Treasures of the Yucatan Summer 2018

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Delve into the soul of the ancient Mayans. Cities of stone, the landmarks of Chichén Itza and Edzná now abandoned and creeping through the dense rainforests of the Yucatán-home to sun, sea and the glories of an ancient civilisation which once ruled Central America then mysteriously disappeared.

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • City tour of Valladolid, Merida
    • Cruise the lagoons and canals of Celestún
    • View the Paseo de Montejo
    • Visit Ek Balam, the colonial jewel of Izamal, Campeche, Edzná, the Mayan Ruins of Uxmal, Chichén Itzá, Cancun

What's this trip about?

    Delve into the soul of the ancient Mayans. Cities of stone, the landmarks of Chichén Itza and Edzná now abandoned and creeping through the dense rainforests of the Yucatán-home to sun, sea and the glories of an ancient civilisation which once ruled Central America then mysteriously disappeared.

Details

Itinerary focusOff the Beaten Path
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityCancun
End CityCancun

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning
  • Local Immersion & Homestays

Destinations

  • North America
  • New Mexico

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Cancun

Bienvenidos a Mexico. Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a private transfer to the hotel. Gather at 7 p.m. to meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. Welcome Reception

Day 2: Cancun – Ek Balam – Valladolid – Izamal – Merida (2 Nights)

Begin your exploration of the Yucatan Peninsula with a visit to the great Maya acropolis at Ek Balam. The ruins here provide a window into the Mayan soul, with elaborate statues and grand architecture surrounded by a plethora of vegetation. Then it's on to Valladolid,...

Day 3: Celestun Excursion

Visit Celestun UNESCO Biosphere Reserve where you'll travel by small boats through the lagoons and canals into protected wetlands to spot the local colony of pink flamingos. Relax during lunch under the palm-thatched roof of a local beach restaurant and enjoy some fre...

Day 4: Mérida – Campeche

Immerse yourself in the history and passion of colonial Mexico in Mérida today. View the Paseo de Montejo lined with beautiful Spanish mansions. Visit the Mérida Museum. See the glories of the city as you venture around the Central Plaza, the ornate Casa Montejo, the ...

Day 5: Campeche – Edzná – Uxmal

Travel to La Ruta Puuc for a further taste of Maya history and culture. Inhabited as early as 400 BC, the abandoned city of Edzná now reveals its secrets to modern-day visitors. Your Travel Director's intimate knowledge of its fascinating history brings the ruins to l...

Day 6: Uxmal – Sotuta de Peón – Chichén Itzá

Few sites reflect the glories of Maya architecture better than the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Uxmal. From the Governor's Palace to the majestic Pyramid of the Magician, you'll be guided through one of the best-preserved ceremonial centres of any Maya city. At the l...

Day 7: Chichén Itzá Sightseeing – Cancun

Rise early and be the first visitors as you take advantage of your hotel's own private entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichén Itzá. Under the expert guidance of your Travel Director, explore the imposing El Castillo (The Castle), flanked by the Temple o...

Day 8: Depart Cancun

Bid adiós to your newfound amigos as you transfer to Cancun International Airport for your flight home or choose to extend your stay in Cancun. Full Breakfast

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Price From $1,725
Price per day$216
Last Updated: 10/5/2018

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At Trafalgar, we passionately believe in the power of travel to broaden the mind and build bridges between people. By sharing with you the hidden places not mentioned in guidebooks, the local people you wouldn’t otherwise meet, and the traditions you may not have experienced by yourself, we ensure that you get the ‘insider’ view, an authentic and enhanced experience you simply could not have had on your own.

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Accommodation

InterContinental Presidente Cancun Resort,
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Meals Included
  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 2 dinners
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights
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