Tour of Mexico discovering the Mayan world
Do you want to explore Central America and rediscover the great Mayan heritage, visit the archeological sites and be amazed at the pre-Columbian pyramids? You're in the right place, this tailor-made tour of Mexico and Belize accompanied by expert guides will let you know the best of the best! It starts from the fabulous beach resort of Cancun and then continue to the historic sites of Tulum, Chicanna, Uxmal, Chichen Itza and much more!
Arrival at the airport of Cancun, where the arrival is scheduled in the evening. Meeting with the assistant and transfer to the Hotel of Playa del Carmen, with accommodation for the first night. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel and subsequent meeting with our guide, to start the Maya World circuit. Departure to the archaeological site of Tulum, the only complex built by the Maya directly on the sea, and also the most developed in width. Guided tour, during which our guide will introduce the Mayan civilization in Mexico. From the top of the ruins you can enjoy one of the most exciting views of the Caribbean Sea. Continue south, leaving the Mayan Riviera, stopping for lunch at a local restaurant. Then you will reach the beautiful Laguna Bacalar where accommodation is planned in the hotel on the lagoon. Evening available and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for the boat tour of the lagoon, considered the second largest lake in Mexico and named "the lagoon of 7 colors", for the various shades of blue and green that it takes depending on the depth. Then we will continue along the border between Mexico and Belize, to Kohunlich, one of the less touristy sites of the Yucatan and where you can admire the bas-relief stucco masks up to 2 meters high.
Afterwards there will be a stop for lunch and in the afternoon a visit to the Becan site, capital of the old area of the Rio Bec, where one of the sacred altars of sacrifices for the God Kukulkan resides, depicted by a rolled plumed serpent. Then we will proceed to the Chicanna area, with accommodation in an ecological hotel. Free time and overnight.
Early morning breakfast and departure for the most adventurous visit of the entire circuit, to the site of the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, entirely immersed in the rainforest of the Peten region, which extends to Guatemala. About 100 species of mammals live in the reserve, including some felines such as pumas and jaguars, as well as howler monkeys and various species of birds. Immediately after the visit, a lunch is scheduled in a local restaurant and then we will continue to Campeche, the capital of the homonymous state.
Accommodation in the hotel followed by a guided tour of the historic center of Campeche, considered the quietest capital of all Mexico, still partly surrounded by a hexagonal perimeter that protected it in the past from pirate attacks. Evening available and overnight.
The first stop is due at Uxmal archaeological area, one of the most important testimonies of the Mayan civilization. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon arrive in Merida, the capital of the state of Yucatan, the "white city", so called because of its colonial buildings.
Stop over at the "zocalo" to see the Cathedral, the Government building, the City Hall and Montejo's House. Overnight in a hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure for the archaeological site that symbolizes the Maya civilization in the Yucatan Peninsula, Chichen Itza, the most famous in the world and considered one of the 7 wonders. The site is divided into 3 groups (Central, North and Sur), and the visit includes the famous Castillo, a pyramid erected in honor of the god Kukulkan, the circular astrological observatory, the temple of the warriors and the field of the "Juego de la Pelota ", a curious religious game played with elbows, hips and knees. Afterwards there will be a stop for lunch at a local restaurant and proceed to the Mayan Riviera, with a stop at the Maya village of Chemax. Accommodation at the chosen hotel and end of the circuit.