Mexico’s beautiful Tulum is known as a premier beach vacation destination, but there’s so much more to see and do during your time spent along the gorgeous Caribbean coastline. Tulum is the site of some of the best-preserved Mayan ruins to be found anywhere, and there are many exciting ways to explore the ancient culture of the Mayans as well. Check out these great cultural tour companies during your stay in Tulum, and you’ll enjoy an amazing experience. Our dedicated concierge team is also available to book your preferred tours and arrange for transportation to the tour pickup sites directly from your Tulum luxury vacation villa rental.
Trip to Mexico
This company is the very best when you’re looking for exciting tours that introduce you to the Mayan’s incredible culture in the most unique ways. With these popular tours, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the culture rather than just learn about it. Choose one of these great options, or you might want to go ahead and plan to experience them both.
Symbolic Mayan Wedding Ceremony
A private adventure for two, this tour is the perfect romantic experience for any couple. Married or unmarried couples may symbolically wed in a bonding-of-the-souls spiritual Mayan ceremony that is led by a shaman in full traditional dress, and you’ll celebrate your union with music from flutes and drums, ancient songs and traditional dances. You may choose to have the ceremony in a lovely rainforest setting or on a beach near a beautiful cenote, which are both sites considered sacred by the Mayans.
You’ll be provided with a ceremony certificate, a lovely bridal bouquet, fresh local fruits, champagne and floral decorations. The entire experience lasts around two hours, and you’ll be picked up and returned to a centralized point in Tulum. A photo shoot of your ceremony is available by request as well as a romantic dinner experience to celebrate your union.
Mayan Temazcal Ritual
A spa day done the ancient Mayan way, this tour introduces you to the Mayan purification ceremony. You’ll begin with a talk from the shaman who will guide you through the process before entering the temazcal where you’ll instantly feel the purifying heat of the volcanic stones and smell the lovely aromatic herbs. Over a period of 1.5 hours, the shaman will increase and decrease the heat and treat you with aloe vera, honey, mud and herbal teas as traditional songs and music are played in the background.
The entire experience is meant to remove any negative energy from your body, relieve your stress, improve any ailments of the body and mind and leave you feeling completely refreshed and renewed. At the end of the ritual, you’ll take a cold plunge into clear waters before relaxing in a comfortable hammock with bottled water and fresh local fruits. Participants must be at least age 16 to participate, and this activity is meant for healthy adults who are not pregnant or suffering from any heart problems or other serious medical conditions. Pickup and drop-off are provided at a central Tulum location, and you may choose a private experience with your own group or share the experience with another small group.
Mayan Discovery Tours
In business since 1995, this tour company is well-respected and known for providing excellent small-group tours of everything that Tulum and the surrounding area has to offer. These are just a couple of their most popular tour options.
Mayan Wonders Tour
This relaxing tour is just right for those who don’t like to be rushed, and you’ll have plenty of time to explore the Tulum ruins with a professional historian guide to answer all of your questions. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy a special recreation of an ancient Mayan ceremony. Additional tour activities include a walk along a beautiful forest path and a chance to swim in two clear-water cenotes. A delicious boxed lunch is included at the end of the tour with vegetarian options available, and the length of this tour depends on the wishes of the participants. You should plan for at least four hours and not generally more than six hours. Those of all ages are welcome to participate, and infant seats are available upon request.
Coba Express Tour
Enjoy an air-conditioned ride in a comfortable van that will take you over to the ancient Mayan city of Coba less than an hour from Tulum. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll climb up to the top of the impressive Coba Pyramid, which offers a stunning view that is not to be missed, and your certified tour guide will answer any questions that you may have. You’ll have time to see the ancient books of stone, which contain the carefully carved history of the Mayans, and a nice bike ride will take you through lush jungle paths and past the remains of Mayan structures. Bottled water is provided throughout the day.