Well-preserved archaeological site at the Maya city of Uxmal
Impressive stepped pyramid of the Pyramid of the Magician
Intricate, carved façade on the Palace of the Masks in Kabah
Free use of The Lodge at Uxmal facilities
Small-group experience & comfortable Mercedez-Benz vans
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Uxmal and Kabah
Lunch at Historic Hacienda Uxmal
Return transport from meeting point
Access to the Lodge at Uxmal facilities
Free access to Uxmal’s First Explorers Gallery located at the main house of the Hotel Hacienda Uxmal
Admission to Uxmal and Kabah
What you can expect
Spend a day exploring the Maya metropolis of Uxmal and the excavated temples at Kabah. Walk the sabecs (pathways), stand before the Pyramid of the Magician, and marvel at the ornate carvings on the Palace of the Masks.
Admire the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Uxmal, where the well-preserved temples and grounds provide a genuine feel for what life was once like at this ceremonial centre.
Walk across the ball court, where a ritual Mesoamerican ball game was played. At the stepped Pyramid of the Magician, learn about the Maya folklore of the temple—legend holds that it was built overnight during a series of magical challenges between a king and a dwarf. Relish a delectable lunch at either the Hacienda Uxmal or in the Lodge of Uxmal's gardens.
Next, make your way to Kabah—the 2 sites are connected via an 11-mile (18-km) pedestrian path, or sabec—and stand before the dizzying façade of the Palace of the Masks. With no freshwater cenotes welling up from the ground in this part of the Yucatán, the Maya here relied solely on rain.
Before heading back to Merida, enjoy the pool and gardens of the beautiful Hacienda Uxmal Hotel.
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