Yucatan Experience and Puuc Route

YUCATAN EXPERIENCE: GUIDED TOUR OF THE PUUC ROUTE, LOLTUN AND CHICHEN ITZA

DAY 1. (WEDNESDAY) CANCÚN – UXMAL – MÉRIDA

Your exciting multi-day Yucatan tour begins with an early morning departure from Cancun heading to the Uxmal Mayan ruins, one of the most important cities in Mayan history. Uxmal is a recognized World Heritage Site for its importance in history, the architecture and the detailed Puuc ornamentations. Here you will visit: The Governor’s Palace, The Quadrangle of the Nuns and The House of the Turtles. Time for a delicious regional lunch (Does not include drinks). After your guided tour of Uxmal, we will go directly to the city of Mérida, founded in 1542 by Francisco de Montejo and built on the site of the ancient Mayan city of T’ho.

You will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city of Merida including the impressive historic center and the European feel of Paseo de Montejo. You’ll check in to your Merida hotel for the evening and enjoy a leisurely dinner.

DAY 2. (THURSDAY) PUUC ROUTE AND THE LOLTÚN CAVES

After breakfast at your Merida hotel, we’ll meet early to head to the famous Puuc Route. This route is the perfect way to get to know the interior of Yucatan with a journey to the archaeological zones with an architectural and ornamental style called Puuc. Here we can admire the places of: Sayil, Labná, and Xlapak. After exploring the Mayan ruins of the Puuc Route, you will have the opportunity to visit the Loltún caves, which in Maya means “Flower of Stone”.

These caves attract attention because they have found evidence of human settlements from 400 to 700 years ago, as a religious center and a place of refuge. At the end of the Loltun caves tours we will have time for lunch (drinks not included) and we will return to the city of Merida, where we will stay.

DAY 3. (FRIDAY) MÉRIDA – CHICHÉN ITZÁ – CANCÚN

After breakfast in your Merida hotel, we will kick the day off with a visit to Izamal, a charming Colonial town founded in 1553 by Franciscan monks where all the houses are painted yellow. Here you will visit the main attractions of Izamal and admire the Ex Convent of San Antonio de Padua, which is considered to be the second largest atrium in the world. world, just behind St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican. Finally, we will head for the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan city in the world.

Declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 by UNESCO and a New Wonder of the World since 2007, the Chichen Itza Mayan ruins have welcomed millions of visitors to explore the Main Esplanade, the Observatory, the Ball Court (the largest in Mesoamerica!), the Courtyard of the Thousand Columns, the Temple of the Warriors and the Sacred Cenote, as well as the spectacular Pyramid of Kukulcán. After the tour of the archaeological zone we will have time for a regional lunch (does not include drinks) and at the end we will return to the city of Cancun.

An exciting 3 day Yucatan tour full of adventure and history, explore the Puuc Route, Uxmal, the Loltun Caves and Chichen Itza with an expert guide.

 

Itinerary

Day 1.
Visit to Uxmal.
Visit the Governor’s Palace, the Nuns’ quadrangle and the House of the Turtles.
Visit to the city of Mérida.
Panoramic tour of the historic center of Merida
Lodging in Mérida.
Free afternoon to explore the city.

Day 2.
Visit to the archaeological zone of Sayil.
Visit to the archaeological zone of Labná.
Visit to the archaeological zone of Xlapak.
Visit to the archaeological zone of the Loltun caves.
Overnight in Mérida.

Day 3.
Visit to Izamal.
Panoramic tour and visit to the former convent of San Antonio de Padua.
Visit to the archaeological zone of Chichén Itza.
Return to Cancun.

Operations Dates

Wednesday: Private service.

Duration

3 days, 2 nights

Includes

2 nights of lodging in Mérida with breakfast.
Round-trip transportation Cancun – Mérida – Cancun.
Official bilingual guide.
Entrance fees to the archaeological sites described in the package.
Visit and panoramic tour to Izamal.
Visit to the Puuc Route includes: Transportation with A / C.
Access to archaeological sites such as Sayil, Labna,
Xlapak and Grutas de Loltun.
Regional lunch (Does not include drinks).

Not includes

Tips and souvenirs.
Photograph package
Dinners and meals during the stay in Mérida.

Recommendations

Bring for the tour:
Hat or cap
Water
Sunscreen
Insect repellent
Comfortable clothes and shoes
Money for personal expenses.

Restrictions

Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Use a mask (optional).
During the tour keep a distance of at least 6 feet (2 meters).

Extra information

Disponible para infantes: No
Recomendable para niños: Si
¿Incluye transportación?: Yes
¿Debe estar en buena condición física?: No
¿Recomendable para mujeres embarazadas?: No
Idiomas: English/Spanish
Temporada: All year

Note

Private service, minimum 4 pax, maximum 10

Keeping you safe during COVID-19

All safety and hygiene protocols are correctly applied in all our tours and activities.
What you can expect during your visit?
• Face masks required for travelers in public areas
• Face masks required for guides in public areas
• Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
• Social distancing enforced throughout experience
• Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
• Gear/equipment sanitized between use
• Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
• Guides required to regularly wash hands
• Regular temperature checks for staff
• Temperature checks for travelers upon arriva

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