Campeche: A World Heritage Journey from Merida

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Campeche: A World Heritage Journey from Merida

From $178.50 per person

Learn the folklore and history of Campeche state on a tour from Merida. Discover the home of the Panama hat in Becal. Then explore Campeche city's historic areas. Go to its largest fortress and enjoy some free time to admire the old city gates.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the village of Becal and watch local artisans make Panama hats
  • Explore the ancient fortifications of the walled city of Campeche
  • Enjoy a tasty lunch, including some local dishes
Full description
Travel to the small village of Becal on the borders of Yucatan and Campeche states. Upon arrival, go to a 17th-century colonial church. Then see the Parque de los Sombreros, known for its monument to big hats! Learn how Panama hats are made using jipi-japa fiber. Watch a demonstration by artisans who have worked inside caves for generations in order to preserve the quality of the palm fronds.  Next, transfer to Campeche. Located on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the walled city is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During colonial times, it was a fortress city designed to protect against pirate attacks. Stop at Fuerte San Miguel to admire the largest fortress in Campeche. Dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, the fortress is now an archaeological museum of Mayan artifacts from Calakmul. Explore the historic district of Campeche and enjoy a tasty lunch with local dishes. You are then free to explore on your own. Go to the beautiful cathedral and old city gates, such as Puerta de Mar and Puerta de Tierra. 
Includes
  • Round trip transportation from the meeting point in Merida
  • Bilingual certified guide
  • Admission fee to the Mayan Archaeological Museum
  • Lunch
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Beverages at lunch
  • Optional gratuities
  • Souvenirs and personal expenses
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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  • Please bring comfortable clothes, walking shoes, sunglasses, a hat and extra cash for souvenirs and personal expenses
  • Please verify your nearest meeting point and schedule
  • This activity includes a Tour Protection policy. In case of any event dial the relevant number shown on your voucher. Call Center bilingual personnel is available 24/7.
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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5
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Great history and I wanna go back with my husband. I know he’ll love the scenery, ppl and architecture.

February 23, 2020

Excellent guide. Fabulous lunch. Great day.

February 2, 2020

excellent guide. very informative. beautiful city. enjoyed everything about the trip.

February 1, 2020

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