Mysteries of the Mayan World

5 Day Package from Cancun to Cancun

The end of the world…some say the Mayan calendar depicted the end of the world in December 2012. But guess what? To the dismay and excitement of some, we—along with all of the ancient Mayan ruins—are still here! And with Monograms, now is your chance to visit the most famous of the Mayan ruins—Chichen Itza and Uxmal—in Mexico. On this 5-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, two lunches, three dinners, sightseeing, and transportation. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature is the Monograms Local Host®, someone there for you throughout your vacation to guide you, answer questions, offer suggestions, and generally help you get the most out of your trip.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Cancun, where your Local Host will greet you at the airport with a warm welcome and transfer you to Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World®. Your hotel in Chichen Itza has its own entrance to the archaeological site. The next day, after included breakfast, we will take you on a tour of this ancient Mayan city, which dates back to 800 AD. You'll hear the stories behind the Temple of Kukulcan, also known as El Castillo, which is a pyramid with 365 steps, one for each day of the year—a great example of the Maya’s supremacy in astronomy. You’ll also see the Ball Court, where the teams’ captains were decapitated after the games; the Sacred Cenote, the sacrificial well where humans (mostly girls) were tossed into the waters as sacrifices to the gods; the Temple of Jaguars; and more. While in Chichen Itza, we've also arranged for you to attend a Mayan cooking or language class, as well as the nighttime Light & Sound show, which tells the story of this ancient Mayan civilization.

Then we will transfer you to Uxmal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best restored and maintained ruins in the Yucatan. We've arranged for a tour that includes the Magician’s Pyramid, the Nuns Quadrangle, the Palace of the Governor, and the Great Pyramid. We've also arranged for you to attend the Light & Sound show, which tells the history of the Mayans in a magnificent setting. We will also take you to nearby Kabah, where you will see the Codz Pop, a palace famous for its façade of 250 Chac masks and statues of ancient rulers. It is believed this building was used for religious rituals and state ceremonies. Just wait until you see it!

And did we mention that we’ve included transportation back to Cancun’s airport as well as a walking tour of Merida, capital of the Yucatan and its colonial heart? You’ll see the must-see attractions, such as the main square, and visit the Museum of Anthropology with its excellent displays of Mayan artifacts. In fact, between the sightseeing and guides we’ve arranged, the attractions and transportation we’ve included, the hotels we’ve booked, and the meals we’ve included, we’ve taken care of all of the details for you. Your only job is to show up ready to learn and have fun!


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

Throughout the vacation

Meals Included

Breakfast daily2 lunches3 three-course dinners

Sightseeing & Activities

Sightseeing with your Local Host/Guide, inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

On this Yucatan vacation, you’ll spend two nights at Chichen Itza, where your hotel has its own entrance into the archaeological site. You’ll get a chance to truly explore this incredible New Seven Wonders of the World at your own pace.

DAY
1
Cancun–Chichen Itza, Mexico

Arrive in Cancun and meet your Local Host, who will also act as your guide during your vacation. Enjoy a transfer to Chichen Itza. Your hotel for the next two nights has its own entrance to the archaeological site, offering a mystical atmosphere that will take you back to ancient times.

DAY
2
Chichen Itza

Begin your day with a guided TOUR of Chichen Itza, designated one of the New Seven Wonders of the World®. Visit the Ball Court, the Temple of Jaguars, the famous pyramid of Kukulcan, and the Sacred Cenote (Well of Sacrifice). Your Local Guide is on hand to explain the history of this incredible site, share in its ancient stories, and answer all your questions. This afternoon, you may wish to spend more time exploring the ruins on your own, enjoy a dip in the hotel’s pool, shop for souvenirs from local artisans, or perhaps join an optional horseback-riding excursion. You are also invited to attend an included MAYAN COOKING or LANGUAGE CLASS during your free time. Later tonight, let the play of lights on the ancient buildings and tales of warlike rulers, priests, and Mayan gods weave their spell on you when you attend the LIGHT & SOUND SHOW at Chichen Itza.

