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Maya Adventure from Cancun: Coba Ruins, Traditional Village and Cenote Swim

Maya Adventure from Cancun: Coba Ruins, Traditional Village and Cenote Swim
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Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
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  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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Available languages
English, Spanish
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  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Buffet lunch
  • Beverages
  • Use of all necessary equipment
  • Use of towels and showers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Most Cancun Hotels,if not, offer a close meeting point
  • Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico Pick-up at most hotels or a close meeting pont
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a swimsuit and sunscreen
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Buffet lunch
  • Beverages
  • Use of all necessary equipment
  • Use of towels and showers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Most Cancun Hotels,if not, offer a close meeting point
  • Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico Pick-up at most hotels or a close meeting pont
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring a swimsuit and sunscreen
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Natfromthelake
Montreal, Canada2 contributions
Amazing day snorkeling with Maya adventure, visiting cenotes, grotto and seaside at the end. Transport was a efficient, guide very friendly and attentive and food was good as well. Highly recommend for a nice day of activities with kids (16, 10).
Written 22 April 2022
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IsaacBejar
This review made our day!!!!thank you very much for share your experience with us and the comunity.
Written 27 April 2022
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Linda W
Firestone, CO37 contributions
First things first, don't wear sunscreen as it isn't allowed in the cenote. Bring it with you to apply after the cenote swim. Wear your comfortable swim suit. Don't bring a towel, they have towels. Wear comfortable shoes sturdy enough for light to moderate hiking.

We started with a hotel pick-up time of 6:30 am from Dreams Playa Mujeres in a 12 passenger van. Luis was both our driver and tour guide and was outstanding. We were a small group of 10 who stayed together the whole tour. There was a stop at another hotel, so we drove around 2.5 - 3 hrs each way. Don't let that hinder you from the fun! I did take dramamine and was glad for that as the last 1/2 hour of the drive was twisty and hilly.

Upon arrival, we were able to put extra items in lockers on-site and visited the restrooms. We were in swimsuits for the hike. The hike was fun, but rocky. Wear sturdy sneakers because I didn't and felt ALL the rocks. We crossed a suspension bridge on our way to the cenote. Sneakers and t-shirts or hats were left at the repelling for the cenote area on shelves. We rappelled down to the cenote and landed in a large inner tube waiting in the water, which was amazing. We spent some time in the cenote and Luis told us all about this cenote, the depth, fish, etc... There was a rope ladder to out again or you could get elevated out on the same rope you went down on by the workers.

Next, we did a short zipline..wheeee! Hiked a little more and did a longer zipline. So cool with beautiful jungle scenery. We hiked a little more to canoes and crossed a small lake area in our canoes. Authentic Mayan lunch was waiting for us. It was so good and there are some vegetarian choices. After a fairly long lunch time, we could buy extra drinks, snacks or souvenirs on site. Also, you can't take your own camera in unless it's a go pro, so if you want to, you can purchase the pictures they took for 60 or 70 dollars depending on if you want them on a disk or thumb drive. We bought them and I thought they were very good. After all, when will I ever get photographed repelling or ziplining again?

After lunch, we hopped into the van to head to the temple climb at Coba. Again we had a knowledgeable tour guide at Coba, I can't remember her name, but Luis joked it was his fiance. She gave us details on the Mayan culture. We then were able to hike, take a bike or hire a rickshaw (Luis called it tricycle) driver to take us to the main temple. We went the rickshaw route as it was hot and we weren't sure how the hiking would go after a temple climb. It's steep and the steps can be slippery and we aren't young. Lol! Hubby made it up to the top and I took pictures.

After returning to the meeting spot for the bus drive back, there are bathrooms, souvenirs and drinks and food to purchase, and enough time to even sit down and eat some chips and guac from restaurant there.

I had my doubts about a 9 year old on our tour, but she was adventurous and was a curious learner. So it was right for her. If your kid hates hiking and adventures, this might be a poor fit.

