From beach to jungle to beach again, explore the ruins, waters and jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula on this eight-day adventure.
Adventure across the Yucatan Peninsula from paradisiacal beaches to the dense jungle. Lose yourself among ancient Maya ruins and bustling street markets before finding yourself in clear coastal waters and turquoise lagoons. Learn about the Maya culture in colonial Merida and explore their lost cities then take the plunge in Bacalar, a laid-back lake town famous for its ever-changing shades of blue water. Thousands of years of history mixed with a modern, laid-back lifestyle means Mexico, and the Yucatan in particular, should be high on everyone’s bucket list.
Discover the lost Maya city of Chichen Itza, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World
Sip margaritas and try local specialties in Merida, Yucatan’s charming colonial capital
Dip your toe in warm oceans, deep blue cenotes and expansive lagoons
Some included activities, such as guided tours of archaeological sites, can be quite strenuous. Be sure to bring suitably sturdy footwear.
There are a few long days of travel, as you'll be covering a lot of ground. You will, however, make stops at interesting locations to break up the longer drives.
The tropical climate of Central America means conditions can be hot and humid. Always carry plenty of water with you and stay hydrated, especially on walking tours. There will of course be plenty of chances to swim!
It's a good idea to learn as many Spanish words as you can. Locals are very friendly, but can be shy, so you'll need to make an effort to break the ice. It's a great way to show respect and involve yourself in their culture.
Due to increased activity by the Zapatista movement in the region around Palenque, some changes to your itinerary may be necessary for your safety.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Yucatan Peninsula Adventure trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1. There are no activities planned for the final day so you may depart at any time.
2. To have a private room on this trip, a single supplement is bookable; subject to availability.
3. Hurricane season in this region is June to November, when landslides, mudslides, flooding and disruptions to essential services can occur. Intrepid monitors any situations that arise, and may need to change itineraries or activities in response to these natural weather occurrences.