Hey there! At Wayak, we have two amazing tours for you to explore the breathtaking Mayan ruins of Uxmal. Both tours offer you a ticket to the site, transportation and of course bilingual guides. One of the tours even includes a delicious meal!
Why Uxmal, you ask? Well, this ancient Mayan city is located in the Puuc region of the western Yucatán Peninsula, about 38.5 miles south of Mérida. It is one of the best-preserved Mayan sites, providing a more realistic glimpse of how the city looked in ancient times. We invite you to book in one of our trips to Uxmal and be amazed with the places and activities we have prepared for you:
Our tours to Uxmal also include a visit to the fascinating Loltun Caves, located south of Merida, which are some of the oldest and most extensive cave systems in the world. You can explore over 800 yards of extension and marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites, and learn about the history and geology of the region.
Once in Uxmal, discover its Great Pyramid
You can't leave Uxmal without visiting its impressive Great Pyramid, standing over 115 feet tall and one of the largest structures in the Mayan world. You can climb to the top for breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside or explore the many chambers and passageways within the pyramid.
Pyramid of the Magician or Soothsayer
Another must-see in many trips to Uxmal is the House of the Magician or Soothsayer, the most famous structure in Uxmal, and the tallest structure on the site. The Pyramid of the Magician is unique in its oval shape and adorned with intricate carvings and decorations. Legend has it that the governor of Uxmal challenged a dwarf, who then magically constructed the pyramid overnight!
Another must-see site in all tours in Uxmal is the Quadrangle of the Nuns. This complex of four buildings is believed to have been a religious center and is famous for its ornate facades and intricate carvings. In fact, its reference to nuns was assigned in the 16th century because it resembled a convent, being the finest of Uxmal's quadrangles.
You can also visit the Governor's Palace, a huge building that used to accommodate the rulers of Uxmal. This wide structure has the longest front walls in Mesoamerica. On its facade, you can see nearly 400 Venus symbols placed in the rain god Chac's masks. Moreover, there are eight bicephalic serpents on top of the main entrance.
And if you're looking for a more unique experience, our Light & Sound tour includes dinner at a restaurant followed by the spectacular light and sound show, Echoes of Uxmal. The show offers a complete different way of discovering this archaeological site, with a one-hour tour that stops at Uxmal's most important buildings with video mapping.
In this tour, instead of visiting Loltun caves we will visit House of the Turtles, a building about 100 feet long by 30 feet wide and is made up of seven enclosures. Along its cornice there are sculptures of turtles, which acquire importance due to their association with rain and the earth.
From archaelogical sites to magical colonial villages, Merida is the starting point to many kinds of tourism: ecological, cultural, conference and even health. In addition to our trips to Uxmal, we also recommend you visit:
1. The ancient Mayan site Chichen Itza
2. Celestun Tour
3. Magical villages such as Valladolid and Izamal
4. Mayapan & Nayah cenote in Pixyah
5. Dzibilchaltun archaelogical site, X'lakah cenote & Progreso
So why wait? Book with us and enjoy the best of Uxmal with our professional guides who were specially designed for foreign visitors that want to know all about the archaeological site's history with comprehensive information and facts about how common life should have been at this ancient city. Come and discover why our trips to Uxmal are so popular!
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