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Izamal

Izamal, The Yucatan

The Basics

Most Izamal tours leave from Merida and include pickup and drop-off from local hotels. Excursions typically last a full day and visit both the ruins and the adjacent town. Some tours also include a romantic carriage ride in Izamal and a light-and-sound show at the Franciscan convent. For a personalized experience, private tours are also available.

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Private Tour Izamal Magic Town and the Ancient Mayan City
Private Tour Izamal Magic Town and the Ancient Mayan City
USD195.00 per adult
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Amazing and Unique Experience!
This experience was fantastic! From seeing the beautiful yellow architecture on a horse-drawn carriage ride to the incredibly unique experience with a master Mayan artist - this trip was one to remember. Gabriel was an incredible guide who was great at answering the variety of historical, political, and cultural questions we asked and is a really kind person. The experience felt very personal and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting the Yucatán.
Arunita_K, Jun. 2022

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Izamal is a must-see attraction for history buffs and culture lovers.

  • Remember to bring sun protection, comfortable shoes for exploring, and plenty of water.

  • It’s a good idea to bring cash (usd or pesos) for tips and shopping.

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How to Get There

Izamal is easy to reach from Merida, which is just 45 (72 kilometers) miles away by road; it can also be accessed via a day trip from Cancun, which is 3.5 hours away. You can get there by taxi, rental car, or on a guided tour.

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When to Get There

You can visit the Izamal ruins year-round, but it’s is busiest from December through April when the weather tends to be sunny and warm. There are fewer crowds during hurricane season (May through October), but be sure to check the weather for storms. It’s a good idea to visit early in the day to the avoid crowds and afternoon heat.

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Other Must-See Archaeological Sites

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is full of ancient Maya ruins. Chichen Itza is one of the largest and most popular, while Tulum Archeological Site, Ek Balam, and the ruins at Coba are also excellent remnants from the ancient Maya civilization.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Izamal?
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What else should I know about attractions in Riviera Maya & the Yucatan?
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As well as visiting the Izamal, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: