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Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip

Product ID: 87512
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Explore ancient Maya architecture, colonial towns, and a cacao plantation during this private, full-day tour of Uxmal and Merida.
About this activity
Duration 15 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Hear about local history from a certificated guide
  • Climb to the top of Maya pyramids
  • Learn & see how local cacao goes from bean to chocolate bar
  • Wander through vibrant historic neighborhoods
Full description
At 6:00 AM, meet your private guide in the lobby of your Cancun hotel and board a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan for the 4-hour drive to Uxmal. Arrive at the UNESCO-listed archaeological site, and spend time exploring what's considered to be one of the most important sites in the Maya world in the company of your guide. Climb to the top of the "magician's pyramid" and visit the "temple of the turtle," where the female religious leaders lived. 

After visiting Uxmal, continue your tour to Merida; the capital of the Yucatan peninsula. Constructed by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, the colonial town has colorful historic buildings around a central plaza. Walk along the main street, visit the main square, and see a historic church. 

At a nearby cacao plantation, learn how the ancient Maya people used cacao beans, and see the preparation of cacao into natural chocolate. Before returning to your Cancun hotel, enjoy a final stop at a traditional Yucatan hacienda; the former house of rich conquistadors and their slaves. Say goodbye to your guide around 7:30 PM to conclude the tour.
Includes
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Professional historian guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Tips (optional)
  • Towels

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required