Progreso Mayan Ruins Excursion Reviews

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Our next stop was Progresso Meridia, were we have never been before.
Our next stop was Progresso Meridia, were we have never been before. So we booked a tour through TripAdvisor, Sergio's All-In-One. Once we booked, I received an email with the instructions of where to meet our guide and what to ... Read More
Our next stop was Progresso Meridia, were we have never been before. So we booked a tour through TripAdvisor, Sergio's All-In-One. Once we booked, I received an email with the instructions of where to meet our guide and what to bring with. To get to them you have to walk through the shopping area, with was a longer walk than expected only because I wasn't familiar with the area, and as we walked through the exit, they were there holding a sign with my name. Uva was our guide and Manual was our driver. Our first stop was El Corchito a manmade Mangrove park with cenotes. You take a water taxi to the park and there we walk through trails to the cenotes where you could swim. It was calm and serene with an occasional racoon walking by. Next we went to the salt flats where we saw how salt was originally harvested and then used for trade. Out in the distance you could see the flamingos. Uva explained the process of how the salt was harvested and how the flamingos kept their pink color. Next we went on the Xcambo Mayan Ruins. Walking around the ruins Uva gave us a guided tour explaining the purpose of the buildings, structures, and historical significance. We really enjoyed the Mayan Ruins. And our last stop was a buffet and open bar at the Techotel which also had a small but nice beach. It was fine, however they were not equipped to handle the number of people they had that day. It was a nice tour that covered a little bit of everything and I would highly recommend for an all day tour of Progresso. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Discover the Mayan World- see my review above, but ask questions, don't be afraid to question, we ...
Discover the Mayan World- see my review above, but ask questions, don't be afraid to question, we learned so much about the culture and the culture clash between the Mayans and the Spanish Catholics
Discover the Mayan World- see my review above, but ask questions, don't be afraid to question, we learned so much about the culture and the culture clash between the Mayans and the Spanish Catholics Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This both Mayan ruins and cave float and cave snorkel with lunch at hacienda.
This both Mayan ruins and cave float and cave snorkel with lunch at hacienda. Different and new to Progreso. Great experience.
This both Mayan ruins and cave float and cave snorkel with lunch at hacienda. Different and new to Progreso. Great experience. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We did the cenote snorkel and cave tour.
We did the cenote snorkel and cave tour. It was very good. A nice bus picked us up and drove us 1.5 hours to the ruins and then to the cenote to snorkel and swim. We stayed there for 45 min and then drove to a hacienda to eat. It was all ... Read More
We did the cenote snorkel and cave tour. It was very good. A nice bus picked us up and drove us 1.5 hours to the ruins and then to the cenote to snorkel and swim. We stayed there for 45 min and then drove to a hacienda to eat. It was all nice and the people were knowledgeable and friendly. They got us back in time to shop before getting back on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
A must see..
A must see.. any of the ruins are a must.
A must see.. any of the ruins are a must. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was a Pink Flamingo, Salt Flats, Mayan Ruins, and Beach break.
This was a Pink Flamingo, Salt Flats, Mayan Ruins, and Beach break. Our guides were FANTASTIC. We felt safe and everything was informative. The vans were cool with air conditioners and we had awesome guides the entire time. I would use ... Read More
This was a Pink Flamingo, Salt Flats, Mayan Ruins, and Beach break. Our guides were FANTASTIC. We felt safe and everything was informative. The vans were cool with air conditioners and we had awesome guides the entire time. I would use this group of guys again. Beach was ok-- (Silcer Beach)- not great, but they are working on it. We only spent about an 1.5 hour there. I am glad we didn't do the beach break all day. We loved this tour and this group. Highly recommend. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was a great tour, we stopped at a salt pit with pink salt, a small Mayan ruins site and a ...
This was a great tour, we stopped at a salt pit with pink salt, a small Mayan ruins site and a beach club. The beach club was run down and there was a lot of sea weed on the beach but we had fun anyway.
This was a great tour, we stopped at a salt pit with pink salt, a small Mayan ruins site and a beach club. The beach club was run down and there was a lot of sea weed on the beach but we had fun anyway. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took a 45 minute bus ride to the ruins where we spent about 1.5 hours.
