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Cenote Tour

16 Night Itinerary from £2,5962,085$2,634

Private Individual Tour

 

Explore the austere and palatial pyramids of ancient Mayan civilisations, discover colonial cities, isolated Haciendas and unwind on the beaches

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Travel Highlights>

  • Combine Mayan pyramids, colonial cities and a luxury beach resort
  • Discover provincial Yucatan life at Valladolid
  • Explore Merida and Campeche, the peninsula's finest Spanish cities
  • Visit Izamal's 16th century monastery and take a dip in a natural cenote
  • Admire the Puuc style ruins at Uxmal and Kabah's incredible Palace of the Masks
  • Avoid the biggest crowds with a morning tour of the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza
  • Relax, swim and snorkel at Playa del Carmen with its beautiful beaches

This itinerary can be modified and adapted to your preference with a specialst advisor, who can provide a guaranteed price, based on hotels, transport, excursions and flights.

Cenote Tour
Tour Itinerary

Valladolid - 3 Nights

Day 1 - Cancun

Day 2 - Travel to Valladolid

Day 3 - Explore Valladolid

Day 1

Cancun

Departure on a direct, daytime flight to Cancun. On arrival, your body clock will feel like late at night. You will be met by our representative and taken to your hotel for a good night sleep and be fresh for the next day.


Day 2

Travel to Valladolid

Transfer to the colonial city Valladolid for a 2 night stay.


Day 3

Explore Valladolid

Enjoy a day to explore the Spanish colonial architecture, parks and squares. Perhaps take a cooling swim in the city's centrally located cenote (a fresh water filled sink hole ideally for swimming), visit the San Roque Museum and learn about the city's troubled past or the equally fascinating folk art Museum.

Merida - 3 Nights

Day 4 - Travel to Merida

Days 5-6 - Optional excursions in Merida 

 

Day 4

Travel to Merida

Transfer to colonial city of Merida and your chosen hotel for a 3 night stay. Rest of the day at leisure. 


Day 5

Optional excursions in Merida

We spend two full days of optional excursions to explore Merida. Perhaps take a guided tour of the city, visit the Monastery at Izamal or the "Human sacrifice cenote" of Diztnup. 


Day 6

At leisure

Explore Merida at your own pace.

Uxmal and Campeche - 2 Nights

Day 7 - Visit Uxmal 

Day 8 - Campeche

Day 7

Visit Uxmal 

Transfer to Campeche where we stay for 2 nights. En route, we visit Hacienda Temozon and explore the Puuc archeological site of Uxmal, where the walls have intricate decorations, and the nearby, partially excavated site of Kabah.


Day 8

At leisure in Campeche

A day at leisure to enjoy the delights of this most interesting coastal city. A visit to the old walled town with its restored colonial buildings and cobbled streets - a UNESCO World Heritage site - it a must. Venture further afield and you will find a genuine Mexican provincial feel with local bars and restaurants to enjoy. 

Chichen Itza - 1 Night

Day 9 - Chichen Itza

Day 9

Chichen Itza

Transfer to Chichén Itzá, where we visit the extensive archaeological site with impressive, austere pyramids, the temple and observatory. There is a "son et lumiere" show in the evening. Overnight at a hotel nearby.

Playa del Carmen - 5 Nights

Days 10-14 - Playa del Carmen beach resort

Day 15 - Return home

Day 10

Playa del Carmen beach resort

Explore Chichén Itzá further in the early morning light, before the crowds of tourists arrive. Rest by the hotel pool in the midday heat and early in the afternoon we transfer to the coast staying for 5 nights at your chosen hotel in Playa del Carmen or Riviera Maya.


Day 11

At leisure

Relax on the beach.


Day 12

At leisure

Relax on the beach.


Day 13

At leisure

Relax on the beach.


Day 14

At leisure

Relax on the beach.


Day 15

Return home

Transfer to Cancún airport for your overnight flight to the UK.


Day 16

Arrive in the UK

Fairmont Mayakoba

Playa del Carmen - Deluxe Resort

Located within an incredible 240 acres of tropical forest and designed around crystal clear waterways, the Fairmont Mayakoba has the sense of a grand Mexican home. The grounds and gardens are something special, with golf carts to get around the site and trails to explore.

The 401 beautifully appointed air-conditioned bedrooms and 34 beach and lagoon casitas have one king or two queen beds, spacious bathrooms with a soaker tub and separate shower, some with private terrace or well sized balcony, Bose wave radio, CD player and 32"LCD TV.

Guests spend their days enjoying one of the resorts 5 swimming pools, perhaps horseback riding on the beach, enjoying a round at Mayakoba's own golf course or in their private spa. Included in the price are a guided catamaran tour, use of sea kayaks, paddle boards, snorkelling equipment, boogie boards, beach balls, volleyball, beach games and competitions.

For additional cost (payable locally), you can take a coral reef snorkelling expedition, lessons in windsurfing, kite boarding, yoga, catamaran sailing and windsurfer rental. 

