Calakmul

Calakmul

Ubicación:

Yucatán

Location:

Yucatán

Fecha:

May 11 -15,2023

Date:

May 11 -15,2023

Disponibilidad:

LIMITED CAPACITY

Availability:

LIMITED CAPACITY

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Price

Calakmul is an ancient Maya ruined city located deep within a jungle biosphere on the Yucatan Peninsula.

Not many people make it down to the ruins of Calakmul compared to the other famous Mayan pyramids in Mexico like Chichen Itza or Tulum — mostly due to its very remote location near the border of Guatemala.

Calakmul is far away from any tourist cities, requiring a pretty long & dedicated trip out there to visit the site.

It’s a real hidden gem for those who wish to get off-the-beaten-path!

Located in the Mexican state of Campeche on the Yucatan Penninsula, the ruins are extensive and cover 2 square kilometers (0.77 sq mi).

Many sections have never been excavated, and because it only receives about a dozen visitors per day, it feels like a true “Indiana Jones” kind of experience.

The ancient city of Calakmul is thought to have been populated with about 50,000 people. It was “re-discovered” and named by a biologist named Cyruss Lundell, who flew over the area in 1931.

Calakmul means “two adjacent mounds” in the Maya language — which makes sense as I’m sure the two main pyramids just looked like two mountains in the middle of a very flat jungle!

The city was the capital of a large regional state at the time. The Calakmul kingdom included 20 secondary cities such as La Muñeca, Naachtun, Sasilha, Oxpemul and Uxul. The population of the whole kingdom is estimated to be about 1.7 million people!

The equally large city of Tikal in what’s now Guatemala regularly fought with Calakmul — until Tikal won and took over in 700 AD. Eventually the city was abandoned and consumed by the jungle over hundreds of years.

Calakmul’s ruins and the surrounding jungle was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002.

Includes

  • 5 days – 4 nights
  • 2 days of terrestrial exploration
  • 1 day to visit the ruins
  • Double occupancy accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation

Not included

  • Flight
  • Meals
  • Tips
  • The unspecified

Incluye

  • 5 days – 4 nights
  • 2 days of terrestrial exploration
  • 1 day to visit the ruins
  • Double occupancy accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation

No Incluye

  • Flight
  • Meals
  • Tips
  • The unspecified

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