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On 3/23/2019 at 7:25 PM, sueandtimj said:

We just went on the Chacchoben  Ruin extreme excursion and had a fabulous time.  I would highly recommend them.  We left on time, got back with plenty of time to see the port.  The drive was about 50 minutes in a modern new van.  After touring the ruins we went to a private resort for lunch, swimming and kayaking.  On the way back to port, we stopped for a fresh pineapple treat.  Our guide was a fantastic and the driver was very safe!

Hi Sue & Tim - is the tour you did the one that includes the Chacchoben  Ruins as well as a stop at Lagoon of 7 colors??  That is the tour we are most wanting to do but are in port only from 0700 with departure of 1500.   Not sure if we will have enough time.

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I enjoyed my Native Choice excursion with my mother (who still raves about it) in October 2019.  We went to a small village where we were guests in a local home (Mayan people) for a tour of the gardens, made tortillas, and then a delicious lunch.  I'd go back just for the lunch!  We stopped at a roadside stand to buy local sugar pineapple and dragonfruit and then had a couple hours at the 7 color lagoon at an eco resort with an open bar (local beer and basic mixed drinks/wine) with kayaking available and beach chairs.  The place was deserted other than our group and one other tour that left soon after we arrived.  The tour guide was a young kid (said he was 22 but looked maybe 15, lol) who was incredibly knowledgeable and interesting.  We all learned Mayan math during the drive.  My mother travels with a collapsible mobility scooter and this wasn't a problem.  The guys helped push it through some gravel pathway at the 7 color lagoon.  The A/C in the vans worked great.  Bottled water and insect repellent was provided.  I usually choose more active excursions when I travel on my own or with friends my own age, but this was a cultural experience as well as a beach/open bar/meal excursion.  Native Choice had 3-4 other excursions leave shortly before ours, so there are multiple excursion options to suit your group's preferences.  They were a positive experience for a tour provider.

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On 9/8/2019 at 3:07 PM, BiloxiBeachDude said:

Hi Sue & Tim - is the tour you did the one that includes the Chacchoben  Ruins as well as a stop at Lagoon of 7 colors??  That is the tour we are most wanting to do but are in port only from 0700 with departure of 1500.   Not sure if we will have enough time.

BiloxiBeachDude - did you all end up doing this? I was looking at the same but also have short port time of 0700-1500. Thanks for any info!

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Yes - we did end up doing this excursion through Native Choice and were very happy with the tour and not too strapped for time.  

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Excellent experience with Native Choice.  We did the Mayan Ruins Tour with an authentic Mayan lunch. Great food, it was fun making the tortillas and very informative.

 

I highly recommend this company and the experience. Vehicles were air-conditioned and comfortable. Tour guides very friendly and knowledgeable.

 

Just follow the map provided. Their location is just a short walkable distance from Port. The day we arrived they had helpers along the route to assist with pointing folks in the right directions.

 

 

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