Trip highlights:

  • Visit the spectacular ruins of Chichen Itza
  • Enjoy the old-world charm of a feature stay accommodation in Merida – a magnificent 17th century mansion turned boutique hotel 
  • Enjoy unique food experiences: a seafood feast in Puerto Morelos, traditional lunch with a Maya family, a Maya Pibil meal in the home of a local couple and dinner in the Tulum jungle.
  • Meet a local Maya family in the secluded Laguna Chabela and enjoy a traditional tortilla making demonstration.

Yucatan Mexico Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Puerto Morelos, Mexico!

  • Welcome dinner:  Head to one of the best restaurants in Puerto Morelos to sample some fresh seafood. Here you can enjoy a traditional feast of fresh fish, mussels, shrimp and clams.

Accommodations: Hotel Casa del Puerto

Day 2

Villadolid: Foodie Fanatic

  • Laguna Chabel:  Meet a local Maya family. Tour their farm, see what they grow and learn how they live off the land. Enjoy a demonstration on how to make delicious tortillas and then sit down to a traditional lunch.
  • Villadolid:  Check into hotel. Afternoon at your leisure. 

Accommodations: Hotel El Meson del Marques

Day 3

Merida: Chichen Itza

  • Chichen Itza: Named as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza is considered the most important archaeological vestige of the Maya-Toltec civilization in Yucatan by UNESCO. Meet with a local historian for a guided tour to uncover the secrets of what is perhaps the most famous Maya site in Mexico.
  • Mayan Feast: A special lunch with a local family in the town of Piste. Here you will enjoy a traditional Pibil feast, a Maya style of cooking that involves barbecuing underground.
  • Cenote Swim: Visit a beautiful cenote for a swim.

Accommodations: Hotel Mision de Fray Diego

Day 4


  • Walking Tour: A walking tour of downtown Merida to take in the splendour of its many colonial buildings and learn more about the Maya heritage of the town.
  • Local Dinner: Dinner at a fantastic local restaurant serving up Yucatan specialties – the sopa da lima (lime soup) is especially delicious here.

Accommodations: Hotel Mision de Fray Diego

Day 5


  • Biosphere Reserve Tour: One of the first places migratory birds arrive for the winter, the reserve offers a birdwatching experience like no other. Here you will meet with a local conservationist to tour the area, learn about its unique flora and fauna and hear about the conservation efforts taking place in the region.

Accommodations: Hotel Mision de Fray Diego

Day 6


  • Muyil River Float: Board a small boat, from which you’ll explore the canals and lagoons of the river. Admire Maya ruins on the riverbanks and enjoy a peaceful swim in the crystal-clear waters. You will be joined by guides from the local community who will help you get the most out of this tranquil experience.

Accommodations: Hotel Coco Tulum

Day 7

Tulum: Farewell Dinner

  • Tulum Archaeological Site: Head to the Tulum archaeological site for a special after hours visit, allowing you to appreciate the incredible history of the ruins without the crowds. One of the last cities built by the Maya, your leader will paint a picture of how life played out here as you explore the complex against a spectacular ocean backdrop
  • Farewell Dinner: This evening you will dine at one of Tulum’s most celebrated restaurants. Set within the jungle and inspired by the freshest local produce, this final dinner with your newfound friends will certainly be one to remember.

Accommodations: Hotel Coco Tulum

Day 8


Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Check-out time is usually around 12pm and you are free to leave at any time. A private airport transfer will take you to the airport


  • We are traveling in April 2022, but you can travel anytime!
  • The information in the itinerary provides an example of daily activites, but are subject to changes based the final itinerary.
  • This is a deluxe trip. Wherever possible, 4- or 5-star hotel accommodations have been booked.

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