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From Mérida: Yucatán Mayan History & Colonial Convent Route

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Discover the Yucatán Peninsula's Mayan and Colonial past on the Colonial Convent Route. See multiple Mayan ruins, colonial churches and more with your expert guide.
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Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup optional

• Any hotel in downtown Mérida • Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled departure time

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  • Visit multiple historical Mayan sites with structures to see, such as temples
  • Follow the Colonial Convent route to discover some typical Colonial Yucatán architecture
  • Learn all about the route and historical importance from your expert local guide
  • Discover gems such as the Chilam Balam, a historical Mayan text of great spiritual importance
  • Enjoy lunch on your trip back to your accommodation in Mérica
Full description
Explore both the Mayan and Colonial history of the Yucatán Peninsula on a guided morning trip of the Convent Route. 

After meeting your guide in downtown Mérida, head to the town of Acanceh first, where you will see both Mayan and Colonial-era buildings. Take in wondrous structures such as the Great Pyramid, the Temple of Stuccos, a colonial church, as well as a modern-day church.

Next up is Tecoh, where you will see the Convent of the Virgin of the Assumption, dating from 1751. Learn how the convent is built on a Mayan pyramid, and has a small market and church.

After that is Mayapán, the old Mayan capital of the Yucatán Peninsula. Discover how it held an alliance with 2 other Mayan cities— Chichén Itza and Uxmal—as you explore its 4000 mounds, structures and pyramids. 

Head to Tekit next, a small town where you can explore some Colonial churches. See the Chapel of San Cristóbal and Parroquia de San Antonio de Padua Church, containing paintings dating from the 16th century. 

Enjoy the last stop at Chumayel, where you will find the historical Mayan Books of Chilam Balam, an insight into Mayan life in the Colonial period. Find here also the local temple and Convent of the Virgen de la Concepción. 

Finish up your whirlwind trip with lunch in a local Mayan town before being dropped back at your accommodation in Mérida.
  • Entry
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Expert guide
  • Travel insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

• Address: Calle 55 504, Parque Santa Lucia, Centro, 97000 Mérida. This is the Local Partner's office. • Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled departure time

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Pickup is unfortunately not available from hostels or apartments. In these cases, please choose the meeting point option.
• Temperatures can get very hot on-trip

From US$ 87.18 per person