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  • Chichen Itza Full-Day Extended Tour from Cancun

    1. Chichen Itza Full-Day Extended Tour from Cancun

    Discover one of the "New Wonders of the Modern World" on a full-day trip back in time to the unique Mayan temples of Chichen Itza. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, you will drive down the coast of the Maya Riviera, enjoying a breakfast en route. Upon arrival, a local guide will lead you on a fascinating tour of the archaeological remains to reveal the vision of the world as viewed by the Mayans. Learn about Mexico’s pre-Hispanic history at landmark monuments, such as the Kukulcan Pyramid and Temple of a Thousand Columns. You will have some free time to explore this magical place on your own, before heading to the cenote (sinkhole) of Ik-kil. Swim in the cold and mysterious underground waters, and learn why they were sacred to the Mayans. Taste the flavors of the Yucatan and Mexico at a local restaurant. Then, re-board the coach to drive back to Playa del Carmen and Cancun. Complime...

    Great adventure!!! I enjoyed it, and great to know everyone on my trip. Tomas, our tour guide has a lot of knowledge about history! I loved swimming in the cenote

  • Tulum & Coba & Cenote Full-Day Excursion

    2. Tulum & Coba & Cenote Full-Day Excursion

    First stop is Tulum, the ancient Maya city perched on a cliff overlooking the Mexican Caribbean sea. Your expert bilingual guide will share fascinating information about the archaeological site, its importance in history and the day to day life of its inhabitants at its peak. Hear all about the past cultures and the theories of their demise. Next up is a visit to the Hidden Treasures for a swim in the refreshing waters of Cenote La Gloria. Cenotes are unique to the Yucatan Peninsula, natural sinkholes in limestone caves that were sacred to the ancient Maya people. You will then savor an authentic regional lunch buffet to recharge for the last stop of the day. The last part of this incredible journey is a guided tour of the Coba Mayan ruins. Still mostly hidden beneath the jungle foliage, Coba is the site of the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan, climb to the top for out of this world view...

    The tour was organized and enjoyable. The sites we saw were fantastic. We are vegan, and at lunch they offered vegan selections!! This does not usually happen, so was great! Guides were knowledgeable, and they took good care of us!!

  • From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Chichén Itzá Tour with Lunch

    3. From Cancun or Riviera Maya: Chichén Itzá Tour with Lunch

    On this 12-hour excursion, explore the Chichen Itza archaeological zone. With a specialist guide, you'll discover the important role that the city played in Mayan civilization. Today the site is still considered sacred by the Mayan people of the Yucatan. Like many of the cities of ancient Mexico, Chichen Itza was abandoned and its monuments became hidden in the jungle growth. Chichen Itza is on the UNESCO World Heritage list and has also been named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

    Jam-packed day. Activities and tours were great. A little disappointed the tour ran long (scheduled for 12 hours but took 14 hours).

  • From Mérida: Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve Tour

    4. From Mérida: Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve Tour

    Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in Mérida, journey to the amazing Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve to discover a jewel of the Yucatán Peninsula declared a wildlife refuge in 1979. Explore the primary site for pink flamingos wintering in the northern hemisphere and get up close to the magnificent birds in their natural habitat. Look for some of the other 300 species of native and migratory birds, along with reptiles, mammals and different plants. See large colonies of brilliantly colored flamingos feeding in the estuary, and take a boat ride through the mangrove forest that provides food and shelter for shrimp and other creatures. End with a delicious meal at a beach before the return journey to Mérida to get dropped off at your hotel.

    This was an outstanding trip. Our driver and guide Wilbur was excellent. The time for the journey from Merida to Celestun was only about 1 hour and 20 minutes, although we were a little late getting going. The wildlife tour was truly sensational. We saw hundreds of flamingos, many other bird species (our guide pointed out we were especially lucky to see so many), and even two crocodiles. The tour goes through a narrow mangrove forest - quite stunning - insect repellant is important. There is a short hike also and a chance to swim in a spring fed pond. After the wildlife tour, we went to the beach where we had a perfectly reasonable lunch at a restaurant. The beach is very nice and we had plenty of time for a walk and a swim. Mainly due to the wildlife part, this is a great tour. It was pretty expensive compared to other tours we have done in Yucatan but definitely worth it.

  • From Mérida: Day Trip to Valladolid and Izamal

    5. From Mérida: Day Trip to Valladolid and Izamal

    Discover the culture and heritage of Yucatecan on a day trip from Mérida to the cities of Izamal and Valladolid. Benefit from round-trip hotel transfers, and savor a delicious buffet meal during the tour. After pickup at your hotel, the experience begins with a panoramic visit to the colonial city of Valladolid. Pass through beautiful neighborhoods, and admire the architecture of monuments such as the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, and the Cathedral of San Gervasio. Following the tour, you'll enjoy some free time to explore these sites at your own pace. Continue to a buffet restaurant for a delicious lunch of local Yucatecan dishes. After your meal, take a dip in the cool waters of a cenote by the restaurant. Head towards Izamal, and soak up the atmosphere of this picturesque place. Admire the yellow-painted houses, and learn why this city is known the city of the three cultures....

