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    Chacchoben Mayan Ruins & All Inclusive Blue Lagoon

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Experience Mayan history and a jungle retreat with an open bar & buffet lunch. ...
    Experience Mayan history and a jungle retreat with an open bar & buffet lunch. more...

    Experience Mayan history and a jungle retreat with an open bar & buffet lunch. Your tour begins when your bilingual guide meets you at the end of the pier and escorts you to your air conditioned transfer vehicle waiting on site. Listen to your guide and learn about the interesting local area and culture from onboard commentary as you pass through the fishing village. Continue this tour inland to visit “The Place of the Red Corn”, Chacchoben, learn about the fascinating Mayan culture during the journey from our knowledgeable guides.


    Enjoy a guided tour of this unique archaeological site set in beautiful surroundings still partially covered by the rain forest. Climb to the top of the “Gran Basamento” taking you above the tree line and visit two sacred temples. Before leaving, you will have the opportunity to buy souvenirs from shops on site. Your journey continues to a buffet lunch waiting for you at our Blue Lagoon Restaurant, the most beautiful lagoon with fresh water, located 20 minutes away from Chacchoben Mayan ruins. After your meal, sunbathe on a sun lounger, take a swim and enjoy all complimentary drinks including your favorite cocktails. Feeling fully relaxed, well fed and in good spirits your transfer awaits to return you to the ship.


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    • Adult from: $175.00 USD
    • Child from: $135.00 USD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Kohunlich & Dzibanche Ruins Combo

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 8 hrs

    Explore two excavated Maya ruins in the dense jungle near the border of Belize, both of them archaeologically significant for their ingeniously designed temples. ...
    Explore two excavated Maya ruins in the dense jungle near the border of Belize, both of them archaeologically significant for their ingeniously designed temples. more...

    Explore two excavated Maya ruins in the dense jungle near the border of Belize, both of them archaeologically significant for their ingeniously designed temples.


    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a relaxing and spectacularly scenic drive through the tropical jungle and on a former Maya city. British physician and amateur archaeologist Thomas Gann discovered the city in the 1920s and named it Dzibanche (Mayan for “writing on wood”) for the wooden lintels in one of the temples. Those still-functioning lintels over the doorways only touch on the site’s architectural highlights.


    While browsing the ruins, you may see ancient plazas, public buildings, stairways adorned with hieroglyphics and the magnificent Temple of the Owls, which features an internal burial chamber with owl-shaped pottery. You might also climb the soaring Temple of the Cormorants to enjoy a sweeping view of Dzibanche. The city is believed to have been the seat of the Kan or “snake” dynasty that ruled this area beginning in the 6th century.


    You will also explore the nearby Maya city of Kohunlich, which was built around the same time. Its most dominant feature is the Temple of the Masks, a structure that honors the sun god with huge stone masks on the stairways. According to archaeologists, the buildings in Kohunlich would have been stuccoed, painted red and decorated with geometric designs.


    Before departing for Costa Maya, you may also have time for a leisurely walk through the jungle, where you may spot toucans and monkeys.


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    • Adult from: $149.00 USD
    • Child from: $149.00 USD
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Chacchoben Mayan Ruins

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 4 hrs

    Experience the mysterious Mayan ruins of famous Chacchoben. Your guide will reveal ancient secrets of Mayan culture and history. Climb the stairs leading to the first plateau of the main pyramid to see the recently excavated ruins that lie beneath the sacred ground of this Mayan site. ...
    Experience the mysterious Mayan ruins of famous Chacchoben. Your guide will reveal ancient secrets of Mayan culture and history. Climb the stairs leading to the first plateau of the main pyramid to see the recently excavated ruins that lie beneath the sacred ground of this Mayan site. more...

    You’ll journey to the ancient place of Mayan pilgrimage known today as Chacchoben, also known as "The Place of Red Corn". At the pier, you’ll be greeted by a bilingual guide who will direct you to an air-conditioned bus. Onboard the bus your guide will brief you on the interesting history and unique attributes of this sacred Mayan site. Upon arrival at Chacchoben you’ll be surrounded by jungle. Your guide will escort you through the ruins, giving you a complete explanation of the sacred temples and other structures seen there.


