Hidden Villages & Backroads

Valladolid: 1 night  -  Dzidzantun: 3 nights  -  Merida: 4 nights  -  Celestun Reserve: 2 nights  -  Chichen Itza: 2 nights  -  Tulum: 2 nights

Tour Highlights

  • Journey the back roads to discover the Yucatan's seldom visited side
  • Discover colonial cities, half-forgotten pyramids and coastal habitats for birds
  • Stay three nights in a traditional hacienda, full of colonial charm
  • Compare lesser-known Mayan ruins with the famed Puuc style ruins at Uxmal
  • Watch pink flamingos and exotic bird life at the coastal Celestun Nature Reserve
  • Avoid the midday sun and day-trippers at the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza
  • Admire the cliff-top ruins of Tulum, perched over an idyllic beach

Route Map

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Day breakdown of the Balam
Tour Itinerary

Day by day Summary

Day by Day Summary

Day 1 - Arrive to Cancun

Day 2-4 - Explore rural Mayan towns and surrounds

Day 5-8 Drive along the coast

Day 9-10 - Celestun Nature Reservere

Day 11-12 - Visit ancient pyramids

Day 13-14 - Visit Tulum

Day 15 - Transfer for flight back to UK

" Patio de la Hacienda " by Thomassin Mickaël - licensed under CC BY

Rural Mayan town's Haciendas

Days 2-4

Day 1 - Arrive to Cancun

Day 2-4 - Explore rural Mayan towns and surrounds

Merida

Days 5-8

Day 5-8 Drive along the coast

" Flamingos in Celestún Estuary " by Katja Schulz - licensed under CC BY

Celestun Nature Reserve

Days 9-12

Day 9-10 - Celestun Nature Reservere

" Templo de los Guerreros (Temple of the Warriors) " by Keith Pomakis - licensed under CC BY

Chichen Itza

Days 11-12

Day 11-12 - Visit ancient pyramids

Tulum

Days 13-16

Day 13-14 - Visit Tulum

Day 15 - Transfer for flight back to UK

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Price guidelines for travel dates and room arrangement

Travel Season Low Season High Season
Dates 25 Dec-21 Jun, 17 Aug - 12 Dec 22 Jun-16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £2,562 £3,022 - £3,005 £3,464 -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + £762 + £1,102 - + £762 + £1,103 -
Single Traveller - Own Room + £1,521 + £1,796 - + £1,521 + £1,797 -

Price guidelines for travel dates and room arrangement

Travel Season Low Season High Season
Dates 25 Dec-21 Jun, 17 Aug - 12 Dec 22 Jun-16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room €2,174 €2,726 - €2,706 €3,503 -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + €14 + €422 - + €14 + €423 -
Single Traveller - Own Room + €925 + €1,255 - + €925 + €1,256 -

Price guidelines for travel dates and room arrangement

Travel Season Low Season High Season
Dates 25 Dec-21 Jun, 17 Aug - 12 Dec 22 Jun-16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room $2,330 $2,928 - $2,906 $3,503 -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + $-9 + $432 - + $-9 + $433 -
Single Traveller - Own Room + $977 + $1,334 - + $977 + $1,336 -

What's Included

  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast every day and meals as described in the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast every day and meals as described in the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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