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⍟ Magic UXMAL & Mayan chocolate
Are you ready for adventure? We will visit two places full of culture and magic, starting with Uxmal, one of the most important Mayan cities in the region and an unprecedented beauty. We will share with you some cool history of the mayans as we get to the city and then you will discover it at your own rythm. Take photographs with the morning light and enjoy its amazing architecture while we will wait for you in the entrance with out rush (leaving early its a must avoiding the heat and the crowds) If you are already in Yucatan, you have to know Uxmal! Then we will move to the Chocostory Museum (in front), where we will know the importance of cocoa for the Mayans, showing the process of elaboration and importance from ancient times to the present. We will walk in a botanical garden full of tropical vegetation, & rescued animals, we will enjoy a drink of pure cocoa, in addition to witnessing an traditional Mayan ceremony performed by an X'men (Shaman). IMPORTANT: we do not guide inside Uxmal, as we dont have the permits to do so. Perfect for solo travelers, couples and friends who want to visit this places without the troubles of transportation. ENTRANCES NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Bring cash to pay tickets. Chocó-story museum cost: $ 150 pesos Uxmal cost: $ 494 pesos foreigners and $ 225 pesos Mexicans.
Chichen Itza, Cenote & the magic Izamal
Avoid crowds, no tourist traps, no buffet meals. Just the best off the beaten path We'll pick you up early in the morning to beat the crowds in Chichen Itza, since is the most visited in the area, at that time we will have the opportunity to enjoy the site with less people, have better pictures and take advantage of the fresh morning. Inside the archaeological site i wil explain you the importance of the city and the mayan civilization. Afrerwards we'll continue and visit a cenote off the beaten path,(sinkholes unique in the Yucatan Peninsula), which is own by a mayan family. There is plenty of time to enjoy the crystal clear freshwater of the cenote. The family will cook authentic local food, some ingredients are from their vegetable garden. After lunch we will hit the road again towards the yellow city of Izamal, . We will climb the mayan temple of Kinich Kakmo (34 m height/ 100 feet height), walk among the magic streets of the city and visit the convent in honor of Saint Antonio de Padua builded back in the XVI century. Finally we'll head back to Merida Average time to stay in each location: Chichen itza 2 hours (8 to 10 am) Cenote and food 2 hours (11 to 1 pm) Izama( 2 pm to 3:30) Back in Merida between 4 to 5 pm Transportation included Prices in pesos per person of the activities to pay in cash Chichen itza 571 mx Cenote and food 250 mx
⭐Magic CENOTES + Hacienda
This is an authentic Yucatecan experience. We'll visit 2 of our favorite cenotes and one hacienda (historical building) on ​​this day of Mayan jungle adventure & probably (hopefully) we'll have them just to ourselves (depending on the season and the day) or at least we won't find a crowd in them. (Perfect for families, couples, groups of friends, and solo travelers). The first cenote is a cavern one, with sapphire blue water (not cold) from where we will appreciate to the bottom of it (it may vary in raining season). The second cenote is a perfectly shaped open circle with incredible emerald water surrounded by trees and birds. We’ll tell you a few things about the mayan culture as you take in the impressive views of these hundreds of millions of year old rock formation while you swim, snorkel, explore, float, do high jumps from almost 32 ft! (just for the most adventurous) or just relax in each of these cold&fresh water cenotes taking pictures. We will stay from 45 mins to 1 hour (depending on you) in each cenote, without rushing (something typical in normal tours). Finally, you will enjoy a regional artisanal organic firewood cooked meal (VEGAN & VEGETARIAN option) prepared by the Mayan community from the harvest to your plate (welcome to México!) for less than the cost of a beer in california! (Not included in the price $200 pesos MXN extras per person) *Why is not included? This is made in order for you to not pay comission of the platform + taxes of the food price and also to make sure your money goes into the right hands! Other highlights -Small group adventure -The experience is perfect for English speakers as well as spanish speakers -By booking this experience you directly support a Mayan family and their community -The experience includes a guided visit to an hacienda (historical building) -At the end of the experience you will receive our list of the best local tips to do in Mérida (what to eat, where to go, where to buy gifts and more) perfect for starting your trip in the city! MEETING POINT at Parque de Santa Lucía (60 st btw 55 & 53 centro) downtown centro 3 blocks away from main plaza. *This experience can be guided by Miguel, Moisés or Lluvia *Book PRIVATE (the whole experience for yourself) and get picked up and dropped off at your place (available in Merida) *This experience includes googles and life jacket *Pick up available at progreso and nearby towns! (Additional fee depending on the location) *Experience guided by true locals (myself or my co-hosts Moisés & Lluvia) Your date is not available? Contact me ;) All info will be send to you as soon as you book :) Looking for a cool place to stay? Book my loft by clicking on my profile! :) Click on my profile to join us into more adventures!
