Posted January 17th, 2009, 11:21 AM
Do you recall what time (ship's time) the tour left from the market?
What time do you leave the ship to go to Progreso?
What time did you return to Progreso?
Just curious, as this is what we are looking at doing, and I want to be sure to have enought time to do the double decker bus before the tour leaves to go to the ruins. Thanks
Yes, These were also my questions before leaving. I will tell you that Auto Pregreso made sure there was more than enough time for us to be back on the bus.
I believe we got off the boat about 8:15.
As soon as we got to the market area, we went through the flea market type area they had set up. We went through this quickly, since my husband is not much of a shopper. The double decker buses also pick up at the market place so we got on one of those and rode it for maybe 20 minutes at the most. We still had time to walk to the beach and eat a snack we bought at a little store and go back to the market place.
I believe that the AutoPregresso Tour bus for DZ loaded about 10:30. It took maybe 20-25 minutes on a very nice road(surprising to us). The guide ran us through the ruins part pretty quickly and then told us the time to be back at the bus so we could then either look over the ruins again or swim in the cenote.
We were told to be back on the bus at 1:30. It was about 1:55 before getting back to the market place and seems like it was 2:30 when we were in line to get back on the boat.
Without getting off the bus we could ride this bus straight back to the boat and we did. However it did stop back by the market place and we could have gotten off and shopped for a little while longer and rode another bus, but we were warned to not shop long if we did.
When we got back to the boat it seemed it took for ever to get back on since everyone was trying to get back on at the same time. We really enjoyed going with this company and would do it or one of the others again in a minute.