Campeche, a World Heritage Journey

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Explore the history and culture of Campeche on a day trip

Highlights

  • Visit the village of Becal and admire the local artisans making the famous Panama Hats.
  • Travel back in time exploring the ancient fortifications of Campeche, a former walled city and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Bilingual certified guide
  • Admission fees
  • Lunch

Exclusions

  • Beverages during lunch
  • Optional gratuities
  • Souvenirs and personal expenses

Please Note

  • Please bring comfortable clothes, walking shoes, sunglasses, hat and extra cash for souvenirs and personal expenses.

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ITINERARY

We will pick you up from your hotel in Merida to depart to the small village of Becal, located just in the border of the Yucatan and Campeche states. You will visit a 17th Century colonial church and the Parque de los Sombreros, known for its big hats monument.

You will learn about the process of making Panama hats with Jipi-japa fiber, watching a demonstration by local artisans who have been working inside caves from several generations to preserve the quality of the palm fronds.

From Becal you will go directly to Campeche, an ancient walled city located in the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and once a fortress against the pirate’s attacks during the colonial times. Your first stop will be at Fuerte San Miguel, the biggest ancient fortress of Campeche from the 17th and 18th Century and now converted in a Mayan archaeological museum, displaying beautiful pieces of Calakmul. After that, you will visit the historic district of the city and enjoy a tasty lunch including local dishes. After that, you will enjoy free time to explore on your own, visiting and taking pictures of the beautiful cathedral and the old city gates: Puerta de Mar y Puerta de Tierra, before returning to your hotel in Merida.