Chichen Itza, the pink lagoon and pink flamingos
This experience departs from Merida, city. We'll be back in the city of Merida between 6 to 7:00 pm. From the Flamingos area to Merida is around 2.5 to 3 hours drive. Avoid crowds, no tourist traps, no buffet meals I will pick you up at the meeting point, the goal is to arrive in Chichen Itza early, since is the most visited in the area, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the site with less people, have better pictures and take advantage of the fresh morning. Inside the archaeological site i wil explain you the importance of the city and the mayan civilization. Afterwards we will continue to Temozon town where we will eat lunch, they have a great variety of local food as well as vegetarian options. We will hit the road again towards Rio Lagartos to visit the salt mines in Las coloradas, where you will be able to take amazing pictures of the pink pools and the pink flamingos that inhabit the biosphere reserve of Rio Lagartos. On our way back to Merida we will make a final stop in a Cenote where you will have the chance to swim in their crystal clear water. Finally we will head back to Merida. Other things to note Transportation included Entry fee to Chichen Itza and cenote not included Chichen Itza $571 pesos pink lagoon photo session (optional) $300 Food 90 pesos only mexican pesos are accepted to pay the fees and food
Mayan Bees Tour & Honey Tasting
We will start the experience on a walking tour to the point where we will start a descent down a stairway to a dry cenote, there we will see some varieties of local plants, we will know their use and importance, we will enter the vault of the cenote where we can see some Local bee varieties in their wild state, it should be mentioned that bees do not sting because they do not have stings. Later we will walk through a path in the jungle where we will identify the main plants for the production of honey. We will arrive to our meliponario where we will talk about the process of honey coke, we will know about the other products of the comena as well as their health properties and we will even be able to open a beehive to observe the amazing architecture of the bees. We will make a tasting of honey and other products of the hive. And finally we will visit our small store of honey and souvenirs. Of course we will not forget the souvenir photo at the end of the experience. It is necessary to wear comfortable shoes for walking and closed shoes. Use organic mosquito repellent. We are a team of 4 guides, Jorge, Dianela, Gerardo and Julia, so one of us can accompany you in this experience Other things to note It is important to consider that it is necessary to be in physical condition to walk on nature trails, up and down stairs. Can use an organic repellent. It is important to be on time for the activity.

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⍟ Magic UXMAL & Mayan chocolate
Are you ready for adventure? We will visit two places full of culture and magic, starting with Uxmal, one of the most important Mayan cities in the region and an unprecedented beauty. We will share with you some cool history of the mayans as we get to the city and then you will discover it at your own rythm. Take photographs with the morning light and enjoy its amazing architecture while we will wait for you in the entrance with out rush (leaving early its a must avoiding the heat and the crowds) If you are already in Yucatan, you have to know Uxmal! Then we will move to the Chocostory Museum (in front), where we will know the importance of cocoa for the Mayans, showing the process of elaboration and importance from ancient times to the present. We will walk in a botanical garden full of tropical vegetation, & rescued animals, we will enjoy a drink of pure cocoa, in addition to witnessing an traditional Mayan ceremony performed by an X'men (Shaman). IMPORTANT: we do not guide inside Uxmal, as we dont have the permits to do so. Perfect for solo travelers, couples and friends who want to visit this places without the troubles of transportation. ENTRANCES NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE Bring cash to pay tickets. Chocó-story museum cost: $ 150 pesos Uxmal cost: $ 494 pesos foreigners and $ 225 pesos Mexicans.
