Luxury Yucatan Adventure vacations

Yucatan Adventure

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Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula with this exclusive itinerary, tailored for those seeking an immersive blend of culture, history, and natural beauty.

This adventure invites travellers to explore the ancient wonders of Mayan civilisation, indulge in the vibrant flavours of Mexican cuisine, and unwind on the pristine beaches of the Riviera Maya.

From the moment you step into the Yucatan, you’ll be enveloped in a world where majestic ruins tell tales of a bygone era, lush jungles hide natural cenotes waiting to be discovered, and colonial cities offer a glimpse into Mexico’s rich heritage. Each day is filled with opportunities to connect with the land’s ancient past, from climbing the iconic pyramids to navigating the sacred underground rivers that have fascinated explorers for centuries.

You’ll begin with an exploration of Mexico City’s bustling streets and historic sites, setting the stage for the adventures ahead. As you journey towards the Yucatan, you’ll experience the warmth and hospitality of the Mexican people, making every encounter a memorable one. In the company of like-minded travellers, you’ll delve into the mysteries of Chichen Itza, marvel at the architectural beauty of Uxmal, and wander through the charming streets of Mérida, the cultural heart of the Yucatan.

Adventure awaits in the natural wonders of the Yucatan, where snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters of a cenote offers a refreshing escape, and sunset sails along the Riviera Maya provide the perfect end to exhilarating days. Culinary enthusiasts will relish the chance to savour authentic Yucatecan dishes, from the spicy flavours of cochinita pibil to the sweet notes of local chocolates, each meal a celebration of Mexico’s rich gastronomic landscape.

In detail

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Day 1 and 2: Cancun and Izamal

When you arrive, your driver will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.

In the morning after breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Izamal. This city represents the historical evolution of the Mayan culture. See the ancient Mayan heritage, colonial history, and present-day Mayan tradition all in one place.

Explore the romantic streets of Izamal whilst riding in a carriage led by horses.

Day 1 and 2: Cancun and Izamal

Day 3: Uxmal

After breakfast, you will be taken to the archaeological site of Uxmal which is one of the most representative cities of the Mayan culture. During its prime, it had a population of around 25,000 and have been preserved beautifully to this day.

You will take a trip to the Magician’s Pyramid, Quadrangle of the Nuns, the Ball Game Court, and the Governor’s Palace. After the guided tour, you will then proceed to the Loltun Caves where you will see the incredible stalagmites and stalactites along with some native wall paintings that date back to the Pleistocene period.

You will then proceed to the Ecomuseo Del Cacao, which is filled with beautiful plants and wildlife. The final stop of the day is to Hacienda Santa Rosa. this beautiful hotel used to be a private estate and features ornately carved columns and beautiful gardens.

Day 3: Uxmal

Day 4 and 5: Celestun

Today after breakfast you will be heading to Celestun, which is known for is tranquillity. This fishing town has some gorgeous pristine beaches for you to visit. You will also be heading to the biosphere reserve Ría Celestun.

It is an important wildlife sanctuary which is home to many species including white-tailed deer, armadillos, crocodiles, ocelots, bush turkeys, ducks and many birds.

The star of the show has to be the flamingo colony. You will be spending two nights in this unique resort, allowing to you get a real feel for the wildlife that surrounds the area.

Day 4 and 5: Celestun

Day 6: Merida

Today you will be heading to Merida which was founded in 1542 and is a fantastic combination of art, history and Mayan culture. Explore the beautiful streets and taste some of the local cuisines.

You will visit the Paseo Montejo, Governor’s Palace, the House of Montejo, Monument to the Flag, and Las Americas Park. Enjoy some free time for lunch and shopping which will be followed by a trip to Hacienda San Jose where you will see an array of tropical flora and fauna.

Day 6: Merida

Day 7 to 9: Riviera Maya

Today you will be heading to another famous Mayan city called Chichen Itza. this is the best kept Mayan city in the area, and is recognised as a UNESCO heritage site, and is one of the new seven wonders of the world.

Spend the rest of your days either relaxing or visiting other Mayan ruins such as those on the beach at Tulum.

Day 7 to 9: Riviera Maya
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