Tour the streets, parks, and facades of Izamal and Valladolid, and experience the origins of the recent history of the Maya and contemporary Yucatecan society.
Uxmal & Ruta Puuc Tour
- National Adult Ages 11+
- National Child Ages 3-10
- Foreign Adult Ages 11+
- Foreign Child Ages 3-10
Visit Uxmal, Puuc, and Other Ruins
Enjoy a route in the Yucatán Peninsula through four of the most important ruins of the Maya culture that share the same architectural style: Sayil, Labná, Kabáh, and Uxmal. Puuc is the name in Mayan of a set of low-lying hills in which the Maya expressed their mythology in the design of the temples and built cities taking advantage of the characteristics of the terrain.
We start with two of the most impressive and least explored areas of the Puuc: Labná, the Maya city route that stands out for its beautiful and representative decorated arch, and Sayil, guardian of one of the largest palaces in the valley, with its three levels, one of the most beautiful palaces in the region. In these two sites, you will learn about the Maya architecture and construction, its water collection system and way of life.
On the tour of these sites, you can see mounds of stones that relay the existence of a Maya construction; experience the feeling that the explorers of the area felt when asked, what secrets opened to discover in that place. We continue to Kabah, famous for its carved stones, where we see the temple dedicated to the god Chaac, the god of water with seven sculptures oriented to the waiting for the sunrise every morning, the star king who gives life to the living beings.
We conclude with Uxmal, one of the jewels of the classic Maya style where you can get to know its majestic temples and monumental palaces, highlighting the Temple of the Fortune Teller, with a height of almost 40 meters, the nun’s quadrangle where the splendor of the Puuc style is admired (smooth walls and decorated frizos). See the governor’s palace where the Maya architect used more than 20,000 mosaics for its facade. For this reason, it is considered the most beautiful in the Maya territory.
- Roundtrip transportation from your hotel
- Certified bilingual guide
- Lunch (a la carte menu)
- Entrance to the archaeological site
What to Bring:
- Don’t forget to bring your camera and sunscreen!