Mérida & Chichén Itzá Mini Trip
Similar to our other trip to Mérida & Ruta Puuc, on this trip you'll get to combine a visit to "The White City" of Mérida along with a day trip to Mayan ruins. Known for its white colonial buildings, Mérida is a large financial capital of the state of Yucatan and the largest city as well. First you'll be able to experience the myriad of things to do in Mérida, from museums, restaurants, bars and shops before heading off to the ruins in Chichén Itzá on your third day. The sacred archaological site at Chichén Itzá is one of the greatest in the area. Be in awe at the towering temple ruins that you're sure to recognize, as this UNESCO World Heritage location is one of the most famous Mayan sites. Marvel at the architecture of the pyramidical temple and its stairs and enjoy this Mini Trip full of culture and history.
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Today you'll arrive in Merida and in the afternoon, take a city tour. On the tour you'll explore the colonial city center, the Plaza de la Independencia, where you'll see the Cathedral and the Palacio Municipal. We also recommend visiting one of the museums, to get to know the history and culture of the city even better. In Mérida, you'll quickly see that there is a lot to do, from dancing, singing, or going to a classical music performance, you're sure to find something fun for you.
Hotel Dolores Alba* (Classic)
Today is free for you to continue to explore Mérida. A great way to enjoy this last day is to book one of our exciting optional offers: take a dip in a natural limestone pit, or visit a breeding ground for flamingos!
Hotel Alba Dolores* (Classic) Breakfast
Today you will visit Chichén Itzá, where the Maya people built one of their greatest cities 400 years ago. These ruins display a great variety of architecture styles and importance, and is one of the most visited archaelogical sites in Mexico. Learn about the fascinating history of this place as you explore the expansive city. At the end of the day you will also be transferred to your next destination, either Playa del Carmen or Tulum.
- 2 nights in a hotel with breakfast
- Transfer to your next Cuban destination
- English-speaking guide on day 3
- Entrance fee for Chichén Itzá
- Other meals and drinks (3 lunches, 2 dinners)
- Optional buffet on day 3
- Tips and gratuities
Daytrip to Cenotes and Haciendas
Take a trip to the past on this fun optional offer! You'll visit two haciendas where the production and export of sisal, a Mexican agave used for fibres, began. You'll also go to a couple of cenotes, a natural limestone pit full of turquoise water, and take a dip. You'll enjoy typical cuisine for lunch at Hacienda Ochil before returning back to your accommodation.
Price on request.
Includes: English-speaking guide, transfers to/from the hotel and entrance fees
Duration: 7.5 h (begins: 9:00 am)
Celestún Biosphere Reserve
When you look around on this optional offer, you'll see flamingos all around you! The Celestún Biosphere Reserve is a breeding grounds for flamingos; however, you'll encounter other animals here as well. Let yourself be surprised by the wildlife you'll find. Enjoy a fresh fish lunch in Celestun before returning to your accommodation.
Price on request
Includes: English-speaking guide, transportation to/from Mérida, boat ride and entrance fees
Duration: 8.5 hours (starts: 09:00 am)