When you’re planning a tropical vacation to Mexico, the Mayan temples are a must-see. Cancún is chock full of the most incredible ruins! But you don’t just want to LOOK at the temples. You want to LEARN about them. How do you get a complete history of the Mayan civilization and the relics they left behind? Look no further than a self-guided walking tour bundle!
What you’re getting
You can get all the inside intel on four of Mexico’s ancient artifacts with one Mayan ruins bundle.
The most well-known relic is, of course, Chichen Itza. It’s one of the seven wonders of the world, after all! The Temple to Kukulcán has been photographed millions of times, but it’s even more incredible in person. Here you’ll also find the Platform of Venus, where Mayans delivered offerings to the heavens, and the Observatory, where you’ll learn about the impressive astronomical discoveries of their ancient civilization.
The lesser-known cousin to Chichen Itza is Ek Balam. It’s a very similar religious site but nowhere near as popular. That means you won’t have to battle the crowds as you make your way through the incredible temple. Here, you’ll find the best-preserved tomb of a Mayan king, as well as a mystical steam bath that was said to heal the sick and wounded. The tour of Ek Balam culminates in a climb up to the top of the temple. From such a vantage point, you can see for miles around you can even see Chichen Itza on the horizon!
The ruins of Tulum are not far away. Both the Temple of the Frescoes and the Temple of the Descending God are decorated on the inside and outside with carvings and murals. The self-guided tour will explain all the art and its symbolism to you as you walk through. While you’re at Tulum, learn about ancient sports, dances, art, and the infamous Mayan calendar.
Finally, you have the Coba Ruins. This archaeological site is small and self-contained but no less majestic. Once, this was a huge commercial hub. You’ll notice the crisscrossing lines of ancient roads, which were essential to traveling in the age of the Mayans. You’ll find even more pyramids, temples, arenas, and artistic monuments here.
What you’re paying
Each of these tours individually is worth $6.99–– that’s almost 28 dollars for the whole set. When you purchase them all at once in a Mayan Ruins of Mexico bundle, that price is cut in half. The Mayan Ruins tour bundle is only $14.99. It’s like getting two walking tours for free!
Why it’s worth it
A walking tour allows you to control the pace of your vacation. There is a lot of climbing involved, so it doesn’t hurt to take a break every once in a while. The GPS-activated narration will only start the story when you get within range of the location. Don’t worry; the tour won’t rush ahead without you, so you can take your time exploring!
The app doesn’t JUST give you directions… it gives you a ton of information! Learn about all the stories you wouldn’t hear otherwise: myths of Mayan gods, how the Mayan people lived, and what their relics symbolize. When you download the Mayan Ruins tour bundle, you’re getting research, navigation, and an on-demand storyteller.
Your self-guided walking tours are available to start any time from the moment you download them to your device. Whether you take a couple of days or a couple of months to reach all these fascinating destinations, the tours will be waiting for you when you’re ready.
The Tulum and Chichen Itza tours are also available in Spanish! Whether you’re a native speaker or you’re a learner looking to immerse yourself in the language, the option is available to you.
I hope you have a fantastic –– and informative –– trip to the Mayan Ruins of Mexico!