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Address: Highway 261, Uxmal, Mexico
Activities: Group tours/bus tour
Description: The ruins of an ancient Mayan city.
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8-Day Best of Mexico Tour: Mexico City to Cancun

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More Ruins Than Expected! Highly Recommend

My friends and I were very impressed with the ruins at Uxmal. The setting was beautiful, full of history and the site was much larger than expected. I was not expected so many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My friends and I were very impressed with the ruins at Uxmal. The setting was beautiful, full of history and the site was much larger than expected. I was not expected so many ruins. You cannot climb the steps of The Magician's Pyramid, but there is another pyramid you can climb that is further back on the site. The steps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Something that I really liked of Uxmal was that it looks more as it was in its times, this place is great, try to visit it very early as I did, my pictures are completly free of tourists, I went by myself from Merida, just take a couple of buses from there, its easy to get there, don't take a... More 

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Lapa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Impressive site, in our opinion much better than Chichen Itza ! Not because of the ruins themselves, but more quiet, less "carnival" than Chichen Itza... A tip : go there BEFORE breakfast, be at the entrance at 8 am, then hurry and you will have all for yourself ! You will get incredible photos and you will be able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Mayan history and ruins fascinate me; therefore, I have visited several Mayan sites, including Tulum, Chichen Itza, Chacchoben, San Gervaso, and Uxmal. There is no contest; Uxmal is my favorite! In fact, I love Uxmal so much, that I have visited it four times...so far! The sad thing is that when you visit it from Progresso while visiting on a... More 

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Monterrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Uxmal ruins, near Mérida, Yucatán are beautiful. A must do when you visit the city of Mérida or plan a special trip if you are going to Cancun or Playa del Carmen. They are even more wonderful when you go with someone who knows the history (my sister is a Mayan specialist). Be prepared with hat, sun block and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

These ruins are magnificent! It's amazing that the Mayans could build such structures with the technology they possessed. Although, it is a sketchy drive in from the port, it is a must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Breathtaking barely covers it. Any history buff could spend hours here. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes because the walking can be a little rough, but well worthwhile. It's interesting to read a little about it before going because that really puts things in perspective.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What a fascinating place to see. One of my bucket list items. We had a little rain but thankful for the coolness is provided. Again went with a tour and didn't get to spend enough time here and venture through on my own. The history was amazing and the tour guide was so informative. I understand this is one of... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Uxmal is worth visiting even if only for its very original, oval pyramid. But once you're there be sure to explore the palace (impressive in size) on a hill and the quarters behind the oval pyramid. The site is not as grand as Chitchen-Itza or as beautifully-decorated as Palenque but you won't be disappointed coming here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

As soon as you enter the ruin site you are hit with a massive pyramid. BAM!!!! There it is right in front of you. Unfortunately you can no longer climb it as I did almost 40 years ago. It is now more organized and regulated. Get a guide, which we did this time, and you will understand a lot more... More 

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