Yucatan Discovery
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Trust us, the pics you'll take on this trip will need no filters. This snappy seven-day tour takes you through the very best of the Yucatán Peninsula's most colourful sites. Swim in an underground limestone cave through pools of crystal clear water and marvel at the blushing pink hue of the Playa de las Coloradas lake hidden in a biosphere reserve. In between, you'll have time to chill out on the beach and let loose with your new friends on a night out in Tulum (which you may or may not want to leave your camera at home for).

  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Supplier Tour ID: CMYJ/240352
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Mérida, Mexico
  • Finishes: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • Mérida
  • Río Lagartos
  • Tulum
  • Playa del Carmen



Day 1: Mérida

Arrive at any time.


Day 2: Mérida

Set off into the countryside and visit a cenote (limestone sinkhole unique to the Yucatån) to escape the heat with an underground swim. Enjoy an afternoon of freetime to explore more of Mérida. Opt to travel to the Mayan ruins of Uxmal for their nighttime sound and light show.
Mérida is a fascinating and beautiful city and easy to explore on foot. Mérida is also the gateway to the Mayan ruins of the Puuc Route, the most famous of which is Uxmal, which rivals Chichén Itzá in its scale and extent of excavation.


Day 3: Mérida/Río Lagartos

After a free morning in Merida, travel to the small seaside town of Rio Lagartos. The area is home to thousands of flamingos in April. Venture to nearby Las Coloradas, which has picture-perfect bright pink and coral hues during the afternoon sun. Seeing is believeing here!


Day 4: Río Lagartos/Tulum

Continue to the seaside town of Tulum, and visit the dramatic Mayan ruins of Tulum – situated on the edge of a cliff next to the crashing sea.
With it's breathtaking coastline, white sand beaches, and Mayan ruins, Tulum is guaranteed to impress! In the afternoon, visit the Tulum ruins and take in the picturesque tropical backdrop while exploring the site.


Day 5: Tulum

Enjoy a free day in Tulum. Opt to visit a nearby cenote to swim, take a day trip to see the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza or Coba, go scuba diving/snorkelling, or chill out on the beach. Cap off the day with a Big Night Out.


Day 6: Tulum/Playa del Carmen

Travel to Playa del Carmen. Enjoy dinner at a G Adventures-supported community restaurant with a youth-focused art program.
Our final stop is Playa del Carmen, located on the beach just a 45-minute drive south of Cancún. The town is your last chance to enjoy some nightlife, buy last-minute souvenirs and relax and swim in the Caribbean Sea. There is also snorkelling and diving available, and long stretches of sandy beaches which are perfect for walking and relaxing after a hectic day.


Day 7: Playa del Carmen

Depart at any time.

    • Your G for Good Moment: El Hongo Mexican Community Restaurant & Youth Art Program, Playa del Carmen Your Big Night Out Moment: Tulum
    • Cenote visit
    • Las Coloradas visit
    • Tulum ruins visit
    • Beach time in Tulum and Playa del Carmen
    • Free time in Mérida, Tulum and Playa del Carmen
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Simple hotels/hostels (6 nts, most multi-share)
    • 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner
    • Public air-conditioned bus, taxi, private vehicle
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Swim in an underground cenote
  • Explore seaside Mayan ruins
  • Let loose on a night out in Tulum
  • Snap pics at the pink lake of Playa de las Coloradas