Yucatan Culture, Birds & Beaches Holiday

Yucatan Culture, Birds & Beaches Holiday

Discover the fascinating history, rich culture and natural wonders of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. This bespoke suggested itinerary offers a fascinating blend of pre-Columbian, Colonial and modern culture. It offers amazing opportunities to explore ancient Mayan cities, to appreciate the colonial architecture and history, to venture into the vast underground rivers and cenotes and to experience Mexico’s natural wonders, bird and wildlife.

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula has many diverse habitats and ecosystems that include the sea, coastal dunes, scrub lands, an extensive estuary system, salt flats, fresh water wetlands, as well as both dry and humid forest. This diversity attracts up to 548 species of birds and on this holiday, you will also have the opportunity to explore many of these areas.

You will stay at some very special hotels, experience charming colourful markets, learn about the incredible and mysterious world of the ancient Maya, taste delicious regional cuisine, and relax on white sand Caribbean beaches. All the included tours will be private and led by the very best local guides and you will have privileged out of hours entry to the archaeological parks wherever possible.

ACTIVITIES

  • Culture

  • Beach

  • Wildlife

  • Caribbean & Latin America Birdwatching

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

OUTLINE ITINERARY:

  • Day 1 Arrival at Cancun - Transfer to Valladolid for 3 nights
  • Day 2 Valladolid - Private tour to the Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve
  • Day 3 Valladolid
  • Day 4 Ek Balam – Transfer to Chichen Itza for 2 nights
  • Day 5 Chichen
  • Day 6 Chichen Itza Tour– Stop at Izamal - Transfer to Merida for 3 nights
  • Day 7 Merida
  • Day 8 Merida – Private tour to Uxmal and Kabah archaeological sites
  • Day 9 Celestun Biosphere Reserve Tour - Transfer to Xixim at Celestun for 3 nights
  • Days 10 & 11 Celestun
  • Day 12 Coba – Transfer to Playa del Carmen
  • Day 13 Playa del Carmen- Bird watching tour of Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve and Muyil archaeological site
  • Day 14 Playa del Carmen
  • Day 15 Playa del Carmen – Transfer to Cancun airport
  • Day 16 Arrive back to UK