Set out from your Progreso port of call for an on shore excursion of Uxmal, an ancient Mayan ceremonial site about 50 miles (80 kilometers) 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 guide. Enjoy a box lunch on your return trip to port.
Progreso shore excursion to Uxmal
Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Uxmal, located on the Yucatan Peninsula
See evidence of Puuc architecture at the Nunnery Quadrangle, Pyramid of the Magician and Governor's Palace
Enjoy a box lunch and soft drinks provided aboard the minivan
Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures personal attention from your professional guide
Catch a morning shuttle from the Progreso port to a meeting point. After greeting your guide, climb into a Mercedes Benz minivan and set off for your Uxmal shore excursion. Proceed directly to your destination with your small group of 15 people or fewer.
Travel along the Yucatan Peninsula to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Uxmal, an ancient ceremonial center for the Mayan people nestled in the Puuc region.
Follow your guide on a tour through the archaeological park to see the buildings' architecture and distinctive design. See the masks of Chaac, the rain god and visit the Nunnery Quadrangle, featuring friezes of serpents and owls. Hear about the height of this city's population and activity, between 600 and 1000 AD.
At the Pyramid of the Soothsayer (Pyramid of the Magician), admire the unusual oval design. Pause before the Governor's Palace to snap photos of the of the frieze depicting more than a hundred images of Chaac.
At the conclusion of your tour, climb back in to your waiting vehicle and enjoy a boxed lunch with refreshments. Arrive back at the Progreso port in the afternoon.