Day 1: Arrival – Cancun
If time permits, on route quick stop at Valladolid, this is a colorful colonial city with beautiful and charming neighborhoods, it is a region where two-thirds of the residents are native Yucatec Maya speakers, a place with the largest number of cenotes in the area, and where the traditional customs characterize the worldview and life of its inhabitants.
Day 2: Chichen Itza – Merida
After you will continue to Mérida (2 hours).
Day 3: Uman / Oxkintok Archeological Site
Continue with the trip, transfer to Oxkintok (1 hour), the Mayan word Oxkintok, for a long time and by a literal interpretation, was customary to translate it as “three days of burning,” since it is made up of the words Ox: three; Kin: day or sun; and Tok: flint; that is, “three days flint” or “three cutting suns.” Currently, it is handled as a possible meaning “the city of the three flint suns.”
Oxkintok is considered one of the most important settlements in northern Yucatan and, perhaps, the oldest city in the central Puuc region. His position allowed him to control the flow of commercial goods from the south of the peninsula and connect with other contemporary cultures. Its main chronology is Upper Preclassic and extends until the Early Postclassic, from 300 BC. C., approximately 1200 AD. C.
Then, visit Hacienda San Pedro Ochil, this is one of the seven haciendas that at the end of the 19th century gave prosperity to the region with the production of henequen fiber, beautifully restored, the main gate stands out specially, with a Moorish style arch and neoclassical influence.
Here you can see henequen, the original clotheslines, machinery, fireplace and chapel of the hacienda, visit the cenote and observe how artisans work inside the workshops, or visit a small museum of folk art. Jewelers work the filigree, women weave hammocks and embroider the white cotton dresses known as huipiles, and men carve wood and stone.
Afternoon return to your hotel in Merida
Day 4: Celestun Boat Tour
Time to relax in a secluded beach,
Afternoon return to Merida
Day 5: Merida Cultural City Tour
In the old paved streets of the “White City”, among the beautiful buildings that your will visit are: Merida main Cathedral built in 1561, Casa de Montejo, government palace, municipal palace, theaters, cultural center, parks and markets, also enjoy the authentic Yucatecan Food
Day 6: Coba Archeological Site
Coba means ‘waters stirred by the wind’, an appropriate Mayan name as this settlement is surrounded by two large lagoons. For many years Coba was an ignored piece of Mayan history due to its location. Located between Tulum in the state of Quintana Roo and Valladolid in the state of Yucatan, archeologists first learned about the site in the mid 1800′s, but dense jungle, the Caste War and lack of funds made this site a difficult area to penetrate. This Mayan site is still largely unexcavated making it a true wonder in the Yucatan. Visitors can enjoy shaded walkways that are the original sacbe (white roads), three settlements that show the architecture and vast area of this once large city, 2 ball courts and climb the highest Mayan pyramid in the Yucatan, Nohoch Mul. What makes this site different from Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, or even Tulum is that Coba is not a single site but a large group of sites connected to the central pyramid, connected by over 16 Mayan ceremonial “white roads” (sacbéob).
Optional Zipline tour
Day 7: Muyil, Full Day Adventure
Day 8: Community Cultural Tour, Señor & Tihosuco Full Day Tour
Afterwards move to Tihosuco (40 minutes), one of the top attractions of the village is its magnificent church and a convent dedicated to the Divine Child located in the center of the town, just west of the main square.
The town is rich in history, culture, and traditions, has a museum devoted to the social Maya War, also known as the Caste War, where visitors can see magnificent paintings and even the weapons used during this historic event, as well a s the original documents and artifacts.
You will enjoy a lunch from the Mayan Yucatecan Cuisine and afternoon return to Tulum
Day 9: Punta Allen, Snorkeling, Dolphins, Turtles and Birdwatching
Day 10: Tulum Archaeological Site & Snorkeling
Time for snorkeling in Tulum site,
Free afternoon to relax in the beach
Day 10: Back home
Punta Allen, Snorkeling, Dolphins
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