Excursion Chacchoben and Bacalar


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Deposit upon booking: 15%


8 hours



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English, Spanish

Excursion Chacchoben and Bacalar: Mayan Ruins and Boat Tour on the Lagoon

Experience the most important sights and attractions of the Costa Maya on our private excursion to Chacchoben and Bacalar: The best combination of Mayan Ruins and a Boat Tour on the Bacalar lagoon.

  • Archaeological Site Chacchoben: The Mayan ruins of Chacchoben are very authentic and surprisingly well preserved. Architecturally, they were under the influence of the Mayan people from Peten-Guatemala. Today, spider monkeys leisure around the structures of the sun and moon pyramid.
  • Boat Tour on the Bacalar lagoon: Named for the many shades of blue, it is called the lagoon of seven colors. The water of the lagoon feeds from underground cenotes. We discover some of them during a boat tour. Refresh yourself in the clear water and enjoy the turquoise colors.

Excursion Chacchoben and Bacalar: Mayan Ruins and Boat Tour on the Lagoon

  • 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 8 hours in Costa Maya.
  • Entry fees to Chacchoben
  • Detailed tour of the archaeological sites of Chacchoben
  • Boat tour on the Bacalar lagoon with an experienced guide
  • Life jacket
  • A maximum of 12 participants
  • Insurance
  • Water, soft drinks, beer

Excluded features

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

Excursion Chacchoben and Bacalar: Mayan Ruins and Boat Tour on the Lagoon

Mayan Ruins Chacchoben – Boat Tour on the Lagoon – Pirate Town Bacalar

This Private Excursion to Chacchoben and Bacalar is one of the best Costa Maya Tours and an excellent combination of the most beautiful Costa Maya attractions. From our meeting point we take you straight to the archeological site Chacchoben. Explore the history of the ancient Maya, take a boat tour on the Bacalar lagoon and discover the best sights of Costa Maya. Private Excursion to Chacchoben and Bacalar: Mayan Ruins Chacchoben There is a lot to discover in the Mayan ruins of Chacchoben, next to a town of the same name, where the Maya still live quite remote. We take you on a journey through time to the times of the ancient Maya. The constructions date from the second century to the ninth century AD. We get to know the local animals and plants, the religion of the Maya and the meaning of the sun and moon gods as well as elements in the architecture. Private Excursion to Chacchoben and Bacalar: Boat Tour on the Bacalar lagoon After visiting the archaeological site of Chacchoben, we go to the breathtaking lagoon of Bacalar. It takes about 30 minutes to get there. The boat is already waiting at the jetty of the lagoon. During a stunning boat ride, we discover the highlights of the lagoon in about 2.5 hours. The boat tour takes us to different cenotes, we pass by the beautiful coast and stop for a swim. Various types of birds accompany us on our journey. After the boat tour, a snack waits for us. The little pirate town Bacalar is worth a stop and on our way back to the ship we also pass Santo Pedro, also known as pineapple village.

What should I bring?

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Swimwear and things to change
  • Thongs or flip flops
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat for the boat trip
  • If necessary a light rain coat
  • Sun protection: On the Yucatan peninsula biodegradable sun protection is recommended to protect the corals and water quality. Please use sun protection BEFORE starting the tour.
  • Camera / underwater camera
  • Money for souvenirs / meals
  • Final payment in cash
  • Gratitudes


The availability of our excursions can only be guaranteed after confirmation by us. If an excursion is not possible on your desired date, we will suggest another date or refund any payments already received.


For a binding reservation we charge a deposit of 15% of the tour price. The remaining payment will be made in CASH on site. Please note that payment on site by credit card is not possible. If you would like to inquire about the tour without a binding reservation, please contact us.

Customization of Excursions

Under special circumstances we adapt our tours to external conditions. We discuss this individually with our customers. Adjustments will be made, for example, if the weather changes at short notice. We also adapt excursions for cruisers to the berthing times of cruise ships.

Cancellation policy

  • With the reservation we charge a deposit. We keep these as administration fees for “no-show” guests.
  • We value small group sizes. Therefore, we use smaller boats for our excursions. These boats do not have a toilet on board!!!
  • It can happen that our boat excursion has to be cancelled due to bad weather (strong wind and waves). If the tour cannot be rescheduled to another day, we will of course refund any deposits made. Unfortunately, we cannot pay for any other costs incurred. However, we will gladly make every effort to provide substitute services. In addition, we do everything in our power to inform about such cancellations as early as possible.

We refund the deposit, if

  • You cancel the excursion at least 24 hours before
  • If you have to cancel the excursion for whatever reason, please inform us as soon as possible. We might be able to sell the excursion elsewhere and will refund the deposit.
  • This excursion was cancelled by Leon Tours
  • If your cruise ship does not dock in Costa Maya on the day you booked, we will be happy to provide you with a transferable voucher valid for the amount of deposit for a future visit or refund 50% of your deposit.

We ask for a phone number for each reservation to contact you in case of any changes.

Your desired date is not available? Contact us!

Why Leon Tours?

  • Small or private groups Our tours are either private or small group excursions.
  • Certified tour guides Our tour guides have the required SECTUR (Secretary of tourism in Mexico) certifications
  • Quality Service and Support Enjoy our excellent customer service. We have local knowledge and love to give you recommendations
  • Locally owned family business If you book through Leon Tours, you will support local businesses. We use local guides wherever possible
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  • Small refundable deposit We charge only a small deposit to secure your reservation
  • Mexico Experts We strive to give you the best service and bring you to the most beautiful places.


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