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Calakmul tour from Bacalar

Calakmul is one of the oldest and largest archaeological Mayan sites and also the largest ecological reserve in Mexico.
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Calakmul Tour


  • Learn about Calakmul, one of the largest Mayan capitals, it rivaled Guatemala’s Tikal located a mere 100 kilometers south
  • See this impressive Mayan archeological site surrounded by jungle
  • Explore more than 6,500 ancient structures and one of the tallest Mayan pyramids

Full description
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.


  • Round trip transportation from Bacalar
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees to natural areas and parks
  • Guide

What’s Not Included

  • Certified or local guide at the archaeological zone
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • The tour only operates in the Spanish language

Not suitable for

  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems

Prepare for the activity

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • A minimum of 2 persons per booking is required
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints, back problems, pregnant women or other serious medical conditions
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