Playa del Carmen

TULUM AND COBÁ from Riviera Maya, Cancun and Tulum (Private)

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

From USD 255.00

Price varies by group size

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Travelers to the Yucatan Peninsula's ancient Maya ruins often find it easy to book a bus tour, only to discover that packed tour groups leave you feeling lost in the crowd. Don't settle for a one size fits all experience on this private tour to Tulum and Coba, just for your guests. After easy hotel pickup, enjoy ample time to explore the sights at your leisure, and refuel with an included restaurant lunch.
  • Take a private sightseeing tour to the ancient Maya sights at Tulum and Coba
  • Get a more personal experience on this private tour with only your group
  • Don't worry about extra costs, since lunch and sight entry is included
  • Avoid the hassle of finding your guide with convenient hotel pickup included

What's Included

  • English/Spanish Speaking Guide
  • Lunch in Local Restaurant
  • Roundtrip Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Drinks During the Lunch
  • Supplement for Pick-up / Drop-off in Cancun Hotels

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 am

Pickup details

We pick-up all travelers in any hotel, airport, port or meeting point of Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya. An Extra Supplement will be charged for pick-ups in: Cancun and Puerto Morelos = 42 USD (per group) Punta Sams and Playa Mujeres = 52 USD (per group)

What To Expect

Tulum Archaeological Site

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Zona Arqueologica de Coba

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Pick- up at he Hotel
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

It is worth the extra cost to us to avoid the crowded tour buses and to have a guide who answers all of our questions.


