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Maya Adventure from Cancun: Coba Ruins, Traditional Village and Cenote Swim

Maya Adventure from Cancun: Coba Ruins, Traditional Village and Cenote Swim
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Rise early and board your air-conditioned transport from your Cancun or Riviera Maya hotel. Spend your morning at a Maya village, either Pac Chen or Chimuch. Both villages offer you the opportunity to see how Mayas live today and visit sites sacred to Maya culture. Part of your tour proceeds are used in the sustainable development of local Maya communities. In Chimuch, meaning ‘mouth of the frog’ in the Mayan language, you’ll find a traditional small village. In contrast, Pac Chen offers a mix of palm-thatched and cinder-block homes. After you meet some of the people from the village, your guide whisks you away for a series of outdoor activities in the nearby jungle. Cenotes, or sinkholes, dot the Yucatán Peninsula, many of which provide great swimming pools, thanks to an underground water system. Hear from your guide about some of these that hold historical and religious significance, like Cenote de la Vida at the edge of Chimuch. Rappel your way down to a cenote and then enjoy a refreshing swimming break in turquoise waters. Sail through the rain forest on two ziplines, and settle in for an easygoing canoe ride on a lagoon populated with birds. Afterward, head back to the village and participate in a blessing ceremony performed by a Maya shaman, and learn about the native plant life. For lunch, dig into a feast of Maya cuisine: chicken prepared with Maya ingredients, vegetable soup, rice, beans, potatoes, pasta, empanadas and handmade tortillas. Refueled, hop aboard your transport and head to the ruins of Coba, an archaeological site spanning approximately 43 square miles (70 square km). Learn about this ancient Maya civilization dating back to some time between 500 and 900 AD. During your two hours here, discover a network of roads, large stone monuments called stelae, as well as hieroglyphic texts. Last but not least, climb the steps of Nohoch Mul Pyramid, the second-tallest Maya pyramid on the Yucatán Peninsula. Standing 140 feet (42 meters) above the rain forest floor, take in breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding jungle. Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required. Depending on the day’s schedule, the trip to Coba may precede the visit to the Maya village.
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Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Buffet lunch • Beverages • Use of all necessary equipment • Use of towels and showers • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
Gratuities • Alcoholic beverages
Duration
10h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Most Cancun Hotels,if not, offer a close meeting point
Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico Pick-up at most hotels or a close meeting pont
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Professional guide • Buffet lunch • Beverages • Use of all necessary equipment • Use of towels and showers • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
Gratuities • Alcoholic beverages
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Most Cancun Hotels,if not, offer a close meeting point
Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico Pick-up at most hotels or a close meeting pont
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Minimum age is 6 years
It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a swimsuit and sunscreen
Not wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
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Linda W
Firestone, CO34 contributions
Amazing adventure! Do this!
First things first, don't wear sunscreen as it isn't allowed in the cenote. Bring it with you to apply after the cenote swim. Wear your comfortable swim suit. Don't bring a towel, they have towels. Wear comfortable shoes sturdy enough for light to moderate hiking.

We started with a hotel pick-up time of 6:30 am from Dreams Playa Mujeres in a 12 passenger van. Luis was both our driver and tour guide and was outstanding. We were a small group of 10 who stayed together the whole tour. There was a stop at another hotel, so we drove around 2.5 - 3 hrs each way. Don't let that hinder you from the fun! I did take dramamine and was glad for that as the last 1/2 hour of the drive was twisty and hilly.

Upon arrival, we were able to put extra items in lockers on-site and visited the restrooms. We were in swimsuits for the hike. The hike was fun, but rocky. Wear sturdy sneakers because I didn't and felt ALL the rocks. We crossed a suspension bridge on our way to the cenote. Sneakers and t-shirts or hats were left at the repelling for the cenote area on shelves. We rappelled down to the cenote and landed in a large inner tube waiting in the water, which was amazing. We spent some time in the cenote and Luis told us all about this cenote, the depth, fish, etc... There was a rope ladder to out again or you could get elevated out on the same rope you went down on by the workers.

