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Holbox island and Mayan ruins

8 days circuit with 4 days relax on the Caribbean beach

A breathtaking island Holbox located in the north of Yucatan is bound to surprise you: it is cut off from the worries of a hectic world as well as from tourism. You will be accommodated right on the beach, only a few meters away from the sea in a magic-like, small hotel with a warm homely atmosphere. Walks and trips will take you into the countryside untouched by man, in a natural reserve protected by UNESCO you will be able to admire pink flamingos, herons, Canadian pelicans, you will be able to swim in the warm sea and move around the island on a golf cart as you can find no cars there. Distinctive local architecture is as admirable as  is the beauty of the island’s nature and in local restaurants you can enjoy tasty Mexican meals. In this special place the Caribbean merges with waters of the Gulf of Mexico and its scenery will make your heart miss a beat.

However, the most special thing about Holbox is that in summer you can swim in the sea together with whale sharks. The  whale shark is the largest shark and fish in the world and its size can reach as much as 15 meters. Fortunately, they feed on plankton and do not harm people. People from as far as Japan come here for this unique experience. It really is one of the few places where time stays still and where you can still feel the atmosphere of the real Mexico. After four days of enjoying the utterly relaxed island we will set off to explore the Mayan civilization and you will be able to appreciate the  pyramids in Ek Balam, Uxmal, Kabah and of course the famous Chichén Itzá. We will visit the colonial town Merida as well, and at the end of the excursion you will certainly welcome an opportunity to relax again on the white beaches of the Caribbean. An experienced tour guide will be at your disposal for the whole duration of the excursion.

 

Schedule:

1st day:  Cancun / Playa del Carmen

Arrival in Mexico in late afternoon. Landing at the international airport in Cancun and transport to a three star hotel in the center of Playa del Carmen. The duration of the transfer is about 55 minutes. After check in, a free evening for your own activities.

2nd day: Playa / Holbox

Breakfast, departure from Playa del Carmen, approximately 1.5 hour later arrival in Chiquila and transport to the island Holbox by boat, transfer to the hotel, check in, afternoon for swimming and getting to know the environment

3rd day: Holbox

The whole day free for your own activities, rest, the possibility of a trip around the island on a golf cart / visit to a bird sanctuary, deserted beaches and small islands

4th day: Holbox

Breakfast, rest on the beach or optional trips: all year round – natural preserve Rio Lagartos where pink flamingos dwell, in summer you can  see whale sharks and swim and snorkel among them

5th day: Holbox / Ek Balám / Merida

Early in the morning departure to the port, transport to Chiquilá by ferry, after that transport by car to Ek Balám to visit the local pyramids. In Mayan language the name means The Star Jaguar and it is a fairly small archeological site. However, at the top of the Acropolis you can find an amazing massive sculpture in the Chenes style which shows an important ruler of this kingdom at the moment of transformation. After that transfer to Merida, the capital city of Yucatan. Accommodation in a 3/4* hotel in the center of the city, sightseeing walk around Merida in the evening.

6th day: Merida / Uxmal / Kabah

Breakfast at the hotel, departure for Uxmal and sightseeing around the local archeological site which used to be one of the most important centers of Mayan civilization and many interesting buildings can still be found there: the Governor’s palace, the Pyramid of the Magician, House of the Turtles or Nuns’ Quadrangle which is considered to be the most refined building constructed in puuc architecture style. Transfer to the  Kabah site  among other things well known for its Templo de Codz Pop which is a building decorated by 260 masks of Chaak, the god of rain. Return to Merida, accommodation in a 3/4* hotel in the center of the city

7th day: Merida / Chichén Itzá / Playa del Carmen

Breakfast in the hotel, departure from Merida to Chichén Itzá, the largest and the most famous Maya kingdom in the northen part of Yucatan. This  complex of Mayan monuments has also been included in the list of the new seven wonders of the world. The most famous is the Temple of Kukulkan also known as El Castillo, the Temple of the Warriors, pelota playground or Caracol – Mayan observatory.

After sightseeing, a buffet style lunch serving specialities from Yucatan and a drink (beer or a soft drink). Transfer to Playa del Carmen and check in to a 3* hotel with breakfast approximately 8 minutes away from the sea. For an additional payment it is possible to arrange accommodation in a 4* hotel Reef Playacar all inclusive which is situated right on the beach

8th day: Playa del Carmen

Accommodation in a hotel on the beach, free time for your own activities, rest and optional trips (Tulum, Cobá)

9th day: Playa del Carmen

Accommodation in a hotel on the beach, free time for your own activities, rest, and optional trips

10th day:  Playa del Carmen

Accommodation in a hotel on the beach, free time for your own activities, rest and  optional trips, visit to the center of Playa del Carmen and its famous 5 Avenida

11th day: Playa del Carmen

Morning free for your own activities, swimming, at 12:00 check out from the hotel, in the afternoon transfer to the airport in Cancun

988,- USD  per person in a doubleroom, in a group of 10 participants

Price does not include airfare

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