- 12 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
This 12-hour guided tour takes you to the two most significant archaeological sites on the Riviera Maya such as the seaside city of Tulum, where ancient ruins overlook the Pacific from a majestic cliff, and the inland capita of Coba, where you can climb the Yucatan's tallest pyramid and see the ancient roadway system used by the Maya to connect their cities. Enjoy lunch, swimming in a crystal-blue cave pool, and a final stop at Playa Paraiso, Tulum's white-sand beach, before returning to your hotel.
- Small group ensures personal service
- All entrance fees included
- Free drinks included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Lunch included
- Private guide for a more personalized experience
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Professional guide
- Light breakfast (banana, cookies, and juice)
- Bottled water
- Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueologica de Coba
- Entry/Admission - Cenotes Park Hidden Treasures
- Entry/Admission - Tulum Archaeological Site
- Entry/Admission - Playa Paraiso
Traveler pickup is offered
The afternoon before to the tour we´ll provide to you the pick up time in your hotel lobby. If you are in an aparment we´ll provide the nearest meeting point to pick you up.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Zona Arqueologica de Coba, Coba, Yucatan Peninsula
Cobá, considered one of the most important cities in Mesoamerican history. During its peak between 500 and 900 A.D., Cobá was home for about 50,000 inhabitants, and also the central terminus where the Mayan system of roadways interconnected. These raised stone paths, called saucebox connect the buildings of Cobá and also connect it to other Mayan cities. The longest one runs 62 miles (100 kilometers) and reaches the city of Yaxuna.
Coba’s main pyramid, Nohoch Mul, is the tallest in the Yucatan at 137 feet (42 meters tall). Walk around or ride to the pyramid, then climb to the top for see panoramic views of the surrounding jungle.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Cenotes Park Hidden Treasures, Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula
Once you’ve taken lunch, we’ll move on to the Hilarios Cave. Enter the cenote through a spiral staircase, emerging into a cave full of countless stalactites and crystalline water. A cool, refreshing dip in the mineral-rich water is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Tulum Archaeological Site, Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula
After an early morning pickup from your hotel, we’ll drive you to Tulum, an ancient Mayan city on a cliff overlooking the ocean. As your guide walks you through this 10th century city, you’ll admire its archaeological wonders such as Temple of Frescoes, the Temple of the God of Wind, and El Castillo.
Tulum’s uniqueness lies in its combination of historic ruins set against the backdrop of the crystal-blue Caribbean.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Playa Paraiso, Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula
The final stop before returning to Playa del Carmen will be Playa Paraíso, Tulum’s white sand beach, where the Mayan Riviera stretches 75 miles (120 kilometers) to the north and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve protects the area’s prolific aquatic life to the south.
Duration: 1 hour
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We loved our driver and tour guide. They were knowledgeable, fun, and upbeat. We were very happy with how the trip was laid out. The Coba tour was quite interesting and breathing taking, everything about CeNote was our favorite part. Tulum was wonderful, and paradise beach was beautiful. Bring a towel
Excellent tour guide Tania Sollis. A ,must see on any itinerary to Yucatan. These places are unique and unlike the other temples. A lot of information on Mayan culture too
The tour was confirmed the afternoon before, and they came at a reasonable time to pick us up the morning of.
Our driver was friendly and courteous. Sergio, our tour guide, was awesome. He provided a lot of information of not just the ruins, but the connection between the historical sites. He gave us with enough time to explore and take pictures, and at no time did we feel rushed. He always made sure that everyone was looked after, from waiting for the group to gather, to providing us with cool drinks in between site. He even provided bug spray to those who needed it.
Thank you Sergio for making this a memorable one for us!
Amazing tour! Especially if you can get to Tulum before the madness, which we did and it was worth it! We beat a lot of the crowd and some of the heat.
While visiting Coba, I'd advise you rent the bikes. Not only does it make your journey through the park easier and faster, it's also a good exercise. Plus, the park is fairly big and if you're on a timed journey, you'll want to spend more time sightseeing than walking. Bike rentals are about 3.
