Dzibilchaltún Ruins: Dzibilchaltún (the locals pronounce it, dZeeble-TOON) means “The place where there is writing on the stones”. This archaeological site is one of the oldest sites on the Yucatan Peninsula dating back to as early as 500 B.C. and was still inhabited at the time of the Spanish Conquest making it one the longest populated sites in the Maya world. Archaeologists estimate there were as many as 200,000 inhabitants and 8,400 buildings during its history with artifacts dating back to the middle of the classic period (700 – 800 A.D.) This well-known site is renowned for the appearance of the sun shining through the doorway of the Temple of the Seven Dolls on the spring equinox.
Climb the Ruins: There are several very important buildings that were designed to mark the solstice and the equinox. You will have the chance to explore these structures and immerse yourself in the spectacular landscape.
Requirements & Restrictions: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.4 miles over uneven and rocky surfaces with inclines. Closed-toe shoes required.
What to Bring: Cash or credit/debit card for purchases. Beach Towel.
Good to Know: Children 5 years and under are free. Guests should expect to walk long distances on uneven and gravel terrain. For safety reasons, guests with mobility difficulties may not participate on this excursion.