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Full-day Cultural tour to Tulum, Coba & Maya Village

Cancun, Mexico
Full-day Cultural tour to Tulum, Coba & Maya Village

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Explore the archaeological ruins of Tulum and Coba as your guide unveils the culture of the ancient Maya civilization. Then visit the Maya village of Esmeralda where you can swim in a beautiful cenote and partake in an authentic indigenous meal. Hotel transport is provided from Riviera Maya hotels.
  • Full-day tour of Tulum and Coba archaeological sites
  • View El Castillo overlooking the Caribbean Sea at Tulum
  • Climb to the top of Nohoch Mul, the Yucatán’s tallest pyramid
  • Visit a Maya village for a cenote swim and authentic lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from the Riviera Maya
  • Small-group tour ensures personalized attention
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up from hotels in the Riviera Maya or Cancun Hotel Zone
Meeting point for all downtown Hotels in Cancun
Meeting point for all downtown Hotels in Playa del Carmen
Meeting point for all Hotels in Tulum
Please confirm your pick up time by contacting us on the number on the voucher or contacting TripAdvisor's Customer Service.

Departure Time

7:00 AM
Your day trip begins with hotel pickup in the Riviera Maya, departing in the early morning. Travel with a small group to your first destination.

On arrival at Coba, you'll have a couple of hours to explore the archaeological site with your guide. Follow on footpaths as you learn about significant structures including temples and ball courts. When you reach Nohoch Mul you can climb the 120 steps up the Yucatán Peninsula's tallest pyramid. At the top you're rewarded with sweeping views of the surrounding jungle. Alternatively, rent a bike on-site, payable direct.

Your guide also sheds light on the restored ruins of Tulum during a tour of the ancient city, which was occupied in 1,200 AD. View El Castillo (The Castle), perched on a cliff above the Caribbean Sea, and spend time at the white-sand beach.

Then learn from the cultural traditions of the present-day Maya people on a visit to a village called Esmeralda. Wander through the agricultural community and walk to the cenote for a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear freshwater of the underground cave. Learn about how ecotourism has evolved here and hear about its social and economic impact. 

Finally, sit down for an authentic Maya meal including soup, chicken, vegetables, rice, beans and hand-made corn tortillas before your tour ends with hotel drop-off. 

Note: the order of each tour is determined by that day's logistics.
Stop At:  
Zona Arqueologica de Coba
Visit temples and the legendary ballgame of this majestic archeological site. Follow the paths to arrive at the Nohoch Mul, the highest temple around, from the top of which you will enjoy breathtaking views of the amazing jungle that surrounds the site. Optional bike rental is available at the site.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tulum Archaeological Site
This archaeological site is one of the most impressive ceremonial centers of the area because it’s located seaside, which make it even more unique. Learn about the Mayan culture and history of this beautiful ancient city that was occupied in 1200. Admire this beautiful Caribbean beach with turquoise waters.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Interact with Mayan families and be part of a community project. Swim in a beautiful Cenote (underground cave with clear fresh water), participate in a Mayan ceremony and enjoy a traditional meal.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Bring comfortable shoes, fresh clothing, bathing suit, extra shirt and cash or credit card for crafts and photos
  • People under the influence of alcohol or toxic substances won’t be allowed to participate.
  • Children from 6 to 12 years old pay kids price. 13 years old children pay adult price
  • For safety reasons, at the Mayan village, using cameras and recording devices of any kind (including cell phones, or tablets) are not allowed, except for "action cam" (Go Pro) style, only if it is assembled on a chest or head mount during the excursion. This expedition operates under all weather conditions.
  • This expedition is not suitable for children under 6 years old.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour is operated by Alltournative
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Alltournative
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-day Cultural tour to Tulum, Coba & Maya Village?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full-day Cultural tour to Tulum, Coba & Maya Village.
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-day Cultural tour to Tulum, Coba & Maya Village?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Full-day Cultural tour to Tulum, Coba & Maya Village?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Full-day Cultural tour to Tulum, Coba & Maya Village.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-day Cultural tour to Tulum, Coba & Maya Village?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Full-day Cultural tour to Tulum, Coba & Maya Village.

