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Mayan Highlights

Starts: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Finishes: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Visit: Playa del Carmen, Mérida, Palenque, Bacalar, Playa del Carmen

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Budget

Overview

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If you’re short on time but want to delve into the Yucatán, this wide-ranging itinerary in one of Mexico’s most fascinating regions is a worthwhile alternative to the mainstream. Snorkel Caribbean reefs and laze on beautiful white-sand beaches. Enter the world of the ancient Maya at Chichén Itzá and the incredible jungle ruins of Palenque. Your experienced Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will reveal the region’s hidden gems, taking the hassle out of travel so you can focus on ancient ruins and vibrant sites, or revel in a tranquil sunset from Playa del Carmen's beaches.

Highlights

    • Soak up true Mexican culture
    • Marvel at the beauty of Palenque
    • Relax on world-class beaches

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 126777
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Budget
Transport: Public bus, private vehicle.
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Budget

Starts: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Finishes: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Duration: 9 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

    Activities
    • Your G for Good Moment: El Hongo Mexican Community Restaurant & Youth Art Program, Playa del Carmen Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Mérida
    • Chichén Itzá guided tour
    • Mérida orientation walk
    • Palenque guided tour
    • Beach time in Bacalar
    • Free time in Mérida and Palenque
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (8 nts).
    • 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Public bus, private vehicle.
    Group Leader
    • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,159 ($129/day)

Deposit:

$350 per person for bookings made 70 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 70 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Mexico Playa Del Carmen, Mérida, Palenque, Bacalar

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Eija N.  

Very good trip and well-balanced contents: enough culture and then relaxing beach vacation..

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Laurie M.  

Great trip! The ruins were amazing, the water was warm & beautiful, helpful guide, friendly group.

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Lois B.  

Yucatan Panorama was a marvelous trip. I went to bed every night thinking "what a wonderful day!" Our tour leader was fun, courteous, prompt and responsible.

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Lorelei B.  

The route of the trip was very good and rates highly among the trips I have taken with them and Intrepid in the past.

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Maxin G.  

I liked this tour very much. I had a wonderful time.

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Steve J.  

Great balance of archeology and natural history. Superbly led by Eileen who made arrangements at short notice with ease

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Yehu A.  

It was an excellent experience. The trip gave me a view of the Mayan civilization as well as some of the natural sights in the Yucatan.

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Tony W.  

Nice short fast pace trip that provides an opportunity to learn about Mayan history, experience a sample of Mexican cities and recreation options.

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Richard A.  

The tour was a great mix of visiting amazing Mayan Ruins & just chillin out on beaches or swimming in Cenotes.

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Kim Ly C.  

I thought the trip was short and sweet. I felt I got to experience the best of the Yucatan.

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Heike A.  

I had a great time on this trip. It was well organized, with a well thought-out itinerary. The tour guide and other travelers got along very well, making it even more pleasant.

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Stephanie H.  

The trip was fantastic without worry or hassle compared to my last tour. It covered a great range in Yucatan area in Mexico with great adventures involved.

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Lowell W.  

Good balance of ruins and beaches; and of group activities and optional activities

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Gloria V.  

I enjoyed myself a lot with the team because I liked the Maya's history, the Caraibic sea, the Jungle, and my cosmopolitan group, and the various activities we did.

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Steve W.  

Fantastic trip! Spot on with the balance between activities and free time - testament to a well planned trip and Michaels hard work throughout the tour. Palenque was a real gem!

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Chris W.  

Thoroughly enjoyed the trip - great company and an excellent guide.

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Filip S.  

My overall thinking of this trip is that it was great. The concept of going.

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Carolyn S.  

It was a wonderful trip. Everything went smoothly and there was so much adventure. I was impressed with how the Mayans lived and live now.

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Gaetano Z.  

Fantastic trip. Every single bit an adventure apart from the awful 12 hrs night bus journey from Palenque to Tulum. The highest point must be the Cenotes day trip from Merida. Whow!!

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Mareike K.  

It felt like holidays because you didn´t have to care about organizing the following day. There were always some suggestions. I very much liked the program of the tour and it was good to rely on the experiences in this area.

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Tobias K.  

The overall impression of the trip was great. Sarah was a great leader and we all had fun with the group. The tour was very well organized. We were really satisfied.

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Christine R.  

I really enjoyed the trip. Our trip leader, Jemise, was very friendly and helpful, and all the side excursions that she organized were great. I would definitely recommend the trip to others!

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Zainab M.  

It was a great trip overall! I had lots of fun and liked the varied itinerary.

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Camilla T.  

The overall experience on this trip was amazing. Considering I have never traveled alone nor to any country hot and with a foreign language, the set up of the tour was fantastic! It was great on how much I got to see of Mexico in the span of 10 days and the daily trips we got to choose from each day were also very fun! Great leader, great planning and a great time, thanks!

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Susan S.  

