Costa Maya Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Excursion Reviews

Deep in the Mexican jungle, Chacchoben is among the most famous ruins in Cozumel. These ancient pyramids have been excavated and restored, and now stand as testament to the myths and rituals of the mysterious Mayan peoples.
Fascinating day led by Diego Z and driven by Hugo.
Sail Date: April 2019
Fascinating day led by Diego Z and driven by Hugo. Love the rich history and current cultural context, made me really want to learn more and see more ruins. Didnt ever feel like they were trying to sell me something, yet we were inspired ... Read More
Fascinating day led by Diego Z and driven by Hugo. Love the rich history and current cultural context, made me really want to learn more and see more ruins. Didnt ever feel like they were trying to sell me something, yet we were inspired to buy the cool Mayan glyph works and calendar. Amazing experience. Try to go on a dry week, we had no mosquitos at all. The tour itself is shaded throughout by the jungle. You get a guided tour with a little time to explore and take pics at each stop, but not much time. It's more fun to contextualize what the guide says about each location than to try to coordinate a shot at each. Otherwise it's just stones with no story. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We boarded a modern air conditioned bus and were briefed by Alvaro Sosa about the Mayan culture and ...
Sail Date: April 2019
We boarded a modern air conditioned bus and were briefed by Alvaro Sosa about the Mayan culture and the ruins we were about to see. Very interesting. We climbed several of the Mayan pyramids.
We boarded a modern air conditioned bus and were briefed by Alvaro Sosa about the Mayan culture and the ruins we were about to see. Very interesting. We climbed several of the Mayan pyramids. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
fantastic tour was given bu daniel jr.
Sail Date: March 2019
fantastic tour was given bu daniel jr. he made it so interesting it was probably one of the best tours we have been on...informative, immersive and fun
fantastic tour was given bu daniel jr. he made it so interesting it was probably one of the best tours we have been on...informative, immersive and fun Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Costa Maya Tours Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip Our guide Carolina was ...
Sail Date: March 2019
Costa Maya Tours Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip Our guide Carolina was amazing!!! BOOK WITH HER
Costa Maya Tours Costa Maya Shore Excursion: Chacchoben Day Trip Our guide Carolina was amazing!!! BOOK WITH HER Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very interesting.
Sail Date: March 2019
Very interesting. The guide provided great details about the ruins themselves and the Mayan people.
Very interesting. The guide provided great details about the ruins themselves and the Mayan people. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
My husband chose to hike the Ruins and he loved this excursion!
Sail Date: March 2019
My husband chose to hike the Ruins and he loved this excursion!
My husband chose to hike the Ruins and he loved this excursion! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The ruins were great.
Sail Date: March 2019
The ruins were great. The cost was high. The bus ride out and back wasn't bad but it took this excursion took the entirety of our stop in Costa Maya unfortunately. We an early boarding time (1:30) we really had no time to shop or ... Read More
The ruins were great. The cost was high. The bus ride out and back wasn't bad but it took this excursion took the entirety of our stop in Costa Maya unfortunately. We an early boarding time (1:30) we really had no time to shop or venture onto the nearby beach once we got back from the excursion. The ruins themselves were very cool. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
In Costa Maya we did the Mayan Ruins and Blue lagoon.
Sail Date: March 2019
In Costa Maya we did the Mayan Ruins and Blue lagoon. Transportation was easy and comfortable in a well air conditioned bus with bathroom and waters. The guide was nice and knowledgeable and able to answer any questions. The Blue Lagoon ... Read More
In Costa Maya we did the Mayan Ruins and Blue lagoon. Transportation was easy and comfortable in a well air conditioned bus with bathroom and waters. The guide was nice and knowledgeable and able to answer any questions. The Blue Lagoon was a nice escape, almost like a private beach with good lunch buffet and drinks. We just wish we had a little more time at the beach. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Booked with Native Choice, about a 10 minute walk from the port.
