4 Nights 5 Days Yucatán Península Expeditions
Our 4-5 day Expeditions takes you into the states of Quintana Roo and Yucatán. A great journey into the traditions of the Yucatán Península.
Archeology, history and nature, visiting maya sites, colonial cities, historic haciendas, and impressive cenotes, enjoying the rich local cuisine and flavors of southern Mexico.
Day 1 – Exploring Valladolid
Whether from Cancun airport or any hotel in the Riviera Maya, our first day of Expeditions would be in the colonial city of Valladolid, located about one and a half hours from the meeting point in the state of Quintana Roo or Yucatán for our first night at the Hotel Boutique Casa- Quetzal.
Valladolid is the second most important city in the Yucatán Peninsula. Its colonial buildings include 16th-century Convent of San Bernardino of Siena, with an ornate wooden altarpiece, and baroque-style San Gervasio Cathedral.
Day 2 – Ek-Balam-Rio Lagartos
After breakfast, prepare yourself to visit one of the least explored archaeological sites: Ek-Balam, (“Black or dark Jaguar”). This pre-hispanic city was part of a great empire named Talol.
Afterwards we will drive to Rio Lagartos, located 57 miles from Ek-Balam for our boat tour. This little town takes you back in time to the charms and simpler life of rural Mexico. Rio Lagartos, a small fishing village with ecotourism activities on the Gulf Coast is a different kind of paradise with hundreds of Flamingos and pink waters, making this place a unique protected area.
We will be back in Valladolid Hotel Casa Quetzal around 6:00 p.m.
Day 3 – Chichén Itzá -Seyé
After breakfast and hotel check out: Be prepared for a unique experience in one of the most important archaeological sites, Chichén Itzá, where you can admire one of the “Seven wonders of the Modern World “the pyramid named “El Castillo.” The site is one of the most visited archaelogical sites of the Yucatán and México due its extraordinary architecture, beauty and geografical location. Chichén Itzá was one of the greatest Maya centers of the Yucatán Península.
Afterwards we will continue to one of the most beautiful cenotes of the region, located in a Maya town, where we will have our traditonal Maya lunch and then continue to Seyé for our first night in a private historic colonial house.
Day 4 – Uxmal- Mérida
After breakfast: We will visit the archaeological site of Uxmal, “The Maya jewel of the Yucatán” and the most important in the “Puuc Route” to explore the most famous building “La casa del Adivino”. At the end of this visit we will visit the Chocolate Museum located just in front of the site. After the Museum we will have lunch in one of the most reccommended restaurants of the area.
After lunch our next visit will be the work shop of Pedro Ayuso, a local crafstman. Our next stop will be Merida the capital of the Yucatan state, where we will have a short sight seeing tour and have dinner.
Day 5 – Acanceh-Cenotes-Izamal
On the last day we will visit one of the historic and still working haciendas in Seyé and discover the glorious past of the Yucatán and the green gold (sisal fiber), a symbol in out local culture. Afterwards we will visit Acanceh town and its local market, a view of the fusion of the Spanish conquista and the Maya. Our next stop will be as swim in a cenote that is part of the famous Ring of Cenotes of the Yucatán region. After the cenote we will take the road to Izamal, the yellow city for some sightseeing, a must visit in the Yucatán.
We will have lunch here before taking the road back to the Riviera Maya or Tulúm for the next chapter of your visit to our beautiful country.
Yucatán Expeditions Highlights:
- Two nights in Casa Quetzal Valladolid
- Two nights in Seyé, located near Mérida
Surrounded by Cenotes, Mayan sites and Haciendas
- Eat home-cooked traditional meals
- Learn about the meeting of ancient traditions and the modern Maya Culture.
- We take you off the beaten path and into what’s real!
- Air-conditioned transportation
- Specialized guide
- Water, seasonal fruits and snacks in the van
- All accommodations included
- Daily breakfast and lunch
- All entrance fees of the described activities
- $220 USD per person per day
- Dinners and alcoholic beverages not included
Plan your Tailor-made
Tailor-made Expeditions which offers you the flexibility to design your own trip exactly how you like it. You can decide how and when to travel, the places to visit and the hotel standard.