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This is the oldest Mayan city within seventy-five mile radius of Cancun:...

This is the oldest Mayan city within seventy-five mile radius of Cancun: historians date it between 1200 to 100 BC.

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Visited during our stay in Progreso on a Carnival cruise. Wear comfortable walking shoes, water,INSECT REPELLANT, and a swimsuit. Remember, this is in a jungle with 100% humidity... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2015
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81 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Visited during our stay in Progreso on a Carnival cruise. Wear comfortable walking shoes, water,INSECT REPELLANT, and a swimsuit. Remember, this is in a jungle with 100% humidity and lots of mosquitos. Keep hydrated. We had our choice of tour guides, Raina or Victor. Victor was in his late 70's and did a lot of walking, so we went with... More 

Thank TexasSarge
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2015

This was my first trip to Mayan ruins so I didn't know what to expect. I thoroughly enjoyed the place. Beautiful ruins, a stunning cenote that you can cool off in and tour guides who actually know the history of the place and the people. It's much bigger than I expected and there are many dig sites that they are... More 

Thank Obroligh
Sulphur, Louisiana
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2015

We took the Dzibichaitun ruins and beach excurtion while on a Carnival Cruise. Our tour guide was a wonderful Lady named Raina. She gave us a great history leason of the evolution of Progresso from a fishing port to the hub it is today. When we reached the ruins she gave us a wonderful summery of the ruins and than... More 

Thank Charles B
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64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

This was a great stop and really one of the only things to do in Progreso. My Wife and I got off the ship and found the company that Carnival used to take the same excursion to the ruins. We were shocked to find they charged 1/3 of the price if you booked directly though them. We were put on... More 

Thank Jlee80
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

We took an Autoprogresso tour direct from the port in Progreso on a cruise. The bus as comfy and the ruins were very cool. The kids enjoyed the ruins and the ceynote that they were able to swim in. Amazing that the mayans were able to build this 2300 years ago, including the building that had windows that ligned up... More 

Thank Dustin G
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2013

This review is mainly to help tourists and students in Merida find their way to Dzibilchaltun. I want people to be able to find their way, because I really enjoyed the museum, the ruins, and the cenote. They are definitely worth a visit. Most guidebooks, however, provide outdated information. To catch a combi to Chablekal, you need to go to... More 

3 Thank Maia D
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

We went to Dzibichaltun as our primary activity from a cruise ship stop in February 2013. We got off the ship around 8 am and the tour, which we had prepaid for in advance through autoprogreso, did not begin until 11 am, so we spent the morning in Progreso. This was probably the most disappointing part of our stop, as... More 

Thank jkm123Topeka
Maumee, Ohio
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2012

The Dzibichaltin Ruins were a great first time excursion to a ruin site. We did the tour from the Progreso cruise ship port and purchased from Autoprogreso tours right off the cruise ship. The bus transportation was very clean, modern & air conditioned!! The tour guide gave lots of great information on the drive there (approx 20 minutes) and also... More 

1 Thank LisaBags
Shreveport, LA
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2012

The ruins are impressive, well maintained and nice to be able to actually climb up them...however, swimming in the gorgeous crystal clear freshwater cenote was the highlight of our trip. Highly recommend.

Thank sweetsinclaire
Dallas, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2012

My family visited here while in port on a cruise. The guides we had were excellent. Visiting the site without them would not have been as educational, although interpretive signs are posted at various buildings in English, Spanish, and Maya. We swam in the cenote and it was very refreshing. There is a gift shop and clean restrooms. Large bags... More 

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