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From Mérida: Uxmal, Kabah, and Cenote Guided Tour

From Mérida: Uxmal, Kabah, and Cenote Guided Tour

In the morning we will pick you up, we will go to Uxmal, you will learn about this Magestic Mayan city while you enjoy, take photos and explore with free time. Then we will visit Kabah. While Kabah’s archaeological zone isn’t as grand or extensive as Uxmal's, it has a few unique features that make it well worth visiting as Kabah is particularly important because is considered as being the last great Mayan city. On our last stop , we will go to the Peba cenote, where you will enjoy, swim and relax in this small cenote with crystal waters. Upon returning we will take you to Santa Lucia's Park, one of the city's most iconic and central places where you can find restaurants, bars, and shops or we can drop you off on the same spot we pick you up.

From Merida: Uxmal and Kabah Archaeological Sites Tour

From Merida: Uxmal and Kabah Archaeological Sites Tour

Meet your guide at a downtown location in Merida on Paseo Montejo and hop aboard a van to begin your trip. Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Yucatan and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of its natural wonders and ancient history. Arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Uxmal, purchase your tickets, and discover the fascinating ruins with a guide. Move on to Kabah, another iconic ancient Mayan settlement, to further delve into this interesting civilization. Finally, start the journey back to Merida and relax while surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Uxmal, Choco-Story Museum & Cenote From Merida

Uxmal, Choco-Story Museum & Cenote From Merida

In the morning we will pick you up, we will go to Uxmal, you will learn about this Magestic Mayan city while you enjoy, take photos and explore with free time. Then we will visit the chocolate museum "Choco-Story". This museum recovers the history showing its thousand-year-old Mayan cacao ways of preparation. In addition to the tour of the museum, you can visit the botanical gardens with cocoa trees and the animal shelter, where you can admire endemic fauna that has been rescued. The museo is a replica of the old Uxmal Hacienda. Then we will go to Peba Cenote, where you will enjoy, swim and relax in the small, unique with crystal waters of this magical wonder. Upon returning we will take you to Santa Lucia's Park, one of the city's most iconic and central places where you can find restaurants, bars, and shops or to your hotel/hostal.

Mérida: Uxmal and Chocolate Museum Choco-Story

Mérida: Uxmal and Chocolate Museum Choco-Story

Enhance your Merida visit by embarking on a guided cultural tour. Our expert cultural guide will lead us as we commence our journey along the Puuc Route, starting in the ancient city of Uxmal. Uxmal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands as one of the most pivotal cities in the Mayan world, sharing its significance with Chichén Itzá. Our adventure continues as we explore The Yucatan Choco Story Museum which is a delightful and educational destination for chocolate enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Located in the heart of Yucatan, Mexico, this interactive museum offers a captivating journey through the rich history of cocoa. Visitors can trace the fascinating origins of cocoa, exploring its ancient roots and global significance. The museum brings to life the story of cocoa's cultivation, distribution, and its various uses throughout history, shedding light on its role in shaping cultures and traditions around the world. One of the most captivating aspects of the Yucatan Choco Story Museum is its focus on the Mayan civilization's ancient methods of cocoa preparation. Guests can immerse themselves in the millennia-old Mayan techniques, gaining a deeper appreciation for the cultural importance of cocoa in this region. Whether you're a chocolate lover or a history enthusiast, a visit to the Yucatan Choco Story Museum promises an enriching experience that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the delicious and culturally significant world of cocoa.

Uxmal, Kabah and Chocolate Museum Tour From Merida

Uxmal, Kabah and Chocolate Museum Tour From Merida

Discover the Uxmal archaeological site on a guided tour. Walk through structures that highlight the Puuc style of the area and hold mysteries and legends. Visit the Kabah archaeological site, known as the second-largest religious center in the Puuc style. End your tour at the Choco Story museum. Start your tour with a visit to the Uxmal archaeological site. Walk through the structures that highlight the Puuc style of the area and hold mysteries and legends. Next, visit the Kabah archaeological site, known as the second-largest religious center in the Puuc style. Declared a State Park since 1993, the oldest reference to this settlement is found in the Chilam Balam of Chumayel. The name Kabáh comes from the Yucatec Maya kab, meaning hand, and ah, which refers to the pronoun he. It is translated as "The lord of the strong and powerful hand." End your tour at the Choco Story museum. Learn about the ancient history of cacao, from its origins, distribution, and uses around the world, to the ancient Maya methods of preparation. Walk through the museum and visit the botanical gardens with cacao trees. Complement your visit with a tour of the animal refuge, where you can admire rescued endemic fauna. Visit the meliponary and an area of games for children.

Uxmal: Tour to Uxmal and cenotes with local (from Mérida)

Uxmal: Tour to Uxmal and cenotes with local (from Mérida)

We will delve into the Mayan culture and the local way of life. We will start the day visiting the ancient Maya city of Uxmal where you will walk through its marvelous ruins and get to know the most important representative of the Puuc architectural style; after the ruins we'll have lunch in a charming little town and try the local food in a typical eatery; afterwards we will visit two of the most amazing off-the-beaten-path cenotes in Yucatan where you will have the opportunity to swimm in its crystal clear waters and explore its majestic caves.

