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Coba Ruins Day Trip from Cancun or Riviera Maya

Quintana Roo, Mexico
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10 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 1 more


Uncover the Mayan mysteries of Coba's atmospheric ruins on an exhilarating full-day excursion from Cancun and Riviera Maya. Ascend to the summit of the ancient city’s tallest pyramid and absorb panoramic vistas of the Yucatan peninsula. Enrich your knowledge of Mayan civilization with an accomplished guide and see archeological attractions with ancient origins. Convenient round-trip transportation from your hotel and a fulfilling lunch is included on this tour.
  • Visit the archeological ruins and pyramids of Coba
  • Climb to the top of Nohoch Mul and enjoy panoramic views of the Yucatan Peninsula
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
Depart from your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and admire the rural scenery of the Yucatan as you venture to the ancient site of the Coba ruins. Listen as your accomplished guide sets the historical scene and explains how Coba played a pivotal role in Mayan civilization.

Arrive at the site and enjoy 2 hours of independent exploration; ascend to the summit of the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan region and enjoy panoramic vistas from a height of 140 feet (42 meters). After conquering the Nohoch Mul Pyramid, follow your guide to some of the park's historical highlights, perhaps renting a bike in order to explore the site with ease (own expense).

After thorough exploration, return to the coach and venture to a traditional Mayan village to interact with its indigenous inhabitants. Gain insight into the fascinating flora and fauna of the region and learn about the cultural customs of the Yucatan region. Conclude the tour with a revitalizing dip in a freshwater sinkhole before returning to your hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya.

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My girlfriend and I had a great time...
Matt B
, Sep 2017
My girlfriend and I had a great time on this Coba and Mayan village tour! We started pretty early in the morning, but well worth it. Tour guide and air conditioned shuttle van were great for our small group only about 6 of us. The lunch was excellent, and the stay at Coba allowed more than enough time to tour around and climb the ruins. Looking forward to booking with this group for our next ruin tours.
We did a combo cultural and Coba...
Christina K
, Apr 2017
We did a combo cultural and Coba ruins tour for my family of 4. My kids were too young for the "adventure tour." We visited a Mayan village, private denote, a traditional home, and observed shaman's blessing ceremony. Our guides were fantastic and very informative. Learned a ton, delicious lunch!
Our tour guides were great. We went...
sandra e
, Jun 2016
Our tour guides were great. We went to a mayan village and did a religious ceremony, ate homemade tortillas, jumped into a cenote. The lunch they severed was amazing. Then we went to Coba, make sure you bring sneakers for Coba. I also recommend taking the mayan limo to the main temple. It's a far walk. Great trip!
This was one of the better tours...
Jennifer M
, Jun 2016
This was one of the better tours that we took during our vacation. Pick-up was at our hotel in cancun. Then we traveled in a passenger van to the Mayan Village where some of the tour people split to do the adventure part. Zip-line and repel We toured the Mayan Village and was blessed by their Shaman before jumping into their Centote. Afterwards we went back and met up with the group and had a wonderful traditional Mayan lunch! Loved the Chicken! Food was fresh and well made! Next onto the Coba ruins where we had our Mayan tour guide educate us on the Mayan culture and history!
With his encyclopaedic knowledge...
Anne W
, Oct 2015
With his encyclopaedic knowledge, Alfredo was in inspiration to anyone wishing to gain an insight into Mayan culture and heritage. This was a true privilege and one which we will always remember.
Great tour. Our Guide Alex was...
Matthew C
, Apr 2015
Great tour. Our Guide Alex was informative and nice. Arrived at our resort on time. Ruins were imressive as were the Mayan families we went to visit.
Absolutely awesome! Our tour guide...
Robert F
, Apr 2015
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.
Amazing tour, i maybe would have...
Alexandra L
, Mar 2015
Amazing tour, i maybe would have liked more time at Coba itself, but I wouldn't give up the rest of the tour. Brilliant food, interesting culture and facts, lovely people, and some fantastic sights
The Coba ruins are sort of out in...
Linda K
, Jan 2015
The Coba ruins are sort of out in the middle of nowhere, so I felt like I had to take a tour to get to the site.I was not so enthused about a tour, however, because I had found the previous tours I had taken were too rushed. This turned out to be a similar experience. I bought the tour from a website called 'Viator'. However, the tour company was Alltournative. The Coba ruins were indeed beautiful and well worth seeing. However, I was disappointed with the limited amount of time given to spend there. The website said we would have 2 hours to spend at the ruins... Not really. - We were told we had to attend a talk of the guide. Well, by the time the guide finished his talk 45 minutes of our 2 hours was gone. And the talk did not concern the highest pyramid, which is what most people want to see, but rather was about other structures of lessor interest, near the entrance of the site. - I expressed my concern for the limited amount of time available, and the tour guide insisted that I listen to the rest of his speech. - The highest pyramid was a 2-kilometer walk from the bus, and it took about 20-30 minutes to walk to the pyramid and back. So basically, you had to speed-walk to the pyramid, snap a few hurried pics, climb up and down the pyramid as fast as possible (!!!), and speed walk back to the bus in the parking lot. - There were numerous other ruins/structures in Coba and I had *no time* to look at them at all. I think the tour company should give people a map to the site and let people have the entire 2 hours to look around the ruins as they wish. Otherwise, the tour was fine.
We enjoyed this tour. On our tour, we...
, Dec 2014
We enjoyed this tour. On our tour, we visited the shaman and cenote first, followed by a visit to a Mayan village and family. It was nice seeing and learning about Mayan customs, etc. The family was very nice. After this, we had a nice lunch with hot food. Then we drove to Coba. Coba is huge. You will not have enough time to see of it unless you buy a guide book and rent a bicycle there. Our guide was only able to give a small start to the visit because she had to give the talk in English and French. So, we rented bikes and bought a guide book. Then we were able to see all of the site before our van left. BTW, the climb up the ruins is easy compared with coming down. Wonderful view at the top.

Product code: 3206COBA

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