Discover Izamal: City of the Three Cultures

Day Trips & Excursions in Izamal

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(Minimun 4 people are required to booking )15:00 hrs: Departure from your hotel in Merida16:40 hrs: Arrival in Izamal and city tour.19:00 pm: Start of the Light and Sound show.21:00 hrs: Arrival in the city of Mérida.*This itinerary is with approximate schedule
Izamal is a small city in the Mexican state of Yucatán, 72 km east of state capital Mérida, in southern Mexico.Izamal was continuously occupied throughout most of Mesoamerican chronology; in 2000, the city's estimated population was 15,000 people. Izamal is known in Yucatán as the Yellow City (most of its buildings are painted yellow) and the City of Hills (that actually are the remains of ancient temple pyramids).Five huge Pre-Columbian structures are still easily visible at Izamal (and two from some distance away in all directions). The first is a great pyramid to the Maya Sun god, Kinich Kak Moo (makaw of the solar fire face) with a base covering over 2 acres (8,000 m²) of ground and a volume of some 700,000 cubic meters. Atop this grand base is a pyramid of ten levels. To the south-east lies another great temple, called Itzamatul, and placed at the south of what was a main plaza, another huge building, called Ppap Hol Chak, was partially destroyed with the construction of a Franciscan temple during the 16th century. The south-west side of the plaza is partially limited by another pyramid, the Hun Pik Tok, and in the west lie the remains of the temple known as Kabul

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included

  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • meals and drinks
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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