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Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included
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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

This small-group tour combines two impressive archeological sites of the Yucatán Peninsula: Coba and Tulum. Let a guide accompany you around the ruins and explain their significance. This day trip from Playa del Carmen includes hotel transport, beverages and a buffet lunch, plus a swim in Cho Ha Cenote.
  • Swim in Cho Ha Cenote and visit Paradise Beach
  • Buffet lunch and beverages provided
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Playa del Carmen
  • Small-group tour ensures personal service
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Beverages
Lunch
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up will be at all Hotels and vacation rentals accommodation of Riviera Maya area (From Moon Palace to Tulum included, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen areas is included) is includes and only Cancun City and "Zona Hotelera"area have a little charge (15 usd per person) and Playa Mujeres Cancun City area have a charge of 20 usd per person. We give you pick up time after your confirmation book.

Start your small-group tour of Coba and Tulum with pickup from your Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya hotel. Get comfortable in your air-conditioned minivan for the drive to each archaeological site. A buffet lunch and beverages are provided during the day.

Coba is your first stop, with a tour of the preserved and rebuilt ruins. At its peak, Coba had a population of about 50,000 inhabitants and an area of 80 square miles (129 sq km). Walk past two ball courts and see the sacbé, or white roads, that once linked Maya cities. If you'd like, climb the 120 steep steps up Nohoch Mul—the tallest pyramid on the Yucatán Peninsula—and be rewarded with views of the dense jungle from the top.

Then head down to Cho Ha Cenote for a spectacular swim in the emerald waters of this sinkhole. Highlights include limestone stalactites formed over centuries. 

From there, drive to Tulum, the only archaeological site built on the Caribbean coast. Once a thriving seaport, it housed Maya nobility and merchants within its walls. Meander the groomed paths with your guide who points out noteworthy structures such as a restored temple whose murals reveal ancient red pigments. Learn about the Spanish conquest of the city during your walk around.

The final stop on your full-day tour is Playa Paraiso (Paradise Beach), one of the most visited beaches of the Riviera Maya. Relax under a palm tree and soak up the last hours of sun or swim in the turquoise sea, with a prime view of the ruins above.

Your tour concludes with transport back to your hotel in Playa del Carmen or the Riviera Maya.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Zona Arqueologica de Coba
Pass By:  
Tulum Archaeological Site
Pass By:  
Playa Paraiso
Pass By:  
Cenotes Tamcach-Ha & Choo-Ha
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mayan Riviera Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Coba Ruins, Cho Ha Cenote, Tulum and Paradise Beach Day Trip with Lunch Included?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Traveler Tips


  • "The tour involves a lot of walking, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes." See review
  • "You must wear good walking shoes and bring gear for long walk in the jungle (well paved) and the beach later, but if you pack well, you will have an amazing time too." See review
  • "If you hire a tricycle in Coba, take a note of departure time (+ avoid tricycle #7)." See review

