Explore one of the greatest Mayan ceremonial centers on a full-day tour of Uxmal. See the Pyramid of the Magician, Quadrangle of the Nuns, and more. Then, visit the ruins of Kabah, one of the largest archaeological sites in the Yucatan.
What to Expect
Discover some of the highest representations of Mayan art and architecture on this 6-hour tour from Merida to the ruins of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Uxmal, and the large archaeological site of Kabah.
First, drive 65 miles south to the pre-Hispanic town of Uxmal, which dates from between 700 and 1000 AD. Built on a layout revealing the Mayans knowledge of astronomy, tour the Pyramid of the Magician, Quadrangle of the Nuns, and Palace of the Governor to see why many consider Uxmal to be the high point of Mayan art.
Continue to the ruins of Kabah, a Mayan archaeological site connected to the ruins of Uxmal by an 11-mile (18 kilometer) raised pedestrian causeway. The largest archaeological site in Puuc, after Uxmal, admire the hundreds of stone masks of the long-nosed rain god Chaac on the façade of the Palace of the Masks.
The name "Kabah" or "Kabaah" is thought to come from the archaic Mayan for "Iron Fist,” and is mentioned in pre-Columbian Mayan chronicles. At one time, the site had a number of sculpted panels and lintels depicting scenes of warfare, most of which have now been moved to museums.
What's Not Included
- Optional gratuities
Know Before You Go
• 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