Playa del Carmen Tours

 

EXCURSIONS TO THE RUINS

Playa 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!

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Chichen Itza Tours
One of the 7 Wonders of the World.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
   
Coba Tours
The only Yucatan Mayan city to be set in the jungle. Climb the pyramid!
Tulum Tours
Famed for it's dramatic cliff top location.  The closest ruins to town.
   
Ek Balam Tours
Off-the-beaten-track, but gloriously preserved.  Climb the pyramid!
      

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.

MAYAN RUINS SIGHTSEEING TOURS FAQ's

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 minutes.

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.