    See original red paint on the stucco walls of one of the pyramids and the temple where a mural was found showing the astronomical positions of the planet Venus. You’ll have time to climb the Gran Basamento taking you above tree level. Here archaeologists found ceremonial offerings dating to around 1000 B.C. Your guide will also explain about the wildlife and medicinal plants that are used by the modern-day descendants of the ancient Mayan people.


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    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Chacchoben Mayan Ruins Deluxe

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Experience, explore and learn about the Mayan civilization in style and in a small group on this exclusive tour to the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins. Once at the archeological site your guide will take you on a tour exploring this ancient site. ...
    Experience, explore and learn about the Mayan civilization in style and in a small group on this exclusive tour to the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins. Once at the archeological site your guide will take you on a tour exploring this ancient site. more...

    Experience, explore and learn about the Mayan civilization in style and in a small group on this exclusive tour to the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins. Departing from the dock, you will meet your certified guide and driver and board your 12 passenger mini-van.


    Once at the archeological site your tour guide will take you on a two hour tour exploring the secrets of the ancient Mayan civilization, explaining the historical significance of the important monuments including the Gran Basamento. Enjoy the sights, take pictures or take a little time out to enjoy nature. Beer, soft drinks and water are provided to and from Chacchoben Mayan Ruins. At the end of your adventure, you’ll be taken back to the pier.


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    • Adult from: $145.00 USD
    • Child from: $125.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Maya Lost Mayan Kingdom

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 5 hrs

    Maya Lost Mayan Kingdom is a adventure park offering exciting, fun and refreshing activities. There’s something for everyone - waterslides, ziplines, a zip coaster, swimming pool, natural Cenote pool, Mayan jungle, a teen-park and more. ...
    Maya Lost Mayan Kingdom is a adventure park offering exciting, fun and refreshing activities. There’s something for everyone - waterslides, ziplines, a zip coaster, swimming pool, natural Cenote pool, Mayan jungle, a teen-park and more. more...

    Maya Lost Mayan Kingdom is an adventure park offering exciting, fun and refreshing activities. There’s something for everyone - waterslides, ziplines, a zip coaster, swimming pool, natural pool, Mayan jungle, a teen-park and more.


    Perhaps you'll want to slide straight down on the Kamikaze slide or spin into the hydro-whip slide, you have nine water slides to choose from. Try the inner-tube slide or hop on a mat and speed down the 60 foot slide. Do all nine or one, it’s up to you!


    Take flight on one or both zipline courses. You can zip over 3,000 feet for a birds-eye view of the park, surrounding jungle and the Caribbean Sea. Work your way through the rope course and across the suspension bridge. Top it off with the thrill of a lifetime - the Kukulcan Zip Coaster, an 800 foot flight with twists and turns.


    Ready for a swim or just want to relax? Head over to the swimming pool or the natural Cenote pool. Grab an inner-tube and take the River Expedition, a lazy river that flows through the Mayan jungle. Let the kids discover the Teen Park, which offers smaller slides.


    You’ll be welcomed at the pier for your short bus ride to the park. The park features changing rooms, showers, restrooms and lockers for an additional fee. You can purchase snacks and refreshments at the snack bar and even shop for souvenirs.


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    • Adult from: $89.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Kohunlich Mayan Ruins

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Walk through these amazing ruins, amidst the enormous cahoon palms, and be in awe of its remnants which include sculpted masks that stand 10 feet tall. Be sure to keep a lookout for exotic birds and wildlife; they love the seclusion and tropical splendor of the area, too. ...
    Walk through these amazing ruins, amidst the enormous cahoon palms, and be in awe of its remnants which include sculpted masks that stand 10 feet tall. Be sure to keep a lookout for exotic birds and wildlife; they love the seclusion and tropical splendor of the area, too. more...

    At the ruins, your guide takes you through this breathtaking site named after the majestic cahoon palm tree that grows fronds up to 40 feet tall. Kohunlich Ruins include a sunken palace, acropolis, ball court, courtyards and the main attraction - the masks. Climb the pyramid-like temple for a view of the unique 10-foot high sculpted masks of the sun god 'Kinich Ahau.' Built before 500 A.D., these marvelous masks still retain some of their original colored stucco.


