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From Chetumal, Bacalar or Xpujil: Group Tour Calakmul

1. From Chetumal, Bacalar or Xpujil: Group Tour Calakmul

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.

From Cancun: Bacalar Lake of Seven Colors Tour

2. From Cancun: Bacalar Lake of Seven Colors Tour

A Cancun tour to Bacalar is a grand adventure, a day full of exploration and fun in the southern end of Quintana Roo. You'll enjoy round trip transportation to Bacalar from Cancun with a packed snack on board the modern, air conditioned transport, passing famous destinations like Playa del Carmen and Tulum as you make your way south. Once you arrive in Bacalar, you'll board a small boat for a guided tour of the lagoon. You'll visit three different cenotes and swim in the crystalline waters and discover why Bacalar is called "The Lake of Seven Colors". After a tasty grilled lunch to refuel, you'll explore the San Felipe Fort of Bacalar and its pirate musuem, argh! You'll return to Cancun full of stories to share and incredible photos to make all your friends and family envious.

From Campeche: Day Trip to Calakmul Ancient Maya City

3. From Campeche: Day Trip to Calakmul Ancient Maya City

Travel the roads of the ancient Mayan city of Calakmul, one of the main capitals of the Mayan world and one of the largest archeological findings of the Twentieth Century. Discover the exuberant wildlife among the surrounding jungle, where you can spot monkeys, toucans, ocellated turkeys, deer and, if lucky, jaguars and pumas. After your trip from Campeche early in the morning, we'll drive for approximately one and a half hours, entering the Biosphere Reserve, where the ancient Mayan capital of Calakmul lies. The road opens unique chances to spot flora and fauna endemic to the region. The clean and fresh air makes for a full immersion trip into nature. In the archeological site, we will walk through the paths for approximately four hours while telling you all about the meanings and uses of the buildings, as well as the history of this significant Mayan city from the Classic period. If you’re looking for a full day immersed in a quiet and unique natural environment, this tour is a must

From Playa del Carmen: Bacalar and Lake Tour with Lunch

4. From Playa del Carmen: Bacalar and Lake Tour with Lunch

This Bacalar tour from Playa del Carmen immerses you in the natural beauty, culture, and history of a “Magic Town” of Mexico. Explore the charming village of Bacalar known for its famous Lagoon of Seven Colors and relax with lunch provided on the tour. With round-trip transportation and an expert guide, explore the lagoons and canals looking for pirate treasure and learning about the fascinating history of this place. Sail in a small boat with your guide who will introduce you to Bacalar's fascinating history dating back to the ancient Maya, the Spanish conquistadors, and the pirates of the Caribbean too. Cruise down Pirates Channel and listen to tales of days gone by. Swim in the natural beauty of Bacalar and immerse yourself in the Cocalitos and Esmeralda cenotes to refresh from the heat and take in the perfect day in paradise.

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4.3 / 5

based on 6 reviews

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

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.

It was an amazing trip! Great guide, made good friends, the food was amazing, the captain of our boat was very insightful. Totally worth it. Reserve your whole day for this trip. Don't make any other plans.

It was a beautiful heavenly place. We loved the whole tour. The tour guides the very comfortable bus.

Guides arrived on time and provided a great tour of the site.