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A totally unique Mayan tour experience in the shadow of one of the largest Mayan Ruins sites of Mexico is Cobá. This site remains one of the "hidden gems" of Mayan history and is home to the still climbable largest Pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula.
The view of the rainforest is breath-taking!
We start by taking a bike tour of the Cobá ruins, where your guide will open your eyes to the magnificent Mayan empire.
There are dedicated bicycle parkings at every major temple complex. Instead of using bicycles you can also choose for a three-wheeled tricycle pedicab, or hike the couple of kilometers to the Grand Pyramid, making several pleasant stops along the way to watch birds by the lake, inspect a ball court, and discover other ruins.
You will visit a Mayan ceramics workshop, where you can learn to make pottery in the traditional way, just as the local people do!
Next up is dinner by sunset on the second floor of the lagoon-side restaurant, spectacular! You'll enjoy live music during dinner before witnessing an exciting Mayan show taking place inside a cenote featuring a Mayan ballgame and more. Quite a different experience from any other tour!
Note for customers departing from Cozumel
This tour starts from the ferry dock at Playa del Carmen. So when you´re coming from Cozumel you have to take a ferry to Playa del Carmen. This takes about 45 minutes. Please note that ferry tickets are not included in the price. We advise to purchase a one way ticket (15 USD) so you are able to choose with which company you return to Cozumel (there are 2 alternating companies between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel).
Ferries back to Cozumel run until 10 pm. You may take pleasure in spending a few hours at Playa del Carmen before heading back to the island.
Adults and children above 12 years old: US $ 99.00 Children between 6 and 12 years old: US $ 69.00* Minimum age for this tour is 6 years
Not Included in the Tour:
It is recommended to eat well before starting the tour and to wear comfortable closed shoes (we do not recommend sandals) and comfortable clothing for the bicycle ride. In addition you should bring: A change of clothes, sunglasses and a hat, sunscreen lotion, mosquito repellent, pocket money for souvenirs, tips and drinks.
One of the most striking structures is Nohoch Mul, a tower of rock steps creating a staircase up a mountain. It's the tallest structure in the area, taller than pyramids at Chichen Itza and Uxmal. The stairs are steep but not too difficult, with an incredible view as a reward for the light mountaineering work: a carpet of green broken in the foreground by a couple of the nearby ruins and the expanse of jungle extending to the horizon.
The ancient traditions of the Maya are still widely used throughout the local communities and have left an everlasting impression.
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