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Riviera Maya: Cobá and Chichén Itzá Tour with Cenote & Lunch

1. Riviera Maya: Cobá and Chichén Itzá Tour with Cenote & Lunch

Journey to the sacred archeological sites of Cobá and Chichén Itzá on this action-packed trip through the jungles of the Yucatan peninsula. Leave bright and early from your ideal starting point in Riviera Maya, and beat the crowds to truly take in the majesty of each landmark. Head to Cobá first, whose ruins date back to 100-300 B.C. Learn about the significance of the 5 nearby lakes, and appreciate the striking architecture of the vast stone structures. Trek to the top of Nohoch Mul to be rewarded with beautiful jungle views. Venture deeper into the jungle to relax at the mystical Cenote Saamal, the perfect place for a swim and some dazzling photos. Savor a delicious buffet lunch during your adventure. Save the best for last by visiting Chichén Itzá, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Feel lost in time in the lovingly-kept pyramids, and discover the genius of the city’s unique structures. Take time to rest and reminisce on your drive back home.

Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Archeological Tour with Lunch

2. Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Archeological Tour with Lunch

Spend the day discovering ancient Mayan archaeological sites on this guided tour of Tulum and Coba. Swim in a sinkhole and enjoy free time for taking photos. After being picked up in the lobby of your hotel by a certified guide, start your tour and receive an introduction to Mayan culture on the way. Make your first stop at Coba, the tallest pyramid in México, where you can take in an incredible view of the area.  Swim in natural cenotes (sinkholes) and relax in the refreshing water. Finish the day at the Tulum Archaeological Zone, an impressive Mayan city built on the coastline. Enjoy a guided tour through the area and free time to explore and take pictures.

Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum Private Tour with Lunch

3. Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum Private Tour with Lunch

Discover the cradle of the ancient Maya civilization on a private tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza. Marvel at the main monuments, such as the Kukulkan pyramid temple and the columns of the Temple of a Thousand Warriors. Learn more about their ancient beliefs at the observatory of El Caracol temple and other attractions. Then, cool down in one of the sacred underground swimming holes at the Ik-Kil cenote. Enjoy a buffet lunch before visiting the Lost City of Coba. Explore the network of temples by pedicab, and climb the tallest pyramid temple on the Yucatan peninsula for panoramic views of the rainforest.   End with a visit to the archaeological site of Tulum. Admire the main monuments of the only Maya ruins in Mexico located on the side of a cliff. Get stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and feel the soft white sand between your feet.

From Cancun and Riviera Maya: Tulum, Coba, and Cenote Tour

4. From Cancun and Riviera Maya: Tulum, Coba, and Cenote Tour

Depart Cancun and travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to the ancient city of Tulum, famous for its views of the Caribbean Sea. Explore the remains of the Mayan settlement and walk down to the beach. Learn the history of one of the largest cities built by the Maya civilization. Continue to the pre-Hispanic city of Coba to visit the majestic Nohoch-Mul Temple, one of the tallest structures on the Yucatan Peninsula. Climb to the top of the 138-foot structure for panoramic views. Lastly, cool down in a sacred cenote before strolling along 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen on the way back to Cancun.

Quintana Roo: Tulum, Cobá, and Playa del Carmen Day Trip

5. Quintana Roo: Tulum, Cobá, and Playa del Carmen Day Trip

Discover natural and archeological treasures of Riviera Maya on this guided day trip. Choose your ideal starting point and set off to see the historical hotspots of Cobá and Tulum. See the evolution of a society as you walk the modern streets of Playa del Carmen, along the Caribbean coast. At Cobá you’ll find Nohoch Mul, the highest pyramid of the Yucatán peninsula. Race to the top or take it slow and steady, and take in the gorgeous view from the top. Learn about ancient ways of living in the region from your guide, and top it off with a dip in the tranquil waters of Choo-Ha cenote. Fill up at the buffet lunch, full of traditional and tasty foods, before heading to Tulum. With the majestic ruins and vast views of the Caribbean sea, it’s easy to picture the town’s origins as a major port. Relax with the sound of gentle waves and the feeling of the sun on your skin. Finish off the day at Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean shore. You’ll have some free time to walk the pedestrianized streets, visit its craft and designer shops, and soak up the unique atmosphere. Catch some time to rest and reminisce on your journey back.

From Cancún: Coba, Cenote, Tulum and Playa del Carmen Tour

6. From Cancún: Coba, Cenote, Tulum and Playa del Carmen Tour

Discover the Mayan Riviera first-hand on a guided tour of the region. Swim in the clear waters of a cenote, and marvel at an old Mayan city, among other local natural and cultural wonders. Begin your tour with a visit to Tulum, an old Mayan city built on the seashore. Marvel at its vestiges, including El Castillo, El Templo de Los Frescos, and its beautiful white sand beach. Next, discover Cobá, a hidden Mayan town, now in ruins, boasting the tallest pyramid in the entire Yucatán Peninsula. Climb up to the top to admire the sprawling jungle surrounding you and marvel at its sounds. Stop for a buffet lunch along your tour and taste local delicacies. Afterward, head to the Cenote Zemway, an other-wordly natural underground sinkhole filled with crystalline water where you can swim. End your Mexican tour with a visit to Playa del Carmen, a vibrant city in the Caribbean - a perfect spot for some shopping.

Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Maya Village Tour

7. Tulum and Coba: Full-Day Maya Village Tour

Upon arriving at the site, you can follow the paths to arrive at the highest temple there. From the top of this temple you will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the amazing jungle that surrounds the site, with optional bike rental available at the site for your convenience. You will then take a 1.5-hour tour around Tulum, exploring this archaeological site. The site is one of the most impressive ceremonial centers of the area due to its seaside location, which makes it even more unique. You can learn about the Maya culture and history of this beautiful ancient city which was occupied in 1200, before admiring the beautiful Caribbean beach with its turquoise waters. You will then explore a Maya Village, with the opportunity to interact with the Mayas of this region as they share their customs and traditions. Be marveled by the life they have lived for generations, and get to know a typical Maya house and its lifestyle. You can also earn how this town has evolved with the arrival of ecotourism, and observe its current lifestyle and its economic and social growth. You will also have the opportunity to swim in a cenote here, as well as witness a traditional Maya ceremony. Finally, you can cross an imposing cenote by traversing an amazing suspension bridge, before enjoying a traditional Maya meal.

From Cancun: Archaeological Day Trip to Tulum and Cobá

8. From Cancun: Archaeological Day Trip to Tulum and Cobá

Depart Cancun and travel to the archaeological site of Tulum in the south of the Riviera Maya, and investigate a former port city of the Mayan civilization perched on the cliffs of the Caribbean Sea. Upon arrival, take a 45-minute guided tour of the site before some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Next, climb aboard the coach at midday to travel to one of the sacred cenotes (open water sinkholes) of the Mayans. Experience the unique sensation of swimming close to a Mayan community. Then, break for a lunch of foods typical to the Yucatán Peninsula. Indulge your taste buds with dishes of pork, chicken, beef, quesadillas and salads. Get a complimentary bottled drink (water, soft drink or beer) with your meal. Continue to Cobá to discover the tallest building of the Mayan civilization at one of their most important cities. Located approximately 45 kilometers inland from the Caribbean Sea, Cobá is one of the oldest Mayan sites yet found. Walk to the main pyramid building, admiring the lush scenery of trees and trails along the way. Rent a bicycle or take a 3-wheeled tricycle-taxi to explore with ease. Then, drive back to Cancun for your drop off at the end of the tour services.

Coba: Mayan Encounter Adventure Full Day Tour

9. Coba: Mayan Encounter Adventure Full Day Tour

Head to the archaeological site of Coba and discover the amazing Nohoch Muul pyramid, the tallest in the Yucatan Peninsula, on this full-day adventure tour from Cancún or the Mayan Riviera. Choose between a shared or private experience. Start with a visit to a secluded Mayan village to experience the local culture and way of life, and to enjoy the region’s beautiful natural surroundings. After a short hike through the jungle, you’ll learn how to rappel into cenotes (deep natural pits or sinkholes), which are one of region’s most beautiful sights. After taking a refreshing dip in the cenotes' crystal clear water, experience the thrill of flying through the pristine rainforest on a zip-line. Then set out on a gentle canoe trip through a peaceful fresh water lagoon, and take in more of the exquisite natural surroundings. From there, meet more of the local population and join a blessing ceremony that a Maya Shaman will perform for you. Afterwards, enjoy an authentic Mayan meal including chicken cooked with traditional Mayan ingredients, as well as empanadas and hand-made tortillas. Finally, take a 2-hour tour of Cobá, a majestic archeological site from the 9th Century featuring the region's oldest and most important Mayan treasures. Visit its temples and the legendary ball game area, and follow hiking paths to reach the Nohoch Muul pyramid (the tallest in the Yucatan Peninsula). From the top, you'll enjoy a wonderful view of the amazing sub-tropical jungle that surrounds the site (bikes rentals are available on-site).

Cancún/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itzá, Ik Kil and Coba Tour

10. Cancún/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itzá, Ik Kil and Coba Tour

Enjoy a guided tour from Cancun to two fascinating archaeological sites: the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Coba. Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Discover its majestic temples, like the iconic Pyramid of Kukulkan. You’ll discover a very different site at Coba, still mostly hidden under the jungle flora. Climb to the top of Nohoch Mul, the tallest pyramid in the region. This tour also includes a swim in a sacred cenote. The fresh waters of Ik Kil will refresh your mind, body, and spirit.

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What people are saying about Coba

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 906 reviews

We visited this tour on May 22. Everything worked great! We had Daniel as our tour guide and were thrilled. He has a great deal of expertise and explained everything to us in great detail. :) Also worth mentioning is the delicious lunch buffet and the bus driver. Price performance top.

The very nice tour, a lot of history of the city and cenote, history of the Maya. The very kind guide Mr. Martin and Mr. Tino gave us a lot of excellent information, he helped us with our Mayan Calendars, I recommend them 100%% Thank you. Everything is safe

Daniel and Paulo were brilliant. Very knowledgeable. Had a brilliant day the Cenote was a brilliant way to cool off after a good day.

Martin was our guide who is knowlegable. The tour was well organised. Highly recomended!

Long transport overall but the Toru itself is worth it