We took the one of the Mayan ruin tours during our western Caribbean cruise and had an awesome time. Kasi was our tour guide and Pedro was our driver, both did an outstanding job. We learned so much from Kasi, she was very knowledgeable in the Mayan culture. Overall a great tour, thank you Native Choice for making a day we won't forget.
This was an excellent tour. We would highly recommend this excursion. Our tour guides were Erick and Rito. Can't say enough how AWESOME these guys were! They were very knowledgeable about the area and showed us a great time!
Yes there is a bit of a walk outside of the port.
But its all worth it. We were a group of 16 people form 5 to 72 years old. Everyone learned and had fun.
Diego was very smart and knowledgeable. The driver carried bottled water during the tour.
Definitely recommended and the prices are very affordable vs the ships excursion prices
From start to finish, this excursion surpassed all our expectations. Like others have mentioned, the walk to The Native Choice building was a bit of a hike, but they provide a map and you can catch a cab, if preferred. The ride to the Mayan Ruins was about 50 min on an air conditioned van, during which time they provide water and lots of information regarding the history and culture. We also stopped to purchase some fresh pineapple from vendors along the way. Maria was our host and she was very knowledgeable and patient and was able to answer any questions regarding the ruins/history. The highlight of the excursion was a Mayan lunch prepared by 4 women in the village. We also got to make our own tortilla. The food was delicious!!
We have a 23 yr old and a 16 yr old and we all agreed that this was by far the best shore excursion during our cruise!! Don't have any reservations about booking outside of the cruise line with The Native Choice, they are very professional and had us back in plenty of time to board the ship. Overall a wonderful experience!
WOW! What a wonderful day our family of 10 (including our 4 grandchildren:) had in Costa Maya! We are so happy that we chose the Native Choice Chaccoben Extreme tour...it couldn't have been better!!! Our guide, Kasi, was so friendly and knowledgeable ...she explained the Mayan culture and civilization to us while traveling to the ruins in the very comfortable van, driven by Alex. Alex was always there waiting for us with cold water and a smile! The ruins were amazing but Kasi's explanation of them was even better! We all truly enjoyed our time spent there ...even on an extremely hot day!:). This made our next stop at the Seven Color Lagoon even more welcome! What a beautiful, beautiful resort ...we had a delicious lunch overlooking the gorgeous lagoon and then spent time swimming, kayaking and playing in the crystal clear water. When it was time to go, none of us wanted to leave! Kasi and Alex made sure that we were back to our ship on time ...thank you so much Kasi and Alex and Natve Choice for a Day in Costa Maya that we all will remember always!
My wife and two teen boys took this tour, hoping to experience some of the local Mexican / Mayan culture and history. We were not disappointed. The tour group was small enough to be manageable, the staff were extremely friendly and readily handed out waters. They knew how to navigate the Chacchoben ruins to make the trip worthwhile. On top of that, a visit to a local village with excellent food and tortilla making was the best.
My daughter and I did the Kohunlich Ruins Tour with Erick (guide) and Abner (driver) and we truly enjoyed this tour greatly. Erick was very informative about the Mayan culture and history during the drive to the van. We loved the ruins and the history of the site. Erick did a spectacular job and we would highly recommend. Well done!
I booked this excursion believing it was through the Carnival. Due to a medical issue on our ship, our itinerary changed. I was quite worried that our adventure would not happen for us due to this change. Thankfully, the company made the adjustments needed for us to participate. Our tour guide, Eddar, was very friendly and knowledgeable. Our group was quite small, so we were given extra attention. We visited the Chacchoben ruins first. Eddar presented very interesting facts about the history of the ruins. His sense of humor enhanced our tour throughout the day! The second part of our excursion brought us to a private resort, Lago Bacalar. We were treated to a delicious lunch and then a very relaxing afternoon by the crystal blue lake. We lounged in thatched roofed cabanas, and swam in the beautiful lake. It was a day our family will always remember!