Jewels of Yucatan and Campeche
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A broad sweep of Yucatan and
Campeche in Mexico, beginning in the capital city of Merida, includes
travel up the Celestun estuary to view the pink flamingoes, visits to
the ruins of Uxmal, Chicanna, Edzna and the magnificent Calakmul
Day 1 Thursday: Arrival in Merida. Enjoy the wonderful Yucatecan
dancing and music at the Serenata concert in Santa Lucia park.
Overnight Hotel Casa del Balam.
Day 2 Friday: Morning visit to the recently consolidated archaeological
site of Dzibilchaltún, (20 min. from Merida) and its multi-faceted
museum. Afternoon tour of Merida including a visit to the Regional
Museum of Anthropology.
Day 3 Saturday: Depart for Celestun (1 1/2 hrs.) to board boats
and travel up the estuary to view the pink flamingo colony and many
other shore birds. Enjoy a seaside lunch before the afternoon drive to
Uxmal (2 1/2hrs. aprox.). Evening free. Overnight Hotel Hacienda Uxmal.
Day 4 Sunday: Morning visit to the archaeological site of Uxmal.
After lunch visit the ruins of Kabah. Evening Light and Sound Show.
Hotel Hacienda Uxmal.
Day 5 Monday: Depart for the drive south to Chicanna (4 hrs.).
Arrive at the lovely EcoVillage Chicanna Ramada Resort. Afternoon visit
to the archaeological site of Chicanna.
Day 6 Tuesday: All day visit to the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve with
picnic lunch. The ruins of Calakmul, once one of the foremost Maya
cities, are impressive and we will have ample time to explore them.
There will also be many opportunities for birders and natural history
buffs to observe the enormous variety of avi-fauna. Overnight at the
EcoVillage Chicanna Resort.
Day 7 Wednesday: After breakfast drive west to Escarcega, then north
along the Gulf of Mexico to the small fishing town of Champoton for a
sea-side lunch. Visit the archaeological site of Edzna en route to the
city of Campeche, where remains of the colonial sea-wall fortress still
stand. Overnight at the Hotel del Mar.
Day 8 Thursday: Early departure for the Merida airport (2 hrs.) and flights home.
All tours are led by specialized guides.
This Tour Includes:
Land transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
- Accident insurance during the tour
- Specialized tour guide
- Entrance fees to sites and boat tour
- Hotels, including gratuities for bellboys and maids
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
Does Not Include:
- Telephone calls
- Personal laundry.
Suggested items to bring along:
- insect repellent - sunscreen (preferably biodegradable) - binoculars
- hat - raincoat - comfortable clothes - bathing suit - walking shoes -
$1848 USD per person on double basis.
Single supplement: $287.00 usd
Rates apply with a minimum of two passengers traveling.