Welcome to Calakmul
Possibly the largest city during Maya times, Calakmul was ‘discovered’ in 1931 by American botanist Cyrus Lundell. The site bears comparison in size and historical significance to Tikal in Guatemala, its chief rival for hegemony over the southern lowlands during the Classic Maya era. It boasts the largest and tallest known pyramid in Yucatán, and was once home to over 50,000 people.A central chunk of the 72-sq-km... Read More
Top experiences in Calakmul
Calakmul Archaelogical Zone and Reserve Day Trip f
Your tour begins with hotel pickup in Palenque. You'll board a vehicle and start a 5-hour drive to Calakmul. Once there, you'll enjoy a 3.5-hour visit. Admire the wonderful flora and fauna surrounding the archaeological zone and maybe spot endemic birds or deer. You'll have a chance to climb the Great Pyramid and, from there, get a 360-degree view of the entire area. Learn about the importance of this site and how it served the Maya civilization during the Classic period. There are more than 6,500 structures here and the site has already been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will then have time to eat lunch and then board a vehicle back to Palenque City where you will be dropped-off at your hotel.
Archaelogical Site of Calakmul and Biosphere Day T
Your tour begins with hotel pickup in Villahermosa. From there, you will drive for about 5 hours aboard a van to the Biosphere Reserve and the Calakmul ruins. Once there, you'll have a chance to admire and discover this UNESCO World Heritage Site. See incredible views and hear about the history of this place from your knowledgeable guide. You will even have a chance to climb the Great Pyramid on the site. Once on top, see amazing 360° views of the entire site including other pyramids in this Mayan city. The tour is about 3.5 hours and then you'll enjoy lunch and then board a vehicle to head back to Villahermosa.