Biosphere Reserve Calakmul (BRC)

The Biosphere Reserve Calakmul (BRC) represents Mexico’s largest tropical forest reserve, with climatic characteristics, and very particular vegetation, is a mixture of high and medium forests with low forests and aquatic vegetation.

The BRC has one of the most outstanding groups of prehispanic sites in the country, comprising the largest urban center in the area during the Classic Maya period. It contains about 525 archaeological sites.


Cities like “La Muñeca”, located about 35 km northwest of Calakmul, constituted a major tributary center. Oxpemul also stands out for its location and size of their architectures, like archaeological sites built north of Oxpemul and west outside the Peten, ie “Hormiguero”, Becan, Chicanná and others in the “Rio Bec” region with iconographic towers like those of Xpujil, and further north, in the area of the Chenes, highly decorated, as in the case of Hochob facades they are appreciated.

The Biosphere Reserve Calakmul was established on May 23, 1989; in 1993 joined the International Program Man and the Biosphere (MaB) of UNESCO.


  • 6:30 a.m. Departure from Campeche to RB Calakmul. Breakfast during the trip.
  • 9:00 a.m. Stop at the Museum of Archeology and Nature where a guide will give you an interesting introduction to the archeology and nature of the region.
  • 10:30 a.m. Guided tour of the archaeological site of Calakmul.
  • 2:30 p.m. Picnic at the archaeological site.
  • 3:30 p.m. Interpretation about Balam Kú.
  • 4:00 p.m. Walk in the jungle. Flora and fauna Observation.
  • 6:00 p.m. Cave of the bats, “volcano bats”.
  • 7:00 p.m. Return to Campeche. End of the day.

Recommendations: Light clothing (avoid bright colors), comfortable shoes and cap. Biodegradable sunscreen and insect repellent. Binoculars.

Approximate cost per person. $ 2,850.00. Includes: Transportation. Visit to the Museum of Archeology and Nature. Tickets. Water, refreshments, picnic in archaeological site. Certified naturalist guide service.

Contact details: Kaan Expeditions

(+52) 983-871-6000 /

Availability: Tuesday-Sunday from 12h to 20h