An exciting beach destination and gateway to the Mayan world!
THE RIVIERA MAYA
4 DAYS OF ADVENTURES
An exciting beach destination and gateway to the Mundo Maya, or Mayan World. Enjoy the magnificent beaches, crystal-clear waters and elegant hotels, as well as the breathtaking nearby Mayan ruins, exotic wildlife, and colonial towns. Some of the best diving and snorkeling can be found here!
Mérida is the social and economic center, as well as the capital, of the state of Yucatan. Though a bustling city of about 700,000, Mérida retains its colonial charm and has a laid-back tempo that delights visitors. It makes a good base from which to explore the Mayan archaeological sites of Chichen-Itza and Uxmal. Pink flamingo sanctuaries and swimmable crystal-clear cenotes (sinkholes) are some of the natural attractions of the Yucatan Peninsula that are easily accessible from this city.
As a World Heritage site, it is one of the best restored and maintained ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula, and certainly one of the most magnificent. Its architecture is characterized by low horizontal palaces set around courtyards, decorated with rich sculptural elements and details.
The Riviera Maya
DAY 1 - CANCUN
Arrival to Cancun. Meet our guide at the airport, transfer and check in at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel La Quinta Inn or similar 4-star hotel.
DAY 2 - CANCÚN, COBÁ, VALLADOLID, MÉRIDA
After breakfast, departure to Cobá. We will explore not yet restored temples hidden in the jungle, and we will climb the Great Pyramid of Nohoch Mul, highest Mayan structure of the Yucatan Peninsula. We will continue to Valladolid, a charming little town with a very hospitable Mayan population. We will experience the traditional costumes of pre-Columbian times. After lunch, we will continue to Merida. Arrival and check in at the Hotel Del Gobernador or similar 4-star hotel.
DAY 3 - MÉRIDA, UXMAL, MÉRIDA
Departure to the archaeological site of Uxmal, UNESCO Cultural Heritage. The architectural style
"Puuc ” is characterized by low and rectangular buildings with central gardens surrounded by columns with inscriptions dedicated primarily to Chac, the rain god. After lunch, return to Merida, and afternoon at leisure. Your hotel is centrally located and convenient to visit the main attractions of this wonderful city, Paseo Montejo , Parque Santa Lucia , Casa Montejo and Main Plaza. Accommodation.
DAY 4 - MÉRIDA, CHICHÉN-ITZÁ, RIVIERA MAYA
Departure from Merida to Chichen Itza, another Cultural Heritage and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Chichén Itzá is one of the best preserved archaeological sites of the Mayan World. We will discover the Pyramid of Kukulkan, symbol of the city, the largest field of “play ball ” of Mesoamerica, and the “Sacred Cenote." After lunch, drive to Cancun or the Riviera Maya. Accommodation at chosen hotel (not included).