Cozumel Mayan Ruins Excursion Reviews

Do not miss out on Cozumel's famous Mayan Ruins! Learn about Mayan civilization, culture, folklore, and unsolved mysteries.
Learned about the Mayan culture and had to go get some food cause we were about to starve/
Sail Date: July 2019
Learned about the Mayan culture and had to go get some food cause we were about to starve/
Learned about the Mayan culture and had to go get some food cause we were about to starve/ Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We did the tour of the Mayan ruins at Chitzen Itza.
Sail Date: May 2019
We did the tour of the Mayan ruins at Chitzen Itza. To get there you take a 45 minute ferry back to the mainland (Playa Del Carmen) and then a bit of a walk to the depot, and then a bus a little over two hours to get to the ruins, where ... Read More
We did the tour of the Mayan ruins at Chitzen Itza. To get there you take a 45 minute ferry back to the mainland (Playa Del Carmen) and then a bit of a walk to the depot, and then a bus a little over two hours to get to the ruins, where you spend about an hour. We had a great guide (Hector, the son of Hector & also a tour guide) who gave a lecture with slides (on a tablet) on the drive out, which was both informative and a good use of the time. The lunch provided was a cheap ham and cheese sandwich, chips, a small apple, and a juice box. Disappointing but necessary given the length of the excursion. There is a general store at the bus depot with cold drinks, snacks, and other items for sale. There is some shade at the ruins, but sun screen is a must. It seems a lot of transit time for a short time on site, but the ruins are really worth seeing with a good guide. Can't say I saw any of Cozumel, as we had to get right back on the ship when we got back. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It has been a lifelong dream to tour Chichen Itza.
Sail Date: April 2019
It has been a lifelong dream to tour Chichen Itza. It was everything I dreamed of. It was brutally hot and a long trip first by ferry, then by bus. Our tour guide prepared us and gave us interactive tablets to use, It was awe inspiring. I ... Read More
It has been a lifelong dream to tour Chichen Itza. It was everything I dreamed of. It was brutally hot and a long trip first by ferry, then by bus. Our tour guide prepared us and gave us interactive tablets to use, It was awe inspiring. I wish we had had more time at the site, but we did see most of what we cared about, There was no time to buy from the vendors. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The ruins were very interesting.
Sail Date: April 2019
The ruins were very interesting.
The ruins were very interesting. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
nice tour of ruins and a great stop on beach for lunch then city tour
Sail Date: March 2019
nice tour of ruins and a great stop on beach for lunch then city tour
nice tour of ruins and a great stop on beach for lunch then city tour Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Flew in a light aircraft to Chichen Itza which was well worth paying the extra for.
Sail Date: March 2019
Flew in a light aircraft to Chichen Itza which was well worth paying the extra for. Well organised and an amazing site to visit.
Flew in a light aircraft to Chichen Itza which was well worth paying the extra for. Well organised and an amazing site to visit. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
The tour and the company that provided it were excellent.
Sail Date: March 2019
The tour and the company that provided it were excellent. My full review details how I think RCCL needs to make long tours a priority and get those tours off of the ship early and get them the earliest ferry to maximize time spent at the ... Read More
The tour and the company that provided it were excellent. My full review details how I think RCCL needs to make long tours a priority and get those tours off of the ship early and get them the earliest ferry to maximize time spent at the ruins. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did the Climb the Coba Pyramid and Cenote Swim excursion and it was great!
Sail Date: March 2019
We did the Climb the Coba Pyramid and Cenote Swim excursion and it was great! Our tour guide, Carlos, was knowledgeable and entertaining and the bus ride to/from the different locations afforded wonderful views of mainland Mexico.
We did the Climb the Coba Pyramid and Cenote Swim excursion and it was great! Our tour guide, Carlos, was knowledgeable and entertaining and the bus ride to/from the different locations afforded wonderful views of mainland Mexico. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The ruins were incredible, a must see.
Sail Date: March 2019
The ruins were incredible, a must see. The only down side is there's just not enough time because of the distance from port. The ferry ride could be a challenge for anyone prone to motion sickness, I recommend you do not watch the ... Read More
The ruins were incredible, a must see. The only down side is there's just not enough time because of the distance from port. The ferry ride could be a challenge for anyone prone to motion sickness, I recommend you do not watch the video as it could make it worse (videos of extreme sports from helmet cams, almost as bad as watching rollercoaster videos). The bus ride is long & a bit cramped, but worth it. Lunch was provided (sub sandwich, juice, and snacks) and dietary restrictions can be accommodated with 48 hour advance notice (salad instead of sandwich). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Chichen Itza is a breathtaking, bucket list tour.
