Coba Maya Encounter

  • Coba Mayan Encounter

Unforgettable excursion including a guided tour to Mayan ruins of Coba to continue with a lot of exciting activities including Zip-line, Cenote Swimming, Rappelling, Canoe paddling and much more.

Visit the impressive archaeological site of Coba and discover the amazing Nohoch Mul, the highest temple in the Yucatan Peninsula; from the top you will have stunning views of the jungle. Visit a secluded maya village and enjoy its well preserved natural beauties, lagoons, cenote (sinkhole), jungle paths, and the natural reserve that protects the local flora and fauna. Rappel down thrilling cenote and soar the canopy in breathtaking ziplines, immerse yourself in pristine cenotes of crystalline water and delight with a typical maya lunch (typical food, soft drinks and hand-made tortillas). Photographers of the maya communities will take great pictures of you during the activities

07:00 to 08:00 a.m. (Pick-up at hotels in the Riviera Maya or Cancun).
09:00 to 10:00 a.m. (Arrival at Coba or Maya village).

Maya Encounter (3 hours)
You will have the opportunity to see how the maya people live today and experience extraordinary adventure activities in the jungle.

  • Hiking: walk through the jungle and learn about the flora and fauna of the region.

  • Maya ceremony: delve into the natural wonders and participate in an authentic ceremony of blessings carried out by
    a maya shaman of the community and scented by copal.

  • Rappel: descend approximately 15 meters (49 ft.) into the impressive Cenote Jaguar (sinkhole).

  • Swimming: refresh in the wonderful Cenote Jaguar of crystal clear water.

  • Two ziplines crossing: fly over the Cenote Caiman and the Mojarras Lagoon while admiring the lush vegetation.

  • Suspension Bridge: overcome your fears through an imposing cenote on an amazing suspension bridge.

  • Canoe or kayak: sail in tame lagoons of immense tranquility and beauty.

  • Traditional meal: enjoy an authentic maya menu including soup, chicken, vegetables, rice, beans and hand-made corn

Coba(2:00 hours guided tour of the archeological site)
Visit temples and the legendary ballgame of this majestic archeological site. Follow the paths to arrive at the Nohoch Mul, the highest temple in the whole Yucatan Peninsula from the top of which you will enjoy breathtaking views of the amazing jungle that surrounds the site. Optional bike rental is available at the site for your convenience.
04:30 to 05:30 p.m. (-off at hotels in Riviera Maya or Cancun approx).

Overall rating: (53 Reviews)

