The tour was very nice. Arturo was knowledgeable, I liked that at Coba the bikes were included
The Cenote was really cool. There was a place to change into swim suits
Lunch was good, I think a beverage should have been included. They wouldn't even serve water unless purchased
I would suggest to take 2 waters per person, don't forget your towel, bug spray, money trips shopping
loved this tour.
not only did we see Tulum and Coba but we went to a real Mayan village and saw how they lived, and then swam and ate at the cenote. this was beautiful! the water was so clean and clear. At the Mayan village there was a shaman who gave us a blessing for eternal good luck.
The start of the tour started off badly, the tour guide seemed to speak quietly and babble on but it was because he had to speak english, french and spanish for everyone on the trip. But once he got to Tulum the guide opened up and told us so much history. I would highly recommend this tour.
The archaeological guide, Ulises. Was excellent. He was soooo knowledgable and friendly. We had a great time. The tour to the coba ruins and the cenote and the buffet were all superb. Thank you ulises!!
Our guide Carlos was really friendly and smart, and kept us engaged during the tour. The trip to the cenote is a great break in the day because after walking around in the heat at Tulum, the cool waters of the cenote really help refresh you. But I think my favorite part was climbing the pyramid in Coba because of the views that you will see from the top. Great tour!
This tour was perfect! Carlos, our guide, and Chano, our driver, were excellent and made the whole tour worth it. Carlos is very knowledgeable and was able to provide interesting facts but also keep us all entertained for the long day. He also is completely fluent in English and Spanish. We were a group of 16 people, and everything went smoothly from the pickup in the morning to the drop-off at night. Tulum is gorgeous and you get there right before all the crowds arrive. One really interesting thing is that the cenote visit (which includes lunch) is part of a co-op of families who own it, and part of the proceeds from this tour actually go towards those families and the upkeep of the cenote. Coba is also beautiful, but in a totally different way. Save your energy for climbing the pyramid. It's a long way up, but the view from the top is spectacular. A tip for future customers: it's a long day - there's no getting around that. Make sure to bring a snack for the morning bus ride, and additional water. They did have water on the bus, but it was an extremely hot the day when I went on the tour and extra water is always a good precaution. I'd also recommend a change of clothing, sneakers, flip flops, a towel, bug spray and sunscreen. You can keep things on the bus if needed. Would definitely recommend this tour!
This tour was awesome! We learned so much about Mayan culture with our guide Irving. At both Tulum and Coba we had the guided tour and then were able to explore by ourselves. In between we went to a Mayan village and then swam and ate at the cenote. At the Mayan village there was a shaman who gave us a blessing. I would highly recommend this tour. Note that it was a very long day, almost 12 hours for us, but well worth it.
Our guide Irving was amazing! Tulum and Coba were gorgeous. We got to learn a lot about Mayan culture while walking through the ruins. We were given time to ourselves in both locations so we could explore on our own. In Tulum we were able to go to the beach area and at Coba we climbed Nohuch Mul, the highest pyramid in the area. In between Tulum and Coba, we were taken to a Mayan Village where we got to eat lunch and swim in the Cenote. After how hot it was in Tulum, this was a much needed swim in the cool water to refresh ourselves before Coba. Worth every penny.
This tour was amazing to say the least.. Our guide was Carlos. He was great. I love the fact that he was knowledgeable about both Ruins. Tulum was a very beautiful place to visit. As for Coba, wow.. I loved the fact that we were still able to climb to the top of the tallest pyramid in Yucatan. It was a breath taking view. I would so recommend this tour to any of my friends.
