- 10 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Discover the ancient city of Coba, without the crush of crowds, on this early morning tour with an archaeologist guide — a Viator Exclusive that can't be booked anywhere else! Explore in relative tranquility one of Mexico's most famous Mayan sites, one of the largest settlements of the Classic period, and enjoy personalized attention from your professionally certified archaeologist guide. Huff your way up the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula, snap amazing photos, and then cool your jets with a dip at Aktun Chen cenote. Lunch and hotel transport from Cancun are included.
- All entrance fees included
- Buffet lunch included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Fully narrated tour
- Round transportation
- Bilingual guide
- Lunch - Buffet lunch
- Bicycle on loan
- Entrance to Coba’s site and to Choo Há cenote
- Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueologica de Coba
- Entry/Admission - Cenote Choo-Ha
- Optional gratuities
Cancun, Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula
Traveler pickup is offered
If your hotel is located in the center of Cancun your meeting point is the Oasis Smart hotel (Av Tulum 13-14, capilla ecumenica, 22, 77500 Cancún, Q.R.), at 06:15 a.m.
If your hotel is located in the hotel zone on the side of the lagoon, you’ll be provided with a meeting point in the closest hotel
Pick Up: 24 hrs before your activity will receive the pick time. ( If your hotel, hostel or condominium is in an area with difficult access the tour operator willl give you a strategic meeting point).
Return point: Returns to original departure point
Returns to original departure point
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Zona Arqueologica de Coba, Coba 77793 Mexico
Follow your certified archaeologist guide into the site and receive an in-depth tour of Coba’s history and architecture. Considered one of the largest pre-Columbian settlements of the Classic period, Coba boasts nearly 6,500 structures contained inside the archaeological zone, which covers approximately 43 square miles (70 square km). About 50,0000 people once lived in the city.
Hear about the city’s construction around five lakes within the dense jungle, leading to its name, which in Mayan means ‘place of choppy water,’ or ‘water stirred by wind’ in Spanish. As you walk through the ruins, learn more about the network of roads that you see, as well as the stelae, or stone monuments, and the hieroglyphic texts.
Climb to the top of the tallest Mayan pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula, the Nohoch Mul Pyramid, which towers 140 feet (42 meters) above the rainforest floor and offers breathtaking views. It’s also noticeable that you can get to the pyramid either walking or on a bycicle.
To fight the heat, refresh at the pristine waters of the sinkhole (cenote) Choo Há. This cenote is perfect for diving enthusiasts, you’ll be able to do snorkeling in its circular interior.
Its 10 meters depth and its natural illumination makes it a spectacular water view.
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: Cenote Choo-Ha, Chanchen 1, Cobá, Q.R., Mexico
Swim in one of the most beautiful
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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
- Note: If you wish to swim in the cenote, please bring a swimsuit and a towel. For safety reasons, it is mandatory that you wear a life vest during the visit to the cenote (the cost is not included)
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveled to Cobá with Eric and Sara, had a great time. Departed Sun Palace at 0520 and returned about 1530. Eric was a quick and safe driver, Sara provided interesting information about Cobá and the Cenote. We were a small group so we had her full attention. This tour provides bicycles, this saved a lot of time. Included lunch at a traditional restaurant was good. Have been to Tulum and Chichen itza, this was smaller but very different because the jungle has taken back the area and you get to climb the temple.
This trip was well organized. The tour guide was sophisticated and with good English. What surprised pleasantly was the included bike ride on the Coba site. Early access guaranteed us almost no crowd at the site.
Cenote was also amazing and swimming was spiced up by jumping from 4 and 7m heights into the clear water. An extraordinary experience. We were there alone group of 7 people. Almost private swimming...
It was the great experience to visit Coba ruins and Aktun Cenote.
I really enjoyed !
This tour was incredible! We learned a lot of interesting facts from our tour guide, got to stop at the cutest little souvenir/market on the way, experienced the park with close to no crowds, ate a fantastic lunch at a fun restaurant and the cenote swim was the cherry on top! Extremely beautiful, beyond gorgeous. The early access is completely worth it in my opinion. Even with a last minute switch in tour date, everything was right on schedule and extremely satisfactory. I would suggest calling ahead a couple of days to confirm your booking and the time that you will be picked up, that's how we found out that our tour had to move back a day because our booking party wasn't big enough. Other than that, everything was wonderful!
Outstanding tour. Although the van is full (12pax), having a smaller number makes the tour maximized (no idling and waiting time), worth the price. Sofia of Amigo tours is awesome! She's out archeologist/guide and she really knows her stuff. The tour included lunch and cenote. Highly recommended.
Very interesting tour and it was great to get there early before the crowds arrived. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Visited Coba 35 years ago. Back then, the rainforest canopy extended right over the trails! First time in a rainforest, so we tred carefully watching carefully for snakes on the ground and in the trees! The archways were full of cobwebs and corresponding gigantesque spiders.
Very surprised that bicycles were now used to scoot along the paths to the sights and the archways were cleaned up!
