Day trip

From Chetumal, Bacalar or Xpujil: Group Tour Calakmul

4.8 / 5

42 reviews

Activity provider: Paraiso Tours Bacalar
Day trip

From Chetumal, Bacalar or Xpujil: Group Tour Calakmul

Activity provider: Paraiso Tours Bacalar

From US$ 82.92 per person

Visit Calakmul, the capital of the Mayan kingdom that ruled the lowlands Yucatan area for centuries. Journey into the Calakmul biosphere reserve, an outstanding natural protected area and the only United Nations World Heritage site in México.

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Duration 6 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Admire this huge city which was once a powerful Mayan kingdom
  • Travel to ruins in a tropical forest
  • Learn most of the history of Calakmul and the nature that surrounds it from an expert guide
Full description

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.

  • Return transportation
  • Certified local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Bacalar
  • Meeting point from Chetumal and Xpujil
  • Entrance tickets (approximately $250 pesos)
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Be prepared to walk for approximately 2.5 miles (4km)
  • Lunch is not included with the pickup options from from Chetumal or Xpujil
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 42 reviews

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We loved our trip to Chetamul. We were picked up right on time from our hotel by the driver. The guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and spoke English very well. The pyramided were incredibly impressive and it wasn’t so busy so we enjoyed it in peace and quiet. Nothing was rushed and we were allowed to roam around as long as we wanted. Can very much recommend and absolutely worth it.

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February 8, 2023

Super cool, Roberto was a great guide, the tour was enjoyable. Calakmul is a fairly touristic site and is not dangerous, just like the road to get there. Only small downside for us, the driver drove a little fast for our taste. Otherwise, we were happy with our day and we recommend!

February 8, 2023

Calakmul is a breathless place. It is absolutely amazing to be climb the temples in the middle of the jungle. Take your time to be on the top and enjoy the view! The guide will not rush you ;) Be aware that it’s a long trip and that the vehicle is not comfortable at all, “we were flying” but Calakmul is gorgeous and I am very happy to have been there ;)

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January 28, 2023

Product ID: 406189