We took a 45 minute bus ride to the ruins where we spent about 1.5 hours. Unfrotunately, to see everything and have a few minutes to take it all in, this was not enough time. My husband and I did not get to see one of the main ... Read More
We took a 45 minute bus ride to the ruins where we spent about 1.5 hours. Unfrotunately, to see everything and have a few minutes to take it all in, this was not enough time. My husband and I did not get to see one of the main attractions because the tour guide was very knowledgable and wanted to just tell us stories instead of letting us wander. So my husband and I were late getting back to the bus and still hadn't gotten to see everything. We were then taken to the city of Merida to spend time in the town square. It was about 1pm and most people on the bus were complaining about being hungry. We thought we would be eating after the ruins, but that was not the case. At 2pm, they then took us to a restaurant where they ran out of tables. About 8 of us had to sit at the bar. We were given our plates of food quickly, but no drinks...even though we were at the bar. They eventually brought some..after we finished eating the little bit of food that was on our plates. It was good food, just very little of it. After that, we were driven back to the ship where we had about 45 minutes to shop in Progreso before it was time to board. We would have just liked to have had more time at the ruins, less time in Merida, and a restaurant that could accomodate the whole group more confortably. Lastly, the bus itself was okay. Several of the seats need fixing, but it was nice that the bus was air conditioned. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We saw the salt flats, rode a tandem bike to the mayan ruins and had a beach picnic!
We saw the salt flats, rode a tandem bike to the mayan ruins and had a beach picnic!
We saw the salt flats, rode a tandem bike to the mayan ruins and had a beach picnic! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Ruins were great, but long bus ride and not enough time allowed to see everything and browse.
Ruins were great, but long bus ride and not enough time allowed to see everything and browse.
Ruins were great, but long bus ride and not enough time allowed to see everything and browse. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Our tour guide Carlos/Charlie was very informative and comical.
Our tour guide Carlos/Charlie was very informative and comical. The only concern with this excursion was we did not have much time to explore the city of Merida.
Our tour guide Carlos/Charlie was very informative and comical. The only concern with this excursion was we did not have much time to explore the city of Merida. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
In Progresso some went on a private tour which included two Cenotes to swim, we did the Carnival ...
In Progresso some went on a private tour which included two Cenotes to swim, we did the Carnival VIP tour to Chichen Itza and a Cenote. Highly recommend the VIP tour. We drove a hour and 45 minutes out to the Mayan temples and it was ... Read More
In Progresso some went on a private tour which included two Cenotes to swim, we did the Carnival VIP tour to Chichen Itza and a Cenote. Highly recommend the VIP tour. We drove a hour and 45 minutes out to the Mayan temples and it was worth it. Then we were driven to a Cenote to swim and have a buffet lunch. The food was good and there was a nice outside bar where you could have a drink and people watch. Our guide Ricardo was very entertaining and knowledgable. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Loved the mayan ruins.
Loved the mayan ruins. our guide was Gabriele and he was very informative on the history and culture of mexico and the Mayan people
Loved the mayan ruins. our guide was Gabriele and he was very informative on the history and culture of mexico and the Mayan people Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
HOT no place really to get out of the sun.
HOT no place really to get out of the sun. The museum AC did not work and the AC on the bus out there barely worked.
HOT no place really to get out of the sun. The museum AC did not work and the AC on the bus out there barely worked. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Really enjoyed the ruins.
Really enjoyed the ruins. Fiesta and Charro show ok but not first rate. Food was ok, they were good about suppling beverages. Had to ask for the dessert. One table got served and then everyone else just sat waiting for it. Entertainment ... Read More
Really enjoyed the ruins. Fiesta and Charro show ok but not first rate. Food was ok, they were good about suppling beverages. Had to ask for the dessert. One table got served and then everyone else just sat waiting for it. Entertainment was mediocre. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We went on an excursion to the Dzibilchaltun ruins and Mexican Fiesta with a traditional lunch and ...
We went on an excursion to the Dzibilchaltun ruins and Mexican Fiesta with a traditional lunch and horse show/rodeo. The visit to the ruins was great. Our guide gave us some nice history then we had about an hour to explore the ruins on ... Read More
We went on an excursion to the Dzibilchaltun ruins and Mexican Fiesta with a traditional lunch and horse show/rodeo. The visit to the ruins was great. Our guide gave us some nice history then we had about an hour to explore the ruins on our own, swim in the cenote, and visit the museum and gift shop before we boarded the bus to the lunch and fiesta. The lunch was nice, although the vegetarians in the group had very limited choices. Their were dance demonstrations, songs, and a small rodeo show for us to enjoy. It was very relaxing and a nice way to enjoy the day. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Nice, I would recommend to anybody who has no mobility problems.
