If you’re short on time but want to delve into the Yucatan, this wide-ranging itinerary in one of Mexico’s most fascinating regions is an authentic alternative to the mainstream. Snorkel Caribbean reefs and laze on beautiful white-sand beaches. Enter the world of the ancient Maya at Chichén Itzá and the incredible jungle ruins of Palenque. Your experienced CEO will reveal the region’s hidden gems, taking the hassle out of travel so you can focus on ancient ruins and vibrant sites – or revel in a tranquil sunset from Playa del Carmen beaches.
Soak up true Mexican culture, marvel at the beauty of Palenque, relax on world-class beaches
Days : 9
Price : From AED 5,361*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
Trip Style : Classic
Trip Type : Individuals
Physical Grading : 2 - Light
There are no planned activities until the evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
After a guided tour of the fantastic ruins at Chichén Itzá, continue on to Mérida for an orientation walk to get acquainted with the city. With museums, plazas, beautiful architecture, open markets and outdoor cafés, there is plenty to keep you busy here. Included Activities: Chichén Itzá Guided Tour Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (1.25-2.00 hours, 130km) Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 190km)
Opt to visit ruins of Uxmal, ride the PUUC Route, go bird-watching in Celestún, hit the beach in Progreso, visit cenotes in the nearby town of Cuzamá, or walk around town and soak in all of the history this city has to offer.
Travel day to Palenque in the lush dense jungle of Chiapas. Transport: First-class bus (9.00-10.00 hours, 620km)
Take a guided tour of the ruins of Palenque. Later, choose from one of the many optional activities in the area. Included Activities: Palenque Ruins Guided Tour
Transfer to Bacalar and spend time on the beach looking out at the crystal-clear lake. Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 487km)
Opt to kayak around the lagoon or explore the nearby fortress.
Head to Playa del Carmen, located on the beach just a 45-min drive south of Cancún. Enjoy some nightlife, buy last minute souvenirs and relax and swim in the Caribbean. There is the opportunity for snorkelling and diving, as well as long stretches of sandy beaches which are perfect for walking and relaxing after a hectic day. Just off the coast is the island of Cozumel, renowned for its world-class diving. Take the ferry from Playa del Carmen (30-75 minutes depending on the boat) across the turquoise waters and explore the town and the reefs of the island. For a final dose of ruins, Tulúm is just a 45-min drive south of Playa. Included Activities: El Hongo Mexican Community Restaurant & Youth Art Program Transport: First-class bus (4.00-5.00 hours, 275km)
We recommend booking post-tour accommodation to fully explore the Playa del Carmen area. Ask your sales agent for help.
We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders, a G Adventures representative, or an expedition team. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.
Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear
|Start Date - End Date||Availability||Price|
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
|2018-07-14 - 2018-07-22||Available||AED 5102|
|2018-08-11 - 2018-08-19||Available||AED 4337|
|2018-10-20 - 2018-10-28||Available||AED 5102|
|2018-11-10 - 2018-11-18||Available||AED 5102|
|2018-11-24 - 2018-12-02||Available||AED 5102|
|2018-12-22 - 2018-12-30||Available||AED 5361|
|2018-12-29 - 2019-01-06||Available||AED 5361|
|2019-01-12 - 2019-01-20||Available||AED 5361|
|2019-01-26 - 2019-02-03||Available||AED 5361|
|2019-02-09 - 2019-02-17||Available||AED 5361|
|2019-02-23 - 2019-03-03||Available||AED 5361|
|2019-03-23 - 2019-03-31||Available||AED 5102|
|2019-04-20 - 2019-04-28||Available||AED 5102|
|2019-05-18 - 2019-05-26||Available||AED 4806|
|2019-06-15 - 2019-06-23||Available||AED 5102|
|2019-06-29 - 2019-07-07||Available||AED 5102|
|2019-07-27 - 2019-08-04||Available||AED 5102|
|2019-08-10 - 2019-08-18||Available||AED 5102|
|2019-08-24 - 2019-09-01||Available||AED 5102|
|2019-09-07 - 2019-09-15||Available||AED 4806|
|2019-10-05 - 2019-10-13||Available||AED 4806|
|2019-11-02 - 2019-11-10||Available||AED 5102|
|2019-11-30 - 2019-12-08||Available||AED 5102|
|2019-12-14 - 2019-12-22||Available||AED 5361|
|2019-12-28 - 2020-01-05||Available||AED 5361|
|2020-01-11 - 2020-01-19||Available||AED 4806|
|2020-01-25 - 2020-02-02||Available||AED 4806|
|2020-02-22 - 2020-03-01||Available||AED 4806|