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Mexico: Maya-Campeche-Palenque

Tour "Maya-Campeche-Palenque" will acquaint you with the history, flowering and decline of the great Maya civilization, with culture, traditions, amazing achievements of this people in many spheres and its heritage. The southeast of Mexico is famous for its magnificent beach resorts. At the same time, this land holds the whole history of the Mayan civilization of the pre-Columbian era and is a witness to many glorious events of the past. Tour "Maya-Campeche-Palenque" invites you to travel to the most important cultural and religious ancient centers of the peninsula Yucatán - Uxmal, Palenque and Chichen Itza, as well as visit the delightful colonial city of Merida and the two largest ports - Campeche on the Gulf of Mexico and Chetumal , washed by the Caribbean Sea.

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itinerary

Day 1

CANCUN

Arrival in Cancun. Transfer with Russian-speaking guide. Accommodation in the hotel La Quinta Inn & Suites Cancún 4 * in the center of Cancun.

Day 2

CANCUN – CHICHEN ITZA – IK-KIL – MERIDA

After breakfast, you will go to the main political and ceremonial center of Mayan culture on the Yucatan Peninsula - Chichen Itzu. The main attraction of the city is the pyramid of Kukulkan, included in the list of 7 New Wonders of the World. In addition, you will see the Observatory, the Temple of Warriors, a huge field for the sacred ball game ("Pok-ta-pok") and so on. After visiting Chichen Itza, you will move to the Ik-Kil cot, a beautiful underground lake where you can swim and relax before going to Merida. The next point of your journey is the capital of the state of Yucatán and the cultural center - Merida. Of interest to tourists are Independence Square and Paseo del Montejo - the main boulevard, where luxurious European-style mansions built in the late XIX - early XX centuries. Accommodation in hotel 4 * in Merida.

Day 3

UXMAL – CAMPECHE – THE GULF OF MEXICO

After breakfast, you will go to the ancient Mayan city Uxmal, which is a magnificent example of the architecture of the Pouque style, which has not lost its charm even today (in the UNESCO list). Then you will move to the friendly colonial city-port of the Gulf of Mexico Campeche. Today Campeche is one of the few cities in Mexico that has preserved a defensive fortress built during the Spanish rule. We recommend you to make a trip around the city on a tourist tram. Accommodation in hotel Tucan Siho Playa 4 * in the Campeche area, on the coast.

Day 4

WATERFALL MISOL-HA-PALENQUE

On this day, you will come down from the cold peaks of the Sierra Lacandona to see the delightful Misol Ha waterfall. Here you can take a dip and refresh yourself before the trip to Palenque, and those who wish can descend to the grotto behind the waterfall and watch the raging waters near. Lacandon selva tropical moist forests will amaze you with the richness of flora and fauna. In the evening - arrival in Palenque and accommodation at the hotel 4 *.

Day 5

ARCHEOLOGICAL ZONE PALENQUE - CHETUMAL

Breakfast in the hotel. Today you will visit one of the most picturesque archaeological ruins of the Mayan civilization - Palenque. You will have enough time to admire the buildings of this amazing place, drowning in the tropical green of the advancing jungle. Then you will go to the capital of the state of Quintana Roo on the coast of the Caribbean Sea - Chetumal. Here you can stroll along the spacious promenade and admire the beautiful views. Overnight at the hotel 4 *.

Day 6

CHETUMAL – CANCUN

After breakfast departure to Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Check in at about 6pm *.
* We recommend not to plan flights from Cancun on the day of the end of the tour, and stay at the hotel for at least one night. If it is necessary to depart on the same day, you should book flights departing no earlier than 21.00. Please note that check-in at the airport starts 2-3 hours before departure.

 

INTO TOUR “MAYA-CAMPECHE-PALENQUE” ARE INCLUDED:

  • Comfortable 4 * hotels
  • Full breakfasts (buffet or American)
  • Transfers in the first-class bus with air conditioning and toilet (if the group will consist of 15 people or less, a mini-van with air conditioning will be served)
  • Russian-speaking competent, experienced guide throughout the trip
  • Entrance tickets to the sights of the program
  • Tipping to maids, porters and waiters (breakfast)
  • Transfer airport - hotel La Quinta Inn & Suites Cancún 4 * in Cancun according to the program on the first day of the tour

 

INTO TOUR “MAYA-CAMPECHE-PALENQUE” ARE NOT INCLUDED:

  • Transfer airport-hotel in Cancun or on the Riviera Maya before the tour begins
  • Transfer hotel Cancun / Riviera Maya - hotel La Quinta Inn & Suites Cancún 4 * in the centre of Cancun, where the tour starts. (Departure from the hotel La Quinta Inn & Suites Cancún 4 * at 7:30 am.)
  • Transfer from hotels in Cancun or River Maya to the airport after the tour ends
  • Accommodation in the hotel before / after the tour
  • Tipping to guide and driver

 

 

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