Calakmul is one of the oldest and greatest Mayan sites, also the largest ecological reserve of Mexico, where many species in danger of extinction such as the jaguar, king vulture, harpy, eagle, dark and spider monkey and many others inhabit. Archaeology and ecology blend in Calakmul, giving place to one of the most impressive sites of the Mayan world, which due to its beauty has been declared patrimony of mankind by UNESCO.
Your tour will begin in Bacalar. After picking you up, you’ll drive for approximately 5-hours, entering the biosphere reserve, where the ancient Mayan capital of Calakmul lies. The road will open with unique chances to spot the flora and fauna endemic to the region. The clean and fresh air will make for a full immersion trip into nature.
Once there, you’ll enjoy a 3.5-hour visit. Admire the wonderful flora and fauna surrounding the archaeological zone and maybe spot endemic birds or deer. You’ll have a chance to climb the Great Pyramid and, from there, get a 360-degree view of the entire area. Learn about the importance of this site and how it served the Maya civilization during the Classic period. There are more than 6,500 structures here and the site has already been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will then have time to eat lunch and then board a vehicle back to Bacalar. If you’re looking for a full-day immersed in a quiet and unique natural environment, this tour is a must.
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