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Chichén Itzá: Last Minute Booking Guided Group Walking Tour

1. Chichén Itzá: Last Minute Booking Guided Group Walking Tour

On this tour, you’ll be led by a certified professional guide through the ancient Mayan site of Chichén Itzá. Discover its rich history while visiting the most significant landmarks in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The 1.5-hour tour will take you through the former commercial, political, military, and religious center of the Mayan civilization. Along the way, you’ll stop by sites like the observatory El Caracol, and El Castillo, also known as the Temple of Kukulcán, the central pyramid of Chichén Itzá. While wandering the thousand-year-old ruins of what is now considered a sacred archaeological site, you’ll learn about the history and culture of the Mayan people from your knowledgeable guide.

En Río Lagartos: Tour de Naturaleza en la Reserva Natural

2. En Río Lagartos: Tour de Naturaleza en la Reserva Natural

Rio lagartos es un poblado de pescadores de aproximadamente 4500 habitantes y forma parte de la Reserva de la Biosfera Ria Lagartos. La Reserva natural se localiza en el oriente Yucatán con una superficie de 60,347.82 hectáreas y presenta una gran diversidad de ambientes y escenarios naturales como los humedales, manglares y duna costera que alberga una rica diversidad de fauna silvestre. La actividad inicia en el poblado de Rio lagartos; el punto de encuentro es un establecimiento de información turística que se ubica en el malecón por lo que es necesario llegar por su cuenta a Rio lagartos para realizar el tour La actividad consiste en un recorrido en bote privado por el estuario de la Reserva de la Biosfera Ria lagartos, navegando por los canales de manglares para explorar y maravillarse de la diversidad de fauna en su habitad natural. La Reserva natural tiene mas de 320 especies de aves identificadas por mencionar algunas: garzas, pelicanos, colmoranes, águilas y fragatas etc. En este recorrido se visita el área de alimentación de las colonias de flamencos que es la atracción principal; se han elegido sitios especiales y de belleza natural para la observación de las colonias de flamencos. También en el recorrido hay la posibilidad de observar al cocodrilo moreletti en los manglares y Para finalizar la actividad se visita una playa virgen de color verde esmeralda de aguas cristalinas. El tour es realizado por un guía de naturaleza local que vive en Rio lagartos; el guía local les ayudara para identificar las especies de aves y les compartirá sus conocimientos sobre ecología de la Reserva natural La actividad esta desarrollada y dirigida para aquellas personas que desean saber mas sobre la vida silvestre y el entorno natural, la actividad esta enfocada al segmento de turismo de naturaleza y la interpretación ambiental

Mérida: 3-Hour Walking Food Tour

3. Mérida: 3-Hour Walking Food Tour

Start the tour by meeting on Plaza Grande, the heart of the city of Mérida. Enjoy a small-group tour of no more than ten people with an expert local guide. Discover the traditional cuisine of the city away from the main tourism hotspots. Start by enjoying some traditional refreshing drinks with your first dish of the day, gorditas. Then, try some grilled poc chuc, a dish of grilled meats prepared in citrus marinade. Next, visit one of the main food markets in town. Taste salbutes, tamales and also try some local fruit. Finish the tour by trying some tacos al pastor and carnitas.

Merida Street Food Walking Tour

4. Merida Street Food Walking Tour

Discover the Yucatecan cuisine! Skip breakfast this morning and visit the main market of Merida as a local. Discover the original flavors of Yucatecan gastronomy. Among cumbia songs, colors and the kindness of their sellers, you will taste seasonal local fruits, spices, juices and the most popular art meals of Yucatan cuisine: panuchos, salbutes, cochinita pibil and much more. While you delight your palate, you will learn about local plants and herbs, the process of making tortillas and the importance of habanero pepper in the Yucatecan kitchen. Then, you will visit a seafood restaurant to try a ceviche, Shrimp or fish tacos and accompany them with a very cold beer. You will end your tour with a dessert at a local Gelato shop with unique flavors like sour orange, bean with pork, bitter chocolate, avocado and flan. The guide will fill you with stories about our customs, traditions, legends and local life in general.

Merida Cantinas Walking Tour

5. Merida Cantinas Walking Tour

This is the Yucatecan Happy Hour! The Cantinas in Mérida are traditional to enjoy some time with friends. In this tour you will meet three different Cantinas. You will be impressed with the amount of snacks they will offer when ordering a single beer. Each canteen has its own style to prepare snacks, using ingredients of traditional Yucatecan cuisine. In addition, you can enjoy a mezcal and delicious craft beer Produced in Mexico. In this friendly and comfortable environment, tour the canteens like a local And share stories. Get to know the daily life of a Yucatecan.

Mayan Bees Tour and Honey Tasting

6. Mayan Bees Tour and Honey Tasting

Begin the experience on a walking tour before descending down a stairway to a dry cenote, where you will see some varieties of local plants. Learn about their use and importance and then enter the vault of the cenote where you will see some local bee varieties in their wild state. Don't worry though, these bees won't sting you as they do not have stings. Later, walk down a path in the jungle where you will learn to identify the main plants used for the production of honey. Then, arrive at the Meliponario where you will learn about the process of honey as well as other products of the comena and their renowned health properties. You will even be able to open a beehive to observe the amazing architecture of the bees. Then, you will have the chance to taste some of the honey and other products of the hive. And finally, visit the small store of honey and souvenirs and take a souvenir photo to remember the experience. 

Izamal: 2-Hour Walking Tour

7. Izamal: 2-Hour Walking Tour

Wander through this colorful city while a local guide brings its stories to life. Visit Parque Itzamna in the historic center and marvel at the San Antonio de Padua Convent. View the city from atop the Kinich Kak Moo Pyramid and learn why this city was dubbed the "City of Three Cultures."

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based on 274 reviews

First of all, visiting chichen itza was a mesmerizing experience. It really is a wonder of our history of mankind. Bug kudos to our personal guide Monica! Such a friendly and sympathethic guide! She was able to take us back thousands of years in time for the ultimate sightseeing experience. This has been my fifth sightseeing in mexico, but Monica really stood out with her guiding skills. Her energizing vibes were amazing, and let’s not even start about her potographing skills, simply amazing. I would 101 times out of 100 times recommend her to any tourist who is looking for a friendly and very informational tour around chichen itza. 5 stars, 10/10

We had an amazing time with Alex! He showed us places we would have never found without him. His enthusiasm for the Mexican food was catching and inspiring. We ate the best tacos and tortillas ever!!! Really glad we had this experience! We definitely recommend the tour to everyone! Stefan and Ines

Very informed, flexible, accommodating, patient and just all round lovely guide! Also very small groups (we were just the two of us but goes up to max. 10). Extra tips outside the tour itself. Would definitely recommend to anyone!

Alex was a fantastic guide. Loved the tour, and his knowledge of the culture and cuisine was superb. He took us to places we would never have gone otherwise. Highly Recommend!

Monica was very good in communicating with us before and during tour. Very professional and clear in her descriptions of site, definitely recommend her!