Welcome to Izamal


The Izamal of today is a quiet provincial town, nicknamed La Ciudad Amarilla (the Yellow City) for the traditional golden-yellow buildings that spiral out from the center like a budding daisy. It’s easily explored on foot, and spiffy horse-drawn carriages add to the city’s charm.


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$69 Tours & Sightseeing

Izamal City Walking Tour with Carriage Ride, Lunch from Merida

Begin your full-day tour with pickup from your hotel 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, before feasting on a traditional Yucatecan lunch. Conclude your visit to Izamal with return transport to Merida.

$290 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Yucatan Sights 2-Day Trip with Uxmal, Izamal and Chichen Itza

Day 1: 07:15am: Departure from your hotel lobby in Cancun. Drive to Uxmal via the highway and once you arrive, you will take a guided tour around the archaeological site with a professional bilingual tour guide. 1:30pm: Lunch in a nearby restaurant. 2:30pm: Drive to Merida for a tour of La Plaza Grande (main town square) and then check in at the hotel. Free afternoon. Day 2: 07:15am: Breakfast (not included). 08:30am: Check out and city tour of Merida before making your way to Izamal. Visit to the Convent of San Antonio de Padua from the 16th. Century. Visit to Chichen Itza where you will see the Castillo, the Observatory and the Ball Court. 2pm: Lunch time. 6:30pm: Return to Cancún.

$74 Day Trips & Excursions

Chichén Itzá, Cenote Ikkil, Izamal unforgettable experiences

(Departure with 3 people minimun)Depart early from your Merida hotel and commence the journey to Chichen Itza in a comfortable and air-conditioned minivan. You will visit with a certificated guide, walking the ancient capital of the Mayan empire and discover the mysteries most significant in this arqueological site.  Begin your tour in Great Plaza, hailed as the social and spiritual heart of the city. 09:00 hrs: Departure at your hotel.11:30 hrs: Arrival at the Archaeological site. The guide will buy entry tickets for all groups (not included).will visit for 2 hours with free time.13:30 hrs: Visit to the Ik'kil cenote. 14:30 hrs: Buffet lunch with typical food, (Meals and drinks are not included).Access to bathrooms and dressing rooms in the cenote facilities.15:45 hrs: When you are returned to Mérida you'll visit Izamal a Magic town by UNESCO, there you'll visit the convent that just like the houses have a yellow color.18:00 hrs: Arrive to Mérida City*This itinerary is with approximate schedule Your unforgettable moments in the mayan World

$55 Day Trips & Excursions

Amazing Izamal show light and sound

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

$58 Day Trips & Excursions

Izamal & Show Light and Sound

Depart from your Merida hotel and commence the journey to Izamal in a comfortable and air-conditioned minivan. You will visit with a certificated guide, walking the ancient capital of the Mayan empire and discover the mysteries most significant in this cultural site.  Begin your tour in Great Plaza, hailed as the social and spiritual heart of the city.  After that see show light and sound. After that yo'll go back to Merida City.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

$69 Day Trips & Excursions

Amazing Izamal and Santa Barbara

The tourist stop of the cenotes of Santa Bárbara, where you will enjoy blue and crystalline waters that date back millions of years. To get to the cenotes, you will typically travel in a cart pulled by a horse on rails. In addition, you will enjoy a delicious Yucatecan meal accompanied by a drink.Departure at 09:00 hrs at your hotel.Arrival at the Izamal at 10:00 approx. the guide will buy entry tickets for all groups (not included).will visit for 2 hours with free time.will visit with a specialized bilingual guide.Visit to Santa BarbaraRound trip transportation from your hotel.Arrive to Merida City to 16:00 Hrs aproximately