Costa Maya Mayan Ruins Excursion Reviews

Explore one of the island's "best kept secrets" in Mexico by touring the Mayan Ruins. Learn about myths, legends, and Mayan culture while enjoying its beautiful landscape.
Got to see some culture and the excursion wasn't too long so we still got to enjoy the port a ...
Got to see some culture and the excursion wasn't too long so we still got to enjoy the port a little bit
Got to see some culture and the excursion wasn't too long so we still got to enjoy the port a little bit Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was interesting and provides a good break from beaches and pools (which could be enjoyed a lot ...
It was interesting and provides a good break from beaches and pools (which could be enjoyed a lot closer to home and for a lot cheaper).
It was interesting and provides a good break from beaches and pools (which could be enjoyed a lot closer to home and for a lot cheaper). Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great trip to The Mayan Ruins.
Great trip to The Mayan Ruins. Guide was very knowledgeable and service was great.
Great trip to The Mayan Ruins. Guide was very knowledgeable and service was great. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Ron was the best guide.
Ron was the best guide. Full of funny stories and local insights. The best.
Ron was the best guide. Full of funny stories and local insights. The best. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was an excellent excursion for those interested in Mayan archaeology.
This was an excellent excursion for those interested in Mayan archaeology. It was hot and there was quite a bit of walking but worth every step. Bus was nice and in good condition with working A/C. Tour guide, Aldo, was friendly and ... Read More
This was an excellent excursion for those interested in Mayan archaeology. It was hot and there was quite a bit of walking but worth every step. Bus was nice and in good condition with working A/C. Tour guide, Aldo, was friendly and knowlegeable. Dzibanche tour was a high point in an unfortunately poor cruise on the Edge. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This tour was very interesting and you can modify to accommodate.
This tour was very interesting and you can modify to accommodate. We opted out of a hike to the top but enjoyed the facts and the rest of the tour. Our guide,Cruz, was informative and fun. The immediate pier area has shops and is nice. ... Read More
This tour was very interesting and you can modify to accommodate. We opted out of a hike to the top but enjoyed the facts and the rest of the tour. Our guide,Cruz, was informative and fun. The immediate pier area has shops and is nice. A pool area, lots of souvenirs, etc. The local area, however is very different. Extreme poverty and filled with trash. Driving through on a coach bus with a/c made me feel entitled and like a rich tourist. This community needs reinvestment and cleanup. And a Swede system. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did the Mayan Experience Tour with Native Choice.
We did the Mayan Experience Tour with Native Choice. It was excellent! They were easy to work with, very organized and professional. It is a litlWe were in a nice air conditioned van and a small group of 10. We had a wonderful tour guide, ... Read More
We did the Mayan Experience Tour with Native Choice. It was excellent! They were easy to work with, very organized and professional. It is a litlWe were in a nice air conditioned van and a small group of 10. We had a wonderful tour guide, Rosa. We had plenty of time at the ruins and Rosa taught us so much. On our way to the ruins we stopped at a roadside pineapple stand and at a Mayan Cemetery. After visiting the ruins, we went into a Mayan village and had lunch with a family. We toured their gardens, learned to make tortillas and had an amazing lunch. We returned with a couple hours to spare in the port before boarding. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Found this tour company out on main road to water park they did a tour to the ruins for $50 each ...
Found this tour company out on main road to water park they did a tour to the ruins for $50 each for two and we were only two like a private tour and tour was first rate highly recommend. Otherwise not much going on in Costa Maya town ... Read More
Found this tour company out on main road to water park they did a tour to the ruins for $50 each for two and we were only two like a private tour and tour was first rate highly recommend. Otherwise not much going on in Costa Maya town is third world they have a built up the port area with lots of shops. Town is small and poverty stricken. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The tour guides through Native Choice were very knowledgeable and were native to Costa Maya.
The tour guides through Native Choice were very knowledgeable and were native to Costa Maya. We got to see the ruins and climb on some of them. We went to a private resort on a beautiful lagoon where we got to have lunch and drinks that ... Read More
The tour guides through Native Choice were very knowledgeable and were native to Costa Maya. We got to see the ruins and climb on some of them. We went to a private resort on a beautiful lagoon where we got to have lunch and drinks that were included. We also kayaked and swam in the lagoon. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Tour to Kohunlich Mayan Ruins was great.
Tour to Kohunlich Mayan Ruins was great. It was a 90 minute bus trip there, but the tour guide was very good giving us the history of the Mayan and sharing the culture. The ruins were awesome. We had a lady in the group with a walker, ... Read More
Tour to Kohunlich Mayan Ruins was great. It was a 90 minute bus trip there, but the tour guide was very good giving us the history of the Mayan and sharing the culture. The ruins were awesome. We had a lady in the group with a walker, which had a hard time. I would not recommend it for others with mobility issues. The Temple of the Masks is up a hill in the middle of the tour. You are still allowed to climb on the structures at Kohunlich. It was well worth the cost. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Amazing Mayan pyramid complex in jungle.
Amazing Mayan pyramid complex in jungle. Very good guide as well
Amazing Mayan pyramid complex in jungle. Very good guide as well Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Long bus ride to the ruins.
