Cozumel Mayan Ruins Excursion Reviews

Do not miss out on Cozumel's famous Mayan Ruins! Learn about Mayan civilization, culture, folklore, and unsolved mysteries.
Chicken Itza.
Sail Date: March 2018
Chicken Itza. Flew there and back. It was rescheduled to afternoon. Better than not going, but wasn't the experience we expected. Was very rushed, tour was 1/2 the expected length. But flight was fun, and we saw it. It is a must ... Read More
Chicken Itza. Flew there and back. It was rescheduled to afternoon. Better than not going, but wasn't the experience we expected. Was very rushed, tour was 1/2 the expected length. But flight was fun, and we saw it. It is a must see, but arriving back at the far end of the dock when we should be boarding wasn't fun and of course no shopping after the tour, even though the write up said there would be. But the ruins are wonderful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our original tour got canceled due to safety issues.
Sail Date: March 2018
Our original tour got canceled due to safety issues. We took the tour to other ruins and the chocolate factory. Our guide, Nicole, was excellent!
Our original tour got canceled due to safety issues. We took the tour to other ruins and the chocolate factory. Our guide, Nicole, was excellent! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was pouring before, during, and after our tour so we can't give it a fair rating.
Sail Date: March 2018
It was pouring before, during, and after our tour so we can't give it a fair rating. They were out of umbrellas so we ventured out to the first stop of the ruins but we were so soaking wet that we turned back and waited by the shops ... Read More
It was pouring before, during, and after our tour so we can't give it a fair rating. They were out of umbrellas so we ventured out to the first stop of the ruins but we were so soaking wet that we turned back and waited by the shops while drinking coffee. The bus ride back was on an air-conditioned bus which would be nice if it was hot but because our clothes were soaked, it was freezing and two of the 4 people in our party developed got sick from it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Chichen Itza is a must see!
Sail Date: February 2018
Chichen Itza is a must see! Beware though that ferries on this route have been targeted by probable cartel violence in 2018. Also, the ferry goes VERY fast, and several passengers got sick on the voyage.
Chichen Itza is a must see! Beware though that ferries on this route have been targeted by probable cartel violence in 2018. Also, the ferry goes VERY fast, and several passengers got sick on the voyage. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Transportation was excellent to and from TULUM Ruins.
Sail Date: February 2018
Transportation was excellent to and from TULUM Ruins. Mayan culture, astronomy, and engineering is unbelievable.
Transportation was excellent to and from TULUM Ruins. Mayan culture, astronomy, and engineering is unbelievable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We visited Tulum then did shopping in Playa Del Carmen
Sail Date: February 2018
We visited Tulum then did shopping in Playa Del Carmen
We visited Tulum then did shopping in Playa Del Carmen Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Long boat ride and long bus ride followed by a long hot walk.
Sail Date: February 2018
Long boat ride and long bus ride followed by a long hot walk. Ruins were fine but guide did a poor job telling us about them. He had a bunch of pictures from other places he spent most of his time discussing. He also tried hard to get you ... Read More
Long boat ride and long bus ride followed by a long hot walk. Ruins were fine but guide did a poor job telling us about them. He had a bunch of pictures from other places he spent most of his time discussing. He also tried hard to get you to buy some expensive beads and a $30 picture and pushed hard to get folks to go to a restraint "Frosty's" that had over priced mediocre food. A very poor day for us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
For to reach Mayan ruins you make a terrible ferry trip which everybody vomits.After that 1 hour by ...
Sail Date: February 2018
For to reach Mayan ruins you make a terrible ferry trip which everybody vomits.After that 1 hour by bus and you have 45 minutes left to see a few stones which is not worth to see at all.So I suggest you do not go to Mayan Ruins in Tulum.
For to reach Mayan ruins you make a terrible ferry trip which everybody vomits.After that 1 hour by bus and you have 45 minutes left to see a few stones which is not worth to see at all.So I suggest you do not go to Mayan Ruins in Tulum. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Very well organized.
