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Yucatan Highlights Tour: World Heritage Sites (7 Days)

Experience the best Mexico has to offer on this 7-day Yucatan Highlights Tour. Spot exotic wildlife, explore unique archaeological sites, and tour cities.

USD $1,995.00USD $2,490.00

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Discover Yucatan Highlights: Mayan Ruins and Nature Reserves

On this 7-Day Yucatan Highlights Tour, you’ll get to experience the best attractions of the Yucatan Peninsula, from fascinating Mayan archaeological sites to gorgeous biosphere reserves. This tour includes visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, the ruins of Calakmul and Chichen Itza, and the colonial city of Campeche. Join us for an authentic experience learning about Mexico’s history and wildlife!


  • Explore the stunning Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza and Calakmul
  • Tour the historic colonial cities of Campeche and Merida
  • Observe a variety of plants, animals, and birds as you visit two biosphere reserves
  • Enjoy activities such as snorkeling, hiking, and bird watching

Tour Information

Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Start and end location: Cancun
Availability in 2019: January 7-13, February 8-14, March 1-7, April 2-8, May 1-7, June 2-8, August 1-7, September 9-15, October 7-13, November 1-7, December 1-7


Day 1 – Arrive to the Cancun Airport and Travel to Puerto Morelos
Once you arrive to the Cancun International Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to Puerto Morelos. There, you will check into the Ojo de Agua Hotel (or similar).

Day 2 – Snorkel in a Marine Park and Hike in the Botanical Garden of Puerto Morelos
First, you will have a lesson about coral reefs. Then, you will get to snorkel in the National Marine Park of Puerto Morelos. Then, you will enjoy a lesson about the Mayan jungle before hiking in the Botanical Garden. There, you will be able to learn first-hand about the plants and animals of the Mayan jungle. Finally, you will travel to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and check into your hotel.

Day 3 – Take a Boat Trip through the Wetlands of  Sian Ka’an and Hike in the Jungle
After a lesson from your tour guide about the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, you will take a boat trip through its wetlands and hike in the jungle.

Day 4 – Visit the Archaeological Site of Kohunlich and Observe Millions of Bats
In the morning, your Yucatan Highlights Tour continues with a trip to Calakmul. Along the way, you will stop at the Kohunlich Ruins. After that, you will continue on to your hotel and listen to a lesson about bats. Then, marvel at the sight of more than 25 million bats near Calakmul. At night, you will enjoy a lesson about the archaeological site of Calakmul.

Day 5 – Explore the Calakmul Ruins and Tour the Colonial City of Campeche
As you explore the incredible site of Calakmul, you will learn about the unique wildlife of the Mayan jungle. Then, you will go to the site of Campeche and enjoy a tour through the colonial city. Finally, you will check into your hotel and listen to a lesson about Mexican colonial cities.

Day 6 – Enjoy a Sightseeing Tour of the Colonial City of Merida
Today, you will get to go on a tour of the former colonial city of Merida. You will visit the cathedral, the government palace, various murals, the market, and more! After a fun day of sightseeing, you will rest for the night at Hotel del Gobernador.

Day 7 – Visit the Chichen Itza Ruins and Observe a Variety of Exotic Birds at Rio Lagartos
The final day of your Yucatan Highlights Tour will take you to an amazing archaeological site: Chichen Itza. After exploring the Mayan ruins, you will go to the Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve. This is a fantastic place for bird watching and you could see flamingos, pelicans, cormorans, egrets, herons, and more. Finally, you will return to Cancun.

What’s Included

  • Ground Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Breakfasts
  • Entrance Fees
  • Equipment
  • Bilingual guide (English, Spanish, German or Portuguese)

What’s Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses and tips

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Raincoat
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Biodegradable insect repellent and sunblock
  • Personal items
  • Camera

Important Notes

  • This tour has a maximum of 10 travelers. If you have more than 10, contact us at and we will try to find a group for you.


Cancún, Mexico

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Cancún, Mexico 21.161908, -86.851528

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What Happens After I Book?

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