- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 8 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 15+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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- Discover the lost Maya city of Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Your tour of the ancient ruins includes a special visit and traditional lunch to the nearby Piste community.
- Sip margaritas and try local specialties in Merida: Yucatan’s charming colonial capital. There’s so much culture to this city, and always a place to practise your salsa!
- Explore the hidden treasures of Calakmul, a Maya site which has stayed largely hidden by the secondlargest expanse of tropical forests in the Americas.
- Dip your toe in the fresh waters surrounding Tulum – a laidback beachside community close to deep blue cenotes and expansive lagoons.
Adventure across the Yucatan Peninsula from the tropical beaches to the dense jungles. Lose yourself among ancient Maya ruins of Chichen Itza and Calakmul, and head to the bustling street markets before finding yourself in clear waters and turquoise lagoons of the coast. Learn about the Maya culture in colonial Merida, experience a local homestay near Calakmul, and then take the plunge in Bacalar: a laidback lake town famous for its ever-changing shades of blue water. Thousands of years of history mixed with a modern, laidback lifestyle means Mexico, and the Yucatan in particular, should be high on everyone’s bucket list.
Playa del Carmen
Chichen Itza / Merida
Calakmul Ruins / Bacalar
- Hotel (6 nights), Homestay (1 night)
- 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 1 Dinner
- Private vehicle , Public bus , Taxi
- An expert tour leader
- Leader-led Informal Spanish Lesson
- Chichen Itza - Archaeological site (Entrance fee, Guide & Transport)
- Piste - Traditional Maya Family Lunch
- Merida - Leader-led Orientation Walk
- Calakmul - Homestay Experience
- Calakmul - Artisan Workshop including Jewellery Making with Maya Seeds
- Calakmul - Informal Maya Language Lesson
- Calakmul Biosphere Reserve - Archaeological site (entrance fee and transport included, no guide)
- Bacalar - Leader-led orientation walk
- Tulum - Leader-led orientation walk
- Any international flights to Playa Del Carmen and from Tulum are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
- Travel insurance is not included in this Yucatan Peninsula Adventure tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Yucatan Peninsula Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.Payment
A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 23 days before departure. For any departures within 23 November 2020 full payment is required.Travel Insurance
Yucatan Peninsula Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Yucatan Peninsula Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.Is this trip right for you:
- Some included activities, such as guided tours of archaeological sites, can be quite strenuous. Be sure to bring suitably sturdy footwear.
- The tropical climate of Central America means conditions can be hot and humid. Always carry plenty of water with you and stay hydrated, especially on walking tours. There will of course be plenty of chances to swim!
- It's a good idea to learn as many Spanish words as you can. Locals are very friendly, but can be shy, so you'll need to make an effort to break the ice. It's a great way to show respect and involve yourself in their culture.
- The homestay in Calakmul is a wonderful opportunity to witness every day rural life and includes a home-cooked dinner. Facilities are simple and multi-share but comfortable, with mattresses and bedding provided. Some travellers are nervous about the homestay experience before they arrive, but we find most end up naming this as a highlight of their time in Mexico and a rewarding, authentic experience.
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardised protocols have been adopted.
- Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
- Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this tour. Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing, physical distancing is highly encouraged, and frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
- Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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