Next, we did a short zipline..wheeee! Hiked a little more and did a longer zipline. So cool with beautiful jungle scenery. We hiked a little more to canoes and crossed a small lake area in our canoes. Authentic Mayan lunch was waiting for us. It was so good and there are some vegetarian choices. After a fairly long lunch time, we could buy extra drinks, snacks or souvenirs on site. Also, you can't take your own camera in unless it's a go pro, so if you want to, you can purchase the pictures they took for 60 or 70 dollars depending on if you want them on a disk or thumb drive. We bought them and I thought they were very good. After all, when will I ever get photographed repelling or ziplining again?

After lunch, we hopped into the van to head to the temple climb at Coba. Again we had a knowledgeable tour guide at Coba, I can't remember her name, but Luis joked it was his fiance. She gave us details on the Mayan culture. We then were able to hike, take a bike or hire a rickshaw (Luis called it tricycle) driver to take us to the main temple. We went the rickshaw route as it was hot and we weren't sure how the hiking would go after a temple climb. It's steep and the steps can be slippery and we aren't young. Lol! Hubby made it up to the top and I took pictures.

After returning to the meeting spot for the bus drive back, there are bathrooms, souvenirs and drinks and food to purchase, and enough time to even sit down and eat some chips and guac from restaurant there.

I had my doubts about a 9 year old on our tour, but she was adventurous and was a curious learner. So it was right for her. If your kid hates hiking and adventures, this might be a poor fit.

A great time was had by all! Thanks Luis and all the staff who showed great hospitality!
Written March 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Global47427625848
Thank you so much for your complete review, this will provide the best idea of this experience for travelers who want to enjoy the adventure and Mayan culture.
Written March 21, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Adventurous
16 contributions
Fun packed adventure
Apr 2019 • Couples
I decided on this tour because of all the activities promised for the day. Not to mention the good reviews. I was worried I'd be disappointed because they cancelled & changed days on us. They redeemed themselves though & promised us we'd get some pictures. I'm so glad we went because every single activity was fun & worth it. Our guide Israel was knowledgeable & funny. Everything I asked he answered & nothing felt rushed. Our group was a small 10-12 people. We got to experience everything that was promised. Our group was the first to arrive & I loved that! We did a walk through the jungle to get to the cenote. The cenote was wonderful & relaxing. We did two zip lines, then rode a canoe to get our lunch which was completely authentic & delicious. Once we were done in the mayan community we went on our way to Coba, and what a marvelous place. Not an easy task climbing up the amazing pyramid but so worth it. If I'd change anything, it would only be to have more time available to shop, but by the end of the day you do so much that you end up beyond satisfied.
Written May 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Candace74
Santa Cruz, California16 contributions
Best part of our trip to Cancun!
Oct 2018
Our tour guide was MARIO!! He was so great! So enthusiastic and fun. He really made the whole experience worthwhile. We went to a Mayan village where we were given a blessing by a shaman. Then we repelled down into a cenote. Once in a lifetime experience! Looks intimidating, but you can do it! Then we went down two different ziplines, and canoed, before being fed a delicious meal prepared by the people who lived in the village.
We then drove to the ruins at COBA. Mario walked us around and told us about the ruins. Then we had free time to rent bikes and ride them to the tallest structure that you can still climb (this year is the last year). By the time we got down, it was time to head back. Oh, and we saw a wild spider monkey! Check that one off the bucket list.
Trust me, if you're in reasonably good health and can see yourself repelling down a 60 foot drop, this is the tour for you! Had so much fun!
Only downside - we could only retrieve a few pictures off of the $60 CD we bought at the village (not sure what happened). But, the few that we got are still worth the price.
Written October 7, 2018
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Barry H
United Kingdom28 contributions
Interesting Resort
Aug 2018
We enjoyed the resort but it was very large and not what we have been used to in the past. It was a gated community which was hard to get out of. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there. We did not like that we were not able to go to town easily without catching a shuttle. Not a resort for us.
Written September 18, 2018
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kyliepopps1
Brooklyn, NY12 contributions
SUCH an amazing day
Jul 2018
This is a perfect choice for those who love to explore and learn while traveling, rather than simply lay at the pool. The area is absolutely stunning, the activities are very enjoyable, and most importantly the guides really focus on helping their group learn about the historical significance and culture of the community. Our guide Alejandro is super knowledgable, outgoing, and did so well with people of all ages and backgrounds. Our driver (also named Alex) was fantastic, and Christina who was our archeological guide for the Coba Ruins was excellent at diving into the historical elements.

