Learn the history of this colonial city on this eight-hour tour! Visit places such as Plaza Grande, Casa de Montejo, Palacio Municipal, Catedral de San Idelfonso, and so much more!
Loltun Caves & Mayapan Ruins Tour
- Private Tour
- 1 to 2 People
- 3 People
- 4 People
- 5 People
Explore the Mayapan Ruins & Loltun Caves in Mexico
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.
For six people or more, please give us a call to book.
The tour is at your disposal; the time you wish to spend at each site is up to you.
A private and luxury vehicle according to the number of passengers with a professional driver
INAH certified and bilingual guide in English or Spanish. Other languages are available with an extra charge and under request.
- Entry fee to Mayapan and Loltun Caves.
- Service kit and amenities: water, insect repellent, antibacterial gel, first aid kit, towels, umbrellas, and souvenir gifts
Lunch, beverages, and tips
The caves amaze and delight even the most jaded traveler and are a special treat for children. A special feature in these caves are 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 Maya 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 Maya.”
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 Maya documents in his work to convert the natives of the region to Catholicism. The site has great religious importance for its representations of the crucifixion of Christ. Maní is also the site of the Restaurant Principe Tutul-Xiu, an excellent option to enjoy Yucatecan cuisine. Try the sopa de lima, el relleno negro, or papadzules.