3 Day 2 Night Tour of Chichen Itzá, Uxmal, historic colonial Merida, Cenote Ik Kil, Ek Balam & Valladolid
This tour can be customized to meet your individual interests. This tour can also be based out of Merida (lower prices).





Day 1: Your tour begins with 8 am pick up at any hotel in Cancun or the Riviera Maya. You´ll stop for sightseeing and lunch in the charming colonial city of Valladolid, where one can experience the best in traditional Yucatecan dishes and shop in the plaza, where authentic Mayan goods are sold. Then to colonial Merida for a walking tour of the city's historic and cultural sites. Stroll the main square, enjoy live traditional music, take a horse drawn carriage on a tour of local monuments. Overnight at the Gran Real Yucatan Hotel located 3 blocks from the main square in Merida. (If possible, we schedule to be in Merida for "Merida Sunday", a weekly local fiesta with live entertainment and music.)

Day 2: This morning you visit the elegant ruins of Uxmal. Uxmal is one of the finest examples of the Puuc architectural style. Graced with two of the largest pyramids in the Yucatan and a multitude of incredibly preserved frescos paying homage to the rain god Chac and the serpent god Quetzecoatal, it is a site that inspires both awe and mystery.

In the afternoon you'll visit nearby Kabah. Although only a small part of this site has been excavated the Palace of Masks, with its 250 masks of the Mayan rain god Chac, is one of the most impressive in Mayan architecture. Kabah also has a large and remarkably preserved arch with a sacbe (ancient Mayan road) leading to Uxmal. Then to Chichen Itza. Evening optional light & sound show at the ruins. Overnight Villas Arqueologicas Chichen Itza.

Day 3: By overnighting in Chichen Itza you'll beat the "big bus" crowds when you visit majestic Chichen Itzá, the most famous of Mayan archeological sites and one of the "New 7 Wonders of the World". Chichen Itzá has numerous monuments to explore. El Castillo, or the grand pyramid, has a staircase on all four sides, each with 91 steps that totaled with the last step on top equal the 365 days in a solar year. Other not to be missed destinations of this great ancient city are: the Main Ball Court, which is the largest discovered from the ancient Mayan world; the Sacred Well or Cenote, where archeologists have discovered a number of well-adorned skeletons of sacrificial victims; the Temple Of The Warriors, with its 1,000 columns dedicated to the warriors of Chichen Itzá; and the Caracol or Observatory.

Mid-day you visit one of the beautiful natural geological treasures of the Yucatan, Cenote Ik'Kil and have a buffet lunch there. After lunch you'll visit Ek Balam, a Mayan archeological site with some very distinct features. The wonderfully preserved state of the sculptures and frescos Ek Balam are some of the most outstanding examples of the art of the ancient Maya. Some figures are winged, some in the meditative ¨lotus¨ position, one sits headless above the center of the "monster mouth". All are beautiful and exquisitely crafted. At the end of the day we´ll drop you off at any hotel in Cancun or the Riviera Maya.



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Cost per person for this 2 night 3 day private tour (double occupancy):

2 people $1,150 per person
4 people $720 per person
6 people $575 per person
8 people $480 per person

$100 per child for up to 2 children under age 12 sharing hotel room with 2 adults.  Infants go for FREE.
Contact us about discounted rates for mid-April to November dates (low season).

This 3 day 2 night private tour includes:

-- All transportation in a privately chauffeured air conditioned sedan or van, including pick up and drop off at your coastal hotel.
-- All entry and guide fees for activities listed on the itinerary.
-- 2 nights hotel & tourist taxes.
-- Buffet lunch at Cenote Ik Kil.
-- Cold purified bottled drinking water.
-- All day services of an English speaking guide throughout the tour.

Price is based on medium range lodging. If you would prefer less expensive or more deluxe accommodations please contact us about the price difference. Prices for Thanksgiving week, Dec. 18-Jan. 6 and Easter week may be slightly higher depending on hotel policies and availability.

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