Enjoy this combination tour of the Mayan ruins of Tulum and 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen. This tour begins in the afternoon so you relax before you…
Day Trips from Playa del Carmen to Archeological Zone of Tulum
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Our tour guide, Chris, made the entire experience worth it. He was very nice and open to our questions and requests, and he helped make sure we were comfortable, rested, and hydrated! We got to see the more touristy ruins of Tulum as well as the lesser traveled but “more authentic” Cobá and cenote in the area. The food was great during lunch! Some advice about the trip: either eat breakfast beforehand or bring some snacks because almost everyone in the group was talking about how they were feeling very hungry before we had lunch. Another tip is that this trip is probably more manageable if you are staying in Playa del Carmen or closer to Tulum because the ride from Cancun is quite long, and you’ll be in the van (which is quite comfortable, at least) for a long time waiting to drop off people in Playa del Carmen/Tulum. Maybe try Chichen Itza! However, if you enjoy car rides where you get to see many lesser-explored areas that you wouldn’t otherwise see, I would recommend going anyway!
Nice day. Visited a fresh water under groud spring along the coast. Stop lasts for 30-45 minutes. Back in boat for ride over to Yum Balum. Then back in boat for two minute jump over to Holbox Isand. Both Islands were one island but the caribean thought overwise. Water split the outer edge of island into two seperate islands (cool places). Guide takes you for a walk down the beach to find the lunch host. The host was an authentic Holbox islander who cooked the catch of the day very well. You have a list of food to select from. Start off by placing some big plates of civiche with chips around the group (our group consisted of 8 people). I ordered the Whole fish with garlic and found it quite tasty. After lunch you have some time (I believe it was two hours) to explore Holbox island. A five minute walk from the beach is downtown Holbox. Dirt streets with local shops mixed in with modern tourist collectibles. Bring Pesos and water. Ride boat back to shore and take the bus/shuttle back.
This was an excellent choice for an excursion on our quick 4 day trip to playa del carmen. Carmen and Javier were great tour guide and driver. She was entertaining, accommodating and well spoken. We really enjoyed seeing the sights of Tulum, Coba and our favorite part was the cenote swim. I would definitely recommend good walking shoes and not sandals for this trip. It's a long day and involves a lot of movement. Coba is hot but a cool archeological site. you can rent bikes or be driven on a tricycle to get to the main pyramid. I would caution that if you bike yourself it is a long ride and the road is very bumpy. The cenote was AMAZING. The water is cool but the stairway can be very scary. Overall i would definitely recommend this excursion to anyone and definitely get in with Carmen - she's great!
The tour was sold as being a full day, 06:30 to 18:30, ie 12hrs it was in fact 9he's but this fitted perfectly for the time to look around Tulum before moving on to a centre for a swim and lunch. The trip then on to Coba. There was plenty of time to visit all we had expected to. Downside on the day was 12 persons squeezed into a mini-bus. The guide had limited english but with only 2 Spanish people in the group delivered most of the information in spanish. Overall I would recommend this tour company
Shuttle driver Alejandro was friendly, courteous, and provided great ride details and pointed out spots of interest. Video playing in van was informative and interesting. Guide was Jesus who was friendly, charming, knowledgeable, and showed great concern for the participants. Xtabentún drink was wonderful and unique! Lunch was delicious with great variety of options. A must do activity!