Uxmal Tours

The well-preserved Maya ruins at Uxmal are considered some of the most beautiful in the Yucatan. Temple-pyramids, quadrangles, and a large ball court dot the archaeological site. Highlights include the Great Pyramid and the unusually rounded Pyramid of the Magician. A nightly light and sound show brings the magic of Uxmal to life.

The Basics
Travelers to Riviera Maya and Yucatan shouldn’t miss Uxmal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its decorative Puuc style of Maya architecture. Visit Uxmal independently or on a hassle-free day trip from Merida or Cancun with round-trip transport. Prebook skip-the-line admission tickets for ease, or visit in the afternoon and stay for the evening Uxmal Light and Sound Show. To see more ruins, take a combo tour that visits multiple Maya sites and includes transportation.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Avoid the long ticket lines when you prebook your Uxmal ruins admission.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.
  • Bring sun protection and plenty of water, as there is little shade at the ruins.
  • Arrive early if you want to beat the crowds, especially during high season.

How to Get There
There are several ways to reach Uxmal, located on the Gulf of Mexico side of the Yucatan Peninsula. Buses depart from downtown Merida, or, if you're driving, Uxmal is off highway 261, south of Merida. Highway 261 travels along the Puuc Route (Ruta Puuc). 

When to Get There
Uxmal archaeological site is open daily. Arrive early in the morning if you want to beat the crowds and avoid midday heat. Sunday is typically a busy day at the ruins, as admission is free for local residents.

Puuc Route
Named for its Maya ruins, the Puuc Route runs along Highway 261 and links Uxmal with three other Puuc-style archaeological sites—Kabal, Sayil, and Labna. In addition to Maya ruins, you also find several small artisan villages, historic haciendas, and hidden cenotes along this well-traveled route that winds through a hilly area of the Yucatan Peninsula. 
Location
Address: Merida–Campeche Highway 26, Uxmal 97844, Mexico
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Uxmal Ruins Entrance Ticket

The ancient Maya city of Uxmal is a huge attraction in Mexico, and sometimes the lines to see this UNESCO World Heritage Site are hours long. Avoid the time waiting in the ticket lines with this prebooked admission ticket to the Uxmal ruins. You’ll also get special access to the welcome suite for added convenience.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$19.00 USD
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Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya

Discover ancient temples, colonial architecture and a cacao plantation on a full-day, private trip to Uxmal and Merida from Cancun. Get a personal introduction to these highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula, with the flexibility to customize the day to your interests. Learn about local history, climb to the top of Maya pyramids, stroll through colorful historic neighborhoods and find out how local cacao goes from bean to chocolate bar.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$103.00 USD
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Viator Exclusive: Uxmal at Your Own Pace Including Access to Welcome Suite

Be your own guide while exploring Uxmal at your own pace. This Viator Exclusive includes luxury transport by Mercedes Benz van, plus access to the visitors welcome suite and facilities at The Lodge at Uxmal — just steps away from the archaeological ruins. (Entrance fee to the UNESCO World Heritage site is not included.)
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$32.00 USD
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Full-Day Expedition To Uxmal and Ride In A Vintage Land Rover

Discover the Mayan monuments of Uxmal, one of Mexico’s best-preserved archeological sites, on a 9-hour day trip from Merida. Ideal for lovers of history and culture, this excursion combines a guided tour of Uxmal’s mighty pyramids and ballcourts with a self-drive tour in a 4x4 Land Rover Defender. Refreshments and hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$79.00 USD
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Uxmal Light and Sound Show from Merida

Uncover the mysteries of the ancient Mayans during a full-day tour of Uxmal from Merida. Discover the significant archeological site in both illuminating daylight and atmospheric darkness as you witness a spectacular light and sound show. Gain insight into ancient Mayan civilizations as you follow your knowledgeable guide to the majestic Pyramid of the Magician and Governor’s Palace. Then, as darkness blankets the site, prepare yourself for one of the world’s most acclaimed and astounding light and sound shows. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, which limits numbers to 25 people.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$89.00 USD
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Private Tour to Uxmal with Access to Hacienda Uxmal and Lodge

