WELCOME TO CALAKMUL

AT CALAKMUL

you can travel through time while climbing the structures of one of the largest and most important Maya city of all times.

At the same time become ecologically aware, surrounded by an exuberant landscape in the largest tropical reserve in Mexico, part of the second most biodiverse place in América.

It is here where Ka’an Expeditions runs a diverse menu of services for travelers with an adventurous spirit, eager to know other cultures, ecosystems and willing to appreciate the biodiversity of the Mexican Southeast.

Travelers are our friends and friends are welcomed with open doors and open hearts. We will make your stay at Calakmul the most human, warm and fun ever!

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DISCOVER

CALAKMUL!

A unique Maya Capital City hidden deep in the largest jungle in Mexico

 

TOURS TO

CALAKMUL 

CAMPECHE

 A SEA OF JUNGLE

 

TOURS IN CALAKMUL

ABOUT

OUR CLINIC

Departures from: Xpujil, Campeche, Bacalar and Chetumal

Tour to Calakmul

Languages: English, Spanish

Location: Calakmul Archaeological Site

Prices start at:

U$D75

All included

Extra activities available: Bat cave, Balam-kú, Jungle hike

Join us on this full day tour to the magnificent Calakmul Archaeological Site. Submerged deep in the jungle, its a great place to see wildlife such as toucans, parrots, monkeys, deer, wild pigs, even a jaguar if you are lucky.

*Price may vary depending on the departure city for the tour

Departures from: Xpujil

Local communities in Calakmul

Languages: Spanish

Location:  Village 20 de Noviembre

Prices start at:

U$D42.5

All included

Extra activities available: N/A

Visit a maya community next to the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve. Learn about their culture and traditions while they teach you how to make handcrafts, tortillas and to harvest honey.

*Price may vary depending on the departure city for the tour

Departures from: Xpujil

Hiking at Calakmul

Languages: English, Spanish

Location: Calakmul Biosphere Reserve

Prices start at:

U$D70

All included

Extra activities available: N/A

Sunrise is the best time to see wildlife in the jungle, as animals are hungry and eager to find some food. Join us on a hike where you will learn all about the local flora and fauna of the 2nd most important jungle in America.

*Price may vary depending on the departure city for the tour

Departures from: Xpujil, Campeche, Bacalar and Chetumal

Oxpemul and Rio Bec Achaeological Sites

Languages: English, Spanish

Location: Oxpemul or Río Bec

Prices start at:

U$D80

All included

Extra activities available: Hormiguero or Balam-kú

Visit an unexcavated archaeological site. Get an idea of the archaeologist work to restore this amazing buildings. Access to these sites is restricted and 4x4 vehicles are needed. *Hiking into site available: 20+km

*Price may vary depending on the departure city for the tour

Departures from: Xpujil, Campeche, Bacalar and Chetumal

Becan Archaeological Site

Languages: English, Spanish

Location: Xpujil, Becán, Chicanná, Village.

Prices start at:

U$D80

All included

Extra activities available: Hormiguero

Visit Xpujil, Becán and Chicanná ruins, and their magnificent and unique palatial architecture. After we will visit a local community where you can learn how local handcrafts are made and buy directly from the artisans. 

*Price may vary depending on the departure city for the tour

Departures from: Bacalar

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Languages: English, Spanish

Location: Kohunlich, Dzibanché and Kinichná

Prices start at:

U$D90

All included

Extra activities available: N/A

KOHUNLICH - 

KINICHNÁ - DZIBANCHÉ

Discover the amazing stucco masks of Kohunlich, an ancient Maya city full of located 70 km West of Bacalar. Dzibanché and Kinichná, probably one of the first capitals for the Ka´an Dynasty. 

*Price may vary depending on the departure city for the tour

5 TIPS TO PLAN YOUR TRIP TO CALAKMUL

WHAT IS CALAKMUL?

Three different things are called Calakmul, so it´s important to understand the difference: 

  Calakmul Archaeological Site

  Calakmul Biosphere Reserve

  Calakmul Municipality

The Calakmul Municipality is the largest of them. The BioReserve is inside the Municipality, and the Archeological site inside the BioReserve.

Xpujil is the largest town with the most tourist services in the Calakmul Municipality.

WHERE IS CALAKMUL?

Most people are here to visit the Calakmul Archaeological Site. 

 

To get there it is important to consider that the site is 110 kilometers away from Xpujil. If you are driving, allow yourself  1.5hrs for this trip.

The road is not in very good conditions so drive slowly and enjoy the view.​​

 

ON YOUR WAY IN TO CALAKMUL

Don´t forget to visit the Natural History and Archeology Museum located 40 kilometers before getting to the site.

 

The beautiful facility and its unique nature and archeology collections work as an excellent introduction before visiting the site.

 

Entrance and tours are free, and this is the last place where you can buy water and food supplies.

