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Tours in the Campeche Region, Mexico

Archaeology & Culture


The town of Campeche is surrounded by archaeological sites, one of the closest being Edzna, that invite you to step back in time and learn more about the great achievements of the Mayas. The city of Campeche itself offers its visitors a variety of museums, like House 6 in the city center as well as the Fortresses of San Miguel, San Carlos and San Jose, churches and lovely cobblestone streets and boardwalks to enjoy and explore. Please find below our recommended day tours to help you make the most of your stay in the Campeche region.




CULTURE & ARCHAEOLOGY


City Tour "Colonial Campeche" - Half day

Guided (mostly walking) tour of Campeche taking you to the Entrenchment of San Jose el Alto, the Church of San Francisco and San Román, and the historic city center with the Soledad Fortress, the Cultural Center "House 6", the Main Plaza, the Cathedral, the Churches of Dulce Nombre de Jesús and San Roque, the House of the King Lieutenant, the Weapon Museum and the Land Gate.

Price per person: $78 p.p. (2 pers.+)
Price includes: Private transport in air conditioned mini-van or car, entrance fees &
bilingual guide.
Recommended departure time: 9 a.m. (duration approx. 4 hrs); not available on Mondays


City Tour "Campeche by Night" - Half day

Cathedral_Campeche

Guided city tour (mostly walking) during which you can take a panoramic streetcar ride through the city (optional) and during which will visit the San Miguel Fortress, the historic city center with the San Carlos Fortress, the former Temple of San Jose, the House of the Crafts, the Cultural Center "House 6", the Main Plaza, the Cathedral, and the Sound & Light Show at the Land Gate (optional - Tue, Fri and Sat only).

Price per person: $78 p.p. (2 pers.+)
Price includes: Private transport in air conditioned mini-van or car, entrance fees, bilingual guide & dinner.
(Entrance fees to optional Sound & Light Show or streetcar ride to be paid extra.)
Recommended departure time: 4:45 p.m. (duration approx. 5 hrs); not available on Mondays


Edzna Ruins Tour - Half day

Edzna

Enjoy a guided tour to the archaeological site of Edzna. The "House of Echoes", one of the oldest sites in the state of Campeche, used to be one of the most important cities in the Mayan kingdom during its heyday. It is a place where you can still feel the magic and wisdom of this old civilization and where echoes of the ancient voices seem to take you back 1500 years in time to an era when the Mayas dominated these grounds.

Price per person: $71 p.p. (2 pers.+)
Price includes: Private transport in air conditioned mini-van or car, entrance fees, water & bilingual guide.
Recommended departure time: 9 a.m. (duration approx. 4 hrs)


Chenes Route Tour - Full day

Your private guide will take you to visit the archaeological sites of Hochob, Tabasqueño, Dzibilnocac and the caves of Xtacumbilxunáan. At Hochob, an archeological zone rising up on a hill and comprising three squares, you can observe various "oquedades", which are the mouths of the so-called chultunes, subterranean water supplies used by the ancient inhabitants. Dzibilnocac features various groups of structures that include mounds, basements, administrative buildings as well as platforms and residential areas for huts. The apogee of Dzibilnocac occurred in the Classic period of Mayan history, the name meaning, "the vaulted and painted house".

Price per person: $134 p.p. (2 pers.+)
Price includes: Private transport in air conditioned mini-van or car, entrance fees, water & bilingual guide.
Recommended departure time: 8 a.m. (duration approx. 9 hrs)


Calakmul & Balamku Ruins Tour - Full day

CalakmulRise early for your all day tour to the ruins of Calakmul and Balamku, approx. 157 miles (253 kilometers) south-eastfrom Campeche City. Once at Balamku, which owes its significance to the quality of its relieves, the archaeological site is reached by an open path through the forest. Florentino Gracia Cruz, who discovered the site in 1990, named the place Balam Ku (Templeof the Jaguar) in allusion to the representations of felines which appear on the beautifully decorated facade of the House of the Four Kings. Calakmul means "place of the two adjacent pyramids". Its main building is a pyramid 100 meters wide and 50 meters high.


Price per person: $224 p.p. (2 pers.+)

Price includes: Private transport in air conditioned mini-van or car, entrance fees, water & bilingual guide.

Recommended departure time: 5 a.m. (duration approx. 14 hrs)





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