Izamal Magic Town & Ake Tour

Quick Details

Explore Izamal, the City of Three Cultures

The Maya founded Izamal as the 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 into 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 a spectacular view of the city.

Tour Details

Groups

For six people or more, please give us a call to book.

Planning

The tour is at your disposal; the time you wish to spend at each site is up to you.

Transport

A private and luxury vehicle according to the number of passengers with a professional driver

Language

INAH certified and bilingual guide in English or Spanish. Other languages are available with an extra charge and under request.

Inclusions
  • Entry fee to Aké and machine room at the Hacienda San Lorenzo
  • Service kit and amenities: water, insect repellent, antibacterial gel, first aid kit, towels, umbrellas, and souvenir gifts

Tour Highlights

Tixkokob
buildingWe 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.

 

 

Aké
templeWe 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 the owner of the site. They will explain the processes used to make different products.

 

Cacalchén
calchenYucatan is full of various interesting sites, making it the perfect place for visitors to explore. Our next stop is at a historic cemetery.

 

 

 

Kimbilá
kidsWe stop in Kimbilá, the famous guayaberas and hipiles producer. We visit the local workshops where creations are prepared with local materials, designs, and traditions.

 

 

Maya Houses
mayan housesThe doors are always open in a Maya house, showing the tradition of trust and hospitality. The Maya are traditionally hospitable people. During this tour, we travel through time to the Maya Yucatan, Hispanic Yucatan, and Contemporary Yucatan periods.

 

San José Cholul
san juanOur final stop is the Hacienda San José Cholul to relax on its grounds. We take a break under the shade of its enormous trees before heading back to Merida.