Chacchoben Extreme Tour
The Chacchoben Extreme Tour will take you from the green of the jungle to an exciting adventure in the crystal-clear waters of the Seven Color Lagoon.
Departing Costa Maya, you will drive approximately 50 minutes to reach your first stop, the ruins of Chacchoben. The first human settlements in the area of Chacchoben have been dated as early as 1000 B.C. Evidence collected during excavations shows that most of the structures restored were built around the years 300-360 A.D. and were modified up to five times during their history.
Today, Chacchoben still keeps most of its secrets covered with vegetation, offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience its magic and feel the energy of an ancient city. The ceremonial center of the site covers an area of nearly six square kilometers in an area known as the "Region of the Lakes," due to the number of lagoons.
Your expert guide will bring Chacchoben to life as he describes the history of the city and shares insights on its past and present.
After your trip to Chacchoben, travel to spectacular Seven Color Lagoon (Lake Bacalar). The lake is approximately 50 miles long and is ideal for kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, sailing, and swimming. Kayak and canoe rental is included on your Costa Maya tour, so grab a paddle and head out! A variety of birds can be seen at Laguna Azul, including toucans. During your stop, a short jungle walk through the trails near Laguna Azul will also be offered. Guests can choose to do all activities or just relax and enjoy the view from under the shade of a cabana. A light lunch is served.
Please Note: There is a fee to use a video camera at the archeological site (not included, approximately $4 US). Credit cards are not accepted for fees or shopping, but US dollars and local currency are.
This was our favorite excursion by far. The tour guides were excellent and the authentic Mexican meal was delicious. We loved seeing the Mayan ruins and after going to the unbelievable private lagoon! So so beautiful. I would definitely recommend this excursion. No need for bug spray or long sleeve clothing. Do bring some $1.00 bills to buy the fresh pineapple they sell on the road it’s the best I’ve ever had ( you can eat the core) which is unheard of in the states. One piece of advice the map is not super clear on how to find your van you have to leave the shopping plaza and walk down the street. It’s a little scary but our guides were waiting for us and we felt relieved once we reached them. I would do this excursion again! ❤️❤️❤️ It
Reviewer: Thomas Cullen
This was a great tour. Well informed people leading the tour with a lot of information during the ride. Good entertainment as well. Very informative. The ruins were great to see.
Reviewer: Kathy Bilodeau
We had a driver, a tour guide and a new employee guide in training. They were remarkable! We felt like we made new friends. You will not be disappointed with this tour. They treated us wonderfully, and it was the highlight of our cuise!
Definitely book this tour . Finding it was slightly tricky. When you get off the ship and enter the shopping area find the road that leaves the shopping area it’s the only road that does this . This will lead to a pyramid and you make a left at the pyramid and walk two blocks in the business is on the left . This excursion by far was the highlight of our trip with carnival cruise line . Do not hesitate make sure you book this trip. They were conscientious and got us back in plenty of time. The lagoon, and the dinner they served at the end of the excursion was exquisite. Very private, and very beautiful. I will say it again do not hesitate to book this excursion!!
Reviewer: Guy Marois
Tour well organized and very professional Highly recommended. Private resort very nice, unique and private.