Sail Date: February 2019
Chichen Itza is a breathtaking, bucket list tour. The small cramped bus for a 2.5 hour drive each way was miserable
Chichen Itza is a breathtaking, bucket list tour. The small cramped bus for a 2.5 hour drive each way was miserable Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Hot-warm and sunny in February loved it.
Sail Date: February 2019
Hot-warm and sunny in February loved it. Cesar was excellent presenter! Educational, interesting, awesome Mayan people ruins, even tho not completely rebuilt. Lots of majestic iquanas. Good food good tequila, first rest room stop along ... Read More
Hot-warm and sunny in February loved it. Cesar was excellent presenter! Educational, interesting, awesome Mayan people ruins, even tho not completely rebuilt. Lots of majestic iquanas. Good food good tequila, first rest room stop along coast is down-home i.e. get napkins, or bring TP and use bucket from barrel of water to flush. I love the gulfs blue green water. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
A short drive on an air conditioned bus, and we were at the Mayan ruins!
Sail Date: February 2019
A short drive on an air conditioned bus, and we were at the Mayan ruins! Our tour guide, David, was very informative. He told us not only about the island of Cozumel, but the ruins as well. We then spent about 90 minutes at a beach a short ... Read More
A short drive on an air conditioned bus, and we were at the Mayan ruins! Our tour guide, David, was very informative. He told us not only about the island of Cozumel, but the ruins as well. We then spent about 90 minutes at a beach a short distance away. There were red flags flying that day ( too windy to safely go in the water) but we played on the beach, relaxed and ate/drank. Overall a good excursion! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The ruins in Cozumel are interesting but of course not on remotely the same scale as the ruins at ...
Sail Date: February 2019
The ruins in Cozumel are interesting but of course not on remotely the same scale as the ruins at Tulum/Chichen Itza. That said, we didn't have to spend all day on a bus and ferry to get there, so that's the trade-off! Our tour ... Read More
The ruins in Cozumel are interesting but of course not on remotely the same scale as the ruins at Tulum/Chichen Itza. That said, we didn't have to spend all day on a bus and ferry to get there, so that's the trade-off! Our tour guide was excellent and the chocolate-making was interesting but brief. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
We did the Legacy of the Maya, San Gervacio Ruins and Chocolate Factory.
Sail Date: February 2019
We did the Legacy of the Maya, San Gervacio Ruins and Chocolate Factory. We really enjoyed this tour, but our guide was a bit long winded and we ended up standing for long periods of time before moving on. The 3 1/2 hour tour took 4 1/2 ... Read More
We did the Legacy of the Maya, San Gervacio Ruins and Chocolate Factory. We really enjoyed this tour, but our guide was a bit long winded and we ended up standing for long periods of time before moving on. The 3 1/2 hour tour took 4 1/2 and we were too tired to go to the beach in the afternoon. The chocolate tour was great! I had the best chocolate pina colada ever! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
I'd live nearby if possible, this location is so beautiful.
Sail Date: February 2019
I'd live nearby if possible, this location is so beautiful. The tour has grown since my first trip and I'd suggest the tour agent meet ship guests right off the ship as it would save time to spend at Tulum.
I'd live nearby if possible, this location is so beautiful. The tour has grown since my first trip and I'd suggest the tour agent meet ship guests right off the ship as it would save time to spend at Tulum. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great day.
Sail Date: February 2019
Great day. Tour guide was Jorge. We started off snorkeling for an hour and seeing the corals reefs. I wish I had taken my water shoes as it is quite rocky in the sand. Amazing under water. We were offered a free alcohol / non alcohol ... Read More
Great day. Tour guide was Jorge. We started off snorkeling for an hour and seeing the corals reefs. I wish I had taken my water shoes as it is quite rocky in the sand. Amazing under water. We were offered a free alcohol / non alcohol drink of our choice. They took some pics of you under water. They charge $55.00 for a disk with all your pics on it. I refused to pay that price and offered them $20. and they took it. You can really barter in Mexico. Next, we went to the Mayan Ruins for a tour. That was interesting to see. Next up was lunch at a Mexican restaurant. Wow, Hot and spicy. Dont be fooled, taste test first. Then you taste test about 6 different tequila shots, and hes not stingy on the tequila. I think this was a 5 hour tour. Not sure with all those tequila shots, LOL. Then you head back, about an hours ride. Plenty of shopping and good prices when you get back ( about an hour or so as well as your only opportunity to buy from duty free before heading to the ship. This was a great day. Jorge was very knowledgeable about Mexico and a fun guy all day long. We made sure he had a couple of shots of the good stuff before returning. Recommended Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We visited San Gervasio Mayan ruins on the island, the Mayan chocloate factory and the eastern side ...