It was an intimate tour with just 3 couples and great explanation of the ruins.
On the ride back to Cancun, I understand why mouthguards are useful. On some of the traffic bumps, I thought I could have broken some teeth, we hit them so hard. But, then I was sitting in the back! All was good!
This is a great excursion for active folks! You'll really get the most out of the trip by participating in everything it has to offer. We began the day albeit a bit hectic getting picked up directly from our hotel. It was an early start but worth it. There was a bit of confusion as to which bus we were supposed to be on, but after this was sorted out we were on our way. Our driver, Angel and our tour guide, Arthur, made sure we had an enjoyable ride and even made a pit stop after we requested a quick coffee/potty break the drive was 3 hours, so this was needed. We toured the ruins in Coba first. As it was early-access, we avoided the crowds. Arthur was very knowledgeable you could tell he was passionate about the grounds and all Mayan history and gave us a great tour. We rode bikes for the majority of the tour as the grounds are expansive and more easily traveled this way. The climb to the top of The Grand Mountain the big pyramid was one of the most incredible things I've ever done. It was 120 feet up and the view was like nothing I've ever seen and we rock climb!. Getting down was a bit tricky, but there is a rope to hold onto if you're having trouble. It's a must-do. The grounds were VERY full as we were leaving, so we were glad to have been there early. After the climbing and the biking, we traveled to a lagoon on the grounds. We climbed down into the cenote and went for a swim. It was breathtakingly gorgeous -- and quiet! Our group was the only group there. There were bats along-top the stalagmites and small catfish in the water. There were even two diving boards -- my husband jumped off of the lower one. After the cenote swim, we made our way to lunch. It was traditional Mexican cuisine and absolutely delicious. The drive back to the hotel zone in Cancun was long -- the only thing I would recommend is that the transport offered be a bit more roomy and cooler. We didn't have the AC running on full blast and the quarters were close. However, that is the only thing I would change about this tour. The rest of it was breathtaking and a once in a lifetime experience!
This tour is handled locally by Amigo tours. Although the pick up was at 5 am, it is worth it to get to Coba early. Marco was our guide and he was excellent. He made the guided tour of Coba both fun and interesting. The bike riding was a fun way to move about. We did not have any free time at the ruins
The cenote swim was in an undergroung cavern. We had the place mostly to ourselves.
The buffet lunch of Mayan food was excellent.
This was the best of my 3 ruin tours.
Frank and Mr. Ramon are amazing tour guides. Knowledgeable, passionate and funny. 100% recommend.
We loved this tour! Our guide and driver were excellent, knowledgeable and fun to talk with. Coba is an amazing site and we learned a lot but were also able to explore and enjoy our visit. The Cenote swim was fantastic, beautiful cavern and water. So bummed our underwater camera decided to quit on us, so we didn't get pictures of the cenote.
It gets very hot in the jungle, a morning tour is best and bring water!! Wear good hiking shoes if you want to climb the ruins, the ground is uneven in a lot of places. We would definitely go back! Highly recommend this tour if you want something different, informative and beautiful.
Having been to Tulum we wanted to visit Coba. The site itself was very rustic and very large. We were given bicycles to fully enjoy the area and had about 1 hour to explore after the 30 minute tour. We went all the way to the top of the pyramid. Going up was not so bad but coming down was brutal. It is very steep and, while there is a rope to hold onto, I was still very nervous...not for kids!! We were constantly amazed at the things in Mexico that would be considered very dangerous in America! Just use common sense and go slowly and you will be fine. From Coba we were taken to a Cenote that was fabulous. It was deep in the Earth and, again, had many wet, slick steps. Once there, the water was crystal clear and cold/refreshing! Those were the good things...the bad thing was the time to get there. We had to meet our driver at 5am which meant leaving the hotel at 4:15 to be on time. There were several other pick up points so the ride was around 3.5 hours. Plus it was another 3.5 hours coming back. While the tour was amazing, the bus ride would have been a deal breaker if we had only realized the time spent on the bus. I would still highly recommend-it was one of my favorite days because I figure that someday soon the climbing to the top of the pyramid with be banned. ...and we can say that we went all the way to the top!
Great tour guide was excellent best tour we have been on in Mexico this was September 2016
Florentio was a great guide and really gave us a personal experience and perspective. He and the driver were great and Coba was much nicer than Chicen Itza as there were not vendors every five feet bothering you when all you want to do is look at the scenery.
Arturo was an excellent tour guide. This tour was really a highlight of our trip. Everything was perfect - from the bikes, to the ruins, to the cenote, and ending with a fabulous lunch. Would definitely book this again.
I went on the 26th and the tour guy was so awesome! Very nice, really informative. We rode bicycles to the Coba Ruins and it was so much fun bicycles were included! Got to climb to the top and saw an amazing view. Afterwards we cooled off at the Cenote. Which was beautiful in its self. Overall, the trip went very well. We all had a great time and I learned a lot! DEFINITELY recommend this tour!!! SO worth the money!!!