Weekend Escape to the Yucatan

Tour ancient Maya ruins, gorgeous cities, and natural wonders

Experience: 

Days: 4

OVERVIEWITINERARY DETAILDATES AND PRICES

Enjoy a luxurious weekend escape to the Yucatan, either as a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of working life or as an extension to a vacation in Mexico.

This four-day vacation uncovers the great ancient and natural wonders of the Yucatan Peninsula with expertly guided private tours.

Visit the Maya archeological sites of Ek Balam, Uxmal, and Chichen Itza, and discover a more modern Mexico with tours of Merida and Valladolid.

Also explore stunning natural beauty with a trip to the Celestun Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site that plays home to flocks of pink flamingos.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Merida – Explore the lively capital of the Yucatan, named the World’s Best Small City 2019 by Conde Nast Traveler

Maya ruins – Travel into Mexico’s rich past with guided explorations of Ek Balam, Uxmal, and Chichen Itza

Valladolid – Discover the gorgeous streets and Colonial-era architecture of Valladolid

Celestun Biosphere Reserve – Experience utter bliss with a boat ride on the waters of the Celestun Biosphere Reserve

Day 1: Cancun to Merida, Ek Balam

Start the weekend escape to the Yucatan with a private transfer to the stunning city of Merida, stopping en route at the ancient Maya city of Ek Balam.

Enjoy an expertly guided tour of this ancient wonder, visiting its famous acropolis, and learning about the Maya people who lived there. After, enjoy the chance to cool down with a refreshing swim in a Maya cenote.

Then, head to gorgeous Valladolid for lunch, admiring the Colonial-era architecture, and then continue to Merida. After arrival and hotel check-in, enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Rosas & Xocolate

 

Day 2: Uxmal

Journey further into the ancient Maya world with a guided tour of Uxmal. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Uxmal is one of the best restored and maintained ruins in the Yucatan and certainly one of the most impressive. Tour the site with a private guide, making sure to stop at the Pyramid of the Magician, a towering pyramid swirling in myths and legends.

In the afternoon, return to Merida to enjoy some free time before setting out on a privately guided tour of its historic city center, which ends with a short carriage ride.

Overnight: Rosas & Xocolate

 

Day 3: Celestun Biosphere Reserve

Today, explore the natural beauty of the Yucatan with a privately guided tour of the Celestun Biosphere Reserve, another UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On a speedy boat, navigate the winding canals of this vast mangrove and wetlands complex, stopping to see the pink flamingos who call Celestun home during the winter period.

After, continue the journey to The Lodge at Chichen Itza, a charming hotel located right next to the world-famous archeological site – the perfect place to rest before tomorrow’s exploration.

Overnight: The Lodge at Chichen Itza

 

Day 4: Chichen Itza archeological site tour

Rise early to beat the crowds and see one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza, before the crowds arrive.

Enjoy an expertly guided tour of the world-famous site and visit its most fascinating ruins, including the celebrated stepped pyramid known as El Castillo or Kukulkan.

After, take a private transfer to Cancun International Airport for onward flights home.

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.