MAYAN RIVIERA 1
Agua Azul Waterfalls – Misol-ha – Palenque – Merida – Chichenitza – Cancun – Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Xcaret, Tulum – Bacalar Lagoon, Blue Cenote and Belize Free Zone
FROM JULY 14 to 25, 2015
Departure Tuesday July 14, 2015
14 JULY MEXICO – Chiapas (WATERFALLS OF BLUE WATERS)
Appear at Antonio Delfín Madrigal Avenue (next to the University subway, Copilco el Alto Suburb, district of Coyoacan, Restaurant “La Magdalena” at 18:00 hrs., (Please arrive at least 15 minutes early) to begin our journey to the Waterfalls of Agua Azul (Waterfalls of Blue Waters). Overnight on board.
15 JULY WATERFALLS OF BLUE WATERS and MISOL-HA
Arriving at approximately 09:00 hrs. Tour of the waterfalls of Agua Azul, which originate due to precipitation of more than 1000 meters from water from Agua Azul river, also of Shumuljá and Tulijá’s rivers. Besides admiring the beauty of these waterfalls, the place has feeders served by local people, so you’ll have time for lunch, you can also buy handicrafts mainly textiles and amber made by the locals. At 14:00 hrs. we’ll boarding the bus to go to the Misol-ha waterfall, whose name comes from cho’l which means “Water swept or fall of water.” In the back of the waterfall there a sacred cave where Indians perform different types of ”magic’s” rituals, which can be admired with respect, match if any. We’ll stay at the cabins.
16 JULY Palenque
Check out at 12:00 Misol-Ha towards to the archaeological site of Palenque, whose name is Bakal-Ham which means “many waters”, the result of the rivers that flow, is a impressive Mayan city, the entrance is free because it was Sunday, besides Hispanic wonder, on the site there are many places to buy handicrafts and traditional food, the return buses await the group in the Site Museum at 15:00. Evening free to relax at the hotel pool or explore this beautiful town. We’re stayed in Palenque.
17 JULY MERIDA
After breakfast, we will leave Palenque at 10:00 hrs., To the city of Merida, Yucatan, Known as the “White City” which offers an ideal environment that combines the last amenities and the comfort of the province, with short distances between sites and multiple entertainment options, cultural activities, food service, beverage, rest, walks and the limitless possibilities of tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula. Arrive approximately at 16:00 hrs. Hotel accommodation and free afternoon.
18 JULY ChichenItza – CANCUN
At 7:30 hrs. We’ll depart towards ChichenItza, reaching to the opening of this important Mayan archaeological site, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1988 and in 2007 considered one of the Wonders of the World. In its heyday it was the most powerful city in the Yucatan Peninsula, is surrounded by a spectacular natural enviroment, you can visit magnificent buildings such as the Pyramid of Kukulcan, the Ballgame and the Observatory. The Pyramid of Kukulcan is characterized by its orientation with respect to the stars where the projection of Kukulcan’s serpentine body seems to descends from the top into triangles of light and shadow. At 11:00 we’ll head to lunch at a typical restaurant towards Cancun, the most important tourist center of Mexico, where we arrive at approximately 15:00 hrs. We’ll stay at the tourist resort of Cancun, where we will have studies with kitchenette, pool, private beach and other services.
Cancun is Mexico’s most important beach site. Its natural beauty, great facilities, the warmth of its people and its beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise sea, makes it the forced site to spend a delightful vacation, in addition to offers visitors the opportunity to see amazing places and perform a number of activities of all kinds. Hotel accommodation and free afternoon.
19 JULY CANCUN – ISLA MUJERES
At 8.45.00 Hrs. We’ll boarding the bus towards Playa Tortugas (Turtle Beach) where whom wishing to visit Isla Mujeres will be able to take the boat, the boat tour offers breakfast and lunch on Isla Mujeres and open bar on board (the cost of this tour is not included), in addition to visit this beautiful beach, after lunch we’ll take another quick trip to discover the beautiful’s Punta Norte beach, also on the Island. The return to Cancun will be around 17:00 hrs. Second night of accommodation in Cancun.
