Tulum, Coba, and Maya Village

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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8 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 2 more


Explore the archaeological ruins of Tulum and Coba as your guide unveils the culture of the ancient Maya civilization. Then visit the Maya village of Esmeralda where you can swim in a beautiful cenote and partake in an authentic indigenous meal. Hotel transport is provided from Riviera Maya hotels.
  • Full-day tour of Tulum and Coba archaeological sites
  • View El Castillo overlooking the Caribbean Sea at Tulum
  • Climb to the top of Nohoch Mul, the Yucatán’s tallest pyramid
  • Visit a Maya village for a cenote swim and authentic lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from the Riviera Maya
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention
Your day trip begins with hotel pickup in the Riviera Maya, departing in the early morning. Travel with a small group to your first destination.
On arrival at Coba, you'll have 2 hours to explore the archaeological site with your guide. Follow on footpaths as you learn about significant structures including temples and ball courts. When you reach Nohoch Mul you can climb the 120 steps up the Yucatán Peninsula's tallest pyramid. At the top you're rewarded with sweeping views of the surrounding jungle. Alternatively, rent a bike on-site, payable direct.
Your guide also sheds light on the restored ruins of Tulum during a 1.5-hour tour of this ancient city, which was occupied in 1,200 AD. View El Castillo (The Castle), perched on a cliff above the Caribbean Sea, and spend time at the white-sand beach.
Then learn from the cultural traditions of the present-day Maya people on a visit to a village called Esmeralda. Wander through the agricultural community and walk to the cenote for a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear freshwater of the underground cave. Learn about how ecotourism has evolved here and hear about its social and economic impact. 
Finally, sit down for an authentic Maya meal including soup, chicken, vegetables, rice, beans and hand-made corn tortillas before your tour ends with hotel drop-off. 
Note: the order of each tour is determined by that day's logistics.

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Jennifer W
, Nov 2018

Our tour started timely and everything was excellent and as described. If you have a choice our tour guide was Servando Benitez. He was without question the best guide I have had for any tour. He was so interesting telling us about different sites I actually saw people pause to listen. Tulum is so beautiful . If I am able to return one day I would even do this tour again because there is so much information. The authentic meal was amazing. Be prepared to do a lot of walking but it is not to bad. I recommend taking the bike taxi at Coba. Dios botik for the wonderful experience and sharing with us.

Alethea R
, Jul 2018

Our guide was great! It was very informative and a great way to see Mexico's history and people.
The cenotes were beautiful and not crowded. The lunch was authentic Mexican cooking!

Michael M
, Jul 2017

Our guide Alex was excellent! Knowledgeable and informative. Coba was great , but Tulum was underwhelming and overrated in comparison. A good tour with a lot of driving - the van was very comfortable though!

Christa W
, May 2017

Alex was a wonderful tour guide. He was friendly, prompt, and knowledgeable. I highly recommed this tour. We started ealy with the quided portion of Tulum, great idea it was HOT. From here we went to Coba and were free to explore on our own. You can climb the pyramid at Coba, ride a bike over the trails, walk the entire way, or take a bike taxi. Great way to see these ruins and gave my self and the group I went with a chance to take a short shopping and guac and beer break. Next we headed to one of the best meals I experinced on the trip made fresh in clay pots by very friendly Mayan women. Last we visted the Mayan village and got to experience a taste of traditional life. This included being blessed by a shaman before taking a very refreshing dip in a cenote. ABSOLUTELY worth every penny. If you like learning about the past and experencing a small taste of it for yourself this is the tour for you.

Wagner M
, Apr 2017

This tour was absolutely amazing ! It encompasses all of the Mayan history ,culture ,religion and ancient archaeology all in one inspiring day The tour is run though the quite impressive group Alltournative Our tour guide Tita was outstanding ,smart kind funny an expert in Mayan ruins and culture


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