Take a 4-day journey around the Yucatan peninsula by travelling on a bus to the pretty colonial city of Merida with is shady open plazas and laid back locals. Hop on a bus to Merida on Day 1. Enjoy snorkelling by cenotes on Day 2. Take a trip to Uxmal & Kabah ruins on Day 3. End your trip on Day 4 with a Chichen Itza day trip before being dropped on in Cancun city centre.
Bus Transfer Cancun to Merida
Make your way to the bus station and hop on board your bus. Today you will travel from Cancun to the colonial city of Merida with white Spanish architecture and pretty tree-lined plazas. Take the rest of the evening to walk around town as the locals come out to socialise after the day’s heat has subsided. Overnight in Merida.
Cenotes Underground Snorkelling
Please make your own way to the meeting point in the center of Merida and from there we`ll move as the locals do. Walk through the colonial streets of Merida to catch the local transportation that will take us to a traditional mayan village. Upon arrival, we`ll visit different types of "cenotes" (sinkholes) and your guide will explain to you the formation of cenotes.
Swim and snorkel in these cenotes, and if you dare, try to reach the bottom and some other hidden places inside these beautiful caverns. Learn about the traditional mayan medicine and listen to a prayer in mayan language to show gratitude towards the spirits and guards of these places. Take local transport back to Merida and make your own way to your accommodation. Overnight in Merida.
*Packing Suggestions: Swimsuit, towel and money for lunch and personal expenses.
Uxmal & Kabah Ancient Ruins Day Trip
Enjoy a day trip to explore the beautiful ancient archaeological sites of Uxmal and Kabah today. We will pick you up from your accommodation and drive you an hour south to the spectacular Uxmal ruins, where we will walk around for a few hours. Uxmal is a grand model that depicts the classic Maya architecture. Designated as a UNESCO world heritage site, this outstanding temple of the mystic is one of the most outstanding architecture of the Maya culture. The brilliance of the Puuc style architecture is clearly exemplified at the Nuns Quadrangle. The Governor`s Palace, the Ball Court, as well as House of the Tortoises are some of the most stunning Mayan buildings to watch out for. After the tour of Uxmal, we will have lunch and then make our way 30 minutes south to explore the Kabah Pyramids, another classic Maya archaeological site, known for the temple of the rain god chaac also known as codz poop (rolled matting). It also boasts of a number of palaces, low stone buildings, and step pyramid temples. In the early afternoon, we will make our way back to Merida and bring you back to your accommodation. Overnight in Merida.
*Packing Suggestions: Sunscreen & comfortable shoes.
Chichen Itza Day Trip & Cancun City Centre Drop-Off
Depart Merida this morning for a Chichen-Itza Day Trip and transfer to Cancun. Learn about the ancient ways of life in this well-preserved Mayan citadel with an English-speaking guide. Ponder the disappearance of this archaeological site’s former inhabitants while you walk around these pre-Hispanic ruins. Recently added to the list of the 7 World Wonders, this is a site you do not want to miss! Your trip will come to an end as you are dropped off in the Cancun City Center. We wish you safe travels for your onwards journey!
*Note: A fee of $45 MXN (subject to change) per person will be charged for the use of any video recording devices inside the site (tablets, cell phones, camera).
*NOTE REGARDING LUNCH: We will make a stop for a buffet lunch at a cost of $150 pesos to be paid locally.
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Trip Name: Independent - Yucatan Highlights Adventure / (from Cancun)
Duration: 4 Days
From Price: £288
Supplier Tour ID: CUNYUC/208467
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