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Chankanaab Day Pass & Discover Mexico
Port of Call: Cozumel, Mexico
Minimum Age: None
Activity Level: moderate
Duration: 5 Hours
Adult Price*: $82.99 each
Child Price*: $72.99 each


Summary


Enjoy the most popular attraction in Cozumel, Chankanaab Park plus a visit to Discover Mexico, a state-of-the-art park that will take you on a journey into Mexico's culture.


Description


Discover what Mexico is all about on the Chankanaab Day Pass & Discover Mexico shore excursion when your Carnival® cruise calls at Cozumel. Meet your guide at the Puerta Maya pier to begin your day at Discover Mexico Park for an unforgettable immersion in the country's vibrant culture and traditions.

An immersive four-screen video collage takes you from the Riviera Maya to Oaxaca to Chihuahua and brings one of the world's oldest and richest cultures vividly to life. Trace the evolution of Mexico's ancient civilizations as you tour replicas of Chichén Itzá and other pyramids built by the early Aztec, Maya, Olmec and Totonac people. The Spanish colonial era is reborn in the park's reproductions of grand monuments, cathedrals, and the Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City's elegant boulevard.

Stroll through tropical gardens ripe with coconuts, papayas, and bananas—keeping an eye out for macaws, turtles and iguanas. Admire rare black-clay pottery, quirky alebrijes (carved wooden animals), brilliant textiles and other handcrafts fashioned by native artisans in Discover Mexico's Museum of Popular Arts. Then head to the souvenir shop to take home your own made-in-Mexico arts and crafts, much of it available nowhere else in the Caribbean. Fortify yourself with quesadillas, chimichangas or ice cream at the snack bar.

Leave Mexico's fascinating past behind when you head over to Cozumel's popular Chankanaab National Park for the second half of this Carnival shore excursion. While at Chankanaab, you can don snorkel gear and mingle with hundreds of colorful fish in the crystalline Caribbean waters surrounding Cozumel's unspoiled coral reef; your guide can lead you to the best viewing spots. You can even burrow through a tunnel beneath the park's self-contained reef lagoon to reach the ocean!

On land, join the interactive sea lion show, watch the playful antics of the park's dolphins, or take a guided tour of the park's botanical gardens, home to huge, fiery heliconias and other tropical plants. Kids can blow off steam at the playground or play in the gentle, shallow waters of their own small beach inlet. At any point during your time in the park, you can refuel in one of its two restaurants or simply enjoy a book in the shade of a palm tree. At least one guide remains at the park until closing time to answer questions and arrange transportation whenever you're ready to return to your Carnival cruise.

Enjoy a delicious Mexican taco sampler and a margarita, included in the price. Book Chankanaab Day Pass & Discover Mexico today for an exhilarating immersion in Mexico's culture and hours of play along Cozumel's incomparable coral reef. This Cozumel shore excursion is an exciting way to add fun ashore to your fun afloat.

Fun Fact Wondering why Mexico's Caribbean sands remain cool no matter how high the temperature climbs? Unlike typical rock-based sand, here it's composed of crushed seashells, coral and microscopic fossils, making it soft, lightweight and safe for the tenderfoot.




* Excursion pricing is provided for reference only. Pricing and number of tickets are dynamic and may vary by season, ship, itinerary and time of day. Rates are per person, with pricing listed per adult and child. You will book your shore excursions through the cruiseline's website when you complete your final payment, or you may book them at the Shore Excursion desk onboard.

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