December 5 - 13, 2015
Maya Temples of Transformation
Yucatan Ancient Academy of the Spirit
with Freddy Silva and Miguel Angel Vergara
PASSPORTS and VISAS
Passport Requirements: All visitors must have a valid passport that will be valid for 6 months beyond the length of your visit and a round-trip airline ticket. It's a good idea to also bring a photocopy of your passport in case the original one gets lost.
If you need a paassport, for US Citizens, NEW passport, or RENEW.
Proof of Departure: Confirmed round-trip or onward airline ticket.
Visa: For citizens of the US, EU, and Canada a visa is not required; a Tourist Card (FMT form) will be issued free of charge by airlines or upon arrival. For citizens of other countries check with your embassy or with TRAVISA.
WEATHER in December
Mérida avgerage high 87F | 30C and low 63F | 17C
Mexico — Ideal Clothing & Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes with a non-slip sole are recommended. Good climbing shoes if you plan to ascend the pyramids for the great views they offer. Dress for hot, humid weather using clothes made from light, natural fibers (e.g. cotton); sun screen is an essential accessory; insect repellent is a good idea; a hat and sunglasses.
Mexico — Mexican currency is the New Peso (MXN) divided into 100 centavos. Credit cards are widely accepted, particularly Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Travellers cheques are generally accepted but cannot be cashed on Sundays. ATMs are the most convenient way to get money. Although some businesses will accept foreign currency it is best to use pesos. Foreign currency can be exchanged at one of many casas de cambio (exchange houses), which have longer hours and offer a quicker service than the banks.
The electrical current is the same as in the US, 60-cycle, 120-volt system.
The official language is Spanish, although still spoken are some 66 indigenous languages which come from pre-Hispanic cultures.
Mexico is on Central Standard Time, or GMT -6.