Join us on a journey to the ancient place of Mayan pilgrimage known today as Chacchoben, “The Place of Red Corn.” At the pier you will be greeted by bilingual guides who will direct you to an air-conditioned bus. Onboard the bus your guide will brief you on the interesting history and unique culture of the tour ahead.
The bus ride to Chacchoben is about 50 mins. When you arrive, your guide will escort you through the ruins located deep in the Mayan Jungle, giving you complete explanations of 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. You will have time to climb the Gran Basamento taking you above tree level, here archaeologists found ceremonial offerings dating to around 1,000 B.C. Your guide will also explain about the wildlife and medicinal plants that are used by the modern-day descendants of the ancient Mayan people. Tour includes complimentary beverages.
• Chacchoben Ruins: Tour structures, still completely uncovered, in a secluded jungle setting near the Belize border.
• Ancient Culture: Frequently populated then abandoned at various points, known human occupation of the site dates from 1000 BC.
• Mayan Temples: Explore ritual plazas, ceremonial centers, and community areas of an ancient culture, in the lush forest.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Sun protection
• Cash/credit cards
• Insect repellent
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Guests in wheelchairs and others with mobility challenges should not select this tour.
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour.
• Guests must be able to walk over uneven, occasionally slippery surfaces and climb steps.
• Drive time to ruins is approximately one hour each way.
• Flash bulbs, tripods and professional video equipment are prohibited at the ruins.
• Guests using home video cameras will be charged government fee of approximately $5-8 USD payable in cash at site.
• Complimentary beverage included (2 bottles of water).