Welcome to Campeche


Besides the walls and numerous mansions built by wealthy Spanish families during Campeche’s heyday in the 18th and 19th centuries, seven of the baluartes (bastions or bulwarks) have also survived. Two preserved colonial forts guard the city’s outskirts, one of them housing the Museo de la Arquitectura Maya, an archaeological museum with many world-class pieces.

Campeche is the perfect base for day trips to Edzná, the Chenes sites and neighboring beaches.


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$69 Cultural & Theme Tours

Campeche City and Becal Town Full-Day Tour from Merida

You will be picked up from your hotel in Merida and transferred to the small village of Becal, located just at the border of Yucatan and Campeche states. Visit 17-century colonial church and the Parque de los Sombreros, known for its big hats monument. Learn about the process of making Panama hats from Jipi-japa fiber, watch a demonstration by local artisans who have been working inside caves for several generations to preserve the quality of the palm fronds.From Becal you will continue your tour to Campeche, the ancient walled city, located at the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and, once a fortress against the pirates' attacks during the colonial times. Your first stop will be at Fuerte San Miguel, the biggest 17-century fortress of Campeche, now converted into Mayan Archaeological Museum. After that, you will visit the historic district of the city and enjoy a local lunch. After lunch you will have free time to explore on your own, walk and take pictures of the cathedral and old city gates Puerta de Mar y Puerta de Tierra, before returning to your hotel in Merida.

$807 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cancun 5-Day Mayan Heritage Tour with Tulum and Chichen Itza

ItineraryDay 1: TULUM-KOHUNLICHStop At: Ruins of Tulum, Tulum, Yucatan PeninsulaA great time visiting the ancient ruins of TULUM, this is our first stop in our 5 days itinerary. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Kohunlich, Yucatan PeninsulaA must do stop to see the impressive masks of the Mayan Sun God at the ruins of KohunlichDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at the Calakmul Hotel in Xpujil, a 3 star hotel. Day 2: BECAN-CHICANNA-MISOL HAStop At: Becan Ruins, Xpujil Town, Yucatan PeninsulaA great visit to the ruins of Becan, an ancient Mayan City surrounded by a wall and a moatDuration: 1 hourStop At: Chicanna Archaeological ZoneWe will visit a Mayan City that still shows evidence of mayan writing system on its walls. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Cascadas de Misol-Ha, Palenque, Southern MexicoGreat waterfalls near Palenque, we will have time for a quick swim and picture taking. Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at Nutuntun Hotel in Palenque, a 4 star hotel. Day 3: PALENQUE-CAMPECHEStop At: Palenque ruinas, Palenque, Southern MexicoHome of one of the greatest Mayan kings that ever lived, Pakal The Great. His tomb was discovered here in 1952, in the tomb they found one of the masterpieces of Mayan art, Pakal’s funerary jade mask. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Centro Historico de San Francisco de Campeche, Campeche, Yucatan PeninsulaA beautiful colonial town, founded by the Spanish and they attacked repeatedly by the pirates, Campeche is a very quaint colonial city built by the ocean shore. Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at H177 Hotel in Campeche, a 4 star hotel. Day 4: EDZNA-UXMAL-MERIDAStop At: Zona Arquelogica Edzna, Campeche, Yucatan PeninsulaEdzna was the birthplace of one of the greatest Mayan dynasties of kings, the ITZA, the temple of the 5 stories is a highlight of this place. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Zona Arqueologica Uxmal, Uxmal, Yucatan PeninsulaThe 3 times built city of Uxmal, one of the most decorated mayan cities ever built, the unique style of its decoration has astonished travelers since the 19th century. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Merida Cathedral, Merida, Yucatan PeninsulaBeautiful colonial city and the largest city in the SouthEast of Mexico, we will visit the city an will spend over night here. Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at either Gran Real Yucatan or Los Aluxes Hotel, 4 star hotels. Day 5: Chichen ItzaStop At: Chichen Itza, Chichen Itza, Yucatan PeninsulaOne of the New Seven Wonders of the World left at the end of our trip, Chichen Itza is one of the greatest mayan cities ever built and a must see during a trip to MexicoDuration: 2 hours 30 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$78 Day Trips & Excursions

Becal & Campeche from Mérida, Yucatán

You will be picked up from your hotel in Merida at 08:00 hrs, and transferred to the small village of Becal, located just at the border of Yucatan and Campeche states. Visit 17-century colonial church and the Parque de los Sombreros, known for its big hats monument. Learn about the process of making Panama hats from Jipi-japa fiber, watch a demonstration by local artisans who have been working inside caves for several generations to preserve the quality of the palm fronds.From Becal you will continue your tour to Campeche, the ancient walled city, located at the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and, once a fortress against the pirates' attacks during the colonial times. Your first stop will be at Fuerte San Miguel, the biggest 17-century fortress of Campeche, now converted into Mayan Archaeological Museum. After that, you will visit the historic district of the city and enjoy a local lunch. After lunch you will have free time to explore on your own, walk and take pictures of the cathedral and old city gates Puerta de Mar y Puerta de Tierra, before returning to your hotel in Merida.

