Coba and Tulum ruins

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PRIVATE TOUR: The perfect private tour for history lovers: Discover the Maya history visiting the ruins of Tulum and Coba with a private guide and enjoy a typical Mexican meal.

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Tulum ruins & Coba ruins Private Tour

If you’ve come to visit the Riviera Maya because you’re fascinated by the ancient Mayan cities, then this all-inclusive private Tulum Coba tour is perfect for your group. Not only will we take you and your fellow history lovers to explore the ancient city of Coba, which dates back to the Classic period of the Mayan history, but we’ll also visit the coastal ruins of Tulum, a former trading port that was at its peak during the civilization’s Postclassic period.

Our tour begins with a visit to Tulum, which is widely considered to be one of the most important sites left by the Mayans.

We plan our tours to avoid the crowds so that you can enjoy the experience as much as possible, and also provide you with a friendly, knowledgeable personal tour guide who will show you all of the archaeological highlights and share fascinating facts about the Mayans with you. In addition to viewing the beautiful temple of the descending god, you’ll be able to view the impressive main temple “El Castillo” and spend as much time as you like enjoying the breathtaking views of the nearby Caribbean Sea.

Once you’ve explored every single nook and cranny of Tulum, we’ll head to the ancient city of Coba, which is located a bit further inland. To start, we’ll go for an unforgettable ride through the jungle on the city’s famous network of ancient stone roadways.

Your tour guide will also take you to see Coba’s most interesting features, such as the large pyramid Nohoch Mul, which you’ll be welcome to climb if you want! Finally, we’ll end the tour by stopping for a delicious lunch of authentic Mexican food at a local restaurant, where you can relax and discuss all of the amazing things you’ve seen and done throughout the day.

General info

  • Duration: 7/8 hours
  • Physicality: Easy
  • Age: All ages
  • Mobility: We can adapt this tour for people with disability.
  • Contact us if you want to add a swim in cenote to the trip.

This is an exclusive private tour to better meet your expectations.

Price includes

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel with private air-conditioned transportation
  • Experienced certified private guide all day long
  • All entrance fees
  • Bicycle/Taxi-tricycle rental at Coba ruins
  • Cool drinks in the van (waters, soda, beer)
  • Lunch in a restaurant with one main course a la carte and one drink (water, soda or beer) per person
  • Free pictures of the ruins!

Price excludes

  • Ruins: In case you bring a go pro camera, a video camera or a phone with a selfie stick, there is a 45 pesos (less than 3USD) per device charged at the entrance of each
    archeological site, to be paid in pesos (INAH tax) – Drones and Tripods for video/cameras are forbidden.
  • Tips

Itinerary


Our tours are scheduled at the best hours to avoid high traffic and heat on the sites.

07:00am: Private transportation from your hotel to Tulum
08:00am – 10:00am: Visit of Tulum
10:00am – 10:45am: Transportation
10:45am – 12:45pm: Visit of Coba
12:45pm – 01:30pm: Lunch in a restaurant
01:30pm – 03:00pm: Transportation to your hotel

Itinerary is based on a departure from Playa del Carmen.
Pick up time is recommended time to avoid the crowds. We can leave later if you want to.

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes and light clothes to visit the ruins
  • Hat or cap and sunglasses
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Biodegradable mosquito repellent
  • Camera/Underwater camera
  • Cash for souvenirs/tips

You can bring personal belongings you require during the tour (phone, camera, extra set of clothes…). While you are visiting or snorkeling you can leave the things you don’t need in the van. Our driver will always be in the van, so keeping your things safe!

11 reviews for Coba and Tulum ruins

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sam

    If you are interested in archeological sites, they are great placse to visit. Tour guide was excellent and very well informed about this historic site. learned a great deal about the Mayans, glad we went.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Theo

    Arturo was our guide for the Tulum and Coba tour. He answered all our questions and told us about the Mexican culture. We were not sure about booking a private tour but we loved it. We had a driver, van and guide for ourselves, and we were never rushed! Arturo took pictures of us and they were emailed to us the next day. Thanks for this “Absolute” Adventure!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Leslie

    We were looking for a specific private tour of Tulum and Coba ruins and most companies offer an either/or option with snorkeling or a cenote swim. Juan and Ervin where our guide and driver respectively, and they were great. Juan was very knowledgeable, personable, and went above and beyond to ensure we had a safe, fulfilling, and enjoyable experience. We were picked up at our hotel on time and headed out to Tulum first, arriving before the park opened and before the massive crowds. Juan got our entry tickets and arranged for our guide, selecting a guide that complimented my wife’s interest in botany, then accompanied us through the ruins, adding much to our experience with his knowledge. We then headed to Coba where again Juan took care of everything including bicycle rental and a guide of the archaeological site. Then off to lunch at a nearby local restaurant with great food. We cannot recommend Juan and Absolute Adventure highly enough.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gerard

    We booked Tulum and Coba tour. Its was a great day, full of discoveries and fun. We will remember this day for a long time!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Scott

    We loved this trip. We visited Tulum ruins first and after we went to Coba. The lunch was very yummy – the best tacos we have ever had! Our tour guide, Arturo was fantastic and really made the trip.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jacob

    We had such an amazing day!! Our guide was friendly and interesting. We felt very safe with him and our driver Juan took care of our bags when we where away. Ruins were beautiful and we managed to avoid crowds which was it was great!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandy

    Absolute Adventure staff was very professional. They arrived on time at our hotel and we arrived first in Tulum. Arturo was always checking how we are doing and reminded us that we can go at our own pace. There were plenty of drinks in the van. We couldn’t have wish for a better day! Thanks Arturo!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Our family private tour was awesome! Jaun was our guide and he was friendly, honest, knowledgeable and easy going. He was the best tour guide our family has ever had. Thank you for a great experience and for really making the private tour worth our time and money. Excellent service. Would work with the company again and again.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vincent

    Great private tour to Tulum and Coba. Good communication prior to our arrival in Mexico. Well Informed guide. Pace was good and the tour was appropriately tailored to our interests. Having toured some of this area with other companies, these guys are much better. Far more personal and service oriented. Highly recommend

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Victor

    We had an amazing time visiting both sites. It was so interesting to learn about another culture. The vehicle was comfortable. The food was good. Everyone was so friendly. I would definitely recommend this to anyone taking a trip to Playa del Carmen.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jason

    I highly recommend this agency for visiting Tulum and Coba. The guide was able to explain us everything. These guys were easy reach and communication was easy. Top notch service !

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