The Yucatán Peninsula offers a superb variety of sights, from rugged natural beauty on the Gulf of Mexico to UNESCO preserved World Heritage archaeological sites.

A 9 night itinerary including 4 nights travelling around the diverse sights and sounds of the unique Yucatan Peninsula, where historic world-class Mayan archaeological sites nestle within the tropical jungle terrain and colonial cities reveal the Spanish influence on this remarkable country, throughout this adventure you will never be far from natural beauty too. And don't worry, there is also quality time at the fabulous beach so you get some r and r on those famous white sands and enjoy the inviting turquoise waters.

Tour highlights

    • Guided tours of some of the most significant Mayan sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza and the lesser known but equally remarkable Uxmal
    • Time to enjoy the Yucatan's charming cultural hub Merida, a historic place full of cultural heritage
    • Visit Celestun, a wetland reserve full of flamingos and truly un-spoiled area on the Gulf Of Mexico
    • A perfect way to experience amazing must-see sights that await beyond the bright lights of Cancun
    • Time to enjoy the world-famous beach area of the Riviera Maya with a few nights of rest & relaxation at a premium All-Inclusive beach resort

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in México

Meet and greet at Cancun Airport. Transfer to your hotel, located in an great location beside an amazing beach in Cancun. Driving time approx. 40 minutes 

1 night at Gran Carbe or similar. Standard Room.

INCLUDES : All-Inclusive

Day 2

Cancun to Chichen Itza

There’s a 2 hour drive to the Mayan’s sacred city: Chichén Itzá, voted one of the Modern Seven Wonders of the World and at one time the most powerful city of the Yucatan. Known as the mouth of the well, Chichén Itzá was a commercial area, ceremonial place and spiritual site.

You will have time at leisure in the afternoon.

1 night at Hacienda Chichen hotel or similar. Standard Room

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Chichen Itza & Merida

Enjoy a morning tour of Chichen Itza. Arguably the best Mayan pyramid is found here, the Castle (el Castillo). Amongst the other impressive structures, there’s an astrological observatory, Temple of the Jaguars and the Temple of the Warriors.  

After the guided tour, there's chance to  discover one of the incredible cenotes in the area; an underwater sinkhole nourished by underground rivers. Lunch is included.

You will then move on to the capital of the state, Merida, a fascinating city, known for its architecture, colonial charm and quaint narrow streets. The colonial heritage has been preserved in the historic district and the Plaza Grande (central square) is surrounded by ancient buildings. You will have time to explore Merida thoroughly.

1 night at El Espanol de Paseo Montejo hotel or similar. Standard Room


INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Uxmal & Kabah

After breakfast depart for Uxmal, with architecture that's amongst the most impressive in the Yucatan region. Meaning three times built, Uxmal is situated within a series of hills known as the Puuc and comprises of horizontal palaces placed around quadrants richly decorated with detailed sculptures and is enveloped by legends & myths. Hi-lights of this lesser known site include the Pyramid of the Magician (once the home of a leprechaun!) and the Great Pyramid. Uxmal is remarkable and provides a wonderful insight into the Mayan culture.

Kabah flourished around 800 A.D. and its main attraction is the Palace of the Masks with over 250 faces of the rain god Chac. Kabah is connected with Uxmal by a ‘sacbe’ (Mayan road). Lunch is included at a local restaurant.

1 night at El Espanol de Paseo Montejo hotel or similar. Standard Room


INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Celestun

After breakfast, there’s a visit to Celestun, a typical fishing village and ecotourism paradise with freshwater springs, extensive mangroves, salt flats and beaches, a wetland reserve home to over 300 species of birds including ibises, egrets and the blue heron plus the main attraction – thousands of pink flamingos. A boat tour is included which reveals The Drum (a peaceful flamingo lagoon). There’s time for lunch at one of the authentic seafood restaurants along the beach. Return to Merida, to enjoy time at the hotel’s comfortable amenities or head out and about one more time around captivating Mérida.

1 night at El Espanol de Paseo Montejo hotel or similar. Standard Room

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Merida to Riviera Maya

Following breakfast, drive to the Caribbean shoreline of the Riviera Maya, where you will reach your selected beachfront hotel for a few days of relaxation and to continue enjoying the Mexican hospitality.

4 nights at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa hotel or similar. Standard Room (All-Inclusive resort; all meals, snacks and drinks included).

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Quality time at the beach

Enjoy a well earned rest day, soaking up the rays and sipping cocktails by the pool, as you settle in to the fantastic facilities at your All-Inclusive beachfront hotel.

INCLUDES : All-Inclusive

Day 8

Living the dream at Tulum

Another day of pure leisure if you so desire; with great swimming pools and lounge areas, bars, activities and choice of restaurants, Dreams Tulum has everything you could wish for, but it is ideally located should you wish to visit the only Mayan archaeological site by the coast - the ruins of Tulum are a 5 minute taxi ride away.

INCLUDES : All-Inclusive

Day 9

Riviera Maya

If you haven't treated yourself yet then today is the last chance to have a pampering spa treatment or perhaps check out the popular town Playa del Carmen, with its upmarket shops, bars, restaurants and wonderful atmosphere.

INCLUDES : All-Inclusive

Day 10

Departure to UK

Final day in Mexico. Pick up for private transfer to Cancun International Airport late afternoon. Check in at airline counter must be done three hours prior to flight departure.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Hotels

Pricing

1st September 2017 - 30th September 2017

Supplements

• Supplements applicable to peak season dates, Christmas and Easter time, also applicable to single occupancy of rooms

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