Mayan Ruins Tours in Quintana Roo
Explore the rich heritage and impressive archaeological structures created by ancient Maya civilizations around Cancun. There are over 200 Mayan ruins in Mexico alone, with some of the most impressive of them easily accessible from Cancun, Cozumel, and Tulum. Wander on the Tulum ruins perched upon seaside cliffs in the Riviera Maya or head inland to visit Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of The World.
Our favorites are the easy and relaxing day trip to Tulum & a famous cenote from Cancun. Chichen Itza, one of the iconic new wonders of the world, or getting off the beaten path to see Ek Balam on a private tour.
Maya civilization reigned in the region from ~2,000 BC until the 17th century when Spanish explorers colonized the area. Yet many Maya people still exist in latin america today and the impressive temples and pyramids live on as a reminder of the ingenuity and architectural brilliance of these people. While you could visit the sites on your own, we highly recommend a guided tour to allow you to see areas of the ruins you may not otherwise explore and to gather the larger context of these incredible places.
Get the most out of your visit to Chichen Itza or other ruins with a combined visit. Your exploration of the Mayan ruins can be paired with a refreshing swim in an underground cenote or snorkel with turtles in the blue Caribbean waters. Learn more with our Ultimate Guide to Mayan Ruins near Cancun.