Sail Date: March 2019
Booked with Native Choice, about a 10 minute walk from the port. Took the 4 hour trip in a large bus with AC. The guide was very informative. The ruins were interesting and there were lots of shady areas. People with trouble walking could ... Read More
Booked with Native Choice, about a 10 minute walk from the port. Took the 4 hour trip in a large bus with AC. The guide was very informative. The ruins were interesting and there were lots of shady areas. People with trouble walking could not get to all areas of the ruins, but they could rest on benches. Costa Maya is extremely poor. Guides did request tips alot. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Climbed the Mayan Temples.
Sail Date: March 2019
Climbed the Mayan Temples. Fascinating history. Walked through the Jungle area. Very breathtaking.
Climbed the Mayan Temples. Fascinating history. Walked through the Jungle area. Very breathtaking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Fantastic Mayan history.
Sail Date: March 2019
Fantastic Mayan history. The ruins were breathtaking to walk among and see. Bus ride to/from was on a very nice custom coach. Tour guide was excellent, very well spoken and informative. Great trip.
Fantastic Mayan history. The ruins were breathtaking to walk among and see. Bus ride to/from was on a very nice custom coach. Tour guide was excellent, very well spoken and informative. Great trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Was advised of journey time noice air conditioned bus enough time to enjoy the ruins and look ...
Sail Date: March 2019
Was advised of journey time noice air conditioned bus enough time to enjoy the ruins and look aro7nd take pics and shop
Was advised of journey time noice air conditioned bus enough time to enjoy the ruins and look aro7nd take pics and shop Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
GREAT!
Sail Date: March 2019
GREAT! Worth getting off the ship for. Great guide, lots of info on Mayan culture, silver values, etc. Loved the ruins, all the people were great and the ride was comfortable to & from. Our guide was great
GREAT! Worth getting off the ship for. Great guide, lots of info on Mayan culture, silver values, etc. Loved the ruins, all the people were great and the ride was comfortable to & from. Our guide was great Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Really good tour.
Sail Date: March 2019
Really good tour. We took the deluxe tour with a small van and a group of 10. Made for a really pleasant and personal tour - much better than the large tours which we observed. Large tours you could not hear the guide and the groups ... Read More
Really good tour. We took the deluxe tour with a small van and a group of 10. Made for a really pleasant and personal tour - much better than the large tours which we observed. Large tours you could not hear the guide and the groups tended to spread out. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Daniel the Jaguar was the best!!!
Sail Date: March 2019
Daniel the Jaguar was the best!!! We learned so much and had a lot of fun!!!
Daniel the Jaguar was the best!!! We learned so much and had a lot of fun!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
There are a few pyramids but not much else to the site.
Sail Date: March 2019
There are a few pyramids but not much else to the site. Go with a good guide who can tell you out its history! Our excursion also featured a visit to the modern Mayan village, where we were treated to a traditional lunch. At the end of the ... Read More
There are a few pyramids but not much else to the site. Go with a good guide who can tell you out its history! Our excursion also featured a visit to the modern Mayan village, where we were treated to a traditional lunch. At the end of the day, we were dropped at the Mahahual beach for a swim for an hour or so before we taxied back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
One hour drive in air conditioned bus to Chacchoben Mayan Ruins for a guided tour.
Sail Date: March 2019
One hour drive in air conditioned bus to Chacchoben Mayan Ruins for a guided tour. Excellent tour - Highly recommend
One hour drive in air conditioned bus to Chacchoben Mayan Ruins for a guided tour. Excellent tour - Highly recommend Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Enjoyable.
Sail Date: March 2019
Enjoyable. The ruins were amazing. Educational. Bus ride a little long.
Enjoyable. The ruins were amazing. Educational. Bus ride a little long. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
4 hour trip - 1 hour to the ruins and one hour back.
Sail Date: February 2019
4 hour trip - 1 hour to the ruins and one hour back. 2 hours spent exploring Mayan ruins. Frederico was the tour guide - very knowledgeable!
4 hour trip - 1 hour to the ruins and one hour back. 2 hours spent exploring Mayan ruins. Frederico was the tour guide - very knowledgeable! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour we chose was 85 bucks per person, they had other options.
