Cancun and Mayan Adventure

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Group Size: Max 11

Trip code: MDB

Duration: 9 days

9 day guided group tour of Mexico
Explore beautiful beaches and jungles
See the famous ruins at Chichen Itza!

Spend 9 days in beautiful Mexico and discover the country’s incredible history, culture and landscapes. Follow the Mayan trade route, stopping off at spectacular ruins including Chichén Itza, Uxmal and Palenque. Then make the most of Mexico’s stunning beaches, with relaxation time in Mahuhual and Playa del Carmen. You’ll even enjoy a boat cruise across the magical Lagoon of Seven Colours, a shimmering, shifting body of water that changes colour as the sun sets. Travelling with a group and guide, you’ll also meet exciting like-minded adventurers and gain great insights into this spectacular country along the way.

Trip highlights

  • Uncover incredible Mayan ruins, including Chichen Itza, Uxmal and Tulum
  • Explore the jungles around Palenque on a guided tour
  • Cruise across the enchanting Lagoon of Seven Colours
  • Enjoy blissful beach living in Mahahual
  • Soak up the buzz of Playa Del Carmen
Further trip information

Explore the history, culture and beaches of Mexico on this action packed 9-day group tour!

Day 1: Cancun – Chichén Itza – Merida. Meet your group at 7:30am in Cancun and head out of the city towards Chichén Itza. Dominated by the mighty El Castillo pyramid, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a snapshot of a long-forgotten past. After exploring Chichén Itza, continue on to Mérida, the beautiful capital city of the Yucatán state. Tonight, hit the town for a night out with your group!

Day 2: Uxmal – Campeche. Discover the magnificent Mayan city of Uxmal with its towering Pyramid of the Magician. Then drive to Campeche, a walled city on the coast of Mexico. Take a walk along the Malecón, an exquisite path that looks over the shimmering sea, or rent a bicycle and explore at speed!

Day 3-4: Palenque. Plunge south towards the ruins of Palenque. Discover the enormous Temple of Inscriptions, and enjoy a tour of the surrounding jungle. After a busy day of exploration, freshen up in the cooling spray of Misol Ha waterfall. Tonight, join an optional nocturnal tour of the jungle (extra cost USD65).

Day 5: Bacalar. Spend the night on the edge of the Lagoon of Seven Colours. Take a cruise on the water and then make a splash in the Cenote Azul, a secluded swimming spot.

Day 6-7: Mahahual. Some blissful beach living now, as you head across to Mahahual on the Caribbean Coast. Spend your days stretched out on the sugary beaches, sipping cocktails with your fellow travellers and cooling off in the sparkling turquoise sea. If you fancy an underwater experience, head over to nearby Banco Chinchorro with its beautiful coral reef and marine life.

Day 8: Tulum – Playa Del Carmen. En route to Playa Del Carmen,stop off at Tulum, the country’s only coastal Mayan ruins. Kick back and relax in the beachside bars and clubs of Playa Del Carmen. Celebrate this incredible Mexican adventure with your group. Your tour ends tomorrow!

Day 9: Playa Del Carmen – Cancun. Enjoy your final morning beneath the swaying palm trees of Playa Del Carmen. Then head back to Cancun where your tour will end at around 5pm. If you choose to fly out today, please do not book a flight that departs before 9pm to allow for transfers and check in.

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