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Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.
Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.
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Explore Mexico's wonders both natural and cultural at the eco-park Xcaret, built at the site of a former Mayan community. Float down parts of the subterranean river network that wind beneath the Yucatán peninsula to experience ancient Mayan cenotes, caves and other geological formations inherent to the region. Back on land, experience the culture and customs of Xcaret's Mayan roots through activities such as a re-creation of an ancient ball game.
Experience the Yucatan peninsula's strong traditions of song and dance performance. The sweet sound of the jarana orchestra will set the stage as native entertainers in colorful traditional dress tell the stories of their culture and history through folklore performance. You'll both delight in the uniqueness of the region's harmonies and instruments and also come to understand some of the many cross-cultural Spanish, Caribbean and Cuban influences that have shaped the sounds and movements to what they are today.
Horseback Ride, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Río Frío Boat Trip, Cultural Exchange with Local Students, Manuel Antonio National Park, Community Service Project in Sarapiquí, Monteverde Canopy Tour and Hanging Bridges, Jauri Tropical Farm, Sarapiquí Homestay, Costa Rican Cooking Lesson, Arenal Volcano
This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.
Depart from the USA. Arrive in Cancun, meet your ACIS Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel in Chichén Itzá. Tonight you will marvel at a Sound and Light show and learn about the significance of the Equinox for the Mayan people.
This morning, explore the incredible ruins of Chichén Itzá. Learn about the Mayan's advanced calendar system, their extensive knowledge of astronomy and their deadly ball game. Enjoy an excursion to a nearby cenote for a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters. These naturally formed underground sinkholes were sacred to the ancient Maya. In the afternoon, we drive to the colonial city of Mérida. This town, built around a bustling main square, boasts one of the oldest cathedrals in the Americas. Your local guide will show you the Palacio de Gobierno, where vibrant murals portray Mexican history from Mayan times to present.
Today embark on a full-day excursion to Uxmal, where many of the building ruins are still a mystery to archaeologists. Learn about the rain god Chac, the most important of the gods in this dry area. Return to Mérida for dinner and a
This morning you will drive to the colonial town of Izamal, where the imposing Convento de San Antonio reveals the massive Spanish influence on the area. Continue to the important religious center of Valladolid before arriving at the coast. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in this charming beach side community.
Today enjoy an excursion to the eco-archaeological theme park of Xcaret. Spend the day tubing down subterranean rivers and snorkeling in the inlets, where pink flamingos and toucans abound. Then observe a re-creation of a
Mayan ball game with its religious rituals and ceremonies.
A morning excursion takes you to the spectacular cliff-side ruins of Tulum, where a stunning view of the Caribbean may explain why the Mayan people chose this as home. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore the town of Playa del Carmen.
Spend the day relaxing on the Caribbean Coast. You’ll have time to enjoy the beach or browse for souvenirs in the nearby shops before celebrating your final evening in Mexico tonight.
Depart for the USA.
Note: The Mexican authorities require a letter of permission from legal guardians for travel of minors to Mexico. Please speak to your ACIS Tour Consultant for more details.
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Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $80Add to Tour