Take a leisurely journey with us through the magnificence of the Mayan Heritage. See the wonderful ruins from the great ages of this culture and marvel at their architectural perfection. A never-to-be-forgotten experience for one week as you leave the modern world and journey back in time.
Welcome to the World Famous Beaches of Cancun, Mexico!
Meet and greet at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at a luxurious all-inclusive beach resort in Cancun.
Private Full Day Guided Tour of Chichen Itza Mayan Ruins
Breakfast at the hotel. Your air-conditioned transport will pick you up at your hotel to begin the journey out of Cancun and on to Chichen Itza. The first stop will be at the sacrificial well or “cenote” at Dizitnup, where there will be time to stop and admire the beauty of this spot and perhaps even have a quick swim. On arrival at Chichen Itza your guide will give you a full tour of both sections of the extensive ruin- the older and more “softer” Mayan section of old Chichen and the later and more “austere” Toltec section, where in lies the famous pyramid. The tour will take most of the day and you will be on your way to the “white” city of Merida in the late afternoon. On arrival you will check in at your hotel and there will be a walking tour of part of this lovely city. Overnight in Merida.
Private City Tour of Merida
Breakfast at the hotel. Today is market day in Merida and after breakfast there will be time to taste the atmosphere of a very typical Mexican market. Following this there will be a tour of the city of Merida to see some of the beautiful colonial buildings. Return to the hotel and overnight.
Private Transfer to Celestun to View Pink Flamingoes and Tour of Uxmal Mayan Ruins
Breakfast at the hotel. The first stop of the tour will take you to the coast of Yucatan at Celestun. On arrival you will be taken by boat out to the mangrove swamps just offshore which are a wonderful attraction for bird life. The most famous attraction of Celestun are the beautiful pink flamingos which can be seen there. After this very relaxing and rewarding experience it will be time to board the transport again to move on to Uxmal, where there will be a full guided tour of these magnificent ruins before moving on to the hotel. Overnight in Uxmal.
Private Guided Tour of the Ruta Puuc Trail and Caves at Loltun
After breakfast you will begin your visit of some of the other ruins on the “Ruta Puuc” trail such as the smaller ruins close by at Kabah and then the magnificent Mayan arch at Labna and the Palace at Sayil and finally the Caves at Loltun. Return to Uxmal in the afternoon to relax and have a swim before going on to see a performance of the impressive “Light & Sound” Show in the ruins of Uxmal in the evening. Overnight in Uxmal.
Private Guided Tour of the Coba Mayan Ruins
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will leave Uxmal to drive back through Merida and past Chichen Itza again to the ruins at Coba. There will be a guided tour of this area before going on to the hotel to relax and overnight in Coba.
COBA – TULUM – XEL-HA – CANCUN OR PLAYA DEL CARMEN
After breakfast you will drive through the typical Yucatecan countryside to arrive by the Caribbean Sea. Your first visit will be to the famous cliff-top ruin of Tulum and continuation to the hotel or your choice in Playa del Carmen.
On the way you could also visit:
XEL-HA: (pronounced shell-ha) is reputed to be the largest and most beautiful natural aquarium in the world. It is a protected inlet that is home of many varieties of colorful tropical fish. Here you can learn to snorkel and enjoy observing the fish at an arm´s length or simply sit in one of the beach chairs and soak up the sun! There are several outlets in the park where you have linger over a delicious lunch or simply have a quick snack.
Day at Leisure to Enjoy the Beaches of Cancun or Playa del Carmen
Days at leisure to enjoy the spectacular beaches and gorgeous Caribbean Sea of Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Time at leisure until transfer to the airport of Cancun for flight out.