Family Adventure at Rosewood Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya

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Explore the wonders of the Riviera Maya and the Yucatan Peninsula with Journey Mexico and Rosewood Mayakoba.

This Family Adventure sample itinerary is designed for families who wish to explore Mexico and discover its natural beauty and historical treasures—all while staying at an elegant, unique resort. Surrounded by verdant jungle and white sand, Rosewood Mayakoba defines a private world of rare luxury and refined beauty.

The hotel and its surroundings offer a wide range of activities for the entire family. Travelers of all ages will be captivated by the experience. Explore underground waterways, visit incredible archaeological sites, float down the clear waters of a biosphere reserve, enjoy world-class dining and much more. Designed with families in  mind, this itinerary can also be adapted for other travelers.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Stay at Rosewood Mayakoba – The resort’s Rose Buds program provides young guests with special services and amenities. Family-friendly activities abound, from Mayan storytelling to eco-tours and seasonal events.

Rio Secreto –  Experience this stunning underground river with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. It’s like stepping back in time to witness something mysterious and truly spectacular.

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

Uxmal – This archaeological site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Uxmal offers some of the most impressive architecture in the Mayan World. Its mythology is embodied in the design of its temples like the Temple of the Sorcerer.

Merida –  Discover  the lively capital of Yucatan state, a charming colonial city filled with markets, squares, and a bustling commercial center.

Day 1: Arrival to Cancún

You will be welcomed by Journey Mexico’s Airport representative upon arrival and will be privately transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of your evening at leisure.

Suggested dining experience at Punta Bonita

Dining at Punta Bonita is an experience unlike any other. Graced with one-of-a-kind views of the Caribbean Sea, this warm and relaxing venue provides an ambiance synonymous with Mexican hospitality. An extensive dining menu offers everything from light lunches and pizzas to regional Riviera Maya specialties served “tapas” style for authentic flavors. (Cost not included and needs to be booked directly with the resort)

Overnight: Rosewood Mayakoba

Day 2: Tulum Archaeological Site & Rio Secreto Private Expedition

Your personal, expert guide will meet you at your hotel and you’ll be driven to the archeological zone of Tulum (approx. 1 hr. 40 min.). The only Mayan city located right by the Caribbean Sea, Tulum was a Maya fortress city that peaked between the 13th and 15th centuries. Your expert guide will lead you in exploring this small site, which was an important place of trade in jade and turquoise, and despite its size, displays many styles of Maya architecture. As you traverse the site you will learn about Maya culture, history and cosmology.

Today’s adventure continues with a private excursion to Rio Secreto, Secret River. In this surreal underground river, you can observe natural history dating back millions of years as you hike and swim through a 600 m. route full of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Go deep inside an underground cave, where you’ll experience true silence among some of the most stunning mineral formations in the world.

Suggested afternoon experience at SENSE Spa

This evening you may visit Rosewood Mayakoba’s private spa island. SENSE Spa’s interior spaces open to gentle breezes and the stunning natural environment of the jungle. You’ll find amazing therapeutic treatments that incorporate indigenous ingredients made from local plants such as aloe and agave cactus.

The spa also offers 30-minute treatments— such as massages, facials, manicure and pedicure— for children ages 11 to 16 (accompanied by an adult), an unforgettable experience to share. (Cost not included and needs to be booked directly with the resort)

Overnight: Rosewood Mayakoba

Day 3: Private, Guided Visit to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

Early this morning your personal, expert guide will pick you up at Rosewood Mayakoba’s lobby. You will head to Sian Ka’an (‘origin of the sky’ in Mayan), a reserve that is made up of a large water system, marshes and mangroves as well as virgin tropical forest.

Start the tour on foot, taking a short hike through the jungle to the Muyil Maya temple, before walking along a wooden pathway by the water’s edge. The next part of the visit will be by boat. Along with your expert guide, you will explore the reserve by water, discovering a cenote (sinkhole) that lies underneath the surface. There will also be a chance to swim in the clear waterways or float along the ‘lazy river’, don’t forget your bathing suit!

Suggested dining experience at Agave Azul Sushi & Tequila Bar

Housing more than 100 labels of premium tequilas, Agave Azul hosts weekly tequila tastings. The resident Maestro Tequilero shares the art of making and appreciating the “drink of the gods” while guests sample a selection of the finest labels. With fine sushi and Asian-inspired entrees, this relaxing setting is one of the best in the Riviera Maya.

Located near the reception area and over the tranquil lagoon, guests are treated to sweeping views of the lush mangroves and the main pool, making Agave Azul the ultimate choice for pre-dinner cocktails, appetizers or even a light dinner. (Cost not included and needs to be booked directly with the resort)

The hotel’s babysitting service can be arranged for  one-to-one care. Cost not included.

Overnight: Rosewood Mayakoba

Day 4: Discover the Wonders of Yucatan by Air Expedition – Uxmal with Scavenger Hunt & Merida City

Board a privately chartered aircraft and discover two grand UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Uxmal archaeological site and Merida, the capital of the state of Yucatan.

You will be privately transferred in a deluxe vehicle to Cancun’s private airport for an unforgettable flight. Fly in a privately chartered plane to the Merida airport (approx. 1 — 1.5 hours). You will gain a unique perspective of the flat but lush topography as well as the dozens of “Cenotes” (sinkholes/wells) of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Upon arrival to Merida you’ll be transferred to the famed archeological site of Uxmal ( approx. 1:30 hours) for a privately guided visit. Enjoy a fun family scavenger hunt, where you will set out in search of a variety of clues that will draw on all that you have learned of this magical region so far. You will need a combination of intellectual acuity, physical prowess and creativity!

Following your scavenger hunt, you will be treated to lunch featuring Yucatan’s unique and tasty cuisine before returning to Merida for a brief visit to the historic center and the famous Montejo Avenue, designed after the Champs Elysee of Paris. Afterward, head back to the Merida airport for your return flight and transfer back to the hotel.

Overnight: Rosewood Mayakoba

Day 5: Private Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling Tour

Explore the open sea during this full-day, private sailing trip aboard a 34-foot catamaran that takes you around the bay of Cancun, where you get an amazing view of the resorts that line the coast, and out to the beautiful Isla Mujeres. Swim or snorkel around parts of the second largest coral reef in the world or simply relax on the deck and enjoy the ride with a cold drink in hand.

Suggested dining experience at Casa del Lago or at La Ceiba

Once the sun sets at Rosewood Mayakoba, Casa del Lago transforms into a chic dinner venue. Savor modern contemporary Italian cuisine prepared from the freshest ingredients, delivered with impeccable service.

La Ceiba Garden & Kitchen pays homage to authentic Mayan cuisine and heritage. Its name is derived from one of the Mayan culture’s most important symbols, the great Ceiba tree. This unique dining experience boasts an innovative menu of both classic and modern Mexican dishes that are enhanced with the freshest of ingredients cultivated directly from the garden. La Ceiba is designed as an interactive space for guests to partake in cooking demonstrations, tastings and even foraging for their own produce from over 45 types of organic vegetation to create exquisite delicacies with unmistakable Mexican flare. (Cost not included and needs to be booked directly with the resort)

Overnight: Rosewood Mayakoba

Day 6: Departure Day

You will be driven to the Cancun Airport for your homeward bound flight according to your flight schedule.

Dates

Our trips are fully customized, allowing us to build your itinerary for any time of the year.

Prices

Our custom-tailored journeys start from $800 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.