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Av. Paseo del Puerto #1021, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
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Our guide, Fabiola, was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable about not only the Chacchoben ruins, but also the flora and fauna in the area. She made the drive to the site go by very quickly. We saw monkeys while walking the paths at Chacchoben which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

5 of us with mixed ability regarding mobility. One using walking stick the other rollater Our driver Rito and guide Edderd were friendly, patient and took time to explain regarding the culture and history of the ruins, then taking us to local family who prepared...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Helen M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Found this local tour company on the net in preference to the huge cruise tours. We did the Mayan experience which included the visit to the ruins and then the meal at a local village served by a local family.The food and welcome was genuine...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jane13CheshireUk
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really enjoyed our experience with the Native Choice. Our tour guide Fabiola was amazing. Super knowledgable, friendly, and allowed us to take our time wherever we went. The trip out to the ruins took about 45 minutes and we stopped in a cute village on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Samantha2279
Reviewed 6 days ago

David was a truly wonderful guide, so knowledgeable about history and also a very interesting and fun person. He was also a safe driver. We were the only two people on the tour, so David was our private guide :) what a treat!! At the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lnamikas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I did the Mayan Experience tour and it was the best! Edder and Miguel were top notch! Highly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yellowstone_raven
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down, the best thing about our "Mayan Experience Tour" was the meal prepared by some wonderful Mexican-Mayan ladies in the small town near Chacchoban. The setting was quaint and not commercial, the food was EXCELLENT, and the interaction with the cooks, the guide, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BostonInAustin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We embarked on a tour to Chacchoben with the Native Choice and their tour director Ivan. We have participated in many tours and generally speaking the tour guide makes or breaks the tour. Ivan was one of the best guides we have ever had. His...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank daytonagb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The excursion to Kohunlich with Native Tours was terrific. The office of the tours was a quick walk from the cruise port; easy to get to once we made our way out of the maze of shops in the port. The tour vehicle was a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Frank V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our 2nd time booking through Native Choice. They are friendly, professional, courteous, and fun! Ron and Saul were our private guide and driver for the day and they did a superb job! Ron was so full of energy, insight, and humor - he...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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December 4, 2018|
Response from icohuom | Property representative |
Hello Sharon, We aren't allowed to include links but you can get all the details and reserve through our website, you can get to it through our company profile or just google The Native Choice Tours
September 9, 2018|
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Response from Larry M | Reviewed this property |
Personally, I don’t think any kids would enjoy it. When mine were that age they would have complained about bugs, the heat, walking, etc so it really depends on how you’ve raised her or what type of kid she is. I would say... More
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I used the Shipmate app to book. I highly recommend the app to review tours and see what others say about different ports.
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Native Choice Tour to Chacchoben (1 Replies)
Has anyone taken the Native Choice tour to the Mayan ruins at Chacchoben? Is the ride there fairly smooth or does it go on bumpy roads? How were the guides? Any info is appreciated.
December 20, 2017|
Response fromPacificNWFamily|
Hi This is a country forum that mostly serves to collect threads. There are few readers. Is it this tour (found using Google)? tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g499450-d1… The destination forum affiliated with that tour is a quiet forum, I suggest using this one for Costa Maya: www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum-g670630-i11623 Repost there. Or send messages to folks who have written reviews.
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The Native Choice w/Toddler? (1 Replies)
My husband and I booked a cruise for August 2009, and we'll be bringing our son with us. By that time, he'll be almost 2 years old. After reading the reviews for The Native Choice, I'd love to book a tour with them. Has anyone done any of their tours with a toddler? I'd love to hear your experiences. Thanks!
March 23, 2009|
Response fromwhoas|
Most of the walking is during the ruins and taking the steps. Ask The Native Choice they may let you take a light weight stroller. By the way do the Maya village also. No walking necessary. Do the meal at a Maya village. Just returned from cruise 4/25 and this tour was the best.
Looking for help- Chacchoben Ruins (8 Replies)
I am trying to find a company that provides tours of the Chacchoben Ruins. I have emailed Native Choice twice and have yet to hear from them. Can someone please tell me of another company that I can contact so I can see the ruins while in Costa Maya? Any help is much appreciated.
February 14, 2013|
Response fromyucatan07|
Have you considered renting a car and doing it on your own? The ruins are not huge, (but are worth seeing). Are you traveling alone? On a cruise ship? or staying in the area? The road to the ruins is easy and well marked.