Explore Ruta Puuc, a network of five Maya archaeological sites in the Puuc hills region of Yucatan. Bring plenty of water and set off to discover the 41 km (25 mile) route that connects the Puuc Mayan ruins. Pay a visit to Uxmal, a well-maintained World Heritage Site that features the imposing "House of the Magician" pyramid, as well as other temples, palaces, and religious sculptures. Observe the Labna arches, stroll the ancient Mayan road of "sacbe," and meet the modern-day Maya people to learn about their culture and history. Our Merida trip itinerary planner makes visiting Ruta Puuc and other Merida attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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La Ruta Puuc, localizada al sur de Mérida, está compuesta por cinco zonas arqueológicas (Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil, Xlapac y Labná) así como por las grutas de Loltún. Si eres mexicano, el mejor día para rec... more »The Puuc Route, located south of Merida, is composed of five archaeological zones (Uxmal, Kabah, Sayil, Xlapac and Labná) as well as the grottoes of Loltún. If you are Mexican, the best day to tour this circuit will be on Sunday, since admission to the sites is free when presenting an official ID. Any other day, adding the entry costs to the different sites, you would have to pay more than $250 MXN. Archaeological sites are open from 9h to 17h, therefore it is a full day walk. It is worth taking into account more than anything the visiting hours of the Grottoes of Loltún (9:00, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00), since they can only be visited with guide at these times. That is why it is advisable to start the Puuc Route through the Loltún Grottoes, being the only one of the attractions with a fixed schedule that limits the visit. After Loltún, following the road, you will find Labná, Xlapac, Sayil, Kabah and Uxmal, the latter being the largest of the archaeological areas and one of the most beautiful in Mexico. Unlike Chichen Itza, the archaeological areas of the Puuc Route are not crowded with visitors, so you can explore them quietly without finding large groups of tourists or insistent craft vendors. Being a warm and dry area, it is essential to be prepared to protect yourself from the rays of the sun, the heat and thirst that you will have after walking. Equally patience to spend much of the journeys in the vehicle, while going from one area to another. Parking (minus Uxmal) is free. Since it is a day walk, it is advisable to bring something to eat or have lunch on the way near Loltún: one option are the villages like Peanut and Oxkutzcab. From Loltún to Uxmal there are no restaurants where to stop for lunch.
Excelente ruta para visitar en familia o amigos, iniciando con las Grutas de Lol Tun y finalizando con la pirámides de Uxmal. more »Excellent route to visit with family or friends, starting with the Grottoes of Lol Tun and ending with the pyramids of Uxmal.
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