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Costa Maya Private Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Excursion S1350

Costa Maya, Mexico

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  • Duration
    4 hours
  • Activity Level
    Low
  • Minimum Age
    All Ages
  • Languages
    EN | ES

Description


  • Private round trip transportation from the meeting place near your Costa Maya cruise ship terminal!
  • Air-conditioned, fully licensed and insured transportation!
  • Private English speaking guide certified guide!
  • Entrance fee to Chacchoben ruins!
  • Bottled water during the excursion!

Please see S3823 to book this excursion - Costa Maya Private Guided Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Excursion.


Avoid the cruise passenger crowds on your private transportation and with your own Private Costa Maya Chacchoben Cruise Excursions Guide in Mexico. Your Private Mayan Ruins Shore Excursion in Costa Maya, Mexico, will near your Costa Maya cruise ship terminal where your certified, friendly guide and private transportation will be waiting for you. The drive to Costa Maya Chacchoben Mayan Ruins is approximately 50 minutes but the English speaking guide will be giving you lots of information about the Mayans, the Chacchoben ruins and Mexico. You will ride in air-conditioned comfort on the way there on this private excursion.

When you arrive at the famous Chacchoben Ruins, you will receive a private, guided shore excursion of the grounds that are surrounded by lush jungle vegetation. The jungle truly had enveloped Chacchoben after the Mayans left. The ruins at Chacchoben (The Place of the Red Corn) were only discovered in 1972 by the American archaeologist Peter Harrison. Excavation began in 1994 by the National Institute of Anthropology and History and the ruins opened to the public in 2002.

The main structures at Chacchoben Mayan Ruins date back to between 200-700AD. More is being learned about this site as more of it is excavated. To date, only 5 buildings have been fully revealed. What has been called "The Great Basement", was believed to be the sight of religious, civil and astronomy science events.

The experience is complemented with a short walk through the Costa Maya Ruins jungle and climbing Gran Basamento, Chacchoben's ritual heart, for spectacular views of the surrounding jungle and to admire Temple One, Chacchoben's astronomical hub.

This Private Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Excursion from Costa Maya cruise terminal also offers the possibility of learning about the local plants and seeing some species of the local fauna including birds and spider monkeys.

Get a true feel for the Mayan lifestyle and civilization must have been like. Wrap yourself in the beauty at Chacchoben. The transportation will take you back to your Costa Maya pier at the end of your fun filled Costa Maya Shore Excursion.

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Costa Maya Private Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Excursion Reviews

See the beauty of the newly discovered Chacchoben Mayan Ruins on a private guided Costa Maya Mayan Ruins Excursion, the most famous Mayan Ruins in Costa Maya Cruise Port!

