Join us for an adventure at Dzibanche, the most spectacular Maya ruins site accessible from Costa Maya and find out why it is our best kept secret. Dzibanche is the only site in the region where you will be allowed to climb to the top of temples that will leave you in awe.
Dzibanche is in a location guarded from the tourist crowds by unspoiled jungle that creates a quiet and peaceful atmosphere disturbed only by an orchestra of howler monkeys, parrots, woodpeckers and owls.
Our Dzibanche adventure starts at the moment you jump into the van where your guide will keep you entertained with narrations about the Maya civilization and modern Maya culture, along with descriptions of the towns and villages en route to the ruins.
Inclusions: Round transportation in air conditioned vehicle, travel insurance, English speaking guide, entrance fees to Dzibanche Ruins, guided tour, bottled water and box lunch (turkey sandwich, fruit, juice or soda, bag of chips or granola bar).
Duration: 6 hours.
Departure Times (cruise ship guests): Daily, one hour after ship's arrival time.
Departure Location: The Native Choice Office, four blocks from the Costa Maya Port. Email confirmation will include easy to follow directions and a map.
Deposits: A deposit of $15.00USD per person is required at booking to confirm spaces for this tour. Deposits are fully refundable if for any reason cruise ship doesn't call port at all in Costa Maya.
Cancellation Policy: 48 hours before the tour.
Restrictions: Your cruise ship must stay in port for at least 8 (eight) hours to participate in this tour.
This tour is better appreciated by children ages 6 years old and older.
This remote site felt untouched and very well preserved. In fact, there are so many surrounding ruins that are still being excavated! Our guide Erick was great. He gave us a history lesson on the Mayans and was very knowledgeable.
My favorite story he told us was how the Yucatan peninsula was named. The Spanish asked "What is this land called?", to which the Mayans replied "I hear you speaking, but I don't understand you". This sounded to the Spanish like "Yucatan".
Matt Martindale from Phoenix, Arizona - Dzibanche Ruins Tour - Carnival Glory - 05/29/2014
This was an incredible tour. It was just my wife and I and our guide Ivan, who was one of the best guides we have ever had. It took 2 hrs to get to the ruins during the ride Ivan gave us a history lesson on all the ruins in Mexico, Peru, Belize and history of Costa Maya. Once at the ruins we climbed several of the structures, which was great. Ivan continued to explain the ruins and the history of the site. He always had an answer to any question we had. He was one of the most knowledgeable guides we have used.
Todd and Ashley LeJeune from Luisiana USA - Dzibanche Ruins Tour - NCL Jewel - 03/07/2014
Our tour with Native Choice could not have been been a better choice for us. Our guide, Frine, kept us entertained & informed from beginning to end. We felt like part of her family by the time the tour was over. She answered all of our questions & even pointed out things we didn't think of. Our driver, Saoul, was courteous and safe and we all appreciated him getting us to & from our destinations safely.
We would definitely go with Native Choice again and highly recommend them to anyone considering a tour in Costa Maya.
Patty Loeper from The Villages, FL - Dzibanche Ruins Tour - NCL Dawn - 12/09/2013