Homer was absolutely outstanding. I would definitely recommend your company and we will be back to do another tour with this company because of the great experience we had with Homer.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Vermont
Jun 3, 2021
Hugo great .His knowledge and expertise was much appreciated.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Cuba, MO
Jun 3, 2021
Amazing experience that I will never forget!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Los Angeles
Jul 15, 2019
This tour was amazing, and our guide Luis Castillo was very knowledgeable (it exceed my expectations). The outdoor activities were great, but the best part was the cultural component. I would recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys outdoor activities and who is passionate about cultures.
Score: Recommend: YES
from San Francisco, CA
Aug 14, 2018
The tour was great and our guide very nice. I loved all the activities. Coba site was beautiful but it needs more info or otherwise it is just to climb a pyramid
Score: Recommend: YES
Jul 12, 2018
Pepe was an amazing tour guide. We had such a blast!!! If I ever go back to Cancun I would definitely do this tour again, as long as it is with Pepe!!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Alabama, USA
Mar 21, 2018
We had a wonderful day! Cesar was an excellent tour guide. This is the second time my husband and I have taken the tour. This year, we brought our family and enjoyed it just as much as the first time.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Winnemucca, NV
Feb 19, 2018
Our guide was Israel was so knowledgeable and made me feel at ease when I was a little worried for the rappelling. We had so much fun during this tour but also learned some history. 10 out of 10.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Mission, texas
Dec 13, 2017
I loved this tour, because it has multiple parts. It has an action part with zip lining, rappeling, canoeing, swiming in a cenote, etc. Then it has an cultural part with visiting a Maya village and and Maya ceremony. Then visiting Coba, a big ancient Maya city. (Rent a bike there otherwise it's not doable) but you will love the view from the big pyramid! Yeah and then have a Mexican lunch. Very delicious. Only the price of the pics are expensive... all other is great!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Cologne, Germany
Aug 8, 2017
Our tour was great, fun, adventurous. Gustavo was excellent. Will diff have to do again when in the area!! A Must do
Score: Recommend: YES
from kentucky
Aug 3, 2017
Euri was fantastic! She was so energetic and really made the day for us. We started out by going to Coba (We walked instead of biking/limo and got to see the sights more). Climbing Coba was an unforgettable experience and great views! Then we went rappelling, ziplining, canoeing before ziplining back down to jump in a cenote. We finished off the day with a Mayan ritual and traditional Mayan lunch. Overall we had a great time and would do it again! Our only regret is that we didn't schedule another tour while we were in Mexico. Highly recommend Euri and Cancun Adventure!!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Bedminster, NJ
Jul 6, 2017
Our guide Erik was Excellent - not enough time in cenote - and cenote should have been done AFTER Coba - too hot in afternoon for Coba...was quite rushed - -but guide was awesome
Score: Recommend: YES
from Canada
Jun 2, 2017
Israel was a great tour guide
Score: Recommend: YES
from DC
Apr 7, 2017
Great day! Jhoney was a great guide. Very friendly and informative. We loved the cenotes the most but all was fantastic!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Chicago,Il
Mar 2, 2017
This tour was fantastic and the perfect combination of adventure, exploration, and education. I learned so much from Josue, who is knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and helpful. I felt very safe on the zip line and rappel. The cleansing ceremony was beautiful. The food was AMAZING! THANK YOU for a wonderful time :-)
Score: Recommend: YES
from New York, NY
Feb 24, 2017
Not enough time at Coba. By the time the tour guide let us go explore, there was only 90 minutes until we needed to be back at the bus. Not enough time to see the whole site. Would have liked even an extra 30-45 minutes there. Also, Coba was HOT! Would have been great to do the cenote swim after the pyramids to cool off. Very comfortable bus, fantastic driver/guide. Fun activities!
Score: Recommend: YES
from San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Jan 26, 2017
Awesome tour, a total must do. My 10 & 11 year old loved it sooo much!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Milan NM
Jan 17, 2017
Jonathan ("JJ") was an excellent guide--knowledgeable about history and local culture, as well as experienced with the adventure activities, and enthusiastic as well. The small-group environment (only 9 on our tour) was great. The meal prepared by the Mayan ladies was delicious. The technical guys who helped us get into the rappelling and other gear seemed very confident and well-trained, and the equipment was in excellent condition. The highlight of the tour for me was swimming in the underground cenote, with the Mayan welcome and blessing that preceded it. I felt that the cenote must have been a holy place for the Mayans, and it was an honor to be allowed into it. We did a lot of activities but it did not feel rushed, the pace was perfect.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Wayland, MA
Jan 10, 2017
Eduardo made the tour much more enjoyable with his uplifting spirit and constant jokes. It really does make a world of difference.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Long Island, New York
Dec 27, 2016
It was very beautiful I want to go again maybe next year with super beautiful
Score: Recommend: YES
from Azusa California
Dec 1, 2016
Our adventure was great.the tour guide was fun,friendly and knowledgeable.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Chicago,il
Nov 24, 2016
I would have like to have done the actual ruins earlier in the morning when it wasn't so hot.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Cedar Park, Texas
Jul 22, 2016
I loved that I could tell the tour guide LOVED his job, he was very knowledgeable and enjoyed watching the group have a good time. My friend and I truly had a great time on this excursion.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Chicago, IL
May 18, 2016
Our tour guide Jhony Beltran was fantastic. He was a joy to spend the day with. Very well informed about Coba and the Mayan culture. We had an awesome time.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Bend, OR
May 4, 2016
This tour was fantastic! Highly recommend this to everyone!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Lake Havasu city AZ
Apr 25, 2016
Out guide Saul was amazing. A weath of information, funny and a lot of fun. The people were all so nice. A favorite by far
Score: Recommend: YES
from California
Apr 12, 2016
