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From Mérida: Uxmal and Kabah Guided Tour with Lunch

1. From Mérida: Uxmal and Kabah Guided Tour with Lunch

Visit the ancient Mayan city of Uxmal and the Archaeological Zone of Kabah on this guided tour starting from Mérida. Spend the day getting to know Mayan culture at these historic sites and enjoy a traditional Mexican meal for lunch. Experience two of the most legendary archeological sites in the Yucatan Peninsula and gain insight into the rich legacy left by the Mayan civilization with the help of an expert guide. Stop first in Uxmal, known to many by way of legend, myth, or anecdote. Visit the pyramid of the Magician and the Governer’s Palace before seeing the Kabah archeological site and its iconic arch.  After sightseeing, finish your cultural day recharging with a traditional Mexican lunch before drop-off back in Mérida.

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From Mérida: Uxmal, Hacienda Yaxcopoil and Cenote with Lunch

2. From Mérida: Uxmal, Hacienda Yaxcopoil and Cenote with Lunch

Explore the rich culture and heritage of Mexico on a day trip to Uxmal, Yaxcopoil, and Cenote Peba. Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off in Mérida, and enjoy a delicious lunch during the tour. After pickup from selected hotels, head to Hacienda Yaxcopoil, a colonial estate. Admire the arched buildings of this country house, wander through the large halls, and see the original furnishings. Stroll in the lush gardens and learn about the hacienda’s history, from its origins to the henequen industry. Continue back in time to the pre-Hispanic era, with a guided tour of Uxmal. Discover the features and architectural style that make this Mayan archaeological site unique. Climb the Pyramid of the Fortune Teller, see the Quadrangle of the Nuns, and enter the Governor’s Palace. 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.

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From Merida: Uxmal Light and Sound Night Experience Tour

3. 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.

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From Cancún & Riviera Maya: 2-Day Yucatán Peninsula Tour

4. From Cancún & Riviera Maya: 2-Day Yucatán Peninsula Tour

Discover the culture, history, and traditions of the Yucatán Peninsula on this 2-day tour. Day 1Get picked up from your hotel and travel straight to the Chichen-Itza archeological complex. Witness the Pyramid of Kukulkan, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World and The Temple of Warriors, among other sites at the complex. Learn more about Mayan culture and the Mayan people's impact on astronomy and mathematics. After all that exploring, cool down with a refreshing dip in one of Mexico's most famous cenotes, Ik-Kil. In the afternoon, visit the peninsula's capital, Merida. Enjoy a guided tour of the city and see colonial houses, the main square, and the famous Paseo de Montejo avenue. After your tour, check in to your 4*-hotel for the night. Day 2After breakfast at the hotel, head to the Uxmal archeological site, where 2 stunning twin pyramids await you. Climb to the top of the Magician's Pyramid and witness its unique architecture. Afterward, visit an all-female monastery, the house of the governor, and the Temple of Turtles. Later, visit a cocoa plantation and discover the history of this delicious drink. Learn an ancient preparation ritual and finish your visit with a traditionally-brewed cup of cocoa. In the afternoon, visit the ancient village of Yashkopoil, which is named after an ancient farmstead. Take a walk around the farm and learn about the history of its former inhabitants. Finally, head to the town of Izamal. Be amazed at the town's all-yellow architecture and visit a museum built in a former monastery. See the town's colonial buildings and ancient pyramids on a horse cab ride before heading back to Cancún in the evening.

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Uxmal: Vintage Land Rover Expedition to Uxmal Cenotes

5. Uxmal: Vintage Land Rover Expedition to Uxmal Cenotes

Embark on an adventurous expedition through the wilds of the Yucatán jungle in Uxmal on board a vintage Land Rover. Discover the natural wonder of cenotes while admiring local wildlife and scenery. Take advantage of included entry to 2 cenotes. Meet your guide, then hop on a classic Land Rover vehicle for an unforgettable experience inside the Yucatán jungle. Prepare to cross the same adventurous paths taken by the first explorers in the area. Visit 2 cenotes, where you’ll experience magical entrances to another world and the fountain of life for the Mayans. Choose to swim and refresh yourself in their clear and fresh underground waters before the end of your experience.

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Uxmal with Private Guide and Transportation from Merida

6. Uxmal with Private Guide and Transportation from Merida

You will be picked up from your hotel in Merida at the time of your preference aboard a luxury Mercedes Benz vehicle. Go directly from your hotel to Uxmal’s Archaeological Site, known by many as place of legend and myth. It is situated within a series of hills known as the Puuc or “mountainous area” in the Mayan language.  In this amazing archaeological site a private bilingual guide will take you to explore colossal constructions like the Magicians Pyramid, the Governors Palace, the Dove’s Temple and the Nuns Quadrangle. The archaeological structures and buildings located throughout Uxmal are ornamented with geometrical figures and masks of the rain god, Chaac. The rain god was considered by the Maya people as one of the most important of their deities. After your visit you will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious lunch at the restaurants of either the beautiful Hacienda Uxmal or in the gardens of the Lodge at Uxmal surrounded by unique Maya Palapas (at your own expense). Visit the Choco Story Museum to learn about the history of cocoa, its importance to the Mayas, the way it is cultivated and the traditional process to make chocolate. You will return to your hotel in Merida at your time of preference aboard a private Mercedes Benz vehicle.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Uxmal is definitely worth a visit, despite what little can be seen of it due to covid restrictions. The meal was quite good, soup, chicken and dessert, with a vegetarian option if needed. The guide was interesting and knowledgeable. On the other hand, the cenote is by far not the most beautiful there is. Pity !