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COBA - PUNTA LAGUNA


Minimum: 6 people                                                                             Maximum: 16 people 

Difficulty: Medium
Duration:  Approximately 12 hours

Age:  From 5 to 75 


****ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR ****

** Culture, swimming, nature, action, and shopping **

 

 

We will drive together to Cobá, where we will learn about the ruins on a guided tour and explore the mystical Mayan ruins and it’s temples. Cobá was once the most important and largest city in Yucatán. The original name was Cob Ha, which means "wind-driven, muddy water". Cobá is the largest and oldest Mayan ruined city in Yucatán with an estimation of 6,500 buildings and more than 50,000 inhabitants in the period of 200 BC. 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 Yaxuna 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. 

 

 

Our journey will take us to the Spider Monkey Reserve in Punta Laguna where we can experience a traditional Mayan ceremony with a shaman in the jungle. After we have completed this solemn part of the tour, we will watch out for spiders and Howler monkeys on a walk through the jungle. Experience the monkeys in their natural habitat. Afterwards, we will ride the kayaks across the lagoon into the other side. Once there, the path will lead us through the jungle a bit further up to a platform. If you want, you can get an adrenaline rush over the water while zip-lining. It goes back 250 meters to the other side! 

 

 

After so much culture and action we will drive to cool down in a nearby cenote for swimming. The subsoil 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 20mts 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 Playa del Carmen 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 Avenida and you can haggle prices.

 

 

"All Inclusive Tour" - Includes:

  • Day trip according to the above program
  • Personal care by Santi Tour guides
  • Pick-up from your hotel or meeting point
  • Ride with a certified driver in a comfortable, fully insured, and air-conditioned minivan 
  • Fresh, whole-grain, breakfast sandwiches "Santini" in the bus (no coffee or tea included)
  • Cool drinks in the bus (soft drinks, water, beer)
  • Tour guide in English
  • Entrance fees in Cobá 
  • Guided tour with archaeological guide in Cobá
  • Ride your own bike through the jungle to the pyramid
  • At your own expense: take a ride on the Trici (bicycle rickshaw) in Cobá for 125 MXN
  • Entry to the cenote
  • Traditional lunch (buffet) incl. 1 drink (local cold drink, water, or soft drink)
  • Admission to Punta Laguna
  • Equipment in Punta Laguna
  • Traditional Mayan ceremony with a shaman in Punta Laguna
  • 2x zip-lining in Punta Laguna (250 meters over the lagoon)
  • Highway tolls
  • Short stop for the possible purchase of handmade souvenirs (hammocks, bowls, masks, etc.)
  • All photos / videos of this tour are free of charge as a gift from us! 
  • Free Wi-Fi on almost all tours in our tour buses (whenever network available on the routes)
  • Parking fees / tolls
  • 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
  • More drinks in the beach club
  • Tips in general ( tour guide, driver, waitress, etc.)

 

Pick up and transfer:

  • Pick-up at the lobbies of all hotels in Playa del Carmen to the center of Tulum (not hotel zone Tulum). Please inquire before booking about the location of your hotel
  • Hotels in Cancun, Puerto Morelos, and hotels north of Playa del Carmen: Pick-up at the Colectivo terminal in Playa del Carmen
  • 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

 

Duration of tour:

  • The travel time to Coba is about 1.5 hours from the center of Playa del Carmen and about 30 minutes to Punta Laguna (depending on traffic and without pick-ups). Please note this with your tour planning

 

Attention:

  • We kindly ask you to protect our reefs, cenotes and animals by avoiding sunscreen. They have a big impact of 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 swimming aids!

  • The government charges 45 MXN per device for carrying professional video cameras and action cameras in Coba. This is not included in our prices and would have to be paid by yourself
  • We will visit the monkeys in the wild and cannot guarantee for finding the animals
  • Sneakers or solid shoes with a treaded sole are mandatory on the slippery steps in Coba (no flip flops)
  • This tour is a full day tour, the return from Playa del Carmen is around 4 PM to 6 PM  (depending on traffic, weather, events, etc.). However, we cannot guarantee this

Price per person:

  • Adult                                    140 USD / 120 EUR
  • Kids 4 to 7 years                     75 USD / 60 EUR
  • Kids 8 to 11 years                  110 USD / 90 EUR
  • Kids from 12 years              140 USD / 120 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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