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 about the need-to-know facts of this ancient civilization during a 60-minute ride, immersing in the tropical jungle.
Discover Chacchoben Mayan Ruins: Join a 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 seen there as well as great information about this ancient civilization. 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.
Requirements & Restrictions: This is a moderately active excursion and entails a fair amount of walking over uneven surfaces and climbing. Closed-toe, comfortable shoes are required. For safety reasons, guests with walking difficulties or heart conditions may not participate on this excursion.
What to Bring: Bug repellent, and credit/debit card for 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.