MOST comprehensive tour sweeps across the entire Yucatan Peninsula
in Mexico as it explores key archaeological and cultural sites such
as Ek Balam, Chichen Itza, Izamal, the capital city of Merida, Celestun's
Pink Flamingoes on the Gulf coast, Uxmal, Kabah, Becan, Xpuhil, the
Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, Chicanna, little known Dzibanche, Kohunlich,
Bacalar Lagoon, the Maya seaport of Tulum, Coba, and finalizing at
Akumal beach on Mexico's Caribbean shore.
Days / 14 Nights. view
1: Arrival in Cancun and transfer to the colonial city of VALLADOLID
(2 hours drive). Overnight at the charming Rancho San Miguel, located
10 minutes away from Valladolid.
2: Morning visit to the newly opened site of EK BALAM (30 min.
from Valladolid). Enjoy the mysterious underground cenote of DZITNUP
for a refreshing swim and continue on to Chichén Itzá. Overnight at
3: Early morning visit to the archaeological site of CHICHEN ITZA.
Afternoon visit to the BALANCANCHE CAVES and then return to the Hacienda
Chichén to enjoy the beautiful gardens and pool.
4: Depart for the colonial city of IZAMAL, and walk through the
Franciscan Convent of Izamal, site of the largest atrium in the Americas.
Continue on to MERIDA, capital of Yucatán, and enjoy a tour of the
city. Overnight at the charming Ho Casa del Balam.
5: Morning tour to the archaeological site of DZIBILCHALTUN, including
a visit to the new Museum of the Pueblo Maya. Drive north to the port
of PROGRESO for lunch, or return to Mérida to relax or explore the
city. Overnight at the Ho Casa del Balam.
6: Early departure for the small fishing village of CELESTUN,
located on Yucatan's Gulf coast. Enjoy a boat ride up the estuary
to view the large colony of flamingoes and many of the over 300 bird
species found there. Late afternoon arrival in Uxmal. Overnight Ho
7: All day visit to UXMAL and nearby KABAH. Optional Light and
Sound show in the evening. Overnight Ho Hacienda Uxmal.
8: Visit the PUUC area site of LABNA, and continue on to rarely
visited CHACMULTUN. Overnight at Hacienda Uxmal.
9: Travel to the southern portion of the State of Campeche and
visit the ruins of XPUHIL. Afternoon visit to BECAN. Overnight at
the Ecovillage Chicanná Resort.
10: Explore the CALAKMUL BIOSPHERE RESERVE for an exciting day
of ruins and nature. Overnight at Ecovillage Chicanná.
11: Drive east to the BACALAR LAGOON, visiting en route the ruins
of CHICANNA and newly opened DZIBANCHE, once an important ally of
Calakmul. Visit KOHUNLICH with its impressive Sun God masks. Overnight
at the Laguna Bacalar Ho, located on the shores of Bacalar lagoon.
12: Stop to marvel at the Maya seaport ruins of TULUM before continuing
on to COBA . Explore the archaeological site of Coba, set amidst the
tropical jungle. Overnight at the Hotel Villas Arqueológicas.
13: Early birding at the PUNTA LAGUNA SPIDER MONKEY SANCTUARY
Enjoy a late breakfast before departing for XEL-HA LAGOON. Early afternoon
arrival at our hotel located right on the beach. Afternoon free for
snorkeling and relaxation. Overnight at the Hotel Villas Maya (or
14: All day at leisure. Optional tour to Cozumel Island or birding
at Muyil site located in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve. Overnight
at the Hotel Villa Maya (or similar).
15: Transfer to the Cancun airport for flights home. END OF SERVICES.
tours are led by specialized guides.
Archaeology and Wildlife of the Yucatan Peninsula tour includes:
- Land transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
- Accident insurance during the tour
- Specialized tour guide
- Entrance fees to sites and boat tour
- Hotels, including gratuities for bellboys and maids
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Telephone calls
- Personal laundry.
items to bring along:
insect repellent - sunscreen (preferably biodegradable) - binoculars
- hat - raincoat - comfortable clothes - bathing suit - walking shoes
- small towel.
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