Costa Maya Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Excursion (S1201)

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  • Round trip transportation from your cruise ship terminal area in Costa Maya!
  • Air conditioned, fully licensed and insured transportation!
  • English speaking certified guides!
  • Entrance into the ruins at Chacchoben!
  • Unlimited bottled water and soft drinks onboard the transportation!

Your Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Cruise Excursion in Costa Maya port will start right outside your Costa Maya cruise ship terminal where your friendly guide and transportation will be waiting for you. The drive to Chacchoben Mayan Ruins is approximately 50 minutes, but the English speaking shore excursion 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.

When you arrive, you will receive a guided tour of the grounds that are surrounded by lush jungle vegetation. The jungle truly had enveloped Chacchoben after the Mayans left. The Mayan 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 date back to between 200-700AD. More is being learned about this site as more 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.

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 day cruise excursion to the Costa Maya Chacchoben Mayan Ruins.

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Costa Maya Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Excursion Reviews


The secrets of Chacchoben Mayan Ruins await you on this cruise excursion from Costa Maya cruise port. Come explore this recently discovered Mayan treasure hidden in the jungle.

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Flying Gypsy Twin Cities
Chacchoben Place of the Red Corn
     5/5 Visited in May 2016

Step Back in time to imagine what Mayan Culture in Chacchoben was between to 200-700 AD. Our informative guide Gus helped make the Chacchoben come alive with talk of the era, culture and ways of the Mayan society. He was warm, friendly and knowledgeable. Making the community life so real from the temple to the community areas. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour and had plenty of time to explore. Our driver Oz brought cold bottled water to our last place on the walking tour which was much appreciated. Thank you Shore Excursioneer for this high quality affordable option for Cruisers to participate in local culture.
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Mayan tour
     5/5 Visited in January 2016

excellent experience from the moment we checked in!!!
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Cool ruins
     5/5 Visited in August 2013

I have been to the ruins at Tulum and Chichen Itza on previous vacations. The ruins at Chacchoben were great! There are no giant crowds and the grounds around the ruins are beautiful. Do not forget to take your camera!
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Samantha West Virginia
Wonderful Excursion
     5/5 Visited in December 2017

While looking for short excursions to do in Mexico, we discovered this one. It was an amazing experience. So much more than we expected. Joel is a fantastic tour guy with lots of knowledge about the Chacchoben Ruins. I highly recommend this tour!
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cruise giri Orchard Park, Ny
was very happy
     5/5 Visited in December 2017

This was my first time using this site. It was a little hard to find out where the tour started. We had to go past the security guards at the port. There were 6 of us on the tour. Carlos was our guide. He made the trip very enjoyable. He was well informed and spent time on the drive telling us about the area and the people. My daughter had toured Tulum earlier in the week. She said that this tour was so much better. Her guide had not been as talkative or enthusiastic as Carlos.
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Lanita Mobile, Alabama
Awesome Trip!! Ask for Joel- he was Great!
     5/5 Visited in November 2017

My husband and I wanted to tour the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins on our recent visit to Costa Maya on our cruise. We wanted a more private tour than what you can get through the cruise line. I researched and priced a more private tour through the cruise line that ran between $250-$290 USD for the 2 of us. With a little more research I found this tour! This was the best excursion I have been on and was 1/3 the price of the cruise line for both of us! We were met outside the port as described in our email confirmation. The security officer at the port was very nice and confirmed our directions as well. Once arriving at the meeting location we were greeted by Joel. Who had nice cold bottled water for us and we proceeded to be checked in. We waited about 10 minutes for another couple to arrive. Once they were checked in, we got in our nice Air Conditioned Van and met our driver Antoine. Joel was our guide for the day and he was wonderful! He pointed out things of interest along the way to Chacchoben Mayan Ruins. Joel kept us engaged throughout the ride,so the 45 minute drive seemed shorter for sure. He pointed out several villages, including the one he lives in. Beverages offered throughout entire excursion from Joel and Antoine. Joel took us throughout the ruins and did a great job teaching us the history of the site and the history of the Mayan people. There were several large cruise line groups at the time we were there, Joel did a wonderful job keeping us ahead of the groups so we were able to get awesome pictures without other people in them. But we were Not rushed at all!! We even saw some monkeys- Joel pointed out a little baby monkey as well. On our way back we stopped for delicious pineapple on the roadside, make sure you try it with the spicy seasoning. It's excellent, not that spicy. It was very easy to understand Joel throughout the trip. Overall it was a wonderful experience! We basically had a private and very educational tour of the Ruins. There were a total of 4 tourist in our group- myself, my husband, and another married couple. I can not say enough great things about Joel, Antoine, and Costa Maya. If you are in the area, check them out- you won't regret it!! Thanks for a wonderful time Joel and Antoine!!!
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Cookie Ocala
Awesome and educational!
     4/5 Visited in March 2017

Joel was a very knowledgeable guide. The drive there he told us about to local culture, food, animals and how the port has changed the area. He was very knowledgeable about the Mayan culture and ruins. The whole trip was great!
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Babette Lewiston, ID
Beautiful grounds & scenery
     3/5 Visited in January 2017

The transportation was clean and air conditioned and they were very aware of the time frame we were under to get back to the ship. The only reason my review isn't a 5 star review was because our guide did not speak English very well. He was incredibly hard to understand and would put people on the spot "testing" them on the information he gave us. Our entire group maybe only understood about 1/3 of what he said. He was funny and he tried very hard, but just didn't have the language down well enough. Otherwise the tour was beautiful, took many photos!
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Very good
     5/5 Visited in November 2016

Wrote a detailed description about how good this trip was and lost it when trying to show a picture. Good value, good guide, Carlos, got more that we expected and it was half the price of the ship excursion. Worth the time and money. Gkids 7-17 even enjoyed it.
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NoNickname USA
Very informative
     4/5 Visited in October 2016

This was a fun excursion. I loved all the ruins and the information that was given. However, our guides English was not the best. I wish his English was a little bit better. There were times we had to guess what he was saying as his English was very broken. The guides made sure we were hydrated and when the tour was over gave us the option of going back to the port or taking us to the beach.
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