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Uxmal & Kabah Day Trip Plus Mayan Planetarium from Merida

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Mérida, Mexico

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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Overview

Discover the mystical allure of two of the Yucatan’s most significant archeological sites on a full-day tour to Kabah and Uxmal from Merida. Learn about ancient architectural styles and Mayan mysteries as you explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites with a knowledgeable guide. Discover legendary buildings like the Pyramid of the Magician, the Governer;s Palace and the Arch of Kabah before enjoying a traditional Mexican lunch at the luxurious Hacienda Uxmal Hotel.
  • Day tour of Kabah and Uxmal from Merida
  • Drive down the Yucatan Peninsula and visit two ancient Mayan cities
  • Admire the archeological wonder of Uxmal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the Palace of Chaac Masks and the Arch of Kabah
  • Learn about Puuc architecture at the Pyramid of the Magician and Governor's Palace
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Transportation from meeting point in Merida
Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
Free use of The Lodge at Uxmal facilities: swimming pool, towel, lounge chairs.
Lunch at Historic Hacienda Uxmal
Free access to Uxmal’s First Explorers Gallery located at the main house of the Hotel Hacienda Uxmal, favorite of royalty and dignitaries
Meals and beverages not mentioned before.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Hotel pick up and drop off
Entrance fees to archeological site Uxmal and Kabah
Choco Story Museum

Departure Point

1: Parque San Juan, Calle 67A 529, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
2: Gran Hotel, Calle 60 496, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
3: McDonald's, Paseo de Montejo 454, Itzimná, 97100 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
4: Mayan World Museum of Mérida, Calle 60 299 E, Unidad Revolución, 97110 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Depart from Merida in an air-conditioned minivan to the first stop on your archeological adventure. Arrive at Kabah, a prosperous Mayan city that flourished around the year 800 AD, to discover more about the renowned Puuc architectural style. 

Follow your guide to a selection of noteworthy structures and listen as he explains the historical and cultural significance of their features. Admire Kabah’s picturesque Palace and marvel at the impressive façade of the Palace of the Masks, famed for its 250 strong compilation of rain god depictions. Gaze at magnificent monuments of prominent Mayan figures as your guide directs your attention to the intricate stone carvings of the statues.  

Wander beneath the dramatic Arch of Kabal as your guide leads you down the ancient and ambient path that connects Kabah to Uxmal. Return to your minivan for the short drive to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Uxmal to enjoy a 3-hour exploration of the ancient Mayan city. 

Note the prominence of the Mayan deity Chaac, god of rain, through the countless masks and sculptures that decorate Uxmal’s sacred structures. Visit the Nunnery Quadrangle to learn the meaning behind serpentine symbols and absorb the ethereal atmosphere at the Pyramid of the Magician as your guide unravels a complex and captivating history. On the façade of the Governer’s Palace, observe more than 100 images of Chaac and appreciate the astronomical precision of the central doorway. 

Afterward, awaken your senses to the gorgeous sights and smells of Hacienda Uxmal Hotel’s botanical garden. Dine on a delicious lunch of regional and international specialties before relaxing on the return-trip to Merida.
Itinerary
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Zona Arqueologica Uxmal
Your first stop will be Uxmal, known to many by way of legend, myth or anecdote. It is situated within a series of hills known as the Puuc or "mountainous area" in Maya. The name was later given to describe the architectural style of the region, such as the colossal Magicians Pyramid, impressive Governor´s Palace, intricate Dove´s Temple and Grand Nuns Quadrangle. The archaeological structures and buildings located throughout Uxmal are ornamented with geometrical figures and masks of the rain god, Chaac. The rain god was considered by the Maya people as one of the most important of their deities. Have lunch at either the beautiful Hacienda Uxmal or in the gardens of the Lodge of Uxmal surrounded by unique Maya Palapas.
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Kabah
Next, visit Kabah, a Puuc-style city that flourished around the year 800 AD. Kabah is known as the second largest religious center in the Puuc-style. (Puuc is the Mayan name given to a series of low-lying hills with a unique culture and style.) After sightseeing, enjoy the beautiful pool and gardens of the Hacienda Uxmal Hotel. We will depart at 4:00 pm from Uxmal in order to be in Merida around 5:00 pm.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It's recommended that you wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and bring a water bottle and swimsuit.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mayaland Adventures

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  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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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 Uxmal & Kabah Day Trip Plus Mayan Planetarium from Merida?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Uxmal & Kabah Day Trip Plus Mayan Planetarium from Merida.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Uxmal & Kabah Day Trip Plus Mayan Planetarium from Merida?
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 Uxmal & Kabah Day Trip Plus Mayan Planetarium from Merida.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Uxmal & Kabah Day Trip Plus Mayan Planetarium from Merida?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Uxmal & Kabah Day Trip Plus Mayan Planetarium from Merida.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Uxmal & Kabah Day Trip Plus Mayan Planetarium from Merida?
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 Uxmal & Kabah Day Trip Plus Mayan Planetarium from Merida.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Uxmal & Kabah Day Trip Plus Mayan Planetarium from Merida?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Uxmal & Kabah Day Trip Plus Mayan Planetarium from Merida.

