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Yucatan Panorama

  • 10Day(s)
  • Trip Code: GAMYP

If you're short on time but want to delve into the Yucatan, this wide-ranging itinerary in one of Mexico's most fascinating regions is an authentic alternative to the mainstream. Snorkel Caribbean reefs and laze on beautiful white-sand beaches. Enter the world of the ancient Maya at Chichén Itzá and the incredible jungle ruins of Palenque. Your experienced CEO will reveal the region's hidden gems, taking the hassle out of travel so you can focus on ancient ruins and vibrant sites-or revel in a tranquil sunset cruise off Playa del Carmen.

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Day 1 Cancún

Arrive at any time.

There are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting. Included Activities Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Cancún/Mérida

Enjoy a guided tour of Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá and an orientation walk in Mérida.

After a guided tour of the fantastic ruins at Chichén Itzá, continue on to Mérida for an orientation walk to get acquainted with the city. With museums, plazas, beautiful architecture, open markets and outdoor cafés, there is plenty to keep you busy here. Included Activities Chichén Itzá Guided Tour Orientation Walk Transport First-class bus (3.50 hour(s), 196km)First-class bus (2.00 hour(s), 124km)

Day 3 Mérida

Opt to visit ruins of Uxmal or three cenotes (underground pools) in the nearby town of Cuzamá.

Opt to visit ruins of Uxmal, ride the PUUC Route, go bird-watching in Celestún, hit the beach in Progreso, visit cenotes in the nearby town of Cuzamá, or walk around town and soak in all of the history this city has to offer.

Day 4 Mérida/Palenque

Travel day to Palenque in the lush dense jungle of Chiapas.

Transport First-class bus (9.00-10.00 hours, 540km)

Day 5 Palenque

Enjoy a guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Palenque. Opt to visit Agua Azul or Misol-Ha waterfalls or explore the jungle on a hike.

Take a guided tour of the ruins of Palenque. Later, choose from one of the many optional activities in the area. The famous Agua Azul and Misol-Ha waterfalls are approx. 45 minutes away from Palenque and are both well worth a visit. The 35m-high Misol-Ha waterfall is set in the middle of lush jungle, with smaller falls just inside a nearby cave. Take a break from the heat with a swim in the stunning naturally formed pools at the waterfalls of Agua Azul, located just 15 mins from Misol-Ha. Included Activities Palenque Ruins Guided Tour

Day 6 Palenque/Bacalar

Transfer to Bacalar and spend time on the beach looking out at the crystal-clear lake.

Transport Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 487km)

Day 7 Bacalar

Opt to kayak around the lagoon or explore the nearby fortress.

Day 8 Bacalar/Playa del Carmen

Travel to Playa del Carmen to lounge on Mayan Riviera beaches.

Head to Playa del Carmen, located on the beach just a 45-min drive south of Cancún. Enjoy some nightlife, buy last minute souvenirs and relax and swim in the Caribbean. There is the opportunity for snorkelling and diving, as well as long stretches of sandy beaches which are perfect for walking and relaxing after a hectic day. Just off the coast is the island of Cozumel, renowned for its world-class diving. Take the ferry from Playa del Carmen (30-75 minutes depending on the boat) across the turquoise waters and explore the town and the reefs of the island. For a final dose of ruins, Tulúm is just a 45-min drive south of Playa. Transport First-class bus (4.00-5.00 hours, 275km)

Day 9 Playa del Carmen

Enjoy a free to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm, visit one of the many cenotes or the diving mecca of Cozumel.

Day 10 Playa del Carmen

Depart at any time.

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Is this for me?

  • Trip Style: Small Group Adventures
  • Comfort Level: Standard
  • Physical Demands: There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

What's included?

  • Chichén Itzá guided tour. Mérida orientation walk. Palenque guided tour. Beach time in Bacalar and Playa del Carmen.
  • Max 16, avg 12
  • Allow USD240-315 for meals not included.
  • Public bus, private van.
  • Hotels (9 nts).
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

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