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Tour Yucatan

This trip takes you off the beaten tracks, while also taking you to the most famous sites of Yucatan. You will visit the archaeological sites of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Tulum and you will discover a few Mayan villages and their markets. With friends or as a family, you will make unforgettable memories.

Map

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Cancún
  • Day 2: Cancún (Downtown) - Dzitnup - Chichen Itza - Mérida
  • Day 3: Mérida - Uxmal - Santa Elena
  • Day 4: Uxmal - Loltun - Hacienda Sotuta de Peon - Izamal
  • Day 5: Izamal - Valladolid - Coba - Tulum
  • Day 6: Tulum
  • Day 7: Tulum - Cancún

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Cancún

Cancun Arrival
Arrival at the airport (flight ? at ?) and delivery of your vehicle. They offer several insurance options, be careful as some of these are very expensive.


An English-speaking guide will meet you, help you with paperwork and provide you with a road map.



Rental car Chevrolet Aveo or equivalent. Insurance coverage: against theft and damage to third parties (property and people) up to 350.000 pesos. Liability limited to 10% of the commercial value of the vehicle in case of damage or collision.


Do not hesitate to contact us for an inclusive insurance.



Overnight stay at the Ramada hotel.
Included : car rental, local guide, room & breakfast
Included opts : guide arrival apt - hertz

Day 2: Cancún (Downtown) - Dzitnup - Chichen Itza - Mérida

After breakfast we drive west of the Yucatan Peninsula. On the way, visit of the cenote Dzitnup (possibility to swim) that has a peculiar light beam that, when hitting the water makes it appear turquoise. Lunch in a restaurant on the town square of Valladolid.


Chichen Itza, mayan wonder

After lunch we head to Chichen Itza. Built by the Maya, and then reorganized by the Toltecs, Chichen Itza symbolizes the unification of both religious cultures. The site, which at its height was the most important religious center of the peninsula, is the largest archaeological site in Yucatan.


Then we head to Merida, the capital city of Yucatan, where we will spend the night.


Merida, the capital city of Yucatan. While enjoying economical growth, Merida kept a captivating colonial charm and a strong personality. You will find many well set off historical monuments, and pleasant little squares are a great setting to have a drink while listening to a marimba-playing band.


The handicrafts market offers numerous souvenirs like the renowned huipils (very colorful embroidered woman tunics), the authentic "Panama" hats, the true Yucatecan all-cotton hammocks and many more.




Option included : Entrance fees to chichen itza.
Option included : english speaking local guide in Chichen Itza.

Overnight stay at hotel Dolores Alba.
Included : car rental, entrance fees, local guide, room & breakfast
Included opts : chichen itza entrance fees, Local guide

Day 3: Mérida - Uxmal - Santa Elena

Conquer the city of Uxmal

The site is peaceful and not widely visited by tourists… You will love it ! Uxmal, in Mayan language, means “Thrice Built”, but in reality the city was constructed five times. The water is really scarce in the region, this explains the omnipresence of representations of the rain god Chac-Mool.


Suggestion Evening : Sound and Light show in Uxmal (around 5 euros to pay at the entrance of the site, everyday at 8:00pm (summer) and 7:00pm (winter)).





Option included : Entrance fees to Uxmal
Option included : english speaking local guide in Uxmal.

Overnight stay at The Pickled Onion hotel (15km from Uxmal archeological site).
Included : car rental, entrance fees, local guide, room & breakfast
Included opts : Entrance Uxmal, Local guide Uxmal

Day 4: Uxmal - Loltun - Hacienda Sotuta de Peon - Izamal

Departure in the morning for the Loltun Caves. Those are natural reservoirs considered sacred by the ancient Maya and which served as an ancient cult place. Archeologists have found many rock paintings, offerings and cult objects in this maze of stalactites and stalagmites.


The Haciendas and Yucatan’s green gold

Then we head to the hacienda Sotuta de Peon. True living museum, Sotuta de Peon is the last Mexican hacienda where henequen (or Sisal) is still produced. During the seventeenth century, the fibers of this plant were used for many things : ropes for the Spanish caravels, baskets… Its production made Merida a grand and rich town. It was called Yucatan’s green gold.


