Cruises

Cruise Ship Services in Progreso

 

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Turitransmerida offers ground operations for transfers and tours to and from the cruise ships that arrive in the Port  of Progreso, Yucatan.  We organize and coordinate the connection between charter flights or regular flights arriving  in Merida and the cruise ship, as well as luggage transport and check-in.

 

 

 

f4 For the passengers on board, we offer unforgettable experiences of Mayan culture and colonial history through a wide variety of tours (half day or full day) in the Yucatan Peninsula. The tours can be provided in Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian and Japanese.

 

 

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 Among the cruise ships that arrive in Progreso Harbour are: Carnival Glory, Triton, Enchanted Capri, Rapsody of the Seas, Carnival Elation, Elation, Seven Seas Navigator, Carnival Triumph, MS Columbus and Swan Hellenic.

 

 

 

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Experience & History of Cruise Line Attention
 
Turitransmerida was founded in 1990 by two tourism expert Mr. Manuel Valle Ojeda with over 25 years of business experience in incoming tourism and tour operation.
 
 
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Turitransmerida is dedicated to :

 
Tour Operator: Transportation with own fleet of Vans and Busses. Daily excursions, Incoming tourism, Shore Excursions in Port of Progreso.
 
 
 
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DMC: Incentive Travel, Conference & Convention operation

 
Following cruise lines were attended and served by Turitransmerida:
 
MS Columbus
 
Swan Hellenic – Discovery
 
cruceros4Carnival Elation
Services provided:
– Transportation in air conditioned modern cars, vans and busses

– Full Insurance for passengers

– Half day and full day excursions

– Transfers to and from Merida Intl. Airport to Cruise ship

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– Baggage handling

– Toll handling

Special request attention

– VIP attention

 

cruceros2– Crew attention

– Guided services in: Spanish, English, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Russian

– Organization of special meals in Haciendas and other venues

Please find on the following pages some of our tour proposals for your distinguished cruise guests in order to discover the Mayan world and its culture, history and architecture as well as the precious Yucatecan nature, flora and fauna.
 
 
crucero1Chichen Itza Discovery
Tour Capacity:
Minimum: 6 pax
Maximum: 44 pax per bus
Maximum: unlimited pax
buses
Transportation: Van / Bus
Operation: Daily
 
Tour includes:

– Air conditioned transportation

– Traveler’s Insurance on board

– Bilingual guide service

– Lunch

– Entrance fee

Tour Timings:
 
00:00 Pax disembark and board vans/buses
00:15 Vehicles depart from Progreso pier
02:00 Arrival in Chichen Itza and tour the site with
guide.
04:00 Free time to enjoy and meditate the site &
take pictures
04:30 Lunch in regional restaurant
05:30 Meet Bus
05:45 Depart from Chichen Itza
07:30 Arrival at Port Progreso Yucatán to board
the cruise ship.
Duration: Approx. 7 ½ hours.
 
 
crucero27The Uxmal explorer
Tour Capacity:
Minimum: 6 pax
Maximum: 44 pax per bus
Maximum: unlimited pax buses
Transportation: Van / Bus
Operation: Daily
Tour includes:

– Air conditioned transportation

– Traveler’s Insurance on board

– Bilingual guide service

– Entrance fee

– Lunch

Tour Timings:
 
00:00 Pax disembark and board vans/buses
00:15 Vehicles depart from Progreso pier
02:15 Arrival in Uxmal and tour the site with
guide.
03:45 Free time to enjoy and meditate the site &
take pictures
04:15 Depart from Uxmal to the restaurant
05:30 After lunch. Departure to Progreso
07:30 Arrival at Port Progreso Yucatán to board
the cruise ship.
Duration: Approx. 7 ½ hours.
 
