Highlights of Yucatan - Group Tour

Tour/Activity in Loltún, Mexico

About this activity

Experience colonial cities, mysterious Mayan culture and breathtaking nature in the Yucatán Peninsula.

Your Travel Experience with Tierra Maya Tours

Day 1

Cancun - Tulum - Chetumal

Early in the morning, pick up at your hotel in Cancún and drive to the Mayan site of Tulum, built high above the Caribbean Sea. You then continue to the Lagoon of the Seven Colours in Bacalar, which has been awarded the title of "Pueblo Magico". Ater a city tour, you can get a refreshing swim in the Cenote Azul. Arrival in Chetumal in the afternoon.

Included meals: Breakfast

Overnight stay at Hotel Fiesta Inn Chetumal *** or similar

Day 2

Chetumal - Kohunlich - Chicanná - Calakmul

After breakfast, we will drive to the Rio Bec region. you will visit the Mayan site of Kohunlich, framed by palm groves, with its monumental masks of the sun god. On the way towards Calakmul, you have the chance to visit the small but very special site of Chicanná. At nightfall, a special spectacle awaits you with a visit to the bat cave of Calakmul.

Included meals: Breakfast

Overnight stay at Hotel Puerta Calakmul ***(*) or similar

Day 3

Calakmul - Palenque

After breakfast, drive deep into the rainforest to the mystical site of Calakmul, once a powerful Mayan city during the Classic period. Together with El Mirador and Tikal, Calakmul is one of the largest Maya cities ever discovered. A visitor centre marks the entrance to Calakmul National Park. From there, a natural road leads deep into a jungle area where the once mighty Maya city awaits your discovery. Calakmul covered an area of about 30 square kilometres and had over 100 colossal buildings; a total of more than 5,000 buildings are known. In the afternoon, your journey takes you to Palenque.

Included meals: Breakfast

Overnight stay at Hotel Chan-Kah Resort Village ****(**) or similar

Day 4

Palenque - Roberto Barrios - Palenque

In the early morning, visit the mystical site of Palenque. Marvel at the mysterious Temple of the Inscriptions with the legendary tomb of Pakal. Jungle walk in the rainforest. In the afternoon, drive to the waterfalls of Roberto Barrios and refresh yourself with a jump into the cool water. Return to Palenque.

Included meals: Breakfast

Overnight stay at Hotel Chan-Kah Resort Village ****(**) or similar

Day 5

Palenque - Campeche

Journey along the Gulf of Mexico past idyllic fishing villages such as Champoton. In the early afternoon you reach the port city of Campeche. City tour in the colonial old town characterised by the fortifications that once protected the city from the notorious pirate incursions.

Included meals: Breakfast

Overnight stay at Plaza Campeche *** or similar

Day 6

Campeche - Uxmal - Celestun - Mérida

Drive past citrus plantations to Uxmal and enjoy the visit of this impressive site. Here, you can admire the Pyramid of the Fortune Teller, the Nuns' Quadrangle, the Governor's Palace as well as the Great Pyramid. Continue to Celestun to the Lagoon of the Flamingos, where you will take a boat tour through the nature reserve. In the afternoon transfer to Mérida, the capital of the state of Yucatan.

Included meals: Breakfast

Overnight stay at Hotel La Mision de Fray Diego**** or similar

Day 7

Mérida - Izamal - Chichén Itzá

Enjoy the lively pace of Méridas on a city walk. Get to know the Governor's Palace, the oldest cathedral in Mexico and the former residence of the city's founder. We then continue to Izamal, where you will visit the Franciscan Convent, the home of the patron saint, the Virgin of the Yucatan, and the Firebird Pyramid, as well as the typical local market. In the evening you will arrive at Chichén Itzá.

Included meals: Breakfast

Overnight stay at Villas Arqueologicas*** or similar

Day 8

Chichén Itzá - Riviera Maya / Cancún

In the morning, take a guided tour of the monumental site of Chichén Itzá. Admire the Pyramid of Kukulcán, the Warrior Temple, the largest ball court in all Mesoamerica and the Observatory. On the way to the Riviera Maya, descend into the underworld and discover the Cenote Dzitnup. Afterwards, transfer to your hotel on the Riviera Maya or in Cancún.

Included meals: Breakfast

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