15 days – The best of Yucatan & more

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15 days – The best of Yucatan & more


This trip lets you enjoy Yucatan at its finest. You can expect to see all the highlights, but we also take you to a few places where you can still feel like an explorer! Of course, we have made an amazing cocktail of jungles, beaches and cities and we are sure that this will be a trip you will talk about long after you are back!

Day to day description

Day 1: Your adventure begins!
When you arrive in Mexico we are waiting for you. A swift transfer will bring you to Playa del
Carmen. Once a small fishermen’s village but the times have changed. The Fifth Avenue is buzzing
and there are plenty of shops and restaurants to serve your every need. If you prefer to dip your
toes in the sea then that is also just a short walk from your hotel. Add a margarita to that and you
are pretty much in paradise.
Day 2: Discovering Playa del Carmen
There is so much to do in the area that it will be challenging to make the right choices. Our local
agent will drop by in the morning to give you a briefing so if you want to head somewhere be sure
to check with them. Our favourite is Kantun Chi where you can dip in wonderful cenotes (small
sinkholes filled with crystal clear water), but the cave exploration of Rio Secreto is also not to be
Day 3: On to one of the wonders of the world

Today you collect your rental car and be on your way. You will end up at a wonderful hacienda
which actually has a hidden entrance to Chichen Itza. The trick to visiting it to either go in the early
morning or late afternoon. Then crowds are not so big, and you can enjoy the site in all its
grandeur. Even better would be a visit to the sound and light show!

Day 4: Exploring Chichen Itza, Valladolid and cenotes
There is so much more to do in the area. A short drive brings you to the town of Valladolid. The
town square is an ideal place to try a marquesita. A local delicacy! There are also plenty of cenotes
in the area. Ik Kil is really close to your accommodation but there are more exciting ones to be
found. Xak Ek is exquisite and well-hidden although nowadays it is well signposted. The cenotes of
Xkeken are found in caves which are also a site to behold.
Day 5: Searching for wildlife at Rio Lagartos
Upon arriving at Rio Lagartos you head for a boat with a guide to go and look for local wildlife. The
flamingos are almost always there, but raccoons and crocodiles are the more secretive species to
look for. The pink lakes are a photo favourite and then you head back to sip a drink and watch the
Day 6: Explore Merida

Today you have a short distance to cover. It will be about a 2 hours’ drive to get to the town of
Merida, locally also known as the White Town. It will be a nice change to walk in the city centre full
of gorgeous squares and churches. The zocalo, the town square, is always a place where every
evening people gather to discuss the day.


Day 7: Market visit and a cooking class
This morning you will be picked up at your hotel and you head to the market to do groceries. You
will then head to the kitchen and see if you are able to really prepare some typical local dishes.
Tortillas made from scratch, maybe even a mole sauce, anything is possible! The Mexican kitchen
is so rich in flavours that it will make your head spin.
Day 8: The old walls of Campeche
This town once was a favourite among pirates but those days have gone. Stone walls pay tribute to
those times and the small cobble stone streets invite you to stroll around and get a feeling for how
it once was. Be sure to visit the Maya temples of Uxmal on the way to Campeche
Day 9: The old Maya city of Calakmul
You cross the peninsula to the entrance of the site of Calakmul where you sleep in a small but
wonderful hotel. If time allows you could visit Etna, another archeological site on the way. But also
around Calakmul there is plenty to see. There is a very impressive bat cave where you just have to
be at dusk to be amazed.
Day 10: Calakmul; be Indiana Jones!
This complex is much like Tikal in Guatemala. In fact, when you reach it on a clear day you can see
Tikal. The road to Calakmul is windy and very small. If you drive to Calakmul in the early morning
you might very well spot wildlife along the way. Chances are actually that howler monkeys will
wake you up! You can explore the site on your own but hiring a guide for Calakmul or a jungle hike
is also a great option.
Day 11: To Laguna Bacalar
Back to the Caribbean to end up at Laguna Bacalar in about 2 hours driving. A wonderful place
where the lagune will baffle you with its amazing colours!
Day 12: Explore Laguna Bacalar by kayak
In the morning we will take you on a kayak tour to get to know this laguna with it’s amazing
colours. But there is so much more. Kingfishers in the branches as well as well camouflaged
iguana’s will be watching you curiously. In the nearby town there is an amazing cenote (a natural
made sweet water hole) which is also well worth a visit.
Day 13: A trip to paradise
You drop your rental car in Cancun and take the ferry to Isla Mujeres. Even though this island is
right opposite Cancun it still has all of its charm. Laid back is the magic word here! Your hotel is
right by the sea and the white sand will be beckoning you.
Day 14: Relax and get a tan
Well, that is certainly an option but much like Isla Holbox you have the option from June to
September to head out on a boat in search of manta rays and whale sharks! If you want something
else, then white sand and turquoise waters then head to northern side where cliffs host some very
nice restaurants.
Day 15: Hasta lluego Mexico!
You take the ferry back where we will be waiting to put you on a plane back home……..

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