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Travel to Mexico - Dia de los Muertos 🤩 - Chichen Itza, Cancun & more

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Carlos

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Maybe you've gone trick-or-treating on Halloween 🎃 but ¿do you know the difference between that and Día de Muertos? 💀 The Day of the Dead is one of the most important celebrations in Mexico. Its roots go back thousands of years, long before the arrival of the Spanish Conquerors. It has become a mixture of Catholic tradition and Mexican mysticism, commemorating death as one more element of life and as a way to remember and honor the loved ones who went ahead in the eternal journey. It is believed that the spirit of their deceased returns from the world of the dead to live with the family that day and taste the food of the offering in the altars. Have you seen Coco the movie? The film was inspired by the celebration of the Day of the Dead and is a love letter to Mexico. The Pixar team traveled to the country several times to catch the colors, the festivities, but above all, the traditions that are part of the Mexican culture and now you can experience that by yourself too! What's included: - 7 days and 6 nights on a Private Condo with your own single bed (bunk) storage locker, pool, main living area, outdoor dining area, dining table, kitchen, private balcony, WiFi, a/c, pool, amazing eateries right out of your front door and 10 minute walk to the beach access. * Xcaret: Access to Plus Area facilities (dressing rooms, restrooms and lockers) Access to the beach, inlet and natural pools, Butterfly Pavilion, Coral Reef Aquarium and the Aviary. Horse Exhibition, Papantla Flying Men and Pre-Hispanic Dances. Tropical jungle trail. Use of snorkeling gear (requires a refundable deposit of $10 USD). Life jackets and inner tubes. Lounge chairs, hammocks and rest areas, dressing rooms and showers. One lunch buffet. Includes one beer and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages (soft drinks, flavored waters, and coffee) while consuming food. - Round-trip transportation to planned activities (except Cancun/Ferry) * Chichen Itza: Round trip luxury transportation with air conditioning and bathrooms. Light gourmet breakfast on board the bus (baguette, natural juice, muffin and coffee). Bottle of water with bottle holder at the archaeological site. Buffet meal of Yucatan specialties and unlimited beverages at Valladolid restaurant. *Xenses: Transportation, Lockers, restrooms and showers. ATM and WiFi. Snack area (extra cost) - IKE Insurance: Medical expenses due to illness/accident, legal assistance and ambulance service, compensation for accidental death (within Xcaret Tours) *Ferry: travel insurance. Maritime transfer to Cancun-Isla Mujeres round ticket. WiFi and toilets on board. Luggage storage. - Lot's of fun! - A bunch of good memories and new friends!! What's not included: - Transportation from/to the airport/other sites. - Personal expenses (bus/taxi, car rental, daily food/beverages, optional activities, museum entrances and such) Recommendations: - Wear a swimsuit, water shoes and comfortable clothing. Additionally, bring an extra change of clothes and a towel. - Biodegradable sunscreen (titanium oxide or zinc oxide) is the only type of sunscreen that is allowed anywhere in Cancun or Playa del Carmen, it's a federal regulation and it is enforced. - Remember to bring cash or a credit card to purchase souvenirs, get the photos of your visit, or enjoy an Optional Activity. Weather 🌡️ Max 30°C/24°C Min Max 86°F/75°F Min
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Hello TripMates!👋🏼 My name is Carlos but my friends call me 'Cammus', I'm a Computer Systems Engineer from México and I travel everytime I got a chance.
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1

Playa del Carmen

Day 1
On Day 1 We'll get settled and get some rest 🥱 from our flight 🛫. Later on we'll head to the beach and relax in the sand contemplating the blue ocean 🌊 in front of us. Near us is the Founder's Park Portal, a tribute to the founders of the town, who according to the legend, had to emigrate to another place because their "palapas" (rustic cabins) were knocked down by hurricanes 🌬️ winds. Currently, this square is the scene of civic acts and musical and folklore shows, if we're lucky we can watch some Voladores de Papantla. Once the night comes we'll have some dinner 😋🌮
2

Chichén-Itzá

Day 1-2
On Day 2 We'll get a bus 🚌 (included) who will take us to a tour of the archaeological zone 🏛️ of Chichén Itzá which is famous worldwide for the play of light and shadow that occurs at each equinox on the steps of the pyramidal base known as El Castillo.
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Cenote y Restaurante Tsukán Santuario de Vida

Day 2
After Chichén Itzá we'll visit 🚌 (included) a sanctuary cenote for swimming activity🏊🏽‍♂️ The ancient Mayans say that since the origin of the world, the Tsukán snake 🐍 has lived, owner of caves and cenotes, guardian that the water cycle is never interrupted, vigilant so that it is always full of life. Tsukán, is part of what formerly represented a network of towns that gave lodging to the families in charge of building Chichén Itzá, wonder of the Modern World.
4

