PRIVATE TOURS

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Visit some of the many historical and cultural sites around Mérida with on of our personalized private tours. All of our tours include private transportation, lunch and a guide.

Valladolid/ Ek Balam

(1-2 people- USD $85 per person; 3 or more people- USD $75 per person)

Valladolid, a Mayan city located near Merida, is known as “The Sultan of the East,” a title given for the architectural allure of its antique buildings such as the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, the Municipal Palace, the Iglesia de San Servacio, and the Museum of San Roque.

Ek Balam, located north of Valladolid, is one of the many ruins located in the Yucatan. Ek Balam, which means black jaguar, was a city during the Late Classic period (600-900 AD). When the Mayas abandoned the site, it was stalled by the jungle, however rediscovered in the 1800s.

Price includes transport, snacks, entrance fees and a guide for Ek Balam.


Celestún

(1-2 people- USD $75 per person; 3 or more people- USD $65 per person)

Celestún is an old-fashioned fishing village where the beaches are beautiful and there are few crowds. It is famous for its river, beautiful flamingo colonies, fresh water springs, and calm beaches.

Price includes transport and boat fare with a guide.


Dzibilchaltun Ruins and Cenote

(1-2 people- USD $45 per person; 3 or more people- USD $35 per person)

Dzibilchaltún is known as “place where there is writing on the stones,” which refers to the numerous memorial stones found at the site. It is believed that it may have had a population around 40,000 inhabitants, making it one of the largest cities of Mesoamerica.

Price includes transport and entrance fees.


Chichén Itzá/ Cenote Ik kil

(1-2 people- USD $85 per person; 3 or more people- USD $75 per person)

The famous Mayan pyramids of Chichén Itzá are over 1500 years old. The name Chichén Itzá is a Maya word: “chi”, meaning mouth, “chen”, meaning well, and “itza” meaning those of the Itza tribe. This has lead to believe that people were thrown into the nearby cenote as sacrifices.

The site is divided into three sections. The north is distinctly Toltec in style. The center is from the early period, and the south is known as “The Old Chichén”.

Human sacrifices were performed at the Cenote Sagrado at Chichen Itza and hundreds of sets of bones were discovered there. However, Cenote Ik Kil was used for sacred rituals and there were no known sacrifices performed there making it the perfect place to cool off in after a long, hot day at Chichén.

Price includes transport, entrance fees and a guide.


Izamal

(1-2 people- USD $65 per person; 3 or more people- USD $55 per person)

Izmal, also known as the City of Hills, may be the oldest city in Yucatán. Izamal was conquered by the Spaniards and the monks that came with them giving the city a unique religious distinction. Izamal is known for its Franciscan convent which was built over one of the Mayan pyramids as well the Mayan pyramids of Kinich Kakmo and Itzamutal.

Price includes transport and entrance fees.


Uxmal/ Kabah

(1-2 people- USD $75 per person; 3 or more people- USD $65 per person)

Uxmal is an ancient Mayan city declared as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1996. Uxmal was the greatest metropolitan and religious center in the Puuc hills in the late classical period.

Kabah is the second largest ruin of the Puuc region, following Uxmal.

Price includes transport, entrance fees and a guide.


Cenotes de Cuzama

(1-2 people- USD $65 per person; 3 or more people- USD $55 per person)

Cuzama means “Agua de las golondrinas” or Swallow's water. This unique stop has 3 cenotes to visit, and you have to take a ride on a horse-driven "truck" to travel to them.

Price includes transport, entrance fees and guide.