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Unique Yucatan (8 days)
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General Information
This trip is aimed those who like to discover new cultures, exuberant nature and taste new flavors. Some activities will be climbing mayan pyramids, swimming in refreshing cenotes, boating through mangroves, walking in colonial streets and enjoying the exquisite local cuisine as well as the local traditions.
Day Destination Type Overnight
  1 Merida Colonial Merida
  2 Celestun Nature Merida
  3 Uxmal & Museum of the Chocolate Archaeological & Eco-Museum Merida
  4 Cenotes Nature Merida
  5 Magical Towns (Izamal & Valladolid) Colonial & Nature Valladolid
  6 Chichen Itza & Cenote Archaeology & Nature Valladolid
  7 Ek Balam & Cenote Archaeology & Nature Valladolid
  8 Coba & Cenote Archaeology & Nature NA
Day 1: Arrival & Merida City
Welcome and presentation of your driver-guide in Merida. Later we will visit the city, knowing the colonial beauty with elegant European style mansions, as well as parks, squares and restaurants to feel the warmth of its people.
Merida. Colonial city with more than 450 years of history and one of the cultural capitals of Mexico; its architecture is European style, also has many cultural and artistic activities and is consolidated as one of the country's gastronomic destinations. Mérida is also famous for its tranquility and kindness of its people.
The great variety of hotels, haciendas, restaurants, cultural activities and places to visit around the city, make Mérida a unique destination in Mexico.
Start: Merida - Overnight: Merida
Day 2: Celestun
We will take a boat tour of the nature reserve to observe the famous pink flamingos, many types of birds, a surreal mangrove tunnel and some fresh water sources; finally we will enjoy the beaches of Celestun.
Celestun. One of the most important nature reserves in Mexico, home to one of the largest colonies of pink flamingos and a wide variety of herons, ducks and mammals, as well as various types of mangrove trees. Celestun also has beautiful beaches for swimming and a great variety of seafood and fish dishes.
Start: 8:00 AM / Merida - Overnight: Merida
Day 3: Uxmal & Eco-Museum of the Chocolate
We will visit the archaeological zone of Uxmal, where we will discover some of the most beautiful structures of the Mayan world and climb pyramids with spectacular views; Later we will visit the cocoa museum, to meet animals of the region, Mayan ceremonies and to drink and eat the Mayan style chocolate.
Uxmal. One of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan culture and considered an architectural treasure for the remarkable decoration in its structures. It is located in the area Puuc (hill in Maya), south of Yucatan and is a world heritage place.

Eco-Museum of Chocolate. Unique museum of its kind, where we can see the close relationship of the Mayas and the cocoa, the flora and fauna of the region and the preparation and tasting of Maya-style chocolate, as well as the historical and current importance of chocolate.
Start: 8:00 AM / Merida - Overnight: Merida
Día 4: Cenotes
We will visit and swim in some of the most spectacular cenotes of Yucatan. We will discover underground and superficial cenotes with very particular rock formations and surrounded by exotic vegetation, perfect for a refreshing swim.
Cenote. Word from the maya dzonot (well with fresh water). Cenotes are natural pools in the middle of the jungle and can be defined as windows to underground rivers; There are 2 types of cenotes, underground and superficial.
The cenotes were considered entrances to the Mayan underground world and some were used for religious activities.
Inicio: 9:00 AM / Mérida - Pernocta: Mérida
Day 5: Magical Towns (Izamal & Valladolid)
We will know those places where the traditions, legends and myths that enrich the local culture have been created. We will walk among ancestral convents, cobbled streets, colonial parks and, above all, we will enter the authentic Yucatecan and mexican lifestyle.
Izamal. Call the city of the three cultures; because it has Mayan vestiges, a very particular and alive colonial style and the facilities of the modern era. Also considered an ancient Mayan religious capital and a must to enjoy the Yucatecan gastronomy.