Sail Date: February 2019
We visited San Gervasio Mayan ruins on the island, the Mayan chocloate factory and the eastern side of Cozumel. The only disappointment was that we didn't really get to see anything at the chocolate factory. :(
We visited San Gervasio Mayan ruins on the island, the Mayan chocloate factory and the eastern side of Cozumel. The only disappointment was that we didn't really get to see anything at the chocolate factory. :( Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We did the Intimate Mayan tour and it's a private tour for a small group of people most groups ...
Sail Date: January 2019
We did the Intimate Mayan tour and it's a private tour for a small group of people most groups looked to have 20-30 people, our group only had 7 people. It was nice to have your own personal guide and not a lot of people around. ... Read More
We did the Intimate Mayan tour and it's a private tour for a small group of people most groups looked to have 20-30 people, our group only had 7 people. It was nice to have your own personal guide and not a lot of people around. This was an excellent tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was our most disappointing excursion and I believe our most expensive.
Sail Date: January 2019
This was our most disappointing excursion and I believe our most expensive. Our tour guide JJ was wonderful. It wasn't his fault at all but this tour is just too far away. We road a fary for 40 min ( many people threw up) then we ... Read More
This was our most disappointing excursion and I believe our most expensive. Our tour guide JJ was wonderful. It wasn't his fault at all but this tour is just too far away. We road a fary for 40 min ( many people threw up) then we walked through a beautiful area for about 7 min. and then a very scary area for about 5 min. until they loaded us onto a bus. We drove for 2 hours. I thought we would be driving through beautiful areas. No you drive on a high way and go through guard stations where Mexican police are holding machine guns. As you get further and further from your ship..... Finally we got out and we were almost running (if we hadn't had many older people we would have been) to the ruins. They were so beautiful but it was so rushed that you couldn't even enjoy them. We stayed there about 45 min We took some pictures and jumped back on the bus for our awful trip back to the ship. It was very unpleasant. I will say that the bus was nicely airconditioned but I would never recommend this excurstion to anyone. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We went to Chichen Itza which was one of the bucket list things we wanted to do and it did not ...
Sail Date: January 2019
We went to Chichen Itza which was one of the bucket list things we wanted to do and it did not disappont. It is a long trip there and back but you can't do anything about that.
We went to Chichen Itza which was one of the bucket list things we wanted to do and it did not disappont. It is a long trip there and back but you can't do anything about that. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was the best.
Sail Date: December 2018
It was the best. Our guide grew up on the site and was part of the excavation team. We could not have had a more knowledgeable guide. Awesome!
It was the best. Our guide grew up on the site and was part of the excavation team. We could not have had a more knowledgeable guide. Awesome! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This is a hard one.
Sail Date: December 2018
This is a hard one. We really wanted to see Chichen Itzá because its the biggest in the area but boy is it far! You really have to think if you want to do it, we really did and glad we did. Up and at the meeting point on the ship at ... Read More
This is a hard one. We really wanted to see Chichen Itzá because its the biggest in the area but boy is it far! You really have to think if you want to do it, we really did and glad we did. Up and at the meeting point on the ship at 6:30am. Loaded onto a private ferry boat to the mainland by 8:30am. 45min boat ride which was rough, RC kindly gave out seasickness pills which my husband took and I'm glad he did. Next walk to a big bus and a 2hr bus ride to the ruins. 1hr 30mins to see the ruins then do it all again going back. Its run very well. tour guide gives you an iPad going there on the bus and tells you all about the ruins and shows pics, that way when your there he can move pretty quick from one building to another. coming back a bag lunch of sand which banana and coke. I'm so glad we went but its one heck of a trip. Expect not to be back until 5:30pm despite what the ticket says, ours said 3:30pm return but that wasnt right. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Small and underappreciated ruins.
Sail Date: December 2018
Small and underappreciated ruins. We will be back.
Small and underappreciated ruins. We will be back. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Chichen Itza - long long ways but really worth seeing.
Sail Date: December 2018
Chichen Itza - long long ways but really worth seeing. So impressive!
Chichen Itza - long long ways but really worth seeing. So impressive! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was a very interesting and informative tour.
Sail Date: December 2018
This was a very interesting and informative tour. We had a blast but probably not the most enjoyable for kids.
This was a very interesting and informative tour. We had a blast but probably not the most enjoyable for kids. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line