Cozumel: Tulum Mayan Ruins Excursion
- Small group
- Skip the line through express security check
- Duration: 6 hours
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We were picked up at our hotel in Playa del Carmen in a 10 to 12 person van and transported to a central collection point from which different tours left in large, comfortable tour buses. This was confusing to us as it had not been explained to us in advance. After the Tulum tour we returned to the central location, were driven 5 to 10 minutes in vans to La Gloria cenote, then lunch at the central location, followed by tour bus transport to Coba and finally back to Playa del Carmen. We had a short walk to our hotel as the large bus could not navigate the smaller streets. Altogether the tour spent less than 6 hours at the sites and 6 hours in transport, transfers, clothes changing, and the provided meal. The tour guides were excellent and provided much information about the Mayan culture and the sites themselves.
Local pickups bring you the Cancun Sailing location in Tulum. This location is also where the lunch is served (included). Drinks are not included with lunch, a large bottle of water will set you back 50 pesos! Tours of the sites were a bit rushed but totally worth it. The guide for cobá was very knowledgeable. The cenote was very nice and the attendant gave a great explanation of the meaning of a cenote in the Mayan culture and pointed out the 2 underground caves linked to the system of underground rivers.
A well organised tour to the two excellent sites of Tulum and Coba, with a relaxing swim in the crystal clear waters of a small open cenote and a sustaining lunch. Our bilingual guides managed our diverse group well and were knowledgeable and engaging. I enjoyed meeting my fellow travellers. All of the transport was air conditioned and comfortable. The tour extended well beyond ten hours due to pick ups and drop offs, so a long day of sightseeing.
Overall the tour was great and well worth the effort and money. We had two guide and both were great. Buses were the most comfortable buses I have ever been on. The logistics were a little crazy and disorganized would have been nice if the excellent tour guide were able to focus more on the substance of the tour rather than wrangling the cattle.
From the start to finish this trip was amazing. We travelled with our Daughter's age 11 & 17. The trip was exceptional value for money and it included lunch. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and everything ran on time considering we had 3 places to visit. Would highly recommend this trip to anyone.