Enter a world where ancient Mayan civilisations and sun-kissed sands collide. This 9 day group trip takes you to some of the finest examples of Mayan architecture in Mexico, including the mighty pyramids of Chichen Itza and the coastal fortresses of Tulum. You’ll also stop off for some R&R on Mexico’s most alluring beaches and cruise across the mesmerising Lagoon of Seven Colours. For the ultimate combination of culture and relaxation, don’t miss this incredible Mexican trip.
What you get
Day 1: Chichen Itza
Meet your group and tour leader this morning and travel out of Cancun. Your destination is mighty Chichen Itza, an ancient Mayan settlement that dates back to 600AD.
Day 2: Uxmal
Uxmal is another exquisite temple ruin that looms over the surrounding countryside. See the intricate carvings dedicated to the Mayan rain god and soak up the vast jungle views.
Day 3: Palenque
Turn inland and journey towards the ancient ruins of Palenque, another perfectly preserved Mayan city of temples and citadels. Just 10% of the site has been discovered - the rest is covered in jungle.
Day 4: Palenque
Venture into the jungle on a guided tour. Then journey to the Misol Ha waterfall, a plummeting curtain of water that pounds a tranquil pool beneath. Cool off in the spray.
Day 5: Bacalar
Travel east to beautiful Bacalar, home of the Lagoon of Seven Colours. Strike out across the water on an included boat cruise and then head to the secluded Cenote Azul for a swim.
Day 6: Mahahual
Travel to the coast and stop off in Mahahual, a laid-back beach town overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Wander the white-sand shores, relax in the beach-front bars and swim in the inviting waters.
Day 7: Mahahual
Another day on the coast. Opt for a repeat of yesterday or head over to Banco Chinchorro and get up close to the exotic marine life that clusters around the colourful coral atoll reef.
Day 8: Tulum
Tulum overlooks stunning blue seas and gently swaying palm trees. After exploring the site, continue on to Playa del Carmen, one of the most famous beach resorts in Mexico.
Day 9: Cancun
Catch a final few rays on the white sands of Playa del Carmen and then return to Cancun, where your tour will end at approximately 5pm.
Accommodation & Meals
- 8 nights of accommodation
- Multi- or twin-share hotels and budget lodging in single-sex rooms
- Meals are not included on this trip.
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Your trip begins in Cancun at 7:30am on day 1. Due to this early start, we recommend flying into Cancun the day before and booking an extra night of accommodation in the city. We can help you book this. The trip ends back in Cancun on day 9 at around 5pm. If you choose to fly out on this day, please do not book a flight that departs before 9pm to allow time for transfer and check-in.