36 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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A Great Day
Karley_M, May 2023
Sal picked us up right on time and took us on our adventure. He was very knowledgeable, easy to talk to, and professional. We really appreciated the flexibility that comes with a private tour. We had a great day!
Response from Host, May 2023
Hello. We'd like to thank you for your review. It's a real pleasure to know that you had a great time with our guide Salvador!! See you soon.
An amazing day to remember
ziyun_x, Mar 2023
Salvador is very nice tour guy, he is very organized people, he plan our time very tight. He did a great job in providing the history behind the ruins. Because we were a smaller group, it felt very personalized and we didn’t miss a beat in anything that we experienced. Make sure to take cash for gratuity. Loved this tour!!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Hello Ziyun, we'd like to thank you for your review. It's great to know that you've enjoyed the tour with our guide Salvador. Hasta Pronto!
Satisfied Customer
FarkhandaKhan, Nov 2022
Loved Tulum, Coba, and cenote. Our driver / guide made the whole experience pleasant and memorable. Easy pickup and drop off. Would highly recommend to others.
Fantastic cultural experience
Traci_N, Nov 2022
Captain Snake (Ketzketuwan,..i more than likely got that wrong) was a fantastic guide. Very knowledgeable in the history and differences of Tulum and Coba ruins. He has a great personality and is very friendly. We had the best pork tacos ever,…the tortillas were delish. Indulged us by stopping at a local shop to buy memorabilia. He brought the culture to life for us. I would definitely recommend Viator and this guide to anyone.
Authentic, educational, and entertaining.
Jeanette_T, June 2022
Our guide, Ramone, was very knowledgeable. He gave us so much extra information. Both sites were amazing and we are very glad we chose this tour instead of Chichén Itzá. Very authentic and Coba was shaded, which was welcome on a hot, sticky summer day! The cenote was refreshing and totally different from the other cenote we had been to.
Response from Host, July 2022
Hi Jeannette! Many thanks for you review. We really appreciate it and also our guide Ramon will be happy. Hasta Pronto!!
Tulum and Coba tour from Cancun
Rachel_S, Mar 2022
The day was awesome! Highly recommend this excursion that we took from Cancun. It’s about an hour and a half drive to Tulum. A lot of walking around Tulum but very beautiful ruins on the coast. Then another 45 min drive to Coba. Coba is a treat. Not a very busy touristy place like Tulum. Hidden in the jungle. The bike ride to the tall ruins was an added bonus. Lots of walking but we loved it. Then lunch at a local Maya restaurant right at Coba. Shopping available at both Tulum and Coba. Whole day was about 8 and a half hours with some shopping. Lunch was delicious. Best meal we had in Mexico. After lunch, was about a 2 hour return trip to the hotel. Wonderful day. Ask for Taco, fantastic tour. He’s very knowledgeable and just awesome!!! You won’t regret this! The added privacy of just your group is additionally great! You will get some exercise but the ruins are worth the trip!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
hello Rachel. we are happy. to know that you've enjoyed the tour. our bests,
Hopefully they show up
Trent_S, Mar 2022
The car never came and only notified us after 50mins after we were suppose to be picked. Was disappointed we were unable to go.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Dear Trent: we are very sorry for the inconvenience caused. Our vehicle had a mechanical issue and didn't pass by the security test we do before the departure from our central. Unfortunately the only option was to move to the day after. We invite you to take the tour anytime in the future. Just let us know. Best Regards,
Decent price for comfy private Maya tour)
Vera_T, Jan 2022
This was very comfortable trip) Very nice guide Captain Snake) he answered all questions, he really loves history of Maya. He also recommended us an amazing restaurant for our dinner the next day. My mom is 72, so private tour allowed us avoid crowds and have rest whenever we need) thank you! The van is very comfortable. The price is decent.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hello Vera, we'd like to thank you for your review. Happy to know that you and your family have enjoyed our tour. Looking forward to seeing you soon, again. Bests,
You guys should compensate for this loss for our family
Robin_K, Jan 2022
We were all set for the tour, waiting for the bus, 10,20,30 minutes, but bus never showed up😡.We came from all the way California for this tour and we didn't make it because of you guys. We couldn't book with any other company because it was too late. Your local company didn't care to let us know that they won't be able to pick up us.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Dear Robin, we apologize once again for the inconvenient. As explained, the vehicle assigned to your trip had a last minute breakdown and unfortunately we couldn’t replace it with another one, because for the peak season all the other vehicle were already busy. We have tried to offer to move the tour to the day after, but you have preferred to cancel it and we have issued immediately the full refund. If you will come back to our area, we will be happy to organize the tour for you, with a very special discount. Our Bests!
Awesome Day Trip
jbohne66, Jan 2022
This was the best tour and well worth the money - we were so lucky to have had Taco” as our guide - everything was beyond our imagination. Guide was on time at our hotel and we started the day with a big smile and a warm greeting from our tour guide Enrique Takeo Manzo “Taco” then a drive from Cancun to Tulum. “Taco” from the start we talked about many many things on our drive. He was so easy to talk to and his English is perfect - he also speaks fluent French - Once at Tulum Taco navigated is around all the crowds and he began teaching us about the Mayan seaport. It was obvious from the start that Taco is passionate about the history of the Yucatán Peninsula and he is so knowledgeable about history of the Maya culture and the legacy they left as well as the Maya culture that is still very much alive today. Coba was sensational as well beautiful jungle we took the greatest bike ride out to the ruins through the jungle stopping at many archaeological sites - after Coba we ate at a local restaurant - amazing food! The day was great and I feel very fortunate that Taco was our guide - request him when you book you won’t be disappointed. Thank you Thank you Thank you Taco. Until we meet again my friend be well. Jenny Bohne
