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Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip

  • 3.5-hour sightseeing shore excursion of Chacchoben from Costa Maya
  • Drive deep into the jungle where the Mayan city once lay buried under foliage
  • Walk around the archeological ruins of Chacchoben
Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip
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Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip
Disembark your cruise ship at the port of Casa Maya and embark on a 3.5-hour 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. A round-trip in an air-conditioned minivan is included in the tour.
What to Expect
Meet your driver at the port of Casa Maya and begin your archeological odyssey to the ruins of Chacchoben. Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan, sipping complimentary bottled water for 45-minutes until your reach your intriguing destination in the heart of the verdant jungle. Greet your professional archeologist guide and circumvent the site as the significance of the city’s excavated temples, pointed pyramids and ancient walls is explained. 
Gain insight into the mysteries of the Mayans as your guide unravels the history of a civilization that dates back to the pre-Classic period of 200BC; hear about how the ruins were discovered by local farmers in 1970 and learn about the complex archeological techniques employed to excavate the structures. Note the red pigment used to decorate the temples and decipher the enigmatic hieroglyphics at the base of the principal pyramid. 
Immerse yourself in the atmospheric splendor of the jungle as you awaken your senses to the sights and sounds of nature. Identify fascinating flora and fauna as your guide shares insightful knowledge, listening and looking out for howler monkeys, toucans, armadillos, spider monkeys and gray foxes. Gasp as you learn of the nearby presence of jaguars, pumas and tapirs. 

Peruse the gift shop for special souvenirs before returning to the port in your comfortable and air-conditioned transportation. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to the Costa Maya cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Reviews (161)
1 - 5 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Costa Maya Tucan Tours Was the Best (Eliseo)

The Costa Maya day trip to Chacchoben Mayan Ruins was fantastic. We opted not for the excursion from the cruise line, but walked about a block outside the port and found Costa Maya Tucan Tours. Our guide, Eliseo, took the time to stop along the...More

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lovely day trip

My husband and I first visited these ruins on our honeymoon 16 years ago. It was nice to revisit them with our twin boys. I agree with other reviewers that it was tricky finding the "office." The butterfly gardens was a bonus, and the fresh...More

1  Thank LaLaInTally
Reviewed 9 September 2018
What a day

First let me start by saying to use the directions provided by the tour company. I left them on the boat and when we got back i looked at them and it would of saved us 25 minutes of walking. After getting to the tour...More

Thank jleaskey
Reviewed 19 August 2018
Great Excursions with Amazing guides!!!

Shore Excursioneer was amazing.  I was a little worried due to the range of ratings we saw online but everything was perfect! We did one excursion in Costa Maya (the Chacchoben Mayan Ruin tour) and one in Cozumel (the Jeep tour). It was me, my...More

1  Thank danno2882
Reviewed 14 August 2018
Excellent Tour of Mayan Ruins

This tour was excellent. Our guide, Lisbeth, was very knowledgable about the ruins. On our way to the ruins she explained everything we were going to see and showed maps of what it looked like in its original form, etc. Once there, she gave us...More

1  Thank KarenErg
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Ralph D
20 August 2018|
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They will give you a time. If you are coming on cruise ship they will watch and monitor your arrival time.