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Tulum means fence, trench or wall, and is the name given to the site in recent times because of the wall surrounding it, although its ancient name was possibly Zama, a corruption of Zamal (morning), associated with the dawn. This is an ideal name for the site, as sunrise in Tulum is a superb sight. The first mention of this city was made by Juan Diaz, who was on Juan de Grijalva's expedition that reached the coast of the Yucatan peninsula in 1518. He wrote, "We followed the coast day and night; on the following day... we sighted a city or town so large that Seville would not have appeared bigger or better... a very tall tower was to be seen there..." which no doubt refers to Tulum and the building known as the Castle, standing on the edge of the cliff.
The archaeological site is relatively compact (compared with many other Maya sites in the vicinity), and is one of the best-preserved coastal Maya sites. Its proximity to the modern tourism developments along the Mexican Caribbean coastline (the so-called "Riviera Maya", surrounding Cancun) has made it a popular destination for tourists. Daily tour buses bring a constant stream of visitors to the site.


The Tulum ruins are the third most visited archaeological site in Mexico, after Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza. It is popular for the picturesque view of the Caribbean and a location just 120 km south of the popular beach resort of Cancun.
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Service includes:
Private transportation, tax, bottled water & soft drinks
Not included:
Entrance fee to the archaeological site, optional tip to the driver, meals.
Tour Tips:
Light cotton clothing, hat, sun blocker, sunglasses, sandals or tennis shoes and camera.
Departure days: Daily
 Duration: From Cancun 8 hours / From Riviera Maya 7
 Pickup time: You set the hotel pickup time.
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