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Tulum Ruins Sunset Excursion
Activities in Riviera Maya

Tulum Ruins Sunset Excursion

  • English and Spanish
  • 4-5 hours
  • Hotel pick up

Discover the magic of the pre-Columbian Mexico on this excursion from Riviera Maya. Explore the ancient walled city of Tulum at sunset. Unmissable!

Tulum Ruins Sunset Excursion Itinerary

After being picked up from your hotel in Riviera Maya, you'll begin your excursion, making the short journey south along the coast to the clifftop archaeological complex of Tulum. Following the drive down luscious jungle-lined roads, you'll arrive at the ancient walled city overlooking the Caribbean Sea and head inside, ready to discover its secrets.

You'll spend the afternoon wandering around the majestic ruins, which are considered to be one of the best-preserved coastal Mayan constructions in the whole of Mexico. Amongst its spectacular stone buildings, El Castillo, or The Castle; the Temple of the Frescoes; and the Temple of the Descending God are particular highlights that give incredible insight into the fascinating history of the pre-Columbian Mexican civilisation. Despite resisting conquest for some seventy years after Spain began to occupy Mexico, the city was eventually abandoned by the end of the 16th century... although some life remains - the iguanas who treat the place like their very own palace!

Awe-inspiring architecture atop a dramatic cliff dropping down to a white sand beach and the sparkling turquoise sea... as if this breathtaking view wasn't enough, you'll get to watch the scene illuminated by the vibrant colours of a Caribbean sunset. Truly unforgettable!

At the end of your excursion to the ruins of Tulum, you'll be returned back to your hotel in Riviera Maya.

Summer sunset times

Please bear in mind that if you do this tour during summer, the sunsets around 7:30 pm and the archaeological site closes at 5 pm, so you will not see the sunset at the ruins.

Hotel pick up

This excursion includes a pick up service from the following list of hotels in Riviera Maya. When making your reservation, you'll be asked to indicate which hotel you'd like to be picked up from. If your accommodation is not included on the PDF list, please select the most convenient or nearest option to be picked up from instead (the price of the transfer between your hotel and the chosen meeting point is not included).

Important information

If you'd prefer, you can also reserve this excursion with hotel pick up from Cancun.


Adults Children between 6 and 11 years old Children under 6 years old
US$ 48.40
US$ 36.90
  • Adults

    US$ 48.4
  • Children between 6 and 11 years old

    US$ 36.9
  • Children under 6 years old


More Information


4-5 hours.


This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.


Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

Entrance to Tulum Archaeological Site.

Bottled water.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 48.40
No hidden fees or surcharges


Non refundable. You may not cancel this activity.

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