20 JULY CANCUN – PLAYA DEL CARMEN
We’ll leave the Cancun Hotel at 13:00 hrs. to go to Playa del Carmen where we’ll be arriving approximately at 15:00 hrs. This is the ideal place to soak in the feeling of the soft white sand beneath your feet, enjoying the bohemian nightlife standing on Fifth Avenue, where they settle excellent restaurants, shops and boutiques. This Hotel also has facilities of kitchenette, pool, air conditioning, and cable TV. It’s located very close to the famous Fifth Avenue and the Ferry to go Cozumel. First night of accommodation in Playa del Carmen and free afternoon.
21 JULY PLAYA DEL CARMEN – AKUMAL
Departure at 9:45 hrs. to go to the Akumal’s beach we’ll spend the morning there. Akumal’s name means ‘Place of Turtles’ in Mayan language and is an important habitat of these marine animals. It is a place where we could be able to enjoying the beach and at the same time have the oportunity to amuse in the reef, besides it is one of the quieter resorts in the Mayan Riviera, the return back to Playa del Carmen will be at 16:00 hrs. Second night of accommodation in Playa del Carmen.
22 JULY PLAYA DEL CARMEN – XCARET
At 8:00 hrs. We’ll board the bus to take us to Xcaret, as the park opens at 8.30 hrs. and the journey is about 20 minutes. This water park was created to promote a friendly enjoyment of the visitor with Mother Nature and cultural heritage of the Mayan culture. We’ll discover a magical place where we’ll contact with nature besides to have fun in a relaxing way on the underground rivers, learning about some of the flora and fauna of the country and be able to live adventure filled activities. What’s more the night show is just amazing; summarizing Xcaret is a lifetime experience. Return to the hotel at 21:00 hrs. The cost of admission to Xcaret is approximately 1,000 pesos with basic ticket and 1,300 pesos including buffet food with Plus ticket. Xcaret output is optional. Third night of accommodation in Playa del Carmen.
23 JULY PLAYA DEL CARMEN – TULUM – BACALAR LAGOON
We will leave the Hotel in Playa del Carmen and depart at 10:00 hrs. on direction of Tulum, about 1 hour away, the entrance to this archaeological site is also free to be Sunday (only for Nationals). Tulum means on Mayan language ”wall” so the fortress built on the shores of the Caribbean Sea is one of the major attractions, you can also visit the Temple of the Descending God main iconographic element of the city. One of the most important buildings is “The Castle”. On the site there are places where you can enjoy of the typical food and crafts. At 14:00 hrs. we’ll leave Tulum and we’ll head to the lagoon known as Laguna of Bacalar known as the 7 colors lagoon, because the water that flows from the cenote mixed with the minerals contained on the water bottom of the lagoon and with the light effect and good weather conditions we can observe seven different shades on the water surface. The lagoon is two hours away from Tulum. Accommodation in Bacalar.
24 JULY BACALAR LAGOON – BLUE CENOTE – BELIZE FREE ZONE
In the lagoon you can swim, rove kayaking, boat, etc.. On one side is the famous Blue Cenote. We leave the hotel at 08:00 hrs., To the Blue Cenote, where you can swim and have breakfast at the local restaurant. Return to the hotel at 12:00 to collect our luggage and then we’ll head to the free zone of Belize, where you can shop tax free products. At 18:00 we will go to Chetumal for shopping for snack on the bus. The departure to Mexico will be at 19:00 hrs., Overnight on board.
25 JULY CHETUMAL – MEXICO CITY
We’ll stop somewhere for breakfast / lunch, then we’ll continue back towards Mexico City, where we hope to arrive around 18:00 hrs. End of our services.
PRICE INCLUDING TAXES (Mexican pesos)
$ 5,900.00 per person in Occupation / quad
$ 7,100.00 per person Triple Occupancy
$ 8,300.00 per person in double occupancy
HOTELES PREVISTOS O SIMILARES
- Misol – Ha Misol – ha ecotourism cabins
- Palenque Plaza Palenque Inn
- Mérida Hotel Paseo Montejo
- Cancún Condhotel Salvia
- Playa del Carmen Hotel Playa del Carmen
- Bacalar Hotel Bacalar Mágico
The price includes
- Land Transport round trip and all trips planned (ADO)
- 9 nights’ accommodation
- Admission to the waterfalls
- Travel insurance
The price does NOT include
- Entrance to ChichenItza
- Boat to Isla Mujeres
- Admission to Xcaret
- Personal items