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Per Person $86 USD
Child (Ages 4-12) $80 USD
Child (Ages 3 and under) $0 USD
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We keep the group size small so that you can have a personal experience with your guide.

Instead of spending hours in a crowded bus with 100 of your shipmates, why not enjoy a small, fully-escorted tour of Tulum?

Tulum, meaning "fence or wall," is one of the most visited Mayan sites in the Yucatan. The impressive ruins, with the backdrop of the turquoise waters, is just breathtaking and a great photo op.

You will be met at the Cozumel ferry pier by your guide. The ferry ride across the strait to Playa del Carmen is a comfortable 35 minutes. An air-conditioned van will then transfer you for the 45-minute ride to this famous ruin.

Once you arrive at Tulum, you will have about a 10-minute walk to the entrance of the site. For approximately 1 hour, you will be tantalized with tales(and facts) of ancient and modern Mayan life. We'll discuss the culture as it was during the time of Tulum, while also examining the inscriptions and murals on the temples, including describing the decoration, rich iconography, and its meaning to the Mayan people.

You may also have time for a little shopping or relaxing on the nearby beach before returning to Cozumel.

From the moment you depart your ship or hotel, you will become an explorer in a new land. The passion of your guide and the stimulation of the sites, scenery, and experiences will undoubtedly make this the most memorable day of your vacation.

You have nothing to do to prepare for this tour. We have included everything--an English-speaking guide, a ferry ride, transportation at Playa del Carmen, and admission to Tulum.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip ferry ride to Playa del Carmen
  • Round trip ground transportation from the Playa del Carmen ferry pier to Tulum
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Exploration of the Tulum ruins (admission included)
  • Time for shopping/relaxing at the beach
  • An amazing day of discovery!

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - no

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (6.5 hrs) Your cruise ship must arrive at least one hour prior, and leave between 4-5PM or later.
  • 11:00 AM (6.5 hrs) Your cruise ship must arrive at least one hour prior, and leave between 6-7PM or later.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

Taxi and Transfers Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• The total duration of this tour includes a round trip ferry ride, as well as travel time to/from Tulum. Tour time will be approximately 6-6.5 hours pending the ferry schedule as well as your cruise ship's.
• The taxi to the meeting location takes approximately 5-10 minutes and costs about 10 USD each way.
• Please wear walking shoes and bring your camera, sunscreen, and a hat for protection.
• There is a fee of $4 for the use of video cameras at this site. Tripods are not allowed.


• This program is not suitable for guests in wheelchairs or guests with walking difficulties.
This tour may not work for ships that have limited time in port. Typically your ship needs to arrive at 9am or earlier and depart at 5pm or later.
• The local time in Cozumel may be one hour earlier than your ship's time.
• There is a minimum of 2 persons needed for this tour.
• We recommend a minimum age of 8 years old.