Chacchoben Mayan Ruins & Uchbenkah Lake

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$134.99 / Adult (ages 13 and over)
$124.99 / Child (ages 12 and under)
Costa Maya, Mexico
Moderate Activity Level
No Minimum Age
Snack Only
6.5 hours
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Guided Bus Tour: Board your assigned air-conditioned bus and your guide will provide the interesting history and unique culture of the tour ahead. Learn the need-to-know facts of this ancient civilization during a 60-minute ride, immersing yourself in the tropical jungle.

Discover Chacchoben Mayan Ruins: Journey to the ancient place of Mayan pilgrimage known today as Chacchoben, “The Place of Red Corn”. Join your guided tour through the ruins located deep in the Mayan Jungle and learn about the sacred temples and other structures. See original red paint on the stucco walls of one of the pyramids and the temple where a mural was found showing the astronomical positions of the planet Venus.

Climb Basamento Temple: You will have the privilege of climbing the Gran Basamento temple. Here, archaeologists found ceremonial offerings dating to around 1,000 B.C. Explore temples I and II for a breathtaking view of the jungle from above the treetops.

Uchbenkah Hidden Lake: Once you arrive at Uchbenkah, you will immediately fall for its natural vibe. This destination will allow you to spend a day in touch with nature. The Uchbenkah Lake is a natural wonder since its formation is the result of the sweet and fresh water that comes from the “cenotes” or “eyes of water” and the underground rivers around the region.

What’s Included:

  • Entrance fee to the archeological site.
  • Snacks: chips, cheese dip, fresh pico de gallo and fresh fruit.
  • National open bar.
  • Kayaks (upon availability).

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Notes

Requirements & Restrictions: For safety reasons, guests with walking difficulties or heart conditions may not participate on this excursion. Closed-toe, comfortable shoes are required.

What to Bring: Credit/debit card for additional purchases.

Good to Know: Children ages 5 years and under are free. There is a US$5.00 government-imposed fee for the use of video cameras on site. Travel time is approximately 1 hour each way. This is a moderate-intensity activity and involves a fair amount of walking. The color of the lake may vary due to the weather conditions and season of the year.