Viator Exclusive: Coba Ruins Early Access Tour With An Archaeologist From Playa Del Carmen

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Between 5am and 7:45am, depending on your hotel location
  • Departure Details :
    Departs from most Playa del Carmen hotels If your hotel is located in the center of Playa del Carmen your meeting point is the HM Hotel (Avda Constituyentes s/n entre calles 15 y 20 Norte, Centro, 77.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Beat the crush of crowds and explore Coba in peace on this early morning tour with an archaeologist guide a Viator Exclusive that can't be booked anywhere else! Stroll through the ruins of the ancient Mayan city, one of Mexicos largest settlements during the Classic period, and gain in-depth knowledge of the site from your professionally certified archaeologist guide. Earn bragging rights by climbing the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula, and then cool down with a swim inside a beautiful underground cavern. Lunch and hotel transport from Playa del carmen are included.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour

Know More about this tour

Start your Viator Exclusive tour after early morning pickup from your Playa del Carmen hotel and take a scenic 90-minute drive to Coba. Join your guide, a certified archaeologist, for an in-depth tour of the ancient Mayan city, considered one of the largest pre-Columbian settlements of the Classic period. Youll arrive at the site and take in this tranquility just in time to beat the crowds!

As you walk through the ruins of Coba, which in the Mayan language means place of choppy water, your specialist guide provides informative commentary. Learn about the archaeological studies of the site, spanning approximately 43 square miles (70 square km), and the Mayan civilization that occupied it.

Hear about how the city developed around the surrounding five lakes, the water sources that supported about 50,000 inhabitants. Gain insight into the network of roads you come across during your tour, as well as large stone monuments called stelae, and hieroglyphic texts.

Huff your way to the apex of Nohoch Mul Pyramid, the tallest Mayan pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula, and from 140 feet (42 meters) above the rainforest floor, capture stunning panoramas of the rainforest jungle.

With this Viator Exclusive, your early morning visit to Coba allows you to discover the site at an easy pace, without worrying about crowds, and then experience another beautiful site after seeing the Mayan city. Continue on to a cenote, an underground cavern with a pool of water, and enjoy an hour of downtime in the naturally illuminated cave.

Wrap up your outing with a hearty buffet meal at a nearby restaurant featuring local cuisine, pastas, salads and desserts. Your tour ends with transport back to Playa del Carmen.

Inclusions

  • Round transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance to Cobas site and to Choo Ha cenote
  • Buffet lunch
  • Bicycle on loan

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

For safety reasons, it is mandatory that you wear a life vest during the visit to the cenote (the cost is not included on the inclusions list)