7 - 10 Hours
One Per Person
At Your Own Pace
Welcome to the Mayan Ruins of Mexico Tour
From Caribbean beach days to feasting on tacos, exploring the ancient Mayan ruins, and partying in the city, discover everything a Cancun holiday has to offer!
Start by visiting Chichen Itza – the ancient ruins dating back to the 7th Century. You will love visiting Tulum Ruins – with their stunning position perched on a cliff edge overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea. After exploring the site on foot, head down the steps, and cool off with a dip in the sea. Head 30 km from Valladolid, Yucatan, is an ancient city, older than Chichen Itza and with significant cultural baggage.
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About the Chichen Itza Tour
Uncover the mystery of Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Wonders of The World, with this self-guided walking tour. Learn about the complex Mayan civilization, explore the iconic El Castillo step pyramid, and uncover these ruins’ deepest secrets! Explore all the fascinating stories of this one-of-a-kind site on the Chichen Itza tour.
About the Tulum Tour
Explore the most picturesque Mayan ruins in Mexico! Tulum perches on a cliff overlooking dazzlingly blue waters and features jaw-dropping ancient structures like the Temple of the Descending God. Discover the rich history of this walled city and find out what it can tell us about the incredibly advanced Mayan civilization, all accompanied by stunning ocean views. The self-guided Tulum tour takes you through the rise and fall of the Mayan empire.
About the Ek Balam Tour
Ek Balam is the incredible site where ancient Mayans kept the tombs of their kings. Far less crowded than Chichen Itza but no less exciting, these ruins offer a fascinating glimpse into the distant past. Visit the awe-inspiring Ek Balam pyramid, learn about the Mayan civilization’s rise and fall, and uncover the significance behind the site’s ancient artwork.
About the Coba Ruins Tour
Discover the Coba Ruins, among the most intact ancient Mayan sites in existence! As you explore with the help of this narrated, self-guided walking tour, you’ll unearth the history of this fascinating place, from the remnants of ancient artwork to the court where Mayans once played a ritualistic ball game and beyond. Plus, climb to the top of an imposing Mayan pyramid on your Coba Ruins tour.
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How does it work?
- Once you book a tour, you’ll get a text/email with instructions.
- Download the app (while in good wifi/signal) and use your unique password to access your tours.
- To begin touring, go to the starting point and launch the app.
- The audio starts automatically once you reach the starting point. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.
- Please note that no one will meet you at the starting point.
What You'll See
Welcome to Tulum
The Ticket Booth
The House of the Cenote
Temple of the Wind
Palace of the Great Lord
Temple of the Descending God
The House of Columns
Temple of the Frescoes
Temple of the Initial Series
Preview the Tour
Welcome Audio Story
El Castillo Audio Story
The Castle Audio Story
The Acropolis Audio Story
This tour features visits to Chichen Itza, Tulum Ruins, Ek Balam, and Coba Ruins.
Chichen Itza is one of the Seven Wonders of The World, showcasing the complex Mayan civilization and iconic structures like El Castillo.
The best time to visit Chichen Itza and Tulum Ruins is during the cooler, less crowded months of November to February. The weather is pleasant, and you can explore the ruins comfortably.
Ek Balam is located approximately 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) from Chichen Itza. It’s a convenient day trip from Chichen Itza if you want to explore both sites.
The Temple of the Descending God in Tulum is believed to be dedicated to the Mayan deity known as the Descending God. It features intricate carvings and serves as an example of Mayan religious architecture.
The duration of the Coba Ruins tour can vary based on your pace and interests. On average, visitors spend about 2 to 3 hours exploring the ruins and climbing the Mayan pyramid.
Yes, visitors are typically allowed to climb the Mayan pyramid at Ek Balam. It offers a unique opportunity to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Chichen Itza is known for its iconic El Castillo step pyramid, the Temple of the Warriors, the Great Ball Court, and the Sacred Cenote, among other architectural wonders.
The self-guided Tulum tour explores the history of this walled city and its significance in Mayan civilization, all with breathtaking ocean views.
The Coba Ruins tour includes the opportunity to climb to the top of an imposing Mayan pyramid, providing a panoramic view of the site.
The Coba Ruins are among the most intact ancient Mayan sites, offering a glimpse into Mayan history through ancient artwork and the ritualistic ball game court.
Inclusions and Exclusions
- App on your phone: A link to download the Action Tour Guide App and Password for your tours.
- Flexible schedule: Use any day, any time. Travel over multiple days or on next trip. Never expires.
- Easy to use: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat, or Email.
- At your own pace: No group. Take breaks for photos/ snacks/hikes. Go at your own pace.
- Offline use: No cell signal or wifi required. Offline GPS Map & route. Stop-to-stop direction.
- Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated videos, text, and hidden gems.
- Transportation, parking fees, food, and drinks.
- Entry tickets or reservations to any attractions along the route.
- Car Rental: Please arrange a rental car at the closest airport or train station.