Dzibilchaltun Mayan Ruins
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Dzibilchaltun Mayan Ruins
Discover Progreso's past on this scenic excursion to nearby Dzibilchaltun. These Mayan ruins provide a unique look at the area's history, which dates back thousands of years. Take a trip back in time by joining us today on this Progreso tour.
Your exciting Progreso tour takes you to some breathtaking sites. Just 15 minutes from the city of Merida, the Dzibilchaltun Mayan Ruins, where you'll find a number of notable structures including the Temple of the Seven Dolls; the temple gets its name from the seven human clay figures that were found upon its excavation. Depending on the time of year you visit, you can catch an incredible solar event from this vantage point each equinox. While you tour the ruins, you will also have the chance to swim in its famous sinkhole, Cenote Xlacah. It once served as a center for a religious cult but it has turned into a swimming pit for locals and tourists alike.
Light clothing is strongly recommended for this Progreso sightseeing tour. For a fun small group experience in Progreso, book your excursion today.
This was a great tour from a knowledge building aspect, and there was plenty of time to spend looking at the various ruins. The guide (Nacho) was fantastic, but the tour company (Iguana) was pretty disorganized. Unclear instructions, we simply had to figure out and ask questions until we found out where to go and where to wait, etc. The same company left us at the park waiting and wondering when the return shuttle would arrive (it was quite late and we were pretty concerned about making it back to the ship). Our guide called several times for an update on the van, each time being told "it's almost there" (over the course of almost an hour, "almost here" turns into an intentional lie"). In the end, we did make it back to our ship in time, with the shuttle taking us directly to the port instead of back to the depot. Bottom line is I'd do another tour of this site, but not with the same tour management.
Reviewer: Denise Byrd
Beautiful Sights, Tour Guide was very informative
This tour didn't start off well, had trouble finding where to meet and once there had to wait quite awhile to get started. Once the tour got going everything was good and they made up for the problems at the beginning by driving us right back to the ship instead of having to take the shuttle back, that was nice.
I had read the reviews and knew there was a bit of chaos finding our guide for the excursion which was the case for us as well. It was a bit disorganized getting in the van, but once on our way the information that was shared on the way was very insightful. I'm not much on history, but must say we thoroughly enjoyed our tour & especially our guide Julio. I would not have enjoyed the tour had we not had a great guide like him with all of the added information. Being able to cool off in the Cenote at the end was a perfect way to finish up prior to heading back to the ship. The water was very refreshing and absolutely beautiful! Wonderful experience. I would recommend it!
Reviewer: James Owen
Very informative and friendly. They took care of us from the meeting place in town to dropping us at the port.