Yucatan Treasures

15-day trip

As with those that seek a sense of adventure on their next trip, exploring what the Yucatan Peninsula has to offer may be the right option for you. There are so many different possibilities that it’s one of those locations you may need to visit a few times just to be able to capture all the things to do. It’s a great option if you’re just looking to decompress in Cancun or want to feel exhausted exploring ancient waterways and ruins.

Puerto Morelos

Muyil Mayan Ruins

Sian Ka’an Biosphere

Izamal

Highlights

We offer a 15-day package that is as comprehensive as possible to explore everything that the Yucatan Peninsula has to offer. This trip has the right mix of exploration and fun in the sand and sun to get you relaxed and recharged throughout the journey.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival

We warmly welcome you to the international airport of Cancun. From there, we will help you with an airport transfer to Puerto Morelos. This beautiful port city that is situated between two resorts is home to under 10,000 people. Here you will spend the day relaxing from your flight.

Day 2. Puerto Morelos snorkeling

This day is all about getting yourself in the water. You’ll start the day off in the morning with an in-depth snorkeling tour at the National Reef Park of Puerto Morelos. You’ll be exploring two major snorkeling sites, each of which will last around 45 minutes. 

Once you’re done with your underwater journey, you’ll head to the nearby village for some great cultural immersion, including a seafood feast! The catch is always fresh, and you’ll be able to eat these in the local flavors. All of this while sitting on the beach and enjoying the pristine waters in front of you. After that, it’s back to the hotel to relax for the day.

Day 3. Chemuyil & Tulum

This is a busy day, and we start it off with a drive to Chemuyil. This is a small coastal town and is a staging area for us to enjoy the famous Cenotes in the region. Cenotes are limestone sinkholes that are beautiful picturesque pools of water that are exactly what is expected in a tropical paradise. 

When you arrive, you’ll be taken via bike on a tour to three distinct cenotes: La Cuevita (the Little Cave), which itself is hidden away in a cave lagoon. You won’t jump into this one, but we’ll take you to two other cenotes perfect for a quick refreshing dip from the hot sun. 

Then it’s off to Tulum, where we’ll get into exploratory mode and look at the numerous Mayan ruins scattered throughout. Finally, we’ll end the day relaxing at the Playa Ruinas, the famous Ruins Beach with a mix of history directly on the beaches itself. 

Day 4. Sian Ka’an Biosphere

On this day, we take a drive within the municipality of Tulum to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Our arrival point is the Muyil Community Center. We begin with a tour of the reserve of the mysterious archaeological site of Muyil.

Then it’s time for us to hike through the reserve’s jungles to the Chunyaxche Lagoon. But, it doesn’t stop there as you take a smaller boat through the mangroves and another opportunity to take a dip where nature is perfectly preserved. 

After this day of adventure, it’s back to the community center for a traditional lunch and a transfer to Bacalar Lagoon.

Day 5. Bacalar Lagoon Sailing

On this day, you’ll be sailing through a unique lagoon and making a day out of it. From finding exotic birds on Bird Island to navigating down the Pirate Lagoon, you’ll get a curated sailing day complete with time to enjoy some cenotes and go snorkeling. Light refreshments and fruit snacks will be provided to keep your energy levels high.

Day 6. Mayan City of Uxmal

On this day, we transfer to the Mayan City of Uxmal and spend the day exploring the massive area. You’ll have a private guide in the tour group that will help share the stories of these ruins and explain the various temples and structures that are still standing. 

This is a good time to escape from everything and enjoy the serene history and nature abound at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. You won’t be able to climb that huge pyramid that makes this place famous, but we’ll help to get you close enough for those memories.

Day 7. Izamal & Merida

This is midway through your journey and one of the most packed parts of the whole trip. You’ll transfer to Merida and explore the beautiful city through its historical colonial buildings to its beautiful streets with multicolored homes. 

After that, it’s off to the Yellow City of Izamal, where we will provide the transfer. You’ll explore this small town and visit the San Antonio de Padua Convent in its exquisite design and signature color. 

