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: Philip jacoby
Very good tour, with an informative guide. Our small group (8) people got the tge various locations before the big tour buses, so we did not have to deal with the crowds
This was my favorite tour. The resort we went to was so beautiful and private. The food and margaritas were delicious. The location was easy to find and the directions were perfect. Visiting the ruins was nice as we saw wild life in the jungle.
Reviewer: Noel Flores
Maria I believe her name was our tour guide on the van and she was great! The chacchoben ruin was prety nice to see and we had time to take plenty of pictures. We had a delicious lunch with unlimted drinks and got to cruise around the river. Would recommend
Reviewer: Robert Quessy
Reviewer: Deborah Retherford
We were worried about not going through the cruiseline, but ended up so glad we chose this company. The tour is run by locals and they provided great history and knowledge of the area. It's worth the few blocks to walk out of the retail maze at the dock and get to their very clean building. Comfortable, small vans and small groups. The lunch was delicious. Not much time at the lake, but it was a very nice location with only 2 vans (20 people) and we enjoyed paddling around in the kayaks for a little while.