Mexic Tulum Coba Nohoch Mul pyramid

This ancient city, which saw its peak between 200 and 600 BCE (before Chichén Itzá became more powerful), is so large that it is best explored by bike or tricycle taxi.

Cobá is best explored in trainers or walking shoes. The steps up the Nohoch Mul pyramid are narrow and uneven, so flip-flops or sandals will make your ascent harder and rather dangerous. Bring a backpack with a few snacks and water as well as your swimwear. After visiting Coba, you may also want to make time to cool off with a swim in the nearby Cenote Choo-Ha.

Cobá

Vast and well-preserved Maya city

This ancient city, which saw its peak between 200 and 600 BCE (before Chichén Itzá became more powerful), is so large that it is best explored by bike or tricycle taxi. You will cycle down road networks called Sacbes, created by the Maya to reach different parts of this vast city, visiting well-preserved ball courts and large glyphs that remain in place. If you can brace yourself for the steep climb up the 1200 steps of the Nohoch Mul pyramid you will be rewarded with incredible views over the site and the jungle surrounding itCobá is best explored in trainers or walking shoes...read more

Cobá Tours

Chichen Itza to Tulum

Explore Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula

7 daysFrom $3,990
Destinations Tulum, Chichén Itzá, Mérida, Uxmal, Cobá
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Private guided tour
Activity Luxury, Beach, Adventure, Caving, Active, Walking, Snorkelling, Swimming, Nature & Wildlife, Photography, National Parks, Culture, Archaeology, Cities, Museums & Galleries, Indigenous Tourism, History, Culinary, Food

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