A great time was had by all! Thanks Luis and all the staff who showed great hospitality!
Written 19 March 2020
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Global47427625848
Thank you so much for your complete review, this will provide the best idea of this experience for travelers who want to enjoy the adventure and Mayan culture.
Written 21 March 2020
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Adventurous
16 contributions
Couples
I decided on this tour because of all the activities promised for the day. Not to mention the good reviews. I was worried I'd be disappointed because they cancelled & changed days on us. They redeemed themselves though & promised us we'd get some pictures. I'm so glad we went because every single activity was fun & worth it. Our guide Israel was knowledgeable & funny. Everything I asked he answered & nothing felt rushed. Our group was a small 10-12 people. We got to experience everything that was promised. Our group was the first to arrive & I loved that! We did a walk through the jungle to get to the cenote. The cenote was wonderful & relaxing. We did two zip lines, then rode a canoe to get our lunch which was completely authentic & delicious. Once we were done in the mayan community we went on our way to Coba, and what a marvelous place. Not an easy task climbing up the amazing pyramid but so worth it. If I'd change anything, it would only be to have more time available to shop, but by the end of the day you do so much that you end up beyond satisfied.
Written 1 May 2019
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Mike W
Prince Rupert, Canada38 contributions
Family
I went on this tour on January 28, 2018 with my brother in law with our three eldest children, Pepe was our guide from Alltournative and he picked us up early at the resort we were staying at, we then picked up a couple from another resort and we all travelled to the a Mayan village situated adjacent to a lake and a cenote.

Pepe was a great guide and spoke English very well, he explained everything we saw during the day and was very knowledgeable. We travelled across the small lake in canoes then went on two short zip lines. A short walk through the bush then we attended a ceremony given by a Mayan shaman who blessed us and wished us the best on our travels. The cenote was next which required you to be lowered approximately 75 feet to the water, the water was refreshing. We then went back to the village and were given a traditional lunch at the small restaurant run by the local Mayans, very good food consisting of chicken, tacos, soup, beans, etc... I thought that the cenote would be more refreshing after visiting the Coba site and Pepe says they sometimes reverse the order.

Coba was toasty warm by the time we arrived in the early afternoon but most of it is covered in jungle canopy which provides shade, unlike Chichen Itza and Tulum which are much more developed and exposed. Coba was amazing and the partially uncovered main pyramid at the Nohoch Mul area known as Ixmoja was really impressive, not as ornate as the Kukulkan pyramid at Chichen Itza but just as imposing. You can still climb on many of the structures at Coba until the end of the calendar year, the view and the feeling you get from the top of Ixmoja is definitely something everyone should experience, the highest point in the northern Yucatan.

Another imposing building at Coba is the lookout tower named Xaibe, it is completely excavated and very beautiful. Unlike most buildings it is round which is interesting. The largest ball court is really nice and has some great carvings on the sides and a skull shaped rock on the floor of the court.

There are a number of stone slabs called stelae that are found throughout the site, some are very large and ornately carved although much of the carving has been eroded by nature. Stelae were raised to essentially glorify kings and record his deeds.

We got approximately 2 hours to visit the site at Coba and that was rushed, I would have liked another hour or two to explore. If I ever return I will be sure to hire a private tour so I can dictate how much time I can spend on each portion of the tour, I've done this in the past at other sites. Coba is not as popular as some of the other Mayan ruins which I really enjoyed.

