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: Robert Johnson
Great tour of the ruins very interesting.
Reviewer: Lisa Clark
We went on the Chacchoben Extreme Tour in mid January. Our guide was Sondra and the driver was Meleen(not sure of spelling). They both were fantastic. Sondra was very knowledgeable and gave us great background info on the sites. They made sure we knew what to expect and they had extra water on hand for us as well. The ruins were awesome and the Bacalar Lagoon was beautiful and the provided lunch was great as well. You can't miss with this one!
Reviewer: Kyle Marcum
We really enjoyed the tour of Chacchoben and our tour guide was very friendly and fun.We were taken to a lovely private resort and had tacos and beverages. We were then allowed to kayak or relax on their private beach. A fun day filled with exploration and relaxation.
Reviewer: Frank Mao
Amazing site and the guide is really knowledgeable and funny.
Reviewer: Shirley Oglesby
Good to see things people had built many years before us and how it looks today.