Chichen Itza, Cenote & the magic Izamal
Avoid crowds, no tourist traps, no buffet meals. Just the best off the beaten path We'll pick you up early in the morning to beat the crowds in Chichen Itza, since is the most visited in the area, at that time we will have the opportunity to enjoy the site with less people, have better pictures and take advantage of the fresh morning. Inside the archaeological site i wil explain you the importance of the city and the mayan civilization. Afrerwards we'll continue and visit a cenote off the beaten path,(sinkholes unique in the Yucatan Peninsula), which is own by a mayan family. There is plenty of time to enjoy the crystal clear freshwater of the cenote. The family will cook authentic local food, some ingredients are from their vegetable garden. After lunch we will hit the road again towards the yellow city of Izamal, . We will climb the mayan temple of Kinich Kakmo (34 m height/ 100 feet height), walk among the magic streets of the city and visit the convent in honor of Saint Antonio de Padua builded back in the XVI century. Finally we'll head back to Merida Average time to stay in each location: Chichen itza 2 hours (8 to 10 am) Cenote and food 2 hours (11 to 1 pm) Izama( 2 pm to 3:30) Back in Merida between 4 to 5 pm Transportation included Prices in pesos per person of the activities to pay in cash Chichen itza 571 mx Cenote and food 250 mx
⭐Magic CENOTES + Hacienda
This is an authentic Yucatecan experience. We'll visit 2 of our favorite cenotes and one hacienda (historical building) on ​​this day of Mayan jungle adventure & probably (hopefully) we'll have them just to ourselves (depending on the season and the day) or at least we won't find a crowd in them. (Perfect for families, couples, groups of friends, and solo travelers). The first cenote is a cavern one, with sapphire blue water (not cold) from where we will appreciate to the bottom of it (it may vary in raining season). The second cenote is a perfectly shaped open circle with incredible emerald water surrounded by trees and birds. We’ll tell you a few things about the mayan culture as you take in the impressive views of these hundreds of millions of year old rock formation while you swim, snorkel, explore, float, do high jumps from almost 32 ft! (just for the most adventurous) or just relax in each of these cold&fresh water cenotes taking pictures. We will stay from 45 mins to 1 hour (depending on you) in each cenote, without rushing (something typical in normal tours). Finally, you will enjoy a regional artisanal organic firewood cooked meal (VEGAN & VEGETARIAN option) prepared by the Mayan community from the harvest to your plate (welcome to México!) for less than the cost of a beer in california! (Not included in the price $200 pesos MXN extras per person) *Why is not included? This is made in order for you to not pay comission of the platform + taxes of the food price and also to make sure your money goes into the right hands! Other highlights -Small group adventure -The experience is perfect for English speakers as well as spanish speakers -By booking this experience you directly support a Mayan family and their community -The experience includes a guided visit to an hacienda (historical building) -At the end of the experience you will receive our list of the best local tips to do in Mérida (what to eat, where to go, where to buy gifts and more) perfect for starting your trip in the city! MEETING POINT at Parque de Santa Lucía (60 st btw 55 & 53 centro) downtown centro 3 blocks away from main plaza. *This experience can be guided by Miguel, Moisés or Lluvia *Book PRIVATE (the whole experience for yourself) and get picked up and dropped off at your place (available in Merida) *This experience includes googles and life jacket *Pick up available at progreso and nearby towns! (Additional fee depending on the location) *Experience guided by true locals (myself or my co-hosts Moisés & Lluvia) Your date is not available? Contact me ;) All info will be send to you as soon as you book :) Looking for a cool place to stay? Book my loft by clicking on my profile! :) Click on my profile to join us into more adventures!
