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Mayan Pyramids, Caribbean Beach resort and colonial history of the Yucatan.

14 Night Itinerary from  £3,182

Cenote 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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Tour Route

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 tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

Cancun - 1 Night

Day 1 - Departure on a daytime flight to Cancun


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Thursday, 25 April 2024

Fly to 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.


Valladolid - 2 Nights

Day 2 - Travel to Valladolid

Day 3 - Explore Valladolid

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Friday, 26 April 2024

Travel to Valladolid

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

Saturday, 27 April 2024

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.

Historic Merida

Merida - 3 Nights

Day 4 - Travel to Merida

Days 5-6 - Optional excursions in Merida 


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Sunday, 28 April 2024

Travel to Merida

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

Monday, 29 April 2024

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. 

Tuesday, 30 April 2024

At leisure

Explore Merida at your own pace.


Uxmal and Campeche - 2 Nights

Day 7 - Visit Uxmal 

Day 8 - Campeche

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Wednesday, 01 May 2024

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.

Thursday, 02 May 2024

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

Chichen Itza - 1 Night

Day 9 - Chichen Itza

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Friday, 03 May 2024

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.

White sand and turquoise warm sea

Playa del Carmen - 5 Nights

Days 10-14 - Playa del Carmen beach resort

Day 15 - Return home

Day 16 - Arrive in the UK

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Saturday, 04 May 2024

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.

Sunday, 05 May 2024

At leisure

Relax on the beach.

Monday, 06 May 2024

At leisure

Relax on the beach.

Tuesday, 07 May 2024

At leisure

Relax on the beach.

Wednesday, 08 May 2024

At leisure

Relax on the beach.

Thursday, 09 May 2024

Return home

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

Friday, 10 May 2024

Arrive in the UK

Illusion Boutique

Playa del Carmen - Tourist Boutique

Illusion Boutique Hotel is a small hotel in the centre of Playa del Carmen, between the main street "Quinta Avenida" and the beach, which is located only a 2 minute walk walk down the road. It is ideal for everyone who likes to be within walking distance of all the attractions, shops, restaurants, bars and the beach. Although, please note this also means a certain amount of activity and street noise.

The hotel is for adults over 18. There are 196 comfortable rooms and suites with private facilities, the Maison Pierre Bistro on the ground floor serving breakfast and international and French-Mexican cuisine. The roof top has "La Vista" Bar serving drinks and snacks, an outdoor plunge pool (30 square metres) and solarium with sun loungers. There is also a spa.

Rates are on a bed and breakfast basis.

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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.

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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.


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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
Room Arrangement Tourist First Tourist First
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £3,182 £4,335 £3,289 £4,442
Single Traveller - Own Room £4,289 £6,067 £4,677 £6,455

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 show
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