Essential Wheelchair Accessible Merida and Dizibilchaltun Mayan Ruins
This Essential Wheelchair Accessible Merida and Dizibilchaltun Mayan Ruinsshore excursion combines the best of Mayan culture with some fun in the state capital town. Enjoy a scenic drive through the landscape of Yucatan, explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Dzibilchaltun and experience the incredible town of Merida for lunch and souvenir shopping.
Start your day by meeting your friendly guide/driver by the cruise dock or in your hotel lobby and head out on a beautiful, scenic ride along the lush Yucatan landscape. Your first stop of the day will be the spectacular site if the Dzibilchaltun Mayan Ruins. This is one of the most significant ceremonial centers of the Mayan world! Escorted by your tour guide, you will explore this breathtaking archaeological site firsthand, using accessible routes throughout. Among other things, you will see the most famous structure among the ruins, the Temple of the Seven Dolls. It was named so because of seven small effigies found at the site when the temple was discovered by archaeologists in the 1050s under the ruins of a later temple pyramid. You will also see the Cenote Xlakah, which is located around the center of the city’s ruins. Archaeological finds of the cenote by divers indicate that it was the center of a religious cult. Many incredible wooden objects, carved bones and other objects have been found here, revealing valuable information about the ancient Mayans who once lived near the cenote. The ruin site also includes an accessible visitor center, restrooms and gift shops as well as a museum housing Mayan artifacts.
After your visit here, you will head to the town of Merida which is the vibrant capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan. This wonderful town has rich Mayan and colonial heritage. Enjoy a short panoramic drive through the city seeing the glorious, fortress-like Merida Cathedral, the 16th century mansion Casa de Montejo and the focal point Plaza de la Independencia, before stopping for lunch at an accessible traditional restaurant (cost not included). The final part of your tour will be spent enjoying some browsing and souvenir shopping at the main square of the city Plaza Grande. This bustling area is peppered with shaded paths and benches, music, local vendors and much more.
The Essential Wheelchair Accessible Merida and Dizibilchaltun Mayan Ruinsincludes:
- Convenient accessible tour routes confirmed to be wheelchair accessible (no steps or curbs)
- Enjoy a scenic drive through the landscape of Yucatan
- Explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Dzibilchaltun, including the Temple of the Seven Dolls and the Cenote.
- Experience the incredible town of Merida for lunch and souvenir shopping
- Scenic drive
- Mayan ruins of Dzibilchaltun
- Plaza de la Independencia
- Plaza Grande
- Panoramic drive in Merida
The The Essential Wheelchair Accessible Merida and Dizibilchaltun Mayan Ruinshas received a 3-star accessibility rating. The route has been customized to make sure it is entirely step-free, and your knowledgeable tour guide is familiar with accessibility in each location. An accessible van equipped with a ramp will be used between the different venues. It did not receive a higher rating because you will experience some uneven terrain at the Dizibilxhaltun ruins site.
This tour uses an accessible van equipped with a ramp to enter the back of the vehicle. Straps are located inside to secure the equipment.
Interior of accessible van + regular entrance at front:
Dzubilchaltun offers a flat layout with a route that is step-free. The surfaces are covered with grass and shouldn’t pose any issues to wheelchair users (note if it rains, the surfaces become muddy and some parts may not be visited). The venue also has an accessible restroom.
Your time in Merida will be centered around La Plaza Grande. This area is completely flat and smooth. You will have time for lunch at “La Chaya Maya”. The streets have curb cuts to enter and the restaurant offers easy wheelchair access and accessible restroom.
Tour Duration: 5-6 hours
Cost: Contact us for cost.
Days of the week the tour is offered: Every day except Monday
Meet-up place: Meeting point by Progreso cruise dock
Entrance tickets: Included
* $50 euro off if booked as part of an accessible cruise & excursions package
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Not included: Entrance tickets, snacks, and gratuities.
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