Chichen Itzá, Cenote Hacienda & Cities
Get ready for the most complete Airbnb experience in Yucatan! - Chichen itza. - Cenote Hacienda San Lorenzo Oxman - Valladolid. - Izamal. We are the units, which takes you to one of the seven wonders of the world, one of the most beautiful and instagrammable cenotes in Yucatan and the two magical villages of the state in one day. We leave at 6 am at the meeting point, which is very central and easy to find. We arrive in Chichen itza before they open, we are the first to enter which guarantees you: fewer people, less sun and unique photographs. There we will see our certified guide that speaks Spanish, English, French or Italian and will give you your guided tour of the important points. Second point, Cenote Hacienda, we located them where to change and where to enter the cenote, free time to bathe, relax and enjoy the facilities. Third point: Valladolid. For those who speak Spanish, they are given a guided view in the main square, those who do not, are given free time, and then stop for lunch at a Yucatecan restaurant. Last point Izamal, there we will see our certificate that speaks Spanish and English, to give you a guided tour of the important points of this beautiful place. A minimum of 3 guests will be able to complete the experience, if they are less, please write beforehand to give them good options. Tickets in Chichen itza and cenote are paid at the ticket office.
Walking Tour With a Local
It's a guided walking tour, focused mainly on providing travelers with an authentic and local experience of the city that they are visiting. We will walk through the historic center of Valladolid to visit the most emblematic places of the city, where we will tell you the history of each one of them, as well as facts, anecdotes and historical events that happened in each of these emblematic sites and you will listen to legends that do not go unnoticed. In addition, we offer you Tastings of local products. The tour is great for single travelers, couples, and families. It serves as a tour where travelers can connect with each other as well as form ideas on what they may want to further explore, during their time in the city or town. With our Walking Tour we hope to promote our local community and give travelers an experience in which they feel connected and informed. **These are our Routes** Walking Tour 10am -San servacio church -Los arcos (xtabentun tasting) -Cenote Zaci (observation) -Local market (tasting of fruit, sweets and condiments) Walking Tour 7pm -San servacio church -5 Calles & Calzada de los frailes -Bonito mercado (Honey tasting) -Ex-Convento de San Bernardino de siena (Video Mapping Light Show)
Chichen Itza, the pink lagoon and pink flamingos
This experience departs from Merida, city. We'll be back in the city of Merida between 6 to 7:00 pm. From the Flamingos area to Merida is around 2.5 to 3 hours drive. Avoid crowds, no tourist traps, no buffet meals I will pick you up at the meeting point, the goal is to arrive in Chichen Itza early, since is the most visited in the area, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the site with less people, have better pictures and take advantage of the fresh morning. Inside the archaeological site i wil explain you the importance of the city and the mayan civilization. Afterwards we will continue to Temozon town where we will eat lunch, they have a great variety of local food as well as vegetarian options. We will hit the road again towards Rio Lagartos to visit the salt mines in Las coloradas, where you will be able to take amazing pictures of the pink pools and the pink flamingos that inhabit the biosphere reserve of Rio Lagartos. On our way back to Merida we will make a final stop in a Cenote where you will have the chance to swim in their crystal clear water. Finally we will head back to Merida. Other things to note Transportation included Entry fee to Chichen Itza and cenote not included Chichen Itza $571 pesos pink lagoon photo session (optional) $300 Food 90 pesos only mexican pesos are accepted to pay the fees and food
Chichen Itza, unique biocultural experience in the world
Enjoy a unique experience in the world, "Chichen Itza and its biocultural legacy". Marvel at the impressive biodiversity that surrounds this majestic archaeological site, discovering its history and archaeological importance. You will learn how important nature has been in the cosmogonic knowledge of pre-hispanic Mayans and how they have impacted the art, religion and virtually any Mayan cultural expression. We will take a walking tour visiting the most emblematic places and buildings of the archaeological site, discovering the great architectural, math, astronomical and ecological knowledge.
