Uxmal & Kabah
Merida, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Visit the impressive archaeolgical site of Uxmal, a World Heritage Site, located 80km south of Merida. See archaeological discoveries at one of the region’s oldest sites while you learn how archaeologists date and restore them.
Uxmal means “‘built three times” in the Mayan language, and though its name is a mystery, its beauty is not. As a World Heritage site, it is one of the best restored and maintained ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula, and certainly one of the most magnificent. Its architecture is characterized by low horizontal palaces set around courtyards, decorated with rich sculptural elements and details depicting the rain god Chaac. Explore the wonderful buildings, including the House of the Magician – which dominates the site, the Nunnery, and the House of Turtles. Continue to Kabah, with its amazing Palace of the Masks, covered in nearly 300 masks of Chaac. Lunch included.