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Yucatan Family Adventure

Discover the highlights of the Yucatan Peninsula in a private guided 10-day tour designed for families. This tour combines cultural exploration, adventure, and relaxation, making it suitable for travelers of all ages. Start your journey in the picturesque town of Tulum, where you can unwind on pristine beaches and embark on a snorkeling excursion in the crystal-clear waters of In’ah Bay. Discover the ancient Mayan civilization at Chichen Itza and swim in the serene cenote of Yokdzonot. Enjoy a day at leisure in Tulum, exploring its charming streets and vibrant culture. Explore the archaeological site of Coba by bicycle, visit a conservation project in Nuevo Durango, and experience the thrill of kayaking, zip-lining, and swimming in Punta Laguna Reserve. Encounter the rescued animals at the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary and delve into the mystical cave system of Río Secreto. Travel to the serene Isla Holbox for a unique whale shark adventure and a magical bioluminescence kayak tour. This tour offers a perfect balance of excitement and relaxation, creating lasting memories together. Enjoy comfortable accommodations in boutique hotels, with activities and excursions tailored to ensure an engaging and enjoyable experience for everyone.

10 Days – From £3,900 per person

*equivalent in USD, EUR accepted

Itinerary: Tulum, Chichen Itza, Coba, Holbox

  • Price is per person, based on two people sharing in a double/twin room
  • Mentioned hotels with breakfast 
  • All the excursions mentioned in the itinerary 
  • All transfers by car and boat on a private basis
  • All entrance & guiding fees
  • All mandatory local taxes
  • Visa, where applicable
  • International Flights (See Flights to Mexico)
  • Domestic Flights
  • Personal Expenses
  • Insurance
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Meals not mentioned in the description

International flights are not included in the package price. We give you the freedom to book the flights yourself, use miles and choose your preferred airline, and if you are stuck we can help you find the right connections. Return flights to Mexico start from £450 per person, depending on the connections and time of the year. There are direct flights to Cancun (CUN).

Send us a message on WhatsApp or email us at explore@boutiquetravelexperts.com to check availability, discuss your preferences and get a quote.

This is a sample itinerary and prices are correct at the time of writing. We can tailor the trip up to your plans and bookother  hotels. You can also combine this trip with other regions. For more Mexico travel inspiration check these itineraries.

The best months to visit Yucatan Peninsula is from November to April. During this period, the weather is mild to warm with minimal rainfall, providing comfortable conditions for outdoor activities and exploration. This season is perfect for enjoying the pristine beaches of Tulum, snorkeling in the clear waters, and exploring the archaeological sites. Visiting from June to August offers the unique opportunity to swim with whale sharks off the coast of Isla Holbox. While May to September can be warmer and more humid, it also brings fewer crowds, allowing for a more tranquil experience.

To avoid unpleasant weather surprises, we recommend to check our Mexico Weather Guide to plan your trip in the right season. Click on the month you want to travel in and see the tours which are best for each month of the year. 

Day 1 - Arrival in Tulum

Upon landing, a private driver will escort you directly to your hotel in Tulum. Mereva Tulum, nestled along the pristine coastline, offers a perfect blend of comfort and elegance. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and getting settled in. Explore the hotel’s luxurious amenities, including a private beach and a serene pool area. Dine at a local restaurant offering a variety of delicious options, from local Yucatecan cuisine to international dishes. End your evening with a stroll along the beach, enjoying the tranquil ambiance. Overnight at Mereva Tulum.

Mereva Tulum, Mexico

Day 2 - Snorkeling

After breakfast, set off on a private catamaran for a snorkeling excursion to the enchanting In’ah Bay. Dive into the vibrant underwater world, home to colorful reef fish and the chance to swim alongside sea turtles in their natural habitat. The catamaran trip is designed for comfort and enjoyment, featuring an open bar, a delicious meal, and activities like paddle boarding or leaping from the boat into crystal-clear waters. Enjoy the spacious sunbathing nets, panoramic views, and comfortable seating areas. After a day filled with marine discoveries, return to your hotel to unwind and reflect on your adventures. Overnight at Mereva Tulum.

People on the catamaran

Day 3 - Chichen Itza & Yokdzonot

Today, discover the legacy of the ancient Mayan civilization at the archaeological site of Chichen Itza. A local English-speaking guide will lead a tour of the most emblematic buildings, including the Pyramid of Kukulcan, the Temple of the Warriors, and the Observatory. Admire the intricate sculptures and reliefs depicting the ancient Maya’s life and beliefs. After exploring Chichen Itza, visit the sacred cenote of Yokdzonot, transformed into an ecological tourist site by local women. Swim in the crystalline waters, surrounded by lush vegetation, and experience the tranquility and spiritual significance of this sacred place. Learn about the cenote’s importance in Mayan culture, used for rain, life, death, and fertility rituals. Overnight at Mereva Tulum.

