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Coba Mayan Traditions
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US$138.99*
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Maya Adventure from Playa del Carmen: Coba Ruins, Traditional Village and...
Ranked #6 of 385 Tours in Playa del Carmen
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Owner description: COBA MAYAN TRADITIONS is one of the greatest Familiar and Cultural tour in the Riviera Maya! Offers you one of the most authentic insights of the Mayan culture, ancient and actual world in Coba archeological site, a real Mayan Village and a fabulous Cenote. In this tour you will visit the tallest Mayan Pyramid (Nohoch Mul) in the zone. The only one still available to climb nowadays! The view on the top is mesmerizing!! Coba ancient city hosts two courts of the famous and mysterious “Ball game”. After our ancestral Mayan journey, we will transfer to the Mayan contemporary Village. Where our visitors enjoy and have a connection with this unique place inside the rain forest with a local lunch in an ecological restaurant, a Mayan Purification with a Chaman, a visit to the Mayan descendants, a demonstration of the extraction of the “Mayan Gum”. The final activity, we will invite you in to immerse in a wonderful Cenote discovering one of the attractions that you can only find in the Mayan Riviera. Our archeological guides will be your host of the area and country they are very knowledgeable of all the information and service that you can imagine about Mexico. In COBA MAYAN TRADITIONS you will spend the day exploring and embracing the amazing Mayan World!
Reviewed 20 August 2014

This tour takes you on a guided tour through COBA on bikes. You can pay 4 dollars a person to be rode around if you would rather not ride yourself. I wouldn't recammend walking it though. Its about a 10 minute bike ride moving at a pretty good pace so you can immagine how long the walk might be. I found the story of the ball court very interesting. I was concerned about climbing on the ruins at the end. Well, not so much the climbing but the return trip down. It was worth it. This is the only Mayan ruin you can still climb on to explore. If you can physically challenge yourself you will be glad you made it to the top.

Thank hutchens74
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

We visited Coba while staying in Puerto Morelos. It was quite a drive. We rented bikes and were glad that we did. There is a lot of walking between the sites. Bike rental was cheap, $4 per person. Most of the sites and paths in between are shaded, which is very helpful in the heat . They also had pedi cabs available.
The one drawback we found was that the sites are not marked well. You have to pay a guide $45 for a 45 minute tour on top of paying an entrance fee and a fee to use your video camera, which by the way, no one ever asked about the camera permit the whole time we were there. I'm sure it would be better with a guide as they would explain each site. However, I felt that if the sites were marked better, it would have been a more enjoyable experience.
There are several small villages in between Tulum and Coba that have wonderful food and shopping. Plan some extra time to stop in the villages to eat and shop, the prices are fantastic, much cheaper, the things we bought were much more authentic than anywhere else we shopped in the Riviera Maya.

Thank Nashoba0716
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

We took our kids here 8 and 10 and had such a great time. Make sure you rent the bikes (40 pesos) and ride to each site. Walking will be way to long and hot. We stopped along the way on our bikes to different Mayan ruins and then went to the big temple and climbed it with our kids. It was so much fun and they sell cold drinks at the base. It was an experience not to be missed. We were not disappointed in any way shape or form.

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Reviewed 18 August 2014

The guide was very informative. We were looked after well, but we could have done with a few more bottles of water.

Thank Caroline C
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Felt much more authentic than Tulum. Incredible to have the shade too! Must rent the bikes and bike to the main temple. Hard to find guides and they went rather slow. Do some studying on your own beforehand and just take your time walking and enjoying the amazing history.

Thank Carina B
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