Dzibanché, means "writing on wood", and refers to a large lintel made from quebracho wood that bears eight glyphs that date to around 620 AD. Dzibanché was a major site during the Classic Period (300-900 A.D) covering approximately 15 square miles. The site's most important architectural complex is made up of several plazas ringed by large palaces and platforms from which temples rose. Explore the heart of the most spectacular Mayan city in Costa Maya, and admire one of the greatest examples of architecture and urban organization.
The drive to Dzibanche is approximately 2 hours each way on paved highway. The last few miles to reach the site from the highway is on a packed dirt road. This roads condition is based on the current weather conditions, it may be bumpy. This lack of paved road leads to a site not overrun by numerous large tour buses.
Your guide will lead you on an approximately 2 mile walk over packed ground to learn about daily life, the political system, and the military of the Maya people as you explore this ancient ceremonial center surrounded by its mystical religious buildings. The style is more in the Petan-style (such as Tikal) than the wider bases found at other sites throughout the Yucatan.
Excavations of these most spectacular temples revealed tombs with rich jade offerings for members of the elite and ruling families. The Dzibanche Mayan Ruins expedition is one you won't soon forget!
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the site not being as developed as other more visited sites, facilities available are limited to restrooms. There is no shopping area for film or souvenirs and food is not available for purchase. The tour duration is approximately 6 hours and guests with dietary requirements may want to pack a small snack to bring with them. A bottle of water will be provided at the beginning of the tour.