Discover the folklore and history of Campeche State in a trip through the village of Becal, home of the Panama hats and the historic area of Campeche, once scenario of glorious battles
We will pick you up from your hotel in Merida to depart to the small village of Becal, located just in the border of the Yucatan and Campeche states. You will visit a 17th Century colonial church and the Parque de los Sombreros, known for its big hats monument.
You will learn about the process of making Panama hats with Jipi-japa fiber, watching a demonstration by local artisans who have been working inside caves from several generations to preserve the quality of the palm fronds.
From Becal you will go directly to Campeche, an ancient walled city located in the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and once a fortress against the pirate’s attacks during the colonial times. Your first stop will be at Fuerte San Miguel, the biggest ancient fortress of Campeche from the 17th and 18th Century and now converted in a Mayan archaeological museum, displaying beautiful pieces of Calakmul. After that, you will visit the historic district of the city and enjoy a tasty lunch including local dishes. After that, you will enjoy free time to explore on your own, visiting and taking pictures of the beautiful cathedral and the old city gates: Puerta de Mar y Puerta de Tierra, before returning to your hotel in Merida.
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Pick-up includes Merida major hotels.
For certain hotels the pick-up is from the meeting point, pick-up takes place from 08:00 AM to 08:45 AM depending on your hotel and will be communicated when confirming the service.
Grayline Merida Office:
Street 60 # 325-A local 9 between
33 and 33a, downtown, 97000 Mérida, Yuc.
Starbucks Gran Hotel:
Street 60 496, downtown, 97000 Merida, Yuc.
Fountain Park of San Juan:
Street 67A 529, downtown, 97000 Mérida, Yuc.
Museum of the Mayan world:
Street 60 299 E, Unidad Revolución, 97110 Merida, Yuc
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