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Coba Mayan Traditions
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Maya Adventure from Playa del Carmen: Coba Ruins, Traditional Village and...
Ranked #10 of 372 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!
Chihuahua, Mexico
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

very nice place, I had a nice walk, it was so hot, but I enjoyed it any way, you learn a lot with this tour

Visited August 2014
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“Loved it”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

We had an amazing guide that made the adventure great. It was very educational while at the same time fun and interesting

Visited August 2014
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“Great exoerience”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

One of the funniest days of the holiday (mainly because we almost missed the coach picking us up) and one of the highlights for me.

We had a great guide who took us through the village pinpointing specific ruins giving us a small insight into the Mayan culture and beliefs.

Coba is wbest known for having the highest temple ruin which you can climb so I took no time in deciding to climb it along with one of the guys from our tour group. The sights half way up were amaing and were breath taking from the top. If you're afraid of heights, don't worry, noone will let you fall off the edge but I suggest you stay close to the middle.

It is ok going bp but coming down can be a little tricky. There is a rope to hold onto and some people sit and shuffle down each step until the feel comefortable to walk.

I would defintely recommend this visit. Just remember to take strong bug spray and wear trainers. It's a jungle out there!!

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

It was incredibly muggy on the day we went but we hardly noticed as we were so enraptured by everything we saw. There are a lot of buildings here, not just the super tall one you see in the pictures. The tallest ruin was amazing though, you HAVE to climb up the top; there's a rope to help as it is steep and the steps are quite slippery due to wear, but worth it as you can see for miles over the jungle!

Absolutely NO NEED to spend money on renting a bicycle unless walking is difficult for you. It doesn't take very long to walk around.

Visited August 2014
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Yardley Gobion, United Kingdom
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“Hot and Huge”
Reviewed 24 August 2014

So we first visited Tulum at its opening time and then as soon as it got busy got in the car and drove to Coba. Its about a 45 minute drive. When we got there it was hot and the car park was not very full. After paying for the car park and entrance fee we headed in. Now Coba is large. So if it is busy it doesn't feel like it. You enter and visit the ball court and then close by there are bikes for hire, guides and a bike taxi to take you round. Rates are very reasonable and as the site is large its worth considering. The ruins are not renovated, unlike some, so you get what you see. The largest pyramid is one you can climb. Take water as its hot and very high (there is a little shop at the bottom which does a roaring trade is cold drinks). The whole site is largely in the shade too and its about 2km from entrance to the furthest edges but if you walk the whole site its more like a 5km trip (remember those bikes - you can hire them at the farthest part by the shop I mentioned).

We love Coba as it was so different from the tourist meccas where you feel crowded. You can do this and Tulum in a day and with the hire of a car its a great day out. Food options here are not great though. So the only thing I would say is bring food or just be prepared for the lack of options.

Visited July 2014
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