Maya Village Cultural Tour
Referred to in Spanish as “The Pearl of the South”, the bustling Maya city of Ticul was once an important town in Pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Here in the heartland of the Maya where over half the population only speaks the Maya language, you will enter their numerous home-based workshops where their famous red clay pottery and fine leather products are made. Admire too the beautifully preserved convent that the Franciscan Saint Anthony of Padua built in the 16th century.
Afterwards continue on to the small town of Santa Elena, a location that was originally called Nohcacab and which was originally inhabited during the Classic Maya period (600-1000 A.C.). At the time of the Spanish conquest an encomienda (dependency relation or tribute paying system) was established, with an ethnically mixed population which included Spanish people, criollos, mestizos and mulattos. Famous sites are the its Franciscan church and the curious local Maya architecture known as “Xaani nah”.
And to complete the day a delicious typical dinner prepared and served by the Maya themselves.
Your Maya Village Cultural Tour includes the following:
- Bilingual staff
- Round trip transportation
- Entrance fees
- Tour duration: 9 hours
- Tour schedule: 11:00 AM daily
- Tour departure: from selected hotels (details will accompany your reservation confirmation)
- Clients who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to participate
Please bring the following to your Maya Village Cultural Tour:
- Biodegradable sunscreen / repellent
- Hat and sunglasses
- Cool clothing and light sweater (during winter months)
- Tennis or hiking shoes
- Bottled water
- Extra $$ for snacks, tips, etc.