Discover the traditions of Izamal, one of Mexico's Pueblos Magicos (Magic Towns) and a center of religious pilgrimage in the Yucatan. Visit the spacious atrium of a convent on a walking tour with your guide, ride a horse-drawn carriage through the cobblestone streets, and climb the pyramids of El Conejo and Kinich Kakmó.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Convento de San Antonio de Padua, Izamal, Yucatan PeninsulaBegin your full-day tour with pickup from a meeting point in Merida and head to the center of Izamal, a designated Pueblo Magico where the Convento de San Antonio de Padua is located. This Franciscan convent was built in 1553 atop Pap-Hol-Chac (House of Thunder), which was the tallest pre-Columbian pyramid in the city. Learn about the local history and admire the colonial architecture of its 75 arches as you stroll with your guide through the spacious atrium. See the town’s yellow-painted houses and browse for crafts from local artisans.Next, board an antique horse-drawn carriage and traverse the city’s cobblestone streets, stopping at the Pyramid of El Conejo and the Pyramid of Kinich Kakmó. Climb the 10-level structure, the tallest archaeological structure in the Yucatan.Conclude your visit to Izamal with return transport to Merida.Duration: 7 hours