The Mayan Ruins of Chicanná were rediscovered & named in 1966 by Jack D. Eaton during his Yucatan exploration.
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Maya Ruins and Archaeological Sites
Follow the footsteps of Maya priests, brave Spanish conquistadors, and 19th century adventurers who climbed the very same steps. Deep in the Yucatan jungle lie the remains of ancient Maya cities that many call the “Egypt of the Americas.” The Maya ruins of the Yucatan are awe-inspiring and provide a deeper understanding of Mexican history. The allure of Ancient Times Mexico’s rich and mysterious past is still visible in the amazing ancient ruins scattered throughout the country. Visit impressive towering pyramids in the Yucatan Peninsula to elaborate ancient cities found in Coba, that the Mayan heritage continues to draw millions of tourists from across the globe.
To help you extend your travels beyond the Yucatan and Riviera Maya, we have shared our experience in the remote Maya ruin sites in southern and western locations. When traveling to the Riviera Maya, you will have a wealth of INAH ruins to visit, ranging from the Tulum ruins overlooking the Caribbean Sea to Chichen Itza, the 8th wonder of the world!
Our journey to Yaxchilan Ruins had us heading down the Usumacinta River in Chiapas, a journey no one forgets and treasures a part of this trip.
Chichen Itza is a UNESCO World Heritage site and the #2 most visited Maya archaeological site in Mexico.
Dzibanche and Kinichna is a unique off the beaten path experience in the heart of local villages. The cities were discovered by Thomas Gann.
Dzibilchaltun Ruins are located near the colonial city of Merida, Yucatan that was occupied when the Spanish arrived during the 1500s.