Coba
Climb the Pyramid
Coba Bike
Coba Ruins
Carved Art
Jungle Ride
Ceremony
Cenote Punta Laguna
Lagoon Zipline
Canoes
Canoe
Baby Spider Monkey
Mayan Family
Animal Sanctuary
Rare Bird
Nuevo Durango
Baby Deer

 Mayan inland expedition

coba ruins - punta laguna - mayan community

The ancient Mayan city of Coba was once a metropolis of the northeastern Yucatan. Massive pyramids, squares, palaces, and monuments have been buried in the jungle for over 1,000 years, only recently discovered by archaeologists. This is a wonderful environment to learn about the Maya as well as local fauna, where the lush vegetation is pre-eminent, with half-excavated buildings emerging from the vines and tree roots, lots of tropical birdlife, and an extensive central area that we visit by bicycle! 

Cobá was built around a series of small lakes, which provided a good agricultural environment and gave rise to possibly the largest pre-Hispanic settlement of the Classic period in northern Yucatán (200-800 AD). There are five main architectural groups distributed around the lakes connected by an impressive network of ancient white roads. The temple known as Nohoch Mul is 42 m tall (138 ft) and provides an inspiring view over the jungle, which spreads like a green carpet over an ancient city of 72 km2 (45 square miles).

 

The community of Punta Laguna provides eco-tourism activities that are aimed towards the preservation of their culture and the forest. The marvelous natural environment of this area is characterized by impressive lakes, deep well cenotes with crystal-clear, water, and a semi-deciduous jungle with trees of up to 100 ft. Extraordinary biodiversity of flora and fauna live in this environment, and we are guided by the local community through jungle trails on the lookout for some of the many species of birds, mammals orchids, insects, and bromeliads. The standout resident is the spider monkey, with whom the community has built a very special relationship over the last 20 years, as they have become experts in observing their behavior and can identify each individual in the group! You will also paddle a canoe on the calm waters of the lake and enjoy a thrilling zipline over the water.

 

Also on this tour: we visit a family-owned and run cenote, great for swimming and cooling down, and jumping or diving for the brave. In the nearby village of Nuevo Durango, we stop for lunch at the house of a local family who shows us their gardens, medicinal plants, and a project that reintroduces endangered animals into the wild. And of course, a delicious home-cooked meal all made from local ingredients.

Itinerary

  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. pick up

  • Visit the Coba archaeological site (history, bike ride, and climb).

  • A delicious meal in the house of a Mayan family.

  • 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.

  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. drop off

Days we operate

  • Tuesday, Friday & Sunday

Included

  • Transportation in Air-conditioned Van

  • Mexico Kan Tours Guide

  • All entrance fees 

  • All activities in Punta Laguna

  • Bicycle in Coba

  • Guidance in Coba

  • Lunch, Snacks and Drinks

Notes

  • Great for the entire family, kids as well as adults love this tour!

  • Kids 4 - 8 years $128 usd

"A great day out in the wild - the perfect

mix of history, exploration, wildlife & culture."

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