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Guided Tour of Tulum and Visit to a Modern Maya Community

Free cancellation
Place: Riviera Maya / Playa del Carmen
Duration: from 4 hours to 8 hours
Language: German, Spanish, Danish, English, Finnish, French, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish
Mobile voucher accepted

Do this because

  • Discover the beautifully located ruins of the historic Maya city of Tulum
  • See the temples of the Frescoes, the Descending God and the Winds
  • Take selfies by the clifftop El Castillo pyramid looking over the Caribbean
  • Visit a modern Maya community to meet the locals and swim in a cenote
  • Expert local guide with an unrivalled knowledge of Tulum and its history

This experience meets the Global Sustainable Tourism Council criteria. By choosing this experience you can protect the places you love, care for the environment and support local communities.

What to expect

Historic ruins, beaches and swimming in underground caves make this an action-packed morning of discovery. A guided tour of Tulum is followed by a visit to a traditional Maya community. What's more, you'll get to take a dip in a cenote, too. Benito, one of our local guides, says, ‘Most of Tulum dates from the two centuries before Spanish colonisation, so it's a final snapshot of a doomed civilisation. Among the many things you'll learn is the symbolism behind the deities carved into the temples.'

First up, explore the remains of the Maya city of Tulum. Your expert guide will show you temples of the Frescoes, the Descending God, the Winds and more. And then there's El Castillo pyramid, whose clifftop location overlooking the Caribbean saw it double as a lighthouse. Nowadays, it's made for Instagram – it's the most photographed location in the Riviera Maya. Gustavo, another of our local guides, says, ‘Tulum is that perfect balance between culture and nature – just look at all the iguanas you'll see lazing around. The ancient Maya appreciated this, and each area represented one of the elements – earth, water, wind and fire.'

Then we'll take some time to look around a Maya village and meet some members of the community. We'll find out about the traditions and customs of the village, before finishing up with a swim in a cenote. These freshwater sinkholes were sacred to the ancient Maya. A bit of snorkelling in this hallowed cavern is the ideal way to round off your experience.

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Important to know

  • Bring bathing gear, comfortable shoes, a hat and sunblock
  • We reccommend biodegradable sunblock as swimming in the cenote will not be permitted without
  • Use of video cameras on the Tulum site is payable locally
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What’s included

Transport to and from hotels

Entrance fees

Guide

Snacks and a drink

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

Booking fee

Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

Location

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Provider

TUI MEXICANA SA DE CV

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Opening hours: Our team is available from 10.00 to 18.00 CET

Phone number: +44 121 468 3145