 
10Celestun Flora & Fauna impressions
Tour Capacity:
Minimum: 6 pax
Maximum: 90 pax
Transportation: Van / Bus
Operation: Daily
 
Tour includes:

– Air conditioned transportation

– Traveler’s Insurance on board

– Bilingual guide service

– Boat tour

– Lunch

– Entrance fee

Tour Timings:
 
00:00 Pax disembark and board vans/buses
00:15 Vehicles depart from Progreso pier
02:00 Arrival Celestun National Park
02:15 Depart by boat to visit “the Ria”, observe
different kind of birds and flamingos with
your guide
04:30 Arrive at the local Seaside Restaurant, lunch
and time for enjoying the beach
05:50 Depart to Progreso pier
07:35 Arrival at Port Progreso Yucatán to board
the cruise ship.
Duration: Approx. 7 ½ hours.
 
 
dzibilyprog1Dzibilchaltun & shopping in Merida
Tour Capacity:
Minimum: 6 pax
Maximum: 260 pax
Transportation: Van / Bus
Operation: Daily
 
Tour includes:

– Air conditioned transportation

– Traveler’s Insurance on board

– Bilingual guide service

– Entrance fee

– Refreshing drink on bus

Tour Timings:
 
00:00 Pax disembark and board vans/buses
00:15 Vehicles depart from Progreso pier
00:45 Arrival in Dzibilchaltun and tour the site with
guide (including visit of Museum and
cenote)
02:00 Depart from Dzibilchaltun ruins to Merida
02:20 Arrival in Merida City (Main Square, Markets,
Shopping Malls) free time for shopping and
walking around the town.
04:30 Departure to Progreso
05:15 Arrival at Port Progreso Yucatan to board
the cruise ship.
Duration: Approx. 5 ¼ hours.
 
 
citytour4Merida City discovery & shopping paradise
Tour Capacity:
Minimum: 6 pax
Maximum: 44 pax per bus
Maximum: unlimited pax buses
 
crucero2Transportation: Van / Bus
Operation: Daily
 
Tour includes:

– Air conditioned transportation

– Traveler’s Insurance on board

– Bilingual guide service

– Refreshing drink on bus

Tour Timings:
 
00:00 Pax disembark and board
vans/buses
00:15 Vehicles depart from
Progreso pier
01:00 Start the Merida sightseeing
with the guide.
Paseo de Montejo, Main
square, cathedral, parks, etc.
03:00 Free time to shop in the markets, shopping
centers and shopping malls.
05:00 Depart from Merida Main square
05:45 Arrival at Port Progreso Yucatán to board
the cruise ship.
Duration: Approx. 5 ¾ hours.
 
 
crucero3Mayan world – Puuc Route
Tour Capacity:
Minimum: 6 pax
Maximum: 44 pax per bus
Maximum: unlimited pax
buses
 
loltun1Transportation: Van / Bus
Operation: Daily
 
Tour includes:
– Air conditioned transportation

– Traveler’s Insurance on board

 

– Bilingual guide service

– Entrance fees

– Snack

Tour Timings:
 
00:00 Pax disembark and board vans/buses
00:15 Vehicles depart from Progreso pier
02:45 Arrival in Loltun and tour the caves with
guide.
03:45 Arrival in Labná, tour the ruins with guide.
04:45 Arrival in Kabah, tour the site with guide.
05:45 Rest room stop & snack time
06:15 Depart from the Puuc route
08:45 Arrival at Port Progreso Yucatán to board
the cruise ship.
Duration: Approx. 8 ¾ hours.
 
 
crucero4Conkal convent & Xcambo
Tour Capacity:
Minimum: 6 pax
Maximum: 40 pax
Transportation: Jeeps 4 pax per jeep
 
crucero5Operation: Daily
Tour includes:

– 4 wheel Jeep transportation, pax drive

– Traveler’s Insurance on board

– Bilingual guide service

 

– Entrance fee

– Complimentary refreshment

Tour Timings:
 
