Tour Loltun and Ruta Puuc
Labna, Xlapak, Sayil
Usd 49 / Person
- guide in English and Spanish
- food & drinks
- entrances to the sites
Only an hour away from Merida, a diverse tour of the Mayan civilization awaits you. Known as the “Puuc Route” (Puuc means “small hills” or “mounds” in Mayan). The tour includes a visit to the Loltun Caves (loltun means “stone flower”) and 3 ancient mayan cities. In the Loltun caves you can see interesting Mayan murals.
Labna, which means “old house”, is located 18 miles away, and was inhabited from 750 to 1000 A.D. by some 1,500 to 2,500 people. Today there are four restored structures and it is surrounded by many mounds. Of the structures at Labna, we should mention the Palace, which has some 70 “chultunes” (water cisterns), as well as the Labna Arch.
Ten miles further on, we come to X-Lapak, which means “old walls”. It has 14 mounds and three pyramids in the process of reconstruction.
The last eight miles takes us to Sayil, which means “the place of the ants”. Sayil dates from the years 800-1000 A.D. The two buildings that stand out at this site are the Palace of Three Floors and the Observatory.
This tour is fun, exciting and a cultural learning experience.
The tour goes everyday with a minimum of 4 persons.
8:30 Departure time at your hotel
17:00 Return at your hotel
- Money for personal expenses and entrance fees
- Sun glasses
- Mosquito spray
- Walking shoes as it can be slippery in the caves