Benefit from the attention of a private guide on a day trip from Merida to the ancient Maya city of Uxmal, a World Heritage site. You'll discover the features of the archaeological ruins on a personalized tour, then relax with access to the swimming pools and restaurants of Hacienda Uxmal and the Lodge at Uxmal. Round-trip private transport by Mercedes Benz vehicle is provided from your hotel.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$345.00 USD
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Progreso Shore Excursion: Uxmal Day Trip

Set out from your Progreso port of call for an on shore excursion of Uxmal, an ancient Mayan ceremonial site about 50 miles south of Merida that is renowned for the Puuc architectural style of its ruins. Spend your day touring this UNESCO World Heritage Site, visiting such remarkable structures as the Pyramid of the Magician and the Governor's Palace and learning the history of this once-flourishing city from your knowledgable guide. Enjoy a box lunch on your return trip to port.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$99.00 USD
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Private Tour: Uxmal and Sotuta de Peon from Merida

Enjoy a sampling of the Yucatan's offerings on this private tour from Merida. An expert guide picks you up from your hotel and provides context and historical background for the things you will see throughout the day. Explore the archaeological site of Uxmal. Then, visit Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, a sprawling, elegant plantation-style resort with lush gardens and a cenote. Relax and enjoy the surroundings before heading back to the city.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$98.00 USD
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Exclusive Uxmal Tour With Private Guide from Progreso

Feel the luxury and comfort of a unique private guided tour to Uxmal´s Archaeological Site especially designed for you. Begin this activity at your time of choice and enjoy a roundtrip private transportation service aboard a Mercedes Benz vehicle. PLUS you will have the opportunity to use all the facilities of the Hacienda Uxmal and The Lodge at Uxmal - our hotels - including swimming pools and restaurants.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$389.00 USD
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Private Tour to Uxmal and Kabah from Merida

Enjoy a private tour to two main archaeological sites in the Yucatan Peninsula: Uxmal and Kabah. Accompanied by a professional guide, you'll tour these places and discover all about the richness of the Maya civilization. As you arrive, enjoy the tranquility of the places without large crowds, making this a not-to-be-missed experience. Your tour includes transportation and lunch.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$62.39 USD
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Uxmal and Kabah Day Trip from Merida

Discover the mystical allure of two of the Yucatan’s most significant archeological sites on a full-day tour to Kabah and Uxmal from Merida. Learn about ancient architectural styles and Mayan mysteries as you explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites with a knowledgeable guide. Discover legendary buildings like the Pyramid of the Magician, the Governer;s Palace and the Arch of Kabah before enjoying a traditional Mexican lunch at the luxurious Hacienda Uxmal Hotel. Personalized attention from your guide is guaranteed on this small-group tour, with numbers limited to 25 people.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$89.00 USD
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3-in-1 Ultimate Maya Experience Tour: Chichen Itza, Uxmal and Kabah

Immerse yourself in Mayan culture with this 2-day tour from Merida. Enjoy a guided visit to Chichen Itza in the early morning, before the crowds arrive, then visit Kabah and Uxmal on the second day. Entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from Merida hotels are included.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$105.00 USD
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8-Day Yucatan Peninsula: Small-Group Tour from Cancun Including Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam and Tulum

Uncover the mystifying mysteries of the ancient Mayans on an enriching and explorative 8-day tour of the Yucatan’s most significant archeological sites from Cancun. On this personalized small-group tour, explore the ancient World Wonder of Chichen Itza with a knowledgeable guide. Delve other atmospheric ruins such as Uxmal, El Baklam, Tulum and more, while gaining fascinating insight into the unique culture and intriguing history of the region. Travel in comfort, feast upon sublime local specialties and luxuriate in lavish hotel accommodations during your spectacular journey through the Yucatan Peninsula.
  • Duration: 8 days
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2-Day Trip of Main Yucatan Attraction Including Uxmal and Izamal

Follow in the footsteps of the mighty Mayans. You’ll get in-depth commentary on Mexico’s once powerful indigenous civilization, which has fascinated scholars for centuries. Visit two archaeological sites: Chichen Itza, famous for its astronomical observatory and ballpark, where tournaments ended in human sacrifices, and Uxmal, home to some of Mexico’s most important pre-Colombian ruins. You’ll also have time to tour colonial-era towns.
  • Duration: 1 day 12 hours
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Uxmal and Kabah Tour from Merida

