Private Tour of Chichen Itza, Coba, & Tequila Factory
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12 hours
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Overview

Please note: price varies by group size

From visits to jungle-clad Mayan ruins to tastings at a private tequila factory, this private tour is designed exclusively for your group. Start with a quiet morning at Chichen Itza before heading out to the lush cenote of Ik-Kil to cool off and swim (optional).  

After a relaxing first half of the day, your private group gets an afternoon filled with more wonder in the ancient city of Coba, where you see the sights by private pedicab. After some adventure and history, your day wraps up with a true reward: exclusive tastings at a tequila factory in Valladolid.   

What you can expect 

This private day trip highlights some of the most beloved aspects of the Yucatan Peninsula and its surroundings: Mayan ruins, otherworldly cenotes, and best-in-class tequila. And that’s the short list from this expertly crafted private day tour. Along with exploring some of the area’s most important Mayan ruins, there’s plenty of relaxing and fun activities included such as a swim at a cenote, a pedicab ride through Coba, and a traditional Mexican lunch.  

Your air-conditioned vehicle is reserved for your private group only to ensure a safe and memorable day exploring Chichen Itza, Coba, and Valladolid. 

Luxury and comfort on your private full-day tour  

Throughout your 12-hour day, you can always expect that an air-conditioned vehicle waiting for you at each stop. Inside the vehicle, you are welcome to water bottles, soda, and light snacks. Unlike traditional bus tours to Chichen Itza, you don’t have to wait for large groups — we can leave when you are ready. Think of us as your private concierge to some of the most incredible sights of the Yucatan, not to mention your personal driver for getting around. 

Enjoy visits to Chichen Itza, Coba, and Valladolid without feeling rushed   

When you book a sightseeing tour from your accommodations to visit places like Chichen Itza and Coba, it’s the norm that you can expect a long day of travel. Unlike other group tours, this private tour is designed to feel leisurely, not rushed, as you experience monuments that are part of UNESCO, and in the case of Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Each stop is carefully planned out on your behalf, allowing you time to appreciate the history and beauty of these ancient Mayan ruins, swim in the cenote, and explore the jungle landscapes of Coba.  

No hidden fees and reliable, quality service   

Reliable, quality service is at the heart of everything we do. This tour includes lunch, admission fees, refreshments, certified English-speaking guides, and additional services such as pedicabs. There are no hidden fees, and you can read more about what is (and is not) included in the What’s Included section below. 

Experience

Highlights

  • Round-trip transportation in a private vehicle equipped with air conditioning and refreshments 
  • Explore Chichen Itza, part of the New Seven Wonders of the World  
  • Cool off at the Ik-Kil cenote, where you can swim or just enjoy the cool shade 
  • Cover more ground in Coba on a pedicab ride of the rainforest-clad city 
  • Savor an authentic Mexican lunch, complimentary beers, and other refreshments 
  • Sip on tequila with the makers in their private factory in the scenic city of Valladolid
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    Location

    Duration

    12 hours

    Start Time

    07:30

    Address

    45XW+VV6 Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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    Itinerary

