We will be going to Costa Maya on the Miracle over Thanksgiving week this year and would like to go to one of the Mayan Ruin trips that are offered through Carnival. There are two that are offered, Chacchoben and Kohunlich Mayan Ruins. Has anybody been on either of these trips and have you heard any comparison of the two? I'm trying to figure out which one is the best trip to take.
Which, if any, allow you to actually climb up on the temples?
Also, some of the people in our group that might go with us have a little trouble walking. Would either of these trips be too difficult for them?
when we went to costa maya last year our travel agent remend the chaochoben
ruins to use they will let you climb one of the ruins and my mom didn't have a hard time
walking around i think you will enjoy these ruins
My TA also said you could climb the ruins at Chaccoben. She also said that these are unique because they are the only ruins that are truly Mayan. She said others have influences of other cultures but Chaccoben is truly Mayan. I've never been there tho and can't vouch for the accuracy of the info she gave me.
We did Kohunlich Mayan Ruins a few years ago. Hated the entire experience. 6 hours, no food, not even any bus stops to get your own food. The tour guide was about as exciting as watching grass grow. You could climb the ruins but the overall experience was a let down. I would suggest trying the other at Chaccoben. Heard some good things about it.
We went to the ruins at Chacchoben. It was okay, I'm not much into that, although my husband loved it. We will be going on a cruise again this Fall and he is already talking about which of the ruins he will be going to. I think this time he is going to make the Talum trip. There was a 45 min ride to the ruins, but it was an airconditioned bus and you got to see alot of the country that you would not have seen if you just stayed near the pier and shopped.
You did get to climb to the top of only one of the buildings.