Gary Bailey The first port stop was in Progresso. I booked a tour online through Autoprogresso. There were problems at first since we did not catch up with the tour guide immediately off the ship due to communication problems. Even the police in downtown Progresso weren't able to help us. However, we did make our connection with Autoprogresso and had a great experience. Juan Carlos was our tour guide and took us to Uxmal to see the Mayan ruins and then to Merida to do some shopping. Uxmal is a beautiful ruin. I also contacted the Yucatan Tourism Office and was told that Uxaml was more beautiful in architecture than Chichen Itza. We truly enjoyed this experience. The walking sure helped us burn off some of those calories from the food on the ship! Juan Carlos then took us on to Merida - the capital city of Yucatan. We bought a lot of gifts - especially handmade crafts (carved jaguar head, wooden bowl). Since we still had time to shop after Merida we went back to Progresso to do some shopping. We ended up buying some silver jewelry.