Kohunlich-Dzibanche Ruins Tour

The ultimate Maya ruins adventure in Costa Maya!


Duration 7.5 Hours

Difficulty Strenuous Strenuous

Rating 5 Stars

$100USD Ages 13+

$85USD Ages 6-12

$0USD Ages 5-

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Kohunlich-Dzibanche Ruins Tour

Explore the palaces of Kohunlich and enjoy breathtaking views of the jungle from the top of the pyramid-temples of Dzibanche Ruins on the same day!

We're very proud to offer a combined tour of the two most representative Maya ruins sites accessible from Costa Maya. Explore the secrets of Kohunlich Ruins and admire one of the greatest examples of urban organization at Dzibanche Ruins.

Climb Temple One at Dzibanche and then admire the beautiful masks representing Kinich Ahau, the Sun God for the ancient Maya at Kohunich.

Notice to all cruise ship guests: We require that your cruise ship stays in port for at least 10 hours in order participate in this excursion.


Kohunlich-Dzibanche Ruins Tour summary

Rate definitions: Adult: Ages 13 years old or older: $100.00USD
Child: Ages 6 to 12 years old: $85.00USD
Infant: Ages 5 years old or under: Free!

Inclusions: Round transportation in air conditioned vehicles, travel insurance, English speaking guide, entrance tickets to Kohunlich and Dzibanche Ruins, guided tour at both sites, bottled water and box lunch (turkey sandwich, fruit, juice or soda, bag of chips or granola bar)

Duration: 7.5 Hours

Departure times (cruise ship guests): Daily, one hour after ship docks. Tour departures are adapted according to your ship's schedule.

Departure location: The Native Choice Office, four blocks from the Costa Maya Port. Email confirmation will include easy to follow directions and a map.

Deposit: $15.00USD per person required to confirm spaces for this tour.
Deposit is fully refundable if for any reason cruise ship doesn't call port at all in Costa Maya.

Cancellation policy: 48 hrs before the tour to avoid a $15.00USD per person penalty.

Restrictions: Your ship must stay in port for at least 10 hours to participate in this tour.
This excursion is NOT wheelchair friendly.
NOT recommended for children 5 years old or under.
There's a fee of $5.00USD (NOT included in the tour price) for the use of video cameras at the ruins, this fee is paid directly at the entrance of each site.
Tripods aren't allowed at any the ruins sites.

Recommendations: Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a hat and sun screen if you visit during the summer. Ensure your camera's battery is charged and you that have space for pictures in your memory card.


Kohunlich-Dzibanche Ruins Tour timetable

This tour is completed in 7.5 Hours.
Departure time is one hour after cruise ship's arrival time.

  • 1hr 50min - Travel time Costa Maya to Dzibanche Ruins
  • 10min - Break to use facilities and prepare for Dzibanche
  • 1hr 20min - Tour of the Dzibanche Ruins
  • 30min - Travel time from Dzibanche to Kohunlich
  • 10min - Break to use facilities and prepare for Kohunlich
  • 1hr 20min - Tour of the Kohunlich Ruins
  • 15min - Break to use facilities and enjoy a snack
  • 1hr 50min - Travel time Kohunlich to Costa Maya

Kohunlich-Dzibanche Ruins Tour info

The Kohunlich-Dzibanche Ruins Tour visits the ruins of Dzibanche first, and then the ruins of Kohunlich.

The ride from Costa Maya to Dzibanche Ruins takes around 1 hour 50 minutes. Most of the way the road is fairly new and in perfect conditions, however, the last 30KM the road becomes narrow and during the rainy season it could get a little bumpy.

Total walking distance to see all sections available for visitors in Dzibanche is around one mile.

After touring Dzibanche we travel for approximately 30 minutes to Kohunlich for the second part of the tour.

Kohunlich, involves more walking than Dzibanche since some sections could be away from the others. Expect to walk more than one mile at this site.

It's possible to climb most of the buildings at both sites.

Both sites have clean bathrooms at the entrance. The tour will stop at the service area of each site to allow time to use the facilities before entering the sites for the guided tour.

Please don't hesitate to contact us in case you need any further details or if you need any kind of assistance. It will be our pleasure to help you!