Chacchoben Extreme Tour
Chacchoben Extreme Tour in Costa Maya
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.
Reviewer: David Huffstutler
Our tour of the Mayan ruins at Chacchoben was excellent, and our guide was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
Reviewer: Susan Wells
I would definitely recommend this tour. My family and I enjoyed it very much. The food was great, the ride in the tour bus to the ruins was enjoyable and informative and the ruins were something everyone should see. We even got to see the monkeys in the trees as we walked to the ruins. We saw a mother and her baby and it was nice to see them in their natural habitat. We had two tour guides and they were both great. I can not recall the name of our first guide but she was so nice and gave us a lot of information throughout the tour. Our second guide was Mariam and our driver was Hoberto. (Not sure if that is spelled right!) They were both equally as nice and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. And did I mention the free Pina Colada’s we had with lunch! You couldn’t go wrong with this excursion.
Reviewer: Tim Odonnell
Although offset from the main tourist area, easy directions and location to the facility. We were provided water and restrooms and encountered a friendly staff. The busese were comfortable and air conditioned and the trip to the ruins was enjoyable. The tour guide was great, knowledgeable and informative. We had just the right time at the ruins them headed over to the lagoon which was amazing: great food, water sports and relaxation. I would highly recommend this tour guide and its tour.
Reviewer: Brett Bingham
This was an excellent tour and our guide Erik was super knowledgable about the ruins. Eric was also Mayan and he grew up around the Chacchoben ruins. The stop at the blue lagoon was very relaxing. I would do this tour again.
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.