Mexico City to the Yucatan Peninsula

Day 1

Arrival to Mexico City
You will be welcomed on arrival leaving baggage claim and customs to the Mexico City International Airport and privately transferred to your hotel.

Day 2

Teotihuacan and Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe
You will be met in the hotel lobby for a privately guided tour of the stunning archaeological zone of Teotihuacan, famous for the world’s 3rd and 4th largest pyramidal structures, the enormous Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon. Your guide will enhance your experience with expert explanations of the importance of the site and its place in the rich history of Mexico’s many layers of pre-Columbian civilizations. Your privately guided tour includes a visit to the Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Afternoon return to your hotel and dinner and evening on your own.

Day 3

Mexico City to Merida
Board a private flight that will transfer you from Mexico City to Merida in the Yucatan Peninsula. From Merida, you will be transferred to your hotel at Hacienda Xcanatun.  Once settled in, you will go on a private  tour of Merida including the main plaza (zócalo), markets, museum of Canton Palace, the Cathedral, the Monumento a la Patria (Monument to the Fatherland)and Paseo Montejo, designed to emulate the Champs Elysees (half day).

Day 4

Puuc Route and Loltun Caves
In the morning you will be picked up for a private tour of the Ruta Puuc – Puuc Route and the Loltun Caves, including the delightful archaeological site of Uxmal and four other smaller but significant ancient ‘towns’ of Kabah, Sayil, Xlapak and Labna.

Day 5

Campeche and Edzna
Today you will be picked up in the hotel lobby for a private tour of the historic center of Campeche including the main plaza (zócalo), markets, Francisco de Paula Toro Theater and Campeche’s Cathedral. Visit the archaeological site of Edzna with its remarkable building at the plaza; the main temple.

Day 6

Chichen Itza
Bright and early you will  be picked up in the hotel lobby for a privately guided tour of the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, one of the most awe-inspiring archaeological places you are likely to visit. After, we will head to Cancun and where you can settle into your hotel, the Ritz Carlton Cancun.

Day 7

Tulum & Coba
Start the day by visiting Tulum, considered to be one of the most beautiful Mayan archaeological sites, Tulum is by no means the largest, but its location serves as a striking backdrop to its history. The only Mayan archaeological site to be in use at the time of the Spanish conquest, Tulum, means wall in Mayan. Also known as Zama, or city of dawn, this beautiful site sits on 15-meter high cliffs above the sea. Next you continue on to Coba.  The Maya built many intriguing cities in the Yucatán, but few grander than Cobá (“water stirred by wind”). Much of the  site remains unexcavated.

Day 8

Sian Ka’an and Muyil
Visit the unique sites of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, Yucatan’s most important protected area. Here you will cross the lagoon by boat to discover birds and different vegetation and visit Xlapak, a Mayan temple. You even have the possibility to swim through the channels. Make use of a life vest and go with the freshwater stream. Learn more about the Mayan history by visiting the temple of Muyil and explore the hidden secrets in one of our beautiful cenotes.

Day 9

Ek Balam
Your morning begins at 9AM for a private tour of the archaeological site, Ek Balam. A visit to Valladolid is optional. After touring the site you will have time for lunch  before returning to your hotel. .

Day 10

Departure from Cancun
Today you will be privately transferred to the Cancun Airport for your onward flight home.


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