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Discover Jungla Maya Native Park and the entrance to the amazing Sac-Actun System, the world’s longest underground river. Snorkel surrounded by awesome stalactites and stalagmites and ride through the jungle on the all-terrain vehicles. You'll also get to rappel down into a cenote (sinkhole) and swim in a unique natural pool. Enjoy nature flying over the jungle on exciting zip-lines and participate in a traditional Maya ceremony of blessings.
Ek Balam means "Bright Star Jaguar" and is an ancient Mayan city that had its glory before Chichen Itza. One of the most impressive ceremonial centres in the Yucatan peninsula, pay attention to the detail of the incredible decoration on the temples and plazas. Sculptures support the recently restored jaguar mouth in the front of the main temple, making it even more impressive in recent times. Imagine the rituals that took place in the ball game (Pok Ta Pok) and take a photo at the false arch, one of the architectural icons of the Mayan culture.
Las Coloradas is located on the northern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and has a town of approximately 1,000 inhabitants. In addition to feeling at home due to its small size and warm atmosphere, you'll be able to observe the majority of the population that is dedicated to the salt industry and fishing.
Then on to the Government Palace, where the murals of Fernando Pacheco explain the history of the region, inhabited by the Mayas when the Spaniards arrived. Continue on to Paseo Montejo, an avenue where Spanish-French residences were constructed in the 1900s, at the end of which is the monument to the Flag.
Uxmal is a spectacular example of classic Mayan architecture. Here the Mayans expressed their beliefs through their temple designs. The Temple of the Diviner, which according to legend was built by a Dwarf King, is the most striking construction, as is the Nun's quadrangle which illustrates the splendour of the Puuc style with its flat walls and decorated friezes. The Governor’s Palace features over 20,000 stones and is one of the best examples of classic Mayan building.
At night there is a light and sound show, multimedia program set in the buildings, with the history and the cosmovision of the Mayan civilization.