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Coba Mayan Traditions
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Maya Adventure from Playa del Carmen: Coba Ruins, Traditional Village and...
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Owner description: COBA MAYAN TRADITIONS is one of the greatest Familiar and Cultural tour in the Riviera Maya! Offers you one of the most authentic insights of the Mayan culture, ancient and actual world in Coba archeological site, a real Mayan Village and a fabulous Cenote. In this tour you will visit the tallest Mayan Pyramid (Nohoch Mul) in the zone. The only one still available to climb nowadays! The view on the top is mesmerizing!! Coba ancient city hosts two courts of the famous and mysterious “Ball game”. After our ancestral Mayan journey, we will transfer to the Mayan contemporary Village. Where our visitors enjoy and have a connection with this unique place inside the rain forest with a local lunch in an ecological restaurant, a Mayan Purification with a Chaman, a visit to the Mayan descendants, a demonstration of the extraction of the “Mayan Gum”. The final activity, we will invite you in to immerse in a wonderful Cenote discovering one of the attractions that you can only find in the Mayan Riviera. Our archeological guides will be your host of the area and country they are very knowledgeable of all the information and service that you can imagine about Mexico. In COBA MAYAN TRADITIONS you will spend the day exploring and embracing the amazing Mayan World!
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“Going, Going - you missed it!!”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

If you haven't already climbed this ruins, you best hurry. It will be closed to the public climbing it in three weeks according to our tour guide. We chose this over Chichen Itza due to the fact that we could climb it, and apparently due to danger to tourists, is will soon be closed to this. It was pretty amazing, and being twice as tall a Chichen Itza, it felt pretty good to do it. I've read reviews about people doubting the sincerity of the Mayan Village after this tour, but our guide said the dad of the family visited works for the tour company at the cenote included in the tour, which is why tourists are allowed to visit his home in the village. They make no bones about the fact that they have solar energy, or television - but they do have a little simpler life than most. Get real if you think an entire world isn't going to fall into the materialism that we've all been attracted to. Also, seeing the Coba ruins, and learning the history from our amazing guide, Rudolfo, was a great experience. It was especially great since we had just seen one of the ball games played out at Excaret the day prior. A wonderful experience, but given that you won't be able to climb these ruins shortly, I would likely visit Chichen Itza in the future.

Visited November 2013
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“Educational and eye opening”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

Our tour guide was awesome-which always makes a difference. Until this tour-( I am embarrassed to say) we were not aware that there was still an active Mayan population in the area. We visited the ruins and had lunch with a local family on our way back to our hotel.

Visited November 2013
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“big pile of bricks.......”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

excellent day out, really good tour guide. climbed all 165 steps to the top. immense view of the jugnle above the trees.

Visited November 2013
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Limerick, PA
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“Nice climb”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

The day we visited Coba it was raining so we rode bikes in the rain and climbed to the top of Nohoch mul which was very nice. We heard you should just walk around and explore Coba but the weather was not cooperative.

Visited November 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Not as grand”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Coba itself is architecturally amazing, but not as grand as Chichen Itza or Tulum. Somewhat of a let down after visiting these two ruins. Personally could have done without this particular location.

Visited October 2013
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