10 Days / 9 Nights
The mystical dense forests of Campeche offer a natural protection for the Mayan Archaeological sites such as Calakmul, Chicanna, Becán, Edzná, Xpujil, Hormiguero, and Balamkú among others. As the years have gone by, these magical and mystical temples and ruins continue to leave its visitors awe inspired with their beauty. We will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Campeche, enjoy an encounter with dolphins at Isla Aguada, visit the magical town of Candelaria and be amazed at the remote Mayan archaeological sites along the way!
Special features of our 10 Day Discovering Campeche Tour:
Type of Tourism: Adventure, Culture, History, Archaeology, bird watching.
Places to Visit: Campeche, Isla Aguata, Candelaria, El Tigre, Pedro Baranda Springs, Balamku, Calakmul, Chicanna, Xpujil, Oxpemul, Nadzcaan
Duration: 10 Days and 9 Nights.
Type of Service: group tours.
Accommodation: 3 star hotels at every destination that you will visit. These hotels have been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for!
Today we will head out on a cultural city tour of Campeche, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Our first visit will be at the Museo de Estelas Mayas, exhibiting Mayan stelae and regional art. We will then continue on our way to visit the Puerta de Tierra. An 18th century bronze cannon with the royal insignia welcomes you to Puerta de Tierra. SWe will climb to the top of the ramparts, where we can observe the domes of the Campeche churches. We will then head to the Bastion ...
After breakfast, we will continue to the Isla Aguada beach a hidden gem in the state of Campeche. This is not really an island as the name suggests, but a bar that separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna de Terminos. Its privileged location adds to its charm, with sandy beach areas on one side and the beaches of the lagoon on the other.
This small fishing town has an ocean of different shades of blue, that create a visual spectacle that must be seen! We will then ha...
Today, we will head to the El Tigre Archaeological site on the banks of the Candelaria River. El Tigre is thought to be from the Itzamkana. In the ceremonial centre today, the templesare thought to be in honour to deities of chontal origin such as Ixchel and Itzamná. The latter was the god most adored by the ruling classes, who may have attempted to establish monotheism. The site of El Tigre sits on a hill next to the Candelaria River, and is comprised of 6 architectural groups...
Today, we will head to Balamku, where there is a stucco made between 550 and 600 AD. The frieze displays 4 ascension scenarios alternating with 3 jaguars. Every stage includes an animal having its head flipped back. Along with showing in depth complementary facets of the underworld, the set reveals that the dynastic period is related to the solar cycle. The access throne is represented by the king, emerging from the jaws of a terrestrial monster The king’s death is se...
Today we will enjoy a full day at the Calakmul Archaeological site, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Calakmul means “Two Adjacent Mounds” in Mayan and dominate the jungle. Calakmul was discovered in the early 30’s but in the 80s, systematic research discoverd the essence of the town among the most significant in the Classic Maya period along with Tikal and Palenque.. Hieroglyphic studies have revealed a history of wars between Calakmul and Tikal for almost a centu...
Today we can enjoy another full day of archaeological adventure, visiting 3 cities along the Rio Bec The first is Chicanna, or the “House of the serpents’ mouth” referring to the huge figure head at the centre. According to archeologists, figurehead represents “Itzamna” a reptile personification of their deity. Due to its elegance and decorative richness it is thought that Chicanna was a place for the “privileged”. The earliest sig...
Today we will enjoy a 4X4 adventure to the archaeological site of Oxpemul. Its geographical location makes it a strategic site, as it is close to the limits of two regional states from the Classic period, Río Bec to the north and Calakmul to the south.
In the evening, we will visit Nadzca’an for a nighttime experience inside a Mayan site including the star’s garden.
Today is the final day of this incredible tour and we will take you to the Campeche International airport for your flight back home or onto your next exciting destination!