Discover the two prime archaeological ruins of the Maya Riviera, the ancient cities of Tulum and Coba. Climb the tallest Mayan pyramid in the Yucatan. Take a refreshing dip in'Cenote Cho-Ha. Finally, relax on Playa Paraiso, one of Maya Riviera's most pristine public beaches. This 12-hour, small-group tour includes air-conditioned transport from and to your Cancun hotel, a professional guide, and breakfast and lunch.

After pickup from your Cancun hotel at 6:30am, head to Tulum with your small group to explore this fascinating Mayan walled city from the 10th century. See the Temple of the Frescoes, the'Templo Dios del Viento (God of Winds Temple), and El Castillo (The Castle) overlooking the Caribbean from a cliff.

Just 45 minutes down the road from Tulum, enter Coba, considered one of the most important cities of the Mayan civilization. Home to 50,000 inhabitants at its peak, this ancient city is known for its many sculptures, engravings, and raised stone paths (zac beoobs) connecting buildings and residential areas. The longest path leading from Coba runs 62 miles (100 kilometers) to the Mayan city of Yaxuna.

Walk, bike, or hop a tricycle taxi a little more than a mile (2 kilometers) to reach the main pyramid, Nohoch Mul. At 137 feet (42 meters), it's the tallest on the Yucatan Peninsula, and the panoramic view from the top is unforgettable. Afterward, refuel with lunch at a restaurant overlooking the Lagoon of Coba. Taste regional dishes and handmade corn tortillas.

After lunch the tour moves on to Cenote Cho-Ha. Through a spiral staircase, enter the cave full of stalactites where cool, crystalline, mineral-rich waters await you'for a refreshing bath.

The tour finishes in Playa Para'so back in Tulum, a strip of soft white sand, palm trees, and thatched umbrellas, where you can relax, swim, or walk the magnificent coastline. Return to your Cancun hotel by evening.

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