Great day, brilliant guide and very informative. Well worth the money. Would highly recommend.
Our guide was gerrardo, and I have absolutely nothing to say but that he was great.
speak numerous languages, and is very helpful.
when you look at other guides, from other agencies, whenever you run into them, or whenever you stop to eat and get to see the other groups, well you clearly see the difference
he s been amazing.
Our guide was incredible, the food at the buffet restaurant was the best we had on our trip which we were all shocked by, and we feel like it was the best 90 we'd spent in a long time. We had 12 people, so got a private tour and bus - thank you for making that happen for us!
Tour was great! Sergio was our guide. We had a great day. I definitely recommend it.
The tour is great! In one day, you get to see Tulum, Playa Paradiso, one cenote, Coba ruins. Plus snorkeling and lunch! Orlando and Sergio our tour guides were knowledgeable and funny. The group has a small size, keeping the whole experience very cozy and friendly. I would recommend this tour.
This was a very well coordinated tour with a small group which was my preference. Carmen, our guide was very knowledgeable about the places that we visited. She was very good with the initial icebreaker to help everyone on the tour get to know each other. The places that we visited have a wealth of history and Carmen is like an encyclopedia of information about the Mayan culture as a whole.
Cesar, our driver was a really nice person as well. He kept us on track ensuring that we got to all of our destinations in a timely manner. I highly recommend this tour. My husband and I enjoyed Carmen's wealth of knowledge so much that we plan on taking this company's tour to Chichen Itza when we return next year!
The tour van picked us up at our hotel, and after making other stops, we headed for Tulum. He drove slow and did not say much which had me wondering? When he met up with our guide in Tulum, it became clear. The driver did not speak English well, and we had to meet up. From this point on, the tour took off and it was a lot to do. First was the Tulum ruins which our guide did explain. We then drove to the Tulum beach where we were allowed to swim or see for an hour. Then we were off to Coba. At Coba we had lunch which was very good. After entering Coba, we were told to take the bicycles. Walking was an option, but we would not have enough time. This is an estimated 2 - 3 mile walk. We were given time to climb the Coba pyramid if so desired. The view from the top is amazing. There is a rope to use to assist going up or down. The Mayan ball court and other ruins make Coba more spectacular than Tulum. This tour also stopped off for a Cenote swim. All and all, this was a very full tour. Tulum ruins, Tulum beach, Cenote, lunch and Coba all in one day. I would highly recommend taking this tour.
Excellent tour, prompt start and first through the gate at Coba, take the bikes saves a lot of walking. Enjoyed swim in cenote, lunch then a great tour of Tulum ruins, all rounded off with a cocktail on Tulum beach, great value day with good information and care throughout.
Geraldo with Yalku Tours was our guide. 100 bilingual English/Spanish extremely knowledge able about the area. Would like to take another excursion with him as our guide.
This trip was Great!! Pick up at Hotel was on time. We went to Coba first. It was amazing our Guide was very informative about the sites and the history of the area. Climbing the piramid was so worth it. Lunch and the Cenote were fantastic. And we finished the day atTulum. It was beautiful.
It was a packed 12 hour day! We had a big group of 25 so the local tour company brought over a big comfy coach to accommodate us. Our guide, Jerry pronounced Yerry was exceptional. Not only was he knowledgeable, he had a great sense of humour and was full of stories.
By starting off early, we managed to avoid the crowd in Tulum. The whole Tulum complex was smaller than I expected but was stepped in history. Some of the vistas were breathtaking but it was the historical aspect, especially when seen in detail on the buildings that gave an insight into the importance of Tulum.
Because it was such a hot day has and sunscreen a must, Jerry changed the schedule for us and we headed for the cenote next. There was a change area with showers more like drips for us to get ready before we climbed down into the cool underwater cave. You could jump into the refreshing water from a 3m or 5m platform or simply slip in from water level. It was great was to cool down and have some fun.
