Explore the diverse aspects of the Yucatan Peninsula — history, culture, nature, and wildlife — on this 10-day trip. Discover the Sian Ka’an, Calakmul, and Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserves, as well as the second-largest coral reef in the world, the Mayan jungle, unique wetlands, and the wide biodiversity that these ecosystems have to offer.
Truly understand the history of the Mayans by visiting impressive archaeological sites such as Coba and Chichen Itza, and explore the colonial cities of Valladolid and Merida. Travel with a bilingual guide to learn about the sites you visit.
Day 1: Arrival in Cancun
Arrive at Cancun airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in a Cancun hotel, El Rey del Caribe or similar.
Day 2: Coral Reef
Depart toward the second-largest coral reef in the world to swim with sea turtles and coral reef fishes. After, visit the Tulum archeological site. Overnight in a Tulum hotel, Los Lirios or similar.
Day 3: Sian Kaan
Visit the amazing Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to learn about the great biodiversity in Yucatan. Hike in the jungle, and float in the wetlands. Overnight in a Tulum hotel, Los Lirios or similar.
Day 4: Coba
Discover the Coba archeological site. Later, visit a Maya community in the heart of the Maya jungle. Finally, arrive in the colonial town of Valladolid. Overnight in Hotel El Meson del Marques or similar.
Day 5: Rio Lagartos
Depart toward Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve (another UNESCO World Heritage Site) and take a boat trip to see flamingos and other birds and wildlife. Overnight in Valladolid in Hotel El Meson del Marques or similar.
Day 6: Chichen Itza
Pay an early visit to the Chichen Itza archeological site (one of the New 7 Wonders of the World). After, head to a cenote to cool down and learn about the underground rivers of the Yucatan. Overnight in Izamal in Hotel Itzamaltun or similar.
Day 7: Izamal
Enjoy a city tour of the colonial city of Izamal and learn about its people, shops, handcraft projects, and more. Also, admire the Church of Izamal, which has the biggest church atrium in the world. Overnight in Merida, in Hotel Del Gobernador or similar.
Day 8: Merida
Take a city tour of the colonial town of Merida colonial. Discover the vibrant culture it has to offer and enjoy the cathedral, murals, architecture, people, and food. Overnight in Merida, in Hotel Del Gobernador or similar.
Day 9: Uxmal
Visit the Uxmal archeological site. After, discover the amazing Loltun caverns. Finally, drive back to Cancun. Overnight in Cancun in Hotel Marriot courtyard.
Day 10: Departure
Transfer to Cancun airport for your flight back home.