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CIRCUITO IGUANA II
8 days 7 nights
Price per person: $ 1,390 USD
Special price for groups over 12 persons

Includes:
7 nights in 3 & 4 stars hotels, 7 breakfasts, Tour leader in english, All Entrances and archaeological guides, all mentioned activities and visits, Boat rides, transfers & 1st Class Private land transportation.

Does not include:
Air Fares, Tips, extra meals and other expenses.

Notes:
  • Accommodation in double occupancy. 30 % additional charge in single room
  • Children under 11 sharing room with adults: 15 % discount
  • Prices in US dollars & subject to change without notice
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL TO VILLAHERMOSA



  • Check-in hotel in Palenque.
  • Welcome cocktail.
  • Full briefing of expedition with tour guide and driver.
DAY 2 : YAXCHILAN & BONAMPAK



Very early in the morinung, we’ll drive from Palenque to the river Usumacinta where we’ll jump in a boat and navigate in between the borders of Mexico and Guatemala until we find the hidden city of Yaxchilan. Yaxchilan is known for the large quantity of excellent sculpture at the site, such as the monolithic carved stelas and the narrative stone reliefs carved on lintels spanning the temple doorways.

After a lunch by the Usumacinta river, on our way back to Palenque, we’ll stop a Bonampak, drive through the think jungle, climb the main pyramid and take a look at the famous Temple of the Paintings.

All the area of the Usumacinta is filled with rivers and falls. We’ll visit one of the most popular falls called Misol Ha, just to relax and take swim.

  • Early morning departure with box breakfast to Yaxchilán
  • Boat ride from Frontera Echeverría to Yaxchilán
  • Archeological visit of Yaxchilan
  • Archeological visit of Bonampak
  • Return to Palenque
DAY 3 : PALENQUE & MISOL HA



Palenque is a medium size archeological site but with extensive detail, worth to spend many hours and admire its art and architecture. Our visit includes main temples (Temple of the cross, the Palace, Temple of the incriptions), monuments, jungle walk through the preclassic Palenque, relax and free time in the gardens, museum and souvenirs shop.

Campeche is situated on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and it is surrounded by fortresses in defense of the pirate attacks of the 17th century. This beautiful city is considered Patrimony of Humanity by the UNESCO. We’ll drive around the main avenues and look at the architecture, have some free time to spend in the downtown area and simply breathe the air of this historic Mexican city.

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Visit to the archeological site of Palenque
  • Visit the museum of Palenque
  • City tour of Campeche
DAY 4 : LOLTUN, KABAH & UXMAL



We are going to start today’s expedition by visiting the Mayan Temples of Kabah. The most famous structure at Kabah is the "Palace of the Masks", the façade decorated with hundreds of stone masks of the long-nosed rain god Chaac; it is also known as the Codz Poop, meaning "Rolled Matting", from the pattern of the stone mosaics. This massive repetition of a single set of elements is unusual in Maya art, and here is used to unique effect. Loltun is one of the most important caves systems of the Yucatan, not only for its size but also for its archeological findings. We are going to explore this cave in a guided tour and learn how important was the caves, and in particular this one, for the ancient mayan culture.

We’ll visit Uxmal in the afternoon and stay for the Light & Sound show in the evening.

  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Visit Kabah.
  • Visit Loltún.
  • Visit Uxmal & night show.
DAY 5 : CELESTUN & MERIDA



On the northeast side corner of the Yucatan peninsula, where the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico meet, is the biosphere reserve of Celestún. The inlet of Celestún divides the Mexican states of Campeche and Yucatan. Celestún is one of the main natural attractions in the north of the peninsula, especially because of the high diversity of exotic birds.

Our next stop will be Merida. Also known as the White City for its opulent and huge 18th century white houses. We’ll drive through the main avenue Paseo de Montejo and spend the warm evening in the downtown area, visiting museums, handcraft shops and simply listening to the music and breathing the air of a traditional Mexican city.

In 1844, Frederick Catherwood published "Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas & Yucatan" in London and New York.  Three hundred copies were printed for sale, and in the more than 160 years since then, these images have continued to astonish and delight.  In Casa Catherwood, a collection of these 25 magnificent lithographs are on view.  Displayed in a restored Belle Epoque manse, the exhibition is faithful to the sensibilities of the mid-19th century aesthetics and sense of proportions and design. Located in the heart of Merida's historic center, Casa Frederick Catherwood is dedicated to the visual arts of the Yucatan peninsula, the land of the Mayab.

  • Boat tour in Celestun.
  • Free time on the beach.
  • Visit the Museum of Casa Catherwood.
  • City Tour Merida.
DAY 6 : IZAMAL & CHICHEN ITZA



After our breakfast at the hotel in Merida, we’ll drive to the historic City of Three Cultures: Izamal. Izamal is the location of the first mayan settlements 3000 years ago and is one of the first cities conquered by the Spaniards.

Take a carriage tour in its ancient streets, visit the main pyramid and the cathedral and breath in the feeling of a small colonial town.

Visit the latest Wonder of the World "Chichén Itza". It is here where on Spring Equinox the God Kukulcan descends the Pyramid as a Snake in an incredible combination between Light and Shadows. The visit last about 3 hours and includes: The Pyramid of Kukulcán, the Temple of the Warriors, the Largest Ball Court in Mesoamérica, the Observatory and much more. After the visit, buffet lunch regional style.

  • Visit Izamal.
  • Visit Chichen Itza.
  • Visit cenote Dzinup.
  • Check-in Sea side cabins in Tulum.
DAY 7 : TULUM



Tulum is one of best places to be in the Mexican Caribbean. We will have some free time to spend at the beach before we go visit the beautiful ancient city. Tulum was one of the few remaining mayan cities at the arrival of the first Europeans. Being built on the coast gives an impressive view and majesty to Tulum, and the main reason for its popularity.

After our archeological visit, we’ll check-in a hotel in Playa del Carmen. In the evening, hang around the town of Playa del Carmen. Walk along the 5th avenue with folkloric and bustling restaurant-bars, boutiques and handcraft shops.

  • Free morning in Tulum.
  • Afternoon visit of the ruins of Tulum.
  • Check-in hotel in Playa del Carmen.
  • Free evening downtown Playa del Camen.
DAY 8 : DEPARTURE



Transfer to airport