• Location: Merida, Mexico
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 89.00 View price calendar

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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.

Highlights

  • 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

Kabah

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

Leigh O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was a great tour! There was much smaller crowds at these sites and no market vendors making constant animal noises like you get at Chichen Itza. The pace is reasonable for the amount to see, and our guide Jorge was incredibly knowledgeable with 50 years experience. Uxmal is highly impressive and worth seeing.

Shelly G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Fantastic ruins! Not crowded and with peaceful feeling! Our guide was Mayan and had been doing this tour for 50 years, but he was anything but rote and boring. The driver was vary kind and spoke very good English, as did the guide. Both accommodated Ur timing and desire to look longer at any given site. Lunch was good, although my sister had the fish and it was excellent. Defenitetly worht it!

Taylor R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Great way to see the area. Super easy pickup and drop off.

Frances D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Every thing about this day was wonder filled.

Tony H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our guide, Rosendo, is super good and nice. As we have only 2 people joining the trip for the day, he explained many interesting myths and historical story to us patiently. To be honest, it is no point visitng the ruins by yourself because you will miss many interesting facts!

Marie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Uxmal is an amazing place. Our guide great! If you are in this part of the world, Uxmal and Kabah should not be missed. I got picked up at my hotel and I was joined by a small group of interesting people. I took three tours with this company while I was in Mérida and was very pleased with all of them. It is an inexpensive and easy way to get to know these sites for the first time.

Martin L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Uxmal and Kabah are both extraordinary examples of the Maya civilization, truly breathtaking. Our guide was very friendly and his commentary/expertise were good, but not outstanding. They did not put together a tour group that worked very well, unfortunately. It included a very elderly couple who really should not have been on this trip because of physical problems - as much as I admired their pluck they should have been strongly discouraged - and a gentleman who was very unhappy because he was counting on the tour ending at the time he had been told rather than 1/1/2 hours later, causing difficulty with a connection. So, while the sites we visited are quite spectacular and merit 5 stars, the tour organization was somewhat lacking.

scott

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.

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