Meet your guide at your Tulum or Riviera Maya hotel for a 7:15 departure to Cobá, a sprawling inland site that’s only partially excavated. Visit Cobá with a professional guide, tracing a route to its iconic temples and great stone ball court. This is the perfect place to see a Maya site through the eyes of early explorers, as many of the structures are framed by creeping vines and tropical trees—watch for the wildlife that likes to visit the site first thing in the morning.
Challenge yourself to climb to the top of the 138-foot (42-meter) Nohoch Muul pyramid, whose great, sloping staircase emerges from the jungle canopy for fabulous views of the countryside. You’ll have the option to rent a bicycle at Cobá, so you can explore more of the site, including some mounds that are entirely covered with thick forest. Finish the day with return transfer to Tulum, arriving at approximately 12pm.