Yucatan State is home to many natural and cultural attractions, including archaeological sites, haciendas, cenotes, and wildlife. Merida, the state capital, is nicknamed the White City. It arose from the merger of three major cultures: Mayan, Spanish and Lebanese.
Yucatan State is home to two Pueblos Mágicos, Valladolid, and Izamal. Until the beginning of the 20th century, Valladolid was the third largest and most important city of the Yucatán Peninsula, after Mérida and Campeche. The city is deeply Mayan. Many women wear the traditional Mayan huipil — white cotton blouses or dresses adorned with bright, flowered embroidery and sold in places like the Mercado de Artesanias located across the city’s beautiful, newly refurbished Parque Principal.
Chichen Itza is one of the most visited archaeological sites in Mexico. This pre-Columbian city built by the Maya was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. In 2007 a massive step pyramid, known as El Castillo or Temple of Kukulcan which dominates the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Ikkil – one of the most beautiful cenotes in Yucatan. A natural freshwater pool of almost perfect circular shape of 60 meters. The height of the cenote is 27 meters and the water is 50 meters deep. The cenote is surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden which is home to a number of different species of birds. Spider monkeys also live in the area.
Visit to the colonial town of Valladolid. Sightseeing in Chichen Itza: Kukulkan Pyramid, Astronomical Observatory, Ballgame Court, Temple of a Thousand Columns, Temple of the Jaguar, the Temple of Warriors, Sacred Well. Free time will be provided for shopping crafts and souvenirs.
Transfer to Ikkil. Swimming and relax in a natural freshwater. Lunch in a local restaurant offering Yucatecan cuisine and local crafted beers. Visit to the colonial city of Valladolid. Transfer to the capital of the Yucatan state Merida for sightseeing. Dinner and overnight stay in Merida.
Uxmal was one of the largest cities of the Yucatán peninsula on the Ruta Puuc (Puuc Route), and was home to approximately 20,000 Maya.
Uxmal is an UNESCO World heritage site. Govenor’s Palace 98 meters long mosaic facade is one of the longest in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica and features 103 stone masks of the rain god Chac.
Celestun is a remote fishing village with a pristine sandy beach well known because of the huge population of flamingos.
Breakfast and transfer to the ancient Maya city of Uxmal. Sightseeing: Palace of the Vicar, Great Pyramid, Pyramid of Magician, Ballgame Court, House of Turtles. Transfer to the small fishing village of Celestun. Cruise by boat the mangrove channels in search of pink flamingos. Relax on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Dinner and transfer back to the hotel.
Price includes: transport from / to the hotel, admission tickets, 1 breakfast and 2 dinners without drinks, accommodation in 3 * hotel, cruise boats, water, guide during the trip.
Price does not include: other beverages and tips.