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ESPAÑOL - FRANÇAISE
CIRCUITO YUCATAN I
8 days 7 nights
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 CANCUN
 

 
  • Check-in hotel in Cancun.
  • Welcome cocktail.
  • Full briefing of expedition with We Go Mexico! staff and guides.
DAY 2 : EK BALAM & RIO LAGARTOS
 


Ek' Balam is a pre-Columbian archaeological site in Yucatán, Mexico built by the Maya civilization. The site is located 30km north of Valladolid, 2km away from a small Mayan village by the same name. In Yukatek the name means "Black Jaguar". The largest structure, known as The Acropolis, has a 5m tall jaguar's mouth featuring winged Mayan warriors, as well as inscriptions in the Maya script. From the top of this structure can be seen the pre-Columbian sites of Coba and Chichen Itza.

After our visit, we’ll take a drive through local villages into the natural reserve of Rio Lagartos. After a fish lunch in the local community, we will imbark ourselves to start our trip into the natural habitat of the pelicans and falcons, crocodiles and flamingos. During the trip we will stop to observe some of the wonders of nature that exist in this protected zone, like the salt lakes with their original pink shades. The total protected area covers close to 200 kilometers of shore line of which our trip will be of about 25 kilometers.
 
  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Visit Ek Balam.
  • Visit Natural Reserve of Rio Lagartos with boat ride and lunch.
  • Check-in jungle cabins in Ek Balam.
DAY 3 : CHICHEN ITZA
 


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.

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.
 
  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Visit Chichen Itza.
  • Visit the museum of Casa Catherwood.
  • City tour of Mérida.
DAY 4 : SOTUTA DE PEON, UXMAL & CAMPECHE
 


Sotuta de Peón, Live Hacienda, is the project of rescuing a landmark located in the heart of the ancient henequen zone in the Yucatan state, and it has become living proof of what once was a fully operational henequen hacienda. We’ll be able to witness the whole transformation process of the henequen, from plant to fiber and from fiber to finished product. We’ll also have the opportunity to see all the ancient machinery and swim in a cenote.

The Maya architecture of Uxmal is considered matched only by that of Palenque in elegance and beauty. The Puuc style of Maya architecture predominates. Thanks to its good state of preservation, it is one of the few Maya cities where the casual visitor can get a good idea of how the entire ceremonial center looked in ancient times.

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 hacienda Sotuta de Peon.
  • Uxmal archeological visit.
  • Night city tour of Campeche.
DAY 5 : CALAKMUL
 


We´ll leave at dawn to the archeological site of Calakmul, located inside the Biosphere Reserve, shelter of the biggest predators in America: the Jaguar. This hour of the day is the perfect moment to watch the wild life of this natural reserve. This site is seldom visited and perfect for bird watching and wildlife encounters, such as monkeys, tucans and much more. Calakmul is one of the largest mayan cities and is constantly under archeological study, restoration and excavation.

This visits lasts about 5 hours with brief lunch included.
 
  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Drive in the Natural Reserve of Calakmul.
  • Archeological visit with lunch.
DAY 6 : KOHUNLICH, MAYAN COMMUNITIES & BACALAR
 


Visit the ancient maya city of Dzibanché where the tranquility gives shelter to large groups of "howler monkeys" and "spider monkeys" and many exotic birds that live in their natural habitat. Climb the pyramid and admire the flora and fauna. We´ll continue to the Biosphere of Calakmul where comfortable ecovillas await us.

Kohunlich covers about 21 acres, surrounded by dense sub-tropical rainforest, and it contains almost 200 mounds, that remain largely unexcavated. The city was elaborately planned and engineered, with raised platforms and pyramids, citadels, courtyards and plazas surrounded with palace platforms, all laid out to channel drainage into a system of cisterns and an enormous reservoir to collect rainwater.

We’ll continue our way north of the peninsula and check-in eco-cabins by the 7 colour lagoon of Bacalar. We’ll have the option to do a night paddle under the stars.
 
  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Visit Kohunlich.
  • Visit Dzibanché with lunch.
  • Check-in hotel in Bacalar.
  • Night paddle in Bacalar lagoon.
DAY 7 : TULUM & PLAYA DEL CARMEN
 


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