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Chacchoben Ruins
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  • Average1%
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Paseo del Puerto # 1239 | L-11 M-35 Frac. Nuevo Mahahual, Mahahual 77976, Mexico
+52 998 869 4000
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 2, 2017

We stopped here on a cruise and booked this tour before leaving. We walked right by a bunch of ship people waiting under a canopy to our tour location...a very nice building with a restroom and cold water and soda. We waited just a few...More

5  Thank David F
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed February 25, 2017

If your interest lies in Mayan history and ancient ruins you'll enjoy the Chacchoben Ruins. If you're an average cruise ship passenger like us looking for something different in the way of shore excursions, go do something else. Our tour guide made the one-hour air...More

1  Thank 541thomasl
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The site is small, but the structures are well preserved. There is a bit of a hike to each section, but probable less than a mile total walking. It is hot and muggy, and some biting bugs, but not horrible. You can't walk up the...More

Thank Tansy2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was a good tour. Price was right $55. Ruins not at extensive as Tulum. Drive was ok. Walked to Native Choice was very hot.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on an excursion from a cruise ship and had the BEST guide! Diego was a historian/archaeologist originally from Mexico City, but raised and schooled in the US so he was very understandable and knowledgeable. The tour was wonderful except for the heat even in...More

1  Thank KYKnobs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here twice now. I really enjoy coming here. It is very eye opening to see the history here. Our tour guide, Daniel, was great! He was very informative and new a lot! This is a tour that has a lot of walking...More

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were driving from Bacalar to Playa del Carmen and came across signs to Chacchoben Ruins and decided to give it a try, when we arrived there was only 2 cars there, very lonely, we paid the entrance and decided to go on our own,...More

Thank Sarah I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't have an excursion planned when i exited the norwegian getaway and im so happy I went the route i did. Walk out the guard gates of the port and there's several cab drivers that will take you to Chacchoben round trip for $25 or...More

2  Thank lovablenun24
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful. Miguel and Erick were great. They provided cold water and ice towels. They stopped and let us buy fresh pineapple from a vendor along the side of the road. If you are over 60, get a cab to the office which is several...More

Thank Jo E
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

I did this tour on a cruise ship stop and it was amazing. The bus was comfortable, our guide was Reggie and he was very informative a great guide. I loved seeing the ruins and hearing the history, amazing to be near something so old....More

Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed September 7, 2018

As my husband and I came off the dock of our cruise ship there was a lady holding a sign up for our excursion. We were quickly placed in a short line and loaded into a 15 passenger van. Our tour guide Dinah was very...More

Thank ljswood
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Took a NCL cruise excursion here. It was quick and to the point. We did the walking path and hit up all the ruins in two hours after leaving the tour bus, and a short walk to the first structure. They recommend wearing insect repellent...More

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November 14, 2018|
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Response from Mancheee | Reviewed this property |
Its alot of walking! I myself have bad knees and i struggled at the end. The path ways are not paved an are uneven.
Meg S
March 6, 2018|
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Response from klynne0413 | Reviewed this property |
Meg, Taking a taxi is an option but it’s a 50 min drive one way. No idea what the price would be, but did not see anyone just taxi there. The park is small (and cash only). You could arrive walk the park in 20 minutes and... More
February 10, 2018|
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Response from IngridaM4 | Reviewed this property |
We booked online through shore excursions group