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    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $85.00 USD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Mayan Reality Tour

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 4 hrs

    Experience the Mayan Reality on a cultural adventure that will both educate and delight you. Many visitors think of the Mayans as an ancient civilization that disappeared long ago, but the fact is that while many other indigenous groups have vanished or been absorbed into the general population, the Mayan culture, customs, language and beliefs remain strong on the Yucatan Peninsula even today. ...
    Experience the Mayan Reality on a cultural adventure that will both educate and delight you. Many visitors think of the Mayans as an ancient civilization that disappeared long ago, but the fact is that while many other indigenous groups have vanished or been absorbed into the general population, the Mayan culture, customs, language and beliefs remain strong on the Yucatan Peninsula even today. more...

    Experience the Mayan Reality on a cultural adventure that will both educate and delight you. Many visitors think of the Mayans as an ancient civilization that disappeared long ago, but the fact is that while many other indigenous groups have vanished or been absorbed into the general population, the Mayan culture, customs, language and beliefs remain strong on the Yucatan Peninsula, even today. On this tour you’ll witness the reality that faces these remarkable people as their ancient culture collides with and blends into the modern world. Begin your adventure in a small, contemporary Mayan community built up around the remains of an ancient Mayan settlement and visit one of the fascinating ruins located right in the middle of town.


    Follow your guide into an authentic Mayan house where you’ll learn about the local food and the ancient medicines. You’ll hear about the sacred Mayan tree and its role in the cosmos as well as legends, lore and prophesies written in the Mayan calendar. If you’ve visited any Mayan ruin or are remotely interested in the first people that populated the Americas, then you’ll be surprised, fascinated and left with a new-found respect for this long-lived culture and the legacy they leave here in Costa Maya.

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    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Mayan Wellness Retreat

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 2 hrs

    Experience a series of holistic treatments patterned after those that the Mayas practiced centuries ago, all with the aim of enhancing your physical and spiritual well-being. ...
    Experience a series of holistic treatments patterned after those that the Mayas practiced centuries ago, all with the aim of enhancing your physical and spiritual well-being. more...

    Experience a series of holistic treatments patterned after those that the Mayas practiced centuries ago, all with the aim of enhancing your physical and spiritual well-being.


    After a short walk from the pier, you will arrive at a special VIP area where you will indulge in a Mayan holistic experience. The intention is to release your positive energy and cleanse your spirit through traditional treatments that have been used for centuries.


    A Mayan spiritual guide, known as a xaman, will lead you through the ceremonial process of purification within the VIP area. Your series of treatments may begin with a soothing Mayan bath in warm mineral-rich water. A temazcal session in a steam room usually follows. Mayas traditionally used these sorts of sessions to purify their inner spirits while a shaman chanted over herbal vapors emanating from steaming hot rocks.


    Other treatments offered within the Mayan wellness palapa include a cleansing clay ritual and a coconut milk bath that will soften your skin. You will also receive a relaxing massage in a hammock that should release even the last vestiges of stress.


    After the treatments, you will have the opportunity to snorkel in the shallow waters of Akua Bay. The reefs here are teeming with brightly colored tropical fish and graceful stingrays, so it should be quite the underwater show.


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    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Dolphin Swim Adventure

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 1 1/2 hrs

    Fun, convenient and an experience of a lifetime! Set in a natural ocean pool with a sandy bottom, adventure awaits you for your chance to swim, kiss, caress and even be pulled by a bottlenose dolphin’s pectoral fin. ...
    Fun, convenient and an experience of a lifetime! Set in a natural ocean pool with a sandy bottom, adventure awaits you for your chance to swim, kiss, caress and even be pulled by a bottlenose dolphin’s pectoral fin. more...

    Fun, convenient and an experience of a lifetime! You’ll be greeted by your smiling dolphin guide at the end of the dock who will brief you on the day`s events. It is only a five-minute walk to the Dolphin Park located within the dock facility. You’ll be given a locker and lifejacket. A member of the training team will provide an educational briefing that details what to expect during your dolphin interaction and key points of interest. Cameras and valuables are to be placed in the lockers for safe keeping as cameras are not allowed in the water.


    Set in a natural ocean pool with a sandy bottom, adventure awaits you for your chance to swim, kiss, caress and even be pulled by a bottlenose dolphin’s pectoral fin. Standing on a submerged platform, you’ll be introduced to your dolphin friend. Enjoy this rare opportunity to touch the sleek and playful animal and pose for the world famous dolphin kiss. You'll be led into deeper waters where you’ll be pulled by their pectoral fin and swim with your dolphin. Be amazed by your dolphin's speed, grace and agility as they perform fast swims, high jumps and other breathtaking behaviors. Guests spend approximately 30 minutes in the water with the dolphins.


