Progreso Private Xcambo Mayan Ruins Excursion
Xcambó is located on the Yucatan coast, in the town of Dzemul and it is indeed a through provoking site. The Xcambo Mayan Ruins were only excavated within the last 10 years and excavation work by the Mexican government institution INAH is still ongoing. The name Xcambo means either “Lugar de la donacella” (Place of virginity/maidenhood) or “Lugar de la luna menguante” (Place of the decreasing or ebbing moon).
This was an important salt and saltfish trading post during Xcambo’s longest period of occupation, from 300 – 600 AD. It is thought 6,000 people lived in the surrounding areas. In 2001, 600 skeletal remains were found at the site. According to archaeologists, the skeletons revealed a community relatively free of disease. Also found at Xcambo were several artifacts from Guatemala and Belize, leading experts to believe this was an important trading area.
On the site you can admire the Temple of the Cross, a large stepped base with a cross on top, and the Temple of Sacrifice and the Lady Chapel.Enjoy a fully narrated tour of the Xcambo Mayan Ruins as part of your Progreso Private Xcambo Mayan Ruins Excursion is the perfect half day Mayan Ruins Excursion.
Where we meetFor the Progreso Private Xcambo Mayan Ruins Excursion we meet at one of the FREE PIER SHUTTLE stops. All details will be printed on your Electronic Ticket.
What is included?
Round trip A/C private transportation with driver/guide to the Xcambo Mayan Ruins directly from your Progreso (Merida) cruise terminal Guided tour of Xcambo Mayan Ruins in English or Spanish Optional shopping stops Optional drop off at Progreso village.Land transportation insurance according to local regulations
Entrance fee to Mayan Ruins of Xcambo (currently there are no entrance fees to the Xcambo Mayan Ruins, however this may change at any time without prior notice by the Mexican INAH). We recommend to bring comfortable walking shoes, light weight clothing, sun protection, camera and cash for shopping, snacks, tips, etc.
This Mayan Ruins Excursion is not suitable for people with difficulty walking or young children. There may be a federal fee for using professional video cameras and tripods.
Excursion FAQ'sQ. Can you still climb some of the Mayan Ruins at Xcambo?
Q. Do I need to take my passport with me on the Progreso Private Xcambo Mayan Ruins Excursion to show with my Electronic Shore Excursion Ticket?
Excursion Cancellation Policy
|Minimum Age:||All Ages|
|Available Languages:||English, Spanish|
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|Excursion departure times are scheduled to depart according to your cruise ship arrival and departure time|
|Progreso Private Xcambo Mayan Ruins Excursion Prices|
MED:* Multi Excursion Discount, this discount is applied automatic when buying 2 or more excursions.