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Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya

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Cancun, Mexico

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 6 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
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 arrival
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Overview

Discover ancient temples, colonial architecture and a cacao plantation on a full-day, private trip to Uxmal and Merida from Cancun. Get a personal introduction to these highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula, with the flexibility to customize the day to your interests. Learn about local history, climb to the top of Maya pyramids, stroll through colorful historic neighborhoods and find out how local cacao goes from bean to chocolate bar.
  • Full-day private tour of the Yucatan from Cancun
  • Visit a UNESCO-listed Maya city
  • See colonial architecture in Merida
  • Explore a cacao farm
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
Bottled water
Professional certificated private guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle
Sweet snack, soft drinks & 2 cans of beer/per person
Drinks
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from any accommodation (hotel, apartment, AirBnb, hostal, etc) in Cancun, on Riviera Maya, in Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Akumal or Tulum is included in the price.

Departure Time

6:00 AM
Meet your private guide at your Cancun hotel and make the 4-hour trip to Uxmal in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Explore the Classical Period temples that make UNESCO-listed Uxmal one of the most important sites in the Maya world. Climb to the top of the ‘Pyramid of the Soothsayer’ for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, then take in a series of sculptures dedicated to the rain god Chaac. See the grand stone ball court where ancient Maya athletes competed for great crowds, visit the ‘House of the Tortoises’ and stroll the broad ‘Quadrangle of the Nuns,’ an enclosed court surrounded by elegant arcades. 

Continue to the picturesque colonial city of Merida, where you’ll find colorful historic buildings clustered around a central square. Take a walking tour of the vibrant downtown and visit the 16th-century Merida cathedral, one of the oldest cathedrals in the Americas. Follow narrow streets to hidden parks then browse local shops filled with hand-woven hammocks and huipiles.

Learn how the ancient Maya cultivated and used cacao on a nearby plantation, where you can see cacao trees growing and watch the preparation of cacao into natural chocolate, and make a final stop at a traditional Yucatan hacienda before returning to your Cancun hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Zona Arqueologica 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 Mayan Pyramid and visit the "temple of the turtle," where the female religious leaders lived. 
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Merida Cathedral
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 museum, 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; the former house of rich conquistadors and their slaves.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY OlMar Travel

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya.

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Viator: your advertisement needs...
Sarah L
, Sep 2017
Viator: your advertisement needs updating urgently.The tour company that was contracted for this tour was great, however the Viator advertisement is misleading. Viator's advertisement stated: Climb to the top of the Pyramid of the Soothsayer for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside - you cannot climb this particular temple at Uxmal.We did climb the stairs of a much smaller temple which was still wonderful, but it was not what I paid for, I wanted to climb the temple of the Soothsayer. Viator's advertisement also stated: Explore a cacao farm - I soon discovered that there are no cacao farms in this part of the Yucatan so we could not go and see one. We did however see the cacao being prepared into the traditional drink at Chocostory and experience a traditional ceremony to Chaak - this was great. The tour operator did their best to satisfy our desires and was very knowledgeable and patient when we wanted to explore Uxmal.
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