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ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES OF YUCATAN

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES OF YUCATAN

$ 1350 USD per person / Price based on 10 People / 10 days

Please note this price is based on 10 travelers. It applies only on this particular itinerary with all the inclusions and details written below, and on specific seasons of the year. If you want to make any change or suggest your own itinerary, please contact us for more information. We can customize any itinerary for you adapting us to your requirements and giving you a very unique experience.

TOUR OVERVIEW

Enjoy the ancient archaeological sites of Yucatan. From the Impressive site of Chichen Itza to the amazing Pyramids of Uxmal. Also discover the hidden archaeological sites that most tourists don’t visit. During this tour you will discover the hidden archaeological sites from diverse periods of the Mayan architecture.

  • Departure
    Merida, Yucatan
  • Departure Time
    According to your schedule
  • Recommendations
    • Bring sunscreen and mosquito repellent.
    • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
    • Bring extra money for your personal expenses.
  • Highlights
    • Rediscover the past by visiting various archaeological sites from every architectural Mayan period.
    • Experience one of the most famous archaeological sites of the Mayas in Yucatan.
    • Learn more about the ancient mayan civilization.
    • Climb the mayan pyramids in Yucatan like the Mayas used to do.
    • Visit one of the New7Wonders of the World.
  • Inclusions
    • Transfer airport – hotel – airport
    • Private transportation for all scheduled activities
    • English speaking Tour Conductor throughout
    • Entrance fee to: Mayapan, Santa Barbara Cenote, Lol-tun, Uxmal, Kabah, Ek Balam, Coba, Chichen Itza, Museum at Campeche, Edzná, Calakmul, Dzibichaltun, Maya Museum in Merida, Xcambo and San Crisanto mangroves
    • Hotel nights in the following: Mérida (8) Gran Real or similar, Xpujil (1) To be confirmed
    • 9 Breakfasts
    • 1 Lunch at Xpujil Hotel
    • 3 Dinners (Welcome dinner, Xpujil and farewell dinner.
    • All local taxes
  • Exclusions
    • Air fares.
    • Meals not specified.
    • Beverages at meals.
    • Personal expenses.
    • Passports, visas or permits to enter Mexico.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Tips to driver and guide.
    • Other entrances.
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Day 1 Welcome to Merida
Welcome to Merida City! Today after your arrival to Mérida's Airport your driver will be waiting for you. He will drive you to the Hotel and after the check in you will have the rest of the day to discover the nearby places by your own.
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Day 2 Mayapan + Santa Barbara Cenotes
To start the day, you will have a warm welcome at our hotel. Then you will visit the Mayan ruins of Mayapan which is considered the last great Mayan city. The city was still alive when the Spaniards arrived to the region and by that time, it was still an important and powerful urban center. Then you will go to the beautiful Santa Barbara Cenotes where you will refresh yourself swimming in the clear waters of this underground rivers.
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Day 3 Grutas de Loltun + Kabah + Uxmal + Lunch en Muna
Today you will start your day visiting the underground loltun dry caves with amazing formations of stalactites and stalagmites. You will also visit the most important cities of the Central Puuc region. Very close from this site, you will be able to go to the archeological site of Uxmal and Kabah, This splendid sites show how elaborated and decorated is the Puuc Style compared to the rest of the Mayan sites. The Mayan temples are still well preserved. To finish the day off you will have lunch in Muna’s local market.
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Day 4 Izamal + Ek Balam + Valladolid
Today you will visit two magic towns of Yucatan. First, you will visit the Magic Town of Izamal. Then, on your way, you will find the archaeological site of Ek Balam. The name means black jaguar and it is famous for owning the enormous elaborate Acropolis pyramid. Following this activity, you will learn about the history of the colonial city of Valladolid, the second Magic Town.
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Day 5 Coba + Chichen Itza
Today you will visit Chichen Itza, one of the best known and well-restored archaeological sites of the Yucatan. Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was named one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World.” To continue with your journey you will visit the site of Coba with one of the highest pyramids in Mexico.
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Day 6 Campeche + Edzna
This morning you will visit the ancient Mayan city of Edzna, which is located in the state of Campeche. Archaeologists believe that this Mayan city was influenced by the Itza family, which is important for its presence in Chichen Itza. After visiting Edzna you will arrive in San Francisco de Campeche, a beautiful walled city, perfect for photography and exploration and capital of the state. Since it still has remaining’s from the time pirates invaded. Campeche is considered a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
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Day 7 Calakmul + Merida
During this day you will discover the amazing site of Calakmul where you’ll be marveled by the pyramids inside the Campeche jungle. This is a very different archaeological site that will show you the variety of Mayan architecture styles.
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Day 8 Dzibichaltun and Maya Museum in Merida
Today you will go to Dzibilchaltun, an ancient Mayan city very close from Merida. Its name means “writing on flat stones”. It’s home of the beautiful “Temple of the dolls” and a beautiful open Cenote. Back in Merida, you will visit the Maya Museum which is a world-class museum. The Gran Museo del Mundo Maya has a permanent collection of more than 1100 remarkably well-preserved artifacts.
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Day 9 Xcambo + San Crisanto Mangroves + Progreso Beach
Join us in this adventure and discover Xcambó, an ancient Mayan city and the only one located in the Yucatecan coast. Its strategic location turned this port into an important economic center of the ancient Mayas. Then, visit the beautiful mangroves in San Crisanto. Enjoy a boat ride and admire local wild life. Discover the “ojo de agua”, a fresh spring within the mangroves and home of various species, where you can take a relaxing swim. At the end, you will stop at Progreso beach to admire the main port of Yucatan.
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Day 10 Depart Mexico
This is the Last day in Merida City, after breakfast your driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby to take you to the Merida's International Airport, this is where the trip ends, see you soon Mexico!