Nice, I would recommend to anybody who has no mobility problems. Not enough time off bus in Merida and not enough time to visit museum at Dzibilchaltun, but guides very interesting and knowledgeable. I can walk but I have mobility ... Read More
Nice, I would recommend to anybody who has no mobility problems. Not enough time off bus in Merida and not enough time to visit museum at Dzibilchaltun, but guides very interesting and knowledgeable. I can walk but I have mobility problems. At the ruins, Carlos ran the group from the bus to the ruins then made no attempt to make sure I and everyone else could keep up. Lady with a cane stayed behind at first group of ruins and did not go to 7 Dolls Temple which is what most people with mobility problems need to plan to do if you can't run to keep up with Carlos. Not enough time to swim in cenote but we were given a choice of dipping our toes in the cenote or climbing some ruins on our own. Food at microbrewery good but not real filling. The guides provide bottles of water which is nice. Plan to take a hat and sunscreen. It was 85 degrees Fahrenheit in January and Caros says it can get up to 120 in May. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Chichen Itza was fantastic.
Chichen Itza was fantastic.
Chichen Itza was fantastic. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
It was a pretty long drive with 0 scenery.
It was a pretty long drive with 0 scenery. Nice once we arrived at the ruins.
It was a pretty long drive with 0 scenery. Nice once we arrived at the ruins. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We booked the Dzibilchaltun Mayan Ruins tour through Carnival.
We booked the Dzibilchaltun Mayan Ruins tour through Carnival. Progreso is not very scenic. Our tour guide, Luis made the best of it by talking almost nonstop on the approximately 30-minute bus ride there about the local history, flora, ... Read More
We booked the Dzibilchaltun Mayan Ruins tour through Carnival. Progreso is not very scenic. Our tour guide, Luis made the best of it by talking almost nonstop on the approximately 30-minute bus ride there about the local history, flora, and fauna. It was a little confusing when we got to the ruins site because there were quite a few buses. After waiting for our guide to check us in, we stopped for a bathroom break at a little reception area behind the gate. There is also a reasonably priced souvenir shop, a snack stand, and a restaurant. Luis recommended eating lunch after the tour. After getting separated briefly, we rejoined our group and Luis led us out to the ruin site. We could tell that he is passionate about Mayan history and culture. He spoke at length at certain spots about the structures we were looking at and the significance of where we were. The guided tour ended at what Luis called a sinkhole. We would call it a swimming hole or a pond. It seemed to be a naturally occurring fresh water pond of unknown origin. Luis mentioned that no one knows where the water is coming from. He left us there to swim at our leisure and explore the remaining ruins on our own after explaining how to get to the bigger ruins on the site. We sat around the pond and people watched for a while. The pond has a shallow end for smaller kids. There is a sea of lily pads in the middle of the pond. So people can really only swim around the perimeter. We left the pond and headed out to explore the larger ruins. The weather in Progreso was beautiful. Sunny and in the high 70s to low 80s. But, it feels much hotter than that when you are walking down the long dirt road to the Temple of the Dolls. The tour operator provided complimentary bottled water. Sunscreen, bug spray, and loose comfortable clothing are a must though. You will also need comfy, closed-toed walking shoes since the site is a bit rocky and dusty. After exploring the ruins we made it back to the reception area around 12:15. We bought a souvenir and got back on the bus to wait for the rest of the group. We were back at the pier around 2:00. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Dzibilchaltum Rodeo excursion.
Dzibilchaltum Rodeo excursion. JUST AWESOME! Worth every penny.
Dzibilchaltum Rodeo excursion. JUST AWESOME! Worth every penny. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Well organized, ruins ok but very small, best part was swimming in the cenote.
Well organized, ruins ok but very small, best part was swimming in the cenote. Bus comfortable and ride not too long. Port itself less pleasant than Cozumel and the pier is so long you need to take a shuttle to the shore.
Well organized, ruins ok but very small, best part was swimming in the cenote. Bus comfortable and ride not too long. Port itself less pleasant than Cozumel and the pier is so long you need to take a shuttle to the shore. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Very talkative guide--could have used more time to explore the ruins rather than listening to so ...
Very talkative guide--could have used more time to explore the ruins rather than listening to so much story telling. Cenote was pretty, but not quite a place for swimming IMO.
Very talkative guide--could have used more time to explore the ruins rather than listening to so much story telling. Cenote was pretty, but not quite a place for swimming IMO. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 No words can Describe Jesus (HAY'Seuss) and his respect and knowledge ...
10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 No words can Describe Jesus (HAY'Seuss) and his respect and knowledge for his culture and Mayan Ancestors
10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 No words can Describe Jesus (HAY'Seuss) and his respect and knowledge for his culture and Mayan Ancestors Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Nice tour of the Mayan ruins--wear sunglasses, a hat, loose cool clothing, and good walking shoes.
Nice tour of the Mayan ruins--wear sunglasses, a hat, loose cool clothing, and good walking shoes. Bring bug spray.
Nice tour of the Mayan ruins--wear sunglasses, a hat, loose cool clothing, and good walking shoes. Bring bug spray. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line