This was a great cultural experience especially when combined with a visit to a mayan family home and a small mayan town. We saw how the family raises their food, cook and live in a remote area. Riaz, our tour guide with Alternative Ecoarcheological Adventures, was knowledgeable and informative. We learned not only about Mayans of the past but also of their present day concerns. I would recommend The Original Coba Mayan Encounter to anyone who wants to go beyond the tourist experience.