Immerse yourself in the ancient Mayan world as you walk among the incredible Calakmul ruins. Appreciate the site’s history and natural beauty.
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!
Duration: Full Day (06:00 am – 06:30 pm/18:30)
Start and End Location: Bacalar
Time spent at archaeological site: 4 hours
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.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.