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Dzibilchaltun Ruins Tour and Progreso Beach Break from Merida
"You will be picked up from your Merida hotel at around 9am in the morning. From there you'll head to Dzibilchaltun known as the place of ""writing on stone.""  This Maya city is located 15 Kilometers northeast of Merida. Here you will visit the museum then a typical Mayan house walk along a Sacbe and get to the pyramids to admire the Temple of the Sun also called Temple of the Seven Dolls. On this temple during each March and September equinox a phenomenon known as The Sunrise occurs.Then
From $55.00
 
Uxmal Tour with Light and Sound Show
"Located 100 kilometers from Merida Uxmal exposes the Puuc art built in parallel piped shapes of buildings with smooth walls and ornate friezes. Most of the buildings at Uxmal belong to the Classic Maya period and some to the Late Middle Phase. On this tour you will first visit the archaeological site and see its most important buildings. Some of them include the Palace of the Governor the Quadrangle of the Nuns the Pyramid of the Magician and more. Your guide will explain the history of the archaeological site monuments so you have a better insight of the place. you will then proceed to a restaurant for dinner and then take a seat to enjoy the Light &am
From $65.00
 
Merida City Sightseeing Tour
"Enjoy the best of Merida founded by the Spanish Francisco de Montejo as you travel aboard a colorful bus and see its main landmarks. Your tour starts at a central location from where you'll head to visit the main sights. See the Cathedral located in the socket which is also Casa de Montejo pass by the Government Palace and visit the Town Hall. Learn all about the white city of Merida as you drive through its main avenue Paseo de Montejo which has its colonial buildings like the Palace and Canton a beautiful monument to the country. Your bus has a panoramic view and you'll enjoy guided commentary on board to make the most out of your ride.  """
From $17.00

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Tour operators for Yucatan excursions

Here's a tip I really would have liked to find as I was planning my trip to Yucatan. Since Sylvain didn't feel like driving during our holidays, we decided to book some excursions online before...
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¿ Habla Español?

In Mexico, with the exception of border towns, no one speaks English. Spanish is spoken widely, as well as some other indigenous tribal languages. Be sure you either know Spanish, or go with someone...
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Free roaming jewlrey

We found a couple of places in Merida that sell gold plated beatles as jewlrey. You can't pin this broach on or it will die. Just put it on your shirt and you will be the talk of the town. Some of...
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Harrasment while you shop

If you are in an Yucatan/Quintana Roo town expect to be hassled in the shopping areas--especially in street markets. And these, usually guys, do not take "no" for an answer even though it translates...
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DEATH

Mexicans don't experience death as a sad thing. They believe that life in the hereafter is full of happiness. Mexicans think that every year on November 1, dead people visit the graveyards to be fed....
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LOCAL DANCE

Dance and music is an important part of Mexico. They are mainly peformed to honour Christian saints, but in many cases they have pre-Hispanic roots and retain traces of ancient ritual.
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LOS VOLADEROS

Voladeros is an ancient ritual. Four men 'fly' (with ropes attached to one leg) from the top of a 20-metre-high pole in re-enactment of an old fertilitiy rite.
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Mérida

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Top Hotels in Estado de Yucatán

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Calle 55 #499 x 60 y 58, Centro, Merida, Yucatan, 97000, Mexico
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Calle 39 no. 203, Valladolid, Valladolid, Yucatan, CP 97780, Mexico
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Km 120 carretera Merida-Puerto Juarez, Chichen Itza, Yucatan, 97751, Mexico
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Calle 22 x 33 y 35, Izamal, Yucatan, 97540, Mexico
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Top Things to Do in Estado de Yucatán

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YucatanCenote

Natural beauty abounds in the Yucatan. Experience exhilarating outdoor adventures. Imagine climbing ancient pyramids or leaping into a crystal clear Cenote lit only by a beam of sunlight. There are...
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Museo Regional de San Roque (Valladolid Museum)

Originally in the 16th century, this building was a convent. It still looks like one from outside, but it is no longer as somber as in those times. Today, it is home to a free museum, sometimes...
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Municipal Bazar

The building was originally build as a residence, but when the owner died during construction, it was left unfinished. It underwent various uses such as a sports complex, but in the 1960's the mayor...
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