5 days / 4 nights
We customize expeditions according to your wishes and needs. Have a look at the example of a 5 days / 4 nights circuit below. Depending on your time we can make it more or less days.
Day 1: Cobá and Cenote Multún Ha
8:30 am (recommended) Pick you up anywhere in the Riviera Maya
Our 4 nights / 5 days Yucatán Expedition starts in the archaeological site of Cobá. Just 44 kilometers from Tulum, Cobá truly is a remarkable site to visit – combining culture with nature. Be prepared to climb the 120 steps of Nohoch Muul’s pyramid.
After visiting Cobá, our next activity will be a swim in the Cenote Multún Ha, just a few minutes away from the archaeological site, afterwards we return to Cobá for a Mayan lunch.
Our first night will be in the Mayan community of Ek-balam, 28 kilometers from Valladolid. ”Uh Najil Ek Balam” (House of the Jaguar) is a Mayan authentic village and ecotourism center managed by the local community. It is an ecotourism site where guests stay in typical Mayan huts. The project of Ek Balam contributes to the development of the region and supports the Mayan people and their culture.
Day 2: Ek Balam & Cenote X-Canche
8:00 am: Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
8:45 am: Visit of Ek Balam Archaeological site
The startling and amazingly well-preserved sculptures uncovered at Ek Balam are exciting to both newcomers and repeat visitors of Mayan sites. Dating from 100 BC to its height at 700-1,200 BC, it is unlike any other Mayan site. Ek Balam has a feel all its own.
11:00 am: We ride bicycles to the Cenote X-canche for a swim and lunch.
After lunch we head for our next stay, Villas Archeologicas Hotel in Chichen Itzá, to be ready for the light and sound show inside the archeological site of Chichen Itzá.
Dinner at Villas Archeologicas Hotel and light and sound show (optional).
Day 3: Chichen Itzá
Good morning Chichen Itzá!
7:45 am: Breakfast at Villas Archeologicas Hotel.
Maya for “Mouth of the well of the Itzaes”), Chichen Itzá is one of the most controversial, studied and visited ruins of the Mayan world. Its history and its chronology are the subject of debates and the fate of its people a puzzle that archeologist continue to theorize about as excavations continue.
8:30 am: We enter Chichen Itzá for a approx. 3 hours guided visit to the most important archeological structures.
12:00: We visit Cenote Ikil for a swim and cooling off.
1:00 pm: Lunch in Hacienda Xaybe’h in Pisté, a village near Chichen Itzá.
After lunch we head to Mérida, a 1/12 hours drive from for Pisté, to our next hotel, Hotel Colonial, in the heart of the City near the main plaza of Mérida.
Mérida, the vibrant capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán, has a rich Mayan and colonial heritage. The city’s central point is the Plaza de la Independencia, where the Palast of the Governor and the City Hall are located as well as the House of Montejo and the Cathedral of Mérida. The walls of the main cathedral are one of the many examples in downtown Mérida were the Carved Maya stones from the ancient Mayan city T’ho become visible. These ancient stones were widely used to build the plentiful Spanish colonial buildings that you can see in downtown. The Casa de Montejo, a 16th-century mansion, is a landmark of colonial plateresque architecture.
In the afternoon you have time to explore this plaza and the surrounding city centre.
Day 4: Uxmal & the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya in Mérida
Good morning Mérida!
8:00 am: Breakfast at Hotel Colonial
8:45 am: Leaving from the Hotel for Uxmal. After one hour we arrive at the archeological site of Uxmal, the jewel of Yucatán state, where we will have a 2 hours guided visit.
Uxmal, surrounded by legends, myths and anecdotes, poetic in its name and history, is located next to a series of hills known as Puuc in the Mayan language. Puuc meaning “hills” was the name subsequently used for the architectural style of that region.
After Uxmal archeological site we will visit the Cacao Museum across from the entrance for approx. 1 hour.
1:00 pm: Mayan lunch in one of the traditional restaurants in the area.
After lunch we return to Mérida for more city sightseeing and a visit to the “Gran Museo del Mundo Maya”.
Dinner of your choice in any of the restaurants in Mérida.
Day 5: Valladolid & return to the Riviera Maya
8:00 am: Breakfast in Hotel Colonial
8:45 am: Return to the city of Valladolid for visit and sightseeing
12:30 pm: Lunch in el Mesón del Marqués
After Valladolid we return to your hotel at the Riviera Maya.
Professional guide and tour conductor
Entrance fees to archeological sites, museum and cenotes as described
English speaking guides at the archeological sites
Fully insured vehicle (A/C)
Water and snacks everyday during the tours (vegetarian food available).
Overnights in hotels including breakfast as described
Lunch as described (vegetarian food available)
Dinners, we will recommend the best restaurants in the area, regional or international food
What to bring:
Passport, light clothes, hat, sandals, bathing suit, towel, biodegradable sunblock, underwater camera (if possible), your own mask and snorkel (optional), money, etc.