The Mayas founded Izamal as kingdom of the Itzaes, creating a sacred city and sanctuary in the Yucatan Peninsula. The beauty of Yucatan can be seen in its multiple natural landscapes, archaeological sites and history. Admire the great Franciscan Convent of San Antonio de Padua, the most important reminder of the Spanish Conquest and domination of the New World and the initiation of the Maya to Catholicism. The convent, which has the largest atrium in Latin America, was built over an ancient Mayan pyramid. Other important archaeological structures can be viewed during a carriage tour, including the emblematic pyramid of Kinich Kak Mo, which stands out for its height and spectacular view of the city.
DepartureYou decide the time to start your tour. We recommend to start at 8:00 am
DurationThe tour is at your disposal, the time you wish to spend in each site
TransportProvided in a Mercedes Benz Viano
LanguageEnglish or Spanish. Other languages are available with an extra charge and under request
InclusionsPrivate transportation with professional driver, INAH certified & bilingual guide, water during transportation and special amenities, Entry fee to Aké and Machine room at the Hacienda San Lorenzo
Not IncludedLunch, beverages, tips (as your consideration), personal expenses
GroupsFor 6 people or more, contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
We start the tour near the City of Merida in the picturesque village of Tixkokob. As we walk to through the main square, we can stop and chat with the locals about this historic site.
We continue our tour at the small archaeological site of Aké and then to the pyramids is an old hacienda where henequen is still processed. We can learn about the ancient machinery from from the owner of the site. They will explain the processes used to make the different products.
Yucatan is full of various interesting sites making it the perfect place for visitors to explore. Our next stop is at a historic cemetery.
We will stop in Kimbilá, the famous guayaberas and hipiles producer. We will visit the local workshops where creations are prepared with local materials, designs and traditions.
The doors are always open in a Mayan house, showing the tradition for trust and hospitality. The Mayans are traditionally a hospitable people. During this tour we will travel through time to the Mayan Yucatan, Hispanic Yucatan and Contemporary Yucatan periods.
San José Cholul
Our final stop will be the Hacienda San José Cholul to relax on its grounds. We will take a break under the shade of its enormous trees before heading back to Merida.
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