Excellent tour. The Archeologist guide presented great information in a very easy to understand manner. Even included some humor which always makes it more enjoyable. Great getting in ahead of the crowds and heat of the day, although it was still hot. I recommend this tour if you want to see the beautiful ruins and learn history of this ancient civilization without using an entire day of your vacation.
Small tour with a lot of helpful information, thx to our guide
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.
This is an amazing tour!!! Tulum is fascinating and Xel-Ha was wonderful - I would go back there all the time if it wasn't an 11 hour flight away! Its very scenic and the water activities like the zip lines and lazy river are so fun. With this tour we had all-inclusive food which was actually really yummy in the restaurants we tried.
My boyfriend and I are so glad we took this tour. Getting up early was so worth beating the insane crowds. The education we received about the ruins and Mayan culture from Frank was amazing....
Great trip. Guide was great and added to the experience. He pointed out local fruit trees during the tour and stopped on the way home at a local roadside market to but fry it for the party to sample.
Great tour, the guide was very nice, friendly and informative. It poured rain on us and he managed to keep the group happy and upbeat. The sites were beautiful and it felt as if we took a one day archeology class.
Our experience with Sergio excellent gude and Javier very safe, efficient driver was exceptional! The air conditioned van was fabulous, and since it was just the guide, the driver, my husband and I, we learned a lot and had a great interactive experience. The lunch was delicious at the buffet between monuments! The only down side was, due to the sargasso problem in the sea currently, a swim at Tulum was not a fun option, so we instead chose a cold drink, and a cool ride back to our hotel pool. Highly recommend!
Doing what: Private Tour: Coba and Tulum Ruins from Cancun
We travelled as a family of 4 on this brilliant day out.
We had a fantastic and knowledgeable guide, Martin, who was on hand at all times to answer anything from historical to local and national questions.
It is a full days trip so bear that in mind. But it is FAR from boring at any point.
A DEFFINATE MUST DO!!
Surreal! Gorgeous Mayan city by the ocean
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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!
Great tour, great staff and a magical place. Definitely go!
Our tour guide and drivers were lovely and overall had a lovely day.
Our tour was very enjoyable and informative! Our guide was an archaeologist named Ursula. She was extremely knowledgeable and explained everything in both English and Spanish. We were picked up promptly at 6:00 a.m. by our driver, Jacinto. The early start time was perfect to beat the high temperatures. We would highly recommend this tour, and both Ursula and Jacinto.
awesome a must do!!
Is my favorite place in Mexico. Here you got the rare opportunity to see how a Mayan city was structured and sometimes you got the feeling that they are still there... waiting to fix the roof or so...
I learn interesting things from the guides really well prepared.
A fantastic trip. The early access was a great choice as we were able to get great shots of all the major sites long before it was over-run. Freddy was an awesome guide, very knowledgeable and helped to make sense of the historical significance of the various buildings. The beach access was not advisable this year due to the bad seaweed problem, but frankly, there is so much to see and do at Tulum, we did not miss it at all. By the time we left, just before noon, the place was crawling with hundreds of tourists and locals alike. Do yourself a favor and book the early access tour.
Excellent 1 service was amazing the best...
This Tour was absolutely amazing and beautifully done with a wonderful tour guide. The best part of the whole trip was the fact that not one tip was asked for and that was so refreshing. Especially loved the blessing by the Mayan Priest at the Cenote swim before we entered the water - even for one who isn't so spiritual, it was very moving. Would highly recommend over and over!
It was a great tour! Freddie is awesome. He has a lot of information to share. He truly wants to explain everything about Tulum. It is an early tour, but it's worth getting up that early as there are no people and when you get there is not too hot. We practically had the entire site for ourselves. Great for taking pictures. I highly recommend this tour.
I didn't ask, but I seriously doubt that our guide was trained as an archeologist, but that didn't stop my family and I from enjoying the efforts of our tour guide, Freddie, and our driver, Guido. They were both warm and friendly, and Freddie was very entertaining. He offered a lot of information and details about the Mayan history and culture, and provided loads of information about the ruins. It was very tough getting up early the day of the tour, but it was worth it to beat the crowds and the heat. I think lots of other tour groups have caught on, though, so be prepared to see lots of other people. Oh, and bring lots of mosquito repellent!
Really enjoyed the tour. Everything was organized very smoothly: great communication from the travel agent, on time pick up, comfortable new buses, professional and knowledgeable guide and the icing on the cake is that you get to go inside before the big crowds turn up. Bring anti mosquito spray :-)
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!
Wonder tour with a wonderful, polite, and very knowledgable tourguide.
Doing what: Tulum Ruins and Tankah Park Eco-Adventure Tour
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