Dzibilchaltun Archaeological Site & Progreso Town Tour
The Dzibilchaltun (“writing on flat stones” in Maya) archaeological site is located near the colonial city of Merida, Yucatan. Dzibilchaltun was a large settlement still occupied when the Spanish arrived during the 1500’s. Archaeologists estimate there were as many as 200,000 inhabitants and 8,400 buildings during its history with artifacts dating back to the middle of the classic period (700 – 800 A.D.)
Highlights on your tour in Dzibilchaltun are the large plaza, “Sacbe” (“white road” in Maya) trails, the Temple of the Dolls, named so because of seven dolls that were found in the buried temple, which are now housed in the Maya World Museum in the capital city of Merida, and the Open Chapel, a quaint 16th-century ruined Franciscan church.
Progreso is the Yucatan’s primary commercial port and is a very popular stopover for cruise ships. Walk the pretty boulevard with its refreshing sea breeze and beautiful sea views or enjoy the delicious local seafood in any one of the many restaurants in the town.
Your Dzibilchaltun Archaeological Site & Progreso Town Tour includes the following:
- Bilingual staff
- Round trip transportation
- Entrance fees
- Tour duration: 7 hours
- Tour schedule: 9:00 AM daily
- Tour departure: from selected hotels (details will accompany your reservation confirmation)
- Clients who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to participate
Please bring the following to your Dzibilchaltun Archaeological Site & Progreso Town Tour:
- Biodegradable sunscreen / repellent
- Hat and sunglasses
- Cool clothing and light sweater (during winter months)
- Tennis or hiking shoes
- Bottled water
- Extra $$ for lunch, tips, etc.