Campeche

Campeche

Quick Details

  • Departure:
    Personalized pick-up according to your preferences of time and place of departure in Merida, Recommend starting at 7:30 - 8:00 a.m
  • Duration:
    10-12 hours approximately
  • Prices:
    Contact us for a personalized quote. Includes a visit to Becal (to see jipi japa hats production), Edzna Archeological site (including entrance fee), time for meals and down town sight seen tour.

Abstract

During this tour we will visit the town of Becal where we will see how the hippie japa hats are made, then we will visit the imposing Mayan city of Edzna, later we will enjoy time to taste the delicious food and we will finish visiting the center, the cathedral , museums and a bus tour called the "handsome" which will take us for a walk through the most attractive points of the city.


Overview

The history of Campeche proper begins in the first half of the 16th century. Before that, the territory that today is called Campeche and, in general, the Yucatán peninsula, was a territorial stronghold in which the Mayan people and culture developed, probably for more than a millennium, and which was called by the Maya themselves, the Mayab. Pirates attacked it for the first time in 1557; on this date, a group of them appeared and boarded a ship entering the port. Years later, around 1561, there were pirates of different nationalities who landed in San Francisco de Campeche; The inhabitants defended the square and by recovering what was stolen they managed to drive them away.



General Information

Groups

Contact us for a personalized quote

Planning

The tour is at your disposal; we will suggest times of stay but in the end that will depend on you. No hurries :)

Language

Bilingual driver (English or Spanish). INAH certified and bilingual guide in English or Spanish (if needed). Other languages are available with an extra charge and under request.

Inclusions

* Service kit and amenities: water, insect repellent, antibacterial gel, first aid kit, towels, umbrellas, and souvenir gift.

Tour HighLights

San Francisco de Campeche

Within the service sector, the most representative activity is tourism. The state has various natural and historical attractions that allow visitors to enjoy a wide variety of landscapes and learn about the legacy of the Mayan culture and the colonial era. Campeche food is very similar to Yucatecan, so that in it we find culinary expressions such as filled cheese, cochinita pibil, etc. A great pillar of Campeche gastronomy is undoubtedly the enormous variety of products that the sea has provided its inhabitants since time immemorial. The various species of fish and shrimp have been the main ingredients of many of the foods of the region, although we must not forget those that originally belonged to the Mayan culture, such as turkey, venison, wild boar and later the pig. introduced by the Spanish. You will enjoy a delicious meal during your visit.

Becal

Bécal is a town in the Mexican state of Campeche. It is said that its name comes from Bé-akal (road to aguaje or jagüey) or from Bel-cá (road to town); another meaning is Bel-ha (water way). It is famous for having artisans who make hats from Jipi Japa (palm leaf). You can visit the houses and caves of the artisans, to learn more about the making of hats and other palm leaf crafts.

Edzna (Mayan city)

It is one of the most interesting Mayan cities, due to the technological advances discovered in it. Due to the type of soil, the valley in which it is located is flooded in the rainy season and maintains high humidity almost all year round. To remedy this inconvenience, the Mayans developed an advanced system of hydraulic works: a network of canals drained the valley and the water was led to a lagoon, which was transformed into a dam, by means of retaining walls, while other canals served to irrigate the rivers. fields. This provided an optimum degree of humidity in the land, for intensive cultivation, while the canals provided abundant fishing, in addition to being used as communication routes and, in some cases, they served as defense. Its squares had a magnificent drainage system and the rainwater reached artificial reservoirs, called chultunes. Edzná had numerous religious, administrative and residential buildings, spread over an area of ​​approximately 25 square kilometers. Its architecture is influenced by the Puuc, Petén and Chenes styles.


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