The Best of Merida and its surroundings! Discover, Celestun, Chichen Itza, Uxmal and Kabah and have the plus of Sotuta de Peon where you will learn the Henequen tradition plus a beautiful Cenote that will take your breath away.
DAY 1 – MERIDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPOT – HOTEL Welcome at Merida’s Airport. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight.
DAY 2 - MERIDA - CELESTUN NATURAL RESERVE - MERIDA Off we go, after breakfast, to Celestún! Declared a Wildlife Refuge, the Celestún Natural Reserve covers a wide variety of wetlands, being one of the largest mangrove areas in good condition of the Gulf of Mexico. It is the ideal place to enjoy and interact with nature, and together with its 21 Km long and little depth, it is the perfect habitat for many bird species; such as the spectacular pink flamingo, which makes this site one of the nesting and breeding sites of this species. When finished, we get back to Merida. Overnight.
DAY 3 - MERIDA - UXMAL - KABAH - MERIDA After breakfast, we will go the impressive archaeological zone of Uxmal, considered World Heritage Site, located in the Puuc zone, being the most representative city of this architectonic style. We will continue to the archaeological site of Kabah, where, among other attractions, we will visit the Temple of the Masks, so called because in the west façade there are Chaac masks and below them there is a fretwork of intertwined serpents, and above them there is a geometric decoration based on triangles. Return to Merida, lunch and rest of the day off. Overnight.
DAY 4 MERIDA - THEMATIC HACIENDA 'SOTUTA DE PEON' - MERIDA In the morning, after breakfast, we will leave the hotel to go to the Hacienda - Museum 'Sotuta de Peón', where we will make a trip to the past to know a Living Hacienda. We will visit this hacienda “henequenera” in platforms pulled by mules that travel on rails, from which we can visit a typical Mayan house. We can witness each step of the Henequen transformation process (also called Green Gold in this region), from the plant, to the fiber, and from the fiber to the finished product. We will also have the opportunity to see the old machinery that has been rescued from the ravages of time and rebuilt to its precise operative capacity. We will also explore the unique geological formations: the Cenotes, where we will have a few moments to take a refreshing splash at the end of the ride in the cold waters of the Cenote. Lunch, and return to Merida. Overnight.
DAY 5 MERIDA - CHICHEN ITZA - CANCUN OR RIVIERA MAYA After having breakfast, we leave to one of the main archaeological sites of the Yucatan Peninsula: Chichen Itzá. Visit and admire its beautiful buildings: the Pyramid of Kukulkan, the Observatory, the Temple of the Warriors and the Ball Game; important and well known vestiges of the Mayan civilization. Lunch and transfer to the selected hotel in Cancun or Riviera Maya.
DEPARTURES FROM MERIDA ON SUNDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY
Includes: - Ground transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
- Driver - guide all the way
- All entrances to Parks and Monuments described in the itinerary
- Food included (4 American breakfasts and 3 lunch meals)
- 4-night accommodation in Merida
- 4-star hotels
* EXTRA FEE OF 53 USD PER PERSON APPLIES, IF OFF IS OUTSIDE THE CANCUN HOTEL ZONE
* EXTRA FEE OF 64 USD PER PERSON, IF OFF IS IN TULUM.
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