$917 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Days of Flamingos, Henequen and Mayan Culture

Day 1: ArrivalWe will move from Mérida Airport to the center of the city. We will participate in a tour of this beautiful city and rest of the night off. Day 2: Merida - CelestunToday we will enjoy the wonderful Ría Celestun Biosphere Reserve, 90 km from Mérida, which thanks to its 600 km2 of extension, occupies Yucatan and Campeche. It is known for being the winter refuge of thousands of pink flamingos and other species and has a unique ecosystem! Since it combines the fresh water of the Ría Celestún with the salt water of the Gulf of Mexico. We will sail in our boat through natural mangrove tunnels and enjoy the natural spectacle of these incredible birds. The place also enjoys extensive beaches that are plagued with coconut trees. We will eat and in the afternoon we will return to Merida to rest from this exciting day. Free night. Day 3: Merida – Hacienda Henequenera – Cenote – UxmalToday we will know the whole transformation process of Henequen (also called Green Gold in this region), from the plant to the fiber, and from the fiber to the finished product. We will also have the opportunity to see the old machinery that has been rescued from the ravages of time and rebuilt to its precise operative capacity. Our tour will also include a visit to a typical Mayan house where we will meet a lovely Mayan grandfather who barely speaks Spanish and will show us typical Mayan elements. At the end we can enjoy a refreshing dip, where you can swim safely in the refreshing waters of the hacienda's Cenote. We will eat at the Hacienda restaurant to taste the delicious Mayan cuisine. After lunch, we will leave for Uxmal and we will settle in our hotel. Day 4: Uxmal - Mun-Ha - ValladolidWe will leave early to arrive with a cool climate to this magnificent archaeological zone. Known as "The Three Times Built", its architecture is one of the most impressive in Yucatan. A guide will give us an interesting explanation about what happened in this place in pre-Hispanic times. Later, we will visit the Mun-Ha rural tourism initiative, where we will taste its delicious regional food. We will move to the viewpoint of Muná (approximately 10 minutes by car), where we will learn about the honeybees (Mayan bee) and their importance, and we will make a tour of the ecological path and its relationship with the Mayan mythology, and finally we will participate in a rain stick workshop, we will take home our work of art. We will move to Valladolid. Bring mosquito repellent and shoe closed. Day 5: DepartureYou can walk through this beautiful city and later we will move to the Merida Airport.

$3490 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Southern Mexico Birdwatching 11-Day Tour, Yucatan to Chiapas

Day 1Arrival at Cancun airport. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Cancun.Day 2Early bird watching at Central Vallarte and Cenote Road in Puerto Morelos. Overnight .Day 3Bird watching at San Salvador Ranch, Rio Lagartos. Boat trip through the mangrove. Overnight Day 4Early bird watching at Ek Balam  and visit to the cenote. Overnight Day 5Early bird watching at Chichen Itza, we continue to Izamal. Overnight Day 6Early bird watching at  Uxmal. Overnight Day 7Early bird wathing in Edzna, Campeche. Overnight.Day 8Early bird watching around Palenque. Overnight.Day 9Early bird watching at San Cristobal. Overnight .Day 10Bird watching at Chiapa de Corzo.Day 11Departure. Transfer to Tuxtla Gutierrez airport for your flight back home. 

$1682 Multi-day & Extended Tours

12-Day Southeast Mexico Tour: Oaxaca, Chiapas, Palenque, Merida and Riviera Maya

Day 1: Arrival TransferWelcome at the Mexico City.Day 2: Mexico City (B)Breakfast. We will start our city tour visiting the cultural and historic Heritage downtown district where we will find the National Palace and its beautiful murals, painted by the muralist Diego Rivera, the constitution square or "Zocalo", the Main Aztec Temple and the Metropolitan Cathedral.Day 3: Mexico City - Puebla - Oaxaca (B) Breakfast. We will begin our journey towards the City of Puebla of the Angels.Then we will visit Puebla’s Historic Center,The Cathedral and the Main Square. Continue to Oaxaca. OvernightDay 4: Oaxaca - Monte Alban - Mitla - Tule (B)Breakfast. we will visit Monte Alban, archeological site build over a mountain. From here we will visit Mitla: The City of the Dead. We will see the great Tule tree. We will return to Oaxaca city. Overnight.Day 5: Oaxaca - Sumidero - San Cristobal (B) Breakfast on route. Departure around 4:00 hrs. towards Tuxtla Gutierrez. Arrival to the pier in order to visit the Sumidero Canyon by boat. Departure to San Cristobal de las Casas. Overnight.Day 6: San Cristobal and Native Towns (B)Breakfast. Visit San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan, native indigenous people who preserve their traditions, language, religious beliefs and social organization. Free afternoon. We suggest walking around this beautiful city. Accommodation.Day 7: San Cristobal - Agua Azul - Palenque (B) Breakfast. Continue to Agua Azul Falls, to admire its turquoise colored waters. Continue to Palenque. Overnight.Day 8: Palenque - Campeche (B) Breakfast. Visit to Palenque, declared a cultural and archaeological heritage site by UNESCO. Departure towards Campeche to find a beautiful view of the Mexican Gulf. We will continue to the beautiful walled city of Campeche. Panoramic city tour of Campeche. Overnight.Day 9: Campeche - Uxmal - Merida (B) Breakfast. Departure to Uxmal, another impressive cultural l heritage site. Continue to Merida, "the White City" to take a panoramic tour. Overnight.Day 10: Merida - Chichen Itza - Cancun/Riviera Maya (B) Breakfast. Departure towards Chichen Itza, The most renown Mayan city in Mexico. We will Also have the opportunity once we arrive to the Majestic Cenote IK-IL. Continue to Cancun or Mayan Riviera. Overnight.Day 11: Cancun or Riviera Maya (B) Breakfast. free day at leisure or for your own activities.Day 12: Departure Transfer (B)Breakfast. At the time indicated, transfer to the airport to board your return flight home.