Northern Yucatan High lights 4days/3 nights

Day 1: Cancun/Riviera maya-Chichen itza-Merida.

Day 2: Merida-Uxmal- Merida.

Day 3: Merida-Izamal- Valladolid.

Day 4: Valladolid-Ek Balam-Rio Lagartos-Caribbean

 

Itinerary

Day 1
Cancun/Riviera maya-Chichen itza-Merida.

 

In the morning we will drive from the Caribbean Coast to Chichen Itza. Here we will visit the famous Kukulkan Pyramid, the ball court and several other important buildings. After lunch we will continue to the Yucatan State Capital Merida. We make a small city tour before going to our hotel.

 

Day 2
Merida-Uxmal- Merida.

In the morning we visit the city centre and the main market before we drive south to Uxmal. This  archaeological side build in the splendid Puuc style is one of the important and most beautiful Mayan sites in Yucatan. We return to Merida for our second night.

 

Day 3
Merida-Izamal- Valladolid.

 

We will drive from Merida towards the Yellow city of Yucatan, Izamal. Here the Franciscan monks build the biggest convent in the southeast of Mexico. The small colonial city of izamal is built on an important Mayan site. Remains from seven pyramids can still been seen in Izamal.

 

From Izamal we drive further to the second biggest city of the Yucatan state, Valladolid. The old colonial city was built on the remains of the Maya city Zaci. We make a city tour before going to our hotel for the third and last night.

 

Day 4
Valladolid-Ek Balam-Rio Lagartos-Caribbean

 

In the morning we leave for the ruins of Ek Balam. Here they restored the biggest Mayan building from the Yucatan peninsula, the Acropolis. Archaeologist discovered here the most beautiful stucco wall in whole of the Mayan region.

After the visit we go on to the Ria Lagartos national park, were we will make a boat tour to the flamingo colonies. In Rio Lagartos live more than 300 birds and a great number of, endangered, mammals and reptiles. WE even have the chance to take a famous Mayan mud bath.

After the visit to Rio Lagartos we return to the Caribbean Coast. End of the tour.

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– Transport throughout the four days

– Official Bilingual speaking guide during the four days

– 3 Hotel nights in Gay friendly hotels

– Water and sodas during the transport

– Refreshing towels

– Entrance fees Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Ek Balam, Ria lagartos

– Breakfast on day 2-3- 4

– Guided visits at the Mayan sites and in the colonial cities

– Local taxes and VAT

– Insurance

– Tips guide(s) and driver

– Permits to use video camera/selfie stick/tablet 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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