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Active Travel Yucatan Adventure

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  • Celestun
  • Sierra Madre
  • Palenque
  • traditional costume

Day 1: Arrival and transfer

Info:

Our advice: OPTIONAL arrival 2-3 days before the tour starts in order to relax at the beach!

Day 2: Bacalar

Highlights:

Bacalar

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Departure at 9 a.m., 320 km along the Riviera Maya off the beaten track!

Day 3: Kohunlich, Calakmul

Highlights:

Calakmul

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50 km to the Mayan site of Kohunlich, 130 km to the jungle lodge. Depending on schedule to the archeological site of Calakmul today or tomorrow.

Day 4: Lacandon Jungle

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Long driving day! 350 km into the Lacandon jungle. Very simple camp. Expect to give up comfort for one night.

Day 5: Yaxchilan

Highlights:

Yaxchilan

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A day away from the crowds. Hike through the jungle, crossing the border river by boat to Yaxchilan, evening in Palenque, total 220 km.

Day 6: Palenque, Campeche

Highlights:

Palenque , Campeche

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Visit Palenque before the masses of tourists arrive. 260 km (without curves) along the cost of the Gulf of Mexico; beautiful ride.

Day 7: Uxmal, Mérida

Highlights:

Uxmal , Mérida

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Leave at 8.30 a.m. On the Puuc-route, visiting a Mayan village, 240 km on even and developed roads.

Day 8: Celestun National Park

Highlights:

Celestun

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Leave at 9 a.m. Watching flamingos and enjoying sea food today! 2 x 100 km.

Day 9: Izamal, Chichen Itza

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A relaxed day, enough time for Chichen Itzá, 140 km

Day 10: Tulum, beach

Highlights:

Tulum

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No stress in the morning, enjoy your breakfast, 120 km

Free transfer to beach hotel.

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

from $ 1135.00
per person/DBL

Included Services

 

  • 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

Evgenia Ivanova
jane@mextrotter.com
+7 499 504 2848

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Price per Person

1255.00 USD

Total price for ALL Travellers:

2510.00 USD
According to your information

Tour Details

 

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.

 

bacalar

 

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

Today in the morning you go with a Lancandon Indian on a adventurous hike through the jungle. lt leads you to hidden temples and waterfall surrounded by ample vegetation. There you have time for a relaxed bath and some romantic, undisturbed moments. After lunch in the camp you drive to the border river Usamacinta, from here you go by boat to the a Mayan field site called Yaxchilan. Yaxchilan once  dominated as rivalling city of Tikal and Palenque the Usamacinta region. In the evening you drive to Palenque, where your hotel is near the excavations.

 

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

Approximately 1.5 hours west from Merida is the National Park Celestun, a paradise for flamingos and pelicans. There you will admire their natural living space during a 2.5 hours boat tour. Afterwards you have the possibility to eat fresh sea food at the beach (not included in the price). In the evening you return to Merida, where your guide will  invite you for a goodbye-cocktail.

 

Rio_Lagartos


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

After a (late) breakfast you drive to Tulum at the Carribean Coast, where you visit a Mayan fort. The fort is located proudly on a rock above the turquoise Carribean Sea and presents the end of the adventure trip. Afterwards you are brought to us from the beach hotel in Tulum or Playa del Carmen.

 

tulum

 

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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  • CABAÑA HOTELS (small resorts in bungalow style) > show
  • ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS > show

 

 

Karibikstrand

 



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).



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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.



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Room & hotel category on tour
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Standard Good, typical middle class hotels from 2031.50 USD
Up-grade in the jungle Room at the jungle camp with private bathroom from 2091.00 USD
Your preferred tour date
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Dates Yucatan Adventure (english spoken guide)
Date Only at this date Guide Free Places Price Select
28.03.2017 (Tue.) 06.04.2017 (Thu.) - 8 2510.00 USD
LAST MINUTE SPECIAL - 15% DISCOUNT
LAST MINUTE SPECIAL - 15% DISCOUNT
09.05.2017 (Tue.) 18.05.2017 (Thu.)
- 12 2031.50 USDstatt 2390.00 USD
20.06.2017 (Tue.) 29.06.2017 (Thu.) - 9 2390.00 USD
18.07.2017 (Tue.) 27.07.2017 (Thu.) - 12 2630.00 USD
01.08.2017 (Tue.) 10.08.2017 (Thu.) - 12 2630.00 USD
19.09.2017 (Tue.) 28.09.2017 (Thu.) - 10 2260.00 USD
10.10.2017 (Tue.) 19.10.2017 (Thu.) - 12 2630.00 USD
07.11.2017 (Tue.) 16.11.2017 (Thu.) - 10 2630.00 USD
21.11.2017 (Tue.) 30.11.2017 (Thu.) - 12 2630.00 USD
19.12.2017 (Tue.) 28.12.2017 (Thu.) - 12 2760.00 USD
Relax after the tour
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no beach extension
Good and affordable low priced, clean hotels
All Inclusive 4-star resorts
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Category Hotel TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale Price Select
All Inclusive Sandos Caracol Riviera Maya 4****+
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
on request
All Inclusive Sandos Caracol RM Adults Only 4****+
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Bungalow hotel Mahekal Beach Resort 4****/Boutique
4 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
on request
All Inclusive Viva Azteca Playacar 4****+
1 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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All Inclusive Viva Maya Playacar 4****
1 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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All Inclusive The Reef Playacar 4****
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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All Inclusive Barcelo Maya Beach Resort 4****+
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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All Inclusive Sandos Playacar 5*****
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Bungalow hotel Petit Lafitte 4****
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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All Inclusive Barcelo Palace 5*****
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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All Inclusive Belair Cancun 4****
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Good and affordable Posada Sian Kaan 3***
2 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Bungalow hotel Villas Paraiso del Mar Holbox 4****/Boutique
4 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Good and affordable Casa Tucan 2**
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Bungalow hotel El Paraiso Tulum 3***
2 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Bungalow hotel OM Tulum 3***
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Bungalow hotel Belair Xpu Ha, Riviera Maya 4****
4 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Good and affordable Hacienda Paradise 4****
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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All Inclusive Belair Xpu Ha, Riviera Maya 4**** (AI)
4 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Good and affordable Emporio Family Suites Cancun 3***+
3 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Bungalow hotel Los Lirios Tulum 3***+
4 TROTTERMUNDO sustainability scale
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Good and affordable Las Golondrinas 3***+ on request
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Prices per room for total number of nights.

