Start the tour with an early morning pickup from your Playa del Carmen hotel. Enjoy a light breakfast on the scenic drive to Chichen Itza.
On arrival, your guide provides necessary context about the often unmarked ruins. Learn more about the purposes of each ancient stone structure than you could on a self-guided tour.
Break up the day with a refreshing swim in a cenote—a cavernous sinkhole in limestone rock, full of freshwater and unique to the Yucatan.
After lunch, continue on to the ruins of Coba, a Mayan city that once covered 31 square miles (80 square kilometers.) Your guide ensures you see points of interest that most visitors miss. Climb Nohoch Mul pyramid for panoramic views of the jungle, and then relax in the air-conditioned minivan on the return trip to your hotel.