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The Native Choice

Chacchoben, Mexico
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Mayan Experience With Family Lunch

What an enjoyable day! We toured the Mayan ruins with a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. Then on to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Amazing!

My husband and I took this Mayan Experience tour with my 2 youngs kids (5 and 9), and my father... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephanie R
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Chacchoben, Mexico
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"chacchoben ruins"
in 4 reviews
"chili powder"
in 3 reviews
"spider monkeys"
in 3 reviews
"tortillas"
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"informative guide"
in 2 reviews
"authentic mayan"
in 2 reviews
"ship's excursion"
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"mayan family"
in 2 reviews
"mayan site"
in 2 reviews
"small group"
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"costa maya"
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"awesome tour"
in 2 reviews
"family lunch"
in 2 reviews
"royal caribbean"
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"erick"
in 6 reviews
"archaeology"
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"structure"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an enjoyable day! We toured the Mayan ruins with a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. Then on to visit a family of Mayan decent for a traditional lunch and a tortilla rolling lesson! Fun and delicious. This company exceeded our expectations, very friendly staff from the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took this Mayan Experience tour with my 2 youngs kids (5 and 9), and my father (69). The entire experience was the highlight of our cruise. Diego was full of information on the temples and culture, and Miguel was a very...More

Thank Stephanie R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just got off a RCL cruise that stopped in Costa Maya and we took a privately organized tour through Native Choice called “the Mayan experience”. Our guide, Erik was phenomenal. He explained a lot about the area and easpecially Mayan history and culture. He...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought this tour via ShoreExcursion website when we took the Norwegian Dawn cruise to Costa Maya. Erick was an excellent tour guide and taught us sooo much about the Mayan culture, language, belief system, construction, and archaeology. Edgar was a good driver and was...More

Thank Matt F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A huge thank you to tour guide Erick and driver Alex! We learned a lot about the ruins and Mayan culture. We made a tortilla (most of us needed a little help) and enjoyed a lunch in the village. We are considering this same tour...More

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Reviewed March 10, 2018

In March 2018 we were fortunate to be guided on a tour of Chacchoben Mayan site by Ivan Cohuo of Native Choice Tours. Mr. Cohou, a proud Mayan who has spent a life time studying his people, is one of the most knowledgable guides i've...More

Thank Roger H
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

After doing some research we chose Native Choice's Mayan Experience for our port day in Costa Maya, and were SO HAPPY WE DID! The walk to the office was a little confusing, but we made it just fine with 3 kids and never felt unsafe...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

We booked this tour with The Native Choice through SkyMiles as part of our Holland America cruise. Absolutely the best tour we took on this cruise. The bus ride is not too long and, Erick, one of our guides (along with Enrique and the driver...More

Thank Caramia S
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Took a cruise with my company on Royal Caribbean. Nothing listed for excursions for Costa Maya through the ship was interesting to me, and I found Native Choice through TripAdvisor. I was going by myself, so safety was extra important for me. Lorenzo was our...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Chachobnan has Simply some of the best and most extensive Mayan Ruins we’ve seen. They are trying to preserve the Ruins so you can’t climb up on most of the Ruins. Which I like they do this. But it has a variety on site that...More

1  Thank Kyle O
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Polly H
November 28, 2017|
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They are super good about getting you back to ship in time. We did the earliest tour and got back with plenty of time to still see the touristy shopping area at port.
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GrannyJo
May 31, 2017|
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Yes, I have an electric scooter and they took it in and out for me and treated me like royalty! The only part I was unable to see was up and over one of the ruins, but our guide took me around to a different area that the... More
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