8 or 10 days
Cancún, Mérida, Playa del Carmen
Mexican history goes back thousands of years, and the Yucatán is a perfect place to follow this epic story. At Chichén Itzá, see the remains of a Maya city that mysteriously disappeared in the 7th century. Deepen your understanding of the Maya way of life at Uxmal, Tulum and Akumal. In modern-day Mérida, discover influences from Spain, France and even New Orleans.
  • Day 1: Fly to Mexico

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 2: Punta Laguna • Mérida

    Travel to Punta Laguna

    Visit a Spider Monkey Sanctuary

    Travel to Mérida

  • Day 3: Mérida • Uxmal

    Take a guided tour of Mérida

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Government Palace
    • St. Ildefonso Cathedral

    Take a guided tour of Uxmal

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Magician’s Pyramid
    • Governor’s Palace
    • Nunnery Quadrangle
  • Day 4: Mérida

    Take a full-day excursion to Celestún Natural Reserve

    Take a boat ride

    • View flamingos
  • Day 5: Chichén Itzá • Valladolid • Playa del Carmen

    Travel to Chichén Itzá

    Take a guided tour of Chichén Itzà

    Visit Cenote Xkekén

    Travel to Valladolid

    Take a walking tour of Valladolid

    Travel to Playa del Carmen

  • Day 6: Tulum • Playa del Carmen

    Visit Akumal

    Visit Tulum

    • Temple of the Frescoes
    • Ruins of El Castillo
  • Day 7: Playa del Carmen

    Enjoy free time in Playa del Carmen

  • Day 8: Depart for home

    Travel to Cancún airport

Add 2 more days

  • Day 8: Cozumel

    Board a ferry to Cozumel

  • Day 9: Cozumel

    Take an excursion to Chankanaab

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly to Mexico

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 2: Punta Laguna • Mérida

    Travel to Punta Laguna

    Visit a Spider Monkey Sanctuary

    Travel to Mérida

  • Day 3: Mérida • Uxmal

    Take a guided tour of Mérida

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Government Palace
    • St. Ildefonso Cathedral

    Take a guided tour of Uxmal

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Magician’s Pyramid
    • Governor’s Palace
    • Nunnery Quadrangle
  • Day 4: Mérida

    Take a full-day excursion to Celestún Natural Reserve

    Take a boat ride

    • View flamingos
  • Day 5: Chichén Itzá • Valladolid • Playa del Carmen

    Travel to Chichén Itzá

    Take a guided tour of Chichén Itzà

    Visit Cenote Xkekén

    Travel to Valladolid

    Take a walking tour of Valladolid

    Travel to Playa del Carmen

  • Day 6: Tulum • Playa del Carmen

    Visit Akumal

    Visit Tulum

    • Temple of the Frescoes
    • Ruins of El Castillo
  • Day 7: Playa del Carmen

    Enjoy free time in Playa del Carmen

  • Day 8: Depart for home

    Travel to Cancún airport

Add 2 more days

  • Day 8: Cozumel

    Board a ferry to Cozumel

  • Day 9: Cozumel

    Take an excursion to Chankanaab

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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15 reviews
Avg. rating: (4.9)
Mexico's Yucatán
Reviews are compiled and evaluated by an independent third party, BazaarvoiceTM, the No. 1 provider of customer reviews.

Good time

Hotels were over all nice. Some more then others. Tour guide was great. travel between destinations was great. Lots of culture added into the tour. ...
Sean / Student traveller
Victoria BC / Posted on December 02, 2010

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  • Entrances

    Spider Monkey Sanctuary; Uxmal; Celestun Natural Reserve/boat ride; Chichén Itzá; Cenote X-Keken; Tulum; With extension: Chankanaab

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