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Chacchoben Ruins

Address: Costa Maya | Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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La Grande, Oregon, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the Chacchoben Maya Ruins last week through Native Choice Tours. We had about a 10-15 minute walk from our cruise ship to get to the tour company building. Once we arrived, a bus took our group the site. Our tour guide was Erick, and he was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of information on the bus ride... More 

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Brooklyn, N.Y.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you are on a cruise ship (like my husband and I) and this tour is offered, just grab it. You will see something that will enreach you, and, probably, will be well remebered. A wonderful site, great tour guide, a great day. I strongly advise everybody to take tours with the ship, in our case, Royal Caribbean. - this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our tour was directed by Daniel Jr. Balam Balam which provided us with the rich historical information on the way to Chacchoben. The tour was easily accessible and the grounds were well kept. The drop off point from our bus was a well taken care of centre which provides access to very clean washroom facilities and option to shop for... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We booked this excursion with Island Marketing and we're pleased with the small group. There were several structures and the guide was very informative. I recommend this tour, however the ground is uneven and people with difficulty walking may have problem.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I booked this tour independently with Native Choice tours while cruising on the Oceania Regata. The tour building is only two blocks from the port landing and easy to walk to. We met at the building, waited until others arrived and offered bottled water, and were loaded into a nice air conditioned van with a driver and tour guide. Our... More 

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We left our Princess Cruise shiip and walked through and outside the terminal to book this tour through Tucan Tours (they were professional and significantly less expensive than the cruise ship tours). The licensed guide at the ruins was very knowledgable and informative. The tour group was small enough (14) to be able to ask questions. We have visited the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

recently toured with RoyalCaribbean cruise excursion. Fantastic! excellent value. Approx one hour bus ride, during which time the tour guide gave us very informative info, had pictures to show, maps, etc. Ruins were partially re-created, but there was a clearly defined line so you could tell which were found "as is" and which were rebuilt. Tour guide, Luis, was A-1... More 

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Westfield, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We took the Chacchoben excursion on our last Royal Caribbean cruise. Our guide, Luis, was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and lots of visual aids ... he also had a great since of humor. The only downside was we went after it had been raining so it was a very muddy tour. But, it was definitely worth the cost.

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Forest Hills, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We visited Costa Maya on our cruise on Holland America Ryndam. We booked a tour with The Native Choice and we are so glad that we did. We were with other travelers from other cruise ships but the group was small, about 12 travelers. The one hour comfortable drive past quickly as our tour guide, Rose, gave a narrative history... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We purchased a shore excursion thru NCL, & basically had Chachobben to ourselves. The trek thru the overgrown jungle was fabulous (though bring bug repellent), and the ruins were eerie and awe inspiring. It was New Year's Day, so that may explain the lack of tourists, a nice extra. Our "deluxe" tour also stopped at a place where some former... More 

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