Tulum Ruins (7 hours)
After morning pickup at your Playa del Carmen or Cancun hotel, ride for approximately 2 hours 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 Mayan sites. Learn about the Mayan society that thrived there in the 13th-15th centuries during a 45-minute guided tour. Explore the site at your leisure for an hour 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.
Coba Ruins Tour (4.5 hours)
Travel about 60 minutes to Coba, deep in the rainforest amongst lush vegetation and serene lagoons. Once a Mayan trade center, Coba now boasts many significant ruins.
Take a 1-hour 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 rainforest 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 Mayan culture and civilization.