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.
Reviewer: Ryan Grabow
My wife and reviewed all the different packages from our cruise (Norwegian) and on this site. This package was truly the best. The ruins are really cool and are definitely good for everyone except those who don't walk very well. You have a great tour guide and comfortable bus. Then we headed off to the secret lagoon and that was awesome. A very great lunch and then play time in the lagoon. Definitely pick this - you won't be disappointed.
This was a great excursion. While the Chacchoben ruins are not as big as some, it was very interesting and amazing to see. Our tour guide, Jorge, was very knowledgeable about the history of the Mayans. The air conditioned van was very comfortable. After the ruins, the lagoon that we went to was beautiful and the food was amazing as well.
Reviewer: Kelly W
When my husband and I booked this excursion, we didn’t know what to expect. When we arrived in Costa Maya, we were surprised that we had to walk a little distance outside the port to get to the excursion departure site. This was a little nerve wracking and made us question our choices in booking outside of the cruise line. When we went on the excursion, we were so impressed and happy with the guides, the meals and information they shared with us- it fully made up for the location of the departure. Would definitely book with them again.
Reviewer: Stephanie buel
Our guides for the day we're excellent. The best part the authentic Mexican food and beautiful private Beach area at the Lagoon after visiting the ruins. Would recommend it for anyone who would like to visit the ruins + get a little relaxation in.
Reviewer: Kathy Jennings
It was a little confusing getting to the start location, but once there the trip was great! It was a smaller group than other groups which was nice! Our guide was very knowledgeable about the ruins and Mayan culture. Highlight of the trip was the lagoon where we had lunch, drinks and were able to swim in the fresh water!!! A hidden gem!! Wonderful memories!