Live the history of the kings & cenotes
LIVE THE STORY OF A BEAUTIFUL PLACE OF KINGS & CENOTE Reyes haciendas tour. You will know unique stories of the emperors and former rulers of Mexico, we will visit places of kings and you will live one day as if you were one of them, this place is super special but more interesting to know the stories that happened there in the seventeenth century, you will swim and snorkel In 2 of the cenotes of this great hacienda, then to close with a flourish a delicious meal that you will not forget. It will be a day full of emotions. 8 am we can meet at the Paseo Montejo stabucks or stop by you. At 9 am we will arrive at the former farm just at that time they open which will give us the opportunity to enjoy it to the fullest, we will visit incredible places worthy of kings, where we will have the opportunity to take good photos and admire the beauty of the place. At 10 am we can enter the first cenote where we will advance through a channel that will leave you impacted by the vegetation on its walls, 11am the 2nd Cenote, the best closed cenote in Yucatan, will leave you impressed, there we will wait a few minutes to see just the midday light entrance show so you can see how everything lights up. 12:30 pm walk through a second hacienda is spectacular. 1:45 we will return to Merida. 2:15 lunch in the best traditional restaurant in Mérida
Professional Photo Tour in Incredible Izamal
Guided photo tour in Izamal; Yucatan’s incredible yellow city. Create a beautiful collection of memories with your family and friends, or get some red hot shots to spice up your social media posts, whilst learning more about the incredible city of Izamal, one of the Yucatan’s hidden gems. The meeting point is the main plaza where you will be greeted by professional photographer Carlos Dominguez. After spending a few minutes getting to know each other and finding out what you are looking for in your images, he will lead you around the famous Convent of San Antonio de Padua and the Mayan archaeological site of Kinich Kak Moo. There will be some other photo-stops along the way that make the most of the beautiful yellow walls and colonial architecture of Izamal, capturing you or your friends and family looking your absolute best! After the tour you will receive our exclusive Izamal Guide pdf, available in English, Spanish and French with history and information, places to eat and things to see around Izamal. You will have the opportunity to take posed shots as well as more natural looking compositions, just talk to Carlos about your ideas and preferences at the start. Just reach out to us beforehand so we can plan the perfect session for you. You will receive a minimum of 20 high resolution, professionally edited, digital images within a maximum of 3 days after your tour.
Mayan Bees Tour & Honey Tasting
We will start the experience on a walking tour to the point where we will start a descent down a stairway to a dry cenote, there we will see some varieties of local plants, we will know their use and importance, we will enter the vault of the cenote where we can see some Local bee varieties in their wild state, it should be mentioned that bees do not sting because they do not have stings. Later we will walk through a path in the jungle where we will identify the main plants for the production of honey. We will arrive to our meliponario where we will talk about the process of honey coke, we will know about the other products of the comena as well as their health properties and we will even be able to open a beehive to observe the amazing architecture of the bees. We will make a tasting of honey and other products of the hive. And finally we will visit our small store of honey and souvenirs. Of course we will not forget the souvenir photo at the end of the experience. It is necessary to wear comfortable shoes for walking and closed shoes. Use organic mosquito repellent. We are a team of 4 guides, Jorge, Dianela, Gerardo and Julia, so one of us can accompany you in this experience Other things to note It is important to consider that it is necessary to be in physical condition to walk on nature trails, up and down stairs. Can use an organic repellent. It is important to be on time for the activity.
Mystical Cenotes Mayan by Night, Nada & Snorkeling
Mientras cae la noche saldremos de la ciudad de Mérida hacia un pequeño poblado a 50 km. en el anillo de cenotes, llegaremos a un lugar especial y mágico donde descenderemos y disfrutaremos de las ancestrales aguas subterráneas de Yucatán, en esta maravilla natural podrás nadar, snorlkear o sencillamente recostarte y disfrutar de un buen descanso en contacto con la madre tierra, desconectado del mundo y sus prisas. Aquí pasaremos una hora en el vientre de la madre tierra para encontrarnos a nosotros mismos, tal vez de frente a nuestros miedos para vencerlos, para tomar conciencia de las maravillas que nos rodean y de las que somos parte. Puedes tomarte selfies y fotos el lugar es un paraiso subterraneo, con iluminación adecuada así con toda tranquilidad disfrutaremos a pesar de ser de noche. Se te proporcionara chaleco salvavidas, visor y snorkel para tu seguridad y disfrute en estas aguas. Después de toda esta recarga de energía y buenas vibras, en el mismo poblado vamos al segundo cenote con una mistica maya especial. Ahi puedes cenar Sopa de Lima, Panuchos, Salbutes, etc. (COSTO NO INCLUIDO) Ya satisfechos regresaremos a la cd. terminando en el centro o podemos convenir si deseas o en tu alojamiento según disponibilidad y distancia. Durante la ida veremos pirámides, conventos coloniales, haciendas y poblados tradicionales mayas. Todo totalmente seguro aun sin saber nadar.
