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Calakmul Ruins – Full Day Tour from Bacalar

Immerse yourself in the ancient Mayan world as you walk among the incredible Calakmul ruins. Appreciate the site’s history and natural beauty.

USD $82.00USD $93.00

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Explore the Calakmul Ruins and Observe Native Flora and Fauna

On this Calakmul Ruins Day Trip, journey to one of the largest ecological reserves in Mexico to discover Calakmul, one of the oldest, largest Mayan sites. This UNESCO World Heritage Site contains more than 6,500 ancient structures and one of the tallest Mayan pyramids in Mexico. In its heyday, it was one of the capitals of the Mayan world.

In addition to fascinating history, you’ll also be able to witness exotic jungle wildlife such as monkeys, toucans, turkeys, deer, and even jaguars and pumas. Join us for an unforgettable day combining archaeology and adventure!


  • Explore the extensive ruins of Calakmul
  • Marvel at one of the tallest Mayan pyramids in Mexico
  • Spot unique wildlife as you walk in the jungle of a biosphere reserve
  • Learn about the animals and history of the Mayan world from your knowledgeable guide

Tour Information

Duration: Full Day (06:00 am – 06:30 pm/18:30)
Start and End Location: Bacalar
Availability: Year-round

Time spent at archaeological site: 4 hours

Pick Up Information

Pick up at 6:00am from hotels in Bacalar


Journey through ancient history and roads of the Mayan city of Calakmul, a primary capital of the Mayan empire, and one of the largest archeological discoveries of the 20th Century. You’ll encounter exuberant wildlife among the surrounding jungle, including monkeys, toucans, ocellated turkeys, deer and possibly jaguars and pumas.

We’ll drive approximately one and a half hours before entering the Biosphere Reserve, where the ancient Mayan capital of Calakmul is located.

Along the way, we’ll stop at the Natural History and Archeology Museum where an expert guide will introduce the region’s nature and archeology. Once in the archeological site, we will walk through the paths for approximately four hours while telling you all about the meanings and uses of the buildings, as well as the history of this significant Mayan city from the Classic period.

If you’re up for a full day of immersion in a unique natural environment, this is the experience for you.​

What’s Included

  • Transportation from / to hotel
  • Entrance fees
  • Visit to local museum
  • Water
  • Picnic lunch
  • Bilingual certified guide (English and Spanish)

What’s Included

  • Round-trip transportation from Bacalar
  • Entrances to parks and natural areas
  • Local guide
  • 1 meal
  • 1 liter of water

What to Bring 

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent and biodegradable sunscreen
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • 1 bottle of extra water
  • Cash for extra meals and souvenirs

Important Notes

  • This tour has a minimum of 2 travelers. If you have fewer than 2, contact us at and we will try to find a group for you.
  • Please contact us at if you have any queries about the departure point.


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