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Discover the essence of the ancient Maya civilization on this full-day excursion to Coba and the Tulum ruins. This Cancun Super Saver takes you to explore Tulum's ruins with an expert guide, then jump into a rejuvenating underground cenote. Tour Coba, a once-thriving Maya village deep in the rain forest. Enjoy Yucatanean specialties at a buffet lunch and round-trip transportation from your Cancun hotel.
Full-day Cancun Super Saver combining tours of the Tulum and Coba ruins at a discounted price
Gain insight into the ancient Maya civilization as you explore two incredible archaeological sites
Savor a buffet lunch of Yucatán Peninsula fare
Includes round-trip transport from your Cancun or Playa del Carmen hotel
After morning pickup at your Playa del Carmen or Cancun hotel, ride in a comfortable, climate-controlled minivan to Tulum.
Perched high on a cliff, this ancient city overlooking the Caribbean Sea is one of the best-preserved Maya sites. Learn about the Maya society that thrived there in the 13th-15th centuries during a guided tour. Explore the site at your leisure before departing for your next stop.
Before heading on to Coba, stop at a cenote, an underground sinkhole created by limestone erosion and filled with pristine water. After a refreshing dip, travel to a local restaurant for lunch. Enjoy Yucatanean specialties, including quesadillas and salad. Sip water, soda or beer with your meal. After lunch, depart Tulum for Coba.
Travel to Coba, deep in the rain forest amongst lush vegetation and serene lagoons. Once a Maya trade center, Coba now boasts many significant ruins.
Take a guided tour, including a climb to the top of the tallest Mayan pyramid in the region, Nohoch Mul. Look out over the tops of the rain forest canopy before descending to explore the other stone buildings, such as the Ball Court. Wander the site on your own for another hour before boarding the bus back to your hotel in Playa del Carmen or Cancun after a long day of discovering Maya culture and civilization.
Tulum Archaeological Site
Order in the itinerary can change
First stop is Tulum, where a professional guide will surprise you with interesting facts on a 45 min tour, this pyramids are located on tall cliffs along the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula with a great view of the Caribbean Sea.
"This is really necessary as it is a long way between ruins." See review
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Reviews by Viator travelers
Fabulous day trip!!
, Mar 2020
This was a fabulous day trip! Our guide Carlos was brilliant and both Tulum and Coba are well worth the visit. We were picked up from our hotel in Cancun on time but it takes about an hour to get everyone on board. First stop was Tulum where we had plenty of time to look around. We then had lunch at the Cenote and went for a swim, again plenty of time allowed for everything. We then continued on to Coba. As Carlos was concerned that we might not have time to climb the pyramid he organised tricycles for us to get there in time and we climbed to the top of the pyramid which was a great experience. We then walked back to the bus. The whole trip took 12 hours, a fabulous day that we absolutely enjoyed and it was well organised.
Despite what description might say, this is a full 12hr day. The coach bus was newer/nice with power outlets. Tour provided plenty of water pretty much every time you got on/off bus, but other than the lunch stop(nice buffet&1 drink), that’s it, so consider bringing snacks or you’ll be hungry by 6pm... plan B is buying snacks/beer/drinks along the way, but there is limited shopping time at the Tulum/Coba snack/souvenir stands, so be efficient!
LuisEstrada was our guide and did a great job of dual-language explaining of everything in short bursts so that you could almost learn some Spanish along the way.
Sites can be sunny with limited shade. Bring a hat & decent walking shoes.
Cenote was small but still refreshing in the heat. Lesson learned: bring extra flipflops or water shoes cuz the rocks hurt as you wade into water.
WOW- our guide knew a lot about Coba and we spent way more time there then probably we should have. Then we spent too much time at the cenote and doing the shaman ceremony thing. By the time we got to Tulum, it was 45 minutes before closing and we were really rushed. They were closing off areas and kicking us out almost from the moment we got there. I think you should offer the Coba and Tulum tours as just one tour and let the cenote tour be its own event. It was too much for one day.
Don't miss on this one. The tour guide Jesus was extremely knowledgeable. Ancient ruins plus list to a Mayan community. Steep yourselves in ancient history; take a glimpse at the traditions of the indigenous community who keep the alive.