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Tulum Ruins: Self-Guided Tour with Audio Narration & Map

Tulum Municipality, Mexico
Tulum Ruins Cancun Self Guided Audio Tour Guide for iPhone and Android

From USD 9.99

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum at your own pace on this self-guided audio walking tour. Download the app, which provides with you audio narration, text, images, a map and a suggested route. Includes a live GPS map so you can see where you are at all times, though you can also use the app offline. If you need extra support, help is available via email, chat or call.
  • A self-guided app-based audio walking tour of Tulum
  • Explore the ruins at your own pace, with live GPS location
  • Includes suggested route, audio, text, images and map
  • Email, chat and call support available

What's Included

  • App on your phone: A link to download the Tour Guide App by Action and Password for your tours.
  • Flexible schedule: Use any day, any time or over multiple days. Use it on your next trip.
  • Easy to use: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat, or Email.
  • Offline use: No cell signal or wifi required. Offline GPS Map & route. Stop-to-stop direction.
  • Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated, videos, text, hidden gems.
  • Transportation, parking fee, food/drinks
  • National Park/attraction Passes, entry tickets, or reservation

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Ruinas de Tulum
    Tulum Municipality, Zona Hotelera Tulum, 77765 Quintana Roo, Mexico

    After booking the tour, Check your email with the subject line “Your tour operator sent you a message". For the best experience, we advise doing this while you have a strong internet connection. NOTE: This 1.2-mile-long tour covers the essentials of Tulum Ruins in 1 hours.

Start time

Opening hours

  • 5/9/2019 - 10/21/2024

    Monday - Sunday : 08:00 am - 08:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Tulum Archaeological Site

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Casa Cenote

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

El Castillo

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Temple of the Frescoes

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tulum Beach

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • How it works: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a text/email with instructions. Download the app (while in good wifi/signal) and use your unique password to access your tours. To begin touring, go to the Starting Point and launch the app. The audio starts automatically. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience. Please note that no one will meet you at the starting point.
  • Good value: Purchase one tour per person. If you are a couple and prefer to share, purchase one tour and remember to bring headphones you can split.
  • Flexible Schedule: Once the app/tour is on your phone, you can use it any day and at any time. You can use it over multiple days. And, also use it on your next trip here. This tour never expires.
  • Preview the tour: You can use it before the trip at home (highly recommended), use it during the trip, and use it after you come back.
  • Don't miss a thing: You will get everything with the app - a complete itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated audio stories, story script, images, videos, deep dives, hidden gems, exciting locations, recommendations for hikes, adventure, activities, treks, and stop-by-stop direction.
  • Private tour: You can use it in your car or rental car. No worries about groups or crowds. Start the tour app on your phone. And it will direct you step by step. You can stop for as many breaks as you like. Take a break for Instagram photos, and take a break for lunch/snacks. Go on a hike. The tour will wait for you and start when you start again. You can even do the tour over multiple days. Go at your own pace.
  • Easy to use: The stories play themselves as soon as the GPS is activated. It requires no use of your hands at all. You can get HELP by calling, chatting, or emailing any time of the day.
  • Offline: There is no need for a cell signal or Wi-Fi while touring. App’s GPS map works offline.
  • Expiration/go again: The tour will last for the rest of your life on your phone. It is available for use on any day of your next trip.
  • Use pictures for a photo book: Create a photo book using clean (no crowd) app images of each spot to make a memorable trip. All the photos and the correct sequence is ready in the app for you to use.
  • Social media: Share clean (no crowd) images with friends/family.
  • Devices supported include iPhones with iOS 13 & above, Android phones with version 9 & above and all cellular-enabled tablets & iPads.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Great find!
Nicola_W, Mar 2023
This app was a great find! Lots of interesting info and a good intro to Mayan history and culture, before and after encounter with the Spanish. Allows you to explore at your own pace and really enjoy the ruins and the scenic location. In my view, the best way to explore Tulum ruins! Ppl kept asking us where we got the app!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks Nicola! I’m thrilled that my Tulum tour helped make your visit so amazing. And it sounds like you helped to make some other peoples’ visit amazing too! I may have tours for wherever you travel next -- hope you check them out on future vacations.
Nice self pace tour
DarrenL, Nov 2022
This was perfect for us. This self pace tour allowed to get info about the sites, go at our own pace and allowed us to take breaks in the shades when it gets too hot.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you so much for your feedback, Darren! That flexibility to move at your own pace is one of the best features of our self-guided tour. I’m delighted that my tour of Tulum Ruins added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to improve the tour and earn that extra star! I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, just to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
The idea of this app was...
AnneMarie_L, Mar 2022
The idea of this app was good in theory. In reality, it has too many bugs. The site itself is nice but the app is terrible to guide you through the site. I would walk and the app would sometimes kick in to tell me about the ruins. Most of the time, it would fail to provide me any details or guidance. Don't waste your money. When you get to Tulum they offer guides tours and tickets included for $10USD.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thanks for the feedback Anne! We typically only see customers facing this type of issue if they haven’t hit “Allow” on Location Permissions. The self-guided tour can only accurately start playing the audios if it knows your location. I’d be more than happy to fix your existing tour or simply exchange it for a new one if you’ve already left Tulum! Please send me a message and let me know -- my goal is to make sure everyone who takes this tour gets everything they expected, and more.

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