Join us for a guided visit to the heart of Kohunlich, home of the enigmatic stucco masks representing "Kinich Ahau" (Sun God for the ancient Maya) that are among the best preserved in the whole Maya world.
Kohunlich's temples and palaces are in a privileged location surrounded by exuberant jungle characterized by exotic "Cohune" palms from where the site got its name. Expect an adventure in a quiet atmosphere that makes it perfect to climb the acropolis, explore the multi-room palaces, walk through the ceremonial plazas and the ball-court, and admire the intricate decoration of the temple of the masks.
This tour includes the services of a local guide who will unveil the secrets of Kohunlich and fill your day with interesting facts about the great Maya civilization and today's local culture.
Inclusions: Round transportation in air conditioned vehicle, travel insurance, English speaking guide, entrance fees to Kohunlich 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.
Our guide Francisco and driver Erick were both professional and so very good at their jobs. Francisco was so prepared and knows so much about the Mayan culture. On the trip out to the site he gave us a history of the Maya including maps and pictures. At the site, his passion was evident.
Erick made sure we had a safe journey, and avoided some rather large potholes on the road to the site. I would recommend Native Choice tours as they are small and well run.
Mary Hough from Naples, FLorida - Kohunlich Ruins Tour - NCL Dawn - 12/06/2013
Our guide, Francisco Vazquez, took us on the tour of a lifetime! It was just my husband and teenage son and me-so that was awesome, too! Francisco excavates at Kohunlich and holds a degree in history. He talked to us in the van on the way there for more than an hour about the Mayas--culture, traditions, geography, etc. I was enthralled!!
Doing this tour with him made it absolutely priceless!!!
Angel Howlett from Highland, UT - Kohunlich Ruins Tour - Carnival Glory - 02/16/2013