Exclusive Vehicles: Board your air-conditioned, 11-passenger minivan with a private driver. Beer, soft drinks, and bottled water will be provided during your tour.
Private Guides – Small Group: Your certified private bilingual guide will ensure you have the day of a lifetime. Prepare to enrich yourself with vital historical information about Mayan civilization, and wildlife and medicinal plants that are used by the modern-day descendants of the ancient Mayan people.
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: Minimum age – 8 years. 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, closed-toe shoes and cash or credit/debit card for purchases.
Good to Know: There is a US$5.00 government-imposed fee for the use of video cameras on site. Total time exploring the ancient Mayan civilization is approximately 2 hours. This is a moderate-intensity activity and involves a fair amount of climbing and walking over uneven surfaces. Transportation is 1 hour each way.