Learn about the fascinating, complicated history of Mayan society, and uncover the mystery surrounding their hieroglyphics during this Tulum ruins self-guided tour!
The first major structure you’ll see will be the House of the Cenote, where the city’s ancient residents got their water. From here, you’ll have a good view of the walls and watchtower which once guarded this place against outsiders. Up next is the Temple of the Wind, once a shrine built to honor the wind god. Here, you’ll get a crash course in Mayan religion and the significance of all these temples. Get to the Palace of the Great Lord, a truly impressive structure that was once occupied by the rulers of this city.
Stop at the imposing Castle, larger than any other in the Tulum ruins and looms over all of them from atop a bluff. Pass the House of Columns and learn the details of the infamous Mayan Calendar, from your app, developed by local guides, and narrated by professional voice artists. Admire the Temple of Frescoes' ancient artwork, and end your tour at the House of Chultun and the Temple of the Initial Series, some of the best examples of ancient Mayan architecture.