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Yucatán: Loltun Cave and Puuc Route Full-Day Tour

Yucatán: Loltun Cave and Puuc Route Full-Day Tour

From US$ 102 per person

Visit the Maya paintings in the Loltun Caves; a vast underground world which provided water and clay to ancient people as far back as 5,000 B.C. On this day tour of the Puuc Route, you'll also see Maya decorations at the ruins of Sayil, Xlapac, and Labna.

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Duration 8 hours
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English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Puuc Route of the Yucatán, an area rich in Maya ruins
  • Visit the Loltun Caves, the largest known caves in the Yucatán
  • See the start of the ancient Maya highway from Labná to Uxmal
  • Find evidence of settlements dating from the Pleistocene cave paintings
Full description
This 8-hour sightseeing tour of the Puuc Route in the Mexico's Yucatán peninsula will take you to the ruins of Sayil, Xlapac, and Labná, where the architecture is reminiscent of the Roman and Greek archaeological sites in Europe. The Loltun caves (Mayan for "Stone Flower") are part of the extensive cave system located in the southern state of Yucatan, Mexico, about 3 miles (5 kilometers) south of Oxkutzcab and 66 miles (110 kilometers) southeast of Mérida. Among the most important findings in Loltun is evidence of settlements dating from the Pleistocene cave paintings, including negative human hands, faces, animals, and stepped frets. Mayan sculptures and tools, and even the bones of bison, mammoths, and saber-toothed tigers have also been discovered, which gives evidence of climate change that the area has endured. The remains of the Maya cities reveal an architectural style that is now known as the Puuc style, one of 5 architectural styles of the Maya culture which is rich in decoration and columns. The Puuc route includes a beautiful palace at Sayil that featured 90 bedrooms for some 350 people. You will also see carved stones and restored pyramids at Xlapac, and a much-photographed arch at Labná that is thought to be the entrance to the Maya highway that went all the way to Uxmal.
Includes
  • Round-trip transfers
  • Admission tickets
  • Lunch
  • Optional gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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  • Please contact a Mexitours representative to confirm your hotel pick-up time at least 24 hours in advance using the phone number listed on your voucher, or send an e-mail including your hotel name and any special requests.
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Great tour

We had an excellent guide and an interesting day.

May 15, 2019

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