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Chacchoben Ruins

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Address: Chacchoben, Mexico
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Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip
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Favorite excursion! Excellent day

Fascinating tour of impressive ruins at Chacchoben by our very informative guide, Sergio. It took about 1 hour comfortable bus tour to get there from Costa Maya. Local Mayan... read more

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Bonney Lake, Washington
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Bonney Lake, Washington
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fascinating tour of impressive ruins at Chacchoben by our very informative guide, Sergio. It took about 1 hour comfortable bus tour to get there from Costa Maya. Local Mayan products are sold at the site. The tropical plants surrounding the ruins were awesome! I snorkeled at the beautiful Mahahual beach and saw many beautiful fish and even a spotted eagle... More 

Thank KFitzsy
Cumming, GA
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing. Its always and honor and privilege to visit sacred sites such as these. Its not everyday you can visit 300 B.C. places on this earth again, just breathtaking and an amazing experience. You can NOT climb these like we did at Coba so FYI for those wanting to climb the ruins. You can go up about 5 stairs on... More 

Thank Dmpishock
Mexico City
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice ruins for a short visit. The area is very nice with all the trees around. Is very important to notice that the ruins are not at the town of the same name about 10km away, but in a very different road.

Thank kartikmexico
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked through Shore Excursions Group and received tour from Native Choice with Erick and Edgar. Walk to Native Choice from cruise terminal was easy with directions provided. The ruins were amazing, lunch was excellent and the lake was beautiful. Wonderful excursion with knowledgeable tour guides. Highly recommend.

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Aldie, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited last week. Booked thru our cruise line (Royal Caribbean). Went with my 11 year old and my parents. Lisbeth was a very knowledgeable guide and Aldo was a great driver. Very smooth trip on a highway type road. Clean bus and they gave us bottled water. We took the early tour and it wasn't hot. Plenty of shade on... More 

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Abington, PA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this off the ship. Very knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Gave us interesting background into Mayan culture. The tour itself was very interesting, but a bit crowded. Groups had to take their turns at the first stop, which caused us to rush through the last stop. Wish I knew Spanish to chat with the local guide. I feel like she... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this trip through Viator our tour guide Juan Carlos, assisted by driver Rocke were fantastic. J.C was a walking enclopedia...his knowledge was outstanding and he didn't rush us , the pace was leisurely..they supplied cold water frequently, he answered any questions in language even i could understand as my brain doesn't retain information , he was polite, friendly,... More 

Thank mancscruiser
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went an hour before closing time.All the buses had left and we were all alone.....perfect! The ruins might not be as impressive as the more famous ones but having the place to ourselves was beautiful.And observing a family of spider monkeys in the jungle around the ruins was a treat !

Thank Lotte F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site was absolutely amazing. We went there as an excursion on a cruise ship. The guide couldn't speak much English and we didn't learn anything from him. But, walking through the site was a teaching lesson in itself. The ruines are very assessable from site to site but walking up the steps can be very physical. Each step was... More 

Thank Kathy E
Peru, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Chacchoben Ruins excursion from our Norwegian Getaway cruise was the highlight of our trip. We were met by Jole Perez and our driver Miguel, and taken on a wonder tour through history, and were shown how the Mayan culture is alive and well today. The tour included a stop for fresh pineapple, a wonderful hands-on tour of the Mayan... More 

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