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12 Reviews

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Informative and enjoyable tour
     5/5  February 2019
8
Thank you so much to Grisel (guide) and Tacho (driver) for making our first-time experience in Costa Maya an enjoyable one. Grisel was friendly, knowledgeable and patient as we took our time viewing the ruins. She knew the history and we enjoyed listening to her share stories about the people in the area. The tour was a private one and we appreciated the ice-cold bottled water they provided on a hot day. She and Tacho were also very kind in stopping at a local fruit stand on the way back to port so we could experience some fresh mango and pineapple. Thank you so much for a memorable tour and I would highly recommend (tour operator) to anyone visiting the area. Because of Grisel I am also considering returning one day for a more in-depth visit of the Yucatan Peninsula!
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
Costa Maya (Tour Operator)
     5/5  February 2019
21
Led by Joel Toho. We arrived in port and had a little difficulty finding the location of this tour. But everyone we encountered was exceptionally helpful in finding the correct location. Joel, a licensed tour guide and history teacher was amazing. He tailored the information to the interest of our small group (7 people). He was knowledgeable, gracious, and generous with his information.I would recommend this group and Joel without hesitation! There is a great advantage to a small group rather than a large one when you are visiting a port from a cruise ship. The price was right, and the service was unbeatable.
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United States
Excellent
     5/5  March 2019
7
This was a very good tour! Hugo was very knowledgeable, and he gave a lot of history. Even our 10 year old son enjoyed this excursion! It was a short day in port, would’ve loved to have more time to explore. We did feel a little unsafe walking to the meeting point, which was about 4 blocks away from the port. (It was still dark out when we arrived at port). We were a party of 7, and the people around the area were excellent at guiding us to the right place! Would definitely use this company again!
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Terrell, Texas, US
Two words: Loved It
     5/5  November 2019
4
We were on the cruise for my 60th. b-day and were joined by my oldest and dearest friends from N. Carolina when we were in the Marine Corps. I knew at our age we could not do the regular tour so the private tour was fantastic, private guide and driver. they were the best, Saul our driver and Rose our guide. they made us feel at home and taught us a lot about the Mayan Ruins, and when our old bodies had enough they took us back to the port, and of course they stopped at roadside stand for pineapple with the chili seasoning and it was great, we should have bought some of the seasoning to take home with us, Rose shared some dehydrated plantains with hot sauce with us and that was great, will do this again and hope the heat is not as bad the next time, thank you Rose and Saul, but like another post the walk to the meeting place was no very good, street signs bad no sidewalks maybe they can work on that
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Warrensburg
Amazing!!!
     5/5  March 2019
15
Booked this excursion for 18 friends and family, ranging from 10-67 years old. The walk to the tour company was long and pretty confusing so I wish better directions out of the port were provided. Once we checked in and were assigned the bus our amazing day began. We had the best driver and tour guides, we arrived at the ruin before any other bus, so we were able to get some great pics without a whole mob of tourists in the background. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable about mayan history, he really made the tour incredible for everyone in our party. I can\'t recommend this tour enough!!
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Vancouver
Magical Place
     5/5  April 2018
0
A truly magical place! Had a private tour through the ruins. Our guide was very knowledgeable. As a matter of fact, he is the son of the man who discovered the ruins. We will never forget this wonderful experience.
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Fishers, Indiana
Unforgettable Time!
     5/5  April 2017
110
This was one of the best excursions we experienced during our 7 day cruise. I believe our guides name was Carlos. He was awesome. For only being a guide for 4 months, he did a wonderful job. My family will never forget this adventure. When we were driving to the ruins, we stopped by a small village and had some of the best pineapple in the world. Carlos told us about a spice recipe that they sprinkle on the pineapple. I had to try it and I must say it was one of the best foods I have ever had. When we arrived at the ruins, our guide gave us a great lesson of the Mayan culture and history. The tour was just the right amount of time. Not to short, not to long. We had enough time to go back and have lunch on the beach. The food and views were excellent.
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San Diego, California
Can’t wait to go back!
     5/5  November 2017
98
My experience with this tour was awesome, the best price,the driver and tour guide, well, everyone I had contact with, were professional,knowledgeable, I felt like it was a family member taking me on a tour. I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed. It was a perfect day, I was so happy that I checked around. Honestly I chose this tour because it was most affordable, but I got more than I expected. Vehicles were clean, seatbelts for all, went by the street vendors selling pineapples and had the yummiest pineapples. Did you know there are 3 kinds and the best is the honey pineapple which is picked at its peak ripeness,even the hard middle is soft and sweet, sprinkle some Chile powder that they have,not spicy,flavorful. I could eat it all day. Lucky to find in a supermarket with half the taste. Well I did forget our guides name & Driver’s Name....ANTONIO? Excellent! Thank you for a unforgettable experience, hope to see you soon and I will be calling !!!! Promise. Gracias, Monica Y Martha
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san angelo texas
interesting and educational
     5/5  June 2017
111
private tour visiting Chacchoben mayan ruins. it was a great experience. looking forward in visiting more of these ruin sites.
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Farmington, New Mexico
Excellent guidance and interesting facts.
     5/5  May 2017
95
Trails are maintained and loved how easy it was for us to explore even with our baby stroller. Guide was super friendly and very patient. It was a fantastic experience over all and interesting even if you are not a history fan. The guide is a great help to help you catch up on the history.
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Florida / Georgia / Missouri
Great time with local guides
     5/5  October 2015
76
The driver was great and the newer air conditioned van was very comfortable. After arriving at the ruins, we were introduced to a local guide that was very knowledgable about the area. She grew up just a few miles away. Lots of great photos to take. After the tour we were given the opportunity to have lunch which is not included but well worth the experience. Our driver knew a place with hand made corn tortillas and cheep. Wanted to buy beer and he also knew a more reasonable place to buy the beer. Just took care of us and worth the price. Just enjoy. The meeting location is about a block from the pier.
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Norwich
The Ruins Are Amazing
     5/5  May 2014
102
We did this private tour in a small group of retired teachers. We all had an interest in seeing the ruins in Costa Maya and we were just blown away. If you want to see some amazing ruins THIS is the place to go. We got a very good deal on a private tour and our guide made sure that we didn't miss anything. It was very interesting and we got unbelievable photos. If you are a ruins person, you can't miss this tour.
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