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Essential Collection

Costa Maya Ruins: Chacchoben Mayan

Access from: Costa Maya


Key info

  • Tour ID: 5679
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Pick up point: The Native Choice Office
  • Activity level: Easy

Top highlights

  • Chacchoben Ruins
  • Ancient Mayan Temples
  • Gran Basamento

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Key info

  • Tour ID: 5679
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Pick up point: The Native Choice Office
  • Activity level: Easy

Top highlights

  • Chacchoben Ruins
  • Ancient Mayan Temples
  • Gran Basamento

Itinerary

- 50 mins - Travel time Costa Maya to Chacchoben Ruins
- 10 mins - Break to use facilities at Chacchoben
- 1hr 50 mins - Tour of Chacchoben Ruins
- 20 mins - Break to use facilities and shopping
- 50 mins - Travel time Chacchoben Ruins to Costa Maya

When do I return to port after my tour/excursion?
The tour is 4 hours in length and you will be returned in plenty of time for your cruise ship departure.
All tour times are based on Shore time (i.e. local time, - not ship time)

When does my tour start?
- This tour generally departs in the morning but can be fixed to suit your cruise ship porting times.

Tour Operates: When Cruise Ship is in Port. (Not suitable for Embarkation/Disembarkation Days)

For many years the ruins of Chacchoben lay silent as only confirmation of the celebrated past of the most incredible civilizations of the new world. Today Chacchoben, also known as The Place of Red Corn, is now the most popular excursion in Costa Maya.

Take the opportunity to feel the synchronization between the natural world and history as explore an area that will take you from the myth of creation through to the collapse of the great Maya empire. Enter the heart of this deserted Mayan ceremonial center and discover it’s biggest secrets. At the pier a bilingual guide will meet you and escort you onto the air-conditioned bus.

During the bus journey, a brief history lesson will be given to prepare you for you will be entering. Surrounded by jungle, you will be directed through the ruins and be given a detailed explanation of the history of the scared temples and the structures you come across. The guides will clarify what wildlife and medical plants are still used by the modern-day descendants of the ancient Mayan people.

Find the original red paint on the stucco walls of one of the pyramids and grab the rare chance to see the temple where a mural was found showing the astronomical positioned of the planet Venus. You then get the opportunity to climb the Gran Basamento taking you above tree level, where archaeologists found traditional offerings that have been dated back to around 1000 B.C.

 

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    Key info

    • Tour ID: 5679
    • Duration: 4 hours
    • Pick up point: The Native Choice Office
    • Activity level: Easy

    Top highlights

    • Chacchoben Ruins
    • Ancient Mayan Temples
    • Gran Basamento

    Itinerary

    - 50 mins - Travel time Costa Maya to Chacchoben Ruins
    - 10 mins - Break to use facilities at Chacchoben
    - 1hr 50 mins - Tour of Chacchoben Ruins
    - 20 mins - Break to use facilities and shopping
    - 50 mins - Travel time Chacchoben Ruins to Costa Maya

    When do I return to port after my tour/excursion?
    The tour is 4 hours in length and you will be returned in plenty of time for your cruise ship departure.
    All tour times are based on Shore time (i.e. local time, - not ship time)

    When does my tour start?
    - This tour generally departs in the morning but can be fixed to suit your cruise ship porting times.

    Tour Operates: When Cruise Ship is in Port. (Not suitable for Embarkation/Disembarkation Days)

    For many years the ruins of Chacchoben lay silent as only confirmation of the celebrated past of the most incredible civilizations of the new world. Today Chacchoben, also known as The Place of Red Corn, is now the most popular excursion in Costa Maya.

    Take the opportunity to feel the synchronization between the natural world and history as explore an area that will take you from the myth of creation through to the collapse of the great Maya empire. Enter the heart of this deserted Mayan ceremonial center and discover it’s biggest secrets. At the pier a bilingual guide will meet you and escort you onto the air-conditioned bus.

    During the bus journey, a brief history lesson will be given to prepare you for you will be entering. Surrounded by jungle, you will be directed through the ruins and be given a detailed explanation of the history of the scared temples and the structures you come across. The guides will clarify what wildlife and medical plants are still used by the modern-day descendants of the ancient Mayan people.

    Find the original red paint on the stucco walls of one of the pyramids and grab the rare chance to see the temple where a mural was found showing the astronomical positioned of the planet Venus. You then get the opportunity to climb the Gran Basamento taking you above tree level, where archaeologists found traditional offerings that have been dated back to around 1000 B.C.

     

  • Essential information

    Included in this tour

    • Air-Conditioned Transportation
    • Professional English Speaking Guide
    • Entrance fees to Chacchoben Ruins & Mayan Temples
    • Bottled Water
    Activity Level Scale: 3
    1 - Easy going
    2 - Light Walking
    3 - Walking up to 2km which may involve steps and Inclines
    4 - Quite Strenuous with walking, steps and Inclines
    5 - Hard Physical Activity
    Local Currency: Mexican Pesos
    Wheelchair Access: Fold up wheelchairs are allowed please inform us upon booking in order for us to make the necessary arrangements.
    What Should you take on your Tour: It is recommended to take sun cream and a sun hat, as at times on this excursion it can get un-seasonably hot. It is also recommended to drink plenty of water. Please wear comfortable footwear for this excursion as there is some walking on uneven ground, inclines and steps. Also please don’t forget your fully charged camera, as we don’t want you to miss out on some wonderful memories.
    Restrictions:
    There is a government tax of US $5 for the use of video cameras at the site. This fee is paid directly at the entrance of the site
    No tripods and/or professional video cameras are allowed
    Cash only, no credit/debit cards

    Joining instructions

    This excursion departs from The Native Choice Office one hour after your cruise ship docks. Departure times are based on your cruise's arrival time.
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