The Highlights of the Yucatan – Group

  • Destination: Campeche, Riviera Maya, Yucatan
  • Duration: 5 days

On this tour you will visit Mérida, once known as the „White City“ and the impressive archeological sites of the Puuc region such as Uxmal, Kabah and Chichen Itza. Experience the impressive flamingo colonies in Celestun and relax on the beautiful beaches of Mexico’s Caribbean coast. All accompanied by your bilingual guide and group of international travelers.

 

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Day 1

Cancún – Chichén Itzá & Izamal – Mérida

Today you will be picked up from your hotel in Cancun and visit the most famous and well restored archeological site of the Yucatan Peninsula, Chichen Itza. Admire the monumental Kukulkan pyramid, which is also known as „El Castillo“ and a variety of other impressive constructions this magical place has to offer Afterwards stop at the small colonial village of Izamal, also known as the “yellow city” to visit the Monastery and explore the charming cobblestone streets. In the afternoon continue to Mérida.Overnight stay. (Meals: None)

Day 2

Mérida – Celestún & Yaxcopoil – Campeche

In the morning enjoy a city tour through the historic center of Mérida. Visit the Cathedral, the Government Palace and the famous “Paseo de Montejo” with its magnificent houses. Afterwards continue to the Nature Reserve of Celestun, famous for its mangrove swamps and large colony of flamingos. Take a boat ride through the reserve to observe the unique flora and fauna of the region caused by the mixture of fresh water and salt water. The next stop is the beautiful Hacienda Yaxcopoil. Take a trip back in time in this former sisal Hacienda. Visit the museum and explore the stately grounds before continuing on to Campeche. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Day 3

Campeche – Edzná – Uxmal Light & Sound

After breakfast you will visit the ruins of Edzná, the most important Maya city in the state of Campeche. It was a well organized society which engaged in agriculture and who developed and ingenious irrigation system. Continue to another archaeological excavation of Uxmal which is a perfect example of the typical architecture found in the Puuc region. Explore the numerous pyramids and in the evening enjoy the Light & Sound Show. Afterwards return to the Hotel. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Day 4

Uxmal – Loltún & Sotuta de Peon – Valladolid

Today visit the caves of Loltún. Explore the depths of these caves which were a place of worship for the Maya. There are beautiful paintings and geological formations throughout these caves adding mystery to the ambiance of this underground site. Afterwards continue to the Hacienda Sotuta de Péon where you will take a tour of the former sisal hacienda and enjoy a wagon ride through the extensive agave fields. The final stop of the day is the charming colonial town of Valladolid. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Day 5

Valladolid – Tulum

After breakfast take a short walking tour of Valladolid. Visit the Franciscan Monasteries and quaint plazas, relaxing in the peaceful atmosphere of this colonial town. Continue to the spectacular ruins of Tulum which are located on a cliff overlooking the turquoise ocean. After a guided tour explore the ruins on your own or take a refreshing dip in the ocean on the beach located below the ruins. In the afternoon, depending on the rest of your vacation you will be brought to your hotel or to the airport. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Travel route

Hotels:

CityHotelNightsRoomPlan

Mérida Hotel El Castellano 1 Standard DBL
B/B
Campeche Plaza Campeche 1 Standard DBL
B/B
Uxmal Hacienda Uxmal 1 Standard DBL
B/B
Valladolid Ecotel Quinta Regia 1 Standard DBL
B/B

This Buenos Dias Mexico Tour includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation in middle/upper middle class hotels (country specific category)
  • Accommodation in double rooms with a private bathroom
  • Meals according to the itinerary above
  • All transfers to and from the airport or bus station
  • All tours and transfers in air conditioned country specific vehicles
  • Tour in a group (2-25 People) with a certified English speaking guide
  • Boat trip in Celestún
  • All entrance fees
  • Local taxes

This Buenos Días México Tour does NOT include:

  • Voluntary tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses and extras in the Hotels
  • Additional meals and beverages
  • Travel and medical insurance

Important Information

  • Please note that all hotels and services are subject to availability until a booking is confirmed.
  • All of the hotels will be booked in a country specific category which does not always correspond to the international standard. Please note that there is no official hotel certification system in Mexico.
  • If the aforementioned hotels are fully booked or overbooked, Buenos Dias Mexico reserves the right to replace them with equivalent hotels.
  • This tour is only a suggestion. The route, the number of travel days and the accommodation can be individually adapted to your needs!