Cancun Combo: Xel-Ha and Coba Ruins in One Day from Cancun

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Cancun Combo: Xel-Ha and Coba Ruins in One Day from Cancun information and booking

10 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from most Cancun, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen and Tulum-area hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
Pickup begins at 7am depending on your hotel location
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Tour description provided by Viator

Discover the Mayan ruins of Coba and dive into Xel-Ha, a natural aquatic park, on this combo tour from Cancun – all in one day! Bike around the archaeological site of Coba and view the Yucatan Peninsula from Nohoch Mul Pyramid, hidden in lush jungle. You’ll enjoy a buffet lunch at Xel-Ha with the opportunity for rope bridge walking, kayaking, ziplining and more in the crystal-clear waters of its natural wells. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 20 people.

When you board your bus upon hotel pickup, enjoy a light gourmet breakfast – including a baguette, natural juice, a muffin and coffee – on your way to Coba, located in northern Quintana Roo on the Yucatan Peninsula.
Spend approximately 3 hours exploring Coba with your guide and small group. Climb to the top of the tallest Mayan pyramid in the region, the Nohoch Mul Pyramid, which rises an impressive 140 feet (42 meters) above the rainforest floor and offers stunning views. Hop on a bike or pedicab and ride around the distinctive remains of this Mayan city, home to an impressive network of roads as well as stelae and hieroglyphic texts.
Considered the largest pre-Columbian settlement of the Classic period, Coba boasts nearly 6,500 structures contained inside the archaeological site, which covers approximately 43 square miles (70 square km). In the Mayan language, its name means ‘place of choppy water,’ since the city was constructed around five lakes within the dense jungle.
You’ll gain cultural knowledge about the ancient community that once inhabited Coba, before driving to your next stop: Xel-Ha. At this aquatic ecotourism park, underground rivers flow out to the Caribbean Sea, and feed creeks, lagoons, natural wells and ancient caves. Cool off in the crystal-clear waters of this snorkeling paradise and enjoy an open bar with refreshing cocktails and other drinks. At an onsite restaurant, savor a delicious lunch buffet featuring varied Mexican and international cuisine.
Enjoy hours of fun at Xel-Ha with an array of land and water activities to choose from in this unbeatable setting. Accompanied by an expert guide, you can rock climb, zipline over the water, explore a Mayan cave by kayak, or get up-close to sea turtles and manatees. Walk across the trepachanga (rope bridge), ride a bike along jungle paths or simply rest in your hammock under the shade of a palm tree.
Your full-day combo tour ends with return transport to your hotel.

What's included

  • Local english- and spanish-speaking guide
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Buffet lunch
  • Unlimited drinks (open bar)
  • 20 different activities at xel-ha
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Optional activities (dolphin swims, snuba, sea trek, spa, zip bike, etc.)