Itinerary - Mexico: the Yucatan of the Maya
Welcome to Mexico!
Roundtrip flights are not included in the TO Services so that you can choose where from, when and with whom you want to fly. All of that is up to you! Hotel check-in in Cancun. We warm up the engines immediately and go out to discover Cancun nightlife. There is already an air of celebration, so we won't hold back: tacos, guacamole and… tequila for everyone! Cheers!
Everything is tinged with pink!
Soon after lunch, we are headed to Ek Balam but before visiting the site we take a break: we stop to swim in a cenote, the caves where freshwater pools are formed. The perfect way to fight the heat of the central hours of the day! Then we begin our journey to discover the Maya from the ancient city of Ek Balam. Its name in the ancient Mayan language means "black jaguar" - no wonder why it is a powerful city, rich in paintings, vaults and murals. We climb the main Acropolis, 32 meters high to admire the archaeological site from above - the view is unique! Towards the evening we arrive in Valladolid, where we will stop for our welcome dinner and overnight stay.
Included: welcome dinner, a minivan with driver, boat excursion to Rio Lagartos. Not included: food and beverages
One of the 7 Wonders of the World: Chichén Itzá
Visita a Izamal
Merida and mezcal
An easy peasy day
Welcome to the jungle!
Ocean or lagoon?
Relax a Bacalar
In fact, Bacalar is a lagoon, renamed by the Maya as the 'lagoon of seven colours'. Coming here is like stepping into the Caribbean with its azure water and tropical feel! We make the most of this little paradise, and we can even consider taking a boat trip before spending the night in Bacalar to enjoy the sunset!
Ruins with sea view
From Tulum to Holbox
La Isla Bonita
Reluctantly we have to say goodbye to Tulum, but the next stop will be unforgettable: Have you ever heard of Holbox? If you haven't, then fear not, we chose it for a reason! Here, we are far away from the hustle and bustle of the Riviera Maya, which means we can finally enjoy some peace and quiet!
Are you ready for paradise?
Holbox and Playa del Carmen
Let’s enjoy the ocean!
For these last few days in Mexico we enjoy the sea. We are in Holbox and, depending on the season, we decide together what to do; there are various excursions and activities to choose from. From mid-May to mid-September we can experience the thrill of swimming with whale sharks - no, without a cage because these gentle giants are harmless! We can go on a boat trip, snorkelling, cycling or we can explore another island nearby: the options are endless!
Finally, on the last day, the return trip from Holbox to Playa del Carmen (or Cancun, depending on availability) awaits us. Since it'll be hard to leave Holbox (you'll see why), we'll organise to leave as late as possible, so we can arrive just in time for the farewell dinner. This is our last opportunity to load up on tacos, tortillas, cerveza and tequila before hitting the dance floor at Coco Bongo, to toast to our Mexican adventure!