Embark On a Journey of Hidden Gems in our Campeche Tours

If you travel to Campeche, you will find a land of wonders waiting to be discovered on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Join us at Wayak in our Campeche tours as we guide you through an extraordinary adventure, immersing you in the rich history, culture, and natural beauty of this enchanting region. Prepare to be captivated by the allure of our Tours in Campeche: Edzna in The Morning, Handicrafts Route, Campeche City and Calakmul Incredible as we unveil the secrets of their ancient past and vibrant present.

Like its neighboring states, the state of Campeche combines ample exotic vegetation, ancestral Mayan history, a colonial heritage of forts that defended the city from pirates, and an unmissable contemporary cultural richness.

There are so many great experiences to live in this state that a tourist could get lost among so many options of things to do in Campeche. That is why at Wayak we offer tours in Campeche with English speaking guides to offer our tourists the best that this land has to offer. We would like to give you a brief glimpse of Campeche tourist attractions. 

Compared with other destinations in the Mayan Riviera such as Cancun, Bacala or Playa del Carmen, Campeche tours offer a very different experience. Although there are many interesting things to do in Campeche, this state is less focused on resorts and the mayhem of typical American beach experiences. In return, Campeche is more a destination full of history and traditions. In fact, much of the ambience of this state reflects its mixed heritage: that's why in Mexico the slang "campechano" is used to refer to the mixed or varied. 

Campeche City: A Colonial Jewel

If you are looking for tours to Campeche, begin your exploration with a tour in the city, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its beautifully preserved colonial architecture and charming cobblestone streets.

Campeche is the name of both the state and its capital. The city's full name is San Francisco de Campeche and was founded in 1540. The original Mayan settlement was called KaanPeech, which latter became Campeche. The city was in a very appropiate location in the Gulf of Mexico, which made it the main port on the Yucatan Peninsula, that is why it was also which also made it prone to several pirate attacks. That is why it became a fortified city, the only one in Mexico, and one of the few walled cities in the Americas.

That is why our tours to Campeche City beguin with the visit of four of the eight baluartes (forts) that make up the walled enclosure. We will pick you up at your hotel at 10:00 a.m. Then, we will take you to one of the main Campeche tourist attractions: Baluarte de la Soledad (Loneliness Fort) is called after the patron saint of sailors. This fort it is the largest of all in Campeche tourist attractions and houses the Museum of Mayan Architecture, where you can admire what is considered the greatest archaeological jewel of Campeche: the jadeite mask of structure VII of Calakmul. 

Another fort to visit is Baluarte San Carlos, which currently houses the City's Museum. Among the exhibits there are articles from colonial times, such as weapons and armor. In its interior vault you will be transported centuries ago in a former prison known as "el pulguero".

Our tours in Campeche will also take you to Puerta de Tierra (Land Gate) was another military building to defend the city from pirates. Currently it houses a cultural center, while Puerta de Mar (Sea Gate), as its name indicates, has a façade that, from one side faces the sea, and the other begins the cultural promenade of 59th Street, where restaurants, bars and other Campeche tourist attractions are located.

Our Campeche tours will also take you to Fort of San Miguel, which currently serves as the Museum of Mayan and Colonial Archaeology and Fort of San Jose el Alto, its impressive inlaid yellow entryway will take you to which a small museum of collection composed of objects from archaeological contexts, submerged in marine waters mainly from the Gulf of Mexico and the Mexican Caribbean. These forts will provide you spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Our tours include transportation from/to your hotel in comfortable vans, bilingual guide, tickets to Campeche tourist attractions. Please consider that drinks, meals and gratuities are not included.

Among other things to do in Campeche, we recommend you to wander through the historic City Center, where colorful facades and graceful plazas offer a glimpse into the city's storied past. Admire the majestic Cathedral of Campeche, stroll along the bustling Malecón waterfront, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this captivating coastal city.

Traditions & Handcrafts: Artisanal Route

If you travel to Campeche, make sure you get the best of its traditions and handicrafts. In this tour Campeche's most iconic villages will be visited in order to know let you experience its mixture of culture, traditions and the warm service of the people.

Our tours in Campeche's villages include the following destinations:

  • Hecelchakán: Indulge in the finest Cochinita Pibil the region has to offer while marveling at the exquisite church and exploring the Royal Road Museum.
  • Dzitbalché: Witness the intricate artisanal embroidery unique to the region.
  • Calkiní: Behold the 16th-century Church of San Luis Obispo, renowned for its opulent gold and baroque altarpiece.
  • Becal: Visit the renowned site where jipi japa hats, also known as Panama hats, are crafted. These hats are meticulously woven inside caves, showcasing exceptional craftsmanship.
  • Pomuch: Sample the artisanal bread, celebrated for its distinctive and delectable flavor.

Tours to Campeche's Handicraft Route departure every day with a time scheduled at 8:00 a.m. and return 5:00 p.m. Pick up time depends on the location of your hotel. Food or drinks are not included in this tour.

Edzna: The Lost City of the Maya

Venture into the heart of the Campeche jungle to discover the ancient ruins of Edzna, a hidden gem nestled amidst lush greenery. Explore the towering pyramids, intricately carved stelae, and expansive plazas of this once-thriving Maya metropolis. Marvel at the ingenuity of the ancient Maya as you unravel the mysteries of Edzna's past and immerse yourself in its timeless beauty.

Calakmul: Kingdom of the Ancient Maya

If you are looking for another kind of tour Campeche offers you the chance to journey deep into the wilderness to uncover the secrets of Calakmul, one of the largest and most powerful ancient Maya cities. Located within the heart of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, this sprawling archaeological site is surrounded by dense jungle and teeming with wildlife. Climb to the top of the towering pyramids for panoramic views of the jungle canopy, and explore the ancient temples, palaces, and ball courts that once formed the heart of this mighty civilization.

If you are planning to travel to Campeche, rembember that Wayak specializes in crafting unforgettable tours to Campeche that showcase the best of its history, culture, and natural beauty. Join us as we take you on a journey through time and space, where ancient civilizations and modern-day marvels converge to create an unforgettable adventure. Book your tour with us today and let the magic of our tours in Campeche enchant you.

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