Excursion to the Mayan Ruins Chacchoben

2 Ratings
Duration 4,5 hours
Difficulty easy
Max. participants 12
Language English, Spanish, German


Private Excursion to the Mayan ruins Chacchoben

There is a lot to discover in the archaeological site Chacchoben, next to the village with the same name. Few Mayan people live there quite remote. The Mayan ruins Chacchoben are very authentic and surprisingly well preserved. Architecturally, they were influenced by the Mayan people from Peten-Guatemala, their most important time was between 200 and 900 AD. Today, spider monkeys relax in the structures of the sun and moon pyramid.

Go and discover the ancient world of the Maya, the Mayan heritage can be found everywhere in Mexicos south-east. Ancient temples, the ceremonial center, well-preserved structures, perfectly embedded in the typical flora and fauna. Keep your eyes and ears open when the woodpecker knocks against the trees, giant toads hide in the ground and the monkeys swing in the branches of old trees.


This excursion: Mayan ruins Chacchoben includes

  • Experienced chofeur, English speaking
  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Note for cruise ship guests: In order to have enough time, the ship must be at least 6 hours in Costa Maya.
  • Entry fees to Chacchoben
  • Detailed tour of the archaeological sites of Chacchoben
  • A maximum of 12 participants
  • Insurance
  • Water, soft drinks, beer

Excluded features

  • Tips
  • If you would like to use a video camera, a $ 5 copyright fee is required within the archeological site


Mayan Legacy: Excursion to the Mayan ruins Chacchoben

The meeting point is close to the cruise port.

From our meeting point, we head in an air-conditioned van to the archeological Mayan site Chacchoben. It will take about an hour from Costa Maya. There we take you back in times to the ancient Mayan world, in which Chacchoben played an important role. The construction dates from the second century to the ninth century AD. We will learn about the local flora and fauna, the religion of the Maya and the meaning of the sun and moon god as well as elements from the Mayan architecture.

Meeting place

At the exit of the cruise port.

What should I bring?

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • If necessary a light rain coat
  • Sun protection
  • Camera / underwater camera
  • Money for souvenirs / meals
  • Final payment in cash
  • Tips

More Information

Our excursion to Chacchoben for cruise ship guests may be adjusted to meet the dock times of the ship.

The travel time from Costa Maya to Chacchoben is about one hour. Please take this into account when planning your shore excursions.

For a reservation, we charge a deposit of $ 14 per person. This can be done via our reservation page . The remaining payment is made in cash. Please note that payment on site by credit card is not possible. ATMs to withdraw dollars charge high fees.

Cancellation policy

For a reservation, we charge a deposit of $ 14 per person. We keep this as an administration fee for "no-show" guests. We will refund the deposit in the following situations:

Cruise ship does not dock at Costa Maya. Cancellation of the vacation (information at least two weeks before the excursion date) If the tour cannot be started for any reason, please let us know immediately. If we can allocate the places to someone else, we will refund the deposit

We would like to store a cellphone number with your booking so that we can contact you in case of any changes.

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Fascinating Mayan ruins by Sabrina M.

We were especialy fascinated by the flora and fauna at the Maya ruins. We felt like a real explorer, when those ancient buildings suddenly emerge from the jungle.

Excellent Guide by Leon D.

We had an excellent guide who told us many interesting things about the ancient Maya