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Early Pre-Classic Maya Site

Dzibanche is a major Maya archaeological site. Archeologists believe Dzibamche may have been the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mmmbrix
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Very interesting ruins

We went on a tour that including Dzibanche and Kohunlich. The two sites are about 35 minutes... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Adam S
,
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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Ancient Mayan city with impressive pyramids and buildings.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“native choice” (21 reviews)
“howler monkeys” (15 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Chetumal, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dzibanche is a major Maya archaeological site. Archeologists believe Dzibamche may have been the seat of the Kan/Snake dynasty that ruled before Calakmul. Whereas Chizen Itza and Tulum in the upper Yucatan are relatively "new" sites from the Post-Classic period, Dzibanche appears to have been...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We went on a tour that including Dzibanche and Kohunlich. The two sites are about 35 minutes apart. Seeing the two together made for a very interesting day as they each have their interesting aspects. We did this as a day excursion while on a...More

2  Thank Adam S
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The ruins of Dzibanche are totally amazing and astonishing! If you are on the Yucatán peninsula you have to visit them, they are really breathtaking and something you do not see anywhere else on the Earth! In the Dzibanche-area there are several ruins, some higher...More

Thank Isepise
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Our transport was spotlessly clean, I thought it brand new, but I was told it was 2 years old. We left dust footprints on the floor when we embarked. THAT is clean! Enrique could not have been a better guide. He covered so many things...More

Thank B G
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

I went here with some friends with our Tour guide Pablo. The place is filled with culture and natural beauty. As soon as I walked, I felt the peace of the area. I wish to go again soon. There are Mayan ruins in which you...More

Thank Satihana
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We toured this ruin along with Kohunlich as a shore excursion from our cruise ship. The ship contracted with Native Choice for this tour, and seeing the two ruins the same day gave a unique opportunity to compare the two. Dzibanche is undoubtedly the larger...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Having just returned from a western Caribbean cruise, there are many choices for shore excursions. We usually try to book indepently. This tour with Lorenzo was by far our favorite. It gives an opportunity to go inland and visit the real area, rather than just...More

1  Thank Von C
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is a Mayan multi-pyramid site which was well worth the visit but you can read about the history, details, etc. elsewhere. My experience was strongly influenced by my driver, a knowledgeable, personable and very interesting human being, Senor Jorge Ortiz, 983 11 60580. He...More

1  Thank grver
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is a very large and very private ruin. There are not a lot of buses coming in and out, and several times over a long period of time (I live about an hour from these ruins) I have found myself almost alone in looking...More

1  Thank Ginny B
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

How can you rate a site that has been around for more than a millennium. Enjoy and learn. If this is to be your first time; read up of take an organized tour.

Thank Jose P
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Bilha K
16 March 2018|
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Response from Ginny B | Reviewed this property |
Hi I live in the area, I think you will have no problem with the time. They will get you back there for the departure. They are both good ruins, but I prefer Dzibanche. I almost always see monkeys, and I love that, and it... More
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Wendy H
26 March 2017|
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Response from Gershwin12 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe you had a misspelling when you tried but according to google maps it's a 1 hr and 15 min drive
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irwin s
26 December 2016|
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Response from Anne T | Reviewed this property |
I think you need to sign up for admission through a tour company. Other than that, I don't know.
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