Mayan trends offers the opportunity to travel inexpensively through the southeast of the country, with the aim of achieving economic benefits in the Yucatan Peninsula thanks to the region’s tourism and archaeological potential There are different types of trains.
The work goes through the Zona Maya including the entities Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche, Quintana Roo j Yucatan to promote economic activities in these places. There are different ticket classes for this Prices from 30 pesos.
The project has an extension of 1,554 kilometers of railway linewhich traverses 16 points of interest and was built jointly by the National Tourism Fund (Fonatur) and the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena).
In fact, the majority of the route (95 percent) uses already built infrastructure Reduce environmental impact according to the government secretariat portal.
What types of rides does the Maya Train offer?
The flagship of the fourth transformation uses three different locomotive model seach focused on achieving a specific goal.
The trains were named Mayan names to the cultural identity of the project which relate to the type of travel each one offers.
The most traditional trip that this service offers is that of Xiinbal trains whose name refers to “walking” and is used to move from one point to another, especially in Short trips.
It features individual seats arranged in a traditional manner and is intended to be as efficient as possible for one-way journeys. Nevertheless, it offers amenities such as WiFi connection, air conditioner, informative screens and system Security cameras.
This locomotive model, named after “essen”, offers a culinary experience which complements the tropical landscapes of the route typical dishes Region of.
Their seating is arranged around tables so families can have fun traditional foods of the Mayan zone and is aimed at tourists who want a comprehensive experience.
Finally, travelers who like to travel long distances can spend hours without any problems on the P’atal railways, which means “stay” in Spanish because are equipped with beds.
This allows passengers to sleep during night journeys and even the design of the trains matches the dark blue sky when the sun sets.
What are the prices for the Maya train?
Fonatur published its tariffs in mid-2023, including free rides for seniors Children under 5 and people with disabilities.
And for the general public the costs are:
- Mexican passengers $60
- Foreign passengers $80
- Teachers and students with valid certificates $30