Uncover the ancient mysteries of Uxmal and Kabah, legendary archeological sites in the Yucatan Peninsula, on a tour from Merida. With a professional guide, delve into the rich legacy left by Mayan civilization as you visit the Temple of the Magician, the Governer’s Palace and the temple dedicated to Chaac, god of water. Gain valuable insight from your expert guide and relish the early morning tranquility of sites free of tourist crowds. Enjoy round-trip transportation from your Merida hotel and revitalize with a complimentary lunch midway through the day.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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2-Day Yucatan Overview Tour Including Chichen Itza and Merida

Discover Chichen Itza and Uxmal, two of the most important archaeological pre-Hispanic cities in Maya history, on this 2-day tour. Enjoy guided tours of both UNESCO sites, and gain insight into its top attractions including the Kukulcan Pyramid, Ball Court and the Governor’s Palace. Relax at the pool facilities of Mayaland Resort and marvel at Uxmal’s nighttime light and sound show. In addition to the archaeological sites, visit the charming colonial town of Merida. An overnight stay in Uxmal, some meals and hotel transport are included.
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5 Days of Flamingos, Henequen and Mayan Culture

The ancient Mayan civilization achieved such development that allowed the construction of huge cities and civic Established in southeastern Mexico, the Maya occupied what are now the states of Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo, Chiapas and Tabasco.In the Yucatan peninsula you can visit the most important archaeological sites without having to travel long distances the Caribbean SeaThe name of this sea is derived from the Caribs, a native people that occupied part of the Lesser Antilles and of South America.
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6 Days of Diverse Yucatán Tour

As Yucatan’s cultural heart, Merida has a great number of museums and art galleries, including the Natural History Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum and the Merida Theater. Visitors can also enjoy an extraordinary selection of restaurants and nightlife. Merida is an easy drive from major archeological sites, including Chichen-Itza, Uxmal and Mayapan, as well as the state’s beautiful beaches and “cenotes”, crystalline sinkholes to the regions extraordinary underground network of rivers. Merida’s International Airport makes this destination very accessible.
  • Duration: 6 days
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5 Days of Culture and Biodiversity in Yucatán

The haciendas of Mexico were part of an economic system that began with the Spanish in the sixteenth century, similar to the feudal system of Europe. They were efficient farms and manufacturing centers that produced meat and other products for export. Over time, the haciendas became symbols of economic health and culture, adorned with architecture, furniture and art from all over the world. Like the southern plantations of the United States, the haciendas reinforced the caste system, based on race, with the hacendados as masters and the Maya or indigenous as laborers. Most of the Yucatecan haciendas in the 19th century produced henequen rope, a plant variety of the agave cactus, which was exported by the growing transport industry.
  • Duration: 5 days
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10-Day Yucatan Heritage Tour from Cancun

Enjoy a fantastic trip through the World Heritage Sites of the Yucatan Peninsula. This trip has a perfect combination of the core nature and cultural activities, that sum up what Yucatan Peninsula is all about! Explore the amazing Sian Ka’an, Calakmul and Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserves as well as the second largest coral reef of the world, the amazing Mayan jungle, the unique wetlands and the wide biodiversity that these ecosystems have to offer. Truly understand the history of the Mayans by visiting impressive archaeological sites such as Coba and Chichen Itza and visit the colonial cities of Valladolid and Merida.
  • Duration: 10 days
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$2,495.00 USD
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4 Days of Minitour in Yucatán

Ek 'Balam is located in the central-eastern part of Yucatan, about 190 km from Mérida and it is easy to reach the area, since the access is clearly signposted. The name of the ancient city, in the Yucatec Mayan language, literally translates into Spanish as "dark or black jaguar" (Barrera V. 1980: 1950) although the people of the Ek'Balam region who speak Mayan also interpret it as " Lucero-Jaguar. " When the Spanish arrived in the Yucatan Peninsula in 1517, Chichén Itzá was already abandoned, which means that while Europe lived in the Middle Ages, Chichen Itza had already created an even more precise calendar than the Gregorian one, its knowledge of Astronomy was much more advanced and they handled the concept of the number zero. Chichén Itzá differed from other Mayan cities by introducing the cult to the god Kukulcán, the feathered serpent.
  • Duration: 4 days
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