Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya

12 hr

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Explore ancient Maya architecture, colonial towns, and a cacao plantation during this private, full-day tour of Uxmal and Merida from Cancun. Customize the day to suit your interests — your personal introduction of these highlights has a flexible itinerary. Hear about local history, climb to the top of Maya pyramids, wander through vibrant historic neighborhoods, and learn how local cacao goes from bean to chocolate bar. All transport and entrance fees are included.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Zona Arqueologica Uxmal, Carretera Federal No. 261, Uxmal 97899 Mexico

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 Mayan Pyramid and visit the "temple of the turtle," where the female religious leaders lived. 

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Merida Cathedral, Calle 61 on the east side of Plaza Grande, Merida 97000 Mexico

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 museum, learn how the ancient Maya people used...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Zona Arqueologica Uxmal, Carretera Federal No. 261, Uxmal 97899 Mexico

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 Mayan Pyramid and visit the "temple of the turtle," where the female religious leaders lived. 

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Merida Cathedral, Calle 61 on the east side of Plaza Grande, Merida 97000 Mexico

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 museum, 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.

Duration: 3 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Merida Cathedral
  • Professional certificated private guide
  • Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueologica Uxmal
  • Sweet snack, soft drinks & 2 cans of beer/per person
  • Transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle
Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Tips
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from any accommodation (hotel, apartment, AirBnb, hostal, etc) in Cancun, on Riviera Maya, in Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Akumal or Tulum is included in the price.

6:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 1 review

Reviewed: September 10, 2017

Sarah L

Viator: your advertisement needs updating urgently.The tour company that was contracted for this tour was great, however the Viator advertisement is misleading.

Viator's advertisement stated: Climb to the top of the Pyramid of the Soothsayer for panoramic views of the surrounding countryside - you cannot climb this particular temple at Uxmal.We did climb the stairs of a much smaller temple which was still wonderful, but it was not what I paid for, I wanted to climb the temple of the Soothsayer.

Viator's advertisement also stated: Explore a cacao farm - I soon discovered that there are no cacao farms in this part of the Yucatan so we could not go and see one. We did however see the cacao being prepared into the traditional drink at Chocostory and experience a traditional ceremony to Chaak - this was great. The tour operator did their best to satisfy our desires and was very knowledgeable and patient when we wanted to explore Uxmal.