Discover the ancient Mayan city of Tulum, rising high above the crystal blue Caribbean Sea. You will be taken by ferry boat to Playa del Carmen and board an air-conditioned bus for a narrated one-hour ride to Tulum.
Upon arrival at the ruins, your guide will escort you on a 45 minute narrated overview of the walled Mayan city. Visit the famous castle ruins, situated on a spectacular 40 foot bluff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and the Temple of the Frescos known for its detailed carved figures and frescoes, depicting original Mayan paintings and writings. After your informative guided tour you will have 45 minutes of free time to explore this wonderful site on your own.
We will Continue on to Playa del Carmen where you will enjoy 45 to 60 min of free time to explore Fifth Avenue's fabulous restaurants and shopping activities.
This is a mainland shore excursion and may not be available on all sailings or itineraries. Please log in with your Booking # to see if available on your sailing.
- At this time, mainland tours are not offered for Carnival Elation and Carnival Triumph.
A ferry ride takes you to and from Playa del Carmen on the mainland which may be rough at times due to weather conditions.
This shore excursion requires extensive walking and is not recommended for wheelchair guests or those with walking difficulties.
An optional trolley shuttle from the bus stop to the site’s entrance (approximately one mile) is available for a roundtrip fee of $2 (US) per person.
No food or drink is permitted in the ruins site. Guests cannot touch the ruins, and must stay on the guided path.
Comfortable clothing and shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, bathing suit, towel, and camera are recommended.
The Mexican government will collect $4 (US) from guests who wish to take a video camera into the ruins.
No tripods or professional video equipment are permitted.
During the bus ride, there is a 30-minute restroom stop at a local Mayan cooperative center where handcrafted souvenirs are available for purchase.