• Location: Merida, Mexico
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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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.


  • Day tour of Kabah and Uxmal from Merida
  • Drive down the Yucatan Peninsula and visit two ancient Mayan cities
  • Admire the archeological wonder of Uxmal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the Palace of Chaac Masks and the Arch of Kabah
  • Learn about Puuc architecture at the Pyramid of the Magician and Governor's Palace
  • Small-group tour limited to 25 people ensures a personalized experience with an expert guide

What You Can Expect

Uxmal and Kabah Day Trip from Merida


Depart from your Merida hotel in an air-conditioned minivan to the first stop on your archeological adventure. Arrive at Kabah, a prosperous Mayan city that flourished around the year 800 AD, to discover more about the renowned Puuc architectural style. 

Follow your guide to a selection of noteworthy structures and listen as he explains the historical and cultural significance of their features. Admire Kabah’s picturesque Palace and marvel at the impressive façade of the Palace of the Masks, famed for its 250 strong compilation of rain god depictions. Gaze at magnificent monuments of prominent Mayan figures as your guide directs your attention to the intricate stone carvings of the statues.  

Wander beneath the dramatic Arch of Kabal as your guide leads you down the ancient and ambient path that connects Kabah to Uxmal. Return to your minivan for the short drive to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Uxmal to enjoy a 3-hour exploration of the ancient Mayan city. 

Note the prominence of the Mayan deity Chaac, god of rain, through the countless masks and sculptures that decorate Uxmal’s sacred structures. Visit the Nunnery Quadrangle to learn the meaning behind serpentine symbols and absorb the ethereal atmosphere at the Pyramid of the Magician as your guide unravels a complex and captivating history. On the façade of the Governer’s Palace, observe more than 100 images of Chaac and appreciate the astronomical precision of the central doorway. 

Continue your cultural enlightenment with a visit to the Choco Story Museum, an enticing gallery in which the history and importance of cocoa is explained; gain insight into the cultivation and collection of cocoa before awakening your senses to the gorgeous sights and smells of Hacienda Uxmal Hotel’s botanical garden. Dine on a delicious lunch of regional and international specialties before relaxing on the return-trip to your Merida hotel.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fascinating tour of Uxmal and Kabah. If you like learning about the history of Mexica and the Maya culture this is a recommended day tour from Merida. The archeological sites are well preserved and amazing to walk around. These sites are less touristy so it gives you and opportunity to climb on the ruins and peak into the rooms. Our guide was charming and very educated. If you visit Merida, and are interested in history I recommend this tour highly.

Kaleb A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a great experience. The ruins were very beautiful, and what surprised me most was how friendly the other tourists in the group were. I had a wonderful time and would recommend the trip to anyone.

Peter A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Uxmal and Kabah were amazing. When traveling to Mérida, no one should miss this wonderful experience. Our guide, Elias, was knowledgeable and extremely helpful. This was a day that we will long remember.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was an excellent day-long excursion, via Mayaland Tours. Kabah is a very interesting and beautiful site. Uxmal is awesome in the size and grandeur of its pyramids, palaces, administrative buildings, water distribution features etc. Good signage provided by the federal Institute of Anthropology and History. The tour also included lunch at the Uxmal hacienda and Choco-Story Museum - - both very enjoyable. In addition, our guide arranged for us to visit a Maya household compound with a garden of edible and medicinal plants. The tour lasted 11.5 hours by the time we were delivered back to our hote.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

By far one of our favorite trips. Uxmal is truly spectacular as is Kabah. The Choco Museum sounded cheesy but definitely worth a visit to see all the indigenous plants.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017


yoshihiro y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The site tour was excelent and the lunch was very good.
The additional chacolate museum visit was also very interesting.

Rebekah E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Very knowledgeable guide and lots included. We particularly enjoyed Uxmal, but Kobah and the chocolate museum were also really good. Our guide was excellent and the lunch was also good quality. We would recommend this trip.

Claire T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The mini bus arrived on time and took us to Kabah then Uxmal. both sites where brilliant especially Uxmal which was a highlight for me. the guide was very informative and spoke great English. the guide was of Mayan heritage which gave the experience some authenticity. We also visited a chocolate factory which again was interesting. Lunch was close to the Uxmal Archiological site which meant less travelling in the minibus.

Highly recommend

Sabrina H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

A wonderful experience for all. The travel van was exceptionally clean and comfortable and our driver was accommodating and entertaining. Once at the incredible ruins, we were joined by Jorge, a delightful tour guide who clearly knows and loves this land and culture.

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