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 Costa Maya cruise excursion. Come explore this recently discovered Mayan treasure hidden in the jungle.

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Martha Oregon
Chacchoben Ruins, Costa Maya
     5/5 Visited in March 2018

The ruins are awesome especially since you can climb them & explore. Our guide, Israel, was terrific. He kept us hydrated, plenty of water, the vehicle was a new van & the air conditioning was heaven. Israel bought everyone fresh pineapple on our way back to the port then took us to the beach for shopping & lunch.He was so sweet to us. He even stayed with me when I fell on the 1st ruin & messed up my knee while our tour guide finished the tour for our group. Also, my husband got I'll & did not take the excursion so Mayra did not charge me for his ticket. They are super people. The only thing I would advise besides sun block is Shoreexcursioneer says to meet 100 yards passed the port gate at a building on the right. It is actually at least 200 yards & is at the exit of the parking area. There are rides to take you there, just look for the signs inside the port saying booked tours.
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Gaga USA
great tour with great company
     5/5 Visited in January 2018

Great tour and company! Tour guide was fantastic and fun. Driver unfriendly never talked to us so it made the 50 minute drive very boring. Stopped for fresh pineapple on the way back. Shore Excursioneer is worth booking with we enjoyed all the tours we booked with them.
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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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michlansing Norwegian Pearl
unique ruins
     5/5 Visited in March 2018

great tour of ancient mayan ruins dating back to 400bc. our driver Israel and tour guide Joel were excellent. we even got some fresh pineapple from a road side stand. (tour operator) in Costa Maya is the best.
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coldaddyo Ohio
     5/5 Visited in March 2018

Flawless excursion, awesome host, spectacular experience! How can you say more? Great prices and an outstanding site.
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Great Time
     5/5 Visited in February 2018

We went as a group on this tour. (The local operator) did an excellent job making us comfortable and giving us a lot of information about the Mayan Culture. Our guide, Carlos, was wonderful. He made sure we saw all of the highlight of the ruins and explained a lot. The crew made sure we always had enough water as it was warm outside. Make sure you bring bug spray. We did and we didn't have any problems. After seeing the ruins they took us to the Beach for a little over an hour where we shopped and ate and put our feet in the water. We were back in plenty of time to walk around the shops in the port and board the ship without feeling rushed. We enjoyed the whole experience!
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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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