The vast history of Yucatan is well represented in the ancient convents that existed here. Along this route, the colorful history can be seen and shared with multiple landscapes and attractive sites.
DepartureYou decide the time to start your tour. We recommend to start at 7:30-8:00 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 Mayapan and Loltun Caves
Not IncludedLunch, beverages, tips (as your consideration), personal expenses
GroupsFor 6 people or more, contact us email@example.com
The caves will amaze and delight even the most jaded traveler, and are a special treat for children. A special feature in these caves is the columns that can be “played” like musical instruments. When struck with the flat side of one’s fist, they strike two deep and beautiful bell-like tones. The caves seem to go on forever, and have not been fully and completely explored, even to this day.
The walled city of Mayapan is considered the last great capital of the Post-Classic Mayan culture (1200-1450 A.D.) The name derives from the words Mayab, which was the name of the Yucatan Peninsula before the Conquest; Ma’, which is the negative “no”; Ya’ab, much, abundant; and Pan referring to flag or standard. The resulting name is translated as “Flag of the Mayas”.
They say that the oldest church on this route is Mama. It was built in the 16th Century with a beautiful and unique chapel offered to the Holy Cross.
Our next stop is very possibly the most important town of the convent route: Maní. With its enormous church and the convent where Friar Diego de Landa ordered the burning of many Mayan documents in his work to convert the natives of the region to Catholicism. The site has great religious importance such as Easter for its representations of the crucifixion of Christ. Maní is also the site of the Restaurant Principe Tutul-Xiu, an excellent option for the Yucatecan cuisine. Try the sopa de lima, el relleno negro or papadzules.
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