Good variety of sights seen and covered but the bus ride from Palenque to Tulum (12 hours) did not merit just one day in Tulum. Consider adding on a day in Tulum. The Eco lodge and staff were amazing and impressive.

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Eirik S.  

Everything in order for of transport and accommodation went smooth. The tour had a fantastic variety of experiences.

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Linn Johanne H.  

The trip was filled with activities in different levels, and there were not one single boring minute on this trip.

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Kari S.  

My overall impression of the tour was the absolute best. I will call it excellent!!

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Mary O.  

Good itinerary, well organized, got what we expected and probably more.

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Andrew B.  

Tour was excellent. It was just over too quickly!

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Ditte S.  

I think it was a great trip . especially if it is your first time in central America!!

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Stewart H.  

overall a great trip,but would have been nice to spend a little more time at some of the great hotels we stayed at rather than traveling so much.

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Ana Lilia G.  

This trip has been life changing! I loved being immersed in the culture and the people! I will definitely book my next trip

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Manuela K.  

The tour was a good mixture of activities and relaxing.

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Ellen W.  

Great itinerary with a good mix of beach, jungle, culture and nightlife.

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Elizabeth B.  

I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. I had a good mix of ruins, traditional mexican towns and beaches

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Marek C.  

The tour was a really fantastic experience that allowed me not only to visit some amazing Mayan temples but also to get closer to the real people of Yucatan and their lives.

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Gregory J.  

The trip was fantastic! We saw so many unique and special things that it was difficult to describe to people when we got home.

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Nancy G.  

The tour was well organized. There were excellent choices for optional activities.

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Lorne H.  

A healthy blend of excitement, awe, education and day-to-day reality. Good for the mind, body and spirit.

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Marlo R.  

We had a great time and experienced true culture and had a chance to socially interact with locals. We credit this to the fact that we stayed in great areas (away from the resort hotels). It was a fantastic experience.

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Rachel H.  

it was a very fun, stimulating, educational tour. it was good to see so much of the genuine local culture, not just the tourist crap.

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Allyson L.  

I felt as though the trip ran very smoothly and that there was a new experience every day. I loved the accommodations and enjoyed the different daily options available to us. The local tour guides were great and made the experience all the more wonderful!

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Allyson L.  

I learned so much from not only the tours, but the diverse group we had. The hotels chosen were great as well - reflected the culture and local area, not just the common hotels you see everywhere.

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Robert T.  

Wowie wow whoa woo. Our tour guide was excellent, which totally made our trip. The locations we visited and the daily options to do different activities was great.

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Jessica B.  

I loved the system, it was like my usual style of travel but with all the hard stuff (buying bus tickets, deciding where to stay, asking for directions in a foreign language)taken care of for me, so I could spend all my time doing the fun stuff (taking pictures, exploring, drinking beer!). It was the perfect vibe.

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Stephen R.  

It was honestly better than I expected and is definitely an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.

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Kyle M.  

The trip couldn't have been more fun. The history and ecology of the area are awesome to see and the group was a blast. I've never laughed so much in my life! Highly highly recommended!

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Tracy H.  

This tour was a great mix of activities, where we experienced culture, history, and different geography. Most of all, it was so much fun meeting and traveling with the (diverse) group during the adventure.

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Marta R.  

I had a great time on this trip. The accommodations were interesting, which was much better than a standard hotel. The jungle huts were my favorite since they were so different to what I find at home. Loved the differences between the towns, jungle and the beaches.

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Natale M.  

The tour was well organized and gave a little of everything. It was a nice experience of Mayan life and enjoyed the various modes of transportation.

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Amy S.  

A well organized short tour, which showed us so much of the real Mexico.

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Rosina S.  

Overall, I had a wonderful experience. The trip offered a great balance of nature, culture, history and city life. I came away feeling that I have a good understanding of Mexican life, and I can't wait to see more of the country!

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Catharina D.  

Quite a lot of traveling in a short period but fantastic places visited

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Danielle H.  

This was a great tour, relaxing with a great itinerary and lots to see and do.

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Elena K.  

I think the program was excellent, all the places we visited was well worth it! Some places I didn't even know about before and wouldn't have visited without them.

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Rebecca T.  

The tour was awesome - Can't wait to do another one!

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Steven G.  

Colonial cities, secret swimming holes, jungle adventure, exotic waterfalls, gorgeous beaches on luminescent seas, and ruins, ruins, ruins. Yucatan Panorama satisfied all my travel desires. Wow!

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France Georgette P.  

It was my first trip. The Yucatan peninsula with its fascinating Mayan history, cool turquoise waters and the so seductive Isla Mujeres as the finale to my journey have enchanted me thoroughly. I will return!

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Michael S.  

Generally had an excellent time in Mexico and the Yucatan.

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Robert T.  

The tour was great! I will definitely use it for future plans.

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Kimberly R.  

I have to say that this is my first trip with them and first trip with a group in general. It far exceeded my expectations!!

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