La Casona de Valladolid

Day 2
🚌 (included) Our last stop for the day is Valladolid, a picturesque Magical 🪄 Town. Here you will also visit La Casona de Valladolid, an old restored hacienda that offers a full buffet or a la carte option, there are more than 70 dishes from the renowned Yucatecan gastronomy , prepared with special care and local ingredients. 🍽️😋 (Vegetarian/vegan options are offered ) 🥦
5

Xenses

Day 2-3
On Day 3 🚌 (included) Bring your swimsuit 🩲 and open your perception 👀 because it will blown your mind 🤯 when you visit Xenses, where you don't know if you go up or down, if up ⬇️ is down ⬆️ or down ⬆️ is up⬇️, and let your senses guide you in a cavern in total darkness👨🏽‍🦯 that houses all the ecosystems of the planet 🌎 Now that you've experienced all these new senses, let's go back 🔙 to reality and get ready because we're going to enjoy the nightlife 🌃 of this city 🌆
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Quinta avenida

Day 3-4
(Walking distance from our staying) Fifth Avenue is the circulatory ♻️ system of Playa del Carmen. Meet with me everything it can offer you through its 4 kilometers long adventure.🚶🏽‍♂️Walk, stop for a few minutes, look at a store 🕵🏽‍♂️ detail a craft, a piece of jewelry 💍, and start walking again, taking a mental note 📝 of that place that you may have to go to later to make a purchase. Breathe in 🫁 the fresh, Caribbean-scented🍃afternoon air, while you feel new blood circulating 🫀 through your body, invigorated by the walk and by the delight of being in Playa del Carmen🌴 On Fifth Avenue we'll go to a traditional façade reminiscent of the old "big houses" of Mexican haciendas 🏯 were you can participate in a tequila tasting. Playa del Carmen offers products from all over Mexico 🇲🇽 and Fifth Avenue is a small sampler of the entire country, here we can find cocoa 🍫 which is tied to Mexico's past more than any other country in the world. The Mexican pre-Hispanic indigenous people used their seeds as currency💵. It was also held as an aphrodisiac 🤫. The Aztec emperor Moctezuma drank up to 40 cups of cocoa a day in order to satisfy his harem 😉 Mexico also has pre-Columbian peoples and cultures that have passed down their art 🎨 from generation 👨‍👩‍👧 to generation👨‍👩‍👧‍👦. On Fifth Avenue it is possible to find beautiful handicrafts made of vegetable fibers, stones 🪨, ceramics🏺, wood🪵, bone 🦴, skins, threads, silver 🥈textiles 🧣 and any material that the hands of man can turn into an artistic piece. And to close with a flourish this day let's enjoy a delicious dinner 🍽️ in a junglelike terrace (Vegetarian/vegan options are offered ) 🥦
7

Cancún

Day 4-5
Alright, we made it 💪🏽 to Day 4 and this is one of those moments when we have to make a choice 👉🏽👈🏽 that could change everything 🙀 we either take this day to replenish energy, stay at home 😴, chill, go discover the city 👁️, revisit some stores from last night 🌌 or... drumrolls, please 🥁...we could rent a 🚗 (split the cost) to go to Cancun's Beach ⛱️ 🏊🏽‍♂️ and relax on the sand. After that, we can visit the Mayan Museum of Cancún, for educational purposes 📖 because knowledge is power 💪🏽🤓 Then let's go in search 🔎 of some cool spots around the city to take pictures 📸 because, who doesn't want good memories of this travel? And after that we can go get something to eat at a Cancún 🇲🇽 restaurant 🎺 before we go back to Playa del Carmen.
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Isla Mujeres

Day 5-6
Day 5 🚌 (public transportation or car rental) Time for another adventure! this time it's crossing the sea. Ferries 🚢 depart from the Cancún 🏨Hotel Zone to 🏝️ Isla Mujeres. Let's make the trip and arrive at the northern tip of the island, right where the main beaches 🏖️ and the shopping 🛍️ area are located. Get ready to discover Isla Mujeres or Women Island (in case you're wondering why is called like that, it was customary to make offerings with handmade pieces of female figures to Ixchel, the🗿Mayan goddess of the moon, love and fertility, that were deposited throughout the island, therefore, when the Spaniards arrived and found these figures, they did not hesitate to baptize it as Isla Mujeres ♀️🏝️ Once we come back to Cancún we'll see the best view of the city 🌆 from the Cancun's Scenic Tower 🗼
9

Xcaret Park

Day 6-7
Day 6 🚌 (included) The first time I visited this place I didn't knew what to expect, nobody told me anything about it as they wanted it to be a surprise for me, and it was!..so I won't spoil it to you neither. Here you'll have a full taste of México 🇲🇽 and hopefully, you'll leave with a piece of it in your heart.
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7 days trip
Playa del Carmen, Chichén-Itzá & 7 more
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