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Chichén Itzá The new wonder of the modern world.
Explore, with our certified guides, the ancient capital of the Mayan empire, experience its extraordinary architectural beauty, and discover why it has been declared one of the wonders of the modern world. The journey begins at the Kukulcán pyramid, which rises with geometric precision in the midst of an explanation that a thousand years ago was the political, religious and cultural center of the Mayan empire. We continue visiting the most impressive structures in Chichén Itzá located in the central area. There you will find the Ball Court, temples and the Mayan stone calendar measuring 25 meters. Toltec warriors are depicted in the engravings around the entrance, at the top of El Castillo. Our certified guide will give you specific information about Chichén Itzá and will even take you to a Sacred Cenote.
Glimpse of the Puuc Zone: Uxmal with Kabah
Discover the majestic city of Uxmal, known as "The three times built", is located in a hill area called Puuc, which breaks the monotony of the Yucatan plain. It is the most important city in the area since it had 20,000 inhabitants in its splendor (600 - 900 AD). It is made up of 15 groups of buildings. They cover about 2km, highlighting the Pyramid of the Fortune Teller, the Quadrangle of the Nuns and the Palace of the Governor. We will continue to the Archaeological zone of Kabah, which is one of the few settlements that retain its pre-Hispanic name, which is mentioned in the Chilam Balam of Chuyamel, and which means "the mighty hand". located a couple of kilometers from Uxmal where you will enjoy the great variety of Mayan structures, with the famous False Vault Arch and the construction style called “Puuc” predominating, and you can also see elements of the Petén and Chenes style.
Celestún Biosphere Reserve
The Celestún Biosphere Reserve is located 109 kilometers from Mérida, where the most exotic species of Yucatecan geography coexist, such as the pink flamingo. The walks along the estuary are a spectacular experience that brings an encounter with the sea. On the walk through the Ria de Celestún, you can admire the pink flamingos, you will visit the Isla Pájaros, where different species of birds live, they will cross the mangroves, they will visit the “Ojo de Agua”, where they will have the opportunity to take a bath to then disembark and head to take your food and enjoy the beach. Which is one of the most beautiful on the Yucatan coast.
Santa Barbara Cenotes
The word cenote comes from the Mayan dzonot, which means "abyss". These are freshwater wells generated by erosion of limestone. Sacred places for the Mayan culture and that probably gave it such an attribute for its imposing beauty. Of the many Cenotes that exist in Yucatan, those of Santa Bárbara are of the most beautiful since it is a set of three virgin cenotes that are inside a recently opened complex. This fact makes its appearance much more natural and the color of its waters diverse. The wonder of this cenote complex is that its characteristics are different, all surrounded by native flora and fauna, and they have stairs to access safely. To explore them, there are two options: the truck ride (cart pulled with horses on a rail), or by bike, which allows you to organize your time and learn more about the surroundings. In addition to this, you can enjoy the local gastronomy, in the Restaurant that bears its name.
Magical towns Izamal and Valladolid
Izamal, located 72km east of the city of Mérida, is called the City of the Three Cultures since three historical periods coexist in it: its archaeological pyramids as the pillar of its Mayan heritage, the Convent that is the indelible mark of Spanish influence , and its inhabitants, people proud of their culture, friendly and gentle. Founded in the mid-sixteenth century on the remains of an ancient Mayan city, Izamal received a visit from SS in 1992. Juan Pablo II, who celebrated a memorable mass in the great atrium that precedes the Temple of the Immaculate Conception and the former Convent of San Antonio de Padua. Three large ramps oriented to the north, south and west serve as access to this monumental atrium, considered the largest in Latin America (surface of almost 8,000 square meters). Walking calmly through its beautiful and picturesque streets, enjoying its gastronomy, crafts and its people, will be unique experiences that will help you understand the past and present of the Mayan world and Yucatan. Valladolid, historical and heroic city, capital of the east located 160km from the city of Mérida. Here two great passages of the history of Mexico happened: The Caste War in 1847 in which the Mayan indigenous revolted against the system of the time that put them at a disadvantage, and the First Spark of the Mexican Revolution in 1910. Valladolid is a beautiful colonial city with neighborhoods of great majesty and beauty, today, a harmonious set of civil and religious architecture, highlighting the fortified convent of San Bernardino de Siena from the 16th century and the cathedral of San Gervasio, a Baroque complex from the 18th century.