Explore the ancient Mayan world of Coba, Tulum and swim in your choice of cenote. This is a PRIVATE tour departing from locations throughout the Riviera Maya for one low price. Guests will be picked-up at their location of choice in the region and have up to 12 hours to explore.
Since this is a private tour you can choose where to spend more time, less time, or no time at each destination. Tour does not include entrance fees.
Children 0-4 enjoy free admission an ID is required
Children from 5 to 11 years old must show an ID at the Park's ticket booths
Children taller than 4.5 ft but under 12 years old, must show an ID to verify their age
Children over 12 years pay for an adult price ticket
Reservations cancelled 15 days or more prior the day of visit are subject to an additional 20 % fee; from 14 to 4 prior to the scheduled day of visit are subject to an additional 50 % fee. All reservations cancelled 3 to 0 days before the date of your visit or in case of no-show will not be reimbursed
Changes are not permitted on the same day of the visit
The use of snorkel gear requires a refundable deposit of $25 USD.
If transportation is purchased, it is necessary to confirm the time and location of the pickup
Wear comfortable beachwear and swimming suit, hat and sunglasses.
Bring a change of clothes (one towel is included in admission)
Sunscreen and insect repellent must be free of the following chemicals: Benzophenone, Etilhexila, Homosalate, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Ssalicylate, Octinoxate, Oxybenzone, and Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane. In case visitors do not comply with this requirement, they receive a free chemical sunscreen sample at our information booths in exchange of theirs, which they will get back at the end.
Extra cash or credit card for souvenirs, optional activities and personal expenses.
COBA RUINS TOUR TIPS
Your tour first enters a large parking lot and lets you off. The front entrance has stores and restaurants where you can buy books, maps, videos and arts and crafts. This is where the public washrooms are as well.
If you see an interesting book at any of the booths at the entrance you should consider buying it there because you may not see that book anywhere else.
Better to ware hiking shoes over sandals if you want to climb up things. This is because your feet get all sweaty and it becomes easy to slip unless you have really tight well fitting sandals.
Bring a nap-sack to carry your stuff on your back.
Do NOT climb up the big Nohoch Mul pyramid if you are afraid of heights, suffer from vertigo or have any reservations. Do NOT let your friends or family talk you into it if you have the slightest apprehension. If you disregard this advice and some how manage to make it to the top you will be terrified.
NOTE: If you are middle age or over and totally out of shape physically [like us] and decide to climb up and down the pyramids and temples during your tour keep in mind that you will feel it the next day. To climb the steps you use a lot of muscles you normally don't use and these muscles will become sore the next day if you over do it.
Keep an eye on your children at all times and warn them not to walk off into the jungle. There are many paths that just go straight into the jungle and they are very easy to get lost in. We speak from experience.
Use bug spray here regardless of what time of the year you visit.
Pay close attention to your guide and you will learn a lot about the Maya and Coba ruins. You do not do that much climbing on this tour but you do a lot of walking so we recommend comfortable shoes or sandals here.
The bus ride to Coba is interesting. The bus ride from Cancun to the turn-off is around an hour and a half. From Playa del Carmen the ride is 30 - 45 minutes. Then you turn off the highway and enter the jungle. You start going down in elevation as you drive deep into the thick forest of semi-tropical flora.
Pac-Chen is a real Mayan village located deep in the jungle with a community community of approximately 100 indigenous people.
I just want to make sure you know how much we enjoyed Manuel as our driver. He knows a lot about the area, has a lot of information, and gave us great advice. He has many stories about the area and about his life. It was quite perfect. We felt like we were with a good friend for two days.Your company is very good. Everyone is very nice and the response is always fast. When we come back to Mexico we will use Travel Yucatan again and we will ask for Manuel. I will tell others about you as well.