Posted April 11th, 2009, 08:29 PM
Last edited by MrOCT31; April 11th, 2009 at 08:36 PM
Did you take Autoprogesso tour? Yes
Where did you sign up for it? At the pier through one of their "agents". These are just people working for AutoProgresso standing around on the pier who book you for whatever tour you want right there as if not you may not make it to their "office" which is where you end up after taking the free shuttle before you board a different bus for the tour.
Do you remember what time the tour left Progresso and how long you were on the road? 8:30 am and we were on the road for more or less 1 1/2 hours but it was an easy comfortable ride.
About how long actually on site in Uxmal? 2 hours give or take. We left the site at about 12:30 getting back by 2ish as we had to be on the boat by 2:30.
I have read various online reports saying it is a 2 and a half hour trip to get there? I'm pretty sure this is the time frame for Chitzen Itza and that tour left earlier than ours as it would have to in order to make it back in time and I don't see how you could get as much time at the site with a 5 hour round trip bus ride!
When you return to port,do you remember how long you had before the ship leaves? We had 30 mins. to shop at the shops on the pier. We were on the Ectasy but the Fantasy was in port with us and had a different time frame from ours. We let off 4 of our passengers in Progresso a little before 2 pm before the rest of us continued on to the pier since we had only 30 mins left. It's about a 5 min. ride from Progresso to the pier. The group from the Fantasy had an extra hour so they didn't need to get onboard until 3:30. Assuming your cruise has the same schedule you should have about an 1 1/2 hours when you get back, but from what little I saw of Progresso I don't think we missed to much. I would rather have stopped in Merida as I was told they had better shopping but the highway we took went around the city and we wouldn't have had time to get there on this trip due to wanting to see the Mayan ruins more than buy stuff which IMHO was totally worth it!
I strictly used the information I read on this web site and everything that you read is right on the money. Just follow the lessons learned here and you'll be alright. Just so you know I'm on the level
here is a shot of the family in the Nun's Quadrangle with the East Building and the top of the Pyramid of the Magician behind us.
There is a lot more to see than just this so go go go and again
TOTALLY WORTH IT!
2009 Carnival Imagination-Bahamas
2009 Carnival Ecstacy-Western Caribbean
2007 RCCL Adventure of the Seas-Southern Caribbean
2002 RCCL Voyager of the Seas-Mexican Riviera
1995 Carnival Celebration-Mexican Riviera