Tierra Maya

2N Merida , 1N Campeche , 1N Palenque and 2N Chetumal

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Itinerary Map

What's Included

Car Details
Road transport from Cancun - AC Coach
Hotel Details
Hotel options available in the package
Destination Nights Hotel and Room Meals
Merida 2 night(s)
Holiday Inn Express Merida
Standard Room
Room only
Campeche 1 night(s)
Hotel Plaza Campeche
Standard Room
Room only
Palenque 1 night(s)
HOTEL CIUDAD REAL PALENQUE
Standard Room
Room only
Chetumal 2 night(s)
Chicanna Ecovillage Resort
Standard Room
Room only
Sightseeing and Transfers
Other inclusions available in the package
Merida
  • Transportation in VAN (10 seats) or microbus or autobus with sound system (air conditioning only in Mexico )
  • Entry to the archaeological sites and museums mentioned in the program.
  • Restaurant fees and tips.
  • Porter services in airports and hotels.

Day Wise Itinerary

Mexico and the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Mexico has pleasant and warm weather, unique food, art and archaeology, pyramids, museums, haciendas, superb architecture and 21st century cities, weather from snow mountains in the Sierras, to rainy jungles in the Southeast and desert in the Northwest.

Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1

Day 01 : Cancun To Chichen / Merida

  • Transfer to the hotel in Cancun where the tour leaves for Merida; then visit the Chichen Itza archaeological site. Chichen Itza was the Mayan capital of Yucatan that flourished between the 5th and 10th centuries AD. Visitors can admire the impressive buildings of the northern and central archaeological sites, such as the Kukulcan Temple, the Ball Game, the Observatory, the Warrior’s temple, the Convent of the Nuns and the Sacred Cenote. Lunch in restaurant. The trip to Merida continues in the afternoon, followed by a panoramic visit to the city known as the “White City”, which has Colonial houses as well as houses that date back to the beginning of the century in the Arabic, French and Italian styles.
  • Those houses have witnessed all the old wealth that was generated thanks to the sisal culture. Stop at Merida’s Zocalo, where visitors can admire the city’s main monuments, such as: the Cathedral, the Government’s Palace, the Municipal Palace and the Francisco Montejo’s House. Check-in at the Holiday Inn or similar accommodation.
Day 2

Day 02 : Wednesday Merida To Uxmal / Merida

Visit of the Uxmal archaeological site. Uxmal means “built in three stages” and it is a typical example of the classic and post-classic Mayan period. Uxmal’s main constructions are: Piramide del Adivino (The Fortuneteller’s Pyramid), Palacio de los Gobernadores (Governor’s Palace) and the Cuadrangulo de las Monjas (Quadrangle of the Nuns). Lunch in restaurant in Uxmal. Return to Merida in the afternoon and panoramic visit of the city. Accommodation.
Day 3

Day 03 : Merida To Campeche

Departure in the morning to visit the Hacienda Sotuta del Peon where the henequen, the “old green gold of Yucatan”, has been and is still produced, lunch in restaurant. Afterwards the tour continues to Campeche which is the capital of the state with the same name. Check-in at the Plaza Campeche hotel or similar. The afternoon schedule includes a short visit to the ancient town, surrounded by fort walls and towers built to protect this city from the pirates. Campeche has a Colonial mood thanks to its gorgeous houses and austere churches. Accommodation.

Travel from Merida to Campeche

Bus, travel

5hrs 36min

Day 4

Day 04 : Campeche To Palenque

Departure to Palenque and check-in at the Ciudad Real or similar accommodation. Lunch break and in the afternoon the tour continues with the visit to Palenque’s archaeological site. The area displays beautiful Mayan work made of stone and stucco; this area is frequently recognized as one of Mexico’s most beautiful places; its ruins are inside the Chiapanecan (from the State of Chiapas) jungle. Its most important temple is called Templo de las Inscripciones (Temple of the Inscriptions), where explorers discovered Pakal’s tomb with his famous jade mask. Accommodation.

Travel from Campeche to Palenque

Travel, bus

8hrs 41min

Day 5

Day 05 : Palenque To Chicanna’

Morning departure to Chicanna which is located in the amazing area of the Bec River, which got its name from the particular Mayan architecture style and where visitors can see recently discovered archaeological sites. Arrival and check-in at the Eco Village Chicanna hotel, surrounded by an amazing Mayan jungle and in front of Chicanna archaeological site; its name means “House of the Serpent’s Mouth”. This site was only discovered in 1967 and stands out thanks to its doors marked with animal shaped masks; the Structure II is quite special due to its huge Zoomorphic mask that probably represents Itzamna, God of the Sun. Return to the Eco Resort. Visitors have the rest of the afternoon free to relax at their hotel while they listen to the cricket’s canto and other bird sounds from the jungle, which is a great way to refresh both body and spirit in a matter of minutes. Accommodation.

Travel from Palenque to Chetumal

Taxi

7hrs 30min

Bus

12hrs 20min

Fly

19hrs 20min

Day 6

Day 06 : Chicanna To Calakmul / Chicanna

After a one-hour trip on the main highway, visitors will arrive at the drift that crosses the reserve of the country’s largest biosphere: Calakmul, which is the only real high jungle of the Yucatan peninsula. It hosts five of the six species of American wildcats as well as over 230 birds species and a great variety of flora. It is possible to see an incredible diversity of flora and fauna while traveling along this route. After one and a half-hour on a narrow road, the tour will arrive at the Calakmul archaeological site, considered one of the most important ones; it is located approximately 25 kilometers from the border with Guatemala. Hundreds of steals (monoliths) surround this region which clearly shows its Mayan domain. At the top of one of its largest monuments, visitors can admire the “green sea” of the huge Mayan biosphere. The visit finishes with a break for packed lunch. After that return to the main road and before arriving at Chicanna, the tour will take a 15-minute drift to visit the magical archaeological site of Balamku, where there is a huge stucco relief with people from the Mayan royalty and jaguars. Return to Chicanna. Accommodation.
Day 7

Day 07 : Chicanna To Cancun

Morning departure. The tour includes a visit to the Bacalar Lake also known as the “Lake of the Seven Colors” thanks to its water that reflects several colors, such as turquoise and jade, throughout its 50-kilometer extension. Lunch followed by trip to the Riviera Maya or Cancun. Arrival and check-in at the chosen hotel.

Hotels Included

Holiday Inn Express Merida

Av 20 A Predo 300 X 5 A, Merida

Hotel Plaza Campeche (3 star)

Calle 10 s/n Entre 49-B y 49-C, Campeche

HOTEL CIUDAD REAL PALENQUE (3 star)

Carretera Pakal-Na KM 1.5, La Mielera, 29960 Palenque, CHIS, Mexico, Palenque

Chicanna Ecovillage Resort (3 star)

Carretera Escarceaga Chetumal, Chetumal

Terms

  • The package once booked is refundable and cancellable.
  • Flight cancellation will be as per airline cancellation policy.
  • Hotel cancellation will be Free before 15 days of check-in.
  • Cancellations or changes made 48 hours before arrival are subject to 1 night room charge and tax penalty.
  • Price shown includes all taxes and fees.

Additional Information

  • Check-in at hotel starts from 14:00 hrs.
  • Check-out time is until 12:00 hrs.
  • Early check-in or late check-out is subject to availability and may be chargeable by the hotel.
  • Once your payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation.
  • You will receive all travel vouchers required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.