00:00 Pax disembark and board vans/buses
00:15 Guest meet jeeps and depart from Progreso
pier
00:45 short stop in Uaymitun National Park where
they can observe flamingos
01:30 Arrival at Xcambo ruins, tour with guide
02:15 Depart to Conkal, small mayan town with a
beautiful ex convent and religious art
history to discover.
03:00 Arrival in Conkal
04:00 Depart to Progreso pier
05:15 Arrival at Port Progreso
Yucatán to board the
cruise ship.
Duration: Approx. 5 ¼ hours.
 
 
crucero6Haciendas & Mayan culture
Tour Capacity:
Minimum: 6 pax
Maximum: 44 pax
Transportation: Van / Bus
 
crucero7Operation: Daily, except Tuesday
 
Tour includes:

– Air conditioned transportation

– Traveler’s Insurance on board

– Bilingual guide service

– Entrance fee

– Lunch

Tour Timings:
 
00:00 Pax disembark and board vans/buses
00:15 Vehicles depart from Progreso pier
01:15 Arrival in Yaxcopoil and tour the ex Sisal
Hacienda with guide
02:00 Depart from Yaxcopoil, visit Mayan villages
on the way.
02:30 Arrival at Hacienda Ochil, visit the area and
enjoy a regional lunch.
04:00 Departure to Progreso
05:00 Arrival at Port Progreso Yucatan to board
the cruise ship.
Duration: Approx. 5 hours.
 
 
crucero8Colonial Mansion Tour
Tour Capacity:
Minimum: 6 pax
Maximum: 30 pax
Transportation: Van / Bus
Operation: Daily
 
Tour includes:

– Air conditioned transportation

– Traveler’s Insurance on board

– Bilingual guide service

– Welcome drinks and snacks

Tour Timings:
 
00:00 Pax disembark and board vans/buses
00:15 Vehicles depart from Progreso
01:00 Arrival in Merida English Library to start the
Colonial discovery.
In all the visited Mansions and houses there
are beautiful gardens
All the hosts are offering a welcome cocktail
with some snacks
03:00 Tour ends in the house Los Dos. Departure
from Merida
03:45 Arrival at Port Progreso Yucatán to board
the cruise.
Duration: Approx. 3 ¾ hours.
 
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crucero10Calcehtok Caves & Mayan encounter
Tour Capacity:
Minimum: 10 pax
Maximum: 40 pax
Transportation: Van / Bus
Operation: Daily
 
Tour includes:

– Air conditioned transportation

– Traveler’s Insurance on board

– Bilingual guide service

– Entrance fee to caves and museum

 

– Meal

Tour Timings:
 
00:00 Pax disembark and board vans/buses
00:15 Vehicles depart from Progreso
01:45 Arrival in Calcehtok, enter the caves to
observe stone formations and cave paintings.
02:45 Visit the Mayan communitarian museum
with ecological walkways through the
nature.
03:45 Typical regional Mayan Lunch in Muna
04:45 Tour ends. Departure from the Mayab
05:30 Arrival at Port Progreso Yucatán to board
the cruise ship.
Duration: Approx. 5 1/2 hours.
 
 
crucero11Yucatecan Cooking Class
Tour Capacity:
Minimum: 4
Maximum: 20
Transportation: Van / Bus
Operation: Daily
 
Tour includes:

– Air conditioned transportation

– Traveler’s Insurance on board

– Bilingual guide service

– Cooking Class with Chef David Sterling

– Snack & lunch with drinks

Tour Timings:
 
00:00 Pax disembark and board vans/buses
00:15 Vehicles depart from Progreso
01:00 Arrival in Merida at the Cooking School Los
Dos, Pick up of the Chef David Sterling
01:15 In the nearby local market Lucas de Galves
all the needed ingredients are purchased
01.45 The cooking class starts in Los Dos
03:45 After preparing the specialties, time for
swimming in the pool and relax with a drink
04:10 The meal is served in the royal dining room
of Los Dos
04:45 Tour ends in the house Los Dos. Departure
from Merida
05:30 Arrival at Port Progreso to board the cruise.
Duration: Approx. 5 1/2 hours.
 
