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.
Start8:30am pickup at your hotel (suggested)
Finish5 pm (approx) drop-off at your hotel.
TransportProvided in a Mercedes Benz Viano
LanguageEnglish or Spanish. Other languages are available with an extra charge and under request
MealsYucatecan cuisine in local restaurant (not included)
InclusionsProfessional, INAH certified & bilingual guide/driver, private transportation, water during transportation and special amenities, Entry fee to Mayapan and Loltun Caves
Not IncludedLunch, beverages, tips (as your consideration), personal expenses
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.
Acanceh, the Chapel dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe in the Church of Our Lady of the Nativity offers a combination of the past and the present. The main square includes a Colonial Church and a large Mayan pyramid.
The Franciscan convent in the village of Tecoh, dedicated to the Virgin of the Ascension, was built over an ancient Mayan pyramid. The convent has an impressive altar and a large number of worked stones.
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”.
In Tekit we will visit the former Convent of San Antonio de Padua and the Chapel of San Cristóbal.
They say that the oldest church on this route is the church in Mama, 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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