Unveil the wonders of Mayan culture in our Calakmul tours

The echoes of ancient civilizations still resonate amidst the lush jungles and vibrant landscapes of the Yucatan Peninsula. Join us at Wayak as we embark on an extraordinary adventure to explore the wonders of our Calakmul tours. This place stands out notably due to its breathtaking position amidst the rainforest, secluded from any human settlement. A hidden gem that holds the key to unlocking the mysteries of the past.

If your thing is to explore exotic sites of past cultures in the style of Indiana Jones, you must travel to Calakmul. You will experience the sensation of conquering the top of a Mayan pyramid, encircled solely by the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve. Nevertheless, we recommend you to consider our tours in Calakmul so you can get the best of this astonishing place.

Calakmul: Kingdom of the Ancient Maya

Hidden deep within the heart of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve lies one of the most important archaeological sites in Mexico and a UNESCO World Heritage site. As you venture into the dense jungle, prepare to be transported back in time to the days of the ancient Mayan civilization, where towering pyramids, majestic temples, and sprawling plazas once formed the epicenter of a powerful kingdom.

departure time of our tours to Calakmul is at 5:30 a.m. since the travel time to the archaeological site is 4 hours from the city of Campeche. Time spent in the archaeological site is 5 hours. At the end of the Calakmul tours, we will go to Champotón to taste the best seafood in Campeche.

Exploring the Archaeological Site

It is believed that Calakmul was the capital of the so-called Kaan Kingdom (Kingdom of the Snake). This huge site covers approximately 70 km² and became the capital of a region of approximately 13,000 km². It currently has more than 6,500 structures (but only 21 of them have been restored), so tours in Calakmul are great help so you will not to get lost amidst all the places this place has to offer. 

Calakmul is composed of five large complexes organized around the Great Central Plaza, where most of the social activities took place and which was connected to the other neighborhoods by means of urban-type roadways.

The Great Plaza

The heart of Calakmul is The Great Plaza, the political and administrative center of the ancient city. Admire the grandeur of the Palace Complex, where the ruling elite once resided and governed the kingdom. Calakmul tourist attractions include the intricately carved stelae and monuments that adorn the Great Plaza, where the rulers of Calakmul once held court and conducted sacred rituals to honor their gods. However, it is believed that this site was eventually replaced by the Great Acropolis, a residential area for the upper classes, which was also a center of administration, politics, society, and ceremonial.

Among the things to do in Calakmul, we will take you to explore the sprawling ruins, a testament to the ingenuity and sophistication of the ancient Mayan. Marvel at the towering pyramids of Structure II and Structure VII, which rise majestically above the jungle canopy and offer panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

In fact, climbing Structure II is one of the main Calakmul tourist attractions. It may not look so tall from below, but once you climb its 55 feet height and realize that there is nothing but vegetation and more ruins all around, you will be transported to another era. It was the symbol of authority and the burial place of some of its rulers. Structure I is also fascinating,

Champotón: Gateway to the Gulf

Among the things to do in Calakmul there are NOT places to eat. So we recommend you to have breakfast before our tours in Calakmul. If you travel to Calakmul, you may be left hungry. That is why we will take you to Champoton for lunch. Located on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, this picturesque coastal town steeped in history and tradition.  

This village has charming streets and colorful markets of the town center, where you can sample delicious seafood dishes and shop for artisanal crafts made by local artisans. Among the things to do in Calakmul and Champoton, you can visit the historic Fort of San Antonio de Champotón, where the Spanish conquistadors first clashed with the Maya in the 16th century, and learn about the rich cultural heritage of this fascinating region.

The Natural Beauty of Calakmul Biosphere Reserve

Although our tours to Calakmul does not consider to get into the reserve, when you travel to Calakmul archaeological site, you can encounter the breathtaking beauty of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, a pristine wilderness teeming with diverse flora and fauna. In the road trip towards the archaeological site, you can be lucky and encounter rare species of wildlife, including jaguars, howler monkeys, and vibrant tropical birds. 

Other sites besides our tours to Calakmul

Discover magnificent Mayan archaeological sites scattered across the Campeche region, such as the awe-inspiring Balamkú, where intricately carved sculptures and towering pyramids captivate visitors with their grandeur. Delve into the remnants of the ancient Maya city at Hormiguero archaeological site, unraveling the mysteries of its history and demise.

Cenotes of Campeche: Natural Wonders

Discover the hidden wonders of Campeche's cenotes, ancient sinkholes filled with crystal-clear water that were revered by the ancient Maya as sacred portals to the underworld. Swim, snorkel, or dive in these pristine waters, marveling at the dazzling rock formations and underwater caves that lie beneath the surface. Feel the cool embrace of the cenote's waters as you connect with the natural beauty of this unique ecosystem.

If you are looking for a tour Calakmul has a great option with Wayak. We specialize in crafting immersive and unforgettable experiences that showcase the best of Calakmul and Champotón. Join us as we take you on a journey through time and space, where ancient civilizations and modern-day marvels converge to create an unforgettable adventure. Book one of our tours to Calakmul with us today and let the magic of Campeche enchant you.

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