Hotels:- Las Golondrinas 3***+
Info:Our advice: OPTIONAL arrival 2-3 days before the tour starts in order to relax at the beach!
During this adventure tour you experience the peninsula Yucatan and Chiapas away from the crowds. Ideal for our young, young-at-heart and adventurous tourists. Duration 10 days
Guaranteed with 4 participants / maximum 12 travelers
- 8 x bed and breakfast in good middle class hotels
- English speaking guide during your (study) trip
- All entrance fees
- Boat tour on the Usumacinta river
- Comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes Sprinter minivan
- Airport transfer upon arrival
- Free transfer to your beach hotel after your round trip (between Cancun and Tulum)
Your contact person
+7 499 504 2848
Travel tip & Info
Do you fancy a more active tour? Then Mexico Active is just the right choice for you!
Price per Person
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Day 1 – Arrival
After your arrival at Cancun Aiport you will be brought into your hotel; it will take approx. 30 minutes to get there. In case you don´t see our employee at the airport, maybe because it can be a very crowded place, make sure you walk a little left. there is another area the person could be waiting for you. In case you can still not find the person, please call the phonenumber stated on the transfervoucher.
Day 2 – Lagune Bacalar
lf you have met our transfer employee the first day of arrival, today, on the first day of the tour, you will meet your English speaking guide. He will be with the group during the whole tour.
In case you stay in a hotel in Cancun for the first night, the guide will be waiting for you at the lobby of the hotel at 8.00AM. In case you stay in Playa del Carmen you will be picked up at 9:00, and in Tulum at 10:00 am.
The beautiful lagoon of Bacalar is located about 40 kilometers towards north from Chetumal and the border to Belize and it is an insider tip away from the crowds. The turquoise-blue, calm and shallow water of the lagoon is ideal for swimming. At the southern end of Bacalar (towards Chetumal) is located just next to the main road, the Cenote Azul. The natural pool is about 200 meters long and is ideal for a refreshing swim.
Day 3 – Kohunlich, Calakmul
Kohunlich is a small maya city from the classic period (250-600 after Chr.) and is definitely worth a visit. The buidlings are very interesting, especially the one that contains masks that represents the faes of the Gods of the Sun. The stucco is in excelent condition because there was a buidling built on top of it; this helped to keep it in a real good condition. On the other side the nature is also very atractive in this aea: One can find many kapok trees, sed to make chewing gum and rubber for example. You can also find toucans, parrots and howler monkeys.
At the entrance to the biosphere from Calakmul (60 km before the archaeological excavation) is the jungle lodge Puerta Calakmul located. There you will stay this night. Although you are in the middle of nowhere, you will find - even if its sometimes a little bit improvised - all amenities and wireless internet in the restaurant!
Day 4 – Calakmul, Lacandon Jungle
The archaeological site of Calakmul is one of the largest in the country, but is because of its remote location less visited by tourists. Over the country road it goes about 60 km into yhe rainforest to the border of Guatemala. The temple is still in a very natural condition, and because of this it stands in contrast to the "beautifully restored" cities of Palenque, Uxmal or Chichen Itza. In Calakmul most of the building structures are still hidden in the rainforest. Only the tops of the highest temples, which you can climb on, look out of the woods. The visit takes about 2 hours.
You leave Calakmul towards west and come after about one hour drive in Escarcega. From there it goes along the Gulf Coast to Palenque, where you arrive after another four hours. The journey is varied and there are many agriculture areas. In about two and a half hours you drive on well-established and little-used border road through some quite poor Mayan villages to the entrance of the nature reserve Selva Lacandona.
In the reserve of the Lacandon jungle lives one of the smallest ethnic minorities in Mexico. The only 2000 Lacandon Indians are total specialized for eco-tourism. Don’t expect luxury in the jungle camp Rio Lacanjah! You sleep in wooden huts with mosquito net over the bed and community toilets.
