Magic town of Valladolid with cenote +
The archeological site of Chichen Itza is the most important in the Mayan World. It was named one of the Seven New Wonders of the World on July 7, 2007. The Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town) of Valladolid is located approximately 40 minutes away.
This picturesque place has been very important in the history of Yucatan and has an extensive local cuisine. You will be able to visit and enjoy the crystalline waters of a cenote close to Valladolid for a complete day in this part of Yucatán.
Archaelogical area of Dzibilchaltún
+ Port Progreso
Dzibilchaltún, translated from the Mayan language means “place where there are writings on the stones”. You will be able to visit this Mayan settlement a few kilometers from the city of Mérida, with more than 8,400 vestiges in which commemorative tombstone called “Stelae” stand out.
Followed by the visit to the port of Progreso, where you can explore the waterfront enjoying a unique view and the wide variety of restaurants with Yucatecan and seafood specialties, typical handcraft stores, live music and panoramic view of the beach.
cenotes Santa Barbara +
The first stop will be the town of Acanceh where you will visit the village church, the market and the pyramid that is located in the main square. About 10 minutes away, in the town of Ek Kanan, you can see a German Gothic church dating from the 18th Century and which is currently considered a museum.
The next stop will be the walled city of Mayapán, known as the “Flag of the Mayas”, which is considered the last great Mayan capital. Finally, a fresh bath in 3 very different and unique cenotes visited aboard a truck (small and rustic carriages pulled by a horse, covered with canvas roofs and going on a rail), as transportation.
+ cocoa museum with food options
Located in a cocoa plantation and very close to the archaeological site of Uxmal, is the Cocoa Museum. You will learn the history of cocoa and the Mayas, as well as everything related to the process of making chocolate.
Uxmal means “The three times erected” in the Mayan language. As “Cultural Heritage of Humanity” (UNESCO) it is one of the most beautiful and best maintained Mayan ruins. We will have lunch at a restaurant near the region, where you will enjoy delicious typical dishes