Visit of the Hacienda and explanation of the production process from the 1900s. We will then visit the fields on a small trolley pulled by a horse. Finally, we go swimming in a cenote on the property of the Hacienda (don’t forget your towel and swimsuit).


Then we head to the gorgeous colonial town of Izamal, entirely painted in bright yellow. The Franciscan convent San Antonio de Padua was build on top of a Mayan ceremonial center, and is the continent’s largest cloister.


Evening : Sound and Light show in Izamal (only Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 20:30)





Option included : Entrance fees to Sotuta de peon.

Overnight stay at hotel Rinconada del Convento.
Included : car rental, entrance fees, room & breakfast
Included opts : Entrance fees to the hacienda Sotuta de Peon

Day 5: Izamal - Valladolid - Coba - Tulum

After breakfast, we visit one of the oldest cities of the Yucatan, the gorgeous colonial town of Izamal, entirely painted in bright yellow. The Franciscan convent San Antonio de Padua was build on top of a Mayan ceremonial center, and is the continent’s largest cloister.


Then we drive to Valladolid, a small and authentic Mexican town that is lovely to stroll around. This peaceful town, built in the sixteenth century by Francisco de Montejo, is dominated by the imposing sobriety of the Franciscan convent San Bernardino de Siena. You will appreciate the pretty pastel colored houses, while eating an ice cream.


Then we head to Coba, one of the largest mayan city. Its ruins have remained essentially intact in the middle of the tropical jungle. The archaeologists brought to light a 42 meters (138 feet) high pyramid, a 9-storey high palace, a ball court and the most extended network of large calk cobbled roads ("sacbé") ever discovered.


Arrival in the late afternoon in Tulum.






Overnight stay at the hotel Don Diego de la Selva. Room with a/c.


Included : car rental, room & breakfast

Day 6: Tulum

White sand and turquoise sea
Day at leisure to enjoy the beach and the sun. We recommend that you visit the archeological site of Tulum, with the unforgettable turquoise Caribbean Sea as a background!




Overnight stay at the hotel Don Diego de la Selva. Room with a/c.


Included : car rental, room & breakfast

Day 7: Tulum - Cancún

Hasta luego México
Departure from the hotel to Cancun Airport 4 hours before take-off.
Return of the rental car to the Hertz desk.


Included : car rental

Ramada Cancun   Cancún

Level : 4*
Included : room & breakfast

Hotel Ramada Cancun City is ideally located in downtown Cancun close to shops, restaurants and beaches. It opened its doors in February 26, 2010 after a deep renovation program, equipped with new furniture, all rooms with 32' LCD TV, bright vibrant colors, new bathrooms and redesigned and refitted lobby, restaurant and bar.

Dolores Alba   Mérida

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

This hotel, entirely renovated in the year 2000, is situated in the center of the city of Mérida, and offers numerous facilities including a restaurant, bar/lounge, wireless internet access in public areas, outdoor pool, multilingual staff and a laundry service. The hotel has 100 rooms each with a balcony with a view of the pool, the garden or the patio. Every room is individually decorated and furnished.

The Pickled Onion   Santa Elena

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

We have quaint Maya style accommodations where you can enjoy the peace and quiet of our countryside and enjoy your evening meal watching the sun set and marvel at the clear night sky and the rising of the moon. It is a place to share, compare and recommend your experiences to other visitors from all over the world. If you want to calm yourself after a day of hiking the ruins then a dip in the pool or a walk around the labyrinth will re-energize the soul.

Rinconada del Convento   Izamal

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

Hotel Rinconada del Convento offers an wonderful view over the 3 most important places of interest in Izamal: the Franciscan convent, one of the many pyramids in the town and a Mayan ruin that is located right next to the hotel swimming pool where you can relax and unwind with a cool drink in hand.

Don Diego de la Selva   Tulum

Level : 3*
Included : room & breakfast

Located at the end of the town of Tulum, this comfortable hotel is close to the beach by road, entirely surrounded by tropical gardens and also houses restaurant. The Don Diego de la Selva Hotel has 8 air-conditioned rooms and 2 bungalows with ceiling fan all of which have a private bathroom and a balcony with hammock.

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