Having a Blast in Yucatan, Mexico: Best Attractions and Experiences!

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special swimming with whale sharks
special underwater museum
special ecological reserves
12 days of pure unfiltered traveling joy. It's a road trip to discover the wonders of the Yucatan Peninsula. Many millions of years ago a meteorite crashed in this area , effectively wiping 90% of life on the planet at the time, but creating a very intricate flat land, home, much later, to an impressive ancient culture, the Maya. Located south-east of the country, inhabited by the inheritors of the Maya culture, this area is a natural wonder. Mostly flat but composed of diverse ecosystems that offer stunning views and eye-catching scenery all over. We will be exploring a good portion of it, allowing us to get a better sense of it all. Activities are optional, each of us chooses what they want to do. I'm providing a general layout. You can join me for the whole ride or if you have less days, that’s fine too. Just let me know so we can coordinate better.

Hi, I'm Victor. I've been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty. . . Ok, not really, but I would like to tell you something about myself. I'm a tour guide. I've been one since 2016 and I like it a lot. Born and raised in Mexico City, I'm at my happiest wandering with good company.There's something about going on a journey with eager travelers waiting to discover the wonders of a foreign country that just hits the right spot. Not to mention being in the open, walking, tasting local food and beverages and of course, meeting lovely people like you. During my life journey I've learned languages, studied film, played rugby, conducted wine tastings, travelled extensively, trekked mountains, jumped off planes and into turquoise rivers, and many more but, I'm still not done.

Throughout the trip, we’ll be staying at 3-4 stars hotels, to keep the costs affordable. Shared rooms with double beds is what we will be staying at unless you prefer more privacy. Also, we will have little to no time to cook, so most of our food intake will be at local restaurants (street food for the win!). The Yucatan Peninsula is very rich and proud of its culture and traditions, so be ready to try out some new flavors. Everyone will pay for their food at the moment. Any questions about the trip? You can let me know in the Q&A section!

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Trip Itinerary
1

Merida

Day 1-3
Day 1. We will meet in Merida, Capital city of Yucatan nicknamed the White City because of it's mostly white arquitecture. Considered one of the best cities to live in in Mexico, we’ll stay her for 3 nights.
2

Reserva Estatal Geohidrológica Anillo de Cenotes

Day 3
Day 2. We go to the ring of cenotes. Located 1 hour away from Merida, this natural reserve has 99 cenotes. We will spend most of the morning swimming and enjoying the amazing natural water sinkholes. Don't forget to bring a towel!
3

Izamal

Day 3
Still day 2. After we are done swimming, we will drive to Izamal to enjoy a nice meal and visit the impressive Convent of San Antonio de Padua. Then belly full, we'll finally get back to Merida for some night entertainment.
4

Chichén-Itzá

Day 3
Day 3. We say goodbye to Merida, and we pursue our road trip to one of the most impressive arquelogical sites in the world, Chichen Itza. A must visit every time you are in the area. We will enter the ancient city, booking a local guide to get all the juicy bits. Lunch is next, then decompressing and relaxing in a cenote before getting to Valladolid for the night.
5

Valladolid

Day 3-4
Day 3. This is the end point of the day. Smack in the middle of Yucatan it's an obvious hub from where everything is accesible. We will rest for two nights in this pretty colonial city visiting the ex convent of San Bernadino among other sights to see.
6

Zona Arqueológica de Ek Balam

Day 4
Day 5. second stop of the day, arquelogical site of Ek Balam, ancient city. In the classical period it became very important but alas, was finally subdued by the Iztas, thus began its decline and subsequent fall. After the visit we'll climb back on the car and head to Chiquila where we will board the ferry that will takes us to Holbox.
7

Holbox

Day 4-6
Day 6. Thus is it, one if not the highlight of the tour, swimming with whale sharks! It is the season, enough said. After a life changing experience we go back to our hotel visit the town relax and enjoy. One more night will be spent here.
8

Cancún

Day 6-8
Day 7. We go back to the mainland, and head to the busiest city in the area, Cancun. But on the way we will stop in anice relaxing cenote. Once in Cancun, we'll relax at the hotel and head for a nice dinner and if you fell up to it, exiting night live.
9

Isla Mujeres

Day 8
Day 8. We have two options her, we can either go to Isla Mujeres just to wander around or we can go and scuba dive in the underwater museum between Isla Mujeres and Cancun. Either way it should be a fun and full day before heading back to Cancun. This could be the last night some of you depending on how many days you have.
10

Playa del Carmen

Day 8-10
Day 9. If you are still with me, we will head to Playa del Carmen, to enjoy the atmosphere, beaches and relax. We could choose to go to Cozumel and stay there the night or just calm down and stay in Playa del Carmen. Day 10. We are either still in Cozumel or back in the main land. either way it's all about relaxing an enjoying.
11

San Miguel de Cozumel

Day 10
We take the ferry to this beautiful Island. Less people, less noise, magnificent beaches, good food, Maya ruins, a lighthouse. We could encircle the hole island on bicycles or by some kind of motor vehicle, up to us.
12

Akumal

Day 10
Day 10. We say goodbye to Playa and head to Akumal beach to swim with turtles. I know! Poor us. Then we grab lunch and drive to Tulum where will visit the ruins one of the last Mayan cities to be inhabited. Afterwards, head to town for the night.
13

Tulum

Day 10-12
Day 10 and day 11, two nights. We get here and use it as base to move to the surrounding sights. Beaches, cenotes and natural reserves abound. Plus the City is one of the fastest growing in the peninsula so expect a vibrant and colorful atmosphere. This could be another end point as Tulum airport is close by and well connected.
14

Sian Ka'an

Day 12
Day 11. We hop on our car and go to the 650 hectares, lush and impressive Sian Ka’an natural reserve. Home to many endemic flowers and protected wild animals, like the jaguar and the tapir. We will explore the day away until we can’t no more, then back to the car to spend the last night in Tulum. This is the end of the trip.
Trip Summary
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12 days trip
Merida, Reserva Estatal Geohidrológica Anillo de Cenotes & 12 more
Transportation
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What's excluded?
Meals and drinks
Personal expenses (souvenirs, tips etc)
Activities
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