Yucatan Peninsula

Covering three states, Yucatán, Campeche, and Quintana Roo, the Yucatán Peninsula is among the most diverse in the hemisphere.

With its eastern border complimented by the Caribbean Sea, the Yucatán Peninsula boasts ancient ruins, rainforests, underground caves, traditional haciendas, colonial cities, offshore islands with luxury resorts and natural wonders that will satisfy even the most seasoned travelers. Bordering Belize and Guatemala, the Yucatán Peninsula maintains its close Mayan ties, observed in its inhabitants dress, language, religion and cuisine.

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Highlights:

  • Mérida – The vibrant capital of Yucatán state, Merida is a colonial city replete with elegant buildings that were once the city homes of wealthy hacienda owners. Now boasting a burgeoning art scene, boutique hotels and fine cuisine, Mérida is consistently voted as one of the nicest cities in Mexico.
  • Campeche – The colorful capital of the state of Campeche, the city itself boasts many restored buildings and colonial structures that helped it to become a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Once a port town fearful of pirate attacks the city is surrounded by a thick fortress.
  • Mayan Archaeological Zones – Home to some of the most finely restored Mayan cities in world, the Yucatán Peninsula also contains ruins still covered in dense jungle, waiting to reveal new hidden mysteries. Those unearthed offer a glimpse into the ancient Mayan world as you walk in the footsteps of civilizations past.
  • Valladolid – The Magical Villlage of Valladolid  is a small, colorful town with a laidback, sleepy feel. From colonial era churches and architecture to natural wonders such as cenotes, Valladolid is a great place to stop.
  • Haciendas – Scattered throughout the Yucatan Peninsula, haciendas offer a glimpse of what were once operational henequen plantations in the grand style and tradition of the period. Many have now converted into living museums and luxury hotels.

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Adventures in The Yucatan Peninsula

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Visit the Yucatan Peninsula on this complete adventure, experience charming colorful markets, taste delicious regional cuisine, climb Mayan ruins and relax on… Read more »

Swim with Whale Sharks and Visit Ancient Ruins

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The Swim with Whale Sharks and Visit Ancient Ruins trip allows for an up-close encounter with the docile whale sharks, and… Read more »

Splendor of Yucatan’s Haciendas

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Discover the  Splendor of the Yucatan, visiting Mayan archaeological sites and enchanting towns complimented by stays in Haciendas and a visit… Read more »

Highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula

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Discover the highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula traversing Mayan archaeological sites, visiting small authentic pueblos, and picturesque cities filled with color.

A Journey Through the Yucatan with Coqui Coqui

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The Coqui Coqui Residences & Spas Collection creates an ideal route to explore the Yucatan Peninsula and Tulum. Coqui Coqui… Read more »

Riviera Maya-Yucatan Boutique Hotel Hideaways

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The Boutique Hotel Hideaways itinerary passes through Tulum, Chichen Itza, and Merida visiting some of the Yucatan Peninsula’s most sought-after accommodations… Read more »

Family Weekend Escape to the Yucatan

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The weekend extension in the Yucatan is a great for families and compliments existing stays in Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

Weekend Escape to the Yucatan

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The weekend escape to the Yucatan is a great on its own or add-on to any beach stay in Cancun, Riviera Maya,… Read more »

Tranquility in the Yucatan

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The Tranquility in the Yucatan is a wellness retreat that is set on the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Originally… Read more »

All Natural Mexico

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The All Natural Mexico trip combines exploration of some of the most famous archaeological sights with the warmth of Mexico’s… Read more »

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

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The Yucatan Peninsula tour offers a fascinating blend of pre-Columbian, Colonial, and modern day culture and a variety of unique… Read more »

Mexico City to the Yucatan Peninsula

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The Mexico City to the Yucatan Peninsula itinerary allows you to discover the wonders of two regions in Mexico with a visit… Read more »

The Archaeological Mayan Journey

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Immerse yourself in Mayan culture and history by visiting the region’s most important Mayan Archaeological Sites and villages where you will… Read more »

Yucatan Ecotour

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Explore every inch of the Yucatan on this Ecotour, visiting Mayan ruins, charmind cities, pristine reserves, and impressive waterfalls. This… Read more »

Culture of Mexico Experience

The Culture of Mexico Experience explores Mexico City, Guanajuato, and the Yucatan Peninsula for a look at the many of the traditions and history that the Mexican people take great pride.

Yucatan Family Adventure

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The Yucatan Family Adventure is designed for families who wish to cover all of the highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula… Read more »

Treasures of the Yucatan with Beach Stay

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The Treasures of the Yucatan with Beach Stay gives you the opportunity to explore the Yucatan Peninsula and then rest… Read more »

Campeche and Calakmul Air Expedition

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Experience and extraordinary expedition which will combine the visit to the largest Mayan City built in Mexico (Calakmul) and the Colonial City of Campeche

Kohunlich & Bacalar Lagoon Air Expedition (Private)

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Enjoy a spectacular day expedition that in which you will visit the archeological site of Kohunlich, and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bacalar.

Shore Excursion from Cozumel to Chichen Itza

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Journey Mexico invites you on an exclusive, unique, and expertly guided exploration of Chichén Itzá by privately chartered plane.

Private Catamaran to Isla Mujeres -54ft

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Sail the turquoise protected waters between Isla Mujeres and Cancun on the 54 ft private catamaran charter Fountain Payot.

Private Yacht to Isla Contoy

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Charter the waters of Isla Contoy (or Isla Mujeres) on a 60ft private yacht charter (Sunseeker- Predator). Our Yacht Portfolio… Read more »

Private Yacht to Isla Mujeres

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Sail the turquoise protected waters between Isla Mujeres and Cancun on the 100ft private Azimut yacht. Enjoy the Caribbean waters… Read more »

Ultimate Uxmal and Merida Air Expedition

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Discover the spectacular archaeological site of Uxmal and the capital of the State of Yucatan, Merida, by privately chartered aircraft.

Ultimate Chichen Itza Air Expedition

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Journey Mexico invites you on an exclusive, unique, and expertly guided exploration of Chichén Itzá by privately chartered plane. Chichén… Read more »

Private Tulum and Akumal Tour

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For those who only have limited time this great expedition that combines Mayan Culture and the natural experience of snorkeling with wild turtles.

Private Deluxe Tulum & Akumal

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For those who only have limited time this great expedition that combines Mayan Culture and the natural experience of snorkeling with wild turtles.

Private Deluxe Cobá and Tulum Tour

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Discover the most important Mayan Archaeological Sites of northern Quintana Roo, State – Cobá and Tulum.

Private Cobá & Tulum

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Discover the most important Mayan Archaeological Sites of northern Quintana Roo, State – Cobá and Tulum.

Private Deluxe Chichen Itza, Valladolid & Ek Balam

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Journey Mexico invites you on an exclusive, unique, and expertly guided exploration of some of the most interesting sites in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Private Chichen Itza, Valladolid & Ek Balam

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Journey Mexico invites you on an exclusive, unique, and expertly guided exploration of some of the most interesting sites in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Private Deluxe Chichen Itza & Valladolid

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Journey Mexico invites you on an exclusive, unique, and expertly guided exploration of Chichén Itzá and Valladolid with lunch by private deluxe vehicle.

Private Chichen Itza & Valladolid

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Journey Mexico invites you on an exclusive, unique, and expertly guided exploration of Chichén Itzá and Valladolid with lunch by private vehicle.