Tulum and Coba Maya Village Tour. Travel with us on a stunning Riviera Maya excursion to the ancient ruins of Tulum from Cancun. The highlights of this private, full-day tour from Cancun & the Riviera Maya include visits to the impressive pre-Hispanic ruins of Tulum and Coba, swimming in one of the region’s most beautiful cenotes, a traditional Yucatecan lunch, and learning about local culture in a traditional Mayan village.
- Witness the unique ruins of Tulum – the only currently known Mayan port city.
- Learn about local crafts and culture in a traditional Mayan village.
- Climb Nohoch Mul – the state’s tallest pyramid in Coba.
- Have a refreshing swim in Cenote Tankach-Ha.
- The tour is private & customizable.
The cultural legacy of the Maya civilization was transmitted from one generation to the next one, surviving up to the present. This tour is a complete expedition to unveil the ancient Mayan culture and to share traditions with the Maya people from nowadays.
First we will visit the archaeological site of Coba and discover the amazing Nohoch Muul pyramid, the tallest in the Yucatan Peninsula, from where you will have stunning views of the jungle. Then meet a Mayan family in Laguna Chabela.
They will share with you ancient Mayan traditions. Also visit Esmeralda and Tres Reyes, authentic Mayan villages where you can learn about their natural reserve that protects local flora and fauna.
Swim in an incredible cenote, be part of an authentic blessing ceremony that a Mayan shaman will perform for you, and enjoy a meal of typical food, soft drinks and hand-made tortillas.
The Archaeological Site of Tulum
In the morning, meet your guide at your hotel in Riviera Maya and travel to Tulum by car or public transportation. Once there, you can take your time exploring the archaeological zone with your guide, taking in the unique prehispanic structures and taking in the rugged coastline and brilliant white-sand beach that await you.
The Coba Archaeological Site
After that, we’ll continue on to our next destination, Cholula. Considered to be a “Town with Magical Properties After that, travel to Cobá, where you can stroll along its ceremonial avenues, climb ancient mounds, and ascend the state’s tallest pyramid, which offers a spectacular view of the surrounding rainforest.
This ancient Mayan city, which was once great, is surrounded by lush jungle vegetation and will give you Indiana Jones vibes throughout the day. It is believed that many of the ruins are still undiscovered, and that they are mysterious piles of root and vine-covered stones “the Iglesia de Nuestra Seora de Los Remedios sanctuary, which sits atop the Great Pyramid, is the most well-known attraction in this area.
Upon our arrival, we will take a walking tour of the city’s historic center and pay a visit to the museum of a local cider manufacturer.
After that, we will visit Cenote Tankach-Ha, which is a natural sinkhole in the Yucatan Peninsula. This sinkhole, which translates as “deep water” in Mayan, can reach depths of up to 35 meters (114 feet) and is home to several jumping platforms for thrill-seeking visitors. It is possible to take a refreshing swim in this large cave cenote from two wooden platforms, which are ideal for those who are not as adventurous as you are.
Ahau chooc Aldea Maya
After visiting Tulum, Coba, and a cenote, continue your tour by visiting a local open-air museum to learn about the lives of indigenous Mayans. In the village, you will be guided by a local guide who will explain everything from food preparation, pottery making, and building to hunting, beekeeping, agriculture, Mayan medicine, and much more.
In this workshop, you will be able to make your own pottery and tortillas, which you can then eat later with some eggs and vegetables and sauce from the surrounding village.