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Discover the Yucatan

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 545

Let the remnants of the Mayan empire intrigue you on this short Yucatan Peninsula tour, which takes in the famous sights of Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ekbalam, and Coba, before returning you to the sundrenched shores of Cancun.


This 3-day stay on the Yucatan is all about the fascinating ruins of the Maya.

Set out from Cancun bound for the Chichen Itza archaeological site. This was the Mayan capital of Yucatan between the 5th and 10th centuries, and is now one the most famous Mayan sites. You’ll tour the Kukulcan Temple, the Observatory, the Convent of the Nuns and other important structures, before going on to Merida, your base for the next two nights. Spend the afternoon exploring gorgeous colonial architecture, including its main cathedral and government buildings.

Your Mayan adventure continues at Uxmal, highlighted by the famous Pyramid of the Magician. With design more typical of the Mayan period, this was a dominant city in the region for much of the late 9th and early 10th centuries, though it dates back to about 500AD. That long history offers some explanation for its name, which means ‘built in three stages.’ Return to Merida in the afternoon.

On your final day, you’ll explore Ekbalam, a city whose name means ‘Black Jaguar.’ Its central pyramid, La Torre, is thought by many to compare with the famous Tikal pyramid, and all the structures date back to between 700 and 1000AD. The last archaeological site on your itinerary is Coba, which actually contains the tallest Mayan pyramids in Mexico, the Nohoch Mul. Your final destination is Cancun, where you can depart, or transfer to your chosen hotel for a few days in the sun.


 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 545

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Day 1

Cancun - Chichen Itza - Merida

Transfer to the hotel in Cancun where the tour leaves for Merida; then visit the Chichen Itza archaeological site. Chichen Itza was the Mayan capital of Yucatan that flourished between the 5th and 10th centuries AD. Visitors can admire the impressive buildings of the northern and central archaeological sites, such as the Kukulcan Temple, the Ball Game, the Observatory, the Warrior's Temple, the Convent of the Nuns and the Sacred Cenote.

Then lunch in a local restaurant. The trip to Merida continues in the afternoon, followed by a panoramic visit to the city known as the "White City", which has Colonial houses as well as houses that date back to the beginning of the century in the Arabic, French and Italian styles. Those houses have witnessed all the old wealth that was generated thanks to the sisal culture.

You will stop at Merida's Zocalo, where visitors can admire the city's main monuments, such as the Cathedral, the Government's Palace, the Municipal Palace and the Francisco Montejo's House.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Presidente Villa Mercedes

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    Presidente Villa Mercedes



    Presidente Villa Mercedes Mérida was originally a mansion and has been renovated to provide guests with the elegance of the past with the comfort of the present. The hotel has facilities to satisfy the needs of modern executives, as well as those of the tourist. ...

    Presidente Villa Mercedes Mérida was originally a mansion and has been renovated to provide guests with the elegance of the past with the comfort of the present. The hotel has facilities to satisfy the needs of modern executives, as well as those of the tourist. The Business Center offers an array of services and facilities you would find in your own office. When it comes time to relax, the refreshing pool invites you to take a dive or rest surrounded by gardens

    Facilities

    • Concierge
    • Free Parking
    • Gym
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Pool

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Day 2

Merida - Uxmal - Merida

Visit of the Uxmal archaeological site. Uxmal means "built in three stages", and it is a typical example of the classic and post-classic Mayan period. Uxmal's main constructions are: Piramide del Adivino (The Fortuneteller's Pyramid), Palacio de los Gobernadores (Governor's Palace) and the Cuadrangulo de las Monjas (Quadrangle of the Nuns).

Enjoy lunch in restaurant Hacienda Ochill. Return to Merida in the afternoon.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Merida - Ekbalam - Coba - Cancun

Departure to Cancun; during the trip, visit to the Ekbalam archaeological site. Ekbalam is a Mayan word that means "Black Jaguar", and this site was built during the years 700 to 1000 AD. Visitors can admire the Plaza Central that stands out thanks to its three ceremonial sculptures; the main pyramid is known as "La Torre" (The Tower) and is comparable in size to the outstanding Mayan constructions of the southeast Yucatan. After the visit the tour continues to Coba.

Enjoy lunch in restaurant Selva Maya with some time for a refreshing wim in its Cenote. In the afternoon visit of the archaeological site of Coba, which was not discovered and consequently not predated by the Spanish. The site hosts the tallest Mayan pyramids of Mexico: the "Nohoch Mul". After that, departure towards Cancun, where the tour will arrive after approximately 2 hours. On arrival in Cancun you will be transferred to your chosen hotel. (Not included in the trip price)

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DEPARTURES:

Fridays

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • All accommodation as listed
  • Daily American breakfast
  • Restaurant tips
  • Transportation (10 seat air conditioned mini bus)
  • Entry to all archaeological sites and museums as listed
  • English speaking guide
  • Porter services at hotels and airports

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Meals not listed and drinks
  • Tips to drivers and guides
  • Taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Spending money
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation before or after the trip in Cancun

OTHER INFORMATION:

Children (0-12 years) share a double room with their parents. Maximum of 2 children per room.

Please note a pre-night hotel in Cancun on Thursday is required and is not included in the trip price

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Guaranteed to depart with a minimum of 2 people, Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share, Subject to availability.

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