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Dzibanche

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Address: Chetumal, Mexico
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ancient Mayan city with impressive pyramids and buildings.

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Incredible Piece of History

I really wanted to visit these pyramids when our cruise ship was in Costa Maya. People kept telling us not to book shore excursions on our own and always go through the cruise... read more

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North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really wanted to visit these pyramids when our cruise ship was in Costa Maya. People kept telling us not to book shore excursions on our own and always go through the cruise line, especially when traveling far away from the port. I read all of the reviews about Native Choice and decided to chance it. I'm glad that I... More 

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Mexico City
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting and nice place in the jungle. Unfortunately the road is not very good, but driving slowly, will word the trip.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

This is a nice and compact site. It is cool in the morning and there is lots of shade. Two hours max to see it and then on adjacent sites.

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Tywyn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

4th Century Mayan ruins in the raw. Well worth the long coach (air conditioned) trip with a very knowledgeable guide & driver! Great photograph opportunities and climbs to the top of the temples - Great!!! Indian Jones - eat your heart out!

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Well worth the visit if you love learning about Mayan history and walking through ruins of pyramids, plazas and lush greenery. Off the beaten path and out of the way, the crowds are low and you can climb the steep pyramids if you dare for amazing views!

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Booked this trip from our Thomson cruise ship Long drive from the coast - 2 1/2 hours Amazing place quote literally in the middle of no where Lots of wildlife Toilet facilities only - no food or shops so bring your own supplies

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Kirkland, Washington
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Very educational & interesting history of the Mayan culture. Some artifacts found here are in the Mayan Museum in Chetumal. Out of all the Mayan ruins we saw, I think this one was most enjoyable & informative

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Forest Hills, New York
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Spending the day docked in Costa Maya we were looking for a place to explore and learn about ancient Mayan culture. Based on reviews on Tripadvisor we chose to travel the road less traveled and boy am I glad that we did. Dzibanche are rustic, largely unexplored Mayan ruins frequented by few. Our group and two local families were exploring... More 

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

There are SO many amazing interesting Mayan sites in the Yucatan peninsula. We visited a number of them on this trip (our second time in the area) and decided to include this one after visiting Kohunlich on the same day (another awe-inspiring site). Dzibanche is not as dramatic or large but has its own mysterious beauty. Also a horde of... More 

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Reviewed 2 December 2016

When we arrived we started wandering around on our own, and after a short walk came to an impressive temple. I've seen pictures of these places before but never really appreciated how tall they actually are. When you climb to the top you can see for miles over the jungle. When we came back down we were pretty happy, thinking... More 

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