soak up the unique atmosphere. Catch some time to rest and reminisce on your journey back.

Cancun/Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins, Sea Turtle Swim & Cenotes

5. Cancun/Riviera Maya: Tulum Ruins, Sea Turtle Swim & Cenotes

After pickup from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya, visit the Ruins of Tulum. Embark on a 45-minute tour with a professional archeologist guide and learn about Mayan history. Explore the site at your own pace.  Next, board your coach and travel to the Xtun Cenote. The drive includes off-roading since the cenote is located in the jungle. Once arriving, enjoy a Mexican buffet-style lunch including Cochinita Pibil ´the pulled pork of Mexico,´ chicken, rice, beans, tortillas, and tortilla chips. Vegetarian options are available upon advance notice. Visit two types of cenotes, stage 1 and stage 2. First, wander through the dry stage 2 cenote and admire the beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations. Following a swim in the wet stage 1 cenote, snorkel, and explore the colorful sea life. After your cenote adventure, enjoy a Mexican-style coffee called Café Olla. Next, head to Akumal Bay, a perfect place for swimming with sea turtles that feed on the seagrass in the bay near you. Put on your provided snorkeling gear — or your own, if you prefer — and enjoy a snorkeling tour of these amazing creatures. Your instructor will guide you through each step of the process to ensure a unique and fun-filled swim experience. A professional photographer will accompany you throughout the day and capture your beautiful moments. Look over the photos at the end and purchase your USB with the guide. Finally, return to the van for transportation back to your hotel.

From Playa Del Carmen: Tulum, Mayan Culture and Cenote Tour

6. From Playa Del Carmen: Tulum, Mayan Culture and Cenote Tour

Discover the Mayan ruins of Tulum on a tour from Playa del Carmen. Delve into a jungle oasis for a swim in a cenote to complete your perfect day trip. After pickup from Playa del Carmen, travel to Tulum to see some of the most well-preserved in the region. Enjoy their magnificent setting atop a cliff overlooking the sea. Explore this ancient walled city where the Mayans used to maintain control of this fascinating port town. Be escorted by your guide who will provide more information about the history of the site. Take spectacular photographs of the area. Then, enjoy a swim in a Riviera Maya cenote, which was once considered an entrance to the underworld. These limestone sinkholes are unique features of the Yucatán Peninsula, formed over the millennia and creating magical landscapes of stalactites and stalagmites in caves in the lush jungle.

From Cozumel: Express Tour to Tulum Mayan Ruins

7. From Cozumel: Express Tour to Tulum Mayan Ruins

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.

From Playa del Carmen: Tulum Ruins & Jungle Maya Park Tour

8. From Playa del Carmen: Tulum Ruins & Jungle Maya Park Tour

Combine culture and adventure on this day trip to the Tulum Ruins and Jungle Maya Native Park from Playa del Carmen. Your professional guide will pick you up from major hotels in Playa del Carmen, then drive you to Tulum in an air-conditioned van. Upon arrival, start exploring the different buildings and find out more about the importance of this site for Mayan culture. Enjoy enough time to discover the ruins on your own and take spectacular photos of this archaeological marvel. From the ruins, move on to the jungle park. At the check-in office, receive a safety briefing before starting your adventure. Rappel down a cenote, and watch a small ceremony by a Mayan shaman before getting into an underground river snorkeling to see the centuries-old stalactites and stalagmites. Jump from the platforms on the ziplines to end up at another cenote. A professional photographer will be taking pictures of your most dazzling moments in the park, and you can purchase these to take home with you. To round off your experience, tuck into a buffet lunch of Mayan cuisine before returning to your hotel.

Tulum: Private Snorkel and Sailing Experience

9. Tulum: Private Snorkel and Sailing Experience

Enjoy a sailboat ride in front of the Tulum ruins before dipping into the water to snorkel and explore the reef to see corals and fishes in their natural habitat. Enjoy plenty of photo opportunities to remember your experience. The experience starts at the Pocna Tulum Hotel beach, where your crew for the day will be waiting for you. After meeting the staff, seeing the boat, and getting a short safety introduction briefing, set off on your sailing adventure. Once on the water, immediately start taking in views of the clear waters of the Mexican Caribbean. During the tour, the captain will show you the famous ruins of the Castle in Tulum. See the ruins from a rare up-close perspective on the water. Learn about ancient Mayan people who used this important city as a port. Stop near the reed and grab your snorkel equipment to start the snorkel activity. Marvel at the flora and fauna of Mesoamerican Reef, the second-largest reef in the world. Enjoy approximately 45 minutes of snorkeling. After your sailing adventure, get taken back to the Pocna Tulum Hotel beach, after which you are free to stay at the beach club to purchase drinks and food and explore at your own pace.

Playa del Carmen: Tulum Ruins, Cenote & Swim with Turtles

10. Playa del Carmen: Tulum Ruins, Cenote & Swim with Turtles

Discover a sacred cenote in the jungle and the crystal clear waters of Akumal Bay on this guided tour through Play del Carmen. Snorkel with turtles, swim in Akumal, and discover sacred ruins on this full day adventure. Visit the Tulum Mayan ruins and witness a walled city that was once a landmark for the Mayan civilisation. Learn the history and culture of this site from your expert, bilingual guide. Be enchanted by secrets and mysteries through exciting stories. Behold some of the most beautiful views in the Riviera Maya from on top of a large cliff - now one of the most popular spots for social media photos. Delve deep into the jungle and discover an oasis hidden in the lush flora. Swim in a cenote in the Riviera Maya and immerse yourself in crystal clear waters. Be wowed by the ancient formations of stalactites and stalagmites that decorate the cave. Continue on your journey to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mexican Caribbean, Akumal. See sea turtles and coral reef that gives life to hundreds of multicoloured fishes. Snorkel with sea turtles in Akumal as they graze on underwater plants.

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What people are saying about Tulum National Park

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,019 reviews

The excursion was awesome! The ruins of Tulum are magnificent with a view of the ocean! Coated we went to see the cenote which was very pretty and there was only our group so it was great, we also ate there. The food was very good and our hosts very welcoming. Then we went to visit the ruins of Coba which are in the forest, we took the option of doing the tour with a tricycle with a guide. It was very beautiful and the setting soothing. Then to finish we stopped in Playa del Carmen. For me the least rewarding of the day but we were able to walk for a while in the very busy street. Our guide was really great! I recommend 100%

Riding on an air conditioned bus with large reclining seats and a 1.5 hours drive to the destination, made my excursion an excellent experience. Overall, I was very pleased with the entire tour and guidances. I would use the Get Your Guide again.

Awesome day visiting tulum and coba ruins, delicious lunch, guide Ester was great and went info heaps of details, made extra effort with us, the cenote was refreshing and trip was good value for money overall

EKINOX Tours was excellent. They picked us up on time and the tour guide was very friendly. Great experience!

We had the best time in Tulum. A must visit place. We saw a lot of Iguanas.