This tour starts with a scenic coach drive to the famous ruins of Tulum. Centred on a soaring Castillo temple fringed by snaking stone walls, the relics once made up a flourishing Mayan port. Don’t miss the murals inside the ‘Templo de los Frescos’, an ancient observatory. Spectacular sights aside, what really sets Tulum apart from the crowd is its location. The ancient walled city was once called Zama, or ‘dawn’, and it’s a fitting title. Perched on wave-beaten cliffs, it overlooks the Caribbean Sea, so fantastic views stretch out into the horizon, and the sunsets are something else. Once you’ve taken it all in, you’ll head back to Playa del Carmen for some free time before returning to the ship.
It's about a 1-hour drive followed by a 45-minute boat ride to Tulum. There's an 8 dollar charge to film at the ruins. There are uneven surfaces on the walk around the site. There’s a small beach at Tulum, so you might want to take your beachwear with you.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.