Discover Cancun with Maya Heritage

TMX08: 9 Days Private Tour of Cancun - Chichen Itza - Merida - Uxmal - Campeche - Palenque - Playa del Carmen - Tulum - Cancun
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Welcome Pick-up at Cancun Airport
Welcome to Cancun and thanks for choosing our Mayan tour of Mexico! The English guide and an experienced driver will hold your name board waiting for you at the Arrival Hall of Cancun International Airport (CUN). They will send you to the hotel and you can arrange the rest of time of the day. Cancun, located in the northern Caribbean, is a famous international tourist city, featuring bright sunshine, clear water and soft sand.

Accommodation: Hampton Inn by Hilton Cancun Cumbres or similar
Day 2 Private Guided Tour in Chichen Itza; Transfer to Merida
As for today's plan of Mexico Mayan tours, we will drive 2 hours to Chichen Itza after breakfast. It is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, containing hundreds of existing buildings of ancient Mayan civilization and the Toltec civilization. We will visit the Pyramid of Kukulkan. Symmetrical, angular and in a stepped form, the building was built to honor the feathered serpent god worshipped by the Mayans. Besides, we'll also visit the Castles, the Ball Game, the Temple of the Tigers, the Sacred Cenote, the Building of the Nuns, and the Temple of the Warriors. After the visit, we will head to Merida, the capital of Yucatan State, with 4 hours' drive. Arrive at Merida and then you can check into the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Casa Lucia Hotel Boutique or similar
Day 3 Visit Uxmal; Transfer to Campeche
After breakfast we will leave Merida and drive about an hour to Uxmal. Many highly civilized cities and shrines were built by the ancient Mayans in dense rainforests, and the Uxmal complex is no exception. Dating back to the heyday of the Mayan empire, you'll find stunning sculptures and buildings here, as well as distinctive oval pyramids.

After touring around the pyramids complex site, we will visit Edzna, another beautiful Mayan site. There you will see a magnificent complex of buildings, including Edzna's main temple complex, Grand Acropolis. Next, we will arrive at the port city Campeche in the afternoon, about 2 hours' drive. You can move around freely after checking into the hotel. It will be great to visit the bazaar, sample the local food, or take a stroll along a quiet seaside pavement.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Campeche Ocean View or similar
Day 4 Private Transfer from Campeche to Visit Maya Ruins in Palenque
This morning we will drive to Palenque, which is nearly 5 hours' drive on the way. It is a famous historical and cultural city in Mexico, and also a typical Mayan cultural site. Upon arrival, you will be guided through the pyramids and temples of the Palenque ruins, where you will learn about the rise and fall of the Palenque dynasty and recall the glorious history of the Mayan culture. The buildings here, especially the beautifully preserved "Bell Tower", were highly advanced in their construction techniques. The inscriptions and murals at this site are by far the best of all Mayan sites.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Quinta Chanabnal or similar
Day 5 Visit Maya Heritage in Rio Bec Region
Today the tour guide and the driver will take you to the Mayan ruins in the Rio Bec region. Chicanna is famous for its unique style of Mayan architecture, where you can see the exquisite Rio Bec architecture and the Itzamna mask.

Becan, near Chicanna, is one of the most exquisite Mayan sites in the Rio Bec region. The most distinctive feature of this site is the 2 km long moat around it, which protects the important buildings in the city from attacks by foreign enemies. Then we will visit the ruins of Xpujil, about 8 km east of Becan Site.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Chicanna Ecovillage or similar
Day 6 Explore Calakmul Biosphere
Today's arrangement of private tour of Mexico is to explore the famous Calakmul Biosphere. There is a Calakmul Site in the reserve, which is accessible by the only road about 60 kilometers long from the gate of Calakmul Biosphere. Along the way you can see jungle monkeys, wild boars, and giant bat caves. Calakmul was one of the most important states in the Classical Maya civilization. Now only about 5% of the Calakmul Site has been excavated and restored to its original form, and you will be amazed at the architectural skills of the Mayan craftsmen.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Chicanna Ecovillage or similar
Day 7 Enjoy Time in Riviera Maya
After breakfast, we will drive to the Riviera Maya region, which borders the Caribbean Sea and is located in the southeast of the Yucatan Peninsula. In addition to the stunning Caribbean island scenery, the area offers a variety of ancient Mayan ruins travelers can visit, as well as the world's densest cenote. Playa del Carmen, a well-known Caribbean seaside resort, is located in the center of Riviera Maya. Upon arrival at Playa del Carmen you can check into the hotel and then start to enjoy your leisurely holiday.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: HM Playa del Carmen or similar
Day 8 Explore Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve and Tulum Archeological Site
Today we will have a two-hour drive to the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve, a collection of rivers, swamps, lush mangroves and primitive tropical forests. After arriving at the Biosphere, we will set off on a hike. There is a Muyil Site in the jungle. Firstly we will walk to the Muyil-Maya temple and then follow a path along the river's edge. Then we'll explore this area by boat, searching for natural wells below the surface. After getting off the boat, we'll drive to Tulum, where we'll explore the Mayan archaeological area. Finally we will drive to Cancun, taking about an hour on the way.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hampton Inn by Hilton Cancun Cumbres or similar
Day 9 Private Transfer to Cancun Airport; See-off
Your Mexico Mayan tours will come to an end today. Our driver will wait for you at the hotel in advance and it will take around 1 hour to send you to Cancun International Airport.

Meals: Breakfast
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This trip can be customized to meet your individual needs!
Tour Prices
Christmas & 2024 Special: 12% off - Book before Dec 31, 2023
Travelers2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Year RoundUSD5249 USD4619USD3429 USD3019
  • Prices are per person on twin sharing basis.
  • The prices in red reflect 12% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Service of English speaking guide as per itinerary
  • Service of private driver and air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for all tourist sites as per the itinerary
Price Excludes
  • International flight into and out of Mexico
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Mexico visa fee
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