After we pick you up from one of the meeting points in Merida, we’ll go twenty-one miles (thirty-six kilometers) to arrive directly to our first stop, Acanceh. Acanceh, in Maya meaning “groan of the deer”, is a small, Mayan-speaking village home to many Mayan vestiges. We’ll visit the vestiges that make up this town, where the main structure is thirty-six feet (eleven meters) high and decorated with Mayan masks carved in its stone walls.
Finishing up at Acanceh, we’ll make a stop the small town of Eknakan, where we will visit a gothic style church built in the 18th century; this is a very atypical architectural style in the state of Yucatan, where most of the buildings and churches of that era are built in the colonial style.
Our final destination will be to Santa Barbara, where you will be taken atop of a rail-mounted platform pulled by a horse that will take you to three beautiful cenotes: Cascabel, Chaksikin and Xoch'. Once there, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the clearest natural water you will ever see, while being amazed by the stalagmites and stalactites that cover the cave walls! After swimming here, enjoy a lunch with tasty traditional Yucatecan delicacies.
Your return to the meeting point in Merida will be at approximately 4:30 PM.