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Progreso Shore Excursion: Merida City Tour & Dzibilchaltun

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    What to Expect
    Begin your day's shore excursion by boarding a morning shuttle. Travel to a specified meeting point, where you'll encounter your guide and climb aboard a Mercedes Benz minivan bound for Mérida and the archaeological site of Dzibilchaltun. Sip provided refreshments and admire the scenery as you speed down the Yucatan Peninsula. 

    Once you arrive in Mérida, set off on a panoramic tour of the city. Admire the colonial churches and mansions in the bustling city center. View the chic, tree-lined avenue Paseo de Montejo, home to many French-style residences built at the turn of the 19th century. Stroll down the peaceful boulevard, admiring the pale buildings that gave the city its nickname 'La Ciudad Blanca' (the White City). 

    Stop at The Grand Mayan World Museum, where you'll learn about the cultural identity and history of the Yucatecan people by viewing the museum's 750,000 objects. Pause for lunch (own expense) in the museum cafeteria. 

    Back on board the tour vehicle, travel to the archaeological site of Dzibilchaltun, once a major Mayan city. Visit the Temple of the Seven Dolls to see the seven small figurines excavated there and the impressive stucco decorations. 

    Your last stop is the 140-foot- (43-meter-) deep Xlacah Cenote, located in the center of the Dzibilchaltun ruins. Once used during sacred Mayan rituals, this pool is now used as a swimming hole. Beat the heat with a dip in the clear, refreshing water before boarding your tour vehicle for a 2:30pm return to the Progreso cruise port. 

    Worry-free Shore Excursion:

    Your guide ensures your timely return to the Progreso port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cruise Ship Shuttle Bus Stop, Boulevard Turístico Malecón, 97320 Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
    • Soft drinks while on board vehicle
    • Entrance fee to the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya
    Exclusions
    • Food (available for purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Entrance to the archaeological site of Dzibilchaltun
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 passengers is required.
    • Important: availability based on the cruise line itinerary.
    • Tour departs from Progreso cruise ship port
    • Please wear light, comfortable clothing & walking/hiking shoes. Bring your best camera.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    It was hot as ever, but Ricardo, who is 20% Mayan, shared a wealth of knowledge about his home town as well as the Mayan people and culture. Javier was an excellent driver as well. Tried excellent authentic Mayan food that was delicious. This excursion will never be forgotten.
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    +1
    The excursion was awesome. Tony was a great instructor that was knowledgeable about the town and all its history. He made sure ecru one was safe and translated for us with the locals. He was a feast pleasure I am glad I made this last minute option.
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    Great place to visit educational and fun. We loved the tour and learning about the ruins and loved swimming there. The guide Ginia was great.
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Gray Line Yucatan
    dennis r c
    10
    Uxmal
    Booked online one day before trip. Drove ourselves from Chuburna. Had purchased use of facilities at Uxmal Lodge,
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    Wendy
    Sylvan Lake, Canada
    10
    Awesome!
    Had a great experience today with Rosendo Pech, our guide and driver. He went over and above with our tour! Loved
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    Don
    Westminster, Colorado
    40
    Amazing Learning Experience - Great Tour Guide - Via Carnival Dream
    It was hot as ever, but Ricardo, who is 20% Mayan, shared a wealth of knowledge about his home town as well as the
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    Netta M
    92
    Will do this again!!!
    The excursion was awesome. Tony was a great instructor that was knowledgeable about the town and all its history.
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    Louise M
    10
    Uxmal and Kabah
    Excellent guide who was passionate about his Mayan ancestry, group was small (3 people!), and Uxmal was amazing!
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    Hirohero
    Hong Kong, China
    1310
    If Chichen itza is the mother of Mayan culture. than Uxmal must be the step-dad
    An informative and interesting full day out with our one man driver and multi lingual guide. We not only learnt
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    Jeffery A
    30
    Feb 5
    Great place to visit educational and fun. We loved the tour and learning about the ruins and loved swimming there.
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    Virginia H
    London, United Kingdom
    40
    Tour operator never picked us up- avoid
    Can't comment on the tour as we were never collected from the agreed meeting point. I had emailed twice with no
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    Lois K
    Interlochen, Michigan
    102
    Great visit to anImportant ruins to visit
    Chicen Itza is an important ruin to visit in the Yucatan Peninsula. Unfortunately it has become commercial with
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    Barbara C
    40
    Exceptional
    We had an excellent and compelling tour of Uxmal and Kabah. Wonderful guide, driver. The sites were not crowded!
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