Short Chichen-Itza trip
Travel with a purpose and learn from a professional certified tourguide. We'll pick you up on a registered car at a meeting point in Valladolid, by then we will have already picked up few other participants in Tulum (two listings/one group). 1 hour guided tour + free time = perfect timing for skipping the busiest/hotest time at Chichen Itza. Make questions, learn about the history of the area and also enjoy self exploring an ancient city. There are local vendors you'll support while getting authentic crafts and souvenirs on site After we are done with the visit, we will drive you back to Valladolid, of course we will have a great regional brunch with yummy food prepared by a local lady. **At most towns in Yucatan there are stray dogs we are targeting to help, by having lunch at one of these towns, local people get familiar with us, so they allow us providing education about animal welfare and we identify/monitor dogs and cats in need of beeing rescued and relocated. You will make the most out off your morning and contribute with local education iniciatives and still have time for relaxing later. IMPORTANT NOTES: *20usd extra fee applicable to groups that remain booked by less than 4 people total (bookings close the night before). *Inquire about price for getting dropped off at Tulum or Coba area after lunch if you need it. *You can donate for spaying/neutering programs
Explore the Cenotes!
Dive into the refreshing waters of Yucatan's cenotes. Take your own eyes to the magic of light and water that are the cenotes of the Mayan world. Join me in this experience filled with learning about nature, snorkeling, fun, amazing experiences and photos. We will start our day with a road trip to the town of Pixyah, Yucatan located an hour and a half from the city of Merida, we will visit two cenotes in the same area with enough time for us to enjoy and learn in each of the two. After spending the whole day enjoying these magical places, a family from the community will do us the favor of opening their home to us for a magnificent meal, undoubtedly a unique experience. we will talk about the culture of the region history and geography of the place. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to let me know. I will gladly answer them! We have to cover some installments in the village.
Lead this Adventure to the World of Cenotes
Hello fellow travelers! So in this type of experience I make sure you have one of the most incredible day of your life showing you 3 totally different type of cenotes that I have had the amazing pleasure of seeing. I start by picking you up and you decide on if you are hungry for some amazing regional tacos or ready to go to the amazing cenotes, of course with my most highly recommendations that I will have to offer you such as places to eat like famous tacos stands or simple fruit spots and then of course the amazing places to see with a huge variety of places that you will get to know. This special way of tour that I am announcing is for you to be satisfied in every way. 100% working with the client to guaranty a wonderful time. The price you pay for is for me and my vehicle which does not include gas. You will be paying for gasoline money, food, drinks, and entry fees. Note: If you happen to have gone to one of the cenotes that we will be going to that is not a problem we can easily go to another one luckily we have many options. Also send me a private message if you are looking to see much more places in one day. IMPORTANT NOTE: Paying this tour lets you decide if you wanna go to cenotes, archeological sites, rio largatos, las colorados, ext... literally anywhere you wanna go we can go! Before reserving ask about our discounts!
Rio Lagartos - Las Coloradas - Ek Balam
After picking you up in Valladolid, we start our adventure with a +-2 hours guided nature tour in the fishing village of Rio Lagartos, located at 104km/64miles. You'll see a lots of wildlife before wondering its main attraction: the pink flamingos. The Ria hosts, besides almost 400 bird species, the largest Mexican pink flamingo colony. You can admire them all year round because here they have the food and the perfect weather to stay. You can also try a Mayan bath. The natural white clay with salt helps to soften and rejuvenate your skin. After lunch we´ll make a picture stop at the pink lake of "Las Coloradas". The lake is not always pink. On the way back you´ll have a shared guided tour in one of the most important archaeological sites of Yucatán, Ek Balam or "Black Jaguar". The main palace is higher than the Kukulkan temple in Chichen Itzá and you still can climb the structures. Its almost intact stucco facade makes it different to all other Mayan sites. We´ll be back in Valladolid at around 5:30pm. Entrance to Ek Balam 494 pesos pp and drinks at lunch are not included. There is an optional entrance in Las Coloradas (300 pesos pp), not included.
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