Coba, Tulum, Hilarios Cave And Playa Paraiso From Playa Del Carmen

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    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 yo.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • 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

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Zona Arqueologica de Coba, Coba, Yucatan Peninsula

Cob, considered one of the most important cities in Mesoamerican history. During its peak between 500 and 900 A.D., Cob 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 Cob and also connect it to other Mayan cities. The longest one runs 62 miles (100 kilometers) and reaches the city of Yaxuna.
Cobas 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 youve taken lunch, well 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, well drive you to Tulum, an ancient Mayan city on a cliff overlooking the ocean. As your guide walks you through this 10th century city, youll admire its archaeological wonders such as Temple of Frescoes, the Temple of the God of Wind, and El Castillo.
Tulums 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 Paraso, Tulums white sand beach, where the Mayan Riviera stretches 75 miles (120 kilometers) to the north and the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve protects the areas prolific aquatic life to the south.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional guide

Lunch

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

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

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 its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 05-Feb-2020

    We really enjoyed this day out. Each part had something special to remember, our driver (Anthony) and tour guide (Obet) were excellent and made the day relaxing and enjoyable. Even though the tour ended with a visit to a beach and we'd already had several days relaxing on Playacar beach, we just took the time to unwind at the beach bar, have a cocktail and enjoy the views of a different area. It was really reasonably priced too in comparison to other tours on offer at our hotel and around Playa del Carmen. We thoroughly recommend this tour.

  • 27-Dec-2019

    I tried leaving a review after the tour but couldn't with my phone. I am glad. I would have rated it 5 stars either way, but after taking another tour in the region, I have another level of appreciation. George was our tour operator. His English was great and he was very informative. He was very passionate about the Myan's and their culture. This tour fits in so many things and is such a great value. It is also small and very personal. We had 10 people in our group and they did a great job of making us all feel welcomed. George spoke Spanish and English and even greeted a German couple in their native language. I can not recommend it enough!!!! If you are in Playa and have any interest in either of these ruins, do this!!!

  • 28-Oct-2019

    Terrific guide (Obet) and driver (Andreas). Not rushed with time to tour the sites. Obet wss knowledgeable about sites and Mayan culture. Pickup at hotel on time. Nice sized group. Lunch was great with good choice of mexican foods.

  • 07-Oct-2019

    Guide was very good and the visit and swim in conote was fantastic would recommend anyone to do this tour

  • 16-Sep-2019

    Small tour only six, plus Jorge the guide who did a brilliant job, explained everything in coba and tulum plus more. Made it a brilliant day out.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We had such an amazing time! This was such a good tour. We got a taste of Mayan history, beaches, and the Cenote was so cool! I would recommend this as a fun day trip for everyone staying in Cancun or Playa del Carmen.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Well, after seeing UXMAL, KABAH, Ek-BALM, and CHICHEN ITZA from Merida, we felt the tour is over priced with lesser ameneties and features. Tulam and Cobe is underwelming in comparison to any of the above attractions.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This tour picked us up from our Hotel and took us to meet our tour guide at a gas station. This was a little weird but we found that all travel in Mexico for excursions is different than what you would expect in the United States. Once we met our tour guide we transferred to another van and continued picking up the rest of the people in the tour group. You are given some cookies, a banana and water for breakfast but I still recommend eating before leaving if you can. Our first stop was Tulum which was an awesome place to visit. Our guide spoke in both English and Spanish and bounced between the two very fluently. He gave us about a 30 minute tour and then gave us about an hour to explore on our own which was fun. The beach was closed due to the very bad seaweed so we skipped that part of the tour. After Tulum we went to the cenote to swim. We had a private cenote for just our tour group in the middle of the jungle which was awesome and we had a lot of fun with the rope swing. Since we didn't do the beach they gave us extra time for swimming here. The buffet lunch was ok with some tacos, spaghetti, and other buffet foods. Our last stop was Coba. At the Coba site, there is some ruins close to the entrance but the climbing site is about a mile and a half hike. They do have bikes you can rent or you can have someone give you a ride for an extra cost. Climbing the Coba site was awesome, and if you are in good shape I highly recommend giving the climb a shot. There is a lot of driving time due to the location of the sights which is just a necessary evil. Overall it was a fun experience.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We enjoyed our tour of Coba and Tullum. The driver was punctual and the minibus was comfortable, although the aircon wasn't entirely effective so don't over-dress. The guide gave us a basic overview of the history of these Mayan sites without overwhelming us with too much information. The sites are large and you could easily spend half a day at each, if not more. We had half a day for both plus travelling in between so the guide did well to condense the information to fit the relatively short time we had. He responded to questions well and was clearly knowledgable, although he had a disagreement with a Chilean couple who thought he was spending more time talking in English than Spanish so that put a bit of a downer on the day. As a group we chose to skip the trip to the beach as at this time of year it is covered in seaweed (which the guide explained is a recent phenomenon due to global warming). At Coba we were given the option of walking around the site (which the guide said would take too long), hiring bikes (50 Mex$ each) or hiring a tricycle (125Mex$ for 2 people + tip for the man powering it). The group has to travel together so if the majority choose to pay for transport any that don't want to will just have to go with it, so be prepared for the extra cost. The tricycle was good fun, efficient and meant we could save our energy for the temple climb. Breakfast was very light (as advertised) plenty of cold water is provided and lunch was good. In the afternoon we we given a choice of going into a cave or to a cenote, we chose cenote and were taken to one called Gloria. If I'm perfectly honest the cenote was a bit disappointing. We had a lovely cool swim and there were fish in the water but it was fairly small and not as glorious as I'd imagined. All in all we had a good day out, however by the end of it we were left feeling that the trip was overpriced based on local prices. We paid £72 each plus extra for the tricycle and tips for the driver and guide. The entrance fees were less than £10 in total, it didn't sound like the driver and guide were being paid very much, and I can't imagine that transport and administration account for the remainder so somebody else is getting the lions share of the profit. If you don't want to do too much planning yourself and are happy to accept that you might not be getting value for money by Mexican standards I'd say go for it anyway

  • 19-Dec-2018

    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

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