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Group Bus Tours in Riviera Maya/Cancun area

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#1 tsc2012

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    Posted 04 December 2011 - 11:20 AM



    I'm looking into arranging a group bus tour to chichen itza or coba for our wedding guests, and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations.

    I'm also looking to arrange a bus to take all of our guests to Playa Del Carmen for a day.


    All of your suggestions are appreciated whether used or not!



    #2 Cassie South

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      Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:08 AM

      Hi there tsc2012,


      Our agency has dealt with almost every company down there so I certainly have recommendations based on good and bad experiences!


      I highly recommend using "Your Cancun DMC". They are punctual, experienced and have very knowledgeable guides. On top of that, their pricing is very competitive as well. Their website is http://www.yourcancundmc.com/


      They will be able to help you with Chichen Itza, Coba, Playa Del Carmen, whatever. They also will assist in emergencies (one of my guests lost her Mexican Tourist Card once and they sorted everything). The best thing is their turnaround time. They actually respond!


      I also highly recommend doing it before you get down there... Trying to arrange a group excursion when half your guests are at the pool bar, some are in their rooms, others in restaurants, honestly you'll waste half a day trying to sort everyone. Do it in advance or if you have a TA ask them to do it. Your Cancun DMC will pay your TA a commission so most TA's will be happy to work with them.


      Hope that helps!


      Ginger Blum


      #3 tsc2012

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        Posted 08 January 2012 - 11:19 AM

        Hi Ginger,


        Thanks so much for the reply! I will definitely check them out.



        #4 Akumal Bride

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          Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:38 PM

          Hi there. I don't have any helpful suggestions for where to go to arrange your trip (sorry.) But I do have a suggestion about choosing your destination. I haven't been to Chichen Itza myself (plan to go after the wedding) but I have been to the ruins at Coba and Tulum and know lots of people who have done the trip to Chichen. I think if my guests were staying in the Riviera Maya, I'd opt for either Tulum or Coba only because it's about a three hour trip to Chichen Itza each way (depending on where your resort is). That means you spend a huge amount of time on a bus, and by the time you get there, it's already crowded with all the other tour buses (plus you don't get to stay for the nighttime laser show because you have to get back to your hotel). It just seems like a very intensive, all-day excursion for your guests. I like Tulum because the ruins are on a cliff overlooking the ocean, and there is a gorgeous beach below that you can hang out on. Plus it's doesn't take as long to get there. The downside is that the ruins are less impressive than Coba, and much less impressive than Chichen Itza. But the ambiance of the place is amazing. Coba takes a bit longer to get to than Tulum, but the really cool thing is that the ruins are fairly intact, and there is even one temple that you can climb up. There's not beach, of course, so that's a tradeoff. The grounds at Coba are also quite large compared to Tulum. To me, the benefit of the closer places is that if you go early, you can beat the crowds. Depending on the time of year, it can be way too many people for my taste. Just my two cents.

          #5 ANGELA2013

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            Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:44 AM

            Thanks for the info!!!

            #6 tsc2012

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              Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:48 AM

              thanks Akumal bride! your suggestion couldn't have come at a better time! After doing some research we actually found out that both are equal in distance away from our hotel 2-1/2hrs! After finding this out we weren't sure if we wanted to do this anymore, cause we didn't think our guests would want to sit on a bus for that long (nevermind that we don't even want to!).


              We have actually been to Coba before so to hear your comparison to Tulum is great! We are now looking at tours to Tulum thanks to you!

              #7 Akumal Bride

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                Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:45 AM

                Glad I could help. One more quick thought if you do end up taking your group to Tulum. There are a ton of fun beach restaurants on the road just south of the ruins, which would be a nice way to cap off your visit. La Zebra and Zamas are two of my favorites, but the beach is literally lined with them, and it's an absolutely stunning beach. 

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