Chacchoben Mayan Ruins

Approximately 4 hours
Moderate Activity 

Visit Chacchoben—the Place of Red Corn—in the company of experts in Mayan history. Explore the ancient ruins learning about the temples and other structures only recently partly uncovered in the rain forest. You will have time to climb the Gran Basamento taking you above tree level. Here archaeologists found ceremonial offerings dating to around 1000 BC. Your guide will also explain about the wildlife and medicinal plants that are used by the modern-day descendants of the ancient Mayan people. Your tour includes bilingual guides, air-conditioned transfers and refreshments.


Involves considerable walking over uneven terrain. Stair climbing is required to reach the different levels. Bring insect repellent. The drive to the ruin is one-hour each way. A US$5 - $8 tax on the use of video cameras is calculated based on the exchange rate of the day. Minimum age is 2 years.


This excursion is led in English