3 Night 4 Day Tour of Chichen Itzá, Uxmal,
Labna, Kabah, colonial Merida & Ek Balam

This tour can be customized to suit your individual interests and needs. For other exciting activities that can be included please see our Custom tour page. This tour can also be based out of Merida.
Join a small group for this tour March 19-22, 2018


Day 1: Your driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel (anywhere between Cancun and Tulum) at 8 am. First you visit the ruins of Ek Balam, a Mayan archaeological site with 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.

You´ll stop for 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 historic colonial Merida for the evening. 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.  Overnight at historic Hacienda Uxmal near the ruins.  In the evening you'll enjoy the light & sound show at the ruins.

Day 3: Today you explore more sites on the ¨Puuc Maya Route", beginning with Labna, also home to many Chac masks and a beautiful corbeled arch. One of the interesting features at Labna is a carving of a Vision Serpent with a human head emerging from its outstretched mouth. In the afternoon you´ll visit the interesting ruins of Mayapan - one of the last cities built by the ancient Maya and a "mini-Chichen Itza" with many structures designed exactly like those at Chichen Itza but smaller in scale. Then to the Villas Arqueologicas Hotel adjacent to the archaeological site in Chichen Itzá.  Evening optional light & sound show at the Chichen Itza ruins.

Day 4:  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 staircases 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 areas are: the Main Ball Court - the largest discovered in the ancient Mayan world; the Sacred Well or Cenote, where archaeologists 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.  Afternoon
visit beautiful Cenote Ik Kil and enjoy a buffet lunch there. At the end of the day we drop you off at any coastal hotel or Merida hotel.

Cost per person for this 4 day 3 night private tour (double occupancy):

2 people $1,425 per person
4 people $935 per person
6 people $795 per person
8 people $690 per person

$150 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).

Tour includes:
  • 3 nights hotels and taxes (Gran Real Yucatan in Merida, Hacienda Uxmal, Villas Arqueologicas Chichen Itza)
  • Private ground transportation in newer model air-conditioned vehicle with licensed chauffeur, including pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • The all day services of an English speaking licensed guide who will travel with you throughout the tour
  • Cold bottled water as you travel
  • Light & sound show at Uxmal
  • 1 buffet lunch per person
  • All entry fees for activities listed on the itinerary

Prices lower for tours based out of Merida.  For private groups of 9 or more people, please contact us for further discounted prices.

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.

If you'd like to continue on to the highland rainforest sites in the Palenque area see our
8 day 7 night Maya of the Caribbean Coast, Yucatan and Highland Rainforest tour which includes Palenque, Bonampak, Yaxchilan and La Venta Olmec Museum.

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