- 5 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Only 12 miles from Progreso, the archaeological site of Dzibilchaltún is one of the most important ceremonial centers of the Mayan world followed by free time at the beach
You will start this fun-filled day when you meet your friendly, bilingual guide at the cruise ship terminal or hotel from Progreso or Merida. You'll be shown to comfortable and air-conditioned transportation for the 40-minute drive to the ruin site. Once you are at the Dzibilchaltun Mayan Ruins, you'll follow your guide through what was once the largest cities in ancient Mesoamerica. On your walk, your experienced guide will tell you information about the culture, as well as the meaning and use of the structures you'll see. Next, you'll board your transportation for the drive back to Progreso for your time at Silcer Beach Club. This property is new and limits the amount of guests per day. The property is private so you can have a relaxing, stress-free day.
- Round-trip shared transfer
- Professional guide
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- acces to beach facilities at the Progreso Silcer Beach club
- Food and drinks, unless specified
For cruise guests:
Progreso Cruise Terminal For this Progreso Dzibichaltun mayan ruins and Beach Break Excursion, you will meet just outside of the duty free stores that are right next to the ship. Once you pass the small shop area you will find a small taxi stand to the right. You will find the staff from Shore Excursions Mexico there waiting. Please check in with Aaron Chi, Cristobal Figueroa or Jose Arenas only. Other operators may tell you they are "Shore Excursions Mexico" but they are not.
Other meeting information: FOR GUEST STAYING AT PROGRESO HOTELS ONLY: For this Progreso Excursion, you will meet outside your Hotel's lobby, 15 minutes prior to excursion departure. Please look for the "Shore Excursions Mexico" representative.
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
Explore the amazing Mayan Ruins of Dzibilchaltun and relax at one of the most popular beach clubs in Progreso THE SILCER BEACH CLUB. You'll also enjoy both pick up and drop off at the cruise ship terminal or hotel.
You will start this fun-filled day when you meet your friendly, bilingual guide at the cruise ship terminal. You'll be shown to comfortable and air-conditioned transportation for the 40-minute drive to the ruin site.
Once you are at the Dzibilchaltun Mayan Ruins, you'll follow your guide through what was once the largest cities in ancient Mesoamerica. The first settlers arrived at this spot about 500 B.C. and continued to build and settle until the Spanish Conquest of 1540 AD. This ruin covers about 19 square kilometers and had around 8,400 structures in the round enclave. Once it was home to over 40,000 inhabitants. There is so much to see at these great ruins!
On your walk, your experienced guide will tell you information about the culture, as well as the meaning and use of the structures you'll see. One of the most impressive is the Temple of the Seven Dolls so named because 7 small effigy dolls were found inside. The structure has steps on all 4 sides built on a pyramid base and a long column that extends upwards with four windows. It is a masterpiece of architecture due to the fact that on both the spring and fall equinoxes the sun shines directly through the east and west windows.
You will also be shown to the Xlacah Cenote located at the ruins. A cenote is a constantly spring-fed body of water that was important to the inhabitants for all measures of life. You are welcome to take a dip in the cool and pristine waters if you'd like. The cool, fresh water is refreshing.
Next, you'll board your transportation for the drive back to Progreso for your time at Silcer Beach Club. This property is new and limits the amount of guests per day. The property is private so you can have a relaxing, stress-free day.
You will have access to all the facilities including the lounge chairs, umbrellas, adults and kids pools, lockers, kayaks and more! Food and drinks are available for purchase and the staff is devoted to making your day the best one possible. Note: Their menu includes items such as chicken and beef fajitas, Mexican and Yucatecan food, guacamole, nachos, burgers, hot dogs, pizza and more. They served national beer brands, soft drinks and mixed drinks.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infant seats available
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Minimum age is 18 years
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.