Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya
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12 hours

12 hours


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Please note: price varies by group size

Explore ancient Maya architecture, colonial towns, and a cacao plantation during this private, full-day tour of Uxmal and Merida from Cancun. Customize the day to suit your interests — your personal introduction of these highlights has a flexible itinerary. Hear about local history, climb to the top of Maya pyramids, wander through vibrant historic neighborhoods, and learn how local cacao goes from bean to chocolate bar. All transport and entrance fees are included.



  • Arrive at the UNESCO-listed archaeological site, and spend time exploring what's considered to be one of the most important sites in the Maya world in the company of your guide. Climb to the top of the Mayan Pyramid and visit the "temple of the turtle," where the female religious leaders lived. 

  • After visiting Uxmal, continue your tour to Merida; the capital of the Yucatan peninsula. Constructed by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, the colonial town has colorful historic buildings around a central plaza. Walk along the main street, visit the main square, and see a historic church.  At a nearby cacao museum, learn how the ancient Maya people used cacao beans, and see the preparation of cacao into natural chocolate. Before returning to your Cancun hotel, enjoy a final stop at a traditional Yucatan hacienda; the former house of rich conquistadors and their slaves.

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12 hours

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45XW+VV6 Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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  • Bottled water
  • Professional certificated private guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transportation by comfortable, air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Sweet snack, soft drinks & 2 cans of beer/per person


  • Drinks
  • Tips

Additional Information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not suitable for pets
  • No public transportation nearby
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended; • To take with you: sunscreen, cash for souvenirs and drinks, camera; • OlMar Travel Mexico (local supplier) numbers to call: +52 1 998 263 6588; +52 1 998 240 3199
  • Pick up from any accommodation (hotel, apartment, AirBnb, hostal, etc) in Cancun, on Riviera Maya, in Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Akumal or Tulum is included in the price.

Guide Languages

  • English

  • Portuguese

  • Russian

  • Spanish

  • German

  • Italian

  • French

Cancellation Policy

  • A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 71 hours before the activity start time.

  • A 80% refund will apply if you cancel more than 47 hours before the activity start time.

  • A 50% refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

  • No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.