This was a fabulous tour... Our guide was of Myan decent and was extreamly knowledgable about the Myan culture and language. His historical account brought the city to life for me, i wasn't just looking at some old ruins, but an actual city, with an understand of they they lived and flourished. Fortunately there was a nice breeze, but it was still very hot so I would highly recommend all to bring hats sun block and comfortable walking shoes.. The senote was nice to do in between coba and Tulum, cause it gave you an opportunity to cool off and relax a bit and this was where we had a nice Mexican buffet style lunch. After the senote and lunch we went to Coba, the walk is about a mile to the ruins but there were bicycle taxies that were available for hire for those that didn't want to walk. For those that do walk, bring plenty of water, especially if you plan to climb the pyramid...... Which I highly recommend if you are able.. The view from the top is incredible, however,It's quite a precarious climb, cause the steps are crude and worn, I would not attempt to climb without athletic shoes.. Overall, this was a very enjoyable and interesting day
This tour was the absolute best tour we have ever taken on our travels. Irving was our tour guide and was not only incredibly informative about Mayan history and culuture, but being of Mayan descent, was extremely passionate and proud about his work. The ruins are incredible to see and very well preserved. Tulum Tips-wear a hat, sunscreen and leave extra bottles of water in the tour van. Climbing the Coba pyramid was breathtaking. It is the highest point in the Yucantan so you will have an incredible view. The steps are very narrow and steep. Tips Coba-wear shoes with good traction, its a long walk to the actual pyramid but take a bicycle ride on the way back to the parking lot 6 USD. Lastly, the Cenote swim is the perfect refresher! It is an open, above ground Cenote with water as clear as glass. Purchase you souvenirs here as they money goes directly to local Mayan vendors. I purchased very good silver pieces and bargained price. In this park you will also get a chance to be a part of Mayan Shaman ceremony optional. Tips Cenote-bring an underwater camera, have cash on hand for homemade Popsicles and souvenirs. Thank you again to Irving for an amazing day. You truly inspire all of us to learn about Mayan history and have an appreciation for such a fascinating culture.
Wonderful trip. Our guide was Arturo and the driver was Jacinto. Smooth transfers. Wonderful tour of Coba. Coba is surrounded by jungle, so was different. Also it is the only ruin that you can still climb, which we did. We then went to a cenote. When I heard this was included, I expected just an open pit. Instead this was underground with lots of steps down and included stalagmites and stalactites. A great way to cool off. Had bagged lunch and then back. The early access was great because of the small number of early visitors and the cooler weather. A must see.
Freddy our tour guide was great and regaled us with all sorts of information about the Mayans on our drive to Coba after letting us have a little nap first, given the early wake up call. Once we arrived we climbed on bikes and started a leisure ride into the site, with pedicabs for those who couldn't ride. We had several stops including the pyramid where we got to climb to the top. The views are spectacular but you will definitely be feeling all those steps later in the week. At the end of the Coba portion you get a little free time to explore and take a few pictures before getting in the bus for the cenote.
The cenote was not quite what I was expecting, it is more of an underground cave than the open sinkholes you sometimes see in pictures. That being said it was very refreshing and had several places from the stairs where you could safely jump into the water. Be ready to deal with some wildlife though as there were some bats flying overhead and some small fish in the water.
The food was great and located over some shops which allowed for a quick shopping opportunity after lunch.
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Wonderful time for people age 18 and over. This was a trip that worked for our group, but would not work for under 14 as the Cenote was small and there was a lot of walking at Tulum. Nonetheless, all of our group loved it and Carlos was a great resource. Also, I loved climbing the pyramid structure at COBA and the view of the jungle exterior. All around great day!
We took the tour with my husband and I and our two kids 10 and 6. We had special early access into Coba and our tour guide, Alberto was so knowledgeable. When we climbed the ruin, because we got there early, our tour of 8 people were the only ones there. The cenote tour was amazing too! Awesome!!
Great tour. Informative tour guide and excellent bus driver. Tulum was breathtakingly beautiful and we had plenty of time to explore the ruins on our own after the informative guided tour. The visit to the cenote included an interesting, spiritual Mayan cleansing ceremony as well as an enjoyable, refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of the cenote, whose natural beauty was marred by a few plastic bags and bottles that were littering the area and should have been removed prior to our arrival. Cobá was amazing with its Mayan roads, temples and ball court. Delicious Mayan buffet lunch prior to walking to the Coba ruins, with its ancient limestone Mayan roads and ruins. Climbing up the Cobá pyramid was challenging and coming down was even more so, due to the uneven steep and narrow steps, but the view from the top was well worth it!
This tour was fantastic! We got picked up at our hotel and our minds were at ease the entire day! The sites along with cenote swimming were great and we can't say enough good things about our tour guide Ruben! He was knowledgable and fun! Climbing the pyramid at Coba was an experience of a lifetime!
