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Chacchoben Ruins

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Address: Costa Maya | Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Awesome Tour through Native Choice with Eric (June 17, 2015)

Tampa family on Carnival cruise. Booked Native Choice after seeing great reviews on Tripadvisor. Eric was our tour guide. Glad we booked them on our own and not through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Tampa family on Carnival cruise. Booked Native Choice after seeing great reviews on Tripadvisor. Eric was our tour guide. Glad we booked them on our own and not through Carnival as it was better, faster, much smaller and more personalized. Erick was a fantastic guide, extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We really enjoyed the tour. Definitely recommend them and Erick!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A fairly recent discovery, the Chaccohoben ruins are a wonderful example of Mayan cultural heritage that should not be missed by any history lover, and indeed, by anyone wishing to make a connection with the past. Whether one likes this tour/site depends very much upon how long it is, with whom it is booked, the quality and knowledge of the... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Apparently the Mexican government has forgotten to cut down all the shade trees and cover the sacred grounds of this temple with concrete, because it is still a wonderful place to visit! Our tour guide Miguel was wonderful, informative, and made a great photographer! He went above and beyond, by telling my girlfriend about all the medicinal plants and trees... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The tour was great and had lots of insight but personally I think that 4 hours at this location is a bit long. There is A LOT to take in, but personally I think half that time at the location would have been just as informative and as cultural.

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Maitland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This tour was perfect. It was a short walk outside the gates and then a 40 minute air conditioned van ride to the site. Joel was our tourguide and a Mayan himself. He was very knowledgeable and kind and the bus driver Saul was just as kind giving us ice cold water, cold towels and bringing umbrellas in case it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Our tour group visited a number of ruins (like Aztec and Mayan) while we were in Mexico and Central America. You would think that if you have seen one ruin, you have seen them all, but that isn't the case. Each one has a different character and spirit. Very friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive guides added so much to our tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My son and I had a wonderful visit to the Chacchoben ruins, but what made it special was our "Mayan experience" with our tour guide, Joel. We had fun making our own corn tortillas, and eating the Mayan food (watch out for the habanero sauce!), but it was the stories Joel told, not only about the ancient Mayans but about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Our group of 13 all totally enjoyed this trip. The buses were in excellent condition, the tour guides were very informative and the ruins themselves were amazing. The lunch included in the Mayan Experience tour was so fresh and authentic. We just enjoyed everything about this tour. I would completely recommend it. Please note that you will be doing a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We toured the Chacchoben Ruins using "The Native Choice Tours." Joel was our guide. He is a Mayan and is extremely knowledgeable about the site and about the history of the Mayan people. We have visited two other major Mayan sites ( Coba and Chichin itza) but we learned more from this tour than from either of the others. Chacchoben... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a great four hour excursion from the ship. The guides are very nice and polite. They provide lots of history and information on the bus trip to the site so you're well informed when you arrive. They also take the time to discuss what you're viewing at the site. The site itself is well maintained and sufficiently shaded... More 

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Address: Address: Costa Maya | Quintana Roo, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula

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