Get on unforgettable ecoarcheological adventures. Visit the impressive archaeological site of Coba and discover the amazing Nohoch Mul, the tallest temple of the north of the Yucatan Peninsula. From the top, you will have stunning views of the jungle.
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The ancient city of Cobá, houses the highest temple in the northern Yucatan Peninsula. The Coba Maya sites are some of the most beautiful vestiges in the world. Surrounded by lush colorful jungle, this archaeological site is a real-life paradise. Come experience the tropical forest and view the bright colors of the most exotic flowers, and so much more.
Discover the leaf-covered limestone near the beautiful, tropical forest. For those venturing off the beaten path, feel the soft, almost moss-like sensation of the leaves underneath your feet and imagine you’re walking on the clouds in the sky above you.
You’ll have a 45 minute guided tour and the leisure to explore the ruins for another hour and a half. It’s a perfect, peaceful getaway for the whole family. If you’re looking to climb to the top of a temple, then Coba is the perfect place for you to discover. With its impressive 120 steps that reach 137 feet in height, you can admire the tallest temple in the northern Yucatan peninsula. A truly epic view.With its impressive 120 steps that reach 137 feet in height, you can admire the tallest temple in the northern Yucatan peninsula. A truly epic view.
The stelae are large carved stones that the astronomers and scholars of the city created to document their knowledge and important calendar dates. On the first stone is a world-famous date as it is the beginning of a new era in the Maya calendar, December 12th, 2012. Sounds like the perfect photo op for the family, doesn’t it?
This ancient city is around 2,300 years old and is one of the most beautifully preserved cities of Maya culture. While the city may have been used for residential and administrative purposes, it is speculated that this city played an important role in ceremonial events for the Maya people. With its many roadways, Coba helped to contribute to the commerce of Maya civilization throughout the Yucatan Peninsula and beyond. It’s a shining example of the impact the Maya civilization had on trade. Close your eyes and imagine the nearly 50,000 inhabitants that used to roam the paths between the stone structures and along the edges of the nearby lagoon. Just being there is an immersive experience that can cast you back into the ancient past.
If you find yourself walking through the jungle, you may have the opportunity of a lifetime close at hand. In the jungle is a native man that your guide will introduce you to. You will see this man sitting peacefully before an altar, with an air of perfect calm. Once he senses you are nearby he will approach you with a small cup filled with smoke. He will tell you and your guide that the ritual does not have a religious nature. If you consent to the ritual, this shaman will lead you to stand in a half-circle before the altar. Once you are standing before the altar, the shaman will ask you to open your hands as he waves the smoke of burning copal, a unique kind of aromatic resins from the Copal tree, from the cup and into your face and in your hands. You will then hold your smoke-filled hands close to your chest.
This is a form of connection between you and the shaman. It is his wish to share this moment with you and it is a way for him to share this important aspect of his heritage with you. Before the end of the ritual, you will be asked to repeat a few Maya words before you open your hands and release smoke into the skies above you. At the conclusion of the ritual, many feel an inexplicable sense of peace and calm wash over them. Your part in this ritual is an offering of permission to the Maya gods to pass through the worlds of the Earth, the heavens and the underworld in peace. It is performed with you just as it has been performed by Mayan shamans for over 4000 years.
Many participants have walked away from this experience feeling a sense of euphoria and inner peace. Not only is it a truly remarkable experience but it is a way to keep the heritage and sacred customs of the Maya people alive, allowing each generation to continue its practice.
If you’re looking for a faster, more adventurous way to explore the jungle and its surroundings, then take the zipline way. Fly over the Cenote Caiman and the Mojarras Lagoon. The Pac Chen zipline is 350 meters long and available on the weekdays. While the Tres Reyes zip line is around 100 meters long and available on Saturdays. Both zip lines can get up to speeds of 25 miles per hour. Overcome your fears and get an adrenaline rush while you go through an imposing cenote on an amazing suspension bridge.
Now that you’ve climbed up a temple, and ziplined over the jungle, it’s time to try your hand at rappelling down to Cenote Jaguar. With a height of 15 meters (49 ft.), it’s an easy descend down to the bottom that everyone can enjoy. In fact, many participants of varying backgrounds have enjoyed it from 80 year-olds to young kids. So if you’re a beginner, don’t worry, this is a great one to start off with. Once you’ve swam, cooled off and are feeling refreshed, jump into the jungle and take in the explosion of colorful plants and wildlife that inhabit this beautiful community. Walk through fields of color with yellow, purple and orange flowers surrounding your path as you make your way deeper into the jungle.
Listen to the sounds of birds in the trees and enjoy the sight of brightly colored butterflies that pass your way. There are many species of butterflies in the Yucatan Peninsula but you can see the most diversity in the jungles of Coba. How many can you find before the day is over? Of course, there are more than just winged creatures to be seen in the Coba jungles. Snakes, toads, squirrels and even monkeys can be seen wandering the jungle floor and climbing up the tallest trees.
Setting out on a gentle canoe trip on fresh water lagoon you will be able to appreciate the exquisite natural surroundings.
Experience the amazing feeling of flying through the pristine rainforest and over the Cayman Cenote.
A refreshing dip in the crystal clear, fresh water of the cenotes (underground caves).
Visit Coba, the archaeological site.
Be part of an authentic blessing Maya ceremony that a shaman will perform for you.
We will teach you to rappel into an impressive cenote (sinkhole), descending approximately 17 meters.
PACH CHEN NATIVE PARK (APPROX DURATION 3:00 HRS)
You will have the opportunity to see how the Maya people live today and experience extraordinary adventure activities in the jungle.
COBA (APPROX DURATION 01 HRS 45 MIN)
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