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Great Experience
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and this was a great tour to experience the Mayan Ruins at Tulum and Coba. The visit to the Mayan Village, Mayan Ritual, and Cenote was also great. The Cenote (Chimuch) was accessible through a walk in the jungle, and it wasn't crowded like some of the other ones and was in a cave. There's a platform so you have the option to stand in certain areas as opposed to swimming in the deep sections which is great for people who can't or don't want to swim. The village lunch was delicious (the best food I had on our trip). My only criticism is that when you visit the Cenote cellphones and cameras are not allowed and there's an assigned photographer whom you can purchase photos from for about $45.00. The photos are not really professional quality and since I am a scrapbooker and I take artistic photos for a hobby, it was disappointing to not have the ability take my own scenic photos. For example, the photographers would take photos of you but the photos were poor quality and had random people in them...they lacked that professional eye. Additionally they didn't take enough scenic photos of the cave. If they are going to charge for photos they should at least have photographers that know what they are doing.
Great tour
, Jun 2021
Great tour! We learned so much about Mayan culture & their ruins in Tulum. The cenote was cold but an amazing experience. Our tour guide was Homero and he was the best. He knew so much about the city, the cenotes and each location we went to. He was also very nice. We were staying at an Airbnb so we had to drive to our pick up location. We couldn’t find parking which made us late even though we were originally 20min early. Homero waited and even gave us suggestions on where to park. Overall it was a great tour. Our group was small so it was easy for us to get to know each other. 10/10
Great guide l
, Apr 2021
Rudy was our guide, great guide! Had a fun day. Very knowledgeable. Great insight. I would definitely do this again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience
, Feb 2021
They arrived to pick us up from Tulum promptly and were very friendly. Our guide Paco was SO good about translating for us despite the fact that we were the only English speakers in the group. Space was left open for distancing on the bus, and the tour was simply incredible. The drive between destinations was smooth and he pointed out lots of cool things on the way. You can tell he has a great relationship with the locals and they have given him additional insight and information that he passes along, making it even more meaningful. This was an amazing experience.
Great your and guide
Jake M
, Aug 2019
Miguel was great, lots of knowledge and made it exciting for us! He got involved with everything we did. Hopefully I will do another trip with him and the company again In the future.
Long day but worth it
, Apr 2019
Really nice trip and tour guides. For us, besides the archeological sites, the experience of the local village, the local lunch food, cooking demonstration, and the blessing from the shaman were much more interesting than other tours that offer zip lines, ATVs, or time on the beach. That being said, the descriptions on the Viator website needs some updates. We spent 11.5 hours, not the roughly 8 hours noted in the ad. The ad also mentions harness sizes and physical requirements; probably a copy/paste error from other ads with ziplines. Only true item there is that wheelchair accessibility isn't. The ad should mention that the pictures/video for sale not only include pictures of your group, but a host of (>800) stock pictures of plants, animals, local life, and the Tulum and Coba sites, as well as local music.
Don’t pick anywhere else!!
, Nov 2018
Our tour started timely and everything was excellent and as described. If you have a choice our tour guide was Servando Benitez. He was without question the best guide I have had for any tour. He was so interesting telling us about different sites I actually saw people pause to listen. Tulum is so beautiful . If I am able to return one day I would even do this tour again because there is so much information. The authentic meal was amazing. Be prepared to do a lot of walking but it is not to bad. I recommend taking the bike taxi at Coba. Dios botik for the wonderful experience and sharing with us.
Riviera Maya review
, Jul 2018
Our guide was great! It was very informative and a great way to see Mexico's history and people. The cenotes were beautiful and not crowded. The lunch was authentic Mexican cooking!
Our guide Alex was excellent...
Michael M
, Jul 2017
Our guide Alex was excellent! Knowledgeable and informative. Coba was great , but Tulum was underwhelming and overrated in comparison. A good tour with a lot of driving - the van was very comfortable though!
Alex was a wonderful tour guide. He...
Christa W
, May 2017
Alex was a wonderful tour guide. He was friendly, prompt, and knowledgeable. I highly recommed this tour. We started ealy with the quided portion of Tulum, great idea it was HOT. From here we went to Coba and were free to explore on our own. You can climb the pyramid at Coba, ride a bike over the trails, walk the entire way, or take a bike taxi. Great way to see these ruins and gave my self and the group I went with a chance to take a short shopping and guac and beer break. Next we headed to one of the best meals I experinced on the trip made fresh in clay pots by very friendly Mayan women. Last we visted the Mayan village and got to experience a taste of traditional life. This included being blessed by a shaman before taking a very refreshing dip in a cenote. ABSOLUTELY worth every penny. If you like learning about the past and experencing a small taste of it for yourself this is the tour for you.

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