 
IZAMAL4Izamal & Mayan medicine man
Tour Capacity:
Minimum: 8 pax
Maximum: 40 pax
Transportation: Van / Bus
Operation: Daily
 
 
IZAMALLUZYSO3Tour includes:

– Air conditioned transportation

– Traveler’s Insurance on board

– Bilingual guide service

– Entrance fee Ex Convent

– Carriage drive

– Medicine plant lecture

– Lunch

Tour Timings:
 
00:00 Pax disembark and board vans/buses
00:15 Vehicles depart from Progreso pier
01:45 Arrival in Izamal, the city of 3 cultures with
its exceptional yellow colonial buildings.
01:55 Visit the Franciscan Ex-Convent San Antonio
de Padua
02:30 Board the horse drawn carriages to cross
the city center, on cobble stones.
02:50 Arrival at the local mayan herb store and
mayan medicine house. The xaman will
explain in Mayan with English translation all
the local medicine plants they use to cure
different diseases.
03:30 Regional typical meal in the famous
restaurant Kinich Kakmo, called after the
local pyramid. Time for walking around and
shop.
04:30 Tour ends. Departure from Izamal
06:00 Arrival at Port Progreso Yucatán to board
the cruise ship.
Duration: Approx. 6 hours.
 

crucero13Reef Yucatan – Beach Break All Inclusive

Tour Capacity:
Minimum: 30 pax
Maximum: 250 pax
Transportation: Van / Bus
crucero15Operation: Daily
 
Tour includes:

– Air conditioned transportation

– Traveler’s Insurance on board

– All entrance fee and full buffet with drinks

reef2– Bilingual guide service & instructor

Tour Timings:
 
00:00 Pax disembark and board vans/buses
00:15 Vehicles depart from Progreso pier
00:50 Arrive to Reef Yucatan Beach Resort All
 
inclusive & spa
Free time to enjoy the Resort installations,
pools, kids club, beach, buffet, Spa
(optional with extra cost)
07:00 Depart from Telchac
07:45 Arrival at Port Progreso Yucatán to board
the cruise ship.
Duration: Approx. 7 ½ hours.
 
crucero17Mayan Ceremony of Purification & Sisal factory
Tour Capacity:
Minimum: 8
Maximum: 40
Transportation: Van / Bus
Operation: Daily
 
Tour includes:

– Air conditioned transportation

– Traveler’s Insurance on board

– Bilingual guide service

– Entrance fee archeological zone, cenote, henequen factory

 

crucero18– 2 Mayan ceremonies of purification

– Meal

Tour Timings:
 
00:00 Pax disembark and board vans/buses
00:15 Vehicles depart from Progreso
 
01:15 Arrival in Ake, Mayan archeological site.
Purification ceremony with local Xaman
02:45 Visit an ancient Henequen factory in
operation where still today Sisal is produced
03:15 Visit a hammock factory on the way to
Tixcocob
03:40 Visit the amazing water sinkhole = Cenote
of Tixcocob where you will presence
another Mayan Ceremony
04:40 Regional typical meal in a Mayan house
05:30 Tour ends. Departure from the Mayab
06:30 Arrival at Port Progreso Yucatán to board
the cruise.
Duration: Approx. 6 1/2 hours.
 
sotutapeon2Live Hacienda Sotuta de Peon – a journey to the past
Tour Capacity:
Minimum: 10
Maximum: 40
Transportation: Van / Bus
Operation: Daily, except Sundays
 
Tour includes:

– Air conditioned transportation

– Traveler’s Insurance on board

– Bilingual guide service

– Entrance fee Hacienda

– Welcome drink

– Snorkel, life jacket for swimming in the cenote

– Meal

Tour Timings:
 
