Alternative Merida

Alternative Merida
Alternative Merida
Alternative Merida
Alternative Merida
Alternative Merida
Alternative Merida
Alternative Merida
Alternative Merida
Alternative Merida
Alternative Merida

Alternative Merida

Duration

10 Days / 9 Nights

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Activity Level

Activity Level

Moderate

Wildlife expectation

Physical Difficulty

Wildlife expectation

Cultural rating

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Specialist

Travel specialist

Claire
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The City of Merida is usually on the list of places to visit for anyone visiting the Yucatan Peninsula. The area is famous for its haciendas, colonial history and spectacular beaches and coral reefs of course. This itinerary takes us a little further away to remote, pristine beaches and lesser visited Mayan ruins, offering a local cultural experiences as well as pristine spectacular scenery in more remote areas of the Yucatan.

DAY BY DAY SCHEDULE

Today is arrival day to the city of Merida! We will be waiting at the Merida International Airport for your arrival to take you to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will have an included holistic massage to recharge you with energy for the next 10 days’ adventure. In the evening, we will head out for an authentic Mexican dinner to begin our adventure.

    In the morning we will head out on a walking tour of the city. We will visit the Hacienda Teya and Hacienda Vista Alegre, the colonial jewels in the crown dating back to the 17th century, dedicated to the Henequen plantation. This plant is processed as a textile in various forms to obtain a range of products and is native to the Yucatan area. The Hacienda Teya dedicates its energies to these cultivations and we will enjoy a typical lunch from this region of Mexico.   We will...

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      In the morning after breakfast, we will visit the small village of Muna. We will begin with a visit to the local market to see the local fruits, vegetables, seeds, tubers, and vegetables which are the main ingredients in the traditional Mexican kitchen. 

      After the market visit we will then head to an authentic Yucatecan Mayan family home, where we will have the opportunity to cook a variety of local dishes. We will enjoy this lunch with the family who helped us prepare th...

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        Today we will head out on an adventure, to learn more about traditional Yucatecan history by visiting a traditional henequen Hacienda.  We will learn all about their traditions and the culture of the people who lived through the Spanish conquest. We will enjoy lunch at the Hacienda Pedro Ochil, a stunningly restored hacienda offering delectable Mexican and International cuisine.

          After breakfast, we will head out on a cultural city tour around the historic centre of Merida. We will marvel at the modern and classic art galleries and enjoy the Anthropological and Historic museums of Canton Palace, such as the Casa Quinta Montes Molina Museum and the oldest Cathedral in the Americas. We will then visit the Casa Montejo house, the handicrafts market and some other interesting sites in the city, before we head back to the hotel.

            Today, in the morning, we will head out on a visit to a number of ancient Mayan cities. The first stop will be at a lesser visited site called “Canceh”, who’s principal plaza includes a pyramid and the Estucos Palace. We will then head to the walled city of Mayapan, the last Mayan capital.  Amongst its temples, we can appreciate a smaller dimension replica of the Chichen Itza Castle, named Kikulkan. We can also see a number of administrative and religious buildi...

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              After breakfast, we will visit Celestun. This stunning area filled with mangroves is the home of some spectacular birds such as flamingos, and different shorebirds. We will enjoy a nature tour of the area before we head to the beach resort to kick back, relax and enjoy the pristine beach. 

                You will have two free days to relax and enjoy the spectacular beaches in Celestun or take part in some of the water sports available in the area.

                  You will have two free days to relax and enjoy the spectacular beaches in Celestun or take part in some of the water sports available in the area.

                    Today is the final day of the tour and we will leave our beachside paradise to head back to the city of Merida for your flight back home or onto your next exciting destination, taking home with you, incredible memories of your Yucatan adventure


                      WHAT'S INCLUDED

                      • All private ground transportation during your trip for tours and transfers mentioned according to the program
                      • 9 nights of lodging in Mexico
                      • 9 breakfasts (American and continental)
                      • 2 picnic lunches
                      • Professional English guide for tours
                      • Entrances fees and activities to the sites of visit mentioned in the itinerary
                      • Hotel Taxes

                      WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

                      • Extra charges for payments with credit card
                      • Travel insurance for trip cancellation, medical services, or evacuation
                      • Meals not described
                      • Departure tax
                      • Domestic or International flights
                      • Alcoholic and no alcoholic beverages
                      • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, etc
                      • Gratuities for drivers and guides
                      • Services not described

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