 

Deluxe Room Luxurious rooms with jacuzzi 0.00 USD
Superior Room A stylish room close to the beach 0.00 USD
Hacienda Junior Suite spacious hacienda-suite in tropical gardens 0.00 USD
Superior Frente al Mar absolutely luxurious 0.00 USD
Garden View Room (Half pension) confortable room, a few steps from the beach 0.00 USD
Ocean View Room (Half board) classic ocean view room, right at the pool 0.00 USD
Ocean View Premium (half board) spacious ocean view rooms, right at the beach 0.00 USD
Bungalow Garden View (Half-board) rustic bungalows, a few steps to the beach 0.00 USD
Bungalow Ocean View (half-board) ocean view bungalow with direct beach access 0.00 USD
Ocean Front bungalow (half board) ocean view beach bungalow 0.00 USD
Superior Deluxe (with breakfast) large balcony with hammock and sea view 0.00 USD
Suite (with breakfast) A classic suite with ocean view 0.00 USD
Master Suite (with breakfast) Suite with a spectacular view from the terrace 0.00 USD
Villa De Luxe (with breakfast) Deluxe villa on the beautiful beach of Holbox 0.00 USD
Standard Room (with breakfast) room with hammock and garden view 0.00 USD
Ocean view (with breakfast) ocean view room with hammock 0.00 USD
Master Suite (with breakfast) spacious sea view suite with hammock 0.00 USD
Pool View (with breakfast) spacious sea view suite with hammock 0.00 USD
Bungalow Garden View (with breakfast) Feel Good Bungalow near the beach 0.00 USD
Bungalow Ocean View (with breakfast) Feel Goot Bungalow with sea view 0.00 USD
Garden view junior suite (with breakfast) spacious suite in paradise 0.00 USD
Ocean view junior suite (with breakfast) Suite to enjoy sunsets 0.00 USD
Master suite Las Nubes (with breakfast) Suite with terrace and sea view 0.00 USD
Master Suite El Mar (with breakfast) Ocean view suite right on the beach 0.00 USD
Superior room nice garden view room 0.00 USD
Superior Room Club Premium Cozy room with view of the pool 0.00 USD
Junior Suite Club Premium stylish, large ocean view suite 0.00 USD
Superior Room deluxe room with balcony 0.00 USD
Jr Suite Deluxe Club Premium deluxe ocean view room 0.00 USD
Suite Deluxe Club Premium large deluxe ocean view suite 0.00 USD
Junior Suite large deluxe garden view suite 0.00 USD
Jr Suite Deluxe Club Premium Ocean View Magnificent view of the ocean, luxurious furnishing 0.00 USD
Junior Suite Deluxe Lovingly furnished Junior Suite 0.00 USD
Suite Kool Lanais (without breakfast) romantic suite for two 0.00 USD
Standard Room (with breakfast) sun roof with beach view, tropical gardens 0.00 USD
Superior Room (with breakfast) con su propio balcón, jardín tropical 0.00 USD
Junior Suite (with breakfast) rustic rooms, few steps to the beach 0.00 USD
Junior Suite (half board) rustic rooms, few steps to the beach 0.00 USD
Junior Suite (all inclusive) rustic rooms, few steps to the beach 0.00 USD
Master Suite (with breakfast) ocean view room, near to the beach 0.00 USD
Master Suite (half board) ocean view room, near to the beach 0.00 USD
Master Suite (all inclusive) ocean view room, near to the beach 0.00 USD
Garden View (half board) Close to the pool, the beach is just steps away 0.00 USD
Garden View Palapa (half board) Room on the upper floor, close to the beach 0.00 USD
Treehouse (half board) Private terrace with hammock 0.00 USD
Treehouse Palapa (half board) The room in the jungle 0.00 USD
Ocean View (half board) ocean view room 0.00 USD
Ocean View Palapa (half board) Upstairs rooms with ocean view 0.00 USD
Ocean Front (half board) Right on the beach, unobstructed view of the ocean 0.00 USD
Not yet available Why can I not book this hotel? 0.00 USD
Standard Room (with breakfast) cheap, clean, centrally located hotel 0.00 USD
Garden View Zimmer (without breakfast) Cabañas in a shady garden 0.00 USD
Deluxe Laguna (with breakfast) A modern, light room overlooking the lagoon 0.00 USD
