THE MOST OUTSTANDING
- Visit the archeological site of Cobá.
- Visit to the Ekbalam archaeological site. Ekbalam is a Mayan word that means “Black Jaguar”, and this site was built during the years 700 to 1000 AD.
- En route visit the Chichén Itzá archaeological site. Chichén Itzá was the Mayan capital of Yucatán that flourished between the 5th and 10th centuries AD.
1st day – Thursday Cancún / Ek Balam / Cobà / Mérida (390 km)
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In route, visit of the archeological site of Cobá, which was not discovered and consequently not predated by the Spanish. The site hosts the tallest Mayan pyramids of Mexico: the “Nohoch Mul”.
After that, departure to Ekbalam, in route Lunch in restaurant Selva Maya with some time for a refreshing swim in its Cenote.
Visit to the Ekbalam archaeological site. Ekbalam is a Mayan word that means “Black Jaguar”, and this site was built during the years 700 to 1000 AD. Visitors can admire the Plaza Central that stands out thanks to its three ceremonial sculptures; the main pyramid is known as “La Torre” (The Tower) and is comparable in size to the outstanding Mayan constructions of the southeast Yucatán. The trip to Mérida continues in the afternoon. Check-in at the NH Collection Merida Paseo Montejo or similar accommodation.
2nd day – Friday Mérida / Uxmal / Mérida (162 km)
Visit of the Uxmal archaeological site. Uxmal means “built in three stages”, and is a typical example of the classic and post-classic Mayan period. Uxmal’s main constructions are: Pirámide del Adivino (The Fortuneteller’s Pyramid), Palacio de los Gobernadores (Governor’s Palace) and the Cuadrángulo de las Monjas (Quadrangle of the Nuns). Lunch at restaurant.
Return to Mérida in the afternoon, followed by a panoramic tour of the city known as the “White City”, which has Colonial houses as well as houses that date back to the beginning of the century in Arabic, French and Italian styles. Those houses have witnessed all the old wealth that was generated thanks to the sisal culture. Stop at Mérida’s Zócalo, where visitors can admire the city’s main monuments, such as: the Cathedral, the Government’s Palace, the Municipal Palace and the Francisco Montejo’s House. Accommodation.
3rd day – Saturday Mérida / Chichén itzá / Riviera Maya (310 km)
Departure to Riviera Maya. In route visit the Chichén Itzá archaeological site. Chichén Itzá was the Mayan capital of Yucatán that flourished between the 5th and 10th centuries AD. Visitors can admire the impressive buildings of the northern and central archaeological sites, such as the Kukulcán Temple, the Ball Game, the Observatory, the Warrior’s Temple, the Convent of the Nuns and the Sacred Cenote.
Lunch in restaurant. After lunch, departure towards Riviera Maya. Arrival and transfer to Barcelo Maya Riviera Maya.