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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

Chichen Itza is the most famous of all late Maya cities and a holy place to the Maya for centuries. The earliest buildings date from 600 A.D. and are classic Maya. Those built from the 10th Century on, include Toltec symbols, the result of a Toltec invasion in 950 A.D. This merging of Maya and Toltec architectural styles is unique to Chichen Itza.  Your Chichen Itza experience begins by picking you up in the meeting point, in our luxurious Mercedes Benz with its 16 plush, reclining and incredibly comfortable seats. You will be accompanied to your tour of Chichen Itza by our certified guide, who will introduce you to the secrets of the Maya through the Mayaland´s private entrance, with a cold bottle of water for your visit.  On the way back a box lunch will be provided. You will be back on time in your cruise at 3:00 PM.

$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.

$114 Cultural & Theme Tours

Uxmal All Inclusive

Pickup at the pier depending on the ship schedule (if coming by cruise ship) If arriving by flight depends on the day of arrival, The schedule is different. Tour starts departing from progreso 1 hour and 40 minutes to get to the mayan site Visit the mayan site for 1 hour with your guide After the mayan site we visit a Cave cenote for 40 minutes  After the cave cenote we go to the luxury hacienda for lunch traditional mexican meal. Return to Progreso. if coming by ship this tour is also doable, we guarantee the return to the ship in time.

$59 Shore Excursions

Beach Break Open Bar

This activity starts once we pick you up at the pier of Progreso, we will travel 20-30 minutes to the resort where you will find, everything you need to enjoy your day, we will stay at the resort for 2-3 hours to enjoy the pool or the beach, in this place you can find a restaurant if you want to try something more fancy, if not the packages include different food which are, chicken fajitas, quesadillas, beans, rice, nachos, chips, tacos, pico de gallo, fruits, vegetables, for the drinks with have piña colada, margaritas, beer or any drink you may want, after the beach break we go back to the pier so you can take your ship or do some shopping by the market area.

$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.