Sail Date: February 2019
Tour we chose was 85 bucks per person, they had other options. The ruins were fantastic, they are relatively new and remote, so there weren't too many people. Guide knew a lot about the history and language of the Mayan people.
Tour we chose was 85 bucks per person, they had other options. The ruins were fantastic, they are relatively new and remote, so there weren't too many people. Guide knew a lot about the history and language of the Mayan people. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The tour was really nice, the ruins are more surrounded by nature than the ones in Chichen Itza ...
Sail Date: February 2019
The tour was really nice, the ruins are more surrounded by nature than the ones in Chichen Itza (less people too). Out guide Daniel "the Jaguar" was very informative and extremely helpful + quite a character! If you have him as ... Read More
The tour was really nice, the ruins are more surrounded by nature than the ones in Chichen Itza (less people too). Out guide Daniel "the Jaguar" was very informative and extremely helpful + quite a character! If you have him as your guide, ask him to the the "Jaguar Roar" an you'll dye laughing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked the Chacchoben Extreme Tour which included going to the ruins and to the Bacalar Lagoon, ...
Sail Date: February 2019
We booked the Chacchoben Extreme Tour which included going to the ruins and to the Bacalar Lagoon, where food and beverages were included. The independent excursion was the same as one offered by the cruise company, but booking it ... Read More
We booked the Chacchoben Extreme Tour which included going to the ruins and to the Bacalar Lagoon, where food and beverages were included. The independent excursion was the same as one offered by the cruise company, but booking it independently was significantly cheaper. The trip was great and we got to explore the ruins and learn a lot than relax and kayak on the lagoon. If you plan to swim/snorkel in the lagoon, bring water shoes. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The tour of Chacchoben was four hours on a bus and two at the ruins the guide was very ...
Sail Date: February 2019
The tour of Chacchoben was four hours on a bus and two at the ruins the guide was very knowledgeable and did a good job but i was disappointed in the limited amount of time at the ruins. It was really crowded so it was hard to get pictures ... Read More
The tour of Chacchoben was four hours on a bus and two at the ruins the guide was very knowledgeable and did a good job but i was disappointed in the limited amount of time at the ruins. It was really crowded so it was hard to get pictures of the ruins without people in them but i was glad i went. I was also delighted because we saw some spider monkeys playing in the trees by the ruins. I had never seen monkeys in their natural habitat before this and it was a good expirience Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Deluxe – Well Worth It!
Sail Date: February 2019
Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Deluxe – Well Worth It! Booking Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Deluxe (U Tours) online through our cruise line (NCL) was another great tour (Feb 21st). Because, it was a small bus with a maximum of 12 persons, our ... Read More
Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Deluxe – Well Worth It! Booking Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Deluxe (U Tours) online through our cruise line (NCL) was another great tour (Feb 21st). Because, it was a small bus with a maximum of 12 persons, our guide Pablo of Mayan descent, was able to give us an in-depth history of the Mayan culture and history. He was also able to accommodate all our questions. His experience was considerable and evident. Our driver, Ivan, was also good and you felt safe and secure with him at the steering wheel. I would highly recommend this tour :) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Took the Deluxe tour with Jacome.
Sail Date: February 2019
Took the Deluxe tour with Jacome. We were the very first group at the Chacchoben site, and we watched the sun rise over the pyramids. The deluxe tour is the way to go - comfortable, educational, small group and in and out before the crowds ... Read More
Took the Deluxe tour with Jacome. We were the very first group at the Chacchoben site, and we watched the sun rise over the pyramids. The deluxe tour is the way to go - comfortable, educational, small group and in and out before the crowds take over the site. Chaccoben was incredible - amazing experience to climb up to the tomb and temple sites. The size of the city and the quality of the ruins is something very special. Jacome was a wonderful guide - answered all of our questions, taught us about the Maya and the specifics of this site. He was a very educational and entertaining guide, and we learned a lot about the Yucatan area in general, and how the Mahahual area is different than other parts. We got to see a lot of changes in climate zones on our drive from the coast inland, and he shared a lot about the history and current challenges of this young part of the country. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line