Important to note that Alltournative is a collaboration between the tour operator and the Mayan people, many of the people working at the different sites on the tour were of Mayan decent. Most of the economy in the northeastern Yucatan revolves around tourism and even more so in small, remote Mayan villages. The Mayans are very nice people, humble and hospitable people, please support them by booking tours which employ them.
Written 22 February 2018
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bobakerley
DeLand, FL251 contributions
Couples
This was the best experience we have ever had in our trips to Cancun. In a single day you get to canoe a short distance, take 2 zip lines, be blessed in a ritual by a Mayan priest, repel down a rope into the Jaguar Cenote, swim or relax in inner-tubes in the Cenote, and climb or be hoisted back up out of the Cenote. And all that is before a traditional Mayan lunch! The afternoon was off to Coba and climbing up the tallest Mayan pyramid; careful, as difficult as it is going up, coming down is far more dangerous as the stones can be slippery. Tip: Rent a bike at the entrance as the pyramid is 1.5 kilometers (about a mile) in from the entrance and biking is a great way to quickly get around this large site.
Not only do you get to interact with today's Mayan people, but the 13-person van (not a large bus) approach allowed us to interact with our fellow travelers from Canada, Germany, Mexico, and the United States. Our guide, Josue Cruz, was extremely knowledgeable, spoke excellent English, and was fun and entertaining! It was a day very well spent and I look forward to returning in the future for another tour.
Written 19 November 2017
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RDUKen
Raleigh, NC71 contributions
Couples
So, as the description says, you're going to start with a short canoe trip in a lagoon to the first zip line. A short hike to the second zip line and a short walk back across a bridge before proceeding to the cenotes. If you haven't zip lined before, these were pretty fun but there were only two of them so it's not the highlight of the trip. Afterwards, you'll be brought into the jungle where you will participate in a Mayan blessing ritual with a shaman asking for your protection and permission into the cenotes. From here you will actually repel down about 25 feet into almost complete darkness to the waters below with the only light coming from the entrance and exit points above you. The water is black, the cave walls are high, and bats fly overhead while you're floating around on inter tubes. Quite the experience. Then you can either climb up a rope ladder (a lot of regrets by those that did that) or be hauled up like freight (no complaints here) back to the top. After a simple, but delicious lunch in the village, you can buy the pictures and videos of your adventures before continuing onto Coba. Coba was quite fascinating and climbing Nohoc was an adventure in itself. "Gary" was a great guide and we had a fantastic time. Highly recommended!
Tips: First, this is easily a 12-hour day, so prepare yourselves. Bring water. You'll be given water but we ended up drinking what we had and what we were given. You can pick up snacks and drinks at the entrance of Coba and in the Mayan village where you view and buy your pictures, though. The drive to the Mayan Village and from Coba back to the resorts is about 2 hours each way. Not a lot of bathroom opportunities on the road. Don't bother putting sunscreen on while you're in the Mayan village. No chemicals are allowed in the cenotes and you're required to shower off before entering. There's plenty of foliage coverage, however and we were given bug repellent after we exited, so there's that. The Mayan villagers rely heavily on the tourism trade. A picture CD and USB stick with pictures and videos were $60 and $90 respectively. They take cards so be generous. You can rent bikes or rent a bike taxi ($8.50) to get you to the various points of interest in Coba. The taxi driver will wait for you at each site and you pay when you get back to the entrance. It's about a mile walk if you do it on foot. The climb up Nohoc is pretty enduring. The climb down is somewhat treacherous but the view is pretty cool. We had a 5 year-old in our group and he had a great time, so bring the kids!
Written 21 October 2017
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Pat
Norman, OK3 contributions
Wasn’t sure when I booked this if the teens would enjoy or not, but it was the best thing we did in Cancun. We would have loved fir the snorkeling to have lasted longer though. The boats were a blast and scenery was beautiful.
Written 5 July 2021
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IsaacBejar
So glad you enjoy the experience, thank you for taking the time to review us.
Written 2 September 2021
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Candace74
Santa Cruz, California16 contributions
Our tour guide was MARIO!! He was so great! So enthusiastic and fun. He really made the whole experience worthwhile. We went to a Mayan village where we were given a blessing by a shaman. Then we repelled down into a cenote. Once in a lifetime experience! Looks intimidating, but you can do it! Then we went down two different ziplines, and canoed, before being fed a delicious meal prepared by the people who lived in the village.
We then drove to the ruins at COBA. Mario walked us around and told us about the ruins. Then we had free time to rent bikes and ride them to the tallest structure that you can still climb (this year is the last year). By the time we got down, it was time to head back. Oh, and we saw a wild spider monkey! Check that one off the bucket list.
Trust me, if you're in reasonably good health and can see yourself repelling down a 60 foot drop, this is the tour for you! Had so much fun!
Only downside - we could only retrieve a few pictures off of the $60 CD we bought at the village (not sure what happened). But, the few that we got are still worth the price.
Written 7 October 2018
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Barry H
United Kingdom29 contributions
We enjoyed the resort but it was very large and not what we have been used to in the past. It was a gated community which was hard to get out of. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there. We did not like that we were not able to go to town easily without catching a shuttle. Not a resort for us.
Written 18 September 2018
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kyliepopps1
Brooklyn, NY12 contributions
This is a perfect choice for those who love to explore and learn while traveling, rather than simply lay at the pool. The area is absolutely stunning, the activities are very enjoyable, and most importantly the guides really focus on helping their group learn about the historical significance and culture of the community. Our guide Alejandro is super knowledgable, outgoing, and did so well with people of all ages and backgrounds. Our driver (also named Alex) was fantastic, and Christina who was our archeological guide for the Coba Ruins was excellent at diving into the historical elements.

Absolutely would recommend, thank you guys!!
Written 10 July 2018
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