00:00 Pax disembark and board vans/buses
00:15 Vehicles depart from Progreso
01:30 Arrival in Tecoh at the Hacienda Sotuta de
Peon. Board horse drawn trucks to pass
through the henequen fields and reach the
Hacienda property
02:00 Visit the ancient Henequen factory in
operation where still today Sisal is
produced. First the henequen plant gets
scrapped and dried, then in the
cord factory different sizes of cords are
produced, which serve to produce different
fabrics and tissues or hammocks.
(corcheria)
03:15 Welcome drink in the green and flowered
Hacienda garden
03:30 Board the horse drawn trucks and pass
through the henequen fields to visit a
typical Mayan house and then the
beautifully light cenote (underground river)
Dzul-Ha, where you can swim.
04:30 Regional typical meal in the Hacienda
restaurant. Visit the Main house of the
hacienda with original furniture and
decoration. Use of the Hacienda pool
05:30 Tour ends. Departure from the Hacienda
06:45 Arrival at Port Progreso Yucatán to board
the cruise.
Duration: Approx. 6 ¾ hours.
 
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crucero22Liquor Tasting Tour
Tour Capacity:
Minimum: 6
Maximum: 40
Transportation: Van / Bus
Operation: Daily, except Sundays
 
Tour includes:

– Air conditioned transportation

– Traveler’s Insurance on board

– Bilingual guide service

– Entrance fee to liquor factory

 

crucero24– Guided visit of rum barrel deposit,

production area, filling area, pottery and

painting room

– Free tasting of liquor and other products

– Discounts – wholesaler prices

Tour Timings:
 
00:00 Pax disembark and board vans/buses
00:15 Vehicles depart from Progreso
01:00 Arrival in Merida to start the tour
Discover how the rum, the traditional
Xtabentun and liquors of tropical and exotic
fruits like coconut, guanabana or nance are
made.
The liquor house is located in an old and
still inhabited Hacienda from the XVII
century, with an interesting yard of typical
Mayan trees and plants and located in the
outskirts of Merida City.
03:30 Tour ends. Departure from Merida
04:30 Arrival at Port Progreso Yucatán to board
the cruise.
Duration: Approx.
4 1/2 hours.
 
 
crucero25Gastronomy and liquor Tasting Tour
Hacienda Teya
Tour Capacity:
Minimum: 6
Maximum: 40
Transportation: Van / Bus
Operation: Daily, except Sundays
 
crucero21Tour includes:

– Air conditioned transportation

– Traveler’s Insurance on board

– Bilingual guide service

– Entrance fee to liquor factory

– Guided visit of rum barrel deposit,

production area, filling area, pottery and

painting room

– Free tasting of liquor and other products

– Discounts – wholesaler prices

– 4 course menu in the Hacienda Teya (without drinks)

Tour Timings:
 
00:00 Pax disembark and board vans/buses
00:15 Vehicles depart from Progreso
01:00 Arrival in Merida to start the tour
Discover how the rum, the traditional
Xtabentun and liquors of tropical and exotic
fruits like coconut, guanabana or nance are
made.
The liquor house is located in an old and
still inhabited Hacienda from the XVII
century, with an interesting yard of typical
Mayan trees and plants and located in the
outskirts of Merida City.
03:30 Departure to the Hacienda Teya, founded in
1683 by Doña Ildefonsa Calderón y de la
Helguera, wife of the Duque Miraflores.
Regional Lunch in the famous restaurant
05:00 Departure from the Hacienda after time of
visit and taking pictures
06:30 Arrival at Port Progreso Yucatán to board
the cruise.
Duration: Approx. 4 1/2 hours.
 
cruceros28Turitransmerida offers any other combination of shore excursions the passengers or cruise line could wish (always taking in account the travel time to the sites, opening times and ship’s needs). We can also organize private tours for VIPs and crew.
For any questions and rates, please do not hesitate and contact us at below mentioned numbers and email addresses.