Kohunlich Mayan Ruins: With Professional Native Guides

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We the Mayans welcome you all guys to our land, we want you to know this jewel of our heritage, The Kohunlich ruins. A mayan site with impressive sculpture and massive buildings inside a palm forrest.


  • A tour with local professionals having insight and stories that are not in books
  • A walk within the only site with mayan sculptures able to see in surroundings.
  • Explore with a good pace, your memories matters. we know you come from afar.
  • Admire the place and get the professional information. Walk, Photos and History


What is the tour about? We pick you up early in the morning, to go to Kohunlich Mayan ruins, famous for still preserving their stucco sculptures, real jewels from the Mayas. Drive is about an hour from Bacalar town or Chetumal town, going through the rural areas in the south of Quintana Roo State. From here we begin with the historical introduction. Once at the site, you will see the Kohune palm trees that create the singular forest in the place. Then we will start the tour, in the origins of Kohunlich, periods of occupation, heydays and collapse. Also exploring the initial buildings and squares to learn about their usages. Talking about the Classical Mayans' lifestyle, their believes, thoughts and special worldview they created, among other topics, but it all depends on how much you are willing to know of course. initially the exploration Will be on buildings and squares, including the ball game, administrative buildings, residences and other minor structures; and as 'the cherry on the cake' the Temple of the 'Masks' which was the primary ritual temple of the city and which preserves its relief decoration of 5 exposed panels made of stucco, which represent the solar god 'Kinich Ajaw', and from whose top you can look at the green palm forrest that surrounds Kohunlich. Once this point is over, all that remains is to return to the pickup location in the morning. Not before you have got all your photos and memories throughout the walk.


Pickup and drop-off. Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle. Entry ticket Bottled water. English - Spanish tour guide.

Important Information

  • To see the sculptures, you have to walk uphill about 40 meters, and downhill other 40 meters. Also to see the jungle from the top of the temple you have to go upstairs about 18 meters. This tour will take place rain or shine. Last 9 kilometers of the way is a bumpy country road.

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