Day 5 – Dschungel walking tour, Palenque
Day 6 – Palenque, Campeche
In the morning - just before most of the people go there - is an absolute highlight on your plan. The Mayan site of Palenque, that had its peak in the 7th century under king Pakal and is one of the most beautiful and best renovated archeological sites of the country. Very impressive are the temple of the inscriptions and the palace. After the visit (about 2.5 hours) you drive by bus to the Golf Coast. After approximately 4 hours you will reach a restaurant directly at the beach, where you can enjoy fresh sea food. You pass Champoton and in some hours you are in Campeche, in this beautiful colonial city you move into your pretty hotel in the historic center.
Day 7 – Puuc Route, Uxmal
After a walking tour in Merida you drive in the so called Puuc region, which is about 1.5 hours. On the way you have the opportunity to stop at a Mayan village and visit the simple houses of the locals. Uxmal is the most important site of the Puuc region and is dominated by a pyramid of the augur and the monk quadrant. After the visit you will stop on your way to Merida for lunch (not included in the price). In Merida you expect your Caribbean joy of life.
Day 8 – Celestun Nationalpark
Tag 9 – Izamal, Chichen Itza
At around 9 o´clock you drive to Izamal with its impressive monastery dating back to the colonial period. Afterwards your journey continues to Chichen Itza. The Mayan and Toltec site is overshadowed by the temple of Kukulkan, the architecture of which was influenced by astronomical and astrological discoveries. Later you will enjoy the unique atmosphere of the underground cave (Cenote) Czitnup during a refreshing swim. The day ends in Valladolid, half an hour away from Chichen Itza, where you will spend the last night of the tour in a beautiful, colonial hotel. To round up your journey you will receive a farewell cocktail from the tour guide.
Tag 10 – Tulum, Karibikstrand
Program after your trip
We recommend a beach extension to relax and recall the impressions of the journey after the Yucatan tour (from 3 to 5 days) at one of the white, sandy Carribbean beaches.
Here you find an overview of the beach hotels according to category:
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How to guarantee that a small group tour will take place?
Our small group tours will be conducted with a minimum of 4 people (in some cases even with 2 people), which excludes almost always a cancellation of the tour. You will find the current number of participants in the travel configurator. If there are only 4 or less travelers of one language in a group the exceptional case may happen and a trip may be run multilingual (eg German & English).
Skeptical about internet bookings?
Only with Mextrotter: Travel first, pay afterwards! By paying only 4% extra you enjoy your trip first and pay within 7 days after you go back home.
How do I book with Mextrotter?
After choosing your desired trip(s) on our website you will receive a non-binding offer which you can book simply by replying the e-mail. Please include the reference number (= tourcode) in your mail. By doing this you will receive access to your personal travel portal, where you can enter the passengers' personal dates so we can book the flights that may be included in the offer.
For further information consider our Booking Memo Sheet.
When is the best time to travel to Mexico?
You can travel to Mexico throughout the whole year. As a traveller you are probably a bit worried about the rainy season spoiling the pleasure of your travel. As Europeans you may associate rain with wind, coolness, damp weather and staying inside your house. However, this is different in Mexico.
First of all, during the rainy season in Mexico it seldom rains during the day; it mainly rains during the night. The rain falls down as short, strong showers and it hardly cools down the country: it remains warm. For all these reasons, we recommend you not to plan your trip to Mexico solely on the basis of the rainy season. However, if you still do not want to travel around during the rainy season, you can best do so from November to March.
PARTICULAR CAUTION when arriving to Cancun, why?
Unfortunately, the airport at Cancun is known for the mean tricks of taxi and transfer shuttle drivers. These "pirates" often recruit customers from tour operators, and charge the cost of the transfer with the excuse that it will be reimbursed the next day by the tour guide. The false transfer drivers proceed very professionally, and they usually conspire with the hotel staff, who illegally inform them of their customers' arrival dates.
If you have any suspicions, please make sure to call our emergency number, or the number of our transfer coordinator in Cancun (you can find the number on your transfer voucher). In case you are the victim of a transfer pirate, you should certainly not pay the bill. We want to point out that expenses of this kind will not be refunded by Mextrotter.
What costs should I calculate per day (food, drinks)?
Be aware that the price level in Mexico is approximately 40% lower than in Europe. In other words: food and drinks cost about half the price (excluding table wine, which is quite expensive in Mexico). A guide for personal meal expenses could be 15 to 30 Euro per person per day. The exact amount you spend per day depends on your drinking and eating habits.