Uxmal

A city of Mystery and Legend

The city of Uxmal is associated with mystery and legend. One story suggests that the city’s first king was bested by a magical dwarf named Itzamna, who won the position as Uxmal’s king by constructing the tallest monument in the city in one night. That ceremonial pyramid is now known as the “Pyramid of the Magician” or the “Pyramid of the Soothsayer.” You can sense the history here as you walk around and gaze at the stunning architecture and majestic layout of this ancient city.

The experience

One of the most complete experiences of Merida Gay Tours, you will visit mayan ruins, a cenote and an Hacienda. You will get, culture, fun, reshing time and a delicious lunch at an incredible antique hacienda
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Uxmal archaelogical site

Out of all the Mayan ruins worldwide, Uxmal is considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Maya culture. Being no less majestic and magical than Chichen Itza, the fact Uxmal is less visited by tourists makes it a much more enticing and awe-inspiring Mayan ruin experience. 

Uxmal style is characteristic of the Puuc style, of which Uxmal may be the best representative.
The fine carvings and the elegance of its architecture shows that Uxmal was a political, administrative and trade Centre of major importance. With up to 25000 inhabitants, for about 300 years Uxmal was the most powerful site in western Yucatán, and in alliance with Chichén Itza, dominated all of the northern Maya area.
Even today while the city has been abandoned for centuries, its majesty still radiates. Indeed, Uxmal is considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Maya culture.

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cenote

It is an open cenote completely surrounded by nature,  crystal clear waters protect inside a world that you can not miss. Refresh  and enjoy their refreshing waters

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hacienda

Haciendas in Mexico were the basis of an economic system begun by the Spaniards in the 16th century, similar to the feudal system of Europe. They were efficient manufacturing centers that produced Sisal (in Yucatan). Over time, haciendas became symbols of wealth and culture, adorned with architecture, furnishings and art from around the world.

Alternative Experience

choco story museum

What seems like a total tourist trap, located right across from Uxmal, is actually an extremely well-done museum that goes far beyond the story of chocolate. Mayans are credited with the discovery cocoa after all, so the museum does examine its origins here. But Choco-Story ultimately delves deep into the Mayan civilization and culture, which we found to be more in-depth and informative than the onsite museum at neighboring Uxmal, or any of the other ruin sites for that matter. 

what to expect

Culture & History

Visit to one of the most amazing cultures.

Activity

Moderate to High. Walking around Uxmal Ruins
Swimming at cenote

Time

7-8 hours

Best Guide

By us, gay mexican local guides. Consider us your friends in Mexico.

all included

private tour

$130

USD

Per Person based in 2 participants

  • All regular admissions
  • Guide fees
  • Lunch
  • Private round-trip transportation
  • No extra cost, except for drinks, souvenirs and tips

daily on your schedule

private driver for a day

$155

USD

from 1 to 4 persons

  • 6 hours of service
  • transportation in air conditioned car
  • all fuel and parking fees
  • Private english-speaking driver

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