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Méridanos come in droves on weekends, especially during July and August when it can be difficult to find a room with a view and, sadly, you'll see more litter on the beach. Once or twice a week the streets flood with cruise-ship tourists, but the place can feel empty on off nights, which makes a refreshing change.

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$99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Progreso Shore Excursion: Chichen Itza Day Trip

Start your shore excursion to Chichen Itza at the Progreso port at 8:30am by taking a shuttle to a specified meeting point. There, meet your guide and hop into a plush reclining seat aboard a luxurious Mercedes Benz minivan. You'll head directly to your destination without the usual tourist stops along the way. When you arrive at Mayaland Resort, receive a cold bottle of water and skip the line; gain private entry to the archaeological park, named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Your experienced guide will lead your small group on a tour of the site’s best landmarks and piece together the past in this ancient capital of the Mayan Empire – founded in 514 AD. Learn about the Toltec symbols from the invasion of 950 AD as your guide explains the merge of architectural styles unique to Chichen Itza – the Yucatan’s most important archaeological zone. Walk to the center of Chichen Itza, where temples like El Castillo (the Castle) have been excavated around the Great Plaza. Explore the Pyramid of Kukulcán, which reveals an astronomical phenomenon when shadows resembling a serpent seem to slither over the building during each equinox. Hear about priests and Mayan kings who once stood atop the pyramid overlooking the entire city. When you reach the Great Ball Court, the largest one in Mesoamerica, see the Temple of the Jaguars where a steep stairway leads to the second story. Your guide will also point out a set of buildings constructed during the Mayan classical period, including the nunnery, La Iglesia (the Church) and Akab Dzib, meaning ‘The House of Mysterious Writing’ in Mayan. Admire the circular observatory known as El Caracol, and view the Temple of the Warriors and the Thousand Columns. After your small-group guided tour, you’ll have an hour of extra time to explore the site on your own before returning to Mayaland Resort and making your way back to the Progreso cruise port. On the return drive, a box lunch will be provided before arrival at approximately 3pm.

$99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Merida City Sightseeing Tour from Progreso

Your shore excursion to Merida and the Dzibilchaltun archeological site begins with a shuttle ride to a specific meeting point from the Progreso port at 8:30am. Once you reach the meeting point, you meet your guide and relax in your plush reclining seat on a luxurious Mercedes Benz minivan as you take in the sights along the Yucatan Peninsula and enjoy soft drinks on board the vehicle.Upon arrival in Merida, embark on a panoramic city tour with your knowledgeable guide, who will point out important sites of interest. Get to know Merida’s delightful and bustling city center, which boasts plenty of colonial churches and mansions to admire. You’ll become acquainted with the fashionable Paseo de Montejo, a tree-lined avenue built at the turn of the 19th century and famous for its beautiful French-style residences.Referred to as ‘the white city,’ (La Ciudad Blanca) for its clean, white buildings that seem to sparkle in the sunshine, Merida was established when the henequen industry was at its peak. Admire the wrought iron railings, carved wooden doors and charming courtyards as you stroll along the lovely boulevard.Your guide will make a stop at the The Grand Mayan World Museum – a perfect place to encounter Yucatecan history and cultural identity. With approximately 750,000 objects in its collection, the vast and contemporary exhibition space presents the Mayan civilization as a continuously living culture that has survived beyond the glory of its archaeological past. After stopping for lunch in the museum cafeteria (own expense), continue 10 miles (16 km) north to the archaeological site of Dzibilchaltun. Once a major Mayan city, Dzibilchaltun was continuously occupied for thousands of years before it became a villa with an open chapel during the colonial era. Follow your guide to the Temple of the Seven Dolls, where numerous stucco decorations as well as seven small figurines were excavated from under the ruins of a later temple pyramid.Finally, head to the Xlacah Cenote, located at the center of the city ruins. Believed to have been sacred to the ancient Maya and used in ritual – due to the artifacts retrieved from its 140-foot (43-meter) depths – the cenote is now used as a swimming hole. Feel free to jump into the clear water for a refreshing swim before returning to the Progreso cruise port at 2:30pm. Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to the Progreso port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details

$470 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Emerald Sunset

Meeting point in Progreso, Yucatán. (If  you need Mérida - Progreso transportation, please consider an additional cost). We set sail from Progreso on a comfortable sailboat at 04:00 pm to enjoy the end of the afternoon with the sea breeze and the last rays of the sun. We will be surrounded by the blue sea and the sky in reddish colors, with a drink in hand and a pleasant talk with the best of the company, can you imagine? You can go with friends or family to get out of the routine and live a different experience in the beautiful state of Yucatan. We will be back at the marina at 08:00 p.m.

