DYNASTY OF KINGS 10 DAYS
Palenque, Yaxchilan, Bonampak & Chichen Itza
Valid: From January to December 2013
These prices are subject to availability
deluxe hotel / Minimum 2 pax
Day 1: Villahermosa (D)
Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the Villa hermosa International Airport and transferred to your hotel - 25-minute drive. As you arrive, you will have the first glimpse of this interesting and growing town and you will check-in to your hotel.
Day 2: Villahermosa - Palenque (B,D)
After breakfast, your day will start with a scenic drive through the region of Tabasco towards the state of Chiapas - 2-hrs drive. After hotel check-in, you will have some free time. You will have an early afternoon visit to the Main Archaeological Site of Palenque for a guided tour with one of our local experts. In the evening, you will
enjoy a presentation on Maya archaeology provided by one of the archaeologists from Maya Exploration Center, followed by dinner. Dinner at the Hotel
Day 3: Palenque (B,D)
In the morning you will go back to the Main Archaeological Site and visit some of the new excavation zones, where you will see some of the temples in their original phase.
Afterwards you will stop at the Archaeological Museum. In the afternoon, you will have free time to either visit the main town or to relax by the pool and enjoy the hotel facilities. Dinner in Town
Day 4: Palenque - Yaxchilan - Bonampak (B,L,D)
You will have an early exciting morning with a nice 'by the road' Maya breakfast on the way to Yaxchilan & Bonampak Maya Sites. Upon arrival, your first stop will be at the local village of Lacanja to board a long dugout canoe to go up the Usumacinta River to visit Yaxchilan. By midday, you will head back to Lacanja and enjoy a box lunch. After the snack break, you will go to the Visitors' Center of Bonampak Maya
Site. Dinner in Town
Day 5: Palenque - Campeche (B,D)
Today you check-out to move towards the Yucatan Peninsula. You will ride all morning with a half point stop at Campeche town to overnight. In Campeche, you will visit the Museum, go on a sightseeing tour and walk along the shore; Mariachi bands are sometimes seen along the way. Dinner at the Hotel
Day 6: Campeche - Uxmal - Merida (B,D)
You will leave Campeche in the morning and head straight to Uxmal Maya Site, one of the most exotic Maya sites in the region. You will spend enough time to visit the main plazas and Archaeological Museum. If time allows, on the way, you will have a short visit to the small Maya site of Kabah. Continue to hotel in Merida. Dinner at the Hotel
Day 7: Merida - Chichen Itza - Riviera Maya (B,D)
The time has come to visit the temples of Chichen Itza, one of the greatest Maya cities. The unique Temple of El Castillo where the Spring and Autumn equinox mark the shape of the feathered serpent descending from the temple itself to fertilize the soil to join the stoneheads that are part of the temple. You will also find the Great
Ball Court, where the sacred game was a matter of life and death. Afternoon departure to the Riviera Maya and overnight at Playa del Carmen. Dinner in Town
Day 8: Playa del Carmen - Tulum (B,L,D)
This morning you will visit the ruins of Tulum, south of Playa del Carmen in the coast of Yucatan. Beams of light that shine through walls of these precolumbian temples during important solar calendar dates remark the astronomical importance of this Maya city. From here, you will head to Coba Maya Site, surrounded by two lagoons and very well known for its causeway system. You will again spend the night at Playa del Carmen. All inclusive Plan at the Resort
Day 9: Playa del Carmen - Biosphere of Sian Kan (B,L,D)
You will have an early morning departure to the biosphere and natural reserve of Sian Kan. Part of the Unesco Man & Biosphere Program, this reserve counts with unique wetlands and savannahs that are home to 103 mammal species and 336 bird species. You will take a boat through the canals of the park and explore the region passing through small archaeological zones. An optional downstream float wearing
life jackets is available for the most adventurous ones. You will overnight at Playa del Carmen. All inclusive Plan at the Resort
Day10: Playa Del Carmen - Cancun Airport (B)
You will be transferred to the Cancun Airport for your international flight.
End of Program.