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Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip

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    What to Expect
    Meet your driver at the port of Costa Maya and begin your archeological odyssey to the ruins of Chacchoben. Travel comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan, sipping complimentary bottled water for the journey until you reach your intriguing destination in the heart of the verdant jungle. Greet your professional archeologist guide and circumvent the site as the significance of the city’s excavated temples, pointed pyramids, and ancient walls are explained. 

    Gain insight into the mysteries of the Mayans as your guide unravels the history of a civilization that dates back to the pre-Classic period of 200BC; hear about how the ruins were discovered by local farmers in 1970 and learn about the complex archeological techniques employed to excavate the structures. Note the red pigment used to decorate the temples and decipher the enigmatic hieroglyphics at the base of the principal pyramid. 

    Immerse yourself in the atmospheric splendor of the jungle as you awaken your senses to the sights and sounds of nature. Identify fascinating flora and fauna as your guide shares insightful knowledge, listening and looking out for howler monkeys, toucans, armadillos, spider monkeys, and gray foxes. Gasp as you learn of the nearby presence of jaguars, pumas, and tapirs. 

    Peruse the gift shop for special souvenirs before returning to the port in your comfortable and air-conditioned transportation. 

    Worry-free Shore Excursion:

    We will ensure your timely return to the Costa Maya cruise port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mayan Trip, Avenida Paseo del Puerto 1180, Quintana Roo, Mexico

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our tours usually start one hour after disembark time of your cruise ship. You will receive a message with an specific start time. Our check in office is located half block outside of the Cruise Ship Terminal.

    Ports
    Costa Maya Port, Mexico
    Departure Time
    Tour coincides with your cruise ship's arrival
    Duration
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local English- and Spanish-speaking guide
    • Bottled water and soda
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Worry-free Shore Excursion guarantee
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueologica De Chaachoben
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    The only reason I didn’t rate it excellent is because we had a hard time finding the tour office. We did receive an email with instructions AFTER the cruise when I had internet access again. In an unfamiliar foreign land, it made us a little...More

    Thank moliney6
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We had a little trouble finding the store at first and walked right past it. They did have our names listed outside the store but we were looking for the shore excursion name and not ours. Our tour guide Caralina was excellent and was very...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank cathydcook
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Initially, it was hard to find store front to check in with no Instructions in the email. There was a bit of a delay waiting to leave. Then, all 15 of us went into a 14 passenger van. Yep, you read that right. They did...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank 84travelqueen
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our tour was wonderful! Since there were only 6 people on our tour, we got lots of individual attention. The guides were very knowledgeable and seemed to have a genuine love of the area. The only negative was that we had a bit of trouble...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Explore24127
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The meeting place was a little walk from the port but it was nice because we got to walk through all of the shops restaurants. On the way they have a dolphin reef which is cool and bird exhibits. We went with my parents, brother,...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    2 October 2019|
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    Response from Ruth L | Reviewed this property |
    The tour is based on the schedule of the ships to the port. When you start the booking process it ask for your arrival and departure time. The ruins are far from the port but the tour company is definitely time conscious... More
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    2 October 2019|
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    Response from EdF933 | Reviewed this property |
    Their guarantee is based on the fact that your next port will probably be Cozumel which is a 4-5 hour drive. I asked if they're ever had to do that and they said no.
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    • Duration: 3h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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