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Mayan sites, colonial towns & the beautiful beaches of the Yucatán Peninsula

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In Brief

  • 2 Nights Tixkokob
  • 1 Night Merida
  • 1 Night Celestun
  • 1 Night Temozón
  • 1 Night Uxmal
  • 2 Nights Chichén Itzá
  • 2 Nights Riviera Maya

Itinerary

Recommended for:
Beach | History & culture | Honeymoon | Natural world | Wildlife

Highlights include colonial Merida and the best-preserved of all the Mayan sites, Chichén Itzá, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
UK/Mexico

Depart the UK on a daytime flight to Cancun. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Tixkokob, a small town 45 minutes from Merida in the heart of the Yucatán Peninsula, home to the stunning Hacienda San Jose Cholul, a former working hacienda now a small, luxury hotel surrounded by beautiful gardens and perfectly reflecting the incredible history and unique culture of the Yucatan Peninsula. Spend the next day relaxing at your hotel or exploring the region at your own pace.

Stay: Hacienda San Jose Cholul

Meals: B

Day 3
Merida

Take a half-day tour of the historical centre of Merida, built more than 450 years ago on the site of T'ho, an ancient Mayan city. See the cathedral, built with the stones of ancient Maya temples, Casa Montejo, the Governor's Palace and boulevard Paseo Montejo, fashioned after the Champs Elysee with stately homes, shops and restaurants before continuing to your next hotel, the delightful Hacienda Xcanatun, and spend the day relaxing beside the beautiful pool.

Stay: Hacienda Xcanatun

Meals: B

Day 4
Celestun

Enjoy a full-day tour of Celestun, a quaint fishing village 90km from Merida. Here you'll find the Celestun Biosphere Reserve, which is home to a wide range of flaura and fauna including the Mexican pink flamingo. Today's tour will include lunch and a stop at a fresh water spring for cooling swim.

Stay: Hacienda Xcanatun

Meals: B L

Day 5
Temozon Sur

Transfer from Hacienda Xcanatun to Hacienda Temozon. The rest of the day at leisure to enjoy this splendid Hacienda, with the chance to indulge in a rejuvenating massage at the Hol Be Spa.

Stay: Hacienda Temozon

Meals: B

Day 6
Uxmal & Kabah

Enjoy a full-day tour to Uxmal & Kabah. The archaeological site of Uxmal is characterised by its highly decorated palaces and sculptures. Explore the magnificent buildings including the House of the Magician, the Nunnery and the House of Turtles. Continue to Kabah with its amazing Palace of the Masks, covered in nearly 300 masks of Chaac.

Stay: Hacienda Temozon

Meals: B L

Day 7
Chichén Itza

Transfer from Temozon Sur to the Hacienda Chichen Resort. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the wonderful facilities and ambience of this beautiful, eco-friendly Hacienda, renowned for its outstanding hospitality, exquisite cuisine and wonderful Mayan spa.

Stay: Hacienda Chichén Resort

Meals: B

Day 8
Chichén Itza – Mayan Riviera

This morning visit Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the 'New 7 Wonders of the World'. Meaning "at the mouth of the Itza well', this former Mayan city is one of the most important, and most visited, archaeological sites in Mexico. Following a guided tour of the site you'll enjoy lunch before heading to the sunny Mayan Riviera.

Stay: Belmond Maroma

Meals: B L

Days 9-10
Mayan Riviera

Your next two days are at your full leisure. Enjoy the beautiful hotel and its white-sand beach, or perhaps opt for an optional tour to the spectacular Mayan site of Tulum, a pre-Columbian walled city set on tall cliffs above the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea on Mexico's stunning Yucatan Peninsula.

Stay: Belmond Maroma

Meals: B

Day 11
Departure

Your last few hours of your Mexico holiday are at your leisure, before heading to Cancun for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Meals: B

Day 12
Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK after your overnight flight and continue your journey home.

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

12-day tailor-made journey from £3,765 incl. flights

Superior

Low Season

from £3,765 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £4,280 pp. incl. flights

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return flights
  • Private transfers
  • 10 nights accommodation in 4* (Superior) hotels and haciendas on a B&B basis
  • Private half-day Merida city tour
  • Private full-day Celestun and pink flamingos tour, incl. lunch
  • Private full-day Uxmal & Kabah tour, incl. lunch
  • Private Chichen-Itza tour, incl. lunch

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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