Camino Real: A Glimpse into Ancient Mayan Life

Camino Real: A Glimpse into Ancient Mayan Life

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      Campeche, Mexico
      7 Hours
      Moderate
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      $ 129
      • Ruins of Kanki: Only 16 km from Tenabo, this is a small Puuc settlement that is still active today. With stylish mosaics and terror-struck skeletons, you may find this site a bit fun and frightening.
      • Becal: Gaze upon wet limestone caves and see the art of weaving colorful Panama hats first-hand. You can also visit a big hats monument where you will definitely want to snap a few photos.
      • Mayan lunch; Enjoy a delicious Mayan lunch within a local restaurant within the tourist center of Becal.
      • Pomuch: When visiting Pomuch, you can possibly try traditional baked break from stone ovens, which is most likely to happen on the day of the dead when this bread is specially made for this event. (Optional extra).

      Meeting point

      Staying at a hotel? Be sure to advise the GoBe Crew so our GoBe Representative, with the displayed logo sign, can meet you in your hotel lobby.

      Helpful hints

      Please note that drinks are not included but can be purchased separately. There are some wonderful photo opportunities on this tour.

      Getting around

      This tour has moderate activity, over uneven ground and stones. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Walking Tour, Food & Wine

      Transportation used

      12-seat Van or a 45-seat Bus, depending on the size of the group.

      Included amenities

      Local Mayan Lunch

      Languages

      English, Spanish

      Tour ID

      TR-CAB-MEX-CAMP-EN-1004

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Welcome to Camino Real and a glimpse into how ancient Mayans lived thousands of years ago. You can see first-hand where the Mayans spent their time and built their lives.

      The ruins of Kanki has monumental architecture in early Puuc style, made even more stunning because of the surrounding vegetation. The Kanki people used the nearby hills to build the site’s center, the many levels of patio being connected by various structures. 

      Another stop along the tour is in Becal. Also north of Campeche, here you can explore a number of wet limestone caves and see artisans hand make the famous Panama hats from a material referred to as hippie. These hats are for sale and can be a fun memento of your trip to Camino Real.

      Touring Camino Real will provide you with a sense of what life was like at the time of this ancient population. You may also stumble across an archeological excavation during your journey, which will provide you an opportunity to see authentic artifacts from the era.

      Dine on Chapalinos, a Native and Unique Dish

      If you are feeling brave during your visit to Camino Real, try the native dish known as chapalinos. An area favorite, this dish is actually grilled grasshoppers. After the tiny insects are cleaned thoroughly, they are toasted on a comal surface and seasoned with salt, agave worms, lime juice and garlic, creating a sour-salty-spicy flavor to the finished product. In some areas, the grasshoppers are toasted with chili. If you try this dish, make sure you sip on some local mezcal to wash it down.

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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      Campeche, Mexico
      Campeche, Mexico
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring money
      Wear sunscreen
      Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear light clothing
      Wear Sunglasses

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