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From Chetumal, Bacalar or Xpujil: Group Tour Calakmul

4.8 / 5

22 reviews

Activity provider: Paraiso Tours Bacalar

From Chetumal, Bacalar or Xpujil: Group Tour Calakmul

Activity provider: Paraiso Tours Bacalar

From US$ 80.45 per person

Visit Calakmul, the capital of the Mayan kingdom that ruled the lowlands Yucatan area for centuries. Journey into the Calakmul biosphere reserve, an outstanding natural protected area and the only United Nations World Heritage site in México.

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Duration 6 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Admire this huge city which was once a powerful Mayan kingdom
  • Travel to ruins in a tropical forest
  • Learn most of the history of Calakmul and the nature that surrounds it from an expert guide
Full description

Enjoy the scenic two hour transfer in a comfortable vehicle to the entrance of the biosphere of Calakmul. Take in the natural wonders and tropical fauna as you continue to drive through the biosphere for 1 1/2 hours.

Next, stop at the entrance to Calakmul to learn more about this kingdom at a small museum. Follow your expert guide on waking tour of the main buildings and be transported to the past.

Climb the heights of the famous Estructure II, a 180-foot-tall building where you will have an impressive view of the forest extending to the horizon.

  • Return transportation
  • Certified local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Chetumal
  • Meeting point from Bacalar and Xpujil
  • Box lunch (only with Bacalar pickup option)
  • Entrance tickets (approximately $250 pesos)
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Be prepared to walk for approximately 2.5 miles (4km)
  • Lunch is not included with the pickup options from from Chetumal or Xpujil
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

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Excellent day trip from Bacalar. Departure 8 a.m. return 7 p.m. Calakmul is a magnificent site that is really worth the detour! You can climb to the top of the temples, the view is breathtaking. It's incredible and the guide allows you to learn more about this civilization. We recommend 100% if you are in Bacalar or Chetumal

June 11, 2022

Great experience. Full transport support from bacalar greatly simplifies access to the site if you do not have a vehicle. The guide was very nice and we are really in a small group (4 in our case). The site is very beautiful and the view from the top of the pyramids impressive with this forest as far as the eye can see.

May 8, 2022

We were very positively surprised by the size of the group - it was just us (couples) and our guide Shanty. The transfer was very comfortable. Shanty answered all of our questions and was able to tell us a lot about the Maya and the temple complex in very good English. She also drew our attention to the "hiding places" of the monkey family that were sleeping in the tree. We had enough time for each building and were able to explore everything in peace. An all around nice tour. We were very satisfied. ((The food was only on the way back, so better have a good breakfast beforehand)).

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March 6, 2022

Product ID: 406189