OVERVIEW: Be part of this trip into the Mayan world as you try to uncover the mysteries around this enigmatic culture. You will enjoy a great combination including one of the largest and oldest Mayan cities, Coba, followed by a delicious lunch an amazing setting with a delicious lunch.
HIGHLIGHTS: Guided tour of the ruins of Coba followed by lunch in a cavern.
NOTES: The ferry ride is approx. 45 minutes and bus transfer is 1 hour and 45 minutes each way. Inclement weather/rough seas may cause seasickness on the ferry ride, so guests should take the necessary precautions.
Be part of this trip into the Mayan world as we try to uncover the mysteries around this enimatic culture. You will enjoy a great combination including one of the largest and oldest Mayan cities, Coba, followed by delicious lunch in an amazing setting with a delicious lunch.
- Guided tour of the ruins of Coba
- Tender ride to and from the mainland
You will arrive to Playa del Carmen from Cozumel by tender. Relax in the comfort of your air-conditioned bus as you enjoy a scenic drive to Coba while your English speaking native guide will introduce you to the magnificence of the Mayan world. When you arrive at the ruins, your guide will escort you through the sacred city that is notable for its extensive system of ceremonial roads, remote jungle landscape, and several interesting pyramids, including the tallest pyramid on the Yucatán Peninsula.
As you find yourself surrounded by ancient temples, the atmosphere becomes the perfect setup to learn more about the Maya calendar, a highly precise time measuring system developed by the ancient people with accuracy that exceeds modern calendars. The way it works becomes essential to understand how the celestial bodies influenced the Maya civilization. You will visit Xaibe Palace, La Iglesia, the Ball Court, and the tallest complex, Nohoch Mul, which is 78 feet high with 180 square feet of ruins.
After this experience, you’ll continue your journey to an amazing cavern where the enigmatic energy of the ancient Mayans is felt throughout. As soon you arrive to the cavern, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch in a spectacular setting unlike any other.
What to Bring:
-You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port
- Sun protection and sunglasses
- Cash for incidentals
What to Wear:
- Strongly recommend wearing light clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
- The ferry ride to and from Playa del Carmen takes about 45 minutes each way. Please note that inclement weather and rough seas may cause seasickness on the ferry ride, so guests should take the necessary precautions.
- There is a fee of approximately $8 to $10 USD at Coba for guests who bring video cameras. This fee is not included in the price of the tour and can be paid in cash at the entrance to the ruins.
- There is an optional bike/taxi service available for guests who don’t wish to walk during the tour of the ruins. The service is at an additional fee of approximately $10 per person round trip, payable by the guest(s), and the vehicles hold 1-2 guests.