Things To Do in Mérida, Mexico, and Surroundings: Cultural and Natural Treasures

Discover Yucatán

2023-11-07 | merida

In the heart of Mérida, Yucatán, where Mayan history intertwines with colonial architecture, you'll find Künük Hotel Boutique, a haven of serenity that invites you to discover the cultural and natural treasures of the region. In partnership with a local travel agency, Künük offers you a series of exciting tours that will take you to Yucatán's most iconic places. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of this land and enjoy carefully crafted itineraries that will provide you with an unforgettable experience.

Mérida City Tour + Dzibilchaltun and Progreso Beach.

Start your journey with a tour of Mérida, "The White City," with anecdotes and treasures hidden within its streets that few can imagine. Then, continue with a visit to the Mayan city of Dzibilchaltun, known as the city of stelae, where the Maya inscribed their writings on these monoliths. Finally, as the third stop, we'll visit the Progreso coast to savor local seafood cuisine (food not included).

Pick-up: 09:00 a.m.

Return: 04:00 p.m.

Includes: Service of 1 guide-driver (Spanish/English), vehicle, fuel according to the route, cooler with bottled water.

Not included: Attraction tickets (Dzibilchaltun National MXN 260 per person, Foreigners 365 MXN per person), food or drinks, personal expenses, tips, and unspecified items.

Walking Tour + Traditional Cantinas.

Embark on a walking tour of Mérida accompanied by a certified guide. Discover the history behind iconic buildings like the Mérida Cathedral and the Government Palace. Additionally, enjoy an authentic experience at traditional Mérida cantinas. This is an opportunity to learn about the city's culture and daily life.

Pick up: 04:30 p.m. from your hotel in Mérida.

Duration: Approximately 3.30 to 4 hours.

Return: Approximately 08:30 p.m.

Tour: Facades of the city's main historical buildings- Mérida Cathedral, Montejo House, Pichetas Passage, Government Palace, and Third Order Church- will be explained, plus one traditional sorbet and three traditional Mérida cantinas.

Las Coloradas + Río Lagartos.

Head to Las Coloradas, famous for its pink waters, home to one of Mexico's most important salt processing plants. Discover the mystery behind the pink waters while exploring the ponds and the salt production process. Then, visit the port of Rio Lagartos and enjoy a boat tour through the mangroves, where you can admire the local wildlife.

Pick up: 05:30 a.m. from your hotel in Mérida.

Return: 06:00 p.m.

Includes: Service of 1 guide-driver (Spanish/English), vehicle, fuel according to the route, cooler with bottled water.

Not included: Attraction tickets (Las Coloradas Park, Renting a boat in Rio Lagartos, paid directly), food or drinks, personal expenses, tips, and unspecified items.

Uxmal + Cenote Hacienda Mucuyche.

Travel to Uxmal, a jewel of Maya architecture with facades adorned with masks of the Rain God. Explore the ruins and immerse yourself in Maya culture. Then, visit the Mucuyche cenote to cool off and learn about the history of the hacienda. An experience that combines history and nature in a single day.

Pick up: 08:00 a.m.

Return: 04:30 p.m.

Includes: Service of 1 guide-driver (Spanish/English), vehicle and fuel according to the route, cooler with bottled water, parking at Uxmal.

Not included: Attraction tickets, food or drinks, personal expenses, tips, unspecified items.

Celestun, Flamingo Tours.

Celestun is a unique place in Yucatán, known for its beach and pink flamingo observation. Embark on a boat tour through the mangroves, a habitat for migratory birds. Plus, enjoy visiting local restaurants or Hacienda Santa Rosa for lunch. This is a perfect experience for nature lovers.

Pick up: 08:00 a.m.

Return to Mérida: 05:00 p.m. *We suggest bringing a swimsuit, sunglasses, a hat, and a towel.

Includes: Service of 1 guide-driver (Spanish/English), vehicle, fuel according to the route, cooler with bottled water.

Not included: Private boat rental MXN 2,300.00 (max. 6 pax) or waiting for a group to share the cost of the boat among participants, food or drinks, personal expenses, tips, unspecified items.

