Day 1 :
Fly to Mexico
- Arrive in Cancun:
Welcome to Cancun on the Yucatan peninsula. Meet your Tour Director and start exploring!
Day 2 :
- Cenote Ik Kil:
Visit the Cenote Ik Kil to see a sacred Mayan sinkhole. Later, journey to Merida, a unique colonial town with French influences.
Visit the indigenous Mayan town of Valladolid, here it is common to see women dressed in traditional huipiles (tunics embroidered with vibrant colors).
Day 3 :
Santa Elena-Uxmal-Sound and Light Show
- Santa Elena:
Visit the Mayan town of Santa Elena and spend time with a local family in their home.
- Sound and Light Show:
Under the stars this evening, enjoy a spectacular sound and light show.
- Return to Merida:
LEAP Activity | Mexican School Visit!
Journey to a Mexican school; learn about the culture and teach them about yours, as you practice your Spanish with the local students and teachers.
Day 4 :
- Celestun National Park:
Explore Celestun National Park, created to protect the lagoon's thousands of migratory waterfowl, including pink flamingoes and pelicans. Take a boat cruise through the park's quiet waterways to view manatees, toucans, and crocodiles.
Day 5 :
- Discover Chichen Itza:
Chichen Itza is the largest archaeological zone of the Mayan world. Visit the Temple of Kukulkan, the Mayan all game court, the Sacred Cenote, and the Temple of the Warriors.
LEAP Activity | Baila Jarana
Dance the Jarana! Local folk dancers teach you this regional Yucatecan dance and explain its culture significance.
Day 6 :
Return to the beautiful resort of Cancun. The fine white sand of Cancun's beaches is said to resemble white talc. Spend free time on the beach or enjoy an optional excursion to Tulum and Xel-ha.
- Add on: Tulum and Xel-ha Excursion:
A walled Mayan "City of the Dawn," the ceremonial center of Tulum boasts a temple, a funeral platform, and a castle. Continue to Xel-ha, a beautiful pool located over a cave connected to the sea. Enjoy viewing sea life in this natural aquarium, which is almost 6 feet deep.
Day 7 :
Return Home to the United States OR Extend Your Trip
- Depart from Cancun:
Board your flight home or extend your travel with a 2 night extension in Cozumel.
Extend your stay | 2 Nights in Cozumel
Head off to the island of Cozumel, known for its snorkeling and scuba diving. Spend your time exploring the main town of San Miguel de Cozumel or relaxing on the beach.