The Wonders of Mexico's Yucatan

  • 11 Days

  • Mexico

  • Steady pace

Discover the secrets of a lost civilisation on this Yucatan adventure through jungle canopies to the top of a Mayan pyramid in Ek' Balam, across the mangrove waters of Rio Lagartos, and down the elegant boulevards of Paseo de Montejo.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
All airport taxes
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

of 11 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 22nd September 2018

Meals included: 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners

Overview

Discover the secrets of a lost civilisation on this Yucatan adventure through jungle canopies to the top of a Mayan pyramid in Ek' Balam, across the mangrove waters of Rio Lagartos, and down the elegant boulevards of Paseo de Montejo.

At a glance

 

  • Uxmal Discover Mayan cooking traditions in a special demonstration.
  • Campeche Enjoy a sightseeing tour of this UNESCO-listed fortified city. 
  • Mérida Explore the cathedral, Governor Palace and the tree-lined streets of Paseo de Montejo.
  • Ek' Balam Climb to the top of the acropolis and survey this impressive Mayan settlement.
  • Chichen Itza Explore the Yucatan's grandest and most famous archaeological site.

Extensions

  • 5 night Cancun beach stay

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension

Day 1

UK - Cancun

Fly to Cancun where you will be met and transferred to your hotel for two nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Cancun

Free day at leisure to explore the Cancun area or relax at your hotel. At 6pm meet your fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Cancun – Valladolid – Uxmal

This morning, visit the colonial city of Valladolid, known for its charming streets and sun-splashed walls. After a short orientation tour, there’s time to explore on your own. Arrive later this afternoon in Uxmal in time for a included sound and light show. 

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Uxmal

Today, visit the most famous ruins of the Puuc region, Uxmal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, enter the Chocostory Museum, where you'll learn the history of coca. 

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Uxmal- Campeche

This morning enjoy a unique cooking demostration. Here, you will learn the traditions still practiced in most of the rural Mayan communities. After continue to the costal town of Campeche once a fortified pirate haven and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon enjoy city tour which includes the vibrant waterfront area, the historical fort of San Francisco De Campeche and the historical downtown area. This evening is at leisure. 

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Campeche- Bécal- Mérida

Head to the village of Bécal and visit a hat maker to learn about the hat- making process. Continue to Mérida and visit the Museam of Anthropology, home to a collection of exclusive artifacts from the Mayan civilisation to the present day. Your hotel this evening is a formal colonial mansion which is in distance of shopping and the historial city centre. 

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Mérida - Chichen Itza

This morning enjoy a city tour including the cathedral, Govenor Palace, and tree- lined streets of Paseo de Montejo. After dinner this evening, you are invited to attend the sound and light show. 

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Chichen Itza - Excursion to Ek Balam

start the day with a visit to Chichen Itza. Visit the Ball court, site of sacrifices; El Castillo, a formidable building dedicated to the high priest; and the cenote Sagrado, the sacred well once filled with priceless treasure offered to the gods. Next, visit the enormous and elaborate pyramid inside the Mayan site of Ek' Balam. Return to Chichen Itza where your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner. 

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Chichen Itza - Cancun.

Today transfer from Chichen Itza to Cancun for one night.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Cancun - UK

Today you will be transferred to Cancun airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Cancun:Westin Resort & Spa
  • Uxmal: Hacienda Uxmal.
  • Campeche: Plaza Campeche;
  • Merida: Casa del Balam;
  • Chichen Itza: Hotel Mayaland;

Notes

Accommodation as stated or similar.

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

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