Archeology Culture and Entertainment
Archeology Culture and Entertainment Itinerary
Day 1 – Ek Balam and Rio Lagartos
During the first day we will visit the Mayan city of Ek Balam and the Rio Biosphere Reserve Lagartos with pink flamingos.
The Mayan city of Ek Balam is notable for its high quality and unique details of the local sculptures. The main building is mighty Acrópolis. Just below its top is the entrance to tombs of the Ekbalam king in the Chenean style, in the form giant gaping mouth with lots of protruding teeth. After visiting Ek Balam we will move to the village of Río Lagartos, where a boat ride awaits us.
Rio Lagartos is located on the shores of a lagoon in the coastal shoals, which are a popular nesting place for a large colony of flamingos pink. During the boat ride you will get acquainted with the vegetation mangroves, you will see sea eagles and small crocodiles called Lagartos.
You will also be able to get loaded with medicinal mud of the so-called “Mexican Dead Sea” and finally take a bath on a beautiful small deserted beach in the Gulf of Mexico, where you wash the white mud off.
Then we move to the village of Pisté, where it is located probably the most famous Mexican pyramid of Chichen-Itza. Here we stay in a nice hotel and go to traditional local dishes such as cochinita pibil or this cheese. In the evening we can visit in case of interest spectacular show of light and sound (show de la luz y sonido) inside Chichen Itza (not included).
It is about 45 a minute walk inside the illuminated Chichen Itza and followed by a 20 – minute show that airs directly on Kukulcan’s pyramid.
The next morning after breakfast we start your Archeology Culture tour with Chichen Itza.
Day 2 – Chichen Itza, Cenote Samula and Tequila Factory
Chichén Itzá is the most famous, best renovated and the most visited Mayan city. This city is registered on the UNESCO list and is one of the 7 modern wonders of the world. Here we will see the famous pyramid of Kukulkan (El Castillo), Temple of the Warriors (Templo de los Guerreros), Caracol or Mayan Observatory, “Poc-ta-Poc” ball court (Juego de Pelota) and Cenote Sagrado were not sacred cenotes, who witnessed human sacrifice.
Then we go to cool down to the cenote of Samula, which is natural limestone cave with a crystal clear pond and turquoise with water. Swimming in refreshing water is an amazing experience. Subsequently, as a bonus, we will also visit a tequila with an explanation and a tasting of tequila and the trip will end with a short stop in the colonial town of Valladolid.
Return to the beach hotel in the evening after your Archeology Culture Tour.
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