The ancient Mayan cities of Tulum and Koba

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During this excursion we will visit two archaeological zones located near the Riviera Maya. The picturesque “city of dawn”
Tulum, located on the rocks on the shore of the turquoise Caribbean Sea and lost in the wild jungle of Yucatan, the Maya
city of Koba.
The settlement of Koba at one time was one of the most densely populated in this region, and comprised several towns and
villages located on an area over 80 square kilometers. The ruins of the city were found in the early twentieth century,
centuries after the city was abandoned by its inhabitants. Only a small part of the city has been restored to the present time,
many buildings still remain covered with jungle, and this gives the city the unique charm and atmosphere of an abandoned
city in the best traditions of adventure films. We will go to our adventure by bicycles, as the distances between groups of
structures are quite large. During the excursion we will look at various constructions: fields for playing ball, painted
temples, an oval pyramid, the Mayan road, and, at the end of the program, we will rise to the highest pyramid on the
Yucatan peninsula – Nohoch Mul Pyramid, 42 meters high.
After visiting the city of Koba, we will go to lunch in one of the best restaurants in the modern city of Tulum. After lunch,
we will continue our journey to the archaeological area of Tulum – the only surviving city-port of Maya in Mexico. Tulum
in translation of Maya means “Wall”. The city is surrounded on three sides by a wide stone wall, and the fourth one is
overlooking the sea. The views that open from the rocks are so scenic that they are replicated to postcards around the world.
Currently, the city is cleared of the jungle and is the most popular archaeological zone of Mexico. On the walls of the
buildings, there were preserved bas-reliefs with the images of the Mayan gods Kukulkan, Ittsamny and the mysterious
descending god. Among the ruins and on the rocks you can see a large number of iguanas, and the beach, to which the
merchant boats once moored, is now an egg-laying area of green turtles.
 Transfer from Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya Hotels
 Professional multilingual guide
 Entrance Fees to Archaeological sites
 Regional lunch at the restaurant
 Taxes
 Beverages and alcoholic drinks at the restaurant
 Use of non-professional video devices in the archaeological site (MXN $45)
 Personal expenses, tips and souvenirs
 Bike rental (MXN $40)


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