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Discover Yucatan

Discover Yucatan

Purpose: Discovery, Culture, History, Relaxation
No. of days: 5 days - 4 nights
First & Last Cities: Cancun
Other cities: Chichén itzá, Mérida, Uxmal, Ekbalam, Cobà
Starting cost: $815
 
Day 1 – Thu: Cancun
Upon arrival at Mexico City International Airport you’ll be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for accommodation.
 
Day 2 – Fri: Cancún, Chichén itzá, Mérida
This morning we leave to Merida with a stop to visit the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá, the Mayan Empire capital that flourished between the 5th and 10th centuries AD. Visitors can admire the impressive buildings of the northern and central archaeological sites, such as the Kukulcán Temple, the Ball Game, the Observatory, the Warrior’s Temple, the Convent of the Nuns and the Sacred Cenote.  Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, continue to Mérida for a panoramic tour of the city known as the “White City”, which has Colonial houses as well as houses dating back to the beginning of the century featuring Arabic, French and Italian styles. Those houses have witnessed all the old wealth created by the sisal culture. Stop at Mérida’s Zócalo, where visitors can admire the city’s main monuments, such as the Cathedral, the Government’s Palace, the Municipal Palace and the Francisco Montejo’s House. Check-in at the hotel for overnight. [B/L]
 
Day 3– Sat: Mérida (Uxmal)
Today will be dedicated to the visit of the archaeological site of Uxmal, that is Mayan for “built in three stages”. The site is a typical example of the classic and post-classic Mayan period and unique for having the only elliptic pyramid in Mayan territory.  Uxmal’s main constructions are Pirámide del Adivino (The Fortuneteller’s Pyramid), Palacio de los Gobernadores (Governor’s Palace) and the Cuadrángulo de las Monjas (Quadrangle of the Nuns). Lunch at restaurant. Return to Mérida in the afternoon for overnight. [B/L]
 
Day 4 – Sun: Mérida, Ekbalam, Cobà, Cancún
Return to Cancún via the Ekbalam archaeological site. Ekbalam, meaning “Black Jaguar” in the Mayan language, was built during the years 700 to 1000 AD. Visitors can admire the Plaza Central that stands out thanks to its three ceremonial sculptures; the main pyramid, known as “La Torre” (The Tower), and comparable in size to the outstanding Mayan constructions of the southeast Yucatán. After the visit, the tour continues to Cobá. Lunch at Selva Maya restaurant with some time for a refreshing swim in its Cenote (natural well). In the afternoon visit of the archeological site of Cobá, which was not discovered and consequently not predated by the Spanish. The site hosts the tallest Mayan pyramid of Mexico: the “Nohoch Mul”. After the visit, a 2-hour drive to Cancún for check-in and overnight. [B/L]
 
Day 5 – Mon: Cancun, USA
Depending on your flight schedule, maybe some time for swimming or relaxing. At the appointed time you’ll be picked-up and transferred to the Cancun International Airport to board your flight back home. [B]
 
[B] = Breakfast | [B/L] = Breakfast and Lunch


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Tour includes
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 4 nights’ accommodation:
    • Cancun 2 nights
    • Merida 2 nights
  • Meals
    • American breakfast daily
    • 3 lunches
  • Sightseeing as described
  • Transportation by A/C vehicle
  • English-Spanish speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to the sites visited
  • Porter services in airports and hotels
  • Restaurant fees and tips.
  • Local taxes
Not included in tour
  • International or domestic air tickets
  • International airport taxes.
  • Immigration fees for each entry and stay in Mexico.
  • Early check-in or late check-out at hotels
  • Travel Insurance
  • Services and food not listed in the itinerary
  • Beverages during the meals
  • Hotel extras, and personal expenses
  • Tips for guides, drivers, and in restaurants
  • Tips to drivers and/or tour guides

Hotels in your Tour

Category Hotel Name Tripadvisor
Merida Presidente Intercontinental Villa Mercedes 4
Cancun Aloft 4
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking

Tour Pricing

Departure Dates Double Single Triple Child
2020 Departures
July 3,10,17,24,31 $815 $1,055 $795 $625
August 7,14,21,28
September 4,11,18,25
October 2,9,16,23,30 $815 $1,055 $795 $625
November 6,13,20,27
December 4,11,18
Additional night in Cancun $95 $145 $85 $39
2021 Departures
January 15,22,29 $815 $1,055 $795 $625
February 5,12,19,26
March 5,12,19,26
April2,09,16,23,30
May7,14,21,28
June4,11,18,25
July 2,09,16,23,30 $815 $1,055 $795 $625
August 6,13,20,27
September 3,10,17,24
October 1,08,15,22,29
November 5,12,19,26
December3,10,17
Additional night in Cancun $95 $145 $85 $39
Prices are per person and may change without notice
Children (up to 12 years old) will share double room with their parents; no extra bed available and maximum 2 children per room. The room will be equipped with 2 queen beds.
 
Tour Code: MX04CUN21VM