La Riviera Maya
Mexico
Trip information

La Riviera Maya

Overview

La Riviera Maya vacation package is suitable for couples looking for an active and relaxing honeymoon or getaway. Among the many highlights of this trip; firstly, the Mayan Riviera is famous for its turquoise water, tropical temperatures and vast white sandy beaches, as well as its Mayan ruins.

Further, Tulum, with the impressive Mayan ruins at the beach, is another highlight that speaks for itself. The Mayan city of Chichén Itzá is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. In addition, worth to mention the Mayan ruins of Uxmal and the colonial city of Mérida. In short, the vacation package includes some of the best wonders the Mayan world has to offer.

❂ Highlights

  1. Mayan City of Chichen Itza
  2. The Seven Cenotes adventure
  3. City tour of Valladolid
  4. The Caribbean and ruins of Tulum
  5. Mujeres Island

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La Riviera Maya map, Mexico.
La Riviera Maya

La Riviera Maya

Itinerary

Upon your arrival, a representative will welcome you at the airport in Cancún. After that, he will take you to your hotel. Depending on the time you arrive, you may have free time to rest or explore the city.

 

Cancún offers a wide variety of restaurants with local and international cuisines. Consequently, they perfectly meet the taste of everyone. Explore bars, clubs, shopping centers or relax at the beautiful barrier reef of Mexico.

 

Certainly, the beaches are one of the biggest draws to Cancún. With their warm white powdery sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters. Mexican culture is famous for its hospitality. As a result, it makes this country like no other.

Today you will have a guided tour to the Mayan City of Chichén Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The highlight of this site is the the Castle Pyramid. The Pyramid is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. It is a massive ancient ceremonial center.

 

It was founded on a strategic and convenient location, as it lies between other major Mayan sites. Firstly, embark on a full tour to discover this impressive site.

 

They constructed this site of palaces, public and square adorned with vast salones, or galleries and pillars. The “Ball Court” in these Mayan ruins, is the largest ball field throughout the Mayan world.

 

There are a total of 12 “ball courts”, which is the largest number for any Mayan city. Our professional guide will take you on an unforgettable journey. After that, we will drive to the city of Merida.

 

Upon your arrival to Merida, relax and have a bit of free time to rest and explore on your own. Merida has magnificent buildings and architectural diversity. Therefore, Mexicans recognize it as the “Paris of Mexico”. Buildings from the colonial period light up the evening with romance and charm. 

One of the highlights of this Mexico vacation package is exploring ‘Cenotes’. A natural underground reservoir of water, very common in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The word ‘Cenote’ comes from a Mayan word which means “cavern with water”. Fitting for such vast sinkholes in natural beds of limestone.

 

During this full-day tour, discover the natural wonders of the Mayan Underworld. Learn about the richness of this ancient culture and enjoy new experiences. 

 

Swim, snorkel and relax. Learn why the ‘Cenotes’ were considered sacred places for the Mayans, and enjoy the authentic Mexican flavor with a three-course meal prepared by local cooks.

 

Discover the natural wonders of the Mystical Mayan world while learning about the ancient Mayan culture. This is a very rustic reservoir. On the other hand, it is naturally designed to deliver an incredible adventure.

Today you will visit the town of Valladolid, far enough off the beaten path. Consequently, it has  preserved the authentic and local feel. Valladolid is a very small and colorful colonial city. During this tour you will visit the following:

 

  1. The Venados house. It is not just a private home, but it is also a national cultural site. This residence contains the largest museum-quality collection of Mexican folk art in private hands.
  2. Francisco Canton Rosado, the central square that is surrounded by historical colonial buildings.
  3. The beautiful stone building of San Bernardino Ex-Convent
  4. The street of Los Frailes, in which both sides are lined with gorgeous colonial houses.

Today you will have a free day to enjoy the beautiful beaches with clear turquoise water which will invite you to relax and soak up the sunshine on the beach. The peacefulness and remoteness of the beaches makes Tulum a great paradise.

 

Suggested activity: Explore the Mayan site of Tulum. What makes this site special is the location directly by the shore. No other Mayan ruin sites have such a location. All of the ancient structures are beyond impressive when combined with their history and bewildering myths.

Your driver will take you to Cancun for your ferry to Mujeres Island, which means Island of Women. They found several female figurines in the 16th century. As a result, they named it as “Women Island”

 

The island is very small, as it covers only five miles of land. It has beautiful white sand beaches and gorgeous tropical views to help you enjoy your Mexico tour package.

Enjoy another free relaxing day. Swim in the blue waters, snorkel in the barrier reef, get a massage on the beach or relax in a hammock.

 

You may be able to take part in the magical experience of releasing baby turtles into the ocean. The turtle hatching season in Women Island takes place from August to October. So, if you are here on the right day, you may even help release turtles with a guide.

 

Visit the south side of the island, where you will find a massive reef formation. Go snorkeling, kayaking or zip lining. 

 

In the southwest region, the island has an underwater museum with hundreds of man-made statues. This beautiful art gallery and unusual attraction features two galleries. The first one is deep enough for both divers and snorkelers, and the second one is only for snorkelers.

 

In addition, located on the southern side of the island, look for a lookout point which has a Mayan temple. With great views of the ocean and waves crashing into the cliffside.

 

In conclusion, Women Island is a wonderful place to finish your vacation.

Today, you will take a ferry to Cancun, where your driver will take you to the international airport of Cancun for your flight back home. If you would like to extend your Mexico tour package or customize it, do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Extensions ⇢

01.
The Maya ruins of Ek Balam and Cenote 

Participate in the Mayan culture and natural marvels of Yucatan on this day excursion to the ruins of ‘Ek Balam’ and its Cenote (sinkhole). Learn about the archaeological site and recovery endeavor of this antique Maya city. Then we will go to the Cenote, a naturally created subterranean pool, to cool off with a swim.

It is the ancient Maya’s Best-Kept secret and regularly not visited by tourists. There are Mayan Ruins dispersed over the Yucatan Peninsula, but few competitors have the intimate experience accessible on this site. Between driving here, exploring the site, and ultimately escalating to the colossal main temple, you are assured a fascinating experience at one of the favorite ruins of Mexico. 

Duration: 1 day Price per guest from: $120

02.
Biosphere Reserve of ‘Celestun’ 

Come upon a biosphere reservoir that shelters a booming community of seasonal birds on a full day excursion. The fishing village of ‘Celestun’ is quiet and it moves at a pace of a turtle, and that is the approach residents like. There is a little square in the village center and some fine beaches, but the real draw is the reservoir, a wildlife sanctuary flush with flamingos, the star interest.

Look for wildlife on a dramatic sunset boat ride forward the coastline, then make a pause for dinner in a restaurant before going back to Mérida. The ideal time to see flamingos is between November and March, principally January and February. However, the beach can be visited year round, and the beach can make for a fine break from the warm summer Yucatan sun.

Duration: full day. Price per guest from: $125

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