Want to fall in love with ancient Mayan history in one day? This tour is the best and easiest way to do so - you’ll visit two different archaeological sites and see so much of this ancient culture, as well as seeing what Mayan communities are like now. You’ll eat, swim, learn and more! With hotel pick-up and round-trip transportation included all you need to do is soak up the culture.
Start your day traveling to Tulum, to visit the only oceanfront Mayan city. It has such a rich history, alongside its beautiful Caribbean Sea view. It is surrounded by miles upon miles of national park land, and was originally built for trading purposes - axes, jade, cotton and more were traded here. The city was also built to align key dates in the astronomical calendar, which helped with both defense and navigation. The site itself is huge, too, with a lot to see and get your Instagram pictures on!
You’ll also visit Coba; this beautiful vestige, surrounded by green jungle land, is an absolute paradise. With exotic flowers, a treat for the eyes and nose, you’ll feel like you’re in a dream. And the natural surroundings aren’t the only impressive thing about Coba - this is actually the tallest Mayan structure within the Yucatan Peninsula, reaching a huge 137 feet. Climbing it is one of the best and most interesting experiences you can have in Mexico!
And if discovering the history of these places isn’t enough, you’ll also get to visit a Mayan community. You’ll see what life is like for the Pac Chen community now and take part in a fascinating ceremony led by a Shaman. This same ceremony has taken place for over 4000 years, and it is something that is said to bring inner peace and euphoria to many who have participated.
You’ll swim in a cenote, enjoy a traditional meal, and be part of a community project during this fantastic day of exploring Maya culture, history and scenery. Get dropped back at your hotel feeling fulfilled! With two different ancient cities, it’ll be hard to decide which one you loved most - be sure to pack your camera to capture everlasting memories.