Sail Date: February 2018
Very well organized. Liked that we were divided into smaller group (16) in large van. Tour guide was very good but PA system on van was not. Wished he would have used the personal listening devices we used at Chichen Itza during our ... Read More
Very well organized. Liked that we were divided into smaller group (16) in large van. Tour guide was very good but PA system on van was not. Wished he would have used the personal listening devices we used at Chichen Itza during our ride. Bag lunch was adequate. Glad I ate it before our 1.7 hour tour began at 11:45. Got back to the ship at 5:15 for 6:00 sailaway. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Intimate Mayan Ruins and Sightseeing Tour, actually.
Sail Date: February 2018
Intimate Mayan Ruins and Sightseeing Tour, actually. 3-1/2 hours. Small bus - 8 people, thus $85 PP. Worth it, though. San Gervasio was the (modest) ruins. It was OK. Nice drive around the island, especially nice on the east coast! ... Read More
Intimate Mayan Ruins and Sightseeing Tour, actually. 3-1/2 hours. Small bus - 8 people, thus $85 PP. Worth it, though. San Gervasio was the (modest) ruins. It was OK. Nice drive around the island, especially nice on the east coast! As opposed to my poor review of lots of trash on streets and in Progresso and Merida, Cozumel was VERY clean and well picked up. More so than I remember from other visits. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This tour was again to Mayan ruins and although not as extensive as Atun Ha, it was much more ...
Sail Date: February 2018
This tour was again to Mayan ruins and although not as extensive as Atun Ha, it was much more interesting and informative, especially as at this site there were no human sacrifice ceremonies. Specifically it was called the San Gervasio ... Read More
This tour was again to Mayan ruins and although not as extensive as Atun Ha, it was much more interesting and informative, especially as at this site there were no human sacrifice ceremonies. Specifically it was called the San Gervasio site which was dedicated to the Goddess of the Moon and Fertility. We got an extraordinary tour guide called Margarita. He knowledge and spirit was overwhelming and made the whole tour extremely enjoyable. We had a short stop to sample environmentally grown agave the plant used to make tequila, the national drink of Mexico. We tasted many varieties and purchased a bottle of tequila that was aged for 5 years at 90 $US per bottle. The 12 year old variety was priced at $150. A highly recommended tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
A visit to the San Gervasio ruins.
Sail Date: January 2018
A visit to the San Gervasio ruins. This was the included tour. You get a brief bus ride through Cozumel. Then a 90 minute visit to part of the ruins (they don't cover the entire place). The site has no large structures, it is ... Read More
A visit to the San Gervasio ruins. This was the included tour. You get a brief bus ride through Cozumel. Then a 90 minute visit to part of the ruins (they don't cover the entire place). The site has no large structures, it is more of a ruins site with the foundations of buildings. Then off to a tequila factory for an hour. It is really not a factory, more of a tequila retail store that explains how it was made in the old days. Then tasting of different varieties. This is your typical sales pitch to the tourists. Then back to the port. There is a sort of mall across the street from the port for tourist item shopping and a few restaurants. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Interesting ruins and tequila factory tour
Sail Date: January 2018
Interesting ruins and tequila factory tour
Interesting ruins and tequila factory tour Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
I did the Mayan Ruins and it was astonishing.
Sail Date: January 2018
I did the Mayan Ruins and it was astonishing. One of the most beautiful places that I've ever seen in my entire life. I absolutely suggest it. Bring a bathing suit and swim on the beach, next to the ruins. It'll be one of the ... Read More
I did the Mayan Ruins and it was astonishing. One of the most beautiful places that I've ever seen in my entire life. I absolutely suggest it. Bring a bathing suit and swim on the beach, next to the ruins. It'll be one of the most beautiful experiences in your entire life. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Can't even say enough about flying to Chichen Itza....amazing and worth every penny!!
Sail Date: January 2018
Can't even say enough about flying to Chichen Itza....amazing and worth every penny!!
Can't even say enough about flying to Chichen Itza....amazing and worth every penny!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This was worth the 45 minute ferry ride and 90 minute bus ride.
Sail Date: January 2018
This was worth the 45 minute ferry ride and 90 minute bus ride. Great history. Our guide had a Masters in Archaeology, and we learned a lot. Definitely go with the tricycle drivers when you get there.
