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.
Fantastic Mayan history.
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
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Was advised of journey time noice air conditioned bus enough time to enjoy the ruins and look ...
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
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
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
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
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Really good tour.
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
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Daniel the Jaguar was the best!!!
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
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
There are a few pyramids but not much else to the site.
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
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
One hour drive in air conditioned bus to Chacchoben Mayan Ruins for a guided tour.
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
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Enjoyable.
Enjoyable. The ruins were amazing. Educational. Bus ride a little long.
Enjoyable. The ruins were amazing. Educational. Bus ride a little long. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
4 hour trip - 1 hour to the ruins and one hour back.
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
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour we chose was 85 bucks per person, they had other options.
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
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The tour was really nice, the ruins are more surrounded by nature than the ones in Chichen Itza ...
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
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked the Chacchoben Extreme Tour which included going to the ruins and to the Bacalar Lagoon, ...
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
Sail Date February 2019
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 ...
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
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Deluxe – Well Worth It!
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
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Took the Deluxe tour with Jacome.
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
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The ancients Mayan's knew how to build!
The ancients Mayan's knew how to build! Informative and interesting.
The ancients Mayan's knew how to build! Informative and interesting. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We booked this as the exclusive drive small group with 10 people.
We booked this as the exclusive drive small group with 10 people. The drive was about an hour and we spend about 2 - 2,5 hours at the actual site. Very impressive and our tour guide was very knowledgeable.
We booked this as the exclusive drive small group with 10 people. The drive was about an hour and we spend about 2 - 2,5 hours at the actual site. Very impressive and our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent We loved our guide Priscilla and Jaime Very detailed in communication about trip ...
Excellent We loved our guide Priscilla and Jaime Very detailed in communication about trip The food at the port was excellent too
Excellent We loved our guide Priscilla and Jaime Very detailed in communication about trip The food at the port was excellent too Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The ruins were interesting and the guide was great, but we felt like cattle being herded until we ...
The ruins were interesting and the guide was great, but we felt like cattle being herded until we finally got to the bus. The seats on the bus made airline seats seem like lounge chairs.
The ruins were interesting and the guide was great, but we felt like cattle being herded until we finally got to the bus. The seats on the bus made airline seats seem like lounge chairs. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
1 hour drive each way on major highway .
1 hour drive each way on major highway . Easy trip great cultural , historical and culinary. Lady was selling Mayan tamales and they were delicious. Guide was fantastic Jesus and Salvador the bus driver was very safe.
1 hour drive each way on major highway . Easy trip great cultural , historical and culinary. Lady was selling Mayan tamales and they were delicious. Guide was fantastic Jesus and Salvador the bus driver was very safe. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Was a amazing bus ride with history the whole way there and ruins were and are the best ones if ur ...
Was a amazing bus ride with history the whole way there and ruins were and are the best ones if ur doing a ruins tour
Was a amazing bus ride with history the whole way there and ruins were and are the best ones if ur doing a ruins tour Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The ruins were extensive and well preserved.
The ruins were extensive and well preserved. We were fortunate to have a guide who was quite knowledgeable so that made the tour even more enjoyable.
The ruins were extensive and well preserved. We were fortunate to have a guide who was quite knowledgeable so that made the tour even more enjoyable. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
4-5 hour tour we found online beforehand for half the price NCL was charging.
4-5 hour tour we found online beforehand for half the price NCL was charging. The guide was funny and very informative about just about anything we could throw at her. We got the excursion that included stopping by a resort for a few hours ... Read More
4-5 hour tour we found online beforehand for half the price NCL was charging. The guide was funny and very informative about just about anything we could throw at her. We got the excursion that included stopping by a resort for a few hours too, which was nice and secluded. On the way back we stopped for fresh pineapple with chili peppers on it which was nice. The van was decent sized and air conditioned. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Lisbeth was our guide and she was informative and knowledgeable about the ruins.
Lisbeth was our guide and she was informative and knowledgeable about the ruins. It was good because we took the small group tour (10 people) and she was able to have show and tell with us.
Lisbeth was our guide and she was informative and knowledgeable about the ruins. It was good because we took the small group tour (10 people) and she was able to have show and tell with us. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This is the best tour I've ever been on in Mexico.
This is the best tour I've ever been on in Mexico. Our guide was mixed Mayan, and was more interested in answering our questions than in selling us something. This is rare. He knew a lot about the ruins and we really enjoyed the ... Read More
This is the best tour I've ever been on in Mexico. Our guide was mixed Mayan, and was more interested in answering our questions than in selling us something. This is rare. He knew a lot about the ruins and we really enjoyed the tour. The ruins themselves are not fully excavated, so you get to see what it looked like upon discovery. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line