Active Experience in the Yucatan

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8 Day Tour
Availability : Year round
Cancun
Cancun
Max People : 15
Active Experience in the Yucatan Tour Summary

This experience is available year round, and the pricing shown is subject to variations based on the number of guests in the tour.

A captivating journey through the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula, designed for active folks who crave adventure, exploration, and immersion in the natural wonders of this remarkable region. Our multi-way itinerary combines the rich cultural tapestry and exquisite gastronomy of the Yucatan with a primary focus on embracing the great outdoors and exhilarating activities. Get ready to embark on an extraordinary adventure that will take you beyond the beaten path, as we lead you through lush jungles, crystal-clear cenotes, and ancient Mayan ruins. Whether you’re an avid hiker, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking a new perspective on travel, our Yucatan Peninsula tour promises an unforgettable fusion of culture, cuisine, and awe-inspiring natural beauty.

Highlights
  • Enjoy kayaking and floating among mangrove canals
  • Explore cenotes, natural limestone sinkholes with crystal clear waters
  • Enjoy a 1 day hike in the Mayan jungle, visiting small Mayan communities, hidden cenotes and haciendas
  • Take an authentic cooking lesson with a Mayan community
  • Enjoy unique accommodations near Chichen Itza, and in Akumal
Day to day description
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Upon arrival in Cancun International airport, you will be greeted by our staff, who will then take you to the hotel in Playa del Carmen for your check in. Rest of day at leisure. Aprox driving time: 60-75min

Accommodation at Hm Playa del Carmen; no meals included today

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will visit the archaeological site of Tulum (aprox 60min drive), unique among all Mayan cities for being the only one built right next to the ocean, providing a striking contrast between the rock of the pyramids and the turquoise blue waters of the Mexican Caribbean. After a guided visit, the tour continues to an experience kayaking among the mangroves in Muyil (aprox 25min drive), with opportunities for observing crocodiles and several bird species. Continue towards Chichen Itza (aprox 2:30hr drive), for an overnight in a hotel right next to the archaeological site.

 Accommodation at Hacienda Chichen Itza; breakfast, lunch and dinner included today

Breakfast at the hotel. Having spent the night so close to the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, you will arrive early in the site, before the big crowds coming from Cancun and Riviera Maya arrive. Learn about this magnificent site, and about the Mayan people knowledge of the stars and universe, about numbers and architecture, and their history, culture, and beliefs. Following the visit to Chichen Itza, the tour goes on to the Yokdzonot cenote (aprox 30min drive), a naturally occurring lime-stone sinkhole with refreshing crystal waters, for a swim and lunch. Continue to Merida for a three-night stay (aprox 90min drive).

Accommodation at El Castellano; breakfast and lunch included today

After breakfast at the hotel we head East to the coast in the Gulf of Mexico to visit Celestun (aprox 90min drive), a natural protected area where flamingoes, roseate spoonbills, among other birds and crocodiles, thrive in a natural environment. The experience includes kayaking in the estuary for opportunities to spot different fauna (not guaranteed), accompanied by a guide specialized in nature. Back in Merida, we will enjoy the beautiful, colonial White City during a guided city tour, followed by a walking food tour hitting the truly local spots. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

 Accommodation at El Castellano; breakfast included today

An early transfer today (aprox 60min drive) will take you to a small, nearby town, where the adventure of a lifetime awaits: an easy-paced, 8km hike will take you through the Mayan jungle, making stops to have meals at local communities, visit rarely visited haciendas, and dive into cenotes with crystal clear waters. Return to Merida around 5pm.

 Accommodation at El Castellano; breakfast and lunch included today

Breakfast at the hotel. As we start making our way back to the Mexican Caribbean, we’ll make a stop in the magical town of Izamal (aprox 60min drive), where a bike ride awaits to show you the sights of the town, where most houses and buildings are painted a bright shade of yellow. The next stop will be at the small town of Yaxunah (aprox 90min drive), where the locals, direct descendants of the Maya, will share the cooking knowledge and techniques inherited from their ancestors. While the meal cooks, enjoy a refreshing swim in the local cenote. After the delicious lunch, continue to Akumal for a two-night stay (aprox 3hr drive).

 Accommodation at Akumal Caribe; breakfast and lunch included today

Breakfast at the hotel. No services included today, so enjoy the gorgeous beach and the small village at Akumal.

 Accommodation at Akumal Caribe; breakfast included today

Breakfast at the hotel. The adventure has come to an end! At the specified time, you will be picked up for a transfer to Cancun International Airport (aprox 90min drive).

No accommodation included today; breakfast included today

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