First let me say that if you take this tour ask that Alejandro be your guide. He absolutely made a great day even better. He was a wealth of knowledge about the Maya culture. Fortunately it was his day to escort the English-speaking portion of our group. I cannot say enough good things about him.
This is a very long day, be prepared. Takes snacks for the rides between locations. We started off heading to Tulum, a site I have visited once before, 25 years ago. It is still a very cool place to explore. It was a very hot day so we searched for shade for our informative talks. Carry water.
On to the cenote. We were the first to arrive so we got to swim first. This was nice since several vans and a huge bus showed up later. We weren't there long, but the water is incredibly refreshing and a must-do.
Next it was time to head to Coba and lunch. We had an area set up for us at a restaurant right outside the Coba site. Lunch was a highlight, the food was fantastic. Seconds was in order, and you walk around Coba a lot so you can work it off.
Originally we were going to go to Tulum and Chichen Itza, but a recommended Coba. It was the right choice. While Chichen Itza is larger and a more open space, Coba is set in a forest and at every turn you find something amazing. The smaller ball courts make you picture what used to take place centuries ago. The highlight is the main pyramid which you have no idea is there until you are very close. Climb it now as we were told it will probably be closed in the next year. Not being a big fan of heights, this was a good test. The climb up isn't really difficult, just watch your footing. What you get at the top is worth every pain in your legs. The view is absolutely breathtaking. You can see 360 degrees for miles of nothing but jungle. Imagine what it was like to stand up there before your people. Embrace the feeling. The climb down is a little hairy but use the rope. This is a must-do trip.
The trip was great. A full, varied, well-planned day with an excellent guide. We loved the cenote swim: cool crystal water after very hot ruins was much appreciated. Coba has two major buildings far apart. You can rent bikes or be pedaled for a few pesos, but you can't use US dollars.
Absolutely awesome! Our tour guide, Saul, was very entertaining and knowledgeable. This tour includes some really unique and personal experiences that I don't believe many tour companies are offering. We were taken into rural Mayan peoples' homes, blessed by a Mayan elder, and allowed to swim in a sacred Cenote sinkhole which was a highlight of the trip. I strongly suggest jumping off of the high ledge into the water because it is one of the most refreshing experiences I've had in my life, and the water is so deep there is nothing to worry about. Lunch was delicious and all you can eat! The Coba ruins are, of course, stunningly awesome as well. Climbing to the top of the tallest pyramid was scarier than I expected because the steps are very steep, but it was totally worth it. Take advantage of the opportunity to climb to the top of this pyramid before they discontinue that option! It is the only Mayan pyramid that still allows it, so there is no telling when they will stop. Overall, this tour is a 10 out of 10. You will really enjoy it if you have any interest in the Mayan culture or just different cultures and customs in general.
A very enjoyable trip, with enough variety to keep the kids ages 5-18 happy. Our wonderful guide Israel was very informed, and shared interesting facts and and history with us. The swim in the cenote was the perfect break from the hot historical sites, and a lot of fun for the kids. Be sure to pack a towel or two to share amongst yourselves. Life vest were mandatory - so no worries if you're not a swimmer. Lunch was plentiful, traditional fare. Our van was clean, comfortable and air conditioned, and our driver was especially friendly and great with the kids. Climbing the pyramid at Coba is not for young children though - a fall could be fatal. We took turns watching the 5 year old at the bottom so we could each climb, as there was plenty of time allowed.
We had a fantastic day out in Tulum and Coba on the Yucatan peninsula with a stopover at a local cenote for a refreshing swim. Our guide, Carlos, was very knowledgeable and extremely friendly.
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was delicious, and the only thing we would do differently is bring a bottle of water on the Coba tour. It's the longest, with lots of walking...but they have bikes to rent if you get tired.
Coba was my favorite my husband and I got to tour the site on bicycles, lots of fun!
Tulums access to the beach was awesome as well heavyly packed with all of us tourists but still worth it!
Hotel Pickup was on time. Guide was excellent he spoke very good English, Italian and Spanish. The shuttle vans were clean and with A/C. The Lunch buffet they took us was really good ! We also got to vista a small village a natives to see how they lived. The Ruins of Coba was Amazing.
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"Saul" our tour guide provided a well rounded experience by visiting two Mayan villages, a ceynote and the historic site of Coba. Great combination of physical activity and learning. Highly recommend!
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