Have a wonderful time on this day trip from Costa Maya (Mahahual or Bacalar Magical Town) as you head to visit the ruins of Kohunlich and Becan. You'll be able to tour the site, learn some history and enjoy the scenery including great flora and fauna around the Jungle.
Your tour begins with hotel pickup in Mahahual or Bacalar. You'll board a vehicle and start a 3.30-hour drive to Kohunlich in Quintana Roo state. Once there, you'll enjoy a 2 hours of visit. Admire the wonderful flora and fauna surrounding the archaeological zone and maybe spot endemic birds, or with a good luck howler monkeys. After a 7-8:30 am pickup at your hotel, depart from Bacalar or Mahaual in (According your selection) air-conditioned minivan for this full-day cultural and archaeological tour. Your first stop is the Kohunlich archaeological site that is a Spanish derivative of ‘Cohune palm tree’, once an important Mayan capital city. The ruins date back to 200 BC and are surrounded by jungle. The site is large, 21 acres, but like most Mayan ruins many of the buildings remain untouched. Spend two hours on a guided tour, learning about Mayan culture and what life was like during the peak of this fascinating civilization. Some building of interest you must see are Temple of the Masks, 27 steps and Residential Buildings.Your second stop is the archaeological site of Becan in Campeche. The site is academically classified by researchers as a Regional Capital in one of the most important architectural areas of the state of Campeche included in the Río Bec region. The name Becán means “ravine formed by water, (‘Be’ meaning roadway and ‘Kan’ meaning serpent) a contemporary Yucatecan-Maya name that Ruppert and Denison selected for the site. The ancient Maya name is not known. It is this architectural feature that sets Becan apart from other Mayan settlements. The words Río Bec (Bec River) refer to an architectural style prevalent in the central Maya lowlands, a region located in the southern part of the Yucatan Peninsula. This unique construction and design appears during the 7th Century A.D. and continued into the early 12th Century A.D.You will then have time to eat lunch and then board a vehicle back to Bacalar or Mahahual where you will be dropped-off at your hotel.