Mexico's Legacy of the Maya
February 1 - 10, 2021 (10 Days)
Roundtrip airfare from ABQ to Cancun (not including baggage and in-flight charges)
Transportation by deluxe motocoach
9 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners
Admission to all listed attractions
Your local English-speaking Mexican Tour Guide
Your SUN TOURS Escort (with 20 or more passengers)
All gratuities for included items and activities (except hotel housekeeping)
$3,295 Double occupancy, per person
$3,995 Single occupancy
DEPOSIT: $250 per person now holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: September 29, 2020
None - Through September 29, 2020
$250 - September 30 - October 26, 2020
$1,900 - October 27 - December 27, 2020
100% - After December 27, 2020
TRAVEL PROTECTION IS AVAILABLE STARTING AT $233
Mexico is a country with a history as deep as it is diverse. The region holds 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Join us as we take a step back in time to when the Maya civilization built the architectural wonders of Ek Balam, Chichen Itza, Uxmal, and Edzna. Explore modern cities with Colonial origins in Merida and Campeche plus small villages which have retained their strong Maya influence.
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
Bienvenidos! Welcome to Mexico. We will be met at the airport by one of our local hosts and provided a private transfer to our hotel for the evening. This afternoon, we enjoy a welcome drink and attend a briefing at the hotel conducted by our Tour Guide. One night’s lodging in Cancún.
DAY 2 B,L,D
Our adventure begins as we depart for Ek’ Balam, one of the most extensive Maya sites. We continue to Hacienda Selva Maya for lunch and the opportunity to view cenotes (sink holes and natural sources of groundwater). We arrive at our hotel, Hacienda Sotuta de Peón, and have time to relax before dinner at the hotel and one night’s lodging.
DAY 3 B,L
In the late 1800s to early 1900s, haciendas henequeneras (Yucatan estates) thrived throughout the region when the henequen (a native plant) industry debuted. Sotuta de Peón remains one of the few that have operated continuously. This morning, we tour the hacienda, then enjoy lunch there. We continue to Campeche. The evening is ours to explore this vibrant port town. Two nights’ lodging in Campeche.
DAY 4 B,L
We continue along the Ruta Puuc to the Edzna archaeological site. Edzna was inhabited as early as 400 BC and its decline and abandonment remains a mystery. We join our Tour Manager for a walking tour of the “Historic Fortified City of Campeche,” recognized as a World Heritage Site. The evening is ours to continue exploring the city.
DAY 5 B,L
This morning, we venture to Uxmal, one of the region’s most impressive sites and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later, we visit the village of Santa Elena and the humble Maya home of Don Hernan and Doña Azaria to learn more about the Maya traditions and way of living. The evening is at our leisure. One night’s lodging in Uxmal.
DAY 6 B
We have an early departure for Celestún, where we venture through mangroves on small boats to experience the Biosphere Reserve’s diverse wildlife. After lunch on our own on the beaches of Celestún, we arrive in Mérida, “The White City,” and have the evening on our own to explore the cultural center of the Yucatan Peninsula. Two nights’ lodging in Mérida.
DAY 7 B,L
We join our Tour Guide for a morning tour of the colonial city of Mérida. Next will be a visit to the stately Casa de Montejo. We enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to our hotel for an afternoon at our leisure.
DAY 8 B,L,D
Today, we continue to the charming colonial town of Izamal, one of Mexico’s “Pueblos Mágicos.” With cobblestone streets and vibrant yellow Colonial buildings, Izamal is a jewel of the Yucatan. This afternoon we visit the famous Mayan-Toltec ruins of Chichén Itzá, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dinner is at our hotel. One night’s lodging in Chichén Itzá.
DAY 9 B,L,D
We travel through the charming colonial town of Valladolid, another of Mexico’s Pueblos Mágicos, and arrive in Cancún. The afternoon is ours to relax. We gather for our farewell dinner this evening and enjoy our last night’s lodging in Cancún.
DAY 10 B
After breakfast at the hotel, we get ready for the flight back home, elated, after a tour that delighted all our senses.
Itinerary subject to change