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  • From Cancún: Chichén Itzá & Cenote Maya Full-Day Tour

    1. From Cancún: Chichén Itzá & Cenote Maya Full-Day Tour

    Start your day with pick up from your hotel in the Riviera Maya or Cancun between 6 AM-7:30 AM. After arriving at Chichen Itza between 9:30-10:00 AM, start your 2-hour and 15-minute tour of the archaeological site. The name, Chichen Itza means “water well of the Itzan people” and it was the capital of the Maya area and its most revered center of worship. Walk through remarkable buildings and get detailed explanations provided by your expert guide during the tour. Arrive at Cenote Maya Native Park at approximately 1:30 PM and spend approximately 2.5 hours in the park.  Visit and refresh yourself at Cenote Maya and descend into the region’s most impressive cenote. Its crystal-clear waters and geological formations make it an impressive natural jewel. Ascend from the underworld through a tunnel or use the large wooden staircase.   Optional activities include swimming, diving, and rappellin...

    Amazing experience!Chichen Itza was trully impressive,a unique structure!we were there when it opened in order to avoid the crowds and not to be so hot!Cenote Maya was our first cenote and it was breathtaking!we were expecting something great but it was an amazing experience,with rappeling and ziplining!The maya village was also very nice and traditional,something you definitely have ti see!Definitely recommend it!Our guide Debbi was amazing!

  • Uxmal & Kabah Full-Day Tour from Merida

    2. Uxmal & Kabah Full-Day Tour from Merida

    Discover some of the highest representations of Mayan art and architecture on this 6-hour tour from Merida to the ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Uxmal, and the large archaeological site of Kabah. First, drive 65 miles south to the pre-Hispanic town of Uxmal, which dates from between 700 and 1000 AD. Built on a layout revealing the Mayans knowledge of astronomy, tour the Pyramid of the Magician, Quadrangle of the Nuns, and Palace of the Governor to see why many consider Uxmal to be the high point of Mayan art. Continue to the ruins of Kabah, a Mayan archaeological site connected to the ruins of Uxmal by an 11-mile (18 kilometer) raised pedestrian causeway. The largest archaeological site in Puuc, after Uxmal, admire the hundreds of stone masks of the long-nosed rain god Chaac on the façade of the Palace of the Masks. The name "Kabah" or "Kabaah" is thought to come from the ...

    Spent an incredibly informative and in-depth visit to Uxmal. The guide certainly knows his stuff and taught our small group a lot about the Mayan cultures through the amazing constructions. We had a perfect tour, everything was great!

  • Uxmal with Private Guide and Transportation from Merida

    3. Uxmal with Private Guide and Transportation from Merida

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Merida at the time of your preference aboard a luxury Mercedes Benz vehicle. Go directly from your hotel to Uxmal’s Archaeological Site, known by many as place of legend and myth. It is situated within a series of hills known as the Puuc or “mountainous area” in the Mayan language.  In this amazing archaeological site a private bilingual guide will take you to explore colossal constructions like the Magicians Pyramid, the Governors Palace, the Dove’s Temple and the Nuns Quadrangle. The archaeological structures and buildings located throughout Uxmal are ornamented with geometrical figures and masks of the rain god, Chaac. The rain god was considered by the Maya people as one of the most important of their deities. After your visit you will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious lunch at the restaurants of either the beautiful Hacienda Uxmal o...

  • Dzibilchaltun and Progreso: Full-Day Trip from Mérida

    4. Dzibilchaltun and Progreso: Full-Day Trip from Mérida

    Dzibilchaltun is one of the most impressive Mayan astronomical centers unearthed to date. Visit this archeological site on a full-day trip from Mérida, and see its cenote (underground river) as well. You’ll make a stop at the parador turistico of Uaymitun to see the famous pink flamingos and other birds before continuing on the port of Progreso. Dzibilchaltún is located in the Mexican state of Yucatan, about 17 miles north of the historical city of Mérida. The most famous structure at the Mayan site is the Temple of the 7 Dolls, so named because of 7 small effigies found at the site when the temple was discovered by archaeologists in the 1950s. At the time of the spring equinox, the rising sun shines through the temple, passing directly through one window and out of a window on the opposite side. Later you’ll visit Progreso de Castro, named in honor of its founder, Juan Miguel Castro...

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What people are saying about Yucatán

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Amazing experience!Chichen Itza was trully impressive,a unique structure!we were there when it opened in order to avoid the crowds and not to be so hot!Cenote Maya was our first cenote and it was breathtaking!we were expecting something great but it was an amazing experience,with rappeling and ziplining!The maya village was also very nice and traditional,something you definitely have ti see!Definitely recommend it!Our guide Debbi was amazing!

Spent an incredibly informative and in-depth visit to Uxmal. The guide certainly knows his stuff and taught our small group a lot about the Mayan cultures through the amazing constructions. We had a perfect tour, everything was great!

Absolutely to be recommended !! Our tour guide Eduardo made the stay something very special! Worth every penny - thank you very much !!

Great tour

We had an excellent guide in Raoul and a very interesting day.

Great guide, great organization, always happy with GYG