Sisal Magical Town.

Sisal is a magical town and the gateway to the "El Palmar" natural protected area. Explore this charming place by kayak or raft, spotting birds and flamingos. Enjoy a city bike tour and relax on the beach while savoring local cuisine. It is a complete getaway that combines history, nature, and the beach.

Pick up: 09:00 a.m.

Return to Mérida: 04:00 p.m.

*We suggest bringing a swimsuit, sunglasses, a hat, and a towel.

Includes Service of 1 guide-driver (Spanish/English), vehicle and fuel according to the route, cooler with bottled water.

Not included: Kayak or raft rental (550 pesos per person, the tour lasts 1.30 to 1.45 hours), food or drinks, personal expenses, tips, and unspecified items.

Maya Ceremony.

Immerse yourself in Maya spirituality with a ceremony of purification and gratitude at the cenotes. This experience will allow you to understand the connection between the celestial and the earthly in Maya culture. Join the locals in this ancient rite that celebrates life and nature.

Location: Cenote Su-hem | Option "B" garden - Archaeological zone "Mayapan."

*Experience subject to availability; requires prior reservation.

Cenotes Route + Mayapán.

Explore the cenotes, underground freshwater rivers that are a true treasure of nature. Visit up to three cenotes with unique features and enjoy a refreshing swim in their crystal-clear waters. A unique experience in the depths of the Yucatán Peninsula.

ROUTE: Hotel – Optional Mayapán - Cenotes Santa Bárbara or Santa Rosa – Hotel.

Note: The use of life jackets is mandatory.

Pick up: 09:00 a.m. from your hotel in Mérida.

Return: Approximately 04:00 p.m.

Includes: Service of 1 guide-driver (Spanish/English), vehicle of your choice and fuel according to the route, cooler with bottled water, parking at Mayapán.

Not included: Attraction tickets (Cenote Santa Bárbara MXN 350.00 general, 3 cenotes with the use of life jackets and a truck), Mayapán 95 MXN general, food or drinks, personal expenses, tips, unspecified items.

Chichén Itzá + Izamal.

Chichén Itzá is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a jewel of human heritage. Explore its temples and cenotes before visiting Izamal, the "yellow city" with a rich history. This tour will take you to the most iconic places of Maya and colonial culture.

The tour includes a visit to Cenote TSUKAN (optional) and, finally, the magical town of Izamal.

Pick up: 07:30 a.m.

Return: 05:00 p.m.

Includes: Mérida - Chichén Itzá highway, service of 1 guide-driver (Spanish/English), vehicle and fuel according to the route, cooler with bottled water, parking at Chichen Itzá.

Not included: Attraction tickets (Chichén Itzá $258 national with INE, Foreigners $576.00, Cenote Tsukan 250 MXN), food or drinks, personal expenses, tips, unspecified items.

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Each tour will take you to stunning places in Yucatán.

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Sotuta De Peon & Uxmal.

Discover Sotuta de Peón, a restored hacienda that will transport you to the golden age of henequén. Explore Uxmal and immerse yourself in the history of this region. This experience combines Maya culture and henequen heritage in a unique journey.

Pick up: 08:00 a.m.

Tour in Uxmal: 09:30 to 11:00 am.

Tour in Sotuta de Peón: 01:00 pm.

Return: 05:00 p.m.

Includes: Service of 1 guide-driver (Spanish/English), vehicle and fuel according to the route, cooler with bottled water, parking at Uxmal.

Not included: Attraction tickets (Uxmal Foreigners 531.00 MXN, Nationals with INE MXN 330.00, entry to Sotuta de Peón 850 MXN per person), food or drinks, personal expenses, tips, unspecified items.

Ready for Adventure? We Await You at Our Boutique Hotel in Mérida.

Each tour will take you to stunning places in Yucatán, revealing its rich history and natural beauty. Experience the authenticity of this region and return to Künük Hotel Boutique to relax in an exclusive and sustainable environment. Join us on this unique exploration and book your stay at Künük Hotel Boutique today!

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