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Dzibilchaltun Ruins with Mexican Rodeo & Buffet
Port of Call: Progreso, Mexico
Minimum Age: None
Activity Level: moderate
Duration: 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Adult Price*: $84.99 each
Child Price*: $69.99 each


Summary


Enjoy a combination excursion of two "must see" attractions for any visitor to Progreso.


Description


Start your shore excursion with a comfortable 30 minute ride to the famed Dzibilchaltun Ruins when your Carnival cruise calls at Progreso. This ancient Mayan site is one of the oldest Mayan ruins on the Yucatan peninsula. It is also one of the most important, with over 2,000 structures. Listen as your guide leads you up to the archeological site there is a winding path with stone sculptures and towering trees. Once your guided tour is over, you can wander through the ruins and pathways during two hours of exploration time. Check out the Temple of the Seven Dolls also known as the Temple of the Sun on your shore excursion to Progreso. The exacting Maya people built this temple in direct alignment with the sun's travels. In fact, thousands of visitors gather every spring equinox to see the sun rise and shine squarely through the temple's openings. Be sure to wear your swim suit to explore the Cenote Xlakah, a deep natural open water pool with clear water. This sacred cenote was most likely the freshwater source for the city. Take a refreshing dip before leaving the sacred grounds and arriving at Ranch Tierra Bonita. A 15 minute drive into the Yucatan countryside will bring you to the spectacular Rancho Tierra Bonita where full Mexican buffet feast awaits your arrival. Fill your plate with delicious and authentic Mexican fare and quench your thirst with unlimited “Ajua” margaritas, cold beer, and refreshing soft drinks. Take a break before the song and dance to shop for local handicrafts from genuine Mexican silver to colorful outfits and souvenirs. Take a seat for the afternoon's entertainment as Mexican charros sing and dance as the present a colorful folkoric ballet and incredible musical horse show. The charros are traditional horsemen from Mexico who learn equestrian skills traditional to a Mexican rodeo. The children in the audience will be invited to participate in a piñata party where they can break open a traditional Mexican piñata made of paper mache filled with sweets (with a party larger than 8). Book this Dzibilchaltun Ruins with Mexican Rodeo and Buffet shore excursion today for a well-rounded look at ancient and modern Mexican culture. This Progreso shore excursion is an exciting way to add fun ashore to your fun afloat. Fun Fact: Thousands of visitors gather every spring equinox to see the sun rise and shine squarely through the Temple of the Seven Doll's openings.


* Excursion pricing is provided for reference only. Pricing and number of tickets are dynamic and may vary by season, ship, itinerary and time of day. Rates are per person, with pricing listed per adult and child. You will book your shore excursions through the cruiseline's website when you complete your final payment, or you may book them at the Shore Excursion desk onboard.

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