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10 days,Cancún to Playa del Carmen
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Soak up true Mexican culture, marvel at the beauty of Palenque, relax on world-class beaches

If you’re short on time but want to delve into the Yucatan, this wide-ranging itinerary in one of Mexico’s most fascinating regions is an authentic alternative to the mainstream. Snorkel Caribbean reefs and laze on beautiful white-sand beaches. Enter the world of the ancient Maya at Chichén Itzá and the incredible jungle ruins of Palenque. Your experienced CEO will reveal the region’s hidden gems, taking the hassle out of travel so you can focus on ancient ruins and vibrant sites—or revel in a tranquil sunset cruise off Playa del Carmen.

What's Included

  • Chichén Itzá guided tour
  • Mérida orientation walk
  • Palenque guided tour
  • Beach time in Bacalar and Playa del Carmen
  • (Allow USD240-315 for meals not included.)
  • Public bus, private van.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Hotels (9 nts).

Additions Available on This Tour

Itinerary

Day 1Cancún

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Cancún/Mérida

Enjoy a guided tour of Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá and an orientation walk in Mérida.

Day 3Mérida

Opt to visit ruins of Uxmal or three cenotes (underground pools) in the nearby town of Cuzamá.

Day 4Mérida/Palenque

Travel day to Palenque in the lush dense jungle of Chiapas.

Day 5Palenque

Enjoy a guided tour of the Mayan ruins of Palenque. Opt to visit Agua Azul or Misol-Ha waterfalls or explore the jungle on a hike.

Day 6Palenque/Bacalar

Transfer to Bacalar and spend time on the beach looking out at the crystal-clear lake.

Day 7Bacalar

Opt to kayak around the lagoon or explore the nearby fortress.

Day 8Bacalar/Playa del Carmen

Travel to Playa del Carmen to lounge on Mayan Riviera beaches.

Day 9Playa del Carmen

Enjoy a free to explore the Mayan ruins of Tulúm, visit one of the many cenotes or the diving mecca of Cozumel.

Day 10Playa del Carmen

Depart at any time.

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