Mayan Inland Expedition
Duration: 9 hours Super Easy
Why we love this tour
A fantastic day out in the wilderness, with the ideal blend of history, exploration, animals, and culture.
- Bike ride to visit the Coba archaeological site
- Visit the Punta Laguna nature reserve
- Hike the jungle in search of monkeys and other wildlife, canoe on the turquoise-colored lake, zip line, participate in a Mayan ceremony
- Swim in an immaculately kept cenote
- Delicious meal in the house of a Mayan family
Coba, an ancient Mayan city, was once a major metropolis in the Yucatan's northwestern region. Archaeologists only recently unearthed massive pyramids, squares, palaces, and structures buried in the bush for almost 1000 years. This is a fantastic place to learn about the Maya as well as the local species, with lush flora predominating, half-excavated buildings rising from vines and tree roots, plenty of tropical birdlife, and a large central space that we bike across!
Cobá was developed around a series of tiny lakes that provided an excellent agricultural environment and gave rise to perhaps the greatest pre-Hispanic community in northern Yucatán during the Classic period (200-800 AD). Around the lakes, there are five main architectural groupings connected by a remarkable network of ancient white roadways.
Punta Laguna's community offers eco-tourism activities that support the preservation of their culture and the forest. Impressive lakes, deep well cenotes with crystal-clear water, and a semi-deciduous jungle with trees up to 100 feet tall highlight this area's magnificent natural environment. This area supports an exceptional biodiversity of flora and fauna, and we are taken along jungle trails by the local population on the lookout for some of the numerous kinds of birds, mammals, orchids, insects, and bromeliads. The spider monkey is a noteworthy inhabitant with whom the community has developed a particular bond over the previous 20 years, as they have become professionals at studying their behavior and can identify each individual in the group! You'll also get to the boat on the lake's tranquil waters and ride a thrilling zipline over the water.
Also included on this tour is a visit to a family-owned and operated cenote, which is ideal for swimming and cooling off, as well as jumping or diving for the courageous. We stop for lunch in the nearby community of Nuevo Durango, where a local family shows us their gardens, medicinal plants, and a mission to return endangered species into the wild. And, of course, a delectable home-cooked lunch made entirely of locally sourced foods.
Need to know before you go
We recommend bringing:
- comfortable clothes and shoes (sandals ok) - Bathing suit, sunglasses, towel
- camera & binoculars
- sun protection (preferably biodegradable, or clothes to aid with sun protection)
- some cash
The guides, drivers and waitresses appreciate tips for their excellent service. Anyway, it is also thanks to them that you will leave with many great memories!
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour starts
Pick up to the Mexico Kan Tours Office. Pick up time will be confirmed to you later on, depending on your pick up location
Avenida Tulum S/N. Entre Orion y, C. Centauro Sur, Centro, 77760 Tulum, Q.R., Mexiko
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