$389 Day Trips & Excursions

Exclusive Uxmal Tour With Private Guide from Progreso

You will be picked up from your hotel in Progreso at the time of your preference aboard a luxury Mercedes Benz vehicle. Go directly from your hotel to Uxmal’s Archaeological Site, known by many as place of legend and myth. It is situated within a series of hills known as the Puuc or “mountainous area” in the Mayan language.  In this amazing archaeological site a private bilingual guide will take you to explore colossal constructions like the Magicians Pyramid, the Governors Palace, the Dove´s Temple and the Nuns Quadrangle. The archaeological structures and buildings located throughout Uxmal are ornamented with geometrical figures and masks of the rain god, Chaac. The rain god was considered by the Maya people as one of the most important of their deities. After your visit you will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious lunch at the restaurants of either the beautiful Hacienda Uxmal or in the gardens of the Lodge at Uxmal surrounded by unique Maya Palapas (at your own expense). Visit the Choco Story Museum to learn about the history of cocoa, its importance to the Mayas, the way it is cultivated and the traditional process to make chocolate. You will return to Progreso at your time of preference aboard a private Mercedes Benz vehicle.

$99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Progreso Shore Excursion: Uxmal Day Trip

Take a shuttle at 8:30am from the Progreso port to a specific meeting point. There, meet your guide and climb into a luxurious Mercedes Benz minivan and begin your shore excursion to Uxmal. Sit back in your plush reclining seat as your small group is transferred directly to your destination – without the hassle of tourist stopovers along the way! Drive along the Yucatan Peninsula to Uxmal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and legendary ceremonial center of the ancient Maya, set amid hills in the Puuc (Mayan for ‘mountain range’) region. Upon arrival, tour the archeological park with your professional guide, who will inform your small group about the distinctive architecture and decorative design of the buildings. Learn about the city that flourished from 600-1,000 AD with 25,000 Mayan inhabitants at its height. Admire impressive structures designed with geometrical figures and the masks of the rain god Chaac, the Mayan’s most significant deity. Visit the Nunnery Quadrangle, whose friezes represent owls and serpents, as your guide explains the significance of the four multi-level buildings arranged around Uxmal’s central plaza. Marvel at the Pyramid of the Magician (the Pyramid of the Soothsayer), unique in its precise oval-shaped design. On the façade of the Governor’s Palace, whose central doorway astronomically aligns with the planets, you’ll see a frieze with more than 100 images of Chaac. On your return, enjoy a boxed lunch and soft drinks aboard the minivan, arriving at the port of Progreso at 2:30pm.

$110 Shore Excursions

ATV Tour of Ghost Town Misnebalam and Break at Silcer Beach Club

This excursion is for you! Explore a ghost town and riding an ATV. There is also the ability to see the old style Mexico including the haciendas and other architectural styles.  You'll be met by your guide just inside your Progreso cruise port. You'll then be shown to comfortable, and air conditioned transportation. It's only a 10-minute ride off the pier to Progreso then you'll be taken to the ATV base camp. All ATVs are recent year models and kept in great condition. Driver's need to show their driver's licenses; minimum age to drive solo is 18 years. . Once the helmets are on, you're off the Misnebalam Ghost Town. The drive there is approximately 1 hour on trails. The town of Misnebalam was inhabited from 1910 to 2010, when the last 21 inhabitants decided to leave the town. people believed they had witches that were influenced by aluxes, gremlin-like spirits that protected the land but chased away intruders.  Paranormal activity still exists today; there is still believed to be an active ghost named "Julian" who died back in 1920. You'll learn more about the fascinating history from your bilingual guide. Guests will have approximately 30-45 minutes at Misnebalam. After your visit to Misnebalam, you'll hop back on your ATV and visit the Paraiso Blue Lagoon just a short distance away. You'll be able to take a dip and enjoy the refreshing waters while surrounded by nature. You will have a relaxing stop at the lagoon before hopping back on your ATV and head to Silcer Beach Club for a relaxing beach break.At Silcer, you will find beach chairs, umbrellas, swimming pool, kayaks, paddle boats, stand-up paddle board, and free WiFi. There is even a kid's club! The non-motorized water sports are on a first come, first serve basis.Take a stroll along the beach, you can buy a beverage from the bar, you can purchase food items off of an authentic Mexican menu that will also include American favorites, relax in a hammock in the shade with a full ocean view. This is a day you won't want to miss. OR for the best value, add-on the All Inclusive package and get all your drinks and food included!!Available drinks for purchase at the bar include: Pina coladas, Margaritas, Soft drinks, Mixed drinks, Beer (Corona and other Mexican beers own by Corona such as Modelo, Pacifico, etc) and bottled purified water. All mixed drinks are available with or without alcohol.Available for purchase from the restaurant you can find: Panuchos (traditional Yucatencan dish), Salbutes (traditional Yucatetcan dish), Quesadillas, Tacos, Chicken Fajitas, Salsa and chips, Guacamole, Nachos, Pizza, Burgers and Hot dogs. Some foods are subject to change.After that and if times allow, you'll get to do a bit of sightseeing and shopping in the town of Progreso. Your transportation will then return you to your Progreso cruise ship port after spending a unique day in Mexico.