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Aké Ruins and Hacienda Tours and Activities

Aké Ruins and Hacienda
About 25 miles east of lovely Merida lies the architectural site of the pre-Columbian Mayan civilization, Ake. A small slice of vintage Yucatan, this ancient treasure’s name translates roughly into "place of reeds," and is one of the Yucatan's greatest examples of Toltec settlements in the region. Not to be missed by anyone interested in the ancient Mayan ruins of Mexico, the ruins of Ake are famous for the Toltec use of concentric walls, an extensive road system dating back to 800 A.D., and incongruous giant steps giving the ruins an air of mystery. A pyramidal palace, a step-pyramid platform, and a church also lend to the site’s notoriety, while the neighboring sisal fiber plant is a step back into more recent bygone times.

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The Mayan Ruins of Ake are located off of the Cancun-merida toll road near Tahmek. From Cancun, head toward Merida until just after Tahmek. Exit at the sign and follow the road roughly 10 minutes.
Address: Merida, Mexico
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Private Day Trip:Izamal, Aké & Cenote Yokdzonot from Merida by Yucatan Concierge

Private Day Trip:Izamal, Aké & Cenote Yokdzonot from Merida by Yucatan Concierge

Enjoy two adventures in one on this combination tour to Izamel. A private guide whisks you to the "city of three cultures," aptly named for its Mayan, Colonial, and contemporary influences. Visit historical highlights and stroll through the town, whose buildings are painted a cheery shade of yellow. Afterward, visit the small archaeological site of Aké and pop into a hacienda where henequen (agave) is processed.
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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