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Dzibanche Mayan Ruins Tour
Costa Maya | Mexico |
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Dzibanché, means "writing on wood", and refers to a large lintel made from quebracho wood that bears eight glyphs that date to around 620 AD. Dzibanché was a major site during the Classic Period (300-900 A.D) covering approximately 15 square miles. The site's most important architectural complex is made up of several plazas ringed by large palaces and platforms from which temples rose. Explore the heart of the most spectacular Mayan city in Costa Maya, and admire one of the greatest examples of architecture and urban organization.

The drive to Dzibanche is approximately 2 hours each way on paved highway. The last few miles to reach the site from the highway is on a packed dirt road. This roads condition is based on the current weather conditions, it may be bumpy. This lack of paved road leads to a site not overrun by numerous large tour buses.

Your guide will lead you on an approximately 2 mile walk over packed ground to learn about daily life, the political system, and the military of the Maya people as you explore this ancient ceremonial center surrounded by its mystical religious buildings. The style is more in the Petan-style (such as Tikal) than the wider bases found at other sites throughout the Yucatan.

Excavations of these most spectacular temples revealed tombs with rich jade offerings for members of the elite and ruling families. The Dzibanche Mayan Ruins expedition is one you won't soon forget!

Please note: Due to the site not being as developed as other more visited sites, facilities available are limited to restrooms. There is no shopping area for film or souvenirs and food is not available for purchase. The tour duration is approximately 6 hours and guests with dietary requirements may want to pack a small snack to bring with them. A bottle of water will be provided at the beginning of the tour.

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Comfortable long sleeved shirts and long pants that "breathe" is suggested. The Mexican sun can be very strong and there is always the potential for insects within the jungle. Flat soled, closed toe sensible walking shoes are recommended. Sunglasses, sunscreen are suggested.
Minimum age to participate is 3 years old. Guests must be able to walk over packed dirt, grass and gravel. Walking is approximately two miles over two hours with stops for explanations from the guide. Steps are required as there are stone steps and large roots along the trails. Please be aware that the tour operates in the wilderness, hours away from medical facilities. Although staff do have general first aid training, this tour is not recommended for guests with serious medical conditions or small children.

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