Day 1-2 - Cancun
Departure on a daytime flight, direct, non-stop to Cancun so you should not sleep on the airplane. On arrival, your body clock will feel like late at night. You will be met and taken to your hotel for a good night sleep and be fresh the next day.
Day 3-4 - Chichen Itza
You will collect your self-drive car, ready for your Mexican adventure! Drive to Chichen-Itza and stay for two nights to explore the magnificent Mayan pyramids and ancient buildings where they practiced human sacrifice and observed the movement of the heavens.
There is also the opportunity to visit the nearby Ikil Cenote, a large ancient sinkhole in the ground (produced by the limestone earth falling through) with vegetation growing all around and access to the water level so that you can go for an underground swim.
Day 5-6 - Uxmal
Drive to Uxmal, staying for two nights. The buildings are in a 'Puuc' style and all feature unique finely carved façades in magnificent stucco. Time to explore the site, visit the area or drive as far as Chetumal.
Days 7-9 - Merida
Drive to Merida staying for three nights. Two days to explore the historic, aristocratic city, the cathedral, the famous Paseo de Montejo and the colonial "Zocalo" main square with gardens, where local people and families go for a stroll, ideal for watching the world go by.
Day 10-15 - Beach Resort
Drive to Cancun visiting Izamal and Dzip-nut, the sacrificial lake. Return the car to the airport and you will be taken to Playa del Carmen, staying at the Mahekal Beach Resort for 4 nights on Half Board.
The hotel has comfortable rooms, a swimming pool, extensive gardens, restaurant, bar and is right on the beach. Further details and images of the hotel on the website. Optional excursions to swim with dolphins, visit Tulum ruins, snorkel at Xel-Ha and enjoy the beach in front of the hotel.
Day 16 - Return home
Afternoon transfer to Cancun airport for the return flight home arriving on Day 16.
*Children aged 7-11 years old have a reduction of 20 % when sharing a room.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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