From Merida: Uxmal, Hacienda Yaxcopoil and Cenote with Lunch

From Merida: Uxmal, Hacienda Yaxcopoil and Cenote with Lunch

Explore the culture and heritage of Mexico with a tour of Uxmal, Yaxcopoil, and Cenote Peba. Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off in Merida, and enjoy a delicious lunch en route. After pick-up from your selected hotel, proceed to the colonial site Hacienda Yaxcopoil. Explore the locked rooms of the palace, walk through the halls, and see original artifacts. Walk through the lush gardens and learn about the history of the estate, from its origins to the henequen industry. Travel back to pre-Hispanic times on a guided tour of Uxmal. Explore the features and architecture that make up Mayan archaeological sites. Climb the Pyramid of Wealth, visit the nunnery, and enter the Governor's Palace. After the tour and swimming time, there will be time for lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Merida. Stop to enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant, before continuing to Cenote Peba. Cool down with a swim in the beautiful cenote, soak in the natural beauty, and feel the benefits of this mineral-filled water on your skin. At the end of your tour, you’ll be dropped off back at your hotel.

Uxmal: Archeological Site Guided Walking Tour with Entry Fee

Uxmal: Archeological Site Guided Walking Tour with Entry Fee

Step onto the hallowed grounds of Uxmal and meet your guide. Depending on the option you choose, explore the Archeological Site with a private guide or in a group. As you stroll through the ruins, marvel at the architectural wonders created by the ancient Mayans. Stop to admire the Pyramid of the Magician, a colossal structure with unique elliptical sides, that dominates the skyline. Continue to the Nunnery Quadrangle, adorned with intricate carvings and lattice-like stonework, and learn about the tales of religious rituals and celestial observations. Stop outside the Governor's Palace, a sprawling complex adorned with detailed sculptures. Learn about the government and societal structure of the city from your guide before strolling back through the meticulously planned city, adorned with plazas, ball courts, and ceremonial platforms.

Merida: Uxmal and Kabah Ruins Tour with Chocolate History

Merida: Uxmal and Kabah Ruins Tour with Chocolate History

Discover the Mayan ruins of Uxmal and Kabah on a full-day tour from Merida. Learn about the history of these ancient sites and enjoy a 3-course meal at a local restaurant. Visit a chocolate factory and take part in a Mayan ceremony. Follow your guide on a tour of the site and learn about the history of this Mayan settlement. Then, enjoy some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Next, visit the Kabah ruins and learn about the reasoning the Mayans had when they were building everything among other interesting facts. Enjoy some free time and then head to a local restaurant for a 3-course meal. After lunch, visit an artisanal Mayan chocolate factory. Learn about the ways to create chocolate from authentic Mayan people. Take part in a tasting and a Mayan ceremony before returning to Merida.

Uxmal, Hacienda Yaxcopoil & Cenote

Uxmal, Hacienda Yaxcopoil & Cenote

An excursion thought of the experience of feeling the Mayan culture, of its flavor not only in its gastronomy as well, of its art of traditions that have been masterfully preserved in recent years. Everything will start by visiting the old Yaxcopoil hacienda where it has been kept alive since its construction until today. We will arrive at the imposing Mayan city of Uxmal archaeological zone where we will tell you how important it was, such as the Mayan architecture that is preserved to date, the legends that surround this city until the moment of its fall. Our second stop will be a beautiful cenote. You should not miss this beautiful opportunity to swim in this magical place where they are unique in the world, he will be in charge of transporting us to the Mayan kitchen.

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Overall rating

4.7
(37 reviews)

The trip was a great success. The tour guide Mauricio and the driver Pablo looked after us very well. Mauricio moderated the tour very skillfully in Spanish and English and gave us lots of insights and looked after all the participants very well. The tour was rounded off with a very delicious meal. We were very pleased that almost everything was included. Mauricio left tips for the group everywhere. We can highly recommend the tour!

We had a great time. The sites are very beautiful, the hours we were there there were few people. The guide, Sergio, was excellent, he took the time to explain the different sites to us in English and Spanish. Plus he was Maya himself! Little extra: the fact that we were less than 10 people allowed us to exchange with other participants and not be too busy with transport!

We had a perfect day with Eric! The tour is very well planned, the visit of Uxmal in the morning is perfect to enjoy the site quite empty. The lunch in a local restaurant was delicious and the two Cenotes were very different but both absolutely beautiful. Eric is really kind and will answer all the questions you might have about Mexico. 100% recommended!

Great trip - very helpful enthusiast & informative guide. Uxmal & Kabah were breathtaking in their own right & complimented nicely our Chichen Itza the previous day. Less crowds as well for an incredible trip down history lane of the Myan civilisation. 10 out 10. ……. Lunch was classic Mexican & great quality.

Great guide. Perfect timing, arriving before the crowds.