Mayan Heritage - Group Tour

Tour from Cancún to Cancun (CUN), Mexico

About this activity

Follow the trail of the Mayan legacy through three countries!

Your Travel Experience with Cuba Real Tours

Day 1

Riviera Maya - Tulum - Chetumal

Your journey starts with the wonderfully situated Mayan ruins of Tulum, perched on a rocky promontory above the Caribbean Sea. We then travel on to the "Lagoon of the Seven Colours" in Bacalar. In the late afternoon visit the modern Maya Museum in Chetumal.

Included meals: none

Overnight stay at Hotel Fiesta Inn**** or similar

Day 2

Chetumal - San Ignacio (Belize)

In the morning you cross the border into Belize. Passing sugar cane fields, you reach the small town of Orange Walk, where you take a leisurely walk and gather your first impressions of Belize. Continue to the Mayan site of Altun Ha, formerly a major Mayan trading centre. On the Western Highway you will arrive at the renowned Belize Zoo, which is home to the tapir. In the late afternoon, you will arrive in San Ignacio.

Included meals: Breakfast

Overnight stay at Cahal Pech Village*** or similar

Day 3

San Ignacio - Flores (Guatemala)

This morning you will visit the "Green Iguana Conservation Project". You can pet, feed or even adopt the green iguanas! You will also see a variety of local plants and animals that live in rainforests on a short hike through jungle trails. Continue towards the Guatemala border, where we can see the towering pyramid of Xunantunich from afar. Enjoy the breathtaking view from the main temple over the Mopan Valley. Thereafter, cross the border into Guatemala and travel to Flores.

Included meals: Breakfast

Overnight stay at Hotel Villa Maya*** or similar

Day 4

Mayastätte Tikal

A tour of several hours through the most monumental Mayan cult site, Tikal, where over 3000 buildings have been documented. The impressive Tikal is located in the rainforest of Petén, where howler monkeys, toucans and coatis live. Then visit the Morley Museum before being transferred to Flores in the afternoon for a short tour of the picturesque peninsula.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight stay at Hotel Villa Maya*** or similar

Day 5

Flores - Palenque (Mexico)

Transfer by land to the Usumacinta River, which forms the natural border between Guatemala and Mexico. Boat trip to the remote Mayan site of Yaxchilan, which was built in a river bend and boasts very well preserved temples and stelae. Your trip continues to the next highligh in Palenque.

Included meals: Breakfast

Overnight stay at Chan Kah Resort Palenque ***(*) or similar

Day 6

Palenque - Campeche

Guided tour of the mystical Mayan cult site with the fascinating Temple of the Inscriptions, tomb of the god-king Pakal. In the afternoon, drive to Campeche, the charming colonial town situated directly on the Gulf of Mexico, with its typical bastions in the historic old town centre.

Included meals: Breakfast

Overnight stay at Hotel Plaza Colonial *** or similar

Day 7

Campeche - Mérida

Visit to the most outstanding sites of the Mayan Classic: Kabah with its "Codz Pop" temple dedicated to the god of rain and Uxmal where architectural jewels such as the Pyramid of the Fortune Teller, the Nuns' Quadrangle or the Governor's Palace can be seen. Afterwards, continue to Mérida for a late afternoon city tour.

Included meals: Breakfast

Overnight stay at Hotel La Mision de Fray Diego**** or similar

Day 8

Mérida - Chichen Itzá - Cancún

Drive to Chichén Itzá and visit the famous sanctuary with the unique Kukulcán pyramid, the warrior temple, the ball court and the observatory. This is an memorable experience and surely a crowning finale to your trip. Then, return transfer to Cancún or to your seaside hotel on the Riviera Maya.

Included meals: Breakfast

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