Mayan Ruin Tours
The Mayan Civilization, one of the old world’s best known and most important civilizations. Today we admire them for their incredible advanced knowledge in the fields of language, art, architecture, astronomy, and mathematics. Their incredible cities made of stone have survived countless wars, hundreds of hurricanes, being abandoned, the inclement weather of the jungle, the conquest, and the passing of time and yet they stand as proof of this incredible civilization’s past.
Chichen Itza Main Pyramid
Now all of these stone cities have been rediscovered and awaiting for your visit. When you stay in Cancun and the Riviera Maya you will have access to many of the incredible ruins of the Mayan World. The city of Ek Balam, in the center of the Yucatan peninsula awaits with its spectacular Acropolis. On the Southern en of the Mayan Riviera you will find the small and charming Tulum, the only walled city in the Mayan World where besides exploring the past you will be able to swim in one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Or the huge Coba, with its jungle trail of more than 5 kilometers in length and the famous stone stele that foretold December 21st of 2012 as the end of an era. And we cannot complete this list without mentioning the mighty Chichen Itza named as one of the Modern World’s Seven Wonders due to its incredible design, imposing size, and incredible connection to Mayan astronomy and maths.
Visiting any of them is as easy as booking one of the tours that we are listing here. You can pair up your visit to Tulum with a day in the natural park Xel-Ha, where there is another smaller archaeological site as well as a beautiful cove ideal to snorkel in. Or if you would rather dedicate your whole day to the Mayan culture why not visit Tulum and Coba; since they are very close together it is possible to visit both in one day, this way you will have an extra day to visit one of the other cities! And of course Chichen Itza, the most incredible of them all: you will see that there are many different ways to live and experience the Mayan World and they are all great, you will just need to find the one that suits you the best.
Tulum Mayan Ruins
Here we have some recommendations for you to keep in mind when booking any of these tours:
- Private tours are better than group tours because you will have full control over your schedule and what you get to visit and do. They are a little more expensive, especially for small groups, but they are well worth it.
- Look for guided tours, the guides are really well prepared and they know a lot about the sites and the Mayan culture. You will be able to learn a lot from them and they are a great resource to best enhance your tour.
- Take lightweight and comfortable clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, and comfortable shoes. The visits to the Mayan ruins tend to include long walks, some sun (or a lot, depending on the site), possibly mosquitoes due to their proximity to the jungle, and the warm and humid weather of the region.
Now that you know all of this are you ready to book your tours into the Mayan World? Take a few minutes to scroll through the list of tours and get ready to be immersed in this unique, fascinating and mystic civilization.