LDS Tour 18. Cancun Mayan Museum and San Miguelito Archaeological Site
The new museum is made up of three 4,400-square-foot exhibition halls and includes 350 ancient artifacts that were collected over 30 years. Among its features are 14,000-year-old Maya remains discovered in the underwater caves of Tulum, the 10,000-year-old remains of La Mujer de las Palmas (The Woman of the Palms) and tools and other artifacts the Maya once used in daily life.
More than 12 million tourists visit Cancun annually, making it one of Mexico's most popular destinations. The museum expects to draw about a million guests annually.
Five buildings are open to the public, including the Great Pyramid, a 26-foot structure where the main building is located; the South, made up of residential units, a palace-style building and small altars; and Dragons, named in the 1970s after an area where snake heads were found.
Next to the Maya Museum, the San Miguelito archaeological site recently opened as well. This location was inhabited more than 800 years ago until the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors.
There are some (non-related) small Mayan vestiges of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in Cancun. El Rey (Las Ruins del Rey) is located in the hotel zone. El Meco, a more substantial site, is found on the mainland just outside the city limits on the road north to Punta Sam.
• Round trip transportation from Cancun/Riviera Maya
• Bottled water and lunch
• Hotel pick up at 7:00 am - return at 5:00 pm daily
• Professional LDS bilingual Tour guide (English and Spanish)
• Admission fees to museum and archaeological sites
Alma’s LDS Tours in Cancun awaits to see you soon!