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Old March 26th, 2005, 12:42 PM
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Default Playa Del Carmen - Tulum-Mayan Ruins

Hello ... looking for a referral ...

I will be sailing on the Carnival Ecstasy in May - we will be porting in Playa Del Carmen. I want to take a shore excursion to see the Tulum-Mayan Ruins.

Carnival is not selling this tour. I've checked www.shoretrips.com - they dont have one that fits our itinerary. We will be in port from 7:00am - 4:00pm.

Any suggestions?

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Old March 28th, 2005, 01:27 PM
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Default Re: Playa Del Carmen - Tulum-Mayan Ruins

try this one www.cozumelinsider.com
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Old March 28th, 2005, 03:59 PM
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Default Re: Playa Del Carmen - Tulum-Mayan Ruins

You really don't need to take a tour. Catch a Collectivo (white vans with a strip) in PDC. They run along the highway between PDC and Tulum (about 1/2 hour drive). Tell the driver that you are going to Tulum. He will let you off on the other side of the highway from the sideroad that goes into Tulum. Pay him when you get off (about $3-4 per person). Cross the highway. Just past the first shops on the right you will see a turning circle on the right. This is where the trolley that goes to Tulum ruins stops. You can take it to the ruins (a short ride but worth it in the hot sun) (cost about 15 pesos RETURN - save your ticket for the return trolley). At the ruins there are many guides willing to give you a private tour. When you return to the highway after seeing Tulum, stay on the Tulum side of the highway and flag down a Collectivo to take you back to PDC. In PDC the Collectivos drop you off right down town,
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Old March 29th, 2005, 08:59 PM
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Default Re: Playa Del Carmen - Tulum-Mayan Ruins

Hey Zeno ... thanks, I recognize you from the "other cruise site" ... very good info ... Ireally appreciate it!!
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Old March 30th, 2005, 10:32 AM
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Glad to help.
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