We will start driving to the ruins of Cobá, where we will learn about the ruins on a guided tour and explore the mystical Mayan ruins and it’s temples.  Cobá once was the most important and biggest city of Yucatan, the old name was “Cob Ha” which means "muddy water, moved by the wind". Cobá is the biggest and oldest city of the mayan civilization in Yucatan, with about 6,500 buildings and more than 50,000 inhabitants. The built-up area is said to have extended to over 70 km2, trade between the Caribbean coast and the cities inland ran through the Cobá junction. A series of stone and cobbled streets radiate from Central Square to various Mayan cities near and far. These streets are called “Sacbe”(white paths), some of these sacbes lead to the Caribbean coast in the east. The longest leads straight for 100 km west to the Mayan city of Yucatan and connects Cobá from there to Chichen Itza. Be awed by how advanced these people have lived thousands of years ago.

After the tour, we will cycle through the jungle to the pyramid “Nohoch Mul” (in Maya: "big hill"). In the shade of the tree tops and surrounded by sounds from the endless green of the jungle, you will be delighted by sighting exotic birds. If you are daring, you can climb the second highest pyramid of the Yucatán Península (42 m high and 120 steps to the top) and be rewarded with a breath-taking view over the jungle.
After that, we will drive to a nearby cenote. The sub-soil of Yucatán is largely made of limestone, which tends to cave, these cenotes are filled with fresh water and the water is wonderfully refreshing. A staircase leads us to the inside of the cenote and to the water surface, the water is crystal clear and over 20 meters deep. Exactly what you will need after an eventful day among ruins, temples, and pyramids.

We will then enjoy a typical Mayan-style buffet lunch in a typical palapa restaurant overlooking the lagoon.


On the way back to Tulum, we will stop in a small village and have the opportunity to buy handcrafted souvenirs (hammocks, bowls, dream catchers, blankets, masks, etc.). The prices here are definitely cheaper than in the famous 5th Avenue and you can haggle prices.


We will go on to Tulum, (in Maya "Too Loom" = city with a wall). The ruins are magical and mystical at the same time and more than just the perfect backdrop for the world-famous vacation photo which will make those who stayed at home jealous. The original name was “Zama - City of the Dawn”. Tulum is a former trading post, sacrificial site, and temple of the Maya. The ruins were protected on one side by the high cliffs on which they stand and surrounded on the other three sides by a wall up to 5 meters high and 8 meters wide. The buildings date back to the post-classical period from 1200 to 1500 and the city was still inhabited when the Spaniards arrived and conquered the Yucatán Peninsula. Experience the spectacular ruins directly at the Caribbean sea on a guided tour and the history behind the culture.

"All Inclusive Tour":
  • Day trip according to the above program
  • Personal care by Santi Tour guides
  • Pick up from your hotel or collection point
  • Ride with a certified driver in a comfortable, fully insured, and air-conditioned minivan
  • Tour guide in English
  • Entrance fees in Tulum and Coba
  • English-speaking, archaelogical guided tour in Tulum and Coba
  • Fresh, whole-grain, breakfast sandwich "Santini" on the bus (no coffee or tea included)
  • Cold drinks on the bus (soft drinks, water, and beer)
  • Bike ticket in Coba
  • Local lunch (buffet) incl. drink
  • Entrance to the cenote
  • All photos / videos of this tour are free for charge as a gift from us. Instead, we would be happy about a donation for our animal rescue station!
  • Free Wi-Fi on almost all tours in our tour buses (whenever network available on the routes)
  • Taxes
  • Parking fees
  • Return to your hotel or meeting point
Not included: 
  • Personal expenses (e.g. for souvenirs, restroom, etc). Please have small change in MXN or USD
  • Coffee or tea at the coffee stop
  • Tips for tour guide and driver
  • Tips in Tulum and Cobá
  • A small train in Tulum 20 MXN (optional)
Pick up and transfer:
  • Pick up at lobbies of all hotels in Playa del Carmen to Dreams Tulum. Please inquire before booking about the location of your hotel
  • Hotels in Tulum, Cancun, Puerto Morelos, as well as hotels north of Playa del Carmen: Pick up at the meeting point Colectivo terminal in Playa del Carmen or meeting point
  • The transfer to Playa del Carmen (with the Colectivo shared minivans) can be made by any person in any hotel for about 2 to 3 USD very easy, safe, and inexpensive. The white Colectivo minivans begins to transit from 5AM in different directions and pass by every 5 to 10 minutes towards Playa del Carmen
Driving time:
  • The travel time to Tulum is about 1 hour from the center of Playa del Carmen and to Cobá approx. 40 minutes from Tulum (depending on traffic and without pick-ups). Please note this in your tour planning
  • The government charges 45 MXN per device for carrying professional video cameras and action cameras in Tulum. This is not included in our prices and would have to be paid yourself.
  • We kindly ask you to protect our reefs, cenotes, and animals by avoiding sunscreen. They are hugely impacted from the damage of nature, even if it's biodegradable. Please use special Lycra shirts with UV protection instead.
  • Our tour is also suitable for children, please bring suitable swimming aids.
  • Due to the local conditions, it is possible that we change the tour up a little bit and drive to Tulum first.
  • This tour is a full day tour, the return from Playa del Carmen is around 5 pm to 7 pm  (depending on traffic, weather, events, etc). However, we can not guarantee this.
  • Sneakers or solid shoes with a treaded sole are mandatory on the slippery steps in Coba (no flip flops).
  • Adults                                  150 USD / 125 EUR
  • Kids 4 to 7 years                     80 USD / 65 EUR
  • Kids 8 to 11 years                  115 USD / 95 EUR
  • Kids from 12 years               150 USD / 125 EUR


Payment options:

  • The payment for our excursions will be made in CASH on the afternoon of the excursion day. We accept US Dollars, Mexican Pesos, or Euro (at the current daily exchange rate). It is not possible to accept credit card, bank transfer, or Paypal
  • We ask for your understanding, just for the fairness of the other guests, we cannot drive to any banks or ATMs to exchange or withdraw money.

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