Top 24 Things to do in Merida, Yucatan

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1-Way Chichen Itza Tour from Merida to Cancun or Riviera Maya
Take advantage of time at the iconic Maya ruins of Chichen Itza on your one-way journey from Merida to Cancun or Riviera Maya. With quick access to the archaeological site via the private entrance, you have ample time to explore... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$67
per adult

A Journey to Campeche
Get to know the colonial walls and fortifications of Campeche with a guided tour through the historic city. Its well-preserved remains offer a look back to the days of the conquistadors and the colonial era as you explore this UNESCO... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$53
per adult

Archaeologist-Led Chichén Itzá Tour & Celestún Visit with Lunch & Dinner
Follow an archaeologist guide through the ruins of Chichén Itzá, an ancient Maya city that boasts amazing temples, spectacular sculptures, and an abundance of history to discover. Afterward, head to the oceanside town of Celestún to relax on the beach... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

Free cancellation

$62
per adult

Be Maya Cultural Experience & Chichén Itzá Tour
Delve into the fascinating culture of the ancient Maya, experiencing their language, cuisine, traditions, and beliefs. Make a Yucatecan lunch, sit in on numerology and language lessons, and explore the legendary ruins at Chichén Itzá—one of the New 7 Wonders... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$110
per adult

Celestun Flamingo Excursion
Venture to Celestun—one of the Yucatan coast's most picturesque ecological reserves—for an up-close look at vibrant pink Caribbean flamingos. Go for a refreshing dip and enjoy time for lunch at a beachfront restaurant. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$69
per adult

Celestún Sunset Tour with Dinner
Spend a day at one with nature in beautiful Celestún, a beachside town known for its stunning views and rich biodiversity. Explore the area by both land and water on a sunset boat tour before finishing the day with a... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$41
per adult

Chichén Itzá Day Tour with Personalized Maya Calendar
Wander the remarkable ruins of Chichen Itza, an iconic city of the ancient Maya, on this full-day cultural excursion. Explore the sacred temples, grand pyramids, and ceremonial sites as you unravel the mysteries of the Mayan civilization. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$44
per adult

Chichén Itzá Express Tour
With early access, open the gates to one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and admire the legendary, ancient Maya town. Tucked deep in the Yucatan jungle, Chichén Itzá—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—is now regarded as a symbol... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$32
per adult

Chichén Itzá Light & Sound with Day Tour & Cenote Ik Kil with Maya Calendar
Explore magical Chichén Itzá by day and night on a comprehensive, small-group guided tour followed by the spectacular Noches de Kukulkán light and sound show. Combine your experience with a swim in a stunning cenote and an access to famous... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

Free cancellation

$80
per adult

Cuzamá Cenotes Tour
Discover some of Yucatan's famous, mysterious underground cenotes, and venture to the Mayan ruins of Acanceh. Visit the small town of Eknakán and its unique Gothic church, a rare sight in the predominantly colonial peninsula. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$45
per adult

Hidden Yucatecan Treasures
Head off the beaten path to discover some of Yucatan peninsula’s hidden gems. Immerse yourself into the mysterious world of the cenotes at Tzabnah, followed by a visit to the Mayapan ruins, and San Miguel Arcangel’s convent. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$86
per adult

Izamal Tour with Carriage Ride
Get to know the unique character of Izamal, known as the City of 3 Cultures thanks to the pre-Columbian, colonial, and contemporary architecture on display. This tour gives you a chance to witness the rich history of the place and... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

$50
per adult

Mayan Experience 2-Tour Combo
Take a journey into the past to explore an ancient civilization that was advanced before its time with this combination of 2 Mayan Experience tours. Get to know temples and ruins that paint a vibrant picture of the once-flourishing Mayan... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

Free cancellation

$65
per adult

Private Chichen Itza Full-Day Tour
Explore one of the most spectacular cities of the ancient Maya civilization on this private guided journey through Chichen Itza. With the freedom to explore the way you'd like and expert insights from your guide, you get a fresh, in-depth... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$319
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Merida - Chichen Itza & Uxmal
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Merida and Chichen Itza or Uxmal aboard a shuttle. For Merida, the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour 10 minutes

Free cancellation

$40
per adult

Small-Group Subterranean Snorkel Adventure Tour
Head deep beneath the earth on this cenote adventure that takes you to Yucatán's mysterious underground world. Get a taste for local culture with a visit to a traditional Mayan medicinal shop, and explore a village where ancient practices have... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours

Free cancellation

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$66

$59
per adult

Small-Group Yucatan Home Cooking Tour
Celebrate the rich culinary traditions of the Yucatan. This food tour traverses the bustling markets of Merida as you sample ingredients completely new to your taste buds. Learn market customs and cooking techniques before heading to a local’s home to... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

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$57

$51
per adult

Traditional Hacienda Tour
Discover the splendor of Yucatan's historic heritage with a visit to the old Spanish hacienda of Sotuta de Peón. Your visit takes you to a beautiful estate surrounded by wide henequen fields, where you get a close-up look at the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$41
per adult

Traditional Yucatecan Haciendas & Natural Cenotes Tour
Embark on a journey to see the Yucatan Peninsula's elegant haciendas and mysterious cenotes, filling a full day with vivid history and nature. Get insights into the peninsula's vast historical and cultural heritage, and the industry that revolves around the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$60
per adult

Uxmal & Kabah Full-Day Tour
Spend a day getting to know what life was like in an ancient Mayan civilization with a full-day guided tour of Uxmal & Kabah. Spectacular ruins and active archaeological sites offer an eye-opening look at a culture that was advanced... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$32
per adult

Uxmal & Kabah Tour with Choco-Story México
Spend a day exploring the Maya metropolis of Uxmal and the excavated temples at Kabah. Walk the sabecs (pathways), stand before the Pyramid of the Magician, and marvel at the ornate carvings on the Palace of the Masks. Then visit... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$44
per adult

Uxmal Full-Day Private Tour
Explore one of the most remarkable cities of the ancient Maya on a private tour in the archaeological site of Uxmal. A personal guide shows you the sights and shares the history behind a great Mesoamerican civilization, with an itinerary... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

10 hours

Free cancellation

$258
per adult

Uxmal Tour with Sound & Light Show
Spend an afternoon visiting the fascinating archaeological ruins at the Maya city of Uxmal. Enjoy a traditional Yucatán dinner before returning for a beautiful spectacle of light and sound that celebrates the history of this pre-Columbian metropolis. Read More

Categories: Events & Shows, Sports, Tickets & Passes, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$44
per adult

Yucatan Heritage Tour Package - Chichén Itzá, Uxmal & Merida
Discover Yucatan's historical attractions and enjoy an additional Merida City Tour. The value pack includes a full-day tour to world-famous Chichén Itzá, the Merida City Tour, and a visit to Uxmal combinable with either the Uxmal Light and Sound Show,... Read More

Categories: Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

Free cancellation

$80
per adult

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