You’ll get to see 2 of the most elite addresses of Mayan times on this trip. Built in 1200 AD, the ancient city of Tulum crowns a 12-metre cliff, and the whole site looks out over the Caribbean Sea. Of all the structures here, your guide will focus on 3 in particular. The Temple of the Frescoes was used as an ancient observatory, The Temple of the Descending God was a homage to Venus, and The Castle was built in the image of the main pyramid at Chichen Itza. When you’ve seen the sights of Tulum, you’ll move on to Xel Ha. Back in the 1st century, this was an important Mayan port and it used to attract traders from around the Americas. These days, it’s a natural aquarium, and people come here to splash about. Snorkelling and for an extra charge, swim with dolphins are just two of the things you can do here.
There are uneven surfaces on the walk around Tulum. There's an 8 dollar charge to film at the archaeological site. It's about a 1-hour bus trip followed by a 45-minute boat ride to Tulum.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.