Tour #4 Chichen Itzá & Valladolid
Located halfway (two hours from each) between Mérida and Cancún, Valladolid, newly-named “Pueblo Mágico”in August 2012, is a bustling Maya city with a special colonial flavor. This is where you will see the majority of the townspeople still using the typical dress of the Maya, and the buildings around the Main Plaza painted pastel colors. You will surely get a sense of the laid-back pace of life.
The Church of San Gervacio is in the Centro of Valladolid, on the south side of the main plaza, on Calle 41 between 40 and 42. This church took the place of the one which was erected on March 24, 1545, by Padre Francisco Hernández whose façade faced the west, which was the custom for Yucatecan temples in the Colonial era. In 1705 the original church was completely demolished by order of the Bishop Don Pedro de los Reyes Ríos due to its profanity in the so-called “Assassination of the Mayors”. In 1706 the construction of the current church began, and in order to have its main access facing the main plaza, it was given a new orientation which is why the church now faces the north and not the west. Above the main façade is a clock dating from the XIX century, the only public clock in the city.
•Hotel pick up at 7:30 am and drop off around 5:00 pm
•Air conditioned vehicle with iced cold water
•Admission fee to the Archaeological Site
•Professional Certified Tour Guide
•Authentic Mexican lunch
What to Bring?
Comfortable Clothes & Shoes
Sunglasses & Hat
Everyday of the week, except for Sundays.
*Tips are not included in the price.