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Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation day trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya

Availability: Every day
Duration: 12 hours
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese
Mobile voucher accepted
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  • Hear about local history from a certificated guide
  • Climb to the top of the Maya pyramids
  • Learn and see how local cacao goes from bean to chocolate bar
  • Wander through vibrant historic neighborhoods
What to expect

Meet your guide and board a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan for the 4-hour drive to Uxmal. Arrive at the UNESCO-listed archaeological site, and spend time exploring what's considered to be one of the most important sites in the Maya world in the company of your guide. Climb to the top of the "magician's pyramid" and visit the "temple of the turtle," where the female religious leaders lived.

After visiting Uxmal, continue your tour to Merida; the capital of the Yucatan peninsula. Constructed by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, the colonial town has colorful historic buildings around a central plaza. Walk along the main street, visit the main square, and see a historic church. At a nearby cacao plantation, learn how the ancient Maya people used cacao beans, and see the preparation of cacao into natural chocolate. Before returning to your Cancun hotel, enjoy a final stop at a traditional Yucatan hacienda on the way.

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What's included
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Professional historian guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Lunch
What's not included
  • Tips (optional)
  • Towels
Where

MONUMENTO AL ALBAÑIL, Calle Prol. Av. Kabáh, 92, 77516 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

What to remember
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • Private tour gives you an advantage to be picked at the hotel or apartment you staying at.
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When

Every day at 6.30am

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Provider
OlMar Travel Mexico
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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