Mini yucatan

days
2

nights
1

COUNTRIES
1

From

$290 USD

itinerary

itinerary

Circuit Map Route

1 Exit towards the archaeological zone of Uxmal.

Visit and overnight in the historic city of Mérida.

3 Tour of the magical yellow town of Izamal.

4 Visit to the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá, one of the great capitals of the Mayan World.

Day 1

  • Exit towards the archaeological zone of Uxmal.
  • Visit and overnight in the historic city of Mérida.

Day 2

  • Tour of the magical yellow town of Izamal.
  • Visit to the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá, one of the great capitals of the Mayan World.

Day 1 (WEDNESDAY): CANCUN – UXMAL – MERIDA.

Uxmal Ruins

Very early departure from Cancún, and transfer to the spectacular archaeological site of Uxmal, whose name means “built three times”. This beautiful Maya city, which belongs to the Classic Period (250-950 AD), was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Xiu. It controlled the northern Maya communities, and became the political and economic capital of the Puuc region. Among its constructions, featuring the architectural style also known as Puuc, are the Cuadrángulo de las Monjas (Nun´s Quadrangle), the Juego de Pelota (Ball Court), the Palomar (House of the Pigeons), the Casa de la Vieja (Old Woman´s House), and the Casa de las Tortugas (House of Turtles.) Its most outstanding building, for its unique elliptical structure and its 35 meters (115 feet) in height, is the Pirámide del Adivino (Pyramid of the Magician or Soothsayer.) The Casa del Gobernador (Governor’s Palace), however, is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in all of Mesoamerica. Its façade was exquisitely decorated with highly detailed mosaic sculptures, with thousands of perfectly polished small stones that form complex designs, including masks of the rain god Chaac, serpents and astrological symbols. Uxmal was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on December 7, 1996. It is one of the main archaeological sites of the Maya civilization, along with Chichén Itzá and Tikal, in Guatemala. We will then head out to the capital of the state of Yucatán.

Founded on January 6, 1542, Mérida was built on the ancient Maya city of Ichcaanziho, also known as T’Hó. As a testament to its different historical eras, among its most magnificent and elegant constructions you can find the Casa de Montejo (Montejo House), the Catedral de San Ildefonso (St. Ildefonso Cathedral)–the first one built in the continental Americas—and the Palacio de Gobierno (Presidential Palace), all located around the famous Plaza Grande (Large, or Main, Square), as well as the impressive Teatro Peón Contreras (Peón Contreras Theater.) During the panoramic tour of Paseo de Montejo (Montejo Boulevard)—one of the most important avenues in Mexico—we will be able to see the Casas Gemelas (Twin Houses), the Palacio Cantón (Cantón Palace) and the Monumento a la Patria (Monument to the Homeland.) Mérida was named the American Capital of Culture in 2000 and later in 2017.

Check-in at the hotel in Mérida, and free time.

day 2 (THURSDAY): MERIDA – CHICHEN ITZA - CANCUN.

Chichen Itza

Checkout from the hotel, and transfer to the striking “Yellow City” of Izamal. In its beautiful Centro Histórico (Historic Downtown District), the Convento San Antonio de Padua (St. Anthony of Padua Convent) towers over the rest of the town. Featuring 75 arches and stretching over 7,806.43 square meters (84,027.71 square feet), it is the second-largest closed atrium in the world, after St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican. It was built between 1549-1561 by Franciscan missionaries on the remains—and with the stones—of the Pop-Hol-Chac pyramid. In the main downtown area and its surroundings, you can find Plaza Zamná (Zamná Square), also called Plaza del Mercado (Market Square), the Palacio Municipal (City Hall) and the Tu’Ul, Habuk, Itzámatúl and Kinich Kakmó pyramids. The surface of the latter is the largest in the Peninsula of Yucatán, and the third in Mexico, after the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacán, Mexico City, and the one in Cholula, Puebla.

Later, we will head out to one of the main archaeological sites of the Maya civilization, Chichén Itzá, the religious capital of the Itzá people. Its name means “at the mouth of the well of the Itzá”, and its greatest peak occurred during the Early Postclassic Period (950-1200 AD). In 1988, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Two distinct styles of architecture can be found within its constructions: Puuc (600-800 AD) and Maya-Toltec (800-1100 AD). The tour begins at the Castillo, or Templo de Kukulcán (Castle, or Temple of Kukulcán), world-famous for the light and shadow effect that occurs on its main staircase during the spring and autumn equinoxes, as well as during the winter and summer solstices. This is the most impressive and representative building in the site, and it was recognized as one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World on July 7, 2007. Later, we will go to the Cenote Sagrado (Sacred Sinkhole) and other main constructions, such as the Juego de Pelota (Ball Game), the Observatorio (Observatory), also known as the Caracol (Conch), the Templo de las Mil Columnas (Group of the Thousand Columns), and the Templo de los Guerreros (Temple of the Warriors), among others.

Return to Cancún, where we will drop you off at your place of lodging.

Open chat
¿How can we help you?
Mayan Destinations
Hi, i would like to consult information