“Coba and Tulum in English”
our english speaking tour on monday
Discover with us Coba and Tulum, the two most important Mayan archaeological sites of Yucatan. Let’s visit together the highest pyramid of the peninsula, Nohoch Mul Pyramid, and dive into the history of Mayan culture. Then cool off in the crystal clear waters of a cenote. Enjoy this unique trip filled with culture, history and lots of fun and make your vacation in Cancun or Riviera Maya something special. Do not forget your camera, because you will experience unforgettable moments, which of course should be captured. Our “Coba and Tulum in English” tour takes place every Monday in small groups of max. 16 people took place.
1st stop Coba – the Mayan ruins in the jungle
Cobá is one of the most important ancient Mayan cities on what is now the Yucatán Peninsula. The ruins are located in the beautiful jungle and are surrounded by lagoons and underground lakes called cenotes. It is believed that the earliest settlement consisted of villages around the lakes and this dates back as early as 100 BC and 300 AD. The city had its peak in the years 600-1000 and maintained relations with the other Mayan cities on Yucatán as far as Guatemala, which is why a road network unique in the Mayan world was created. In the 1000’s there was a power struggle between Cobá and Chichen Itzá and the city was defeated. The town then continued to exist for several centuries and was finally abandoned around the 16th century.
The highlight of Cobá is undoubtedly the Nohoch Mul Pyramid, which means “great hill” in the Mayan language. With a height of 42 meters, the pyramid is the tallest building on the site. Unfortunately, recently it is no longer allowed to climb them.
After visiting the Mayan ruins in Cobá, we will continue to a nearby restaurant, where we will fortify ourselves for the next adventure with a typical Mexican buffet. Please note that this lunch does not include drinks. However, water bottles are permanently available in the van during the trip. Well satisfied, we will then make our way to the ruins of Tulum, which we will reach after about an hour’s drive.
We show you the ruins of Coba and Tulum in English!
2nd stop Tulum – the Mayan ruins on the Caribbean Sea
It is not surprising that the site of Tulum is one of the most photographed motifs in Central America. The location directly on the turquoise blue Caribbean Sea makes this place something very special, which should not be missed. It is not for nothing that Tul is one of the most popular destinations on the Yucatan Peninsula.
These ruins show the remains of an ancient Mayan settlement that was inhabited from the 12th – 16th centuries and was historically one of the largest cities on the Yucatan Peninsula. Because of its direct access to the sea, the Maya used Tulum as an important trading network, as commercial sea and land routes converged here.
Compared to other big Mayan sites like Chichen Itza or Coba, this ruins site is much smaller and perhaps a bit less imposing, but there is a lot to discover here too! In order to protect the inhabitants of that time and to repel attacks, the city was surrounded by a wall over 700 meters long. Within these walls you can take a walk among the numerous ancient dwellings and temples, enjoying the wonderful view of the white beaches and turquoise sea of Tulum. There are many larger ruins that are still in good condition. An example of this is the famous Temple of the Winder, which is located on a hill by the sea. We can promise you without a doubt that beautiful photos will be taken there!
Another famous ruin in Tulum is the Castillo. It is located on a mountain and overlooks the entire site. The Maya once used this as a kind of lighthouse. Also the temple of the descending god and the fresco temple should not be missed on your tour!
3rd stop: cooling off in a beautiful cenote
After visiting the beautiful ruins of Coba and Tulum under the guidance of our english guide, it is time for refreshment in one of Mexico’s unique cenotes . Rainwater has created underground cave systems here in the Yucatan over millions of years. Don’t miss it swimming in this crystal clear water. Definitely something you should have seen during your vacation in Mexico!