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Merida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso)
Merida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso)

Merida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso) Tours and Tickets

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The second oldest cathedral in the Americas, the Mérida Cathedral (Catedral de San Ildefonso) was built atop a Mayan temple in the 16th century. Notable for its relatively austere façade and surprisingly stark Moorish interior, Mérida Cathedral also houses some of Mérida’s most significant religious artifacts, including the Christ of Blisters statue.

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Merida Street Food Walking Tour

Merida Street Food Walking Tour

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Get acquainted with Yucatecan specialties on this street food tour of Merida. Walk with a local guide to Merida’s main market plus a seafood restaurant and gelato shop. Sip fruit juices and sample plenty of local dishes, not limited to empanadas, tamales and seafood tacos along with ‘cochinita pibil’ (slow-roasted pork) and ‘panuchos’ (tortillas stuffed with refried black beans). Delicious!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

Private Yucatan Discovery Tour

Private Yucatan Discovery Tour

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In this four day and three night Yucatan Discovery Tour we first visit the Rio Lagartos Biosphere home of the flamingos, crocodiles and other sea life. Stay the night at Valladolid in a colonial hotel in the city square then explore the Yucatan Peninsula and Quintana Roo first The Archaeological wonder of Chichen Itza a modern world wonder and capital of a great civilization then Ek Balam the city of the Black Jaguar. Merida the capital city of the Yucatan state also known as the white city, Uxmal the city three times built with its magnificent mayan baroque style architecture and we visit a Beautiful hidden Cenote of crystalline waters. Then onto Coba a classic mayan site and Tulum the city by the sea
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  • 4 days
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$1,019.03
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Walking Tour Discovering Mérida

Walking Tour Discovering Mérida

This is a fun tour of the historic center of Mérida. Designed for small groups. We will visit places full of color, history, smells and unique flavors in the world. There will be time to take photos, rest in the shade of a tree and taste some local fruits. You will learn about the history of the Mayan people, the Yucatecan gastronomy that is very famous in Mexico, and your guide will show you all the options that Mérida has for you. If you are a person who likes vegetarian restaurants or if you want to party at night, your guide will give you very good options depending on your tastes. If you want to discover the real Mexico, this tour is for you!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.13
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$15.13

Mike&Duck Walking Tour Merida

Mike&Duck Walking Tour Merida

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Discover Mérida, the vibrant capital of Yucatán, on a private walking tour of the city. Meet your guide and visit top landmarks including the Cathedral, Hidalgo Park, and Santa Lucía Church. Learn about the city's rich Mayan and colonial history, as well as the importance of cenotes and Mayan mythology.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.00
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$29.00

5 Days Mayan Heritage History Tour
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5 Days Mayan Heritage History Tour

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Discover Mexico’s rich Maya past with this 5-day heritage tour. Visit Tulum, ruins overlooking the Caribbean Sea; see stucco masks at Kohunlich; and check out zoomorphic figures in the temples of Chicanna. Swim in the waterfalls of Misol-Ha, visit an ornate tomb in Palenque, and marvel at the rounded pyramid of Uxmal. Learn about the Maya peoples’ incredible understanding of astronomy in Chichen Itza before your tour concludes.
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  • 5 days
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$922.29
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Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya
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Merida Uxmal and Cacao Plantation Day Trip from Cancun and Riviera Maya

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Discover ancient temples, colonial architecture and a cacao plantation on a full-day, private trip to Uxmal and Merida from Cancun. Get a personal introduction to these highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula, with the flexibility to customize the day to your interests. Learn about local history, climb to the top of Maya pyramids, stroll through colorful historic neighborhoods and find out how local cacao goes from bean to chocolate bar.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$518.00
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$518.00
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Mérida Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Mérida Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.00
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$30.00
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Private Yucatan Highlights Tour

Private Yucatan Highlights Tour

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Take the stress out of planning on this three-day tour of the Yucatan Peninsula and Quintana Roo. Visit Chichen Itza and enjoy a guided tour of this significant archaeological site and learn about the ancient civilization that used to inhabit the land. Also, travel to Merida, the capital city of the Yucatan state, and cool off in a cenote. The trip ends with a stop at Coba (a Mayan site) and Tulum.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$827.34
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$827.34
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The Best of Merida Walking Tour

The Best of Merida Walking Tour

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Explore Merida highlights on your own terms with a private walking tour featuring the city’s highlights, from Plaza Grande to museums and the soaring Catedral de Merida. Opting for a private guide means you can enjoy the tour at your own pace, pausing to take photos and explore the places that interest you. The local tour guide also offers valuable insight into each place you see, so you'll get a perspective on the city that many visitors miss out on.
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  • 3 hours
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$140.00
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$140.00
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Magic Mexican Christmas Tour in Merida

