Izamal is small, stunning city set alongside rolling hills filled with pre-Hispanic pyramids and temples, and is home to one of the largest monasteries in Latin America. Explore the highlights, then stroll along the picturesque streets with your guide to embrace the tangible history and culture exuding from this spectacular city.
Izamal is known as the “City of Many Cultures” for its outstanding representations of Mayan, colonial, and distinctly modern influence. The small, stunning city is set alongside rolling hills, filled with pre-Hispanic pyramids and temples and is home to one of the largest monasteries in Latin America. On this outstanding Izamal day trip walk quietly along the picturesque streets with your guide and embrace the tangible history and culture exuding from this spectacular city.
Begin your day with hotel pick-up in Merida and transfer about 1 hour to Izamal. Upon arrival, Explore the pyramids and other Maya archaeological sites for a look at the outstanding architecture and cultural sophistication of the great civilization.
Then visit the Franciscan monastery and pilgrimage site– with magnificent atrium second only in size to that of the Vatican! Several of the monastery’s statues are said to perform miracles, particularly the colonial depiction of the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Izamal.
Throughout the day, you’ll walk through Izamal’s many small and charming streets. Note as you explore how even the local gastronomy and handmade artesanal goods reflect the long history of this Mayan village. Grab lunch at a local restaurant.
Duration: 9:00 am – 16:00 pm
Start/End Location: Hotel pick-up/drop-off in Merida Lobby Hotel
Language Availability: English and Spanish
Booking Requirements: Minimum of 2 travelers required to book
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