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At the Port of Progreso, Mexico, we were given eleven excursion choices:
1. Merida City Sightseeing
2. Chichen Itza (7 hours)
3. Mayan Ruins of Uxmal & Kabah (7+ hours)
4. Merida City Overview and Uxmal
5. Kayaking Adventure
6. 4x4 Nature & Ruinds Adventure
7. Caves & Caverns Snorkeling
8. La Ceiba Golf Course
9. Bike & Beach Adventure
10.The Mayan Ruins of Dzibilchaltun
11.Mexican Traditions & Horse Show
We Chose The Mayan Ruins of Dzibilchaltun because it was much closer than the other two ruins. We did not want to spend hours on a bus to and from.
It was a good decision. Although the ruins were not large, they were interesting, and our Mayan guide, who was a college professor, was outstanding.
These ruins were located at a very convenient distance of only 20 kilometers from Puerto Progreso.
The locals pronounce the ruins, dZeeble-TOON. This archaeological site is one of the most important ceremonial centers of the Mayan world. The name of the site means "The Place Where There is Writing on the Stones", and it is the most ancient Mayan site and one of the larger ones in area.
We saw several important buildings, and it is also the location of one of the most important Archeoastonomical phenomena during the solstice and the equinox. Here, you can also visit the quaint New Mayan World Museum. There is a large sinkhole called "Cenote de X?Lacah"
Duration: 3 1/2 hours
There was a great gift shop attached to the Museum. The materiasl were all homemade by locals and were quite reasonable. I purchased a blue hammock woven purse with a Mayan design and a white embroidered night gown.
We rode to Ruins and back to the Port on a luxury bus. It was an informative and exciting tour.
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