Magic Mexican Christmas Tour in Merida

How is Christmas celebrated in Mexico? Discover a wide variety of traditions and customs, which include a wide range of seasonal cuisine. Visit the city's Christmas tree and the essential birth of Jesus, with human-sized figures. Mexican culture prepares for the great Christmas before December 24. On December 12, Mexicans celebrate the Guadalupe Virgin Day. Participate in a religious procession and celebrate this holiday closely, enjoying a very special walking tour around Merida’s Old Town. The visit of sights and craft markets are essential in this tour; There you will find all kinds of Christmas decorations and souvenirs.
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  • 2 hours
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$225.00
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Mini Yucatan 3days 2 nights Chichen Itza Cenote Merida Uxmal Celestun Coba caves from Cancun

Mini Yucatan 3days 2 nights Chichen Itza Cenote Merida Uxmal Celestun Coba caves from Cancun

Explore the awe-inspiring nature and rich culture of the Yucatan on a convenient multi-day guided excursion. Visit the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, swim in a cenote, and tour the historic city of Merida. See pink flamingos at Celestun Biosphere, visit the underground caves of Xibalba, and marvel at one of the largest ancient Mayan cities. Enjoy breakfast, transportation, and accommodations in Merida included the tour package.
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  • 3 days
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$1,562.67
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3 days discovering the Best of Merida. Visit Uxmal, Celestun and Chichen Itza

3 days discovering the Best of Merida. Visit Uxmal, Celestun and Chichen Itza

Enjoy of the historic and nature wonders of the peninsula in this circuit of 3 days discovering the best of Merida. Visit millenial sites, full of culture like Uxmal, Kabah and Chichen Itza, and one of the most biodiverse areas in Mexico, Celestun Biosphere Reserve -Visit the essential sites of Yucatan in guided tours, enjoy Celestun, visit the Archaeological Sites of Uxmal, Kabah and Chichen Itza -Visit sites declared UNESCO World Heritage -Safe time by booking multiple tours to visit the most important in Merida This 3 days Tour starts at Merida City. This is a Private Tour, ideal for Small Groups or Families up to 15 Adults. You will be accompanied by a Certified Tour Guide in a private vehicle for you and your family or friends. You will get a better price if you are traveling in a group, the quotation will automatically adjusted when you select the number of passengers. This tour is available to operate daily and includes pickup at your hotel in Merida.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$260.00
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$260.00
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5-Day Private Tour in Riviera Maya with Pick Up

5-Day Private Tour in Riviera Maya with Pick Up

Discover the Riviera Maya beyond the beaches and bars of Cancun. This 5-day private tour takes you to archaeological sites including Tulum, Calacmul, Uxmal, and Palenque, as well as to the cities of Merida and Campeche and sites of spectacular natural beauty including Bacalar Lagoon and Cenote Ik Kil. Includes accommodation with breakfast.
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  • 5 days
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$2,328.54
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10-Day Yucatan Heritage Ecofriendly Tour from Cancun

10-Day Yucatan Heritage Ecofriendly Tour from Cancun

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Enjoy a fantastic trip through the World Heritage Sites of the Yucatan Peninsula. This trip has a perfect combination of the core nature and cultural activities, that sum up what Yucatan Peninsula is all about! Explore the amazing Sian Ka’an, Calakmul and Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserves as well as the second largest coral reef of the world, the amazing Mayan jungle, the unique wetlands and the wide biodiversity that these ecosystems have to offer. Truly understand the history of the Mayans by visiting impressive archaeological sites such as Coba and Chichen Itza and visit the colonial cities of Valladolid and Merida.
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  • 10 days
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$2,495.00
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Maya Classic 5 days TULUM BACALAR CHETUMAL CALACMUL PALENQUE GULF OF MEXICO CAMPECHE UXMAL MERIDA CHICHEN ITZA IK KIL from Tulum

Maya Classic 5 days TULUM BACALAR CHETUMAL CALACMUL PALENQUE GULF OF MEXICO CAMPECHE UXMAL MERIDA CHICHEN ITZA IK KIL from Tulum

Do not miss the opportunity to see the most emblematic archaeological sites: Tulum, Calacmul, Uxmal, Palenque.  Visit the most important colonial cities of the Peninsula: Merida, Campeche and experience the magic of the most spectacular natural beauty places like Bacalar lagoon, Cenote Ik Kil.
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  • 5 days
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$2,238.98
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