THE 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.

Yucatan Travel 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.

SAMPLE ITINERARIESDAY TOURS


Swim with Whale Sharks and Visit Ancient Ruins

The Swim with Whale Sharks and Visit Ancient Ruins trip allows for an up-close encounter with the docile whale sharks, and visit to the areas most interesting Mayan sites, providing unique and exhilarating experiences not to be forgotten.

Adventures in The Yucatan Peninsula

Destination: 
Days: 8

Visit the Yucatan Peninsula on this complete adventure, experience charming colorful markets, taste delicious regional cuisine, climb Mayan ruins and relax on the Caribbean Sea.

Mexico City to the Yucatan Peninsula

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Days: 10

The Mexico City to the Yucatan Peninsula itinerary allows you to discover the wonders of two regions in Mexico with a visit to several pre-Colombian ruins.

Yucatan Ecotour

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Days: 13

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

Exploring Southern Mexico

Discover the fascinating history, rich culture and natural wonders of southern Mexico. This unique itinerary is specially designed to expose you to the…

Highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula

Destination: 
Days: 11

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

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

Yucatan Family Adventure

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Days: 8

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

Riviera Maya-Yucatan Boutique Hotel Hideaways

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

The Archaeological Mayan Journey

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Days: 10

Immerse yourself in Mayan culture and history by visiting the region’s most important Mayan Archaeological Sites and villages

Family Weekend Escape to the Yucatan

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

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.

Splendor of Yucatan’s Haciendas

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Days: 8

Discover the  Splendor of the Yucatan, visiting Mayan archaeological sites and enchanting towns complimented by stays in Haciendas and a visit to a live-working hacienda.

Weekend Escape to the Yucatan

The weekend escape to the Yucatan is a great on its own or add-on to any beach stay in Cancun, Riviera Maya, or Tulum.

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

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Days: 9

The Yucatan Peninsula tour offers a fascinating blend of pre-Columbian, Colonial, and modern day culture and a variety of unique and diverse natural wonders.

All Natural Mexico

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Days: 8

This trip is a memorable adventure taking in three different areas of Mexico: Puebla, the Gulf Coast, and the Yucatan Peninsula…

Treasures of the Yucatan with Beach Stay

The Treasures of the Yucatan with Beach Stay gives you the opportunity to explore the Yucatan Peninsula and then rest and relax on the crystalline shores…

Tranquility in the Yucatan

Destination: 
Days: 10

The 10 day trip includes stays at Xixim, Coqui Coqui, and Casa Sandra, boutique hotels chosen for their serenity and wellness ambiances. The first few days…

Shore Excursion from Cozumel to Chichen Itza

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

Campeche and Calakmul Air Expedition

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

Private Tulum and Akumal Tour

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

Private Yacht to Isla Contoy

Our Yacht Portfolio offers you the unique opportunity to spend a memorable day while sailing in the protected turquoise waters on the north shores of Quintana Roo…

Private Yacht to Isla Mujeres

Enjoy the Caribbean waters of the Bay of Mujeres with its amazing blue waters. Our Yacht Portfolio offers you the unique opportunity to spend a…

Kohunlich & Bacalar Lagoon Air Expedition (Private)

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

Ultimate Chichen Itza Air Expedition

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

Ultimate Uxmal and Merida Air Expedition

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

Private Catamaran to Isla Mujeres -54ft

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

Private Chichen Itza, Valladolid & Ek Balam

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

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

Private Cobá & Tulum

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