Tulum ruins self-guided tour
Attractions & guided tours

Tulum ruins self-guided tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Decipher the hidden meaning behind etchings and architecture throughout the site
  • Snap photos of the astonishing Temple of Frescoes, one of the most richly decorated buildings in any Mayan city
  • Learn the full story behind the infamous Mayan Calendar, which predicted the world would end in 2012
What to expect

Learn about the fascinating, complicated history of Mayan society, and uncover the mystery surrounding their hieroglyphics during this Tulum ruins self-guided tour!

The first major structure you’ll see will be the House of the Cenote, where the city’s ancient residents got their water. From here, you’ll have a good view of the walls and watchtower which once guarded this place against outsiders. Up next is the Temple of the Wind, once a shrine built to honor the wind god. Here, you’ll get a crash course in Mayan religion and the significance of all these temples. Get to the Palace of the Great Lord, a truly impressive structure that was once occupied by the rulers of this city.

Stop at the imposing Castle, larger than any other in the Tulum ruins and looms over all of them from atop a bluff. Pass the House of Columns and learn the details of the infamous Mayan Calendar, from your app, developed by local guides, and narrated by professional voice artists. Admire the Temple of Frescoes' ancient artwork, and end your tour at the House of Chultun and the Temple of the Initial Series, some of the best examples of ancient Mayan architecture.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Self-guided tour taken via the app
    • Static map on your phone
    • Audio narration
    • Written text explanations
    What's not included
    • Entrance fees to paid attractions
    Where

    Carretera Federal, Cancun - Chetumal Km 230, 307, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

    Meeting point:
    This is a self-guided tour. The app itinerary begins at the entrance of the Ruins of Tulum.
    What to remember
    • This is a self-guided tour, no guide will accompany you. The app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one
    • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
    • This tour doesn't expire from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
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    Provider
    ACTION TOUR GUIDE LIMITED
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 days before the experience begins.

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