Costa Maya

Chacchoben Ruins Tour

Costa Maya, Mexico
Chacchoben Ruins Tour
  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket


Maximize your time at Costa Maya with this hassle-free tour that includes round-trip transportation from the cruise port plus a guided tour to take in the highlights of the Chacchoben ruins in just hours. Learn about the ancient Mayan civilization from your guide then roll up your sleeves to make authentic tortillas as locals have for millennia. End with an informal lunch featuring Mayan dishes before heading back to the port.
  • Experience Mayan history, culture, and cuisine in a single experience
  • A guide to help interpret the complex ancient ruins of Chacchoben
  • Pick up techniques for preparing authentic tortillas with a hands-on lesson
  • Sample traditional Mayan dishes made with local ingredients and spices

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup point

  • Costa Maya | Cruise Port
    Av. P.º del Puerto, 77976 Mahahual, Q.R., Mexico

Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

We meet around 15 minutes before the departure time at Costa Maya Cruise Port, where the Chunky Monkey Tours Office is. Transfer time to the ruins is approximately one hour.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Operated by Chunky Monkey Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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7 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Total FRAUD - I paid for a PRIVATE tour and they LIED to me!!! Do NOT use Chunky Monkey or Viator!
Julie_W, Oct 2022
I paid for a PRIVATE tour and instead was grouped with an extended family of 11 people. I was not able to cancel because the terms of the tour stated that it couldn't be cancelled within 24 hours of the tour and I also didn't have time to schedule anything else. The tour operator tried to convince me that a small group tour is what they meant by private, but per their website and the other family this was NOT TRUE. I don't appreciate being RIPPED OFF! I have disputed this with Viator and they refuse to refund the $80 that I was overcharged. BUYER BEWARE. I will NEVER book with Viator or Chunky Monkey again and I will warn everyone of these dishonest and fraudulent companies.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
This not true, they were on a private tour. The only thing that wasn't by themselves was when the tour guide that took them through the temples, which is only few people can. Do. We when they complained about it, we also gave them their $80 back to make sure that all our customers are 100% satisfied.
We booked a private tour...
Gregory_K, Apr 2022
We booked a private tour for two. Fernando did a great job attending to our needs. We had a private air conditioned mini van and a wonderful driver Jose' who drove us anywhere we wanted to go. We stopped on the road and were treated with a large bag of cut honey pineapples. They were so sweet juicy and delicious, (never knew these pineapples existed),you need to try one.. Just wish we had them in our grocery store. We had an authentic Mayan lunch at the Chunky Monkey bar and restaurant only 100 feet from the beach. (All Included). We went to the ruins and were met by "Genesis," our designated tour guide. He was awesome. Told us all about the history of the Mayan ruins using drawings and photos as visual aids.. it really helped us understand the history.. His knowledge of all the different types of trees growing around the trail to the ruins was amazing. We learned so much. (I have taken this tour before with a different operator a few years back and didn't get half the information we learned from Genesis). Fernando, who manages the tours for the company, promised that we would get to do all we wanted. We wanted to go to a shopping area near the beach we heard about and Jose our driver not only drove us there he stood outside and waited for us so we could spot him and direct us back to the car. I only book private tours..or tours not offered by the cruise line. Nothing wrong with the cruise line tours, but they are mostly group tours and you are usually cramped in a van. We learn so much more on a private tour.. Our private tour was 30 dollars per person less than the cruise ship offered for the same group trip ... but we had a private vehicle and were able to add a shopping experience. This tour group works hard to please its customers. They are so ATTENTIVE..and so INFORMATIVE. We had a wonderful experience. Special thanks to Fernando,Genessis, and Jose' You are the best! Highly recommend any tour they offer.

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up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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