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Chacchoben Extreme Tour

Price: $99.00
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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.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Adventure, Water
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A 15 minute walk from the Cruise Center. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
A light lunch and beverages are included.
Recommended Dress
Comfortable long sleeve shirts and long pants are suggested, due to the strong Mexican sun and potential for insects in the jungle. A bathing suit should be worn under your cover up. Sensible, flat-soled, closed-toe walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, and a towel are recommended.
Restrictions
The minimum age to participate is 3 years old. Guests must be able to walk approximately one mile over packed surfaces during the 90 minute tour of the site.
5 Stars5Based On 159 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsGreat experience June 03, 2019

Reviewer: Denise
Our tour guides, Ron and Saoule, were what made the whole excursion fun. The ride to Chacchoben was informative and fun. We learned all about the history of the locals past and present. The ruins tour was educational and my kids enjoyed seeing spider monkeys in the trees while walking the grounds. Then the lunch at the lake was straight out of a paradise brochure! Food was excellent and lake was magical- we just wished we had more time there! Our family of five loved this whole excursion and we would do it all over again.

5 StarsIncredible experience May 31, 2019

Reviewer: Kyle Brown
Our boat arrived to the dock about 2 hours late so we were already thinking that our excursion wasn’t going to happen. Once we got off the boat and made it to the office they had just made an adjustment to our original itinerary and made it just the Mayan Ruins, no big deal, then they also refunded us the difference without me even having to ask. These people know what they’re doing and will go out of the way to make sure you’re taken care of.

5 StarsGreat day, fun, informative, good foodMay 28, 2019

Reviewer: Kim
Guides were fantastic. Instructions from boat to meet up easy to understand. Interesting walk around mayan ruins then good food and many free drinks at a beautiful lagoon. Highly recommend.

5 StarsCool TourMay 20, 2019

Reviewer: Randolph Wood
The ruins were very cool and the guide provided us with a lot of information. The resort was lots of fun and included a nice lunch.

5 StarsGreat experience May 16, 2019

Reviewer: Denise
Our tour guides, Ron and Saruole, were what made the whole excursion fun. The ride to Chacchoben was informative and fun. We learned all about the history of the locals past and present. The ruins tour was educational and my kids enjoyed seeing spider monkeys in the trees while walking the grounds. Then the lunch at the lake was straight out of a paradise brochure! Food was excellent and lake was magical- we just wished we had more time there! Our family of five loved this whole excursion and we would do it all over again.

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