There are three restaurants to choose from. The Brisas is a stunning beachfront eatery offering delicious seafood and international dishes. El Puerto is the place for dinner with a menu of Latin/Asian choices and the Laguna Restaurant offers superb Mexican cuisine.

The resort also has two bars, cafe and a beautiful spa.

Playa del Carmen is located only 10 minutes away. The town is a great place to spend an evenings with a good choice of shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. 

Great for Families:

There are many facilities to keep children of all ages stimulated, with children aged 5-11 being able to take advantage of the Discovery Club and Adventure Camp. Children aged 0-5 eat for free when dining with their parents. 

Rooms are on a bed and breakfast basis. Other room packages are available.

 

Le Reve

Playa del Carmen - First Boutique

Hotel Le Reve is a charming boutique hotel located on the secluded area of Xcalacoco, 7 km north of Playa del Carmen. With a magnificent white sand beach and stunning turquoise blue waters, this is the perfect scene for a romantic retreat. Le Reve has a contemporary minimal style which is reflected in the white decor and furnishings of the guest rooms and the uncluttered but striking public areas.

There are in total 25 chic rooms & suites. The Horizon suite has a queen size bed, spacious bathroom and partial ocean view from its own terrace. The Beach Front Bungalow features one king size bed, private terrace, own plunge pool and spectacular Caribbean Sea beach front.

The hotel has a lovely swimming pool area right by the edge of the beach. The Merlot Restaurant serves award-winning cuisine and there is a beach bar serving tropical drinks and cocktails. The restaurant and bar have a wonderful evening ambiance. Other facilities include a small spa and fitness room. Mexican cooking lessons are also available.

Rooms rates are on a bed and breakfast basis.

 

 

Mahekal Beach Resort

Playa del Carmen - First Resort

Nestled between lush tropical gardens, a pristine white sand beach and the turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea, Mahékal is one of the most picturesque Hotels in Playa del Carmen.

The 121 rooms are divided into three sections, each with a different atmosphere - Caribe Ocean, Caribbean Garden view and Aventura Ocean. All rooms have private facilities, a patio or balcony with hammocks and air conditioned. Some rooms have their own plunge pool or outdoor shower. In keeping with a relaxed environment, there are no televisions, radios or telephones in the rooms.

The hotel's facilities include two pools and jacuzzi, two restaurants and bar. Water sports such as scuba diving or windsurfing can be arranged at the hotel. The hotel is conveniently located to the shops and restaurants of 5th Avenue, or La Quinta as it is known locally and only 50 minutes from Cancun Airport.

What's included:

The resort offers a half board (breakfast and dinner breakfast and lunch). Drinks are additional.

Viceroy Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya - Deluxe Resort

The secluded award-winning Viceroy Riviera Maya resort is located on the Rivera Maya only 3 miles north of Playa del Carmen. Guests are welcomed by the Resident Shaman who performs a Mayan Blessing. After sipping a lemongrass and coconut welcome drink, the resorts’ Mayordormo butler team personally escort guests to their villa before hand-cutting a local Artisanal soap. Guests are relaxed and pampered from the minute they arrive.

There are 41 private luxury villas, each with private pool and individual butler service. Constructed with natural wood and stones and surrounded by luscious gardens, each villa features an outdoor terrace with sun loungers, dining table, handmade crochet hammock and outdoor shower. There is a spacious indoor bathroom with standing shower, separate basins and large closets. All beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, duvet covers and glorious down pillows.

The La Marea restaurant offers dishes with Mediterranean, Asian, and Mexican influences. Fresh seafood and an array of chef's specialities are prepared daily. The pastry chef prepares breads, rolls, and croissants from a variety of fragrant doughs and local ingredients. The wine list represents much of the world, most notable are French, Italian and Spanish wines. The Grill serves snacks and light dishes during the day including a delicious lobster club sandwich. The Bar is one of the most exciting places at Viceroy Riviera Maya with views of the Mayan sunset and the island of Cozumel, great to meet friends for a cocktail before dinner.

The full service spa at Viceroy Riviera Maya offers guests a steam room, jacuzzi, Swiss showers with adjustable water pressure, and individual treatment areas. There is also a seaside spa area for Temazcal bath, massages, facials, treatments, tai chi, and yoga. The spa's philosophy is that the sea is a fountain of energy, where we achieve equilibrium, comfort and gain the ability to restore indispensable vital elements. The Temazcal bath combines a cleansing sweat bath with herbs, flowers, music, and a soothing massage. There is also a full service beauty salon.

There are a range of pricing options, from room only, bed and breakfast to all-inclusive. 

 

Price Guidelines

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 31 Dec-19 Jul, 22 Aug -13 Dec 20 Jul - 21 Aug; 14 Dec - 30 Dec
Travel Dates Tourist First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £2,596 £3,423
Multiple Travellers - Own Room £3,261 £4,747
Single Traveller - Own Room £3,983 £5,577

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 16 Days / 14 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown.

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