Experience the grandeur of a civilization that once flourished in the Yucatan Peninsula. These top 3 vacation packages to explore Mexico’s ancient Mayan ruins is perfect for those bitten by the history bug. They are exciting with trips to a swim in a cenote and snorkel in the Caribbean Sea.
A Trip to Remember
Cancun with its glitzy hotels and adrenaline-inducing aquatic adventures can also transport you back in time. Perfect for families traveling to Mexico, this 4-night vacation takes you to Mexico’s prized possession from the Mayan era. After a tiring day, spend the evenings at the luxurious The Ritz Carlton Cancun in the Ocean View Room.
Wake up fresh for a pleasant day out in the sun to explore Tulum and later bond with some adorable dolphins at Xel Ha Park. Walk through the archaeological site of Tulum with your guide who will explain every detail about the past glory of the Mayan civilization. Later in the afternoon, head to the popular Xel Ha park where you have fun with a wide range of water activities. The best part of this tour comes with the Dolphin Swim experience where you get to bond with dolphins and learn about them.
Rest for the night and be prepared the following day to visit one of the largest Mayan cities. Along with the step pyramid temple of El Castillo, there are other equally marvelous structures with intricate architecture. Visit the enormous Warriors’ Temple surrounded by carved columns of stone depicting warriors. The most intricate of them all is the ‘Edificio de las Monjas’ where the royalty used to live.
On A Cultural Bliss
History and culture enthusiasts can learn all about Mexico’s sacred site in the Yucatán peninsula on this 4-night long vacation. The luxurious Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun is your temporary abode through your stay. Additionally, your ocean-front suite provides unhindered views of the Caribbean Sea.
The next day, strap on comfortable walking shoes for a full-day tour of Coba. Standing tall in the midst of a thick jungle is the Nohoch Mul Pyramid, the chief attraction here. You can scale this grand pyramid to reach the top for spectacular views of the surroundings. After this, you will be taken to Choo Ha, a cenote safely hidden from plain view. Swim to your heart’s content to cool off the heat in this underwater pool full of stalactites and stalagmites.
The following day, choose to rest or go for an Indiana Jones-like adventure exploring two grand archaeological sites on the same day. Start off early in the morning at 5 am to be whisked away to Chichen Itza. Watch as the sun rises from behind the majestic El Castillo pyramid. Besides the famous pyramid of Chichen Itza, there are other fascinating places in the site. You will be in awe of Grupo de las Mil Columnas, Gran Juego de Pelota, Sacred Cenote, El Caracol and more.
Following this, you will be driven to El Balam. Hidden in a sea of tall trees, there is a clearing where a pyramid built with grey-white stones peek from a sea of trees. Scale the pyramid and if you look far into the horizon you can see a glimpse of the pyramid of Chichen Itza and Coba. The reliefs on the stone walls have carved serpents and eagles depicting Mayan deities. Take the opportunity to click some lovely photographs before heading back to Cancun.
For those looking for an active holiday instead of just lazing on the beach should book this 4-night long vacation. Rest in the beachfront Hyatt Ziva resort which boasts of its own private beach.
Wake up feeling refreshed for a full day tour of Isla Mujeres on a catamaran. Hop on the boat and drift away to this wonderful island in the Caribbean. Once you reach the shore, slip into your bathing suit and jump into the cold aquamarine sea to start snorkeling. The crystal-clear water offers amazing visibility where you can spot colorful reefs in a myriad shape and fish of unimaginable shapes and sizes.
The following day, embark on a two-day tour that will take you around the ruins of Tulum and Xel Ha for a thrilling aquatic adventure. Tulum was a thriving port city for Coba during the hay days of Mayan civilization. Do not miss visiting El Castillo, the Temple of the Frescoes, and the Temple of the Descending God. The next day, head to Xel Ha. Choose from a wide range of activities ranging from snorkeling, zip lining and brave through hanging bridges. There are numerous opportunities to swim in lakes, cenotes, and creeks all within this park.
With these vacation packages to explore Mexico’s ancient Mayan ruins, you will learn all about the enchanting beauty and prosperous history the Yucatan peninsula enjoyed at one point of time in history.