  • From Merida: Local Cooking Class & Shopping Tour in Tekit

    6. From Merida: Local Cooking Class & Shopping Tour in Tekit

    Spend the day in Tekit, a traditional Yucatecan village whose daily life revolves around its beautiful church, the market, and some small stores. Join this private tour to become part of the town's daily life by cooking an authentic Yucatecan dish in a local home with a local guide and local people. After pickup at your hotel in Mérida in the morning, travel for approximately 1 hour to Tekit. Upon arrival, head to the mill where corn dough is used to prepare tortillas. Afterward, visit the local market in search of groceries, spices, meat, and vegetables. Once you have all the ingredients you need, you'll go to a local home to start preparing the dish. Once the food is cooking on the fire, visit a Mayan household where you'll be able to interact with the melipona bees and taste their honey. Then, it will be time to savor your meal with handmade tortillas and natural beverages, a real f...

  • Merida: City Tour in a Gua Gua Bus

    7. Merida: City Tour in a Gua Gua Bus

    Enjoy the beautiful city of Merida, also known as "The White City" while riding in a local "Gua Gua" bus, a colorful buses with no windows that are typical in Latin America. The Gua Gua will take you on a city tour where you will learn about Merida's history. You'll see the prettiest avenues of the city and famous landmarks such as the Paseo Montejo, the Cathedral, Casa Montejo, downtown, the government palace and the City Hall of Merida.  This unique tour has a duration of 1.5 hours, and you will be accompanied by a tour guide who will tell you all the fun facts and interesting stories of Merida.

    Our family of 8 enjoyed the tour. Learning the history of Merida. The tour guide spoke english and spanish. That allowed us to practice hearing our spanish and understand the tour. Great time!

  • From Mérida: Chichén Itzá & Cenote Tsukán Guided Tour

    8. From Mérida: Chichén Itzá & Cenote Tsukán Guided Tour

    Start with pickup from your accommodation in Mérida. Travel to the ancient capital of the Mayan empire, Chichén Itzá, with your certified expert guide. Explore one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and learn more about the fascinating history of the site. Afterward, travel to the nearby Cenote Tsukán which is located amongst beautiful natural surroundings, including many plants and trees endemic to the region. Swim in crystal-clear waters of the cenote and learn more about the Mayan people who lived in the area, as well as their customs and traditions. Enjoy a traditional local lunch and have the chance to meet some of the locals. Then, return to Mérida with drop-off at your accommodation.

  • Cancun: Full-Day Chichen Itzá and Holbox Island Tour

    9. Cancun: Full-Day Chichen Itzá and Holbox Island Tour

    Your experience begins in the morning, as you depart from Cancun to Chichen Itza to explore one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. As you stroll around the well-preserved ruins at dawn, your guide informs you about the Mayan mythology, philosophy, and cosmology. See the famous ruins from a new perspective, and learn about the mysteries of the temples' acoustics and their architecture - which to date are not fully understood. Leaving Chichen Itza towards Holbox, drop into the mystical place of Real Mayab. This is a peaceful location in which you can enjoy a buffet, find local animals, swim in the pool, or chat with the shaman of the area. Once having departed from there, travel directly to one of the local islands known for its paradisaical landscapes of flora and fauna, Holbox. The island of Holbox sits in the middle of a crystalline sea, as well as a unique sandbar that allows ...

  • From Cancun/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itza & Valladolid Tour

    10. From Cancun/Playa del Carmen: Chichen Itza & Valladolid Tour

    Chichen Itza was a center of religious and commercial power in its day, but still remains of one of the most important sites from the pre-Hispanic civilizations. Buildings such as The Temple of the Warriors, the Observatory, the Ball Game Court, and the area of the Sacred Cenote all contribute to these remarkable ruins, which are at the center of Mayan archeology. After a tour round Chichen Itza, guests can enjoy a walk round Valladolid, one of the oldest cities in Mexico. Guests can explore this Colonial city of great architectural beauty, and admire its ancient buildings like the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, the City Hall, and the Church. Delight in the culinary art of Mexican and international cuisine at an all-inclusive buffet at La Casona. We will also visit the Cenote Zací symbol of Valladolid. This remarkable site has a water mirror with a diameter of 28 meters and a heig...

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What people are saying about Yucatán

If I could give this ten stars, I would. Our guide, Alejandro, was excellent. I appreciate the cultural immersion this experience provides and the wonderful people we met; Marcos, Jose, and Lorenzo at the Bakery, Manuel and Ana at their house to learn Mayan life, balance with nature and bee keeping/honey tasting, Gloria at her house for an authentic lunch and great conversation, and Alonzo at the Guayabera Factory (you will know how the shirts are made and buy at a much better price than in the city). All of these people were kind, gracious, and genuinely interested in sharing their lives and culture. We are grateful for this incredible experience and the opportunity to learn more about life in this region of Mexico. The visit to Mayapan Archeological Site, in our opinion, was better than visiting Chichen-Itza. The site is well kept, well preserved, and less crowded, absolutely stunning.

Our family of 8 enjoyed the tour. Learning the history of Merida. The tour guide spoke english and spanish. That allowed us to practice hearing our spanish and understand the tour. Great time!

It was so beautiful to get to know local people from Tekit’s town and participate in their daily life. We learned so much from Tekit’s community. We recommend this tour so much!

Great adventure!!! I enjoyed it, and great to know everyone on my trip. Tomas, our tour guide has a lot of knowledge about history! I loved swimming in the cenote

I learned more than I could possibly retain, The guide was excellent, the driver was excellent. I highly recommend the experience!