Mayan Heart

Highlights

Cancun - Cobá - Valladolid - Merida - Yaxcopoil - Uxmal - Chichen-Itza

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Dates

Prices*

Single Supp

1st Jan to 10th Dec 2022


Departures from 11th to 17th April & 24th to 30th Oct 2022 are subject to surcharge


Daily departures

£785 / $980

£105 / $130

*Price per person based on twin/double share

Full Itinerary

DAY 1: CANCUN.

Arrival into Cancun. Time at leisure to explore.


DAY 2: CANCUN - COBÁ - VALLADOLID - MERIDA (B).

Visit to the less known archaeological site of Coba. This ancient city was built around a group of lakes, and it was one of the greatest and most populated cities during the Maya era. Explore unrestored temples, hidden in the thick rainforest. Feeling brave - climb the great pyramid of Nohoch Mul, the highest Mayan structure at the Yucatan Peninsula. Continue to Valladolid, a charming little city with a very hospitable Mayan population, which preserves, the typical costumes from pre-Columbian era, especially in women’s clothing. Visit the Cathedral of Saint Bernardino with its splendid monastery, as well as an urban structure with picturesque narrow streets and beautiful buildings coloured in warm Mexican colours. Continue to Merida.


DAY 3: MERIDA - YAXCOPOIL - UXMAL - MERIDA (B).

This morning drive to Yaxcopoil, a restored 17th-century hacienda just outside of Merida. This vast estate grew and processed henequen, and many of its numerous French Renaissance-style buildings have been lovingly restored. Explore the superb interiors, and continue to the archaeological site of Uxmal. Explore the magnificent buildings, including the House of the Magician – which dominates the site, the Nunnery, and the House of Turtles. Return to Merida for the afternoon at leisure and explore the main attractions of the city, such as Montejo Walk, Santa Lucia Park and the main square.


DAY 4: MERIDA - CHICHEN-ITZA - RIVIERA MAYA OR TULUM (B).

Trip to the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, located 120 km east of Merida. Chichen Itza is the best restored of Yucatan’s Mayan sites. Explore the magnificent ruins set in a dense jungle, including the Pyramid of Kukulcan, the Great Ball Court, and the Sacred Cenote. After Chichen Itza transfer to the beach location of your choice.


WHAT’S INCLUDED

Accommodation - 3 nights in minimum 3-star hotels.

Meals - As specified in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).

Luggage - One normal suitcase and one handbag per person

Transfers - all airport transfers from arrival on Day 1 to final day (assuming specific group flights booked).

Tours (with local bilingual English-speaking guides) - Cobá: Archaeological site. Valladolid: City tour  Campeche: Trip to Uxmal Chichen Itza: Tour of the archaeological site.


WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

International flights and airport taxes to join the tour.

Tips for local guides / drivers.

Early Check-in / Late Check-out.

Travel insurance.


NOTES

  • Tour prices are based on shared group services (not private services).

  • Passport copies required 30 days prior to arrival for all passengers.

Itinerary

DAY 1:  Arrival - Cancun

DAY 2:  Cancun - Cobá - Valladolid - Merida

DAY 3:  Merida - Yaxcopoil - Uxmal - Merida

DAY 4:  Depart Merida - Chichen-Itza - Cancun, Riviera Maya or Tulum

Interests
History & Culture
Archaeology & Palaeontology
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