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From Cancun: Archaeological Day Trip to Tulum and Cobá

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From Cancun: Archaeological Day Trip to Tulum and Cobá

Activity provider: Cancun Vacation Experts

From US$ 120 per person

Journey to the Mayan cities of Tulum and Cobá on a day trip to the south of the Riviera Maya from Cancun. Swim in one of the open water sinkholes that were sacred to the Mayans, and enjoy some free time to wander the archaeological sites on your own.

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Duration 12 hours
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Spanish, English


  • Swim in one of the sacred sinkholes of the Mayan civilization
  • Enjoy a refreshing lunch of food typical to the Yucatán Peninsula
  • Climb the highest pyramid temple of the region
  • Immerse yourself in the culture of the Mayans
Full description
Depart Cancun and travel to the archaeological site of Tulum in the south of the Riviera Maya, and investigate a former port city of the Mayan civilization perched on the cliffs of the Caribbean Sea. Upon arrival, take a 45-minute guided tour of the site before some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Next, climb aboard the coach at midday to travel to one of the sacred cenotes (open water sinkholes) of the Mayans. Experience the unique sensation of swimming close to a Mayan community. Then, break for a lunch of foods typical to the Yucatán Peninsula. Indulge your taste buds with dishes of pork, chicken, beef, quesadillas and salads. Get a complimentary bottled drink (water, soft drink or beer) with your meal. Continue to Cobá to discover the tallest building of the Mayan civilization at one of their most important cities. Located approximately 45 kilometers inland from the Caribbean Sea, Cobá is one of the oldest Mayan sites yet found. Walk to the main pyramid building, admiring the lush scenery of trees and trails along the way. Rent a bicycle or take a 3-wheeled tricycle-taxi to explore with ease. Then, drive back to Cancun for your drop off at the end of the tour services.
  • Transportation by first class air-conditioned vehicle
  • Certified guide
  • Regional buffet lunch with 1 bottled soft drink
  • Visit to the archaeological zones of Cobá and Tulum, along with a cenote (open sinkhole) close to a Mayan community
  • Tips to the guide and driver (optional)
  • Food and beverages, other than stated
  • Bicycles and tricycle-taxis at the archaeological site of Cobá
  • Federal tax in Cob of $6.00 USD
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Meeting point

Pick-up available from all major hotels in the Cancun Hotel Zone and the main hotels in downtown Cancun.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • You can rent a bicycle or tricycle-taxi in Cobá
  • Please note that the local authorities charge $5 tax for the use of video cameras. No professional video filming is allowed without prior permission
  • The pick-up and drop off schedules may vary depending on the location of your hotel in Cancun. A local representative will contact you with your exact pick-up time
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Awesome day seeing the ancient ruins with a tour guide who understood we didn't need to hear very intricate details about the history, but wanted a general overview. The cenote we visited was stunning and the climb up coba was terrifying and beautiful at the same time. Don't expect much from the buffet though and prepare for a big day... Its worth it though, highly recommend!

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February 9, 2017

Long but great excursion!

Comfort of the bus leaves a lot to be desired. And excursion in 2 languages so the explanations are sometimes too long. Otherwise very good overall.

March 11, 2018

Product ID: 69920