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Chacchoben Ruins

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Address: Costa Maya | Quintana Roo, Mexico
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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... read more

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

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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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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New England - USA
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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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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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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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Ontario
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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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Barnhart, Missouri
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Gorgeous views!! There were more ruins and temples than I anticipated. The bus ride didn't seem like an hour (very informative info on the way there & a nap on the way back). Some hiking/walking around the park but overall not too bad. Only downside is that you couldn't climb all the way to the top of the ruins. The... More 

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Very large ruin site! 1.2 hr from port makes the visit less appealing. They let you climb on some of the ruins, but do not let you go to the tops of the pyramids. Only discovered in 1996. Great for history buffs and culture seeking tour. Bring a good camera and an umbrella for the sun.

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