Chichen Itza, Mexico

Day 4 - Tulum

Spend a relaxing day at your leisure in Tulum. Enjoy the pristine beaches, take a dip in the hotel pool, or explore the local area at your own pace. Perhaps visit the hotel’s spa for a rejuvenating treatment or take a stroll along the beach to soak in the natural beauty. If you’re feeling adventurous, take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary snorkels, masks, fins, kayaks, paddleboards, and bikes to explore more of Tulum’s charming streets and vibrant local culture or discover the shores. Overnight at Mereva Tulum.

Day 5 - Coba & Nuevo Durango

Explore the archaeological site of Coba, named for its proximity to five lakes crucial for its development. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, take a two-hour bicycle tour through the site, surrounded by lush trees. If preferred, opt for a bicitaxi. Discover the unique design and purpose of Coba, differing from other Mayan cities. The ancient white roads, or sacbé, lead to Nohoch Mul, the largest pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula. Visit the Church Temple, Oval Temple, and the ball game court. Next, head to Nuevo Durango, a Mayan community. Tour the conservation project protecting endangered species like the white-tailed deer and melipona bees. Enjoy a typical lunch prepared by the community. In the afternoon, explore the Punta Laguna Reserve, home to spider monkeys. Participate in a Maya ceremony, kayak, zip line, and swim in a cenote. Overnight at Mereva Tulum.

Coba Pyramid, Mexico

Day 6 - Akumal & Río Secreto

Begin your day at the Akumal Monkey Sanctuary, where you’ll encounter a variety of rescued animals, including monkeys, birds, snakes, ostriches, and zebras. Learn about the sanctuary’s efforts in animal rehabilitation and enjoy interactive experiences with primates. Continue your adventure at Río Secreto, a natural reserve near Playa del Carmen. Guided by a specialist, explore the ancient cave and cenote system, swimming and walking through semi-flooded caverns adorned with stalactites and stalagmites. Reflect on the mystical journey while enjoying traditional Mexican cuisine before returning to your hotel. Note: This shared excursion accommodates groups of no more than 10 participants. Overnight at Mereva Tulum.

Day 7 - Isla Holbox

Enjoy a private transfer to Chiquila pier, where you will take a ferry to Isla Holbox. Upon arrival, your guide will accompany you on a golf cart to your hotel for check-in and the rest of the evening at leisure. Take the time to soak up some rays while relaxing on the soft, white sands of this beautiful Mexican-Caribbean island. Stroll along the tranquil beach or unwind at your hotel, enjoying the serene island atmosphere. Overnight at Hotel Casa Takywara.

Isla Holbox, Mexico

Day 8 - Whale Sharks

Whale Shark season runs from mid-May to mid-September, with the best viewing conditions in June, July, and August. Begin a unique adventure today. After meeting your local English-speaking guide and fellow travelers, enjoy a continental breakfast and an informative briefing. Set sail from the dock in search of whale sharks. This approximately 8-hour experience offers the chance to see or swim alongside the largest fish in the world. Keep an eye out for rays, dolphins, and turtles as well. Your expert guide will ensure a safe and exhilarating encounter with these gentle giants. On the way back, snorkel at a small reef and stop at Santa Paula to stretch your legs and savor fresh ceviche. Return to Holbox, reflecting on this unforgettable day. Overnight at Hotel Casa Takywara.

Whale Shark in Mexico

Day 9 - Isla Holbox

Wake up in paradise and enjoy a healthy breakfast. Spend the morning walking along the beach or visiting a local rescue center to walk a dog in need of human attention. Explore the island at your own pace; rent a golf cart to navigate the car-free roads and discover hidden gems. As the sun sets, prepare for a magical night. Meet your English-speaking guide at the beach for a bioluminescence kayak tour. Paddle away from city lights to witness the stunning night sky and the glowing plankton in the sea. If you wish, take a swim before returning. This enchanting experience will leave you in awe of the natural wonders around you. Overnight at Hotel Casa Takywara.

 

Isla Holbox, Yucatan

Day 10 - Departure

Savor your last morning with a sea view and prepare for your departure. Take some time to reflect on the incredible memories and experiences from your Yucatan Peninsula Adventure. A private transfer will take you to the airport for your flight. As you journey home, carry the unforgettable moments of this adventure with you, from the serene beaches of Tulum to the vibrant marine life and the rich cultural heritage. Whether it was swimming alongside whale sharks, exploring ancient Mayan ruins, or simply soaking in the beauty of the Yucatan Peninsula, this trip is sure to leave a lasting impression. Safe travels!

Isla Holbox Pier, Mexico

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