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Explore centuries-old ruins in a beautiful rain forest landscape on the Coba Mayan Ruins shore excursion. This Carnival cruise shore tour offers plenty of thrills: You can climb to the top of Yucatan’s highest pyramid and clamber over temples amid the ruins of what was once the commercial heart of the Mayan empire.
Your exciting journey begins when you board a fast ferry to Playa del Carmen, on mainland Mexico. Then hop on a bus to Maya Ha, where your expert guide reveals the secrets of Mayan life at Coba. Along the way, you’ll have time browse for local handicrafts at the half-hour rest stop.
Upon arrival at Coba, your guide leads you deep into the Yucatan jungle to the ancient site, once a bustling trading hub for the Mayans. Let your imagination roam as you explore majestic 10th-century ruins adorned with carvings and frescoes. Listen as your knowledgeable guide brings the history of this important trading post to life—Coba was once home to more than 500,000 people.
Be on the lookout for monkeys and dazzling butterflies, and listen for the chatter of tropical birds in the lush tangle of rain forest. Be amazed by the ball park—the size of a football field—where lives were sacrificed for the gods and kings during the deadly ancient game of Pok Ta Pok.
Afterwards, you’ve got an option to rent a bike or journey by two-seat bike-taxi to Nohoch Mul, Coba’s famous 138-foot-high pyramid. Climb to the very top and get out your camera to capture unbroken views of dense jungle, shimmering lakes and unexcavated ruins.
Book this Coba Mayan Ruins shore tour today and time-travel back to the era of the Mayans. This Cozumel shore excursion is an exciting way to add fun ashore to your fun afloat.
This is a mainland shore excursion and may not be available on all sailings or itineraries. Please log in with your Booking # to see if available on your sailing.
- At this time, this mainland tour is not available for Triumph, Elation, Conquest, and Paradise guests.
A ferry ride takes you to and from Playa del Carmen on the mainland which may be rough at times due to weather conditions.
This shore excursion requires extensive walking and is not recommended for wheelchair guests or those with walking difficulties.
No food or drink is permitted in the ruins site.
Comfortable clothing and shoes, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, and camera are recommended.
The Mexican government will collect $4 (US) from guests who wish to take a video camera into the ruins.
No tripods or professional video equipment are permitted.
During the bus ride, there is a 30-minute restroom stop at a local Mayan cooperative center where handcrafted souvenirs are also available for purchase.
Canival Sunshine Guests: Please note that your tour duration will be approximately 6 hours.