From here, we head to Yokdzonot Cenote to wash away the day’s exploration with an ample amount of time to simply relax or deep yourself in the cool refreshing waters. Once you’re ready to go, we’ll end the day with a transfer to Chichen Itza.

Day 8. Chichen Itza & Valladolid

A sunrise tour of the Wonder of Mexico at Chichen Itza starts the day for us. Next, we explore this wonderous ziggurat in its entirety and explore the history behind it. After enjoying this breathtaking tour, we will take you to the city of Valladolid, where we’ll experience local fares, open-air markets, and the heritage throughout the entire city. 

There isn’t just one place to see in Chichen Itza as it’s an entire preserved Mayan city. You’ll experience everything from the various platforms set up to the Temple of the Warriors. There’s also the classic ball game field that is infamous for how they played this sport as well. No matter what, you’ll enjoy exploring just how large this city was and how well preserved everything remained throughout the thousands of years since the peak of the Mayan empire. 

Day 9. Cenotes Xibalba & Tzeldzonot

With a short drive to the community of Nuevo Scan, we begin the next step of our journey with a tour of Cenotes Xibalba and Tzeldzonot. This is an underground cavern with natural speleothems coming from the ceiling. Known as the underworld, you’ll venture into its dark depths and explore everything with hardhats and waterproof flashlights. This is a bit more of an adventurous aspect of the tour, but we’ll do our best not to have it be intensive if that is an issue. 

After your cave exploration, you’ll be provided with an ancient and traditional Mayan meal and be provided with transportation back to Valladolid.

Day 10. Rio Lagartos Biosphere

Another reserve to explore, but definitely something you haven’t seen before. This is an entire day tour of the Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve. It’s known for its fluorescent pink lagoon and flamingos, which is great for those memorable photos. There will be a drive to Las Coloradas where you will stop at the pink lake to absorb the sights.

It’s not just the pink lagoons, but you’ll also be able to explore the diverse flora and fauna of the area. During a 2 and a half hour boat ride through Rios Lagartos you will be able to savor all these delights from nature, finishing off stopping at a natural habitat of crocodiles in the reserve. Amongst the trip there will also be a stop at a restaurant to relish a regional lunch.

Once the trip is over you will return back to Valladolid.

Day 11. Holbox Island

Here we begin the first of three on Holbox Island. We will drive to Chiquila, where we’ll take the ferry in the morning to get to this remote experience that is away from everything. Enjoy the clean white sand beaches or the beautiful clear waters on your trip here. There are numerous adventures to be had here, which is why we’ll be here for quite some time on the trip. 

Day 12 – 13. Holbox free time

One day is never enough on Holbox Island, so we’ll spend at least two more days in this beautiful paradise. Feel free to reach out to us if you need any type of information on what is possible to do during these days. You can spend the time relaxing and savoring the local foods while tanning on the beach, or you can up the adventure and go snorkeling to see sharks and other marine life.

Or you may prefer to go on kayaking tours up and down the coast and experience a larger area of the island. This can be done during the day or experienced at nighttime with a bioluminescence tour. On top of that, if you’re up for it, you can go horseback riding on the beach or simply enjoy private boat tours throughout the island and surrounding area. 

Day 14. Puerto Morelos

This is primarily a transport day, but you’ll still have the morning to yourself, so no worries if you want one last experience on this paradise island. After that, we’ll start heading back to Puerto Morelos by taking a ferry to Chiquila. The ferry itself is just under 30 minutes, but the transfer to Puerto Morelos will be around an additional two hours. 

Then you’re free to spend the late afternoon/evening exploring areas of Puerto Morelos that you weren’t able to experience the first time around.

Day 15. Return home

Here our journey ends, and we take you back to the international airport of Cancun for your flight back home. However, as mentioned above, if you’re looking to extend any part of your trip, for example, more time on Holbox Island, don’t hesitate to let us know, so we are able to provide you with the best experience and accommodation possible for your trip.

Expenses included

15 days & 14 nights

From $3,500* per guest

Private transportation, door to door service

 14 nights accommodation in small boutique hotels

Local certified onsite guides

All park entrance fees

 3 traditional lunches

Daily breakfast

Taxes

Price varies by group size

Not included: flights, travel insurance and other expenses than indicated

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