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Fantastic Historical Tour!
Monika_S
, Jul 2021
Hugo (tour guide) and Javier (driver) were both amazing! Hugo is a walking history textbook! He made sure he explained everything throughly and answered any questions we had. We stopped by a Mayan restaurant were the food was SO good! Excellent tour! Make sure to wear good walking shoes as there is a good amount of walking!
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fantastic experience!
Heather_S
, Jul 2021
Jesus was an excellent tour guide and our driver Javier did a fantastic job! Jesus knew his history like the back of his hand and was very entertaining. He answered all of our questions and also looked our for our group when a fellow traveler was having trouble with a money transaction. I would highly recommend this tour! One thing to note - we were at a hotel in Costa Mujeres. They are doing a lot of construction on the roadways and there was a great deal of traffic. We spent about 7 hours round trip just traveling to the destination. We felt it was worth it, but it was a very long day. Lunch was included but not dinner, so plan ahead and bring snacks. They did stop for us so we could purchase some. Very accomodating and fun to be with!
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Excellent Tour with a lot of history
Sarah
, Jul 2021
This tour was amazing. We were blessed with Jesus (the tour guide) and Javier (the driver). Jesus was very knowledgeable and happy to share about the rich culture of the archeology sites. It was just my son and myself and we felt so safe and protected the whole time. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone wanting to see the archeology sites. This tour was an all day event but definitely time well spent.
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Terrible
Mindy_L
, Jul 2021
Booked trip and was looking forward to it just to have it canceled for me but other people still got to go and I got charged for it instead of them waiting to charge me if they knew I was going to be booted off the trip.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
You are not telling the truth and it is something we regret. No one charged him for the tour as he did not do it with us. No one from our company got money from him. You do not even know our service to rate us. Due to the restrictions due to covid19, places in one of the archaeological sites that you had to visit were limited and you were asked to reschedule your excursion one day later and told us that you could not. You did not go on the tour and you were not charged anything. Your comment is abusive and above all it is not true.
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star-5
Best Tour Experience in Mexico!
brattynavybaby0706
, Jul 2021
Ulysses is THE BEST! The trip was absolutely flawless. Ulysses, our guide, discussed the plan for our day up front, he gave us great information at each place we visited, plus time alone to enjoy and explore. The ruins in Coba and Tulum were sensational. The cenote was my favorite part while my husband loved the Mayan buffet. It was a hot day, but every moment was worth the journey. We took other tours and this was by far our favorite adventure! Ask for Ulysses if you can!
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Memorable visit to Tulum/Coba
Alyson_N
, Jul 2021
We had Joel and Ulysses as our driver/guide. Ulysses is very knowledgeable and passionate about the Mayan culture and his passion made this tour so much more interesting and memorable. Although you can do these ruins without a tour guide, you're missing out on so much of the history and probably would not appreciate the ruins as much. He was very timely and made sure that we stayed on a flexible (but tight at the same time) schedule and I realized that he did that to make sure that we avoided the large number of people at Coba so that we can have access to the bikes. Coba was really neat and we chose to have rent bikes and that was my husband's favorite part of the tour. The Cho Ha cenote was a nice reprieve from the heat and we didn't spend too much time at the beach due to the seaweed (it was pretty stinky at the beach). The only thing I was disappointed in with the tour was you can't climb the steps of the ruins (due to past vandalism) but overall, it was an unforgettable experience. I would highly recommend Ulysses/Joel.
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Thanks for a great day, Ulysses!
DD305
, Jul 2021
If you’re having any reservations, trust me, you won’t be disappointed! My family of four (two kids ages 10 & 13) enjoyed the tour so much! The only disappointment was the beach which we could not access due to the seaweed issue. However, that was not an issue with the tour itself as Havier or Ulysses could not control Mother Nature. Ulysses was so knowledgeable about the pyramids and the Mayan history. The included lunch was delicious! The cenote was a memorable experience that my family and I will NEVER forget. Definitely recommend this tour!
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Do it!!
Serita_B
, Jun 2021
My husband and I enjoyed this trip immensely. We started in Tulum and our guide Jesus was wonderful about explaining the ruins. Go see them for yourself! It is super hot and there are a bunch of mosquitos so plan accordingly. We went to a small beach club and hung out for about an hour. This wasn't really a necessary stop (in my opinion), but we had very tasty tamarind margartias while lounging on a beach bed here. We went to eat lunch at a restaurant outside Coba. We had a buffet lunch on the second story of the restaurant and we had a nice view of the lake. The buffet consisted of salad with many dressing options, pulled pork, ground pork, chicken, rice, black beans, sauteed vegetables, pasta salad, cooked pasta, and soupa de lima. There was also a woman making fresh tortillas near the dessert table which had bananas in chocolate, bananas in a yogurt sauce, and some sweet breads. Coba was a short 5 minute drive from the restaurant. My husband and I chose to rent bikes and ride through the jungle to see the ruins. It was so fun and I don't recommend walking this. It is too hot and too long, but perfect on the bike. You can also have someone bike for you on a little tricycle/ cart. After Coba, we swam in a cenote and it was awesome. The water feels much too cold at first, but really warms up and feels relaxing and refreshing. All four stops were wonderful and our driver Javier and guide Jesus were very good.
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Coba ruins, cenote, Tulum ruins, Tulum beach
Brianna_A
, Jun 2021
Our tour guide Jesus was great. He was very clear about our activities throughout the day. He was very knowledgeable about the history, geography, and culture of the Yucatán Peninsula. Our driver Luis was also persistent and careful.
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AWESOME tour with an amazing guide!
Suzanne_M
, Jun 2021
This excursion hits everything in one trip! Our guide, Martin, and driver, Joel, were wonderful! Martin provided a wealth of knowledge and history and was very gracious in answering our questions and going out of his way to make our experience a great one! From the magical ruins, to the mystical cenote, to the delicious lunch, everything was an awesome experience! You will definitely require sunscreen and there will be a lot of walking/climbing plus possible biking included. We loved this tour and would definitely recommend this over all others!
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