We then drove to Coba to have lunch, which had been prepared ahead of time apparently since 4:00am for us. Once again, we had beaten the crowds and enjoyed our meal in relative quiet. The traditional Mayan chicken wrapped in banana leaf was the highlightso tender and tasty! Beside the restaurant was a huge lake and we got to see a crocodile peeking its eyes out of the water.
Only minutes away were the Coba pyramids. Jerry guided us along the trail and showed us some very interesting wildlife particularly creepy were the giant caterpillars, which were soft and hairy to the touch.The walk to the main pyramid was about 1.5k from the entrance. Luckily the trail was mostly shaded from the fierce afternoon sun. The main pyramid was 124 steps to the top and can be climbed quite easily, even in non-athletic shoes. The view from the top was miles and miles of the flat, green landscape of the yucutan. Once at the bottom we decided to beat the heat by jumping on tricycle taxis to take us back to the entrance. Cost was 75 pesos per person.
The final leg of our trip was time at the beach at Tulum. Some decided to swim while others chose to either take a walk or lay down on the blanket. It was a nice way to wind down after a hot, hectic day. We were delivered back to our hotel safely with lots of photos were taken and knowledge gained. This is an excursion I would thoroughly recommend but come prepared for a long day. The local tour company was amazingthere was always a supply of water and snacks on the coach. Last but not least, kudos to our guide Jerry who took care of us so well and made the trip all the more memorable.
Absolutely recommend this tour! Pick up was early, so you really get a full day of activities. Pablo E. was our guide and he did a great job explaining all of the sites and was full of information! He made sure we stayed on schedule, which was great because we were the first ones to Coba and we had the Cenote to ourselves. At Coba we rented bikes to ride through the sites, which was nice and you cover more ground in a short amount of time. After Coba, we went to the Cenote, which is beautiful and a nice cool down after Coba. Then we headed to lunch - the food was just okay... but it didn't take away from the experience at all. When we arrived to Tulum it was midday so it was a little busy, but not bad at all and Pablo E. was very efficient in showing us exactly what we needed to see. We ended the day at the beach, which was much appreciated after a pretty long day in the heat! It is definitely a jam packed day, but well worth the time and it is very well priced for the amount of stuff you get to do and see. I can't recommend this tour enough!
Pablo was a delightful guide, passionate and enthusiastic about his Mayan heritage and very informative. Coba and Tulum are fantastic sites, very different from each other. Our group of 6 were the only people at the unspoilt cenote, in a large, high-roofed cave, with beautiful birds nesting there. We ended the day on Paradise Beach at the foot of the ruins at Tulum. Lunch of traditional Mayan food was excellent too. We booked this before we went on holiday, and it was much better than any tours on offer at our hotel.
If you book, you get a phone no. for the tour company - don't forget to ring them and check your pick-up time.
Such an amazing day! Our guide Pablo was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour started in Coba. Biking through the jungle and then climbing the pyramid was fantastic. We then went to a cenote, local lunch, and the Tulum ruins, and finished with a playa near Tulum ruins. Amazing day, highly recomme
This is a great way to visit several epic destinations in one day. Marcela the tour guide was very friendly and knew English, Spanish and was even able to teach us a few phrases in Mayan. The structure of the tour is great-- after getting hot walking around at Coba beating the crowds, I might add you then get to cool off in a Cenote. Then following the Cenote is lunch and after that the ruins of Tulum which are stunning and create a lot of nice photo opportunities. The beach at Tulum is the final stop and felt great after a long day of walking around. The clear turquoise waters and white sands of Tulum are truly stunning and one of the most beautiful beaches I have been to. The van was air conditioned and pickup was convenient. The group of 8 was the right size -- not too big and not too small. I highly recommend.
I would highly recommend this tour! Pablo was perhaps one of the best, if not THE best, tour guides I've ever had. I was feeling quite sick during this excursion yet it was still an excellent experience and it was in such a small group. It is a long day but it barely feels like it, ending the long day off with the beach is amazing. Additionally, the buffet had great food and a lot of variety, the cenote was beautiful, I keep reliving that experience because it was so awesome.