The Mayan Culture reigned on the Yucatan Peninsula, on the South Eastern side of Mexico, enclosed by the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Then enjoy a beach stay at Occidental Allegro Playacar which is set in lush tropical gardens beside the famous Playacar beach with as much or as little as you want to do on offer.
- At Occidental Allegro Playacar enjoy top class meals, snacks and beverages including a buffet serving the finest International cuisine
- You will travel in comfort throughout the tour in an air conditioned vehicle as well as staying in deluxe hotels
- During this tour you will be able to see and do some amazing things including a Merida City Tour, A visit to the second largest convent in the world at Izamal and much more
- Departs: london
- Arrives: cancun, Mexico
- Departs: cancun, Mexico
- Arrives: london
Taste of Yucatan
- As Per Itinerary
- As Per Itinerary
- Travel in comfort on this fantastic holiday
- Highlights of this great tour
- Journey through the heart of the Yucatan region
The Mayan Culture reigned on the Yucatan Peninsula, on the Southe Estern side of Mexico, enclosed by the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. It was in this area, where the Mayans reached their superior degree of development. Nonetheless, the Mayan Civilization covered a vast extension, from Mexico's Southern Pacific Coast and all the way in to Central America. Traces of Maya nomad settlements date back to 1500 BC. We distinguish mainly 3 Mayan periods of social and urban development: Nomad, Mayan Pre-Classical and Mayan Classical. These periods are relatively evident in their building techniques, their carved inscriptions on their pyramids, buildings and temples. The Mayans developed a structure of writing, using hieroglyphs; and so kept record of Mayan findings in mathematics, architecture and astronomy.
Uxmal - Visit to the architecture
Merida - City Tour
Izamal - Visit to the Second largest convent in the world
Chichen Itza - Visit to the breath taking constructions
Day 1 (Tues) Arrival In Cancun
Welcome at Cancun International airport and transfer to hotel in downtown.
Overnight in Cancun.
Day 2 (Wed) Cancun - Uxmal - Mérida.
Early departure from your hotel lobby Uxmal to visit the site. Uxmal, which in Mayan means three times constructed. The architecture of Uxmal is among the most majestic in Yucatan. Its beauty is characterized by low and horizontal palaces placed around patios and quadrants richly decorated with detailed sculptures. You will be able to view the Pyramid of the Magician, the Nuns Quarters, the Governors Palace and the Main Pyramid. The governor´s house and the temple of the wizard are considered architectonic marvels by experts for their precise construction and beauty. Uxmal, enveloped by legends and myths is situated within a series of hills known as the "Pucc region" or the mountainous area of the Yucatan.
Overnight in Mérida.
Day 3 (Thurs) Mérida - Izamal - Chichén Itzá- Cancun
Check out from the hotel and commence a city tour in Merida before we start our way to Izamal to visit a quaint colonial city where time seems to have stopped. The city´s convent has the second largest atrium in the world after the one at St. Peters in the Vatican. The first missionary convent in Mexico was built in Izamal as the city was founded just after 1542.
We will continue to the archaeological site of Chichén Itzá, a site that represents the most intact and impressive of the ruins of the Mayan Civilization that the modern world preserves today. Chichén Itzá means "Mouth of the well of the Itzaes". Its impressive constructions include the splendid Castle of Kukulcán, the Ball court; the Observatory and the Sacred well just to mention a few. All of these structures are breathtaking.
After the visit, we will continue towards Cancun, where you will be dropped off in your hotel.
Occidental Allegro Playacar
- All Inclusive
- Set beside a white sand beach in tropical vegetation
- swimming pools for every occassion, plus the sea
- unlimited top class meals, snacks and beverages
Occidental Allegro Playacar is set in lush tropical gardens beside the famous white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of Playacar. The resort’s Polynesian style buildings feature thatched roofs and light tones creating an exotic tropical ambience. There are facilities and activities to keep everyone entertained with expansive swimming pools, all kinds of sports, organised activities and a kids' club. Kids will particularly love the Nintendo games room and Mickey Mouse shaped children's pool. Occidental Allegro Playacar is close to the ferry to Cozumel and just 10 minutes away from the shopping and attractions of Playa del Carmen. Playacar Club de Golf is also just 5 minutes away. Occidental Allegro Playacar is perfect for couples, singles and families looking for a fun beach holiday in the Mexican Caribbean.
Brilliant hotel, always clean and staff couldn't do anymore to help. Food was always available and of a high standard.
Liam John Escott reviewing Occidental Allegro Playacar (16-Jun-2016)
£1259 per person
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