Valladolid. It is a beautiful city that mixes civil and religious architecture, including its fortified convent of San Bernardino de Siena, its cathedral of San Gervasio and its iconic and elegant Calzada de los Frailes street, without forgetting its delicious typical food.
Start: 8:00 AM / Merida - Overnight: Valladolid
Day 6: Chichen Itza & Cenote
We will discover the fascinating history of Chichén Itzá, we will walk among its immense ball game, we will discover the secrets of the famous pyramid to Kukulcán and its always sacred mystic cenote; Later we will swim in one of the most beautiful cenotes of Yucatan
Chichen Itza. The most famous of the Mayan archaeological sites and a reflection of the greatness of this civilization. It is also a world heritage site and one of the new wonders of the world.

Cenote. Word from the Maya dzonot (well with fresh water). It is a natural swimming pool in the middle of the jungle, perfect for a refreshing swim. Cenotes were considered by the Mayas as sacred places.
Start: 8:00 AM / Valladolid - Overnight: Valladolid
Day 7: Ek Balam & Cenote
Ek Balam is considered one of the most mysterious Mayan sites, where we will climb one of the largest pyramids, discover one of the most decorated structures in the Mayan world and where its most important ruler was buried. Later we will swim in an exotic and refreshing cenote.
Ek Balam. Conceived as an artistic fortress. This city had 3 walls as protection and inside it flourished a great amount of art in painting and decorated on stone and stucco. In the main structure, the acropolis, a real Mayan tomb was found.

Cenote. Word from the Maya dzonot (well with fresh water). It is a natural swimming pool in the middle of the jungle, perfect for a refreshing swim. Cenotes were considered by the Mayas as sacred places.
Start: 8:00 AM / Valladolid - Overnight: Valladolid
Day 8: Coba & Cenote
We will discover in the jungle one of the first Mayan cities in Yucatan, using bicycles or the fun local transport, triciclo. We will have the opportunity to climb one of the highest pyramids of the Mayan world and observe the vast jungle of the region, later we will swim in another spectacular cenote and finally the transfer to your hotel.
Coba. One of the oldest prominent Mayan cities; It is characterized for having several lagoons and pyramids of great volume, being one of these the pyramid Nohoch Mul or large hill, one of the highest in the Mayan world.

Cenote. Word from the Maya dzonot (well with fresh water). It is a natural swimming pool in the middle of the jungle, perfect for a refreshing swim. Cenotes were considered by the Mayas as sacred places.
Start: 8:00 AM / Valladolid - Overnight: NA
What is Included?
-Accommodation for 7 nights in a 3 or 4 star hotel with american breakfast
-Private service of official guide-driver throughout the service
-Transfer from the airport or terminal upon arrival in Mérida
-Entrance feee to the sites specified in the program
-Lunches (in previously established places)
Not Included
-Entrance fees not specified in the program
-Dinners, drinks
Map of the Circuit
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to travel to Mexico?
From November to March the country is cool and cold in most of the territory and the favorite months to visit Mexico. April and May are warm months and from June to October is the rainy season; but it's not a bad time to travel, since it only rains during the afternoon and for a short time, making the climate cooler and a greener and exuberant territory.
Are there specific dates for the circuit?
There is not. You can choose the date that best suits you.
Can we start the circuit from another city, for example Cancun?
Yes. You can start from Cancun or another city of the Mexican Caribbean, Playa del Carmen or Tulum.
Can you modify the circuit to have more or less days or visit more or less places?
Yes you can. The circuits are private and may have modifications according to your needs.
Can I decide not to include the food and eat on my own?
Yes you can. We include the food for ease and tranquility but you can eliminate this service and eat where you decide.
What extra expenses can I have?
The service does not include drinks, tips and personal expenses. Mexico is a cheap country compared to US or Europe. However, wine and/or cocktails could be expensive because in Mexico, wine is not common.
Is there vegetarian and/or vegan food in Mexico?
We have vegetarian dishes; However, due to the nature of vegan food it is more difficult to obtain, but there are always at least 1 or 2 dishes.
Are the services accredited by the Department of Tourism of Mexico?
Yes we are. All the services we offer (transport, driver and guide) are official and registered by the Department of Tourism of Mexico.
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