Blissful Riviera Maya Escape at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa



Days: 5


Escape to the azure seas and white shores of the Mexican Caribbean with Journey Mexico and Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa.

Spend glorious days on this five-day escape discovering the highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula, including expertly guided tours to the world-famous Maya ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza.

Also discover the region’s natural wonders with a journey into the biologically rich Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and a mesmerizing swim with whale sharks.

Spend wonderful afternoons and evenings in the famed Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, an ultra-luxurious and intimate getaway nestled between the Caribbean Sea and lush jungle.



Dine at Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa – Enjoy a candlelit Mexican feast at celebrated, on-site restaurant El Sol.

Kinan Spa – Enjoy luxurious wellness experiences at Belmond Maroma’s award-winning spa.

Whale sharks – Cruise the Caribbean Sea to swim with whale sharks, the gentle giants of the ocean.

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve – Explore the reserve’s marshes, mangroves, and tropical forest. Also take the chance to swim in clear waterways or float along the ‘lazy river’.

Tulum – See the sun rise over Tulum, an ancient Maya city on the Caribbean shore, during a privately guided off-hours visit.

Chichen Itza – Board a privately charted plane to soar over the Yucatan Peninsula in a once-in-a-lifetime tour to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza.

Day 1: Arrive at Cancun, evening at leisure in Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

Bienvenido a Mexico! After arriving at Cancun Airport, enjoy a private transfer to the luxurious Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa. Spend the afternoon exploring this world-class resort, taking a dip in one of three pools, and relax on the white-sand beach.

Suggested: Dinner at El Sol
Step into the on-site restaurant, El Sol, for contemporary Mexican cuisine in a stylish rustic setting. Discover an irresistible menu of farm-to-table specialties which can be paired with wine from the award-winning cellar. (Cost not included and needs to be booked directly with the resort).

Overnight: Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa


Day 2: Swim with whale shark experience 

Hop into a private boat and set off across the Caribbean Sea, making for the waters near Isla Mujeres, in search of the majestic whale shark.

When the captain guides the vessel to the right spot, don snorkeling equipment and jump into the water to swim alongside the largest fish in the world.

Enjoy two hours in total, searching for and swimming with these magnificent beasts who pass through the region between June and September every year.

Suggested: Mexican spirits tasting experience at Freddy’s
Back at the resort, head to the celebrated beach bar, Freddy’s, to enjoy an evening of exceptional Mexican spirits. Sample the finest tequilas and mezcals with a private tasting and learn about the history and production processes behind these legendary libations. (Cost not included and needs to be booked directly with the resort).

Overnight: Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa


Day 3:  Off-Hours visit to Tulum and Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve tour

Rise early for a day that will live long in the memory. First, head to the beach-side ruins of Tulum to enjoy off-hours access before the crowds arrive.

Watch the sun rise on these world-famous Maya ruins before touring the site with a private, expert guide. Enjoy views over the Caribbean Sea and travel back in time with explorations of the ancient temples left by the Maya civilization.

After, head to one of the most important protected habitats in Mexico, the sprawling Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Start the tour on foot, taking a short hike through the jungle to a Muyil-Maya temple, before walking a wooden pathway by the water’s edge.

Next, hop into a boat and traverse the Sian Ka’an’s waterways, visiting a cenote that lies underneath the surface. Also take the chance to swim in the waterways or float along the ´lazy river´.

Suggested: Spa experience at Kinan Spa
In the evening, head to the award-winning Kinan Spa. Grounded in ancient rituals, rare indigenous botanicals, and a holistic approach to healing, Kinan is a jewel among the Riviera Maya spas. Enjoy a massage by moonlight, therapies enriched with nourishing Maya mud, and ancient healing techniques. (Cost not included and needs to be booked directly with the resort)

Overnight:  Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa

Please note: While the off-hours experience to Tulum is very intimate and there are usually very few people, the site is open to the general public during these hours.


Day 4: Ultimate Chichén Itzá expedition

Enjoy an exclusive, unique, and expertly guided exploration of Chichen Itza, arriving in style by privately chartered plane.

Begin the experience with an unforgettable plane flight, soaring over the Yucatan Peninsula and enjoying gorgeous views of the flat but lush topography, which is pierced by dozens of cenotes.

A deluxe vehicle will be waiting at Kahua Airport for a private transfer to Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Upon arrival, enter the site and enjoy a privately guided visit of this ancient wonder. Visit the world-famous stepped pyramid named El Castillo or Kukulkan and learn all about this once-mighty Maya city.

Suggested: Gastronomic experience

After returning to the resort, enjoy one of Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa´s unique gastronomic experiences. Activities vary from day to day with experiences including a Tequila Dinner on Sundays, a Mexican Fiesta on Thursdays, and a Chocolate Experience on Wednesdays. (Cost not included and needs to be booked directly with the resort).

Overnight:  Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa


Day 5: Departure Day

On the day of departure, enjoy a private transfer from Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa to the airport to enjoy onward flights home.


This trip can be customized for a private journey from mid-June to mid-September (whale shark season can vary).


Our custom-tailored journeys start from $1,000 USD per day for two travelers. Contact us today to discuss your travel desires and design a personalized proposal with exact pricing.

Please note, our pricing guideline is a starting from price and is not necessarily applicable to the suggested hotels contained within the suggested itineraries on this web site. Itineraries are customized prior to final pricing.