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    • Adult from: $159.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    DURATION 1 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Dolphin Encounter

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 1 1/2 hrs

    The Dolphin Encounter is a classic program which provides an exhilarating dolphin experience for couples, families and guests of all ages. Kiss, pet and interact with the dolphin on a submerged platform and learn about this amazing creature. ...
    The Dolphin Encounter is a classic program which provides an exhilarating dolphin experience for couples, families and guests of all ages. Kiss, pet and interact with the dolphin on a submerged platform and learn about this amazing creature. more...

    Fun, convenient and the experience of a lifetime! You’ll be greeted by your smiling dolphin guide at the end of the dock who will brief you on the day`s events. It is only a five-minute walk to the Dolphin Park located within the dock facility! You’ll be given a locker and lifejacket. A member of the training team will provide an educational briefing that details what to expect during your dolphin interaction and key points of interest. Cameras and valuables are to be placed in the lockers for safe keeping as cameras are not allowed in the water.


    The Dolphin Encounter is the classic dolphin program which provides an exhilarating dolphin experience for couples, families and guests of all ages. This excursion allows guests to kiss, pet and interact with the dolphin on a submerged platform and learn about this amazing creature and their habitat. You’ll be surprised by the great intelligence and friendliness of these wonderful marine mammals. Enjoy 30 minutes in the water with the dolphin. This a great dolphin program for non-swimmers!


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    • Adult from: $129.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 1 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Beach Getaway

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 5 hrs

    Enjoy one of Costa Maya's most popular beach clubs, where white endless beaches combined with fun activities makes for an enjoyable beach day. ...
    Enjoy one of Costa Maya's most popular beach clubs, where white endless beaches combined with fun activities makes for an enjoyable beach day. more...

    Enjoy one of Costa Maya's most popular beach clubs, where white endless beaches combined with fun activities makes for an enjoyable beach day. This Caribbean getaway is just a short journey from the busy pier and its surroundings. Upon arrival, your host will give you a quick orientation of the area and facilities available to you. This tour includes an open national bar, beach chairs and a lively beach party.


    A beautiful restaurant, souvenir store and additional water sports are available at an extra cost, plus there’s great snorkeling straight off the beach. This is a one stop beach destination. A regular shuttle service lets you choose how long you wish to stay. Shuttle service is dependent on transportation availability and runs approximately every 15 minutes. Restrooms/changing room facilities and freshwater showers are available. We recommend that you bring insect repellent.


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    • Adult from: $69.00 USD
    • Child from: $49.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Salsa Cooking & Dancing with Beach Break

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 3 hrs

    Do you want to learn to make authentic Mexican salsas and guacamole? Learn how to Salsa dance? Relax on a beautiful beach and drink margaritas? Then this is the tour for you! ...
    Do you want to learn to make authentic Mexican salsas and guacamole? Learn how to Salsa dance? Relax on a beautiful beach and drink margaritas? Then this is the tour for you! more...

    Do you want to learn to make authentic Mexican salsas and guacamole? Learn how to Salsa dance? Relax on a beautiful beach and drink margaritas? Then this is the tour for you! Travel to a beachfront restaurant with beautiful views of the Caribbean and participate in some of Mexico’s most beloved traditions. Your guide will take you through the steps of making authentic Mexican salsas and guacamole during a hands-on cooking class. Slice and dice your fresh ingredients then taste your creations with tortilla chips.


    You’ll be given the recipes to take home with you. Quench your thirst with complimentary margaritas, Mexican beer, or flavored waters. Afterwards, your guide will show you how to step, sway, and get into the groove of Latin America’s most famous dance - the Salsa! Follow step-by step instructions and you’ll soon be ready for the dance floor. After your dance class, you’ll have free time to relax in the sun, swim in the sea and enjoy the beach facilities. When time’s up, you’ll have the option to either return to your ship or stay at the beach club and extend your day in this tropical paradise. For those wishing to extend their stay, taxi coupons will be given to return to the ship on your own.

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    • Adult from: $89.00 USD
    • Child from: $65.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

Our group shore excursions are offered in English. Depending on the booking situation, various excursions are also offered in German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian (minimum number of 30 participants). The tours offered may vary from cruise to cruise. Please see the detailed information for your shore excursion on board.