This was worth the 45 minute ferry ride and 90 minute bus ride. Great history. Our guide had a Masters in Archaeology, and we learned a lot. Definitely go with the tricycle drivers when you get there. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
On a scale of 1-5, I would give this excursion a rating of 10.
Sail Date: January 2018
On a scale of 1-5, I would give this excursion a rating of 10. The Ruins were amazing, and the beach below the Ruins is breathtaking
On a scale of 1-5, I would give this excursion a rating of 10. The Ruins were amazing, and the beach below the Ruins is breathtaking Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Too much travel to get there.
Sail Date: January 2018
Too much travel to get there. Shuttle boat ride then greyhound bus ride. 2 hour each way transporting from ship to ruins. The ruins were great when there. Not enough time. Some tour guide great , others not.
Too much travel to get there. Shuttle boat ride then greyhound bus ride. 2 hour each way transporting from ship to ruins. The ruins were great when there. Not enough time. Some tour guide great , others not. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
This tour is billed as "Chichen Itza Express." For 9 hours of bus and ferry riding, and a cost of ...
Sail Date: January 2018
This tour is billed as "Chichen Itza Express." For 9 hours of bus and ferry riding, and a cost of $200, we got exactly 20 minutes of viewing time at the ruins. We spent more time waiting for a bus to come and pick us up from ... Read More
This tour is billed as "Chichen Itza Express." For 9 hours of bus and ferry riding, and a cost of $200, we got exactly 20 minutes of viewing time at the ruins. We spent more time waiting for a bus to come and pick us up from the ferry at the beginning of the trip. Save your money. You wouldn't be much better off if you booked your own, and you'd be in danger of missing the ship if you did. The ship's sailing time was delayed half an hour for us as it was. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Chichen Itza Mayan ruins are amazing.
Sail Date: December 2017
Chichen Itza Mayan ruins are amazing. Its a 6 hours drive to the ruins. Snack Lunch (poor) on the bus. 30 minutes to see the ruins (not enough). No shopping time. Too long of a ride. Would not recommend.
Chichen Itza Mayan ruins are amazing. Its a 6 hours drive to the ruins. Snack Lunch (poor) on the bus. 30 minutes to see the ruins (not enough). No shopping time. Too long of a ride. Would not recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
VIP EXCLUSIVE TULUM & CENOTE SWIM WITH MAYAN LUNCH This was one of my favorite executions of all ...
Sail Date: December 2017
VIP EXCLUSIVE TULUM & CENOTE SWIM WITH MAYAN LUNCH This was one of my favorite executions of all times if you like seeing history and being told stories. You also get to go swimming for 30-45min
VIP EXCLUSIVE TULUM & CENOTE SWIM WITH MAYAN LUNCH This was one of my favorite executions of all times if you like seeing history and being told stories. You also get to go swimming for 30-45min Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We did the San Gervasio Ruins, Beach sightseeing and Chocolate Factory Tour.
Sail Date: December 2017
We did the San Gervasio Ruins, Beach sightseeing and Chocolate Factory Tour. Very interesting, especially the chocolate tour.
We did the San Gervasio Ruins, Beach sightseeing and Chocolate Factory Tour. Very interesting, especially the chocolate tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The island's Mayan ruins aren't worth the trip.
Sail Date: December 2017
The island's Mayan ruins aren't worth the trip. Should have gone to Tulum instead.
The island's Mayan ruins aren't worth the trip. Should have gone to Tulum instead. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The highlight of this cruise for us was seeing the ruins for ourselves and hearing the history and ...
Sail Date: December 2017
The highlight of this cruise for us was seeing the ruins for ourselves and hearing the history and culture commentary from our guide.
The highlight of this cruise for us was seeing the ruins for ourselves and hearing the history and culture commentary from our guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Mayan ruins very interesting.
Sail Date: December 2017
Mayan ruins very interesting. Guide knowledgeable but sometimes hard to hear. After the ruins visited place where growing and making chocolate demonstrated. Tour list as 3 1/2 hours and it was more like 4 1/2, but a good tour overall
Mayan ruins very interesting. Guide knowledgeable but sometimes hard to hear. After the ruins visited place where growing and making chocolate demonstrated. Tour list as 3 1/2 hours and it was more like 4 1/2, but a good tour overall Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International