SAFETY FIRST

The Biosphere Reserve of Calakmul is humid and hot, so climate conditions might be adverse for some visitors.

 

We recommend carrying enough water and food at all times. One liter of water per person is the minimum recommended.

Do not go on the BioReserve trails by yourself. Always with an authorized guide.

 

 Play it safe. Guarantee your experience by hiring bilingual certified guides and licensed touroperators.

ENTRANCE FEES AT CALAKMUL

There are 3 fees to pay when visiting Calakmul:

#1 at the turn off the highway. Community fee $50 pesos per person.

#2 Located 20km ahead of the first payment. Biosphere Reserve fee $64 pesos per person. 

#3 At the archaeological site. $70 pesos per person.

In total you will pay $184 pesos per person.

 

MORE ABOUT CALAKMUL

All the info you need to plan your trip to Calakmul

 

CALAKMUL HISTORY

A vast and uniform green savanna extends hundreds of kilometers far beyond our sight. The contrast between the deep greens and the cosmic blues of the sky is spellbinding. The Calakmul reserve is so enormous; Singapore could fit 10 times within its territory. It is home to flora and fauna only possible to spot within this region, such as spider monkeys, howler monkeys, deer, peccaries, turkeys, jaguars, pumas and ocelots.

 

The Calakmul region has no match. It houses the largest tropical reserve in Mexico and a large archaeological site that extends for 32 square kilometers. Around 6,000 ancient structures lie as a reminiscence of one of the most important and largest cities of the Mayan civilization. It is known that Calakmul was the capital of the Kingdom of the Serpent. Also known as the Kingdom of  Ka’an, it was the main adversary of the powerful Tikal.

 

In 2014 Calakmul was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in the Mixed Category (Nature/Culture), acknowledging its unique and unrepeatable value in the relation established between Mayan Culture and nature. This heritage covers an area of 300 thousand hectares and has about 350 archeological sites; most of them are still closed to the public.

 

The archeological zone was discovered in 1931 while raw material was extracted to produce gum. Calakmul emerged during the Middle Preclassical and extended its hegemony until its decline in the Late Classic period.

 

HOW TO GET TO CALAKMUL - XPUJIL

From Campeche

The state capital is located at 300 kilometers from Xpujil at Calakmul.

 

The city by itself is worth visiting and staying for a couple of days at least.

 

There is an international airport here, but flights to this destination are usually above expensive.

First and second class buses available. Second class tickets only available at bus station.

From Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Bacalar and Chetumal

For this route Cancún is the furthest starting point.

If you start in Cancún, consider at least one day for traveling by car, since 460 kilometers separate one place from the other, resulting in a six hour  drive.

If you arrive by domestic airlines, the closest airport to Calakmul is in Chetumal.

From Merida

Mérida is the state capital of Yucatán and one of this peninsula's largest and most important urban centers.

 

It is renowned for its architecture, gastronomy and people.

 

If your trip begins here, you should prepare for a half a day ride.

No direct buses from Mérida. Stopover at Campeche.

From Palenque

Palenque, as Calakmul is one of the most important and extraordinary Mayan archeological sites of all. 

 

Located in the state of Chiapas, its part of the same Mayan Route as Calakmul.

 

When coming from Palenque allow yourself at least a 4hrs trip. 

No direct buses from Palenque. Stopover at Escárcega.

 

OUR

EXPERIENCE

ACHIEVEMENTS AND REVIEWS

We are always trying to improve our service so that we are constantly evolving and creating unforgettable memories of Calakmul to even the most demanding travellers.

Our most valuable asset to continue improving:

Our guests reviews.
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CARBON NEUTRAL

DECLARATION

Due to the present and future scenarios of global warming and climate change, we at Ka´an Expeditions have taken the decision to become a Neutral Carbon company. Meaning that all the direct CO2 (carbon dioxide) that our activities generate, will be neutralized by assuring that the same amount of gases remain collected or captured in the jungles of Calakmul, ensuring that these are not released to the atmosphere.

 

We have calculated the volume of emissions that our vehicles generate throughout one year, and have designated an area of jungle in the Valentín Gómez Farías community, Calakmul, Campeche, that will be taken care of and destined to its conservation to neutralize Ka´an Expeditions´s carbon footprint.

KEEP

IN TOUCH

OUR ADDRESS

Av. Calakmul S/N, Xpujil, Calakmul, Campeche, México. CP24640.

Email: info@kaanexpeditions.com
Tel:  +52-983-871-6000

WhatsApp: +521-983-158-2669

12:00 PM - 20:00 PM

Tuesday - Sunday

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ACCOMODATION IN CALAKMUL

LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO STAY IN CALAKMUL?

Casa Ka´an offers 6 beautifullly decorated cabanas completely surrounded by jungle.

If you want to stay in the jungle with all the modern ammenities, then Casa Ka´an is the place for you.

 

KA´AN EXPEDITIONS

Calakmul, Campeche, México

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