Disembark your cruise ship at the port of Casa Maya and embark on a shore excursion to the ancient Mayan city of Chacchoben. Discover the mystifying archeological site as you admire colossal pyramids and sacred temples that were only discovered in the late 20th century. Experience the diverse wildlife of the surrounding jungle as your knowledgeable guide offers a captivating commentary of the atmospheric ruins. Round-trip transport from the port in an air-conditioned minivan is included in the tour.
Two of our favorite places in a single day. As soon as your cruiseship arrives to Costa Maya Port, travel through history from the Mayans to the pirates. Start your adventure in one of the least explored archeological sites in the Maya Zone that date back to 200 BC. and let yourself be surprised by the incredible monuments, flora and fauna that the jungle has to offer you.After visiting the jungle and the Mayan city of Chacchoben, we will go to the Bacalar lagoon, a famous haven for pirates, where you can relax, swim or enjoy a kayak ride in the refreshing waters of the seven-color lagoon.Take a short break eating some delicious fajitas with your favorite drink at the edge of the lagoon or just enjoy the breeze and incredible landscape.We recommend this tour if you visit Costa Maya for the first time.
You will meet your guide at a central location in Mahahual. From there, we will take you to the Chacchoben archaeological site where you will have a 1.5 hour guided tour with a native guide who will unveil the history of a Mayan city that flourished around 300 AD.The activity is complemented with a walk under the jungle to explore and get to know the different structures on the site like: Templo 24, Plaza B, Gran Plaza, Gran Basamento, Los Gemelos, Las Vasijas and Temple One.This tour also offers the possibility of learning about local plants and seeing some species of local fauna including birds and spider monkeys.
Adventure to the unique site of Kohunlich, once the center of commerce and politics of the region. This is a less visited site but it is probably the most important for archaeologists as it has a original style of achitecture and many different buildings open to the sight. Admire the monumental masks portraying the ancient royalty of the clasical maya period. Immerse in the lush jungle of corozo trees and amazing tropical trees. Great opportunity to see wildlife.
As soon as your cruiseship arrives to Costa Maya Port, travel through history and let us guide you during your adventure in one of the least explored archeological sites in the Maya Zone and let yourself be surprised by the incredible monuments surrounded by jungle.During this tour of the Mayan city of Chacchoben, you will get to know the ancient residences of the nobles, the ancient ceremonial centers, walk through the jungle and admire the architecture of this great civilization while a certified guide explains in detail the history and secrets of this ancient city.Relive the passage of the Mayan priests and Mayan chiefs walking the steps to the top of the piramids and let yourself be impressed by the immensity of the jungle from above. During your adventure, you will also learn about local plants, observe endemic birds, a large population of spider monkeys and listen to the legends that gave origin to this city.We recommend this tour if you visit Costa Maya for the first time.
Our Chacchoben Maya Ruins Tour is suitable for first time explorers and experienced Maya ruins enthusiasts who wish to explore a Maya ruins site that is full of life yet peaceful, surrounded by exuberant vegetation, exotic palm trees and with many chances of seeing local fauna including birds and spider monkeys. The Chacchoben Ruins Tour includes a short walk ,at the end of the tour by chachoben our driver will bring you to our beach club where we include , 1 main course to choose, 2 hours of open bar, snorkel equipment & lounge chair in our beach club ibiza sunset
As soon as your cruiseship arrives to Costa Maya Port, get ready to explore by walking through an ancient Mayan ceremonial center and be captivated by the remaining structures of old palaces and residential complexes of elaborated architecture and now one of the most studied Mayan cities. This tour will get you into your explorer spirit to where you will visit the ancient “city” of Kohunlich, since its original name is still unknown.Explore and climb the Temple of the Masks or House of Sun God, where you will appreciate the oustanding and detailed masks decoration that reflect the importance of the cosmos to the ancient Mayan culture. During your guided tour, you will learn about the Maya social, political and religious organization and will be transported back to the glorious days of this old Maya city.We recommend this experience if visit Costa Maya for the first time!
At Chacchoben mayan ruins you’ll be leaded by a professional local guide. We will walk in the jungle to explore and learn about the different structures of the mayan site such as: Temple 24, Plaza B, Gran Plaza, Gran Basamento, Los Gemelos, Las Vasijas and Templo Uno.This excursion also offers the possibility to learn about local plants and observe some species of local fauna, including birds and spider monkeys.At Bacalar lagoon the first place to visit is “Cenote Esmeralda”, where you’ll be amazed by the different shades of blue and understand why the Bacalar Lagoon is frequently referred as the 7 colors lagoon.The next point to enjoy will be “Black Cenote” which is an open sky cenote and also the deepest point of the lagoon.The final spot to explore is the Pirate Channel, as you’ll be explained that day, pirates used to enter Bacalar by using this channel to steal local precious wood. This spot is not deep and is ideal for swimming in the fresh water of Bacalar.
We are very proud of this signature tour. As soon as you arrive to land in the port of Costa Maya get ready to transition back in time. First, will we drive through the local villages, then the road will get us ready with some adventure since the road is narrow and a bit bumpy. Totally worth it as sonn as we arrive to the ancient city of Dzibanché, dated back to the year 200 BC.Don’t miss going up on the temple of the owl and admire a breathtaking view and listen to the sounds of nature. Then, we will visit the ancient the ancient city of Kohunlich. Walk through the ancient buildings and be captivated by the remaining structures of what was once an important regional and commercial center of the area.Climb the temple of the Masks and appreciate the tridimensional masks that represent the rulers of that era, also called the house of Sun God.We recommend this experience if visit Costa Maya for the first time. This tour is a must if you want to admire Mayan culture!