Riviera Maya Archaeological Tour
Enjoy the beautiful landscapes, culture, history of the Mayans, archaeological sites with the most important temples in the country and charming places to take an incredible rest.
- Arrival and departure transfers.
- Transport in vehicles with air conditioning.
- Driver / Bilingual Certified Guide (English – Spanish).
- All entrances to the parks and monuments described in the itinerary.
- Meal included in the itinerary (3 American type breakfasts and 2 meals).
- 2 nights accommodation in Cancun or Riviera Maya (Bel Air or Similar).
- 2 nights accommodation in Merida (Colonial, Castellano or Similar).
- 4-Star hotel.
- Tickets flights.
- Food and services not described in the itinerary.
- Breakfast for minors.
- Tips and expenses of a personal nature.
Day 1: Arrival to Cancun.
Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 2: Tulum – Coba – Merida.
In the morning, we will travel to Merida, on the way we will visit the impressive archaeological zone of Tulum, where we will be able to admire the diverse structures that with time have remained in the Mayan world, we will continue our trip, we will visit the archaeological site of Cobá where its constructions merge with the landscape, among enormous trees and jungle vegetation, lagoons and all the local fauna that you will find. We will continue to Merida. Overnight.
Day 3: Mérida – Uxmal – Kabah.
After breakfast, we will leave for the impressive archaeological zone of Uxmal where we will find the frieze of each one of the pyramids, which is one of the most beautiful and complex examples of the Mayan geometric art, made with stone mosaic. We will continue to the archaeological site of Kabah, which stands out for its strategic location and the quality of the carved stones that embellish and give meaning to its buildings. Return to Merida. Overnight.
Day 4: Mérida – Chichén Itzá – Cancún.
After breakfast we will depart to one of the main archaeological sites of the Yucatan Peninsula: Chichen Itzá, that has classic Mayan architecture and a remarkable symbolism, related to the Toltec culture, coming from the altiplano in Mexico as well as the architectural style called Puuc. We will visit and admire its beautiful buildings, enjoy lunch and then continue our way to Cancun. Overnight.
Day 5: Departure.
Transfer from the hotel to the airport for your departure flight.
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
We recommend you bring a towel, sandals, swimsuit, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, personal toiletry, cap or hat, raincoat or umbrella, lightweight pants, comfortable shoes for walking both in the archaeological zones and by the haciendas and fresh clothes for the hottest climates.
For the tours, please wait in the lobby 10 minutes before that the hour of pick up indicated. The guide will call you by your first and last name upon arrival at the hotel lobby, he will ask you to show the coupon, he will reconfirm the destination to visit and includes of the tour.
Fascinate with the natural and ancestral beauties that the Yucatan Peninsula has to offer, we will visit various points, which are of great importance for the Mayan culture.
Tulum is the best and most well-known example of the East Coast style, a name that designates the architectural type of Mayan buildings built on the north coast of Quintana Roo between 1200 and 1520 AD. Being on the highest elevation of the region and for its efficient defensive system, this site was an unavoidable settlement for any commercial route and for the exploitation of the rich marine resources of the coast of Quintana Roo.
The Mayan archaeological site of Cobá is located about ninety kilometers east of Chichen Itza and about forty northwest of Tulum, has an area of just over 70 square kilometers and a network of 45 roads (or sacbés) that connects the various sets of the site, and with other smaller communities, that surely depended on their domain.
In Uxmal the most impressive structure, with a unique elliptical shape and a height of more than 35 meters, is La Casa del Adivino; According to an ancient legend, this pyramid was raised by a dwarf in only one night, although in reality it was built in five stages and designed in such a way that its stairway faces east, towards sunset on the solstice Of summer.
Kabah is characteristic of the region since the ruins extend on both sides of the road in a very large area of jungle, are located in the lower part of a valley, surrounded by hills of medium height where you can see small temples at its peak, where from the horizon you can see the main buildings of Nohpat and Uxmal.
The archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá, in Yucatan, is a Cultural Heritage of Mexico, and due to its importance, it was recognized internationally, when it was declared and it was inscribed in the list of World Heritage by UNESCO, in 1988.
These and more experiences await you on this magnificent tour.