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Riviera Maya Beach & Culture Break

From £2,320 per person
Flights Included
Mexico Mexico

This short sunshine break combines a couple of days exploring the pretty colonial city of Merida on the Yucatan Peninsula, free time to discover the ruins at Chichen Itza before relaxation time to unwind on the gorgeous white sand beaches of the Riviera Maya,  Mexico's Caribbean coast.



On this trip you will visit:
  • Chichen Itza & Uxmal
  • Merida
  • Riviera Maya Coast
Day 1
London - Cancun - Chichen Itza
Depart London Gatwick for your direct flight to Cancun. From here it is approximately a 2 hour transfer to your base for exploration of the famous Chichen Itza ruins. The Lodge at Chichen Itza features only 39 bungalows decorated in traditional Mayan style. Relax by the swimming pool during the heat of the day or enjoy a spa treatment at Mayaland.
Accommodation: The Lodge at Chichen Itza
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Day 2
Chichen Itza
From the hotels own private entrance to the ruins you can visit the famous temples at sunrise or sunset to avoid the heat of the day. Chichen Itza means 'Mouth of the well of the water-sorcerer' and the site covers 5sq km's. The major buildings in the north half display a Toltec influence and is dominated by El Castillo, the most famous image of this new Wonder of the World.
Day 3
Chichen Itza - Merida
Continue west to the colonial town of Merida and the luxurious Casa Lecanda. With just 7 individual rooms, the building retains a feel of a traditional Yucatecan home. Located in the historic centre of Merida, the hotel is just 2 blocks from the Paseo Montejo and the highlights of the city.
Accommodation: Casa Lecanda
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Day 4
Private city tour to explore the historic centre of the city of Merida. including the main plaza (zocalo), markets, Museum "Gran Museo del Mundo Maya", the Cathedral, the Monumento a la Patria (Monument to the Fatherland) and Paseo Montejo which is designed based on french boulevards. Free afternoon to spend in the city. If you would like to visit the nearby ruins of Uxmal & Kabah we recommend an extra night in Merida.
Day 5
Merida - Riviera Maya
Transfer by road to the Riviera Maya. Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita, is a luxurious, adults only resort located on its own private powder white beach. With just 90 elegantly appointed beachfront this resort is widely recognised as one of Mexico's most exceptional. Well known for it's cuisine, the 3 restaurants offer gourmet dining with La Canoa winning many awards.
Accommodation: Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita
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Days 6 - 8
Riviera Maya
Free days to relax and enjoy the host of activities available at the resort. These include tennis, ping pong, kayaking, sailing, snorkelling, wind surfing. For the less active who prefer to relax, there are yoga classes and the Spa which boasts the first Thalassotherapy centre in North America. You may also wish to explore the nearby ruins of Tulum & Coba to complete your Mayan experience.
Day 9
Riviera Maya - London
Transfer to the airport for your direct flight to London.

Price guides 2015

From £2,320 per person, including flights

All hotels include breakfast and Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita is an all inclusive resort. Please ask for more details as to specific inclusions.


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Casa Lecanda
Merida, Mexico
Located in the historic centre of Merida, Casa Lecanda is a small luxury boutique hotel. Retaining the original Meridian style the hotel is built in a completely restored traditional Yucatecan home with attention to detail,...
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The Lodge at Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza & Uxmal, Mexico
With an exclusive entrance to the Mayan temples, the Lodge at Chichen Itza is an ideal escape from the day trippers.  In the heart of the 100 acre archaeological park, the 39 bungalows are built in traditional Mayan style...
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Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita
Riviera Maya Coast, Mexico
With a private beach and landscaped gardens, the beauty of the outdoors extends to the indoors at the Zoetry, a luxury boutique all inclusive hotel often named as one of Mexico’s most exceptional. There are 90 beachfront...
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