    • Please note that as a private tour, we can make special accommodations to suit the needs and interests of your group. The following itinerary is subject to change, but this sample itinerary represents a typical route we take on this private day tour of the Yucatan’s great Mayan sites.  
    • Pick up from your hotel, or other accommodation 
    • We pick up from any accommodation in Cancun, Riviera Maya, or Tulum for this private tour of Tulum, Coba, and Chichen Itza. Pick up time may depend on the hotel the travelers are staying. Please visit our FAQ page for additional information on ferry and airport pickups, and the vehicle types that we offer.  
    • Behold the iconic Chichen Itza 
    • Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. On this approximately 2.5-hour walking tour, expect to hear untold secrets and illuminating facts as you visit the impressive pyramid of Kukulkan, the great ball court of the ancient game of pok-a-tok, and the hieroglyphics inscribed by ancient people predicting and calendaring astronomical events.  
    • Throughout your walking tour, there are plenty of places to sit and listen to your guide explain the significance of these places to the ancient Mayan people who lived here. As an example, the Chichen Itza is believed to have been used for various purposes, including as a temple of the warriors for the Mayan civilization.  
    • A refreshing cenote swim and lunch 
    • After morning of walking and exploring, it’s time for a much-deserved break to cool off and relax with one of the top things to do on a trip to the Riviera Maya: swimming in a cenote! This stop is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours of free time. 
    • Arrive at the Ik-Kil cenote, a stunning natural wonder. It is conveniently located on our route to our next stop of the day, the archaeological site of Chichen Itza. The cenote is a natural swimming hole that is surrounded by lush jungle vegetation and cascading vines. The crystal-clear water is perfect for swimming and snorkeling, and the natural beauty of the area is truly breathtaking.  
    • There are changing rooms and lockers you can use at the cenote. We always recommend bringing a change of clothes for after your cenote swim. During your swim, you can leave your personal belongings in your private car, it is completely safe, and we stay in the vehicle during this part of your visit.  
    • Once you’ve dried off after your swim, we head over to lunch on the site of the cenote. Lunch is a typical Mexican buffet lunch consisting of in usually rice, beans, some chicken, pork, and seasonal vegetables and fruit. 
    • Pedicab rides and exploration of Coba 
    • Next, we head to the beautiful (and lesser known) ancient city of Coba for 2 hours exploring sites on included pedicab rides.  
    • Coba is an ancient Mayan city located on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. It is known for its large network of elevated stone roads, known as sacbeob, which connected various structures and settlements within the city. Coba was a major center of trade and commerce in the Mayan world, and at its peak, it is estimated to have had a population of around 50,000 people. Coba is also known for its impressive pyramids, including the Nohoch Mul pyramid, which is one of the tallest in the Yucatan Peninsula.  
    • Other notable sites you see include the Mayan Ball Court, a symbol of wealth and power, as well as Xaibé (a nearly fully restored building also known as the observatory). 
    • A private tequila tasting in Valladolid 
    • Sit back and relax on a leisurely drive through the town square of Valladolid en route to your final stop of the day: a private tequila tasting at a tequila factory.  
    • This part of the tour takes place at Destilería Artesanal de Agave Mayapán, one of the oldest and well-known agave distillery in the Yucatan. Here, tequila is handmade using techniques used by Mexicans who started making tequila over 400 years ago. This artisanal process gives the tequila a unique and exquisite flavor. 
    • Tour the agave plantation to see where the jimado process is done, and a visit to the inside of the La Destilería facilities, where you observe the step-by-step process followed to reach the final product. 
    • Finally, raise a glass during your free tasting of tequila. There will be time at the end of this tasting to shop the on-site regional craft store for regional souvenirs and tequila bottles. 
    • End your day with hotel/accommodation drop-off 
    • Typically, you can expect to be back to your hotel between 8–9pm, depending on accommodation.  
    • Please note: We can drop off the guests in a different location if they need to change hotels or arrive at the airport or at the ferry station. A drop-off point must however be in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen or Tulum. 

    Inclusions

    • All entrance fees, no hidden costs 
    • Buffet lunch 
    • Professional certificated private guide services 
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off 
    • Private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle 
    • Sweet snacks, soft drinks & 2 cans of beer/per adult in the car 
    • Pedicab rent in Coba to avoid large amount of walking 
    • Tour of Destilería Artesanal de Agave and free tequila testing 

    Exclusions

    • Breakfast
    • Tips (optional)

    Additional Information

    • What to Bring
    • Comfortable shoes to walk around in throughout the day  
    • Hats, sunscreen, bathing suits, dry cloths, and towels for the cenote portion of the tour 

    Guide Languages

    • English

    • Portuguese

    • Russian

    • Spanish

    • German

    • Italian

    • French

    Cancellation Policy

    • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 71 hours before the activity start time.

    • A 80% refund will apply if you cancel more than 47 hours before the activity start time.

    • A 50% refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

    • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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