Discover the Wonderful Things You Can Do at Coba

Explore one of the most important archaeological sites in Quintana Roo and make the most of your trip with this private tour. Travel to Coba in a private vehicle and manage your schedule as you please. Enjoy a day full of adventure and history learning more about these Mayan ruins.

Coba is around 107 miles away from Cancun, approximately 3 hours by car. This site has an extension of 80 square meters and is surrounded by lakes of dark color. One of the best things you can do here is to climb the Nohoch Mul pyramid, one of the highest pre-Hispanic structures of the Mayan civilization!

Along the road, you will find gracious towns and stands where the locals offer their handcrafts. There are also lots of clear-water cenotes where you can swim and rest. Don’t miss this experience!

Explore the Pyramids of this Ancient City Hidden in the Mayan Jungle

As soon as you enter Coba, you’ll be immersed in the magic of the Riviera Maya. Follow the jungle paths either walking, on a rented bicycle, or on a bike-cab, and discover all the ruins scattered in this area. Prepare your camera because you will find wonderful views and places that you will want to remember. The buildings in this archaeological site are widely separated from each other, so you'll do good exercise.

Soon you will arrive at the great Nohoch Mul, which is the biggest Mayan structure in the Yucatan Peninsula. Coba is one of the few sites where it is still allowed to climb the pyramids, so wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and be careful because in some places the stones are a bit slippery.

It’s all worth it though because at the top of the pyramid you can admire a beautiful landscape unique to this place. Imagine how people lived, their clothes, the colors on their walls; feel the fresh air and rest. You will enjoy it a lot!

Experience Coba in the Best Way with our Private Tours

Of all the different ways available to go to Coba, the best one without a doubt is with our private tours. In these, you get a vehicle exclusively for your group, that way you don’t have to wait on other people and won’t lose precious time. Arrive earlier than most tour groups and enjoy the site much more calmly. You will also be safer than you would be driving on your own, and your bilingual driver will kindly suggest many places to have a delicious lunch, shop handicrafts or just interesting spots to visit. Forget about driving back to your Riviera Maya hotel after a tiring trip because we will take you back safely to the lobby of your hotel.

The archaeological site of Coba is a large ruined city of the Mayan Civilization, considered one of the main attractions to visitors. Still open for the public to climb the main pyramid Nohoch Mul with 120 steps, 42meters high - worth the climb
  • This tour is available from any location Cancun and Riviera Maya
  • It is about a 2 ½ hour ride from Cancun. We suggest a 7- 10 AM departure (tour buses arrive around 12 noon and for me, I would leave early at 7 or 8).
  • Bike to the ruins or walk and explore this hidden Mayan treasure of Coba. Climb the main pyramid if you want, the view is spectacular
  • The driver can suggest traditional Mexican restaurants in the area
  • Round trip air-conditioned transportation exclusively for your group
  • English speaking driver
  • Entrance fees to Coba
  • Toll road fees and parking
  • Stop anywhere in the area for lunch (The driver can suggest some places)
Does not include:
  • A guide in Coba.
  • Food and beverages.
  • Gratuities.
  • Any extra stop or activity not purchased in this package.
  • There is a small federal fee for the use of electronic devices to shoot video inside Coba.
  • Bring biodegradable insect repellent and sunblockYou can only use biodegradable products on the reef and in cenotes.
  • Bring swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, camera, walking shoes.
  • Make sure to bring a change of clothes as the driver will not let you in the vehicle if you are wet
  • Bring cash. 
Additional Information:
  • You can only use biodegradable products in cenote
  • You get the vehicle for the length of your tour.
  • ALL sites of ruins close at 5PM. Please plan your time accordingly.

TRANSPORTATION: If staying in Isla Blanca, we need to add on a $50 USD service fee for pickup and drop off.

