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Day Trip from Merida to Uxmal and Kabah

On this day-trip from Merida, visit the Mayan archaeological sites at Uxmal and Kabah. Admire archaeological, architectural, and artistic wonders such as the Magician’s Pyramid towering 12 stories into the air, anthropomorphic sculptures, and intricate masks of Mayan gods!

USD $65.00

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Explore Two Outstanding Mayan Cities on this Day Trip from Merida to Uxmal and Kabah

On this historical day trip from Merida to Uxmal and Kabah, visit these outstanding Mayan archaeological sites with a knowledgeable, bilingual guide. Admire the great Magician’s Pyramid towering 12 stories into the air, encounter anthropomorphic sculptures and intricate masks of Mayan gods, at the Palace of Codz Pop, walk among a maze of grassy mounds that conceal not-yet-excavated archaeological treasures, and more!

Highlights

  • Enjoy the Yucatan’s fresh, local cuisine
  • Discover Mayan history and culture with an in-depth tour from a bilingual guide
  • See the Magician’s Pyramid, a ball court, and the Governor’s Palace at Uxmal
  • Encounter a 32-room palace and the sculpture-filled Codz Pop at Kabah

Tour Information

Duration: 9:00 am – 17:00 pm

Start/End Location: Hotel lobby in Merida

Available Languages: Spanish and English

Availability: Daily

Itinerary

Begin your day trip from Merida to Uxmal and Kabah with hotel pick-up in Merida and transfer to Uxmal (approximately a 1-hour drive). In Uxmal, you’ll explore the extensive city with your guide. There are 15 groups of buildings that stretch approximate 1 square mile (2 square kilometers), among them the Magician’s pyramid, the ball court, the convent, the great pyramid, and the governor’s palace.

This site is particularly known for the way it differs from other nearby Mayan sites. While most are built near natural water sources, Uxmal has a series of artificial cisterns that store rainwater. Built in the hillsides, it offers an outstanding look at the “Puuc” archaeological style.

From Uxmal, you’ll travel 15 miles (22 kilometers) along a pre-Hispanic road connecting Uxmal to Kabah, stopping for lunch along the way. Upon arrival at Kabah, you’ll notice that the .75 mile city is surrounded by grassy mounds — these are the remains of buildings not yet excavated, and offer insight into the outstanding work of archaeologists who uncover these great cities.

With your guide, you’ll explore the city where you’ll find the Codz Pop structure, covered in masks of the rain god, latticework, anthropomorphic sculptures, and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to discover the palace, which consists of 12 separate buildings, platforms, and 32 rooms. To end the day, you’ll return via private transport to Merida.

What’s Included

  • Guided tour
  • Lunch (drinks not included)
  • Entrance tickets to archaeological sites
  • Round trip transportation

What to Bring

  • Water
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Bug repellent

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