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Day 1: Flight - Mérida
Arrive at Cancún airport, meet your Teach by Travel tour manager, and transfer to your hotel in Mérida. Free time to explore on your own before dinner and overnight in Mérida.
Day 2: Mérida - Progreso Beach
Guided tour of Mérida, including the Governor's Palace, the oldest Cathedral in America, the Art Room, and a stroll down the Paseo de Montejo's Blvd, with its great mansions from the last century. Continue to Progresso Beach for a dip into the Gulf of Mexico! Return to Mérida for free time to shop or explore on your own. Afternoon buggy ride around the city, before dinner in a Yucatecan-style restaurant.
Day 3: Mérida - Uxmal
Today's full day excursion takes you to the ancient Mayan city of Uxmal, in the heart of the Yucatan. Tour Uxmal, parts of which date back to the 6th century, and see the Magician's Pyramid, the Nunnery Quadrangle and more. Enjoy a Sound and Light Show before returning to Mérida.
Day 4: Mérida - Chichen Itza - Cenote Ikkil - Valladolid
Morning departure to the most famous site in the Yucatan Peninsula - Chichen Itza, where you will see the fusion of the different architectural styles which reflect the different cultures. Among the highlights are the Pyramid of El Castillo, the Temple of the Warriors, the Pelota Courts, the Sacrificial Well, and other archaeological treasures. Stop at the Cenote Ik-Kil, fascinating underwater caves located in a cavern. On to quaint Valladolid for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Valladolid - Tulum - Playa del Carmen
Morning departure to Tulum, the famous Mayan harbour, perched atop a cliff, overlooking tourquoise waters and pristine beaches. See the El Castillo Pyramid, the Temple of the Frescoes, The Temple of the Descending Gods, and more. Continue to Playa del Carmen for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Playa del Carmen
Glorious free day to enjoy the sun worshipper's paradise of Playa del Carmen. Soak up the sun on white, sandy beaches, take a refreshing swim, shop in the colorful boutiques that line the well known 5th ave., explore the craft markets, and have an ice-cream to top off your perfect day! Or, take an optional excursion to X-Caret, a magical paradise where culture, ecology and Mexican wildlife meet. See underground rivers, a Butterfly Pavilion, beaches, inlets and X-Caret's one-of-a-kind celebration "X-caret Mexico Espectacular." Amazing opportunity (for an additional charge) to swim with the dolphins, scuba, sea trek, or snorkel.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
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