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All entrance fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
After hotel pickup in Merida by air-conditioned minivan, your first stop on the Yucatan Peninsula is Kabah – archeological site of a Mayan city that flourished around the year 800 AD. Situated in a series of low-lying hills, Kabah is known as the second largest religious center in the Puuc-style.
When you arrive, your guide will lead your small group on a one-hour tour of the grounds and enlighten you about the significance of each feature. See Kabah’s beautiful Palace, located on a high esplanade forming a quadrangle, and visit the Codz Pop, or Palace of the Masks, famous for its impressive facade of more than 250 masks of the rain god, Chaac. Admire these figures, as well as statues of Mayan rulers, all finely cut from stone and positioned in a magnificent design.
Follow your guide through the Arch of Kabah, which marks the entrance to the Sacbe, an ancient path that links Kabah to Uxmal. Then, hop back in your vehicle for a short drive to Uxmal, where you’ll spend three hours admiring impressive structures designed with geometrical figures and see more masks of the Mayan’s most significant deity, Chaac.
At the Nunnery Quadrangle, whose friezes represent owls and serpents, learn about the meaning of the four multi-level buildings arranged around a central plaza. Look up at the oval-shaped Pyramid of the Magician (the Pyramid of the Soothsayer), unrivaled in the beauty of its precise design. View more than 100 images of Chaac on the façade of the Governor’s Palace, where a central doorway was built in astronomical alignment with the planets.
You'll also visit the Choco Story Museum. Here, learn about the history of cocoa, its importance to the Mayas, the way it's cultivated and the traditional process to make chocolate. Then, explore the beautiful botanical gardens of the Hacienda Uxmal Hotel as you dine on a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, your guide will gather your small group for the return trip to Merida, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Pick up service at all major hotels.
Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
Admission ticket to the Choco Story Museum
Entrance fees to archeological site Uxmal and Kabah
Free use of The Lodge at Uxmal facilities: swimming pool, towel, lounge chairs.
Lunch at Historic Hacienda Uxmal
Free access to Uxmal’s First Explorers Gallery located at the main house of the Hotel Hacienda Uxmal, favorite of royalty and dignitaries
Meals and beverages not mentioned before.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please note: it is recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and bring a water bottle and swimsuit
The next hotels have meeting point: HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, HAMPTON, MESON DE LA LUNA AND SPA, MISION EXPRESS MERIDA ALTABRISA, CITY EXPRESS, HACIENDA MISNE. The meeting point is at Gray Line Office (Street 60 Av. Colon LOCAL #9 PLAZA BONITA). Please confirm your schedule
If your travel date is on Sunday, we do not have pick-ups. The meeting point is Gray Line Office (Street 60 Av. Colon LOCAL #9 PLAZA BONITA) at 9:00 am.
Tour departs from most Merida hotels
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point at approximately 5pm