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.
The ruins are beautiful.
The ruins are beautiful. The tour guide was from the area and really knew the history and the ruins. Everything about the tour was great, except they stated it would be 4 hours and it was 6.
The ruins are beautiful. The tour guide was from the area and really knew the history and the ruins. Everything about the tour was great, except they stated it would be 4 hours and it was 6. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Kohunlich ruins - loved the ruins, wasn't a huge fan of the tour guide.
Kohunlich ruins - loved the ruins, wasn't a huge fan of the tour guide. The "informational talk" on the bus was really a sales pitch for souvenirs. Bus was nice and driver was excellent.
Kohunlich ruins - loved the ruins, wasn't a huge fan of the tour guide. The "informational talk" on the bus was really a sales pitch for souvenirs. Bus was nice and driver was excellent. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
was 299 a person but we got to see 2 ruins, with an excellent guide, and it was far away.
was 299 a person but we got to see 2 ruins, with an excellent guide, and it was far away. we spent 5 hours on the bus, but the bus was comfortable as well
was 299 a person but we got to see 2 ruins, with an excellent guide, and it was far away. we spent 5 hours on the bus, but the bus was comfortable as well Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Daniel Jr.
Daniel Jr. was a wonderful tour guide. Kohunlich was a wonderful experiance
Daniel Jr. was a wonderful tour guide. Kohunlich was a wonderful experiance Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had a young tour guide who was very energetic and we were with several others from our cruise ...
We had a young tour guide who was very energetic and we were with several others from our cruise that also booked with this independent company who took us to the ruins and then to a lagoon where we had drinks, ate and were able to go ... Read More
We had a young tour guide who was very energetic and we were with several others from our cruise that also booked with this independent company who took us to the ruins and then to a lagoon where we had drinks, ate and were able to go kayaking and enjoy a beach in a very private and large area. Probably much better quality than anything NCL can offer. Please look them up if you're interested, exceeds expectations. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
OMG..
OMG.. was Very bad. We booked this on the bases as it was not a hard tour to d as it stated not much walking, very easy and very reaxing. .EXTREME amount of walking, I mean extereme as there were people in the 80's that could to the ... Read More
OMG.. was Very bad. We booked this on the bases as it was not a hard tour to d as it stated not much walking, very easy and very reaxing. .EXTREME amount of walking, I mean extereme as there were people in the 80's that could to the walking, my famliy member who just had a heart attack, well ets say things didn;t go good. EXtreme amount of stress. The boat tour was advertised as a river cruise, NO was a little boat that took you down the river at high speed with NO lifejackest..and a hour of this to get to the ruins.. too much. We went to customer service and compalined all they said was thats for your feed back and thats was that... Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Mayan ruin and Mayan Family visit with lunch.
Mayan ruin and Mayan Family visit with lunch. We saw one pyramid, then went to visit a Mayan family for lunch. An entire bus load of people were fed from just one single chicken! We got 2 silver dollar sized tortillas with a strand of ... Read More
Mayan ruin and Mayan Family visit with lunch. We saw one pyramid, then went to visit a Mayan family for lunch. An entire bus load of people were fed from just one single chicken! We got 2 silver dollar sized tortillas with a strand of chicken each. There was tequila tasting and a hard push to buy tequila. All this for $ 109 per person. It was a rip off. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Well organized and informative tour with information about Mayan culture, history and life.
Well organized and informative tour with information about Mayan culture, history and life.
Well organized and informative tour with information about Mayan culture, history and life. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Excellent bus ride and tour guide to the site.
Excellent bus ride and tour guide to the site. Had just enough time to look around and didn't feel rushed. Only rushed time was at the end when it was shopping time. Tour guide was very professional and interesting. We had Ricardo ... Read More
Excellent bus ride and tour guide to the site. Had just enough time to look around and didn't feel rushed. Only rushed time was at the end when it was shopping time. Tour guide was very professional and interesting. We had Ricardo as our tour guide. Would highly recommend! Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very pleasant guide.
Very pleasant guide. Well organized tour to the Chacchoben Mayan city. We also stopped at a butterfly farm on our way back . Nice.
Very pleasant guide. Well organized tour to the Chacchoben Mayan city. We also stopped at a butterfly farm on our way back . Nice. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Ruins and spice farm, Great!
Ruins and spice farm, Great!
Ruins and spice farm, Great! Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
They need to tell you to watch out for the FIRE ANTS!
They need to tell you to watch out for the FIRE ANTS! I unknowingly stepped on a nest and was bitten all over my ankles & legs. I had to have an EMT administer alcohol wipes & antiseptic. 10 days later - they still itch.
They need to tell you to watch out for the FIRE ANTS! I unknowingly stepped on a nest and was bitten all over my ankles & legs. I had to have an EMT administer alcohol wipes & antiseptic. 10 days later - they still itch. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Busride was 2 hours each way.
Busride was 2 hours each way. Too hot at the site.
Busride was 2 hours each way. Too hot at the site. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
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