Izamal Tour: Landscapes, Archaeological Sites, and History
Experience a tour that will take you through the time periods of the Mayan Yucatan, Hispanic Yucatan, and Contemporary Yucatan while visiting the city of Izamal.
Discover Fascinating Maya and Spanish Attractions in Izamal
This tour leads you through the sacred Mayan city and sanctuary of Izamal, also known as the City of Three Cultures or the City of the Hills. You will be astounded by the natural beauty, archaeological sites, and history of the city and the Yucatan Peninsula.
Also, admire the great Franciscan Convent of San Antonio de Padua. This site serves as the most important reminder of the Spanish Conquest, domination of the New World, and conversion of the Maya to Catholicism. The convent has the largest atrium in Latin America and was built over an ancient Mayan pyramid.
You can see other important archaeological structures during a carriage tour, such as the pyramid of Kinich Kak Mo, whose height gives it a spectacular view of the city.
See the impact of the Spanish conquest by visiting the Franciscan Convent of San Antonio de Padua
Take a carriage ride through Izamal
Meet locals and experience their great hospitality
Visit the best historical and cultural attractions near Merida
Duration: Full Day Start and end location: Merida Availability: Year-round
You will have the opportunity to see all of these attractions during the tour:
Tixkokab – Walk in the main square where you may have the opportunity to speak with some of the village’s inhabitants.
Aké – Visit the small archaeological site next to an old hacienda where henequen, an agave plant, is still processed. You will tour the ancient machinery and learn about the processes used to make different henequen products.
Cacalchén – Stop and admire the cemetery.
Kimbilá – This is a town famous for producing guayaberas and hipiles. You will visit the local workshops where handmade creations are prepared with local materials, designs, and traditions.
Mayan Houses – The doors are always open in a Mayan house, showing the tradition for trust and hospitality. During this tour, you will get to travel through time to the Mayan Yucatan, Hispanic Yucatan, and Contemporary Yucatan periods.
Hacienda San José Cholul – Relax under the shade of the hacienda’s trees and enjoy its lush grounds.
This tour is in English or Spanish. Other languages are available for an extra charge. For other languages, contact us in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Izamal, Mexico20.930000, -89.022713
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