- 12 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Enjoy a combo day trip that combines two of the most important archeological sites in the Riviera Maya and one spectacular Cenote. You'll visit Chichen Itzá, Cenote Ik kil and Coba Ruins on a wonderful day trip from Playa del Carmen.
- Small group ensures personal service
- Buffet lunch included
- Free drinks included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Led by a local guide
- Small-group tour
- Lunch - Buffet lunch
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueologica de Coba
- Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza
- Entry/Admission - Nohoch Mul
- Entry/Admission - El Caracol
- Entry/Admission - Cenote Ik kil
- Not drinks included in lunch
Traveler pickup is offered
Wednesdays and Sundays
Chichen Itza in Maya means "Mouth of the well of water witches". On this tour, you''ll first be picked up from your hotel and head to this great archaeological site. It is one of the major archaeological sites of the Yucatan Peninsula. With your guide, walk the main building called Ku Kul Khan Castle as well as El Caracol, also known as the Observatory, the Group of the Thousand Columns, Church, Temple of Venus, Temple of the Jaguar and the Ball Court, the largest built throughout Mesoamerica. Learn all about the Maya culture and each of the buildings on a 2-hour guided tour.
Continue on to Cenote Ik Kil which is located a few kilometers from Chichen Itza. Here, you can take a refreshing swim. The cenote has a depth of 60 meters and, from the surface to the water, its height is 25 meters. Cenotes were sacred places for the Mayan culture and were considered the road to the underworld. You will have a great time here and then head to the last stop on your tour, the Coba Ruins.
Coba, in Maya means "Murky Water". The ruins are located west of the coast of Tulum. At its peak, Coba had a population of about 50,000 cohabitants and an area of eighty square miles, but on the tour you will just see two square kilometers which are the ones that are still preserved and rebuilt. The rest is hidden in the dense Yucatan jungle. You will be able to see its main pyramid called Nohoch Mul and other buildings such as the Coba Group, two ball games, their trails and Sacbé or white road to the Mayan people.
Your full-day tour ends with hotel drop-off.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
My cousin and I planned our whole trip to Mexico because we wanted to go on this excursion, and it did not disappoint!Our guide, Iban Garcia was so very knowledgeable. He had an archaeological background and was very knowledgeable in the Mayan culture. I highly recommend this tour and try to ask for Iban, you will not be disappointed!
My friends and I took the small group tour to Chichen-Itza, Cenote, and Coba Ruins on January 2, 2017. Overall the trip was absolutely wonderful and well worth our time.
The tour is an all day affair, so be prepared for a long day with comfortable shoes. We were picked up from our hotel at 5:45am and I was very impressed that they were exactly on time. As it turned out, we were the only ones to book the tour that day, so we got a private tour for the 4 of us. Once in the van, Joel our tour guide introduced himself and we were giving snacks and drinks.
Once we arrived in Chichen-Itza, we were given a 2 hour guided tour through the archaeological site with an hour to shop if we needed afterword. Since no one in our group particularly cared for shopping Joel offered to take us around less visited sites and explain them in detail which was truly wonderful. We got there when the park opened so we didn't have to wait and it was very peaceful which made the experience far better. As we were leaving, the crowds were really starting to pour in, and the line of buses was miles long. Even if you don't use this tour, I recommend using a tour that gets to Chichen early to have the best experience.
Next we took a 5-10min ride to the Ik KIl Cenote. It's very touristy and there were a lot of people there by the time we rolled in. That said, the cenote itself is pretty amazing. We dove off the side and swam for about 10 min then went up and had buffet lunch that was quite good.
Coba was a fascinating site. Coba has the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan, and once to get to the top you certainly believe it. The stairs are narrow and precarious, but that all adds to the feeling of accomplishment once you get to the top or back down to the bottom. The site is massive and in the middle of the jungle. There is the option to rent a bike or a tricycle that will take you around the site, but we decided to walk. Honestly, I think walking was the better choice because we were able to take our time and enjoy each different site. Watching the bikers, they seemed very rushed. Our guide was also able to take us places that the bikes couldn't go.
I believe We returned to our hotel sometime before 7pm. Some people may be put off by the long bus rides between sites 2hr 15min to Chichen, 1hr 30min to Coba, 1hr 30min back to Playa del Carmen, but I think they were perfect because they allowed for some sleep in between each site. This way, all of us were rested and ready to go each time got off the bus.
I was most impressed with our guide, Joel, who was so articulate and knowledgeable, that I thought we were listening to an Archaeological Professor from some university. He went above and beyond what was required to give us a wonderful trip.
My only critique of the tour is that I wanted more time in Chichen. The site was far larger than I had imagined, and I didn't get to see near as much as I had wanted. That being said, there are only so many hours in the day and the tour was wonderfully done.