Multi-Day Tour

3 Night Family Extension in the Yucatan (4 days)

Journey Mexico

Valladolid, Mexico To Chichen Itza, Mexico

3 Night Family Extension in the Yucatan (4 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Cancún, Mexico
Valladolid, Mexico
Hacienda Temozon, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Temozon Sur Breakfast

Privately Guided Excursion to Valladolid & Mayan Cenote

Early today you will meet your guide at the hotel lobby (located in Cancun or Riviera Maya) for a private transfer to Merida City, our first stop is to refresh and swim in a Mayan Cenote. Cenotes were once the only resource for fresh, sweet water in the local Yucatecan jungle and were sacred places of the Maya because they represented the entrance to the underworld

Our journey then continues to Valladolid town for lunch, a bustling Mayan city with a special colonial flavour. This is where you will see the majority of the townspeople still using the typical dress of the Maya and the buildings around the Main Plaza painted pastel colors. After free time for lunch we continue toward Hacienda Temozon, your home for following 2 nights.



2 Night(s) at Hacienda Temozon, Superior Room

American Breakfast included In : Day 1  Out : Day 3


A hacienda of coral walls and white moldings awaits you in the tropical rainforest ambience of the Yucatan peninsula.  Special details, like weathered wooden doors and rose petals, reflect the natural display of the Mayan cultural surroundings. Delight in the fine service this superb former residence offers and discover the beauty of ancient Mayan architectural sites.


Day 2
Uxmal, Mexico
Hacienda Temozon, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Temozon Sur Breakfast

Privately Guided Excursion to Uxmal / Hacienda Sotuta de Peon  (B,L)

Early today you will you will be picked up in the hotel lobby for a private tour of the delightful archaeological site of Uxmal.  Uxmal (OOSH-mahl) means "'built three times" in the Mayan language, and though its name is a mystery, its beauty is not. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is one of the best restored and maintained ruins in the Yucatan, and certainly one of the most magnificent.

Your adventure continues with a visit to the living-museum of Hacienda Sotuta de Peon. To learn about haciendas, which functioned like the plantations in the southern US, and about Henequen (sisal fiber), which was the source of the Yucatan's wealth during the Colonial Era. We'll tour the processing plant, which is still in action, visit the beautiful main house, and take a mule-drawn rail cart tour of the fields, enjoy a delicious lunch of regional cuisine ending at a refreshing cenote. Includes 2 adult entrance fees for Uxmal and Sotuta De Peon.


Day 3
Chichen Itza, Mexico
Merida, Mexico
Lodge at Chichen Itza Breakfast

Biosphere Reserve of Celestun &  Merida City Tour / Private Transfer to Chichen Itza Area. (B)

After a hearty breakfast, we will head to the UNESCO World Heritage Site and World Biosphere Reserve of Celestun. Our speedy boat will navigate the winding canals of this vast mangrove and wet lands complex arriving to visit the permanent colony of Pink Flamingos that make their home here. We return to the boat dock and the town of Celestun for a delicious treat of local seafood delights (not included) under the shade of our thatched roof palapa restaurant on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico.

Afterwards your adventure continues with a guided tour of Merida´s historic center  to admire the colonial architecture, churches, and monuments of this thriving Yucatan city ending with a short “Calesa” (carriage) ride.  Subsequently journey southeast to Chichen Itza area for an overnight, at arrival settle into your charming hotel and enjoy rest of evening at leisure. Includes 2 adult entrance fees for Celestun Entrance, Private Boat, and Private Calesa.

Day 4
Chichen Itza, Mexico
None None

Chichen Itza  Archaeological Site/ Cancun Airport (B)

Your guide will meet you early this morning to beat the crowds and tour at New Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site Chichen Itza. Under the expert knowledge of our guide, the ball courts, temples, and plazas come alive. We depart as the heat rises and head  to the Cancun Airport (2 hrs approximately) for your departure flight back home. Includes 2 adult entrance fees for Chichen Itza.

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Description

The weekend extension in the Yucatan is a great four day add-on to any beach stay in Cancun, Riviera Maya, or Tulum.

This extension  is perfect for travelers looking to immerse themselves in Mexico’s rich local culture after having spent some time relaxing at the beach.  The trip starts in Cancun or Riviera Maya and weaves its way through interesting towns (Pueblos Magicos), cities, and Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula. We also have a variation specifically designed for families that includes a visit to learn about haciendas, which functioned like the plantations in the Southern US.

About Us

Journey Mexico specializes in crafting unique, authentic and unexpected travel experiences for the discerning and sophisticated traveler throughout the Mexican republic.Whether you would like to travel to Mexico to explore Mayan ruins, relax in a hacienda, visit islands in Baja’s Sea of Cortes, search for handicrafts in markets, or adventure in the Copper Canyon, we take great pride in sharing Mexico’s natural beauty & rich cultural heritage in the company of our warm and welcoming people.2016 Virtuoso Peer-to-Peer Award Winner - "Best Destination & Experiences - In-Country Partner

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Family Trip

By: Deni170


Reviewed on: 02 Jan 2014

Our family trip to RIU Tropical Bay in Negril, Jamaica was great. Staff was nice and food was good. 2 minor problems: tour desk asked for vouchers, so I gave them my travel sheets and the return transportation to the airport got messed up. Regardless, we enjoyed the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Trevino
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Highly Recommended

