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Santa Elena Mexico and Ticul: Maya Town Tour

There’s so much to see on this tour of Ticul and Santa Elena Mexico! Learn about Maya pottery and botany traditions as you explore two lovely Mexican towns.

USD $73.00

Per Person

Experience Local Maya Culture on this Santa Elena Mexico Tour

On this Ticul and Santa Elena Mexico Tour, you’ll get to see the main city attractions and learn about local culture in two beautiful towns. Explore plazas, churches, a museum, and more on your guided tour. Also, see how locals make pottery and cultivate plants. In the evening, marvel at the sight of hundreds of bats flying out of their cave. Join us for a fun-filled day on the inner Yucatan peninsula!


  • See how local people make traditional pottery
  • Learn about local plants at a Maya house
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant
  • See hundreds of bats fly out of the Calcehtok Caves

Tour Information

Duration: Full Day (9 hours, 11:00 am-20:00 pm)
Start and end location: Merida
Availability: Daily, Year-round


After being picked up from your hotel in Merida, you will first go to the city of Ticul. There, you will visit the main square and the band shell on your city tour. Then, you will hop on a “moto-taxi”, a local motorcycle taxi, to go to a pottery shop. You will see how the local people form the clay to make pottery. Before heading out to the next stop of the tour, you can enjoy a tasty traditional ice cream.

Next, you will go to the town of Santa Elena. There, you will start by visiting a church. To one side of the church is a museum where you can see mummies. Then, you will visit a “Casa Maya” (Maya house) and learn about local plants.

Later, you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant with an “a la carte” menu. As the sun starts to set, you will come to the most exciting part of the tour as you witness a mass exodus of bats flying out of the Calcehtok Caves.

What’s Included

  • Guided Tour (Spanish/English)
  • Lunch (drinks not included)
  • Tickets
  • Transportation (pick up and drop off at your hotel)

What’s Not Included

  • Accommodation
  • Drinks
  • Equipment

What to Bring

  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes & Shoes (sneakers)
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen & Insect repellent
  • Camera

Important Notes

  • This tour has a minimum of 2 travelers. If you are traveling solo, contact us at and we will try to find a group for you.


Merida, Mexico

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Merida, Mexico 20.967370, -89.592586

What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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