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Coba Maya 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).


  • Round transportation in small groups,
  • Traditional lunch,
  • Water
  • Archaeological tour guide
  • Entrance fee to Coba
  • Equipment required for activities
  • Towels and lockers.
Not included:
  • Tips for guides
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Souvenirs or photographs

Additional information

  • From Riviera Maya and Cancun this tour operates from Monday to Saturday.
  • This tour operates from Monday to Friday for hotels located in Costa Mujeres and Puerto Morelos.
  • This expedition may represent an over-exertion for people with disabilities and/or moms-to-be.
  • Children up to the age of six can enjoy the tour.
  • Minimum height: 3.6 ft
  • Maximum harness size at waist: up to 42 in
  • Maximum harness size at thigh: up to 26 in
  • Maximum weight: 264 lbs
  • People under the influence of alcohol or toxic substances will not be allowed to participate.
  • For safety reasons, hands should be kept free, the use of cameras and recording devices (including cell phones or tablets) is not allowed, except for action cams like Go-Pro, only if it is assembled on a chest or head mount during the excursion. This tour may have some restrictions on weather conditions.
  • The use of sunblock and insect repellent is allowed only if they are labeled as biodegradable.

What to bring

  • Bring comfortable shoes (may we suggest sport shoes)
  • Rashguard shirt, fresh clothing, bathing suit
  • Hat, extra shirt
  • Cash or credit card for souvenirs and photos.

Pick-up Information:

  • Pick up is available in most of hotels in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Exact time of your pick-up will be sent by email after booking.
  • In case we dont have pick-up for a specific hotel or location will be sent you the nearest meeting point where pick-up is available

Refunds and Cancellations:

  • Cancellations made 48 hrs before = 100% refund
  • Cancellations made between 36-48 hrs before = 80% refund.
  • Cancellations made between 24-36 hrs before = 50% refund.
  • Cancellations made less than 24 hrs before = no refund.
  • No show = no refund

Overall rating: (54 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 27, 2021
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 from 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
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