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Mérida: Uxmal and Chocolate Museum Choco-Story

1. 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.

From Merida: Uxmal, Hacienda Yaxcopoil and Cenote with Lunch

2. 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.

Tour a Uxmal, Cenote y Kabah

3. Tour a Uxmal, Cenote y Kabah

The starting point of our tour. In the morning we will pick up our travelers, who will enjoy a short and pleasant trip to Uxmal, where they will learn about this Mayan city while they enjoy and explore with free time. Then we will visit the majestic site of 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. What has been excavated and restored includes some very unusual elements. Kabah is particularly important because is considered as being the last great Mayan city. Then we will go to the cenote Peba where you will enjoy, swim and relax in the 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.

From Mérida: Uxmal, Hacienda Yaxcopoi, Cenote Tour

4. From Mérida: Uxmal, Hacienda Yaxcopoi, Cenote Tour

Discover the ancient mysteries of Uxmal, one of the most legendary archeological sites in the Yucatan Peninsula, on a full-day tour from Merida; as you gain insight from your knowledgeable guide, and discover the rich legacy left by the Mayan civilization. Your first stop will be Yaxcopoil Hacienda where you can visit the interior of the hacienda, it has its origin in the parcels on the arrival of the Spaniards, it is usually included houses of important value architecture and other minor buildings focused on the works of the field, built in the age of splendor of green gold. Next visit Uxmal, known to many by way of legend, myth, or anecdote, and visit the pyramid of the Magician, and the Governer’s Palace. Afterward, you will visit a cenote which is an underground type of water deposit, where you can enjoy its crystalline waters.

Uxmal, Chocolate museum & cenote

5. Uxmal, Chocolate museum & cenote

In the morning we will pick up our travelers, who will enjoy a short and pleasant trip to Uxmal, where they will learn about this Mayan city while they enjoy 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 Hacienda Uxmal. Then we will go to the cenote Peba where you will enjoy, swim and relax in the unique, 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.

From Merida: Uxmal + Kabah Archaeological Sites Express

6. From Merida: Uxmal + Kabah Archaeological Sites Express

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Yucatan, Mexico, and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of its natural wonders and ancient history. This full-day tour promises an unforgettable experience, complete with round-trip transportation and a delicious lunch. Discover the awe-inspiring ancient city of Uxmal, and unravel the intriguing history of Kabah, all while surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of the Yucatan Peninsula.

From Merida: Uxmal Light and Sound Night Experience Tour

7. From Merida: Uxmal Light and Sound Night Experience Tour

Watch the ancient city of Uxmal come back to life at night on this tour experience with lunch. Take off from Merida to discover the Uxmal archaeological zone through Echoes of Uxmal, a light and sound show that uses video mapping to give you a new perspective of Uxmal. Uxmal is undoubtedly one of the most important archaeological zones in the state of Yucatan. On this tour, meet majestic buildings such as the Great Ball Court, the Pyramid of the Fortune Teller, the Quadrangle of the Nuns, and many more. Come night, witness the story of Uxmal through a magical show of lights and sounds. See a play of light shadows projecting to illuminate the city ruins as the narrative of the ancient city comes to life right before your eyes.

Uxmal: Private Plantations Tour in a Vintage Land Rover

8. Uxmal: Private Plantations Tour in a Vintage Land Rover

Embark on an expedition through the estate grounds of Hacienda Uxmal and take in the beauty of the Mayan Jungle. Take the wheel of a Land Rover Defender Classic to drive through the plantations with your private group and tour the buildings and surrounding Yucatan jungle with a private guide. Pick up the keys to your vintage Land Rover and take a quick test drive to make sure your travels go smoothly. Follow your guide to discover unique spots in the Mayan region of Yucatan, full of dense jungles and traditional Mexican architecture. Reach Hacienda Uxmal for a tour inside its grandiose structures and surrounding plantations that still bear organic fruits and vegetables. See a mix of well-kept facilities and ancient ruins and hear about the history of this Hacienda, or estate, that’s been running since its establishment in 1673. Make your way to a lookout point for panoramic views of the Mayan jungle with the peak of the Uxmal Mayan Pyramids on the horizon. Spend some free time driving around the estate before heading back. Make a quick final stop at nearby citrus groves for a tasting of organic seasonal fruits.

Uxmal, Hacienda Yaxcopoil & Cenote

9. 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.

Yucatán: Uxmal and Hacienda Mucuyché Full-Day Tour

10. Yucatán: Uxmal and Hacienda Mucuyché Full-Day Tour

We start the tour when our guide arrives for you at the lobby of your hotel, we will go to the southwest of Yucatan to see one of the haciendas that opens in 2019 and learn a little about the history and the door to the underworld as the Mayans knew the cenotes . The first stop will be the Z.A Uxmal "the three times built" located 80 km from the Yucatecan capital, to enjoy the architecture of the purest art called Puuc. Its Mayan buildings are worthy of admiration, which still envelop the mysticism of their legends. We will also visit the nuns' quadrangle, the governor's palace, the temple of the fortune teller and the great pyramid. The importance of Uxmal also has to do with the enormous amount of work invested in the construction of its buildings. We will also visit the Mucuyché Hacienda and cenotes, where we will be able to enjoy the history of henequen, what the ruined farmhouse tells us. In that majestic Hacienda we can enjoy its cenotes, one of them bears the name of Carlota; a semi-open cenote, and a passage that connects with the second cenote that is cavern-like where you can still see a lot of history at the bottom of this cenote. Then we will delight ourselves with regional Yucatecan food at the Hacienda Mucuyché restaurant. Then you will have free time in the pool with natural salts and minerals, unique in Yucatan. We will return to Merida.

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What people are saying about Uxmal

Entrance to Uxmal is a bit expensive (~ 20 €) but the site is magnificent! Our guide Israel was excellent and showed us the beautiful Merida cemetery as we left town.

Our guide, Gabriel, was great. Very knowledgeable and diligent in taking us from one point of interest to the other.

It was a great day. Very smooth. Israel was a great guide.