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Mayan Experience
Costa Maya | Mexico |

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Experience the Mayan culture's past and present on this fascinating excursion. See the past during a tour at the famous Chacchoben ruins and then experience the present during a visit and meal with locals in a Mayan house.

Departing from your meeting location, you will drive approximately 50 minutes to the site of Chacchoben, where the first human settlements have been dated as early as 1000 BC. Evidence collected during the excavations shows that most of the structures restored were built around the year 300-360 AD and were modified up to five times over their history.

Today Chacchoben still keeps most of its secrets covered with vegetation offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience its magic and feel the energy of an ancient city in ruins. The ceremonial center of the site covers an area of nearly 6 square kilometers and is located in an area known as the "Region of the Lakes" due to the number of lagoons.

Your expert guide will bring Chacchoben to life as he recants the history of the city and shares insights on its past and present during the approximately 90 minute walking tour of the site.

Your next stop will be Chacchoben Village where you will meet a Mayan family in their home. Witness Mayan life and traditions as they unfold right before your eyes. Learn about traditional home remedies, savor a traditional Mayan meal, make new friends and experience their colorful cultural expressions. Lunch will consist of traditional Mayan dishes, most of them from pre-hispanic times. The recipes will be explained widely during your visit and you will also have the opportunity to see the ingredients and spices added to your meal and learn how they were used. The Mayan diet is mainly vegetarian, and by tradition meat is not frequently included in the diet. However, for their guests during this special occasion, you may find chicken or turkey has been added in your honor. You will not soon forget this memorable experience!

Please note: There is a fee to use a video camera at the archeological site. (approximately $4 USD) Credit cards are not accepted at the site for fees or shopping. US dollars and local currency are.

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Tour Duration
5 Hours 30 Minutes
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Custom pick-up is provided for this tour. Please enter your desired pick-up location above.
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Food/Beverage Provided
Meal, Beverages
Recommended Dress
Comfortable long sleeve shirts and long pants are suggested due to the strong Mexican sun and potential for insects in the jungle. Sensible, flat-soled, closed toe walking shoes, sunscreen and sun glasses are recommended.
Minimum age to participate is 3 years old. Guests must be able to walk approximately one mile over packed surfaces during the 90 minute tour of the site.

Item# Item Name Standard Price Special Price Number of Individuals Add
LNAMXCM321MAYA-EC Mayan Experience-Children (Ages 12 and under)
LNAMXCM321MAYA-EA Mayan Experience-Number of Adults
$ 89.00
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