Mayan Inland

Expedition

MAYAN HISTORY, CULTURE & GASTRONOMY

Mayan Inland Expedition

COBÁ - PUNTA LAGUNA - MAYAN COMMUNITY

MAIN INTEREST

  • Mesoamerican archaeology Coba

  • Nature, culture and history

  • Jungle ecology and wildlife observation

  • Adventure (zip line, canoe, hike, bike, climb and swim)

  • Local gastronomy

  • Eco - tourism

AVAILABILTY

  • Every Tuesday, Friday or Sunday

  • On demand

PRICE        

  • $145 USD *                               

INCLUDED

  • Transportation in Air-conditioned Van

  • Mexico Kan Tours Guide

  • All entrance fees 

  • All activities in Punta Laguna

  • Bicycle in Coba

  • Guidance in Coba

  • Lunch, Snacks and Drinks

The ancient Mayan city of Coba was once a metropolis of the north eastern Yucatan. Massive pyramids, squares, palaces and monuments have been buried in the jungle for over 1000 years, only recently discovered by archaeologists. This is a wonderful environment to learn about the Maya as well as local fauna, where the lush vegetation is pre-eminent, with half-excavated buildings emerging from the vines and tree roots, lots of tropical birdlife and an extensive central area that we visit by bicycle! 

Cobá was built around a series of small lakes, which provided a good agricultural environment and gave rise to possibly the largest pre-Hispanic settlement of the Classic period in northern Yucatán (200-800 AD). There are five main architectural groups distributed around the lakes connected by an impressive network of ancient white roads. The temple known as Nohoch Mul is 42m tall (138 ft) and provides an inspiring view over the jungle , which spreads like a green carpet over an ancient city of 72km2 (45 square miles).

 

The community of Punta Laguna provide eco-tourism activities which are aimed towards the preservation of their culture and the forest. The marvelous natural environment of this area is characterized by impressive lakes, deep well cenotes with crystal-clear water and a semi-decidous jungle with trees of up to 100ft. An extraordinary bio-diversity of flora & fauna live in this environment, and we are guided by the local community through jungle trails on the lookout for some of the many species of birds, mammals orchids, insects & bromeliads. The standout resident is the spider monkey, who the community have built a very special relationship over the last 20 years, as they have become experts in observing their behavior and can identify each individual in the group! You will also paddle canoe on the calm waters of the lake and enjoy a thrilling zipline over the water.

 

Also on this tour: we visit a family owned and run cenote, great for swimming and cooling down, and jumping or diving for the brave. In the nearby village of Nuevo Durango, we stop for lunch at the house of a local family who show us their gardens, medicinal plants and project that reintroduces endangered animals into the wild. And of course, a delicious home cooked meal all made from local ingredients.

 

"A great day out in the wild - the perfect mix of history, exploration, wildlife & culture"...

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Tour Program
  • 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. pick up

  • Visit the Coba archaelogical site (history, bike ride and climb)

  • Delicious meal in the house of a Mayan family

  • Visit the Punta Laguna nature reserve (hike the jungle in search of monkeys and other wildlife, canoe on the turquoise colored lake, zip line, participate in a Mayan ceremony)

  • Swim in an immaculately kept cenote.

  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. drop off

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Maya Inland Expedition is the perfect excursion to experience and learn about the Mayan past and present as well as the nature of the Peninsula of Yucatan in a very active day zip lining, swimming, canoeing, biking and climbing

  • This is one of our most highly recommended tours, eco-tourism at its best!!! 

  • Great for the entire family, kids as well as adults love this tour

TOUR RECOMMENDATIONS

 

We recommend that clients bring:

- Comfortable clothes and shoes (sandals ok) - Bathing suit, sun glasses, towel

- Camera & binoculars

- Sun protection (preferably bio degradable, or clothes to aid with sun protection)

- Some cash

 

Please note that there are no ATM machines in the area, nor do any of the vendors accept credit cards.

 

The guides, drivers and waitress appreciate tips for their excellent service. Anyway it s also thanks to them that you will leave with many great memories!

 

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