Iluminado Tours now offers many ways for you to discover and explore the treasures to be found in the Yucatan. Come explore Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balaam and many other ancient sites with new eyes, escorted by Maya elders and teachers. Allow us to introduce you to the people and culture of the Yucatán and the spiritual legacy of the Maya people.
This is the home of the ancient Mayan civilization. The time of the Maya is now, as their visionary calendar approaches its end-date in 2012. This date signifies a new era, and a major transformation is predicted for our planet. When creating a calendar ending in the year 2012, they must have known something about the rapidly changing times in which we live. Today, the Maya still live here and are proud to be Yucatecos and prouder still to be Maya. Let Iluminado Tours help you learn more about the Maya and their living legacy.
Our Sacred Maya Tours offer programs to guide you through the mystery and magic of the ancient Maya world. Working with Master Maya Teacher Miguel Angel Vergara, Maya elders, shamans, guest teachers, and the energy of the ceremonial sites themselves, we will help you to access the sacred knowledge and directly experience and work with the energy of the ancient Maya.
Here the layers of ancient Maya, Spanish colonialism and contemporary Mexican life blend together into the magic that is Yucatán. It is unlike any other part of México. With us you can explore the mysteries of ancient Maya sites, visit the convents, cathedrals and haciendas of Spanish colonialism, and spend time with the polite and friendly people who live here today.
If you are visiting, but don’t have the time to join one of our full programs, try one of our Day Tours. Join us for a Yucatán Journey and let us help you make the most of your visit to this extraordinary place in just one or two days. These are private tours and great for those of you who don’t like to travel with a group.
Iluminado Tours is based in Mérida, capital of the State of Yucatán, Mexico. Merida was founded in 1542 by Francisco de Montejo on the site of a major Maya settlement called ICH KAAN ZI HO. For the first three hundred years, Merida took its orders directly from Spain, not Mexico City, which helped give the Yucatán its distinct cultural identity. In the mid 16th Century, the Spanish arrived and, 500 years later, the Maya are still here. They are the largest surviving indigenous population in the Americas. Nearly everything you see or experience in the Yucatán is influenced by their presence. That is why it is different that the rest of Mexico.
The more time you spend here, the more layers you will find to explore. The Yucatan is a living museum, rich with an exciting past, a vital present, and an intriguing future. Yucatán is safe, fun and interesting. The Yucatan is a unique place and we can promise you a unique adventure.
We want you to enjoy the mystery of the Yucatan, the intrigue of the Mayan and Mexican cultures and to get a glimpse of another way of life. Along your journey, we hope you will also discover something new and exciting about yourself. Relax and enjoy the magic that is Yucatan.
Time here is somehow different. The Yucatán is a place to relax and let the past, present and future come together. Relax and explore with Iluminado Tours.
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