DAY 1: Cancun-Tulum- Felipe Carillo Puerto-Chaccoben-Cethumal
Day 2: Chetumal-Kohunlich-Bacalar-Riviera Maya/Cancun
In the morning of the first day we drive south parallel to the Caribbean coast to Tulum. Arriving in Tulum we will visit the only archeological site directly build along the Caribbean Coast. Tulum is one of the youngest archaeological sites which can be visited. From Tulum our trip goes further south to Felipe Carillo Puerto a city which was called in the 19 th century, during the famous “War of the Castes”, Chan Santa Cruz; Small Holy Cross.
During this war the city was one of the strongholds of the Mayan Insurgents and one of their most famous “talking Crosses” was found here. We will visit the sanctuary of the “Cruz parlante” and the market. After our lunch we will drive on to the ruins of Chaccoben. These ruins were discovered in and was finally opened to the public in 2002. The last part of our trip today goes to the State Capital Chetumal. Chetumal was founded in 1899 on the mouth of the Hondo River the present border with Belize.
After breakfast we will visit the Maya Museum or the regional Museum from Chetumal. Then we will go on to the Mayan site of Kohunlich. These ruins near the border with Belize were discovered by Chicleros from Belize which called the place Cohoon Ridge. The present name, comes from the Cohoon ridge.
From Kohunlich we drive back towards the Caribbean coast. We will make a stop at the deepest cenote in the Quintana Roo State, the Cenote Azul. Here we have time to swim and will we have our lunch. Before we start on our way back North. We will make a short stop to near the shore of the Lake of the Seven Colors and the colonial Fort San Felipe. This Fort was built in the 18 th Century to protect Bacalar against British, Dutch and French Pirates. One our way back to the Mayan Riviera we will make two small technical stops along the road
– Transport throughout the two days from hotel to hotel
– Official Bilingual speaking guide (LGBT) during the two days
– Hotel night in Chetumal
– Water and sodas during the transport
– Refreshing towels
– Entrance fees Tulum, Museum, Chaccoben and Kohunlich
– Breakfast on day 2 Lunch on day 1 and 2
– Guided visit in Tulum, Chaccoben and Kohunlich
– Local taxes and VAT
– Tips guide(s) and driver
– Permits to use video camera on archeological sites(45 pesos/each)
– Other meals and drinks than mentioned in the program
– Private expenses
Swimming gear, easy walking shoes, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and cap. In the rainy season, an umbrella or a rain poncho could be handy. Be aware that we will spend the night in Chetumal.
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