Had a wonderful trip. The tour guided JJ was fantastic. I learned a lot about Mayan culture and the temples. I enjoyed the adventurous activities (zipline, repelling, kayaking). I enjoyed eating the tradition Mayan lunch. I definitely glad to see, learn, and walk to the top of the Coba temple.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Annapolis, MD
Apr 11, 2016
Great time--so glad I did this tour instead of the one offered by my resort. We got a lot more activities for a few more dollars.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Bethesda MD
Apr 4, 2016
Great informative tour
Score: Recommend: YES
from Minneapolis MN
Mar 21, 2016
We had a fantsatic time! It was a great adventure to share with our daughters (ages 17 & 12). My 12 year old said this was her favorite activity of the many we did while in Cancun.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Shawnee, KS
Jan 13, 2016
Our second tour with alltournative and it was great. The action parts (zip-lines, rappelling, canoeing, swiming in cenote) were one of the highlights. Climbing on top of Nohoch Mul pyramid in Coba... wow... but next time I would rent a bike in Coba, because the archaeological site is very big.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Cologne, Germany
Sep 15, 2015
I loved everything about this adventure! This met and excited what I expected! Everyone was so nice! !
Score: Recommend: YES
from Chicago
Sep 15, 2015
Wow is all I can say. Best decision I ever made was booking the maya encounter tour. Everything in it is once in a lifetime. Great tour guide and adventures in it. Climb to the top or the temple!!! DO IT! don't be scared to rappel or zip line! It's such an experience for an awesome price! Could be more pleased
Score: Recommend: YES
from Ohio, USA
May 26, 2015
A lot of fun! Definitely worth the price. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and very funny! Repelling into the cenote was incredible!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Boynton beach, fl
May 25, 2015
A variety of fun. Great adventure.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Omaha, Ne
May 23, 2015
Our guide, Hugo, was awesome. He had a great sense of humor and was incredibly kind and considerate. He made our experience even better.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Stevensville, MT
Apr 5, 2015
Awesome tour run by Altournatives - canoeing, zip lining, rappelling into a cenote, amazing lunch at a Mayan village, followed by a tour of Coba. Awesome staff/guide. Would highly recommend. Small groups (was only 5 in ours). Was the best day of our holiday.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Brighton, UK
Feb 12, 2015
It would have been fun to have the option to rappel more than once and to kayak a bit more. Both those activities were too short. Our guide was amazing and informative.
Score: Recommend: YES
from North Dakota
Dec 5, 2014
We enjoyed our small group and guide Lily - felt like family by the end of the adventure. Would highly recommend the tour to anyone visiting the area.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Cleveland, Ohio
Nov 25, 2014
This tour was bought for my husband and I as a honeymoon gift and it was the first one we went on on our trip. It's definitely a tour for those looking to do something a little different and really learn a little bit about the history of the area. Our tour guide Hugo was amazing, the lunch was fantastic and we got some really great photos of us kayaking, ziplining, rappelling, and swimming in the cenote.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Atlanta
Oct 19, 2014
This tour was awesome. Our guide was great and really helped make the experience enjoyable!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Hayward CA
Sep 24, 2014
Wonderful experience. Just like the promos covered.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Katy, tx
Sep 20, 2014
This tour was great! Our tour guide, Eduardo, was fun and informative. The adventure activities were very exciting but you also felt safe doing them. The lunch was delicious as well. The tour was a great way to pack in a lot of different things in one exciting day.
Score: Recommend: YES
from San Francisco, CA
Aug 29, 2014
Our guide was fantastic! Very knowledgeable, funny and friendly. He was Tri-lingual which was awesome. Everything was safe, fun and clean. There was even a local photographer that took some really great photos of us.
Score: Recommend: YES
from North Carolina
Aug 5, 2014
Awesome! Well worth the money!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Albuquerque, NM
Jul 20, 2014
Very personalized and intimate tour. We had fun on zip lines and walking through the jungle. No other experience like this. Great tour guide. Fun!
Score: Recommend: YES
from California
Jun 25, 2014
The tour was amazing. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the trip fun & exciting. I loved the small group size. The tour was fun and adventurous and I am happy there was enough time to climb the coba ruins. This tour was the highlight of my trip!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Fort Providence, NT
Jun 19, 2014
Loved all the adventures! Here's what you do: canoe across an open cenote, walk thru some jungle to the zip line part (I think there's 3 total), have lunch (awesome by the way), have a blessing ceremony by a Mayan elder and you learn a little about their religion and culture, then repel down into a cenote, either climb back out on a rope ladder (I did it and it was so much fun!) or you can be pullied back out by the help at the top, then in the van to Coba Ruins, history lesson on the area (very educational), then rent a bike and travel to the other side of the area to climb the ruins which is a SPECTACULAR view at the top! Unbelievable that this is all done in a day! If you want your dollar to go far and do multiple things in one day, this would be it! Our guide Juan Carlos was AWESOME!!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Dana Point, CA
Oct 3, 2013
Great tour!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Windsor, ON
Jul 31, 2013
Christina was fantastic and I really appreciated how much this company and the guide supported and respected the locals. I would not only highly recommend this tour and guide but I would also do it again.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Delray Beach, FL
May 2, 2013
Fantastic experience - great mix of authentic with fun.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Minnesota
Sep 16, 2012
Such a fulfilling and enjoyable day. Thanks!
Score: Recommend: YES
from Lebanon, MO
Jul 3, 2012
This tour was amazing. The guide was wonderful. Climbing the pyramid at Coba was an experience we'll never forget. The zip-line, rappelling, and swimming in the cenote were all great. And our group all loved the Mayan feast.
Score: Recommend: YES
from Rochester Ny
Apr 23, 2012

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Tour from Cancun Includes hotel pick-up
Adults: $139 $130.00 USD
Kids: $109 $100.00 USD

Tour from Riviera Maya Includes hotel pick-up
Adults: $139 $130.00 USD
Kids: $109 $100.00 USD

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