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Tulum Sunrise

Discover the Mayan ruins and the Caribbean Sea before anyone

1 day
3.9 (1 reviews)

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Tulum Sunrise tour information

location_onRiviera Maya
timer 1 day
chat English & Spanish


From the meeting point in Cancun between 5:00 a.m. and 6:10 a.m. or from the meeting point in Riviera Maya between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. ⚠️ [See all meeting points and times in the Important Information section below]


At the same meeting point in Riviera Maya starting at 6:00 p.m. or at the same meeting point in Cancun starting at 7:00. p.m.

Have you ever dreamed of walking among ruins, surrounded by tropical white sand beaches, or snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean? Hold on, because then you do not want to miss out on the

Tulum Sunrise 1-day Tour! Travel by shared bus to the archaeological site of Tulum with a professional guide and learn everything about its historic palaces. Without a doubt, sunrise is the best time to visit the ruins of Tulum, as you will be able to enjoy the place without crowds. Relax under the sun on the beach of Tulum from the comfort of a beach club, and finish this experience in the best possible way: a boat and snorkel tour in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Want to know more? This is what your day will be like:

Tour itinerary

todayCancun - Riviera Maya - Tulum - Riviera Maya - Cancun

Departure: Every day Total duration: 14 hours Group size: maximum 10 travelers
access_time5 : 00 AM
Pick up at the meeting points Getting up early on a holiday, sometimes can be worth it. From 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. the bus will pick up you at the chosen meeting point. It's important that you arrive at yours 10 minutes before the scheduled time. Once the group is gathered, we'll go to the archaeological zone of Tulum.
Bus pick-up Riviera Maya or Cancun
access_time8 : 00 AM
Arrival in Tulum After a journey of approximately 80 miles (130km) by road, we'll arrive at the archaeological zone of Tulum. The best part of this tour? You'll get there before it gets too crowded. You'll get the best pictures in a unique landscape illuminated by the firsts rays of sun. Not only you'll avoid the crowds, but also the heat of noon.
Sunrise in Tulum
First part of the tour: The archaeological zone The Tulum sunrise tour is divided into three parts. During the first one, the expert archaeology tour guide will accompany you on a tour of one and a half hours through every corner of the ruins. He will share all his knowledge about the history and culture of the Mayans. Prepare to be amazed when you get in front of the main ruin "El Castillo", from where you'll be able to see both the whole archaeological zone and the sunrise over the sea. It's breathtaking!
Ruins at the beach of Tulum
Second part of the tour: Beach club Once the visit to the archaeological zone of Tulum is over, we will continue the tour by visiting a beach club where you can sunbathe, take a dive into the water or enjoy the breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. The turquoise color of the sea will make you think you are in a scene of Pirates of the Caribbean. Grab a drink and enjoy the sounds of the waves and the views of the landscape from the comfort of the beach club.
Beach club Tulum
Third part of the tour: Snorkeling + Boat trip Make yourself ready for a boat trip over the Caribbean Sea. Seeing the archaeological zone on the cliff overlooking the sea is something you will not soon forget. During the boat trip, there will be time to discover the underwater life of the Caribbean Sea by jumping into the water with your snorkel equipment. Admire the multi-colored fishes and sea plants that seem to dance in the water.
Snorkeling excursion Tulum Caribbean Sea
Return to Riviera Maya and Cancún Although you'll never want to leave this place... all good things come to an end too!. Everyone will gather at the entrance of the archaeological zone to board the transport unit. When the group is gathered, we'll return to Cancun or Riviera Maya (to the same point where we picked you up). You'll arrive at your accommodation between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Tulum beach Caribbean Sea

Tour details


  • Transportation to and from the meeting points Cancun and Riviera Maya
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Free entrance into the archeological zone
  • Beach club visit on the Tulum beach
  • A boat trip over the Caribbean Sea to a snorkeling zone and panoramic viewpoint

Not included

  • Tax of 45 MXN (2 US$ approximately) for the use of professional cameras
  • Photos and video of the tour
  • Lunch
  • Drinks

error_outlineImportant information

Pick-up will take place at the indicated times at the following meeting points: CANCÚN 5:00 A.M. Bus stop at the Villas del Rey Go Mart supermarket (in front of the Crown Paradise Club Cancun Hotel) 5:15 A.M. Bus stop at the Beach Palace ® All Inclusive Resort Hotel 5:40 A.M. Bus stop at the Presidente Intercontinental 5:50 A.M. Bus stop at the hotel Holiday Inn Las Perlas 6:10 A.M. Bus stop at the Crazy Hot Coyote restaurant-club RIVIERA MAYA 6:00 A.M. Bus stop at the Oxxo shop, next to the Pemex gas station in Petempich Bay 6:15 A.M. Bus stop at the 7 Eleven shop, next to the Pemex gas station in Puerto Morales 6:40 A.M. Bus stop at the Oxxo shop, next to the Pemex gas station located by the Secrets Capri Riviera Cancún Hotel 7:00 A.M. Entrance to the Hotel HM Playa del Carmen 7:10 A.M. entrance to the Plaza Antigua shopping center 7:20 A.M. Go Mart supermarket, next to Puerto Aventuras 7:40 A.M. Circle K supermarket, located by the Catalonia Royal Tulum 8:00 A.M. Bus stop at the Súper Akí Tulum supermarkets Remember to indicate the meeting point of your choice in the Notes section of the reservation form.

The order of the visits could be altered, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports could be subject to modifications.
This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation policy

Free cancellation! By cancelling 48 hours in advance, you will receive a full refund. After this time, or in case of no show, no refunds will be given.

What to bring to Tulum Sunrise

Tulum it is a tropical zone, with high temperatures running consistently from 21ºC (70ºF) to 32ºC (90ºF). From June to September temperatures rise, with average temperatures of 28ºC (83ºF). The rainy season runs from June to October. We recommend bringing:
  • Sunglasses
  • Cap or hat
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Swimwear and towel in case you want to swim at the beach in your free time
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Cash for possible additional expenses (Can be Mexican pesos or US dollars).
  • Camera
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Mosquito repellent

Tulum Sunrise tour reviews with Howlanders

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Gianna Andreani
The place is worth it. Knowing the Mayan history is a must if you travel to Mexico and being able to swim in that sea right next to the archaeological zone is great. Our guide Luis, was very professional and fun. Howlanders' attention was perfect from the first moment.

Questions & Answers

What is the difference between ruins of Tulum or Chichen Itza?

This is such a tough question! We must say -both are a must on your visit to Mexico-. Both are world-famous Mayan ruins, but the kind of tourist attractions and the type of activities you can do there are quite different. In Tulum, you can visit the ruins and spend free time on the beach. In addition, you will be at your accommodation by 3 p.m. and you can use the rest of the day for another activity. Chichen Itza, is also worth a visit and you can combine it with a visit to a cenote.

Our recommendation is: make time to do both activities because they're really worth it.

I'm still not sure where I want to meet. Can I tell you later?
No problem! If you are sure, indicate it in the notes section at the time of booking. If you don't have it, don't worry. When you decide, contact us at

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