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Mainland Mayan Ruins by Cozumel Concierge.
Chichen Itza by land: See what is considered by many as one of the most significant of all Mayan Ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula. In the Mayan lnaguage Chichen Itza means "Mouth of the Well of the Itzaes". Among other buildings, you will see The Kukulcan Pyramid and the Temple of the Thousand Columns. The entire complex where the Observatory is, a domed building, lays out along a strict astronomical lines and seems to have served as a giant calendar or cosmic clock. Once you have walked, climbed and learned about this magnificent ancient culture you will understand why the Mayas were so important. Tour includes greeting as you disembark the Ferry in Playa del Carmen on the mainland, Air conditioned transportation, entrance fees to the site, lunch, and professional English speaking tour guide. Full Day.Virtual Tour!
Tulum and Coba: A Cozumel Concierge favorite, visit the best of both worlds!! See Tulum and Coba in the same day! Tulum is the only Mayan city on the sea shore. It was the central distribution point for good coming from trade to be distributed throughout the Yucatan Peninsula. After Tulum you will be taken to Coba which is still being uncovered. Archeologists believe that Coba may be the largest site yet discovered in the Mayas. It is also the home to the tallest pyramid in all of the Mayas; "The Nohoch-Mul", with 122 steps! If you get to the top of this pyramid, you will see the rainforest and four lakes. Also feel the energy of the awesome place, and learn about this ancient culture. Coba is unique in that the ancient structures still lay in their primitive jungle setting. Walk along its dirt paths to discover yet another amazing structure through a clearing of trees. Hear birds chirping and enjoy the serene, pristine atmosphere that the Mayas once enjoyed. Unlike Tulum, Coba up to this point, has not been publicized. But make no mistake, Coba’s jungle setting is a must see. Here is Coba's Virtual Tour!
Discover one of the most beautiful Mayan cities, the only one that overlooks the marvelous Caribbean sea.
Tulum has 60 structures that dot this Post Classic archeological park. “El Castillo” is the most important; located on a 40-feet bluff, it commands a breathtaking view of the coastline. At one time El Castillo functioned as a lighthouse guiding ships through the treacherous reefs that lie off shore.
The Tulum Express excursion is a half day and is a great way to visit this incredible site without spending the entire day doing it.
Special note to cruisers: (this does not apply to hotel or vacation rental guests)
The Tulum express requires that cruiser are on the 7:00 AM ferry from Cozumel to Playa del Carmen. All taxi drivers know how to get to the ferry dock from your ship. Coming back to Cozumel is equally easy. You will be dropped off at the Playa del Carmen Ferry Pier on the way back. This is perfect for the cruiser that wants to take this tour at a quieter pace. You also arrive at the ruins before the crowds that visit Tulum daily.
Cruise groups of 5 or more should inquire about the custom tour departure times.