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Puuc Route and Loltun Caves Day Trip from Merida
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“smaller sites” (6 reviews)
“santa elena” (5 reviews)
“rental car” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Merida, Mexico
Merida, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got a little lost at one point, but was great for seeing some backroads. This took the whole day but was really worth the drive and sites. Loved Loltun. Do NOT skip this site!

Thank Nettie J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited the Mayan Puuc route just south of the city of Merida Yucatan. It was a wonderful experience, we traveled by car with two young professional guides hired in Merida which we highly recommend, Kuxtal tours on Calle 59 in the Centro. You...More

1  Thank Edgar S
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Seriously- rent a car and explore the Ruta Puuc! We traveled with our 10 month old, so opted for our own vehicle and the freedom that comes with that, and we are so glad we did. It was last minute, but super easy to rent...More

1  Thank Emily W
Reviewed 9 October 2017

beautiful route of mayan ancient places. a must if you visit the yucatan peninsula. Dont forget to get your mosquito killer.

Thank faby r
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Forgo Chichen and all the crowds bussed in from Cancun. The Puuc route offers amazing and different Maya ruins. Close to Uxmal and other attractions. Having a car is helpful, I drove from my hotel (Hacienda Xcanatun, excellent by the way) in under an hour....More

1  Thank cblabaker
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is a must if you like archeological sites and have a car. It is very well sign posted and there is very little traffic on the road. All the sites are easy to find, with good parking. Each site has something different to offer...More

2  Thank Friendlyadvisor2
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The ride along the ruta puuc is not especially scenic. There is a lot of forest trees and very little development along the route. For the most part the roads are in good condition, however our travel nearer the caves had a lot of potholes....More

Thank Caprice305
Reviewed 3 August 2017

TOOK a tour to Uxmal and Kabah. Beautiful sites to visit. well preserved and are still undergoing restoration process.

Thank Payal21
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Scenic road for great exploration and architectural interest. A must do when in Yucatan, with few smaller archeological site, with less visitors which make them easy to visit.

1  Thank Pmsxm
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This road from Merida offers a large panel of ruins from the most preserved to the ones in the jungle. Allow yourself one day to do it

1  Thank Benjamin J
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Mike R
6 January 2017|
Response from Mary K | Reviewed this property |
The Pickled Onion B&B is at Santa Elena. It's very close to Kabah and Uxmal. We saw the 4 smaller ruins first, stayed at the Pickled Onion, and went to Uxmal the following morning - no crowds:) I think it cost about $70... More
31 October 2016|
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Response from MiaSurin | Reviewed this property |
I departed from Merida @ 9 am and followed the Ruta Puuc on waze. Here is my review on Tripadvisor - hopefully it is helpful: "This was an awesome route for visiting the Mayan ruins in Yucatan. Rent a car if you can and go... More