Absolutely would recommend, thank you guys!!
Written July 10, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jenfield74
Tucson, AZ2 contributions
Awesome tour for the entire family
Apr 2018
Gustavo (our guide) picked us up at our hotel (right on time) and drove us 1 hour and forty-five minutes to the Coba area where he lead us on a hike to two zip lines, a rope suspension bridge, a short canoe ride, and walked us though repelling into a cenote and climbing up a rope ladder...all before lunch. Gustavo speaks five languages to include Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, and a little Mayan. After our Mayan lunch Gustavo lead us through the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Coba and up to the top of the Mayan pyramid. He stopped all along the hikes to describe a variety of unique items that we would have missed without a guide.

I highly recommend taking this tour and would suggest asking for Gustavo if he is available.

Bring comfortable walking or running shoes as there is a lot of walking over rocks and through the jungle. There are photographers all over the tour so unless you're a professional (or at least think you are) leave the camera at home and just enjoy the tour!
Written April 30, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bradley A
5 contributions
A Perfect Mix of Adventure and Culture
I highly recommend this tour if you want to experience nature and learn about the Mayan culture. Our tour guide, Perfecto, made us feel so welcomed and comfortable. Cobá was amazing and being able to climb to the top was great as the views were astounding. Then our trip to Pac Chen engulfed us in Mayan culture and fun adventures like zip lining and cenote swimming. All of the guides and helpers involved were incredibly friendly and ready to assist. I’ll always remember this tour!
Written April 2, 2018
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Miguel I
3 contributions
Great day
Had a wonderful time ATVing, swimming in the cenotes, and having a guided tour through Talum.

Special thanks to Jimmy, Fabrio, and Roger for making it such a great day!
Written March 30, 2018
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Lori W
Calgary, AB16 contributions
Excellent day tour
Mar 2018 • Friends
We had a wonderful day exploring Coba and participating in several adventures. We were very impressed that the company supports a local village by having tourists canoe, zipline, rapell, swim and enjoy a meal in the area. Marcus is a very knowledgeable guide and made the day a wonderful experience.
Written March 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ste P
1 contribution
Great Experience
We loved this trip, although it was raining all day! Our guide, Rebecca, did a great job and the maya village with its adventures was a blast!
Written March 9, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amazing experience
Amazing crew and very involved. I loved this!!! Will book again for sure. Food was great and the drinks were delici
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Fun
Moe our tour guide was amazing. We have a good time in the cenote and learned alot at Tulum. I would recommend to o
211lyles
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Well worth it!
Although the weather was less than ideal our guides made the day well worth it! They were knowledgeable and kept al
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Great tour, great food
It was a little chaotic in the beginning because of the meeting spots, but we figured it out. Make sure to book whe
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Awesome adventurous experience - delicious Mayan lunch - Pastor and Miguel were very entertaining and knowledgeable !!
What a great adventure. Worth every Penny!! Tulum and Coba Ruins were breathtaking and fascinating. We were wishing
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Best tour yet!!!
Homer was truly a highlight. He was fantastic! The only thing better was the breathtaking Cenote. It is an absolute
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Great!
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Best tour ever!
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Well worth it.
It was a great experience, one that we'll never forget. Our tour guide and photographer were excellent. They were v
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Very fun!
We had a really great time on this tour! We went to Tulum, Coba, a cenote and Playa del Carmen. It is definitely a
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From Tennessee
Mario is the best. Very knowledgeable about Chichén Itzá Yucatán.Took to a great place eat lunch. We found he doi
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Great guides , very knowledgeable and Cenote Pool swim amazing
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STAY AWAY FROM THIS TOUR
This tour was horrible. They throw you on a smelly charter bus with 50 people and then drive for 4 hours to a resta
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Do it!
Amazing experience! Tomas was an amazing tour guide. He new lots about mayan and local culture, as well as spoke n
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Disappointed
I don't usually write reviews but I decided to do this because it was a bad tour all around. Per the guide, the mai
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