Merida – Uxmal – Mayapan Roadtrip GPX Track

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Dive into the history of the Mayas on this excellent adventure from Merida to the Uxmal ruins and Mayapan ruins.

Description

Go back in time and explore the great ruins of Uxmal and Mayapan on this day tour trough Yucatan. Start in Merida and the first stop is in Uxmal, which has a grand pyramid and intact plazas where you can wander around. Followed by a ride through rural Yucatan with lunch on a hilltop restaurant.

Aptly named Mirador this restaurant has local food on the menu and is very affordable.
Even if you skip eating here, grabbing a drink and enjoying the view for a bit is just nice.

From the restaurant you’ll head into the woods following smaller roads towards Mayapan. While certainly less impressive. Mayapan is another large settlement from the Mayans. The highlight here is a high pyramid and a round structure believed to be used for stargazing.

On the way back follow smaller and less travelled roads through the rural part of Yucatan with fast flowing narrow roads, farmlands and lots of forested areas. Stop by an abandoned Spanish Hacienda for some more modern ruins. All locations are marked in your POI file.

Additional info

Where: Yucatan, Mexico
Distance: 214km / 133miles
Loop: Yes
POI: No
Fuel availability: Average, fuel up before leaving Merida.
Road Conditions: Good.
Toll Roads: No
Government checkpoints: No
Unofficial roadblocks: No/Unknown

This FREE download includes the GPX route to follow on your GPS/Navigation app.
Paid downloads include a Point of Interest (POI) file which may include a few fuel stations, checkpoints, hotel, restaurants and potential road hazards like fog or unpaved segments. As well as a number of noteworthy attractions.

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Footnotes:

- It should be obvious that you are going on an adventure. Prepare accordingly! Consider your fuel range, tools, and self-sustainability before departure. Read more »
- Road conditions will vary. Safety on the road may change unannounced and unexpected.

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