Chacchoben Extreme Tour
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.
We had a nice time! Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The resort/lunch was a really nice touch. Beautiful view. Would recommend for a day off shore.
Reviewer: Stefan Florkey
The tour was great! Ruins were awesome. Friendly and knowledgeable guide. The lunch and the lagoon were very special! Included alcoholic beverages! Well worth the money! Will recommend.
Reviewer: Migdy Moya
This was one of our favorites excursions during our cruise. Though it is a bit of a walk to their Tour office, the guides are very friendly and will wait for everyone to arrive. Our Tour guide, Myriam, was very good and knowledgeable. Though a long ride to the ruins, once there, it was a very interesting tour. They even shared their bug repellent (don't forget this and sunscreen) and umbrellas since we had a quick rain shower. They are constantly offering you water (very much appreciated in the heat). Once we arrived at the lagoon, this was a wonderful time spent. The lunch was amazing as were the drinks. The time spent on the kayaks and swimming in the lagoon was very enjoyable. The staff was very courteous and attentive to all our needs. Highly recommend this tour.
Reviewer: Sabrina Margarita V
The price and what was included was worth it. The driver and tour guides were friendly and professional! I would recommend this excursion and company!
Reviewer: James Sutton
Our tour guide, Edder was fantastic. The Mayan ruins were very interesting. The trip by bus to the lagoon was long and bumpy but well worth the ride. Beautiful water and resort, great lunch and drinks! Finding the starting point of this excursion is a bit challenging because the port is designed to be very confusing. I would definitely recommend this trip.