By: Lisa


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2014

We went back and forth several times with Journey Mexico planning our itinerary and were very pleased with their responsiveness and obvious knowledge of the Yucatan Peninsula. They put together a wonderful tour with highly professional and knowledgeable driver/guides, and the hotel recommendations were excellent. They also followed up while we were traveling to make sure everything was satisfactory. Would definitely use them again.
Travel Advisor:  Rebecca Falkenberry
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Journese is no bargain

By: Tom


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2014

Booking any travel program with any company should mean care free fun with no worries with what can go wrong next with the itinerary.  We travel often but this is our first trip with Journese.  It will be our last. Journese is out of date beginning with their systems, product, and customer service reps that lack basic knowledge.
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Delightful trip

By: Ginger


Reviewed on: 17 Oct 2014

Trip was well planned and accommodation were excellent
Travel Advisor:  Bettie Lee

Great Customer Service

By: JJT


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2014

Upon our arrival in Mexico, Journey Mexico made it an easy trip. They had one of their employees with a sign outside the airport that greeted us, grabbed our luggage, gave us a folder of info of our contacts for our trip, and took us to our private transfer (we only had to wait a few minutes for the transportation to arrive). We left the airport with Journey Mexico within 10 minutes from us walking out of the airport. We arrived to the resort 25-30 minutes later - very easy! We had a little hiccup with the resort about what package we would supposed to receive. There was a miscommunication between the resort reservations and Journey Mexico. The resort and Journey Mexico hashed it out. During that process, we were being updated from Journey Mexico and our resort. Journey Mexico even sent a bottle of champagne to our room for the confusion which was a nice touch. Their rep even take you through the entire check in process at the airport for departure. Great customer service all week!

Yucatan Journey

By: Magritte's Hat


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2014

When I decided I wanted to visit Mexico for the first time, I spent hours online trying to plan a trip. Luckily, I came across an article recommending using travel advisors. Because I took that advice, I now have countless bad photographs and good memories of a trip to Mexico. Stacy was able to arrange a trip for me after a couple of phone calls and a few emails that was better than anything I could have done myself. I experienced the celebration of the Day of the Dead in Merida, explored Mayan ruins (culminating with the awesome ancient city of Chichen Itza), and spent a few relaxing days on a sugar-sanded beach in Tulum. My guide was terrific and the hotels were clean and comfortable without being impersonal and generic. The whole trip was great. After over a decade of staying close to home, I think I'm going to be hitting the road more often; and I'm sure I'll be using Stacy's services again.

Great Service

By: mh123


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2015

Journey Mexico provided us with great guides and drivers. They were always on time and very pleasant.

attentive

By: kerri


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2016

they were on top of the logistic details. Very easy.

San Miguel

By: Bob


Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2017

All was good,timely,courteous etc
Travel Advisor:  Kay Jones

Review Journey Mexico

By: DSL


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2017

Journey Zmexico provided us with the best experience we could have wished for in the Copper Canyon. The logistics of the trip, including timing, transportation, lodging, food and guide services was outstanding. The only low point was the dining experience at the Best Western in Creel- the hotel was fine but the dinners were not to our liking and did not match the amazing food we had at all the other hotels. The high point was our guide Gustavo who was the most well informed and superb guide! We are so fortunate to have him as our tour guide-heads it a fabulous trip- forever grateful to him!
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley

Puerto Aventuras

By: Rita


Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2018

Nice people. House was in good location. A few items not in good shape, but overall comfortable. Staff responded to our questions and needs.
Travel Advisor:  Susan Morley

True Campions of their Beautiful Country

By: Partridge Travels


Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

This was our second trip with Journey Mexico, and we were privileged to travel with the most wonderful guides! All of our drivers and guides have been professional, accommodating, knowledgeable, protective, and extremely well educated. I have heard and read so many negative stories about travel in Mexico, so the most important message I can convey to anyone considering travel with Journey Mexico is that I have never had to overthink my personal safety, and I have never felt as though I was in a place or situation that could be dangerous. Another great bonus about travel with their guides is that they know all the great places to eat (you will not get sick) and they are true gentlemen and will help you shop. Also, your Journey Mexico concierge (who is different from your guide), is a phone call away. Our concierge called us on our second night just to check in and see if we needed anything, which we didn't because our every need was already taken care of- they are first class!
Travel Advisor:  Whitney Shindelar

Luxury Interior Mexico

By: Kane


Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2018

Journey Mexico made our family of 4 Spring Break Trip to Interior Mexico a breeze. The drivers were all very professional and we felt completely safe with the adventure travel operators. It was the perfect mix of adventure family fun and luxury travel.
Travel Advisor:  Amanda Watkins

Perfect

By: KZB


Reviewed on: 24 Mar 2018

Our hotel was perfect and in a lovely location. Our guide Louis was well informed and friendly. Cesar our driver was prompt and showed up exactly where we needed him every time. I was very impressed with the skillful coordination of our trip.
Travel Advisor:  Misty Jones

Journey Mexico in Mexico City

By: TECIV


Reviewed on: 01 May 2018

Journey Mexico was very easy to work with and completely enhanced our trip to Mexico City. We had the same driver for both tours who was wonderful and our guide at the pyramids, Isaias, was extremely knowledgeable and really made the experience there. I cant imagine having done the pyramids without his insight and guidance. I would highly recommend Journey Mexico to any friends and family.
Travel Advisor:  Abby Michaud