del Carmen is at the heart of the Mayan
Empire of Mexico, nestled in between
the great Mayan cities of Chichen Itza,
Tulum, Coba and Ek Balam. The
Mayan culture is so much a part of the
Playa del Carmen area, that the area
between Cancun and Tulum is known as
the Riviera Maya, or the Mayan Riviera.
Every visit to this area should tour
at least one of these great ancient
cities, and especially any first time
visit. We offer a wide variety
of exceptional sightseeing tours, excursions,
and day trips to these Mayan ruins sites,
and all of our tours are discounted!
but gloriously preserved. Climb
Our Advice: If it's your first trip, or you
haven't seen Chichen Itza then we recommend to everyone
that you do so. If you are on a cruise ship,
though, plan to see Tulum or Coba.
RUINS SIGHTSEEING TOURS
Q:I'M ON A CRUISE SHIP - CAN
I DO THESE TOURS? A: Chichen Itza and Ek Balam are pretty far out,
you'll want to focus on Tulum or Coba, which are much closer
to the cruise ports. Your limited time in port won't
really be enough to visit the other two.
Q:HOW FAR AWAY ARE THE RUINS
SITES? A: Chichen Itza and Ek Balam are about 2.5 hours
from Playa del Carmen, while Tulum and Coba are about 45
Q:WHICH MAYAN RUINS SITE SHOULD
I TOUR FIRST? A: You can't go wrong with Chichen Itza. It
is the most famous Mayan ruins site, even being named as
one of the new 7 wonders of the world and certified as a
UNESCO Heritage Site. Tulum is great for cruise passengers
and folks who would rather not spend a whole day driving
to the site, as is Coba. Coba and Ek Balam let you
climb the great pyramids, while Chichen Itza and Tulum do
not. Ek Balam is the least crowded, Chichen Itza is
the most crowded, as you might imagine.