Deluxe Ocean View (with breakfast) A modern, light room overlooking the ocean 0.00 USD
Suite Kool Lanais (with breakfast) romantic suite for two 0.00 USD
Deluxe Laguna (All Inclusive) A modern, light room overlooking the lagoon 0.00 USD
Deluxe Ocean View (All Inclusive) A modern, light room overlooking the ocean 0.00 USD
Suite Kool Lanais (All Inclusive) romantic suite for two 0.00 USD
Deluxe bungalow room Jacuzzi and pure nature included 0.00 USD
Luxury room Comfortable, spacious, enjoyable 0.00 USD
Standard Room spacious rooms with terrace 0.00 USD
Junior Suite Deluxe Club Premium Pool View spacious Junior Suite with Premium Advantages 0.00 USD
Junior Suite Families very large suite especially for families 0.00 USD
Suite Deluxe Club Premium Ocean View elegant suite with a spectacular view 0.00 USD
Presidential Suite Club Premium Ocean View pure luxury and comfort 0.00 USD
Superior room Comfortable room with balcony 0.00 USD
Superior Vista Mar Comfortable room with sea view 0.00 USD
Superior Frente al Mar Comfortable room, right on the beach 0.00 USD
Junior Suite Spacious room with balcony 0.00 USD
Junior Suite Vista Mar Spacious room with sea view 0.00 USD
Junior Suite Frente al Mar Spacious room, right on the beach 0.00 USD
Master Suite Spacious room with terrace 0.00 USD
Master Suite Vista Mar Spacious room with sea view 0.00 USD
Master Suite Frente al Mar Spacious room, right on the beach 0.00 USD
Master Suite Frente al Mar Spacious room, right on the beach 0.00 USD
Deluxe Palapa (Breakfast) feel-good factor and top view 0.00 USD
Deluxe Palapa (All Inclusive) feel-good factor and top view 0.00 USD
Deluxe Room (Breakfast) Jacuzzi and pure nature included 0.00 USD
Deluxe Room (All inclusive) Jacuzzi and pure nature included 0.00 USD
Luxurious Luxury and a beautiful view 0.00 USD
Suite Casa Las Hamacas (with breakfast) Feel Goot Bungalow with sea view 0.00 USD
Junior Suite Sea View Frontal Club Premium Beach Caribe Luxurious Junior Suite with Jacuzzi and a spectacular view of the ocean. 0.00 USD
Junior Suite Swim Up Club Premium Maya Caribe large Junior Suite with direct access to the pool 0.00 USD
Junior Suite Vista Mar Club Premium Colonial Tropical deluxe ocean view room 0.00 USD
Family Room Colonial Tropical big and comfortable family room 0.00 USD
Suite Vista Mar Club Premium Colonial Tropical large deluxe ocean view suite 0.00 USD
Family room Maya Beach luxurious room for the whole family 0.00 USD
Suite Vista Mar Frontal Club Premium Beach Caribe large luxurious suite with sea view 0.00 USD
Suite Swim Up Club Premium Maya Caribe luxurious suite with jacuzzi and direct access to the pool 0.00 USD
Garden View with breakfast cozy double room with view of the beautiful garden. 0.00 USD
Partial Ocean View with breakfast cozy double rooms with partial view of the ocean 0.00 USD
Ocean View Suite with breakfast with a magnificent view of the ocean 0.00 USD
Ocean Front Master Suite with breakfast exclusive suite with view of the Caribbean 0.00 USD
Standard Standard rooms Las Golondrinas 0.00 USD
Standard plus Standard Plus room Las Golondrinas 0.00 USD
Mahekal Beach Resort 4****/Boutique Highly recommended 0.00 USD
Treehouse (half board) Private terrace with hammock 0.00 USD
Transfer to/from airport
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Hotel Cancun - airport 40.00 USD
Hotel Playa del Carmen - airport 76.00 USD
Hotel Tulum / Riviera Maya - airport 96.00 USD
Hotel Holbox - airport important information 164.00 USD
(Please let us know your contactdetails and wishes in the next step.)
Total price for all travellers according to your information
from $ 2510.00
Number of people:
Mextrotter small group tours have a maximum of 12 participants!
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