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  • "To be honest, it is no point visitng the ruins by yourself because you will miss many interesting facts!" See review
  • "It is an inexpensive and easy way to get to know these sites for the first time." See review

Reviews

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Uxmal & Kabah nice Day Trip from Merida
Vito_G
, Mar 2020
Good tour from Medina. Guide (who was our driver as well) arrived in time on a very comfortable minibus: there was just 3 attendants plus the guide itself. Guide was very polite, speaking a good english and quite familiar with the archeological parks: he well introduced us to both Mayan sites of Kabah & Uxmal with a perfect match of ruins explanations and free time to explore and take pictures. A smooth and easy lunch in a very cool location. I'm very happy.
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Marvels of Kabah and Uxmal
Bill_Debby_Santa_Fe
, Feb 2020
Our Guide and driver Rosenda made the day with his knowledge of history, the environment and Mayan culture. The Tour began on time with a review of the day and what to expect followed by the drive to Kabah in a very comfortable, clean van. At Kabah, Rosenda provided an informative tour pointing out many aspects that would be overlooked if not with a guide. A short drive to Uxmal allowed for a water break and cool down. Rosenda provided an equally thorough commentary about Uxmal within the timeframe. A very nice outside lunch was provided followed by a Planetarium show that added to the information from Rosenda. The drive back was again comfortably cool and relaxing. Also, Rosenda was very professional, an excellent driver whose English and French were very good. It was an unusually hot day (be aware of that) and Rosenda cooled the van as needed, and provided water for all passengers.
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Fabulous tour
Karyn_R
, Feb 2020
We did the tour on February 20 with Rosendo Pech as our guide. He was absolutely fabulous - very friendly and knowledgeable. Went above and beyond on the tour. We were a group of 5 which was perfect. Very personalized.
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Uxmal and Kabah
aekator
, Feb 2020
Freddy was our guide and we had an excellent excursion. He is knowledgeable and friendly and easily went between English and Spanish as we had a mixed group. He dropped us off at our home after a long hot day, which was much appreciated! Fabulous lunch at the lodge after climbing the ruins. Highly recommend this tour and especially Freddy. Anne Kator
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Excellent, informative tour!
sbecca29
, Feb 2020
Our guide Freddy Hoil was patient, kind, and most of all informative! He let everyone take their time at the different locations, and switched between English and Spanish (we had a bilingual group), with ease. He taught us the history in a way that was detailed but really easy to grasp. Our experience would have been much poorer without a guide, much less one of Freddy's caliber. Lo agradecemos! A few notes: you can leave your stuff in the van while you're at the site, but I highly recommend taking a lot of water + extra sunscreen, maybe also bug spray. Our tour departed Valladolid at 815a but due to the tour schedule lunch was not until about 2pm. You can eat in the van (but not at the historical sites). I recommend having a hearty breakfast and also bringing snacks for the van so you have enough energy to climb the Gran pirámide at Uxmal. Finally, note that there's about 3.5-4 hours in the van total, so plan accordingly (bring a book, something to nap on, etc).
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Tour of Uxmal
mwhorn72
, Feb 2020
The newer Mercedes van was clean and very comfortable. Rosendo, our driver and guide was like a professor. His excellent mastery of English, Spanish and the Mayan language made him a perfect guide. The lunch was one of the better meals I have had, and having it at the Mayaland hotel made it even better. One of the best tours I have been on in my years visiting Mexico.
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Uxmal Kabah
scott03101
, Feb 2020
Fantastic but you need to clearly state how the admission to Uxmal and Khaba is not included, cash only and extra.
star-5
Great
janiserskine
, Jan 2020
Our guide was wonderful. Learned so much from him. Loved the sites.took great photos. Recommend him.
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Day Well Spent
gonzams
, Jan 2020
Our guide was well informed and able to answer all our questions. Sites were impressive and in excellent condition. Transportation was comfortable. Lunch was a 3-course meal and very tasty. Worth every penny.
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Excellent
Sajjan R
, Jan 2020
Good guide. Excellent resort lunch. Should do this site AFTER Chitzen as it is better. We personally found Uzmal & Kabah better, less crowded & far moeinterestong.

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