Long bus ride to the ruins. Very limited time at the ruins. "Food" provided was laughable( sandwich with 1 thin slice of ham and 1 slice of cheese. We went on an excursion to other Mayan ruins on a previous cruise with MSC Divina ... Read More
Long bus ride to the ruins. Very limited time at the ruins. "Food" provided was laughable( sandwich with 1 thin slice of ham and 1 slice of cheese. We went on an excursion to other Mayan ruins on a previous cruise with MSC Divina and we were give a meal with chicken , rice, plantains and soda. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
This was very fun for our group, but maybe not for everyone.
This was very fun for our group, but maybe not for everyone. It's a long drive to get there and we had a wonderful time climbing over the ruins and taking photos. Also, our guide was very informative.
This was very fun for our group, but maybe not for everyone. It's a long drive to get there and we had a wonderful time climbing over the ruins and taking photos. Also, our guide was very informative. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Yam was great.
Yam was great. The tour fabulous. It is walking and climbing to get the full effect. It was amazing. Came back and had local food
Yam was great. The tour fabulous. It is walking and climbing to get the full effect. It was amazing. Came back and had local food Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very cool tour of the ruins and I learned a lot about the Mayan history and ancient culture.
Very cool tour of the ruins and I learned a lot about the Mayan history and ancient culture. This excursion took about an hour to get from the port to the ruins by bus. Buses were very nice, modern, comfortable and included a bathroom. ... Read More
Very cool tour of the ruins and I learned a lot about the Mayan history and ancient culture. This excursion took about an hour to get from the port to the ruins by bus. Buses were very nice, modern, comfortable and included a bathroom. Part of the trip is through a wildlife preserve area. The guide explained a lot about the Mayan history and the Yucatan Peninsula along the way. He said there have been Jaguars spotted along the road in the evenings or early morning, but the time of day we went through, we did not see any animals. At the ruins, there were a lot of people. The port had multiple cruise ships the day we got there so many were from different ships. I think people were also there from other places. All the people make it difficult to get a picture of the ruins without catching other people in the pictures. It's not an action adventure type of excursion like zip lining or snorkeling, but if you want to see the ruins, it's definitively a worthy venture. The gift shop at the ruins is small and crowded and we had less than 10 minutes to look around before we had to get back on the bus, but we had more than enough time in the port to shop around before getting back on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent!!!
Excellent!!! Our guide was born and raised behind the site and was part of the excavation team. His first hand knowledge made for a tour like no other Mayan ruin tour we have taken before.
Excellent!!! Our guide was born and raised behind the site and was part of the excavation team. His first hand knowledge made for a tour like no other Mayan ruin tour we have taken before. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Mayan ruins not particularly interesting but as you are in the neighbourhood, why not?
Mayan ruins not particularly interesting but as you are in the neighbourhood, why not? Wouldnt go again.
Mayan ruins not particularly interesting but as you are in the neighbourhood, why not? Wouldnt go again. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Walk past the entire cruise port town.
Walk past the entire cruise port town. Go to the taxi stand. Get a cab to the ruins with a guide for $30 a person. The tours charge $99 a person and take you on a crowded bus.
Walk past the entire cruise port town. Go to the taxi stand. Get a cab to the ruins with a guide for $30 a person. The tours charge $99 a person and take you on a crowded bus. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
2 hour drive to a remote area but the ruins are extensive and teh setting is beautiful.
2 hour drive to a remote area but the ruins are extensive and teh setting is beautiful. Bus was very nice, comfy seats, good a/c and seats reclined. Kohunlich is the name of the ruins
2 hour drive to a remote area but the ruins are extensive and teh setting is beautiful. Bus was very nice, comfy seats, good a/c and seats reclined. Kohunlich is the name of the ruins Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Mayan Ruins tour was excellent.
Mayan Ruins tour was excellent. long bus ride, but there was only 5 people on the tour. Guide Rose was very knowledgable and informative. Tour was well worth the price.
Mayan Ruins tour was excellent. long bus ride, but there was only 5 people on the tour. Guide Rose was very knowledgable and informative. Tour was well worth the price. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Long drive to Chacchoben ruins made a pleasure by our guide who talked and talked all the way there.
Long drive to Chacchoben ruins made a pleasure by our guide who talked and talked all the way there. He was a entertaining and informative guide around the ruins, always keeping us away from the crowds, impeccable timing. Port had ... Read More
Long drive to Chacchoben ruins made a pleasure by our guide who talked and talked all the way there. He was a entertaining and informative guide around the ruins, always keeping us away from the crowds, impeccable timing. Port had plenty of shopping and entertainers. Although I thought the tequila (Patron) was more expensive here than anywhere else on cruise. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Highly recommend Native Choice.
Highly recommend Native Choice. A bit of a walk to office. Tour guide was great. Bus was clean. Ruins were nice but not as extensive as Tulum. But much closer to port.
Highly recommend Native Choice. A bit of a walk to office. Tour guide was great. Bus was clean. Ruins were nice but not as extensive as Tulum. But much closer to port. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Good tour with a very knowledgeable guide.
Good tour with a very knowledgeable guide. One-hour bus trip from the port.
Good tour with a very knowledgeable guide. One-hour bus trip from the port. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A MUST!!!!
A MUST!!!! Fantastic ruins and accessibility to them (not for wheelchairs)
A MUST!!!! Fantastic ruins and accessibility to them (not for wheelchairs) Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had an awesome tour guide named Diana who was very knowledgeable about Mayan culture and the ...
We had an awesome tour guide named Diana who was very knowledgeable about Mayan culture and the ruins we explored in the jungle setting.
We had an awesome tour guide named Diana who was very knowledgeable about Mayan culture and the ruins we explored in the jungle setting. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International