**This fee is per VEHICLE, not per person.

*** Note that the certified guides inside the ruins are not included on this tour, and they are not part of the service that we provide. Therefore, we are not responsible and do not control the prices or exchange rate of the guide that you hire. Remember to agree on the price before hiring a guide.
* Please check the ADD ON section to see the additional options available for this tour.


Note: Price per adult drops when the more adults you are. Kids prices remain the same, no matter how many. Infants are free. (Child rate is based on age or height as set out by the park). 13 people max per vehicle regardless of ages. 14 people (including infants) or more, will require 2 or more vans and the rates will change. Feel free to email us with any questions.

Private Coba Express

# of People Per Adult Rate Per Child Rate
1 $ 220.69 $ 21.55
2 $ 110.34 $ 21.55
3 $ 81.90 $ 21.55
4 $ 68.10 $ 21.55
5 $ 60.34 $ 21.55
6 $ 55.17 $ 21.55
7 $ 50.86 $ 21.55
8 $ 47.41 $ 21.55
9 $ 44.83 $ 21.55
10 $ 42.24 $ 21.55

These are the Add-ons available for this tour. You will be able to add them to your order in your Shopping Cart.

Add on for Private Coba Express

Add on Extra

Add 2 cenotes by Coba

Adult: $ 10 usd

Child: $ 10 usd

Add on Extra

Add a stop at a Mayan Village & family house for an up close look at Mayan life & culture.

Adult: $ 5 usd

Child: $ 5 usd

Add on Extra

Underworld Experience swimming among stalactites & stalagmites

Adult: $ 45 usd

Child: $ 35 usd

Add on Extra

Gran Cenote

Adult: $ 20 usd

Child: $ 20 usd


  • All prices are in US Dollars
  • Groups of 6 or more subject to larger deposits
  • You do not need an EP card to get the BEST prices in Cancun.
  • Some tours/transfers require deposit or payment in full at time of booking.
  • If the tour departs as scheduled it is a completed tour. If you are not on the tour on time you will be considered a no-show and therefore we will be charged. In that case, you will forfeit any deposit made.
  • Do not assume a tour is cancelled by rain. Only the tour operator determines if a tour is cancelled due to weather. Not even I can make that call.
  • This tour must be cancelled by 2:00 PM on the day BEFORE the tour in order to receive a full refund of any deposit you may have made.
  • Cancellations can be made by e-mail 48 hrs before your tour departs. Less than 48 hrs you are required to call our office.
  • You personally must speak with our staff. Do not have the hotel travel agent or concierge call. We all speak English.
  • We will provide you with a cancellation number. Please write it down and guard it until you have received your refund.
  • In most cases a refund will be issued within 48 hrs.
  • After 2:00 PM on the day before your tour we still may be able to cancel/refund you, but you are taking a risk. If the tour is full and the operator cannot fill your space, you will lose your deposit. So, call us whenever you can.
  • Our phone number in Cancun is 914-0290. It is also on the back of your EP Card and all tour e-vouchers you received. If you have any trouble dialing this number, ask the concierge or front desk staff to assist you. We are here from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM daily and have an answering machine for the off hours.
  • If your tour is cancelled by the tour operator for any reason including weather, you will receive a full refund or be able to reschedule with no penalty.
  • You can change the date of any tour without penalty IF you call before 2:00 PM on the day before the tour.
  • We have the most flexible cancellation policy in Cancun and we will only keep your deposit IF we are charged by the tour operator.
  • IMPORTANT : We have the right to cancel or exchange any portion of this tour due to weather, availability, road construction or any other reason without notice. We always try to provide the exact service above however, there are times it is out of our control. We will offer other "parks/activities" near the area if something is closed. If you decide not take any other option or if none is available we will charge you the web site price for the services that you were able to do. Example; if you have Tulum and a snorkeling trip planned, you cannot snorkel; we will charge you as if you only went to Tulum. The most expensive part of this trip is the van, gas and driver for the day.
Private Coba Express
Available: Daily
Adults from $42.24 + tax
Kids from $21.55 + tax
Infant(s): At no charge according to age range.

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