Mayan Ruins – Tulum & Cobá, Cenote & Playa Del Carmen

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Mayan Ruins – Tulum & Cobá, Cenote & Playa Del Carmen

This tour offers a unique experience to visit TWO archaeological sites full of traditions, in addition to a beautiful cenote and the beach city of Playa Del Carmen. Great option for non-beach days operates rain or shine.

The tour has departure from Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa Del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum. (Mayan Riviera)

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Mayan Ruins – Tulum & Cobá, Cenote & Playa Del Carmen

  • Available Everyday
  • – Pick up at 7:30 to 8am
  • – lasts 11 to 12 hours
  • $79 TOTAL/Per Person
  • – ($39 Deposit)
  • Round trip transportation – pick up Cancun, Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen
  • Access tickets to Ruins and Cenote
  • Guide
  • Lunch at the cenote
  • Water on board
  • Pick up from Hotels around 7am (varies depending on location) Will have pick up time confirmation after booking.
  • Arriving Tulum 10:00 – guided tour followed with an hour of free time.
  • Arriving Cobá 13:00 – Traditional buffet lunch and guided tour of the Mayan archaeological site with the opportunity to climb the tallest Mayan infrastructure of the Yucatán peninsula called Nohoch Muul.
  • Third stop: The cenote, it is a beautiful cenote where we can enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful place.
  • Fourth stop: Playa Del Carmen for a period of 45 min to an hour.  You have free time to to some shopping at the stores of the famous 5th Avenue.
  • Please rinse off before entering cenotes to protect the natural environment from the chemicals on your body.
  • We ask that you try to be environmentally conscious as best as you can.  (Suggestions)
    • Bring refillable container
    • Please me sure to put trash in garbage bin, when available place recyclable items in proper places.
    • Refuse straws and plastic bags

You will be in the sun a lot especially in the Tulum Ruins so these are some items we suggest to bring.

  • Towel
  • Sun Glasses
  • Hat
  • Snacks
  • Cash for tips and additional purchases
  • Biodegradable sunblock
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes
  • Extra cost: You will have the option to rent a “Mayan Limousine”.  This is where a local bike guide will take 2 people at a time on a bike to ride you to the ruin that you can climb.  I recommend it because A) Its super fun and B) It is about 2km to walk.
    • You can also rent bikes to ride on your own that is another option.
  • Tips are not included.

4 reviews for Mayan Ruins – Tulum & Cobá, Cenote & Playa Del Carmen

  1. Jesper Svensson

    Great stuff

  2. Melanie

    Trish arranged a special trip for my husband and me including transportation by private driver from our hotel in Puerto Morelos to Tulum with stops along the way in Akumal to snorkel with sea turtles and at the Tulum ruins. She gave us good advice for a more enjoyable trip and to help us be better visitors. Could not have done all this without her help! Will definitely call on her again the next time we are in Mexico! Once she sets up her swimming with turtles tour I will highly recommend it! When we asked her if she could arrange these things for us on short notice, her answer was “this is Mexico, anything is possible if you know the right people!” And Trish does! Thanks Trish for helping us have a great trip! Hasta la vista!

  3. Susan Nelson

    My husband and I booked this tour with another couple to visit the ruins in 10/19. Trish was wonderful in answering all our questions and keeping us posted the morning of the tour. The tour was intimate and our guides knowledgeable and friendly. Transportation was arranged to and from our resort with the first stop being in Tulum and ending in Playa Del Carmen. Our favorite stop was Coba and we followed Trish’s advice and got the ‘Mayan Limousine’. That is a must! We can’t wait to come and visit again!

  4. Sandy E

    My review is based on the ‘MAYAN RUINS – TULUM & COBÁ, CENOTE & PLAYA DEL CARMEN’ excursion.
    We were hesitant to booked due to all of the recent storm activity in the Yucatan peninsula so we waited until just 3 days before our excursion to actually book. Trish was very helpful in answering all our questions prior to booking and made us feel at ease.
    We received an email stating what time we should be ready in our resort’s lobby and the shuttle was right on time. We were the second to last pick-up so my husband and I did not get to sit next to each other for the ride. This does not pose an issue for us but for others, it may, so I thought it important to mention.
    Our first stop was Coba. There are a few ways to get to the ruins. You can walk (about 1.25 miles), rent a bicycle for a few dollars and bike at your own pace, or rent a “Mayan Limousine”. We opted to take the Mayan Limousine – each can seat 2 people. A very happy guy named Ernesto, was our driver. As he peddled us to our destination, he told us about each site we passed then let us know he would stop on the way back so we could get out to take photos. He was also kind enough to take some pictures of us so we’d have some together. (Don’t forget to tip your driver! It’s not required but it is extremely appreciated.) We were very glad we didn’t walk to the ruins as we really would have had to hoof it to get back on time. A few folks did walk and got back about 15 minutes later than they were supposed to. Our only semi-disappointment at Coba was that due to Covid, you can not climb the pyramid at this time.
    Next, we visited Tulum. What was meant to be a quick stop for a photo op in front of an artwork, turned out to have somewhat of a delay due to traffic that could only travel one-way. After we were dropped off at the photo op spot, our driver got stuck in traffic and was late coming back to us. We stood and waited. Some people went to the ice cream restaurant that was very close. Thankfully, it was not raining and we were in a shady area.
    After our driver found us, the guide loaded us back onto the shuttle and we headed for the Tulum ruins. Currently, masks are required to be worn inside the park. Our guide explained where to meet him and we were given an hour to explore on our own after he told us a short history of Tulum. Once you leave the grounds, you cannot re-enter without a ticket so be sure you understand where the guide instructs you to meet back up. We went into some of the shops and walked around for a bit then re-united with our tour group.
    Next, we headed to the cenote which is where a traditional buffet lunch is served. Note: drinks are not provided and you are not permitted to bring in a drink from outside. Lunch was delicious – beware of the “guacamole” though – it wasn’t guac but a very spicy green sauce! The Sante Fe Cenote was not crowded which was nice and seemed minimally touristy. Since it was getting toward the late afternoon, we opted not to swim as the weather had started cooling off quite a bit. Others from our group hopped right into the water and dried off when they were asked – well, most of them did. Some were late getting back to the shuttle van causing another 15 minute delay.
    By the time we got to our shopping destination at Playa Del Carmen, it was dark outside. Due to several delays earlier in the day, we were given 45 minutes to walk around the mall and visit the shops on 5th Avenue. The shop keeps were not overly pushy in Playa Del Carmen but you will be greeted with, “Come have a look!” and “Me next!” Smile and say “No, thank you.” if it’s not your cup or tea. We would have enjoyed more shopping time but after a long day we were ready to get back to the resort.
    A few items to mention:
    – Be aware that the guide will speak in whichever language is the majority. Speak up if you do not speak Spanish so the guide can be sure to communicate with you in English. In our group, we were the only non Spanish speakers.
    – Go with an open mind and remember, if something is not to your liking, not to act entitled or rude. Kind, constructive comments are much more useful.
    – This is a fabulous price for an all-day tour!

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