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Special Mayan Tours

#41 of 721 Tours in Cancun
Cancun, Mexico
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About Special Mayan Tours
The best family owned and operated company in Cancun providing private tours to the various destinations in the area: Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, Ek Balam. Tour at your own pace without dealing with big buses or large crowds. The best way to know a lot more about Mayan History in a private way, we have more than 28 years of experience in Cancun’s tourism industry.
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5 Days Mayan Heritage visit Tulum Kohunlich Chicanna Becan Misol-Ha Palenque Edzna Uxmal and Chichen Itza

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
from $827.70

2-Day Trip of Main Yucatan Attraction Including Uxmal and Izamal

Follow in the footsteps of the mighty Mayans. You’ll get in-depth commentary on Mexico’s once powerful indigenous civilization, which has fascinated scholars for centuries. Visit two archaeological sites: Chichen Itza, famous for its astronomical observatory and ballpark, where tournaments ended in human sacrifices, and Uxmal, home to some of Mexico’s most important pre-Colombian ruins. You’ll also have time to tour colonial-era towns.
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2 days
from $331.43

Chichen Itza Maya Ruins Private Tour

A private tours is just the best way to enjoy a visit to Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Our certified guides will take you into the fascinating ancient history of this incredible place. Tour at your own pace and control your own itinerary.
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10 hours
from $282.50

Coba & Tulum Maya Ruins Private Tour

A wonderful combination of two Mayan sites in a day. Do not miss out on the opportunity to climb Coba’s 120ft high pyramid and to take breathtaking pictures at Tulum. This is a day like no other...!!
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12 hours
from $282.50

Chichen Itza & Ek Balam Maya Ruins Private Tour

Always thought that seeing two Mayan sites in a day was not possible? Think again this is the perfect combination of two of the most beautiful mayan sites ever built, Chichen Itza and Ek Balam in just one day. A not to be missed..!!
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12 hours
from $284.00
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Josh J wrote a review Feb 2020
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Our private tour was guided by Pepe' and driven by Benny--top notch team for sure! Pepe' was knowledgeable and thoughtful about how to best use our time, manage crowds and traffic and chose a great restaurant that was not a "bus stop tour buffet." I highly recommend this tour--and if you're comparing cost of private tours to group, be sure you do the math. For our family of five, it was almost the same cost for a private tour as it would have been on a larger group tour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mike L wrote a review Feb 2020
Golden, Colorado4 contributions2 helpful votes
Our guide, Manuel, provided us with a great education about Mexico in general and the area of Cancun and Akumal, along with two wonderful restaurant recommendations and introduced us to our guide in Akumal for a swim with the turtles. Our driver, Jose, was smooth and efficient. Could not have been a better choice.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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SacramentoStefano wrote a review Feb 2020
Sacramento, California115 contributions29 helpful votes
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Three of us spent five days in a Ford Transit with a super knowledgeable guide and his sidekick partner who made sure we were taken care of. We experienced eight Mayan sites, swam in pools of waterfalls,enjoyed a UNESCO colonial city and the largest city in the Yucatán. Manual new the history of each site, explained the culture, the importance of the weather and the positions of heavenly bodies of the maya. On site, when Manny got out of the van, he became animated turning out facts on the pyramids, explaining the stelae figures better than a tour book. Ruben made sure our van was cool and close for pickup after touring the site. Ruben also invited to try the various fruit juices of the Yucatán: Guanábana, Jamica and Tamarindo. They also explained the popular dishes of the Yucatán.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Laura R wrote a review Jan 2020
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We had a private half day tour (family of 10) with Jose and Pepe! They were awesome! Jose was a great driver and Pepe was VERY knowledgeable and funny! We were very entertained the whole excursion!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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John M wrote a review Dec 2019
Novato, California14 contributions
This adventure delivered exactly what we wanted: five days hitting major and smaller Mayan archeological sites with timing and restaurant options catered exactly to our desires. A small group tour turned out to be a private tour with Abram, a university educated historian from Merida. Abram spoke perfect English, but he indulged me as a Spanish student, he made me feel secure about my only passable Spanish. Part of the trip is in remote areas I would not go without a guide Be ready for a long ride, but I am glad Ruben and Abram were driving and not me. They drove confidently with purpose on challenging roads, but we always felt safe as they minimized the bumpiness of Chiapas and Campeche roads. (The roads of Quintana Roo and Yucatán are better.) Abram was half my age, but he felt like mentor and teacher, while Ruben felt like family taking care of us at every turn. With all lodging and transportation included, I think this is a great way to see all the Mayan areas in Mexico in one comfortable trip. Bonus: I found the evening in the town of Campeche to be the most unexpected highlights of the trip. Merida has hustle, bustle, more events and international restaurants, but Campeche has tranquility, good food, a clear Mestizo identity, and a wonderful boardwalk. Don’t miss the sunset.
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