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Yucatan Express
3 Days

ITINERARY

3 Days: Merida

Tour Overview:
In 3 days, explore the Mayan and colonial history of the Yucatan Peninsula. Visit the Mayan archeological sites of Exbalam, Uxmal, and Chichen Itza. Enjoy a panoramic city tour of the ‘White City’, Merida.

Day 1, Friday – Cancun / Ekbalam / Coba / Merida (340 km)

Arrive in Cancun and transfer to the Cancun hotel (meeting point) from where tour leaves for Merida. En route, visit the archeological site of Cobá, which was not discovered and consequently not destroyed by the Spanish. The site hosts the tallest Mayan pyramids of Mexico: the “Nohoch Mul”.
Continue to Valladolid and visit the Ekbalam archaeological site. Ekbalam is a Mayan word that means “Black Jaguar”, and this site was built during the years 700 to 1000 AD. Visitors can admire the Plaza Central that stands out thanks to its three ceremonial sculptures; the main pyramid is known as “La Torre” (The Tower) and is comparable in size to the outstanding Mayan constructions of the southeast Yucatán. Lunch at a local restaurant. The trip to Mérida continues in the afternoon, followed by a panoramic tour of the city known as the “White City”, which has Colonial houses as well as houses that date back to the beginning of the century in Arabic, French and Italian styles. Those houses have witnessed all the old wealth that was generated thanks to the sisal culture. Stop at Mérida’s Zócalo, where visitors can admire the city’s main monuments, such as: the Cathedral, the Government’s Palace, the Municipal Palace and the Francisco Montejo’s House (BL)
Accommodation: Presidente Intercontinental Villa Mercedes

(Pre night at Aloft hotel, Cancun is an optional)


Day 2, Saturday – Mérida / Uxmal / Mérida (162 km)

Visit of the Uxmal archaeological site. Uxmal means “built in three stages”, and is a typical example of the classic and post classic Mayan period. Uxmal’s main constructions are: Pirámide del Adivino (The Fortuneteller’s Pyramid), Palacio de los Gobernadores (Governor’s Palace) and the Cuadrángulo de las Monjas (Quadrangle of the Nuns). Lunch at a local restaurant and return to Mérida. (BL)


Day 3, Sunday – Mérida / Chichén itzá / Riviera Maya (316 km)

Depart to Riviera Maya. En route visit the Chichén Itzá archaeological site. Chichén Itzá was the Mayan capital of Yucatán that flourished between the 5th and 10th centuries AD. Visitors can admire the impressive buildings of the northern and central archaeological sites, such as the Kukulcán Temple, the Ball Game, the Observatory, the Warrior’s Temple, the Convent of the Nuns and the Sacred Cenote. After lunch at a local restaurant continue towards Riviera Maya. Arrival and transfer to the chosen hotel. (BL)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2021
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Dates Dbl Sgl
Jan 15 - Jan 17 765 940
Jan 22 - Jan 24 765 940
Jan 29 - Jan 31 765 940
Feb 05 - Feb 07 765 940
Feb 12 - Feb 14 765 940
Feb 19 - Feb 21 765 940
Feb 26 - Feb 28 765 940
Mar 05 - Mar 07 765 940
Mar 12 - Mar 14 765 940
Mar 19 - Mar 21 765 940
Mar 26 - Mar 28 765 940
Apr 02 - Apr 04 765 940
Apr 09 - Apr 11 765 940
Apr 16 - Apr 18 765 940
Apr 23 - Apr 25 765 940
Apr 30 - May 02 765 940
May 07 - May 09 765 940
May 14 - May 16 765 940
May 21 - May 23 765 940
May 28 - May 30 765 940
Jun 04 - Jun 06 765 940
Jun 11 - Jun 13 765 940
Jun 18 - Jun 20 765 940
Jun 25 - Jun 27 765 940
Jul 02 - Jul 04 765 940
Jul 09 - Jul 11 765 940
Jul 16 - Jul 18 765 940
Jul 23 - Jul 25 765 940
Jul 30 - Aug 01 765 940
Aug 06 - Aug 08 765 940
Aug 13 - Aug 13 765 940
Aug 20 - Aug 22 765 940
Aug 27 - Aug 29 765 940
Sep 03 - Sep 05 765 940
Sep 10 - Sep 12 765 940
Sep 17 - Sep 19 765 940
Sep 24 - Sep 26 765 940
Oct 01 - Oct 03 765 940
Oct 08 - Oct 10 765 940
Oct 15 - Oct 17 765 940
Oct 22 - Oct 24 765 940
Oct 29 - Oct 31 765 940
Nov 05 - Nov 07 765 940
Nov 12 - Nov 14 765 940
Nov 19 - Nov 21 765 940
Nov 26 - Nov 28 765 940
Dec 03 - Dec 05 765 940
Dec 10 - Dec 12 765 940
Dec 17 - Dec 19 765 940
OPTIONAL: Pre-night in Cancun with breakfast and airport transfer
HOTEL ALOFT 100 160
* Minimum 2 passengers
* It is possible to depart on this program on any day as a Private Tour. Please call for prices.
* Single travelling alone price is available upon request.
* Supplements may apply for special events and holidays.
* The accommodation will be provided in the mentioned hotel or similar in case the priority hotel is unable to accommodate the booking.

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Hotels mentioned in the program or similar accommodations.
  • American breakfast Daily & 3 lunches as specified in itinerary.
  • Transportation with air conditioning and sound system.
  • English speaking guides.
  • Entry to the archaeological sites and museums mentioned in the program.
  • Porter service in airports and hotels.

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