The Mysteries of our Edzna Tours: A Journey Through Time

Edzna is an ancient Maya city shrouded in mystery and intrigue, nestled amidst the lush jungles of Campeche, Mexico. Join us at Wayak as we embark on unforgettable Edzna tours to uncover the wonders of this extraordinary archaeological site and delve into the rich history and culture of the Mayan civilization.

This archeological site is located 55 km southeast of the city of Campeche. Once inside, its religious and residential buildings distributed over an area of approximately 25 square kilometers, so you can get lost among this amount of ruins. That is why the best way to travel to Edzna is by booking a tour with bilingual guide and comfortable transportation from you hotel.

A Powerful Ancient Metropolis 

In Edzna, an efficient rainwater collection, storage and disposal system was built to construct a powerful metropolis that dominated the western peninsular between 400 and 1000 AD. Among the architectural styles is a long sequence of constructions over more than 15 centuries in Chenes and Puuc styles. 

Travel to Edzna and step back in time as you wander through its majestic ruins, a testament to the ingenuity and sophistication of the ancient Maya. Marvel at the towering pyramids, intricate stone carvings, and expansive plazas that once formed the heart of this thriving city. Discover the secrets of the Great Plaza, where ceremonial rituals and public gatherings were held, and explore the majestic Temple of the Five Stories, a towering structure that offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Tours in Edzna will guide you through all these places.

The Temple of the Large Masks: A Sacred Monument

At the center of the Edzna archaeological site stands the iconic Temple of the Large Masks, a sacred place dedicated to the Maya sun god, Kinich Ahau. One of the main Edzna tourist attractions are these faces with masks with anthropomorphic features and cultural attributes of that time. Feel a sense of awe and reverence as you contemplate the spiritual significance of this sacred faces, and imagine the rituals and ceremonies that once took place in its hallowed halls. 

The Great Acropolis: Seat of Power

Explore the Great Acropolis, the political and administrative center of Edzna, where the ruling elite once governed the city and its surrounding territories. Admire the intricate carvings and stelae that adorn the walls of the ancient structures, and gain insight into the complex social and political structures of Maya society. The Great Acropolis faces the horizon and looks upon the Building of the Five Floors located directly in front. Definitely one of the best Edzna tourist attractions.

The Great Plaza: Heart of the City

Experience the vibrant energy of the Great Plaza, the beating heart of Edzna, where bustling markets, lively festivals, and ceremonial events once brought the city to life. Imagine the sights and sounds of ancient Maya life as you wander through the expansive plaza, surrounded by towering pyramids, stately temples, and bustling market stalls. Our tours to Edzna invite you to feel the echoes of history as you soak in the atmosphere of this bustling urban center, and gain a deeper understanding of the daily lives of the Maya people.

Building of the Five Floors

The crown jewel of all Edzna tourist attractions is this construction that stands out from the jungle. This building rises 39 meters above the extensive Edzná Valley and is formed by a five-story stepped pyramidal base with numerous rooms on the outside. At the top is a temple in the form of a cross. Among the things to do in Edzna, you can ascend to this ancient temple and witness the breathtaking beauty of the surrounding jungle canopy, as the sun casts its golden rays upon the ancient stone steps, each of them have intricate glyph carvings.

Other things to do in Edzna

Tours in Edzna also include these structures:

  • Nohochná (The Big House)
  • Temple of the South and Temple of the North 
  • Ball Court
  • Puuc Yard
  • The old sorceress

During the tour Edzna has only one vending machine for cold drinks and snacks. So we recommend you to be prepared since there are no stores or restaurants within the site.

Consider that our tours to Edzna depart from your hotel in Campeche City. We will make a 45 minute trip to the archaeological site. Our guided tours in Edzna take approximately from 1:30 to 2 hours. We will provide some free time so you can find more things to do in Edzna before going back to your hotel. Total travelling time: 4 hours. Remember our tour includes the entrance to the site but does not include food nor beverages.

If you travel to Edzna, please consider other tours in Campeche with Wayak

Campeche City Tour: A a fortified city, the only one in Mexico, and one of the few walled cities in the Americas. This UNESCO World Heritage city is renowned for its beautifully preserved colonial architecture and charming cobblestone streets. We will take you to the main baluartes, forts that protected the city from pirates and now became museums and cultural centers with beautiful views to the Gulf of Mexico.

Calakmul Incredible: If you enjoy our tours to Edzna, you will love Calakmul. Journey deep into the wilderness to uncover the secrets of one of the largest and most powerful ancient Maya cities. Explore the ancient temples, palaces, and ball courts that once formed the heart of this mighty civilization.

Handicrafts Route: Get the best of Campeche's traditions and handicrafts in this tour through its most iconic villages. Experience its mixture of culture, traditions and the warm service of the people.

Besides our Edzna tours, we recommend you to visit these places during your visit to Campeche:

Explore the ancient Mayan ruins scattered throughout the Campeche region, including the impressive site of Balamkú, where you can marvel at the intricately carved sculptures and towering pyramids that dominate the landscape. Visit the archaeological site of Hormiguero, where you can witness the remnants of a once-great Maya city and uncover the secrets of its rise and fall.

At Wayak, we specialize in crafting immersive and unforgettable experiences that showcase the best of Edzna and the surrounding region. 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 tours in Edzna with us today and let the magic of Mayan culture enchant you.

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