Response from Host, Jan 2022
hello Jenny! Many thanks for your wonderful review. Our guide "TAKEO" will be more than happy to know that you've had a great time with him! see you soon, again!
Great day trip
Travis_M, Jan 2022
Great experience, and well worth going with the private guide. Takeo (Taco) had excellent language skills and a wide range of knowledge about the historical/cultural sites we visited. Definitely worth visiting Tulum early in the day, as Taco insisted on, as there was a huge line waiting by the time we were leaving! Tulum and Coba were each unique, and easily visited in a day. Also visited a nearby Cenote and great restaurant. The private tour allowed for some flexibility to stop at a couple shops along the driving route, and spending as much or as little time as we wanted at each attraction.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
hello Travis, many thanks for your review!!! We hope to see you soon, back to Mexico!
Great experience!
Chris_C, Dec 2021
The driver was on time, the tour guide was very helpful and informative, and every part of the tour was amazing.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Hello Chris. many thanks for your review. See you soon, again, in one of our trips!
Great Experience
Tom_G, Aug 2021
Wonderful experience. My wife and I had a great time seeing the Mayan ruins. We would highly recommend touring with this group.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Hi Tom, we`d like to thank you for your review. Very happy to had you as part of our travelers. We hope to see you soon!
Amazing Tour!
Luis_G, July 2021
The archaeological sites was impressive and our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. The whole tour was a job and we do it again and recommend this tour to others.
Response from Host, July 2021
Hello. We'd like to thank you for your review and we hope to see you soon again. Our Bests,
Great day seeing the Mayan Ruins
Howard_R, Apr 2021
Wonderful private tour with Efram (we might not spell his name correctly). He seemed very knowledgeable and was a very nice guy. It is worth the extra cost to us to avoid the crowded tour buses and to have a guide who answers all of our questions.
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Hello.We would like to thank you for your review and we hope to see you back in Riviera Maya!
Free videos and photos!
Marlenn_S, Sept 2020
I can absolutely say that despite the actual attractions being closed these guys made it happen regardless! We were able to see far passed just Tulum and Coba, we got on a boat and saw it all!!!! I really appreciate the photos and videos that captured the moment for me and my spouse and I would most definitely recommend.
Response from Host, Sept 2020
Hi Marlenn, we would like to thank you very much for you great review. Unfortunately, the ruins of Tulum and Coba were still closed, so we did our best to let you enjoy the visit, at least from the sea, and to leave you nice pictures and videos memories. We also hope that you've enjoyed the typical and original Mexican tacos tasting. Find us always available to take you discovering our Mexican places and attractions. Our Best!
Super Fun and Really Educational
Richard_B, Apr 2020
Super Fun and really educational. Salvador was great! He knew so much and shared his extensive knowledge. Lunch buffet was good although I wasn't expecting much....but definitely worth it after the climb of the main Coba Temple.
Response from Host, Apr 2020
Dear Richard, first of all many thanks for your review. It's just exceptional for us to know that you've fully enjoyed our Tulum and Coba private excursion, with our wonderful guide Salvador. Find us at your disposal, should you wish to visit any other site of interest in our destinations. Our Best. Carlos.
Personal and engaging experience!
Bryan_B, Mar 2020
Simply put this was an awesome trip! We booked via Viator before arriving in Cancun. Our guide Gabriel showed up exactly on time at the hotel and drove us to Tulum and Coba. He and his family were from the area and extremely knowledgeable in Mayan history and places. We had an absolutely fantastic day and can highly recommend him!
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Dear Bryan, we are very proud to read your great review and know that you've enjoyed our private excursion Tulum and Coba with our guide Gabriel. We look forward to organize for you any future trip in Mexico. Best Regards,
Great tour! Very professional and informative!
kristinaacademia, Feb 2020
This private tour of Tulum, Coba and a cenote was fantastic. We were picked up right on time at our hotel and driven to each of the sites. Our guide Gabriel was so knowledgeable and shared some very interesting stories and antidotes about Mexico and the Mayan civilization! We really enjoyed learning about the ruins and the areas in the Yucatan from him. I would definitely recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Hi Kristina! We would like to thank you for your review. We feel more than proud To know that you’ve enjoyed our Private Tour Tulum / Coba / Cenote, hoping to provide you again our services in the future. Our best! Carlos!
Samuel_W, Jan 2020
We LOVED this private Tulum/Cenote/Coba tour with Gabriel.  He was prompt picking us up, professional, friendly, and a safe driver.  He had so much knowledge about the sites and about Mayan history and he was a pleasure to spend the day with.  In fact, after doing another tour during our trip through another company (arranged by Viator) where the logistics were less than ideal, we vowed that when we return to Mexico, we will specifically request Gabriel and only Gabriel! (Is it obvious we liked Gabriel?).  The day we visited Tulum was very hot and mobbed with tourists, and he made sure to find shaded locations to talk to us about the history.  He had helpful visual aids and seemed to know more than the average tour guide.  At Coba, he talked to us for the right amount of time and then suggested we bike up to the ruins.  We were never pressured for time but also never felt like he was talking too much or too little.  And on the way home, we passed a ceramics store that we wanted to visit that he stopped for.  It was a really ideal day, and we have no hesitation recommending Gabriel, and his company, to anyone!

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