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Old February 14th, 2007, 06:16 PM
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Default Short excursion to ruins in Cozumel?

Taking Radiance western Caribbean end of March and have Qs:
1. website says it docks at Cozumel at 9 a.m.. I thought due to damage from the last storm, we'd be tendered. Anyone know?

2. If tendered and assuming we won't be the only cruise ship, what's the earliest excursion we could make - how long to get to the port?

3. We'd like to fit in a trip to ruins and some beach time, but ship leaves at 4 p.m. Any thoughts how to make this do-able?

4. Looks like Chichen Itza ruins are only about an hour away, but I can't find a tour through RCC - any ideas for a reputable tour company to self-book? If you know of another ruins area close by with a good tour group, that's fine too. . .
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Old February 15th, 2007, 06:22 PM
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Hi, here some answers to your questions:
1. Yes, the Radiance of the Seas will be tendering into Cozumel..yes due to the hurricane and a current reconstruction/re-enforcement of one of the piers.

2. I would consider 10AM as a feasible time. They will load the cruise ship excursions to the mainland first but there are many tenders available.

3. Trip to ruins and beach time is feasible. Please take note that Chichen Itza is minimum 4 hours away as a tour, including the time to get to the mainland by ferry. There would not be enough time available for Chichen Itza. There are the Mayan Ruins of Cozumel called San Gervasio, which would fit into your timetable. Please take note that these ruins are not as impressive as Chichen Itza or Tulum, but excavated and partly excavated ruins of the Mayan civilization, and there is a tour that allows you to visit the ruins (guided tour) and still have time for beach club and activities. If it is not offered through your boat, you may check the link under my profile. Good luck!
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Hello PennStater84! GO BIG BLUE!!
We did a ruin tour from Cozumel. It was offered through the ship, we went to Tulum. Absolutely gorgeous! It took about 45 min(if i remember correctly) to get there. You can climb the ruins but be sure to take a swim suit. You can swim right on the beach. Good luck.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 09:14 PM
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Nicnme, you may are referring to Cozumel's San Gervasio Ruis, which is a tour also available through the ship, very nice but not the scope of Tulum of Chichen Itza. Tulum is a 45 min ferry ride to mainland and a 1h bus ride to the site, wich other delays in between (boarding, walking, etc). Please be aware of the Tulum cannot be climed anymore due to the protection of the original state. neigher San Gervasion or Chichen Itza can be climed anymore...some of Coba (from Cozumel) and Chacchbben in Costa Maya (also Kohunlich) can be climbed...hope it helps, good luck!
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Cozumelcruising - we did Tulum. We were there in 2001 and were able to climb. Sorry to hear you can no longer do that. I will remember that, we were thinking of going back. Can you still climb Chichen Itza?
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Old March 14th, 2007, 04:43 PM
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Cozumelcruising - we did Tulum. We were there in 2001 and were able to climb. Sorry to hear you can no longer do that. I will remember that, we were thinking of going back. Can you still climb Chichen Itza?
Nicnme, unfortunately neither anymore, they had a bad accident some time back and closed it as well, also due to the fragile state of these ruins...in Coba and Muyl there are still structures to be climbed as well as in Kohunlich and Chacchobben in Costa Maya port. This is the information we have..
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