NOTE:
At various times of the year, the Light & Sound Show may not be available; if this should happen, a visit to the Mayan Planetarium will be substituted.

DAY
3
Chichen Itza–Mérida–Uxmal

This morning we visit Mérida, capital of the Yucatán and its colonial heart. Enjoy a walking TOUR that visits the Zocalo (main square), the stately cathedral, City Hall, and a city market, where you can shop for authentic arts and crafts. You’ll also visit the MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY with its excellent displays of Mayan artifacts from various Yucatán sites. We continue to Uxmal, located in the dense jungle, for a 2-night stay.

DAY
4
Uxmal. Excursion to Kabah

On your morning guided TOUR, explore Uxmal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best restored and maintained ruins in the Yucatán. Its dramatic architecture includes the oval-shaped Magician’s Pyramid, the Nun’s Quadrangle with its magnificent friezes depicting the Mayan rain god, the magnificent Palace of the Governor, and the impressive Great Pyramid. After exploring Uxmal, continue to KABAH, where you will see Codz Pop, a palace famous for its façade of 250 Chac masks and statues of ancient rulers. In the evening, you are invited to attend the Uxmal LIGHT & SOUND SHOW, where the music and dialog take place in a magnificent setting.

DAY
5
Uxmal–Cancun

After breakfast, depart for Cancun International Airport. Please schedule flights after 2 pm.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on June 30, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Chichen Itza
Uxmal

Hotel Mayaland

Carretera Merida-Cancun Km. 120
Chichen Itza, QTR Mexico

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

The Mayaland Hotel is an experience in itself; one that will enrich your stay at Chichen Itza. The Mayaland is a creation of Old Yucatan, built and operated by its original owners and their descendents in a style reminiscent of the hacienda nobility of a century ago.

Location & Highlights

Located in the heart of Chichen Itza Archaeology Park, the hotel is set on 100 acres of tropical gardens and maintains its own private entrance to the archaeological park. Built in 1923, iit's the world's oldest hotel inside an archaeological site and was recently named a "must see" by Condé Nast Traveler.

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Internet Access
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Hair Dryer

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge desk
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
Cozy guestrooms offer views of the gardens and feature air conditioning, cable TV, Internet access, and coffee maker.

Hacienda Uxmal

Zona Arqueologica Uxmal
Uxmal, YUC Mexico

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

This historic hotel is located in the Puuc Country of the Yucatan. It offers 2 pools, a tennis court, full service spa and spacious rooms. The Hacienda features a walking and jogging trail which allows guests to explore the botanical garden. The hotel also offers guided tours of the nearby ruins.

Location & Highlights

Set on lush tropical grounds and just a short walk from the Uxmal Archaeological Park. The oldest hotel in Uxmal, the Hacienda Uxmal has hosted royalty and celebrities, including Queen Elizabeth, Grace Kelly, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Henry Kissinger.

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Room Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Coffee Maker

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
Air-conditioned rooms feature a blend of traditional Mayan and Spanish décor, and have terraces overlooking the pool, tropical gardens, or views of the plantation.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Chichen Itza
Uxmal

The Lodge at Chichen Itza

KM 120 Carretera Merida-Puerto Juarez
Chichen Itza, YUC Mexico

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

The Lodge at Chichen Itza is the area's finest property and its newest. The Lodge sits on 100 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens in the heart of the archaeological park. Built in traditional Mayan style, with wood, stone, native marble and thatch, it was created for guest who wish to commune with nature and with the culture that rose to greatness here 1000 years before.

Location & Highlights

Located adjacent to the Hotel Mayaland, the lodge provides peace and tranquility just steps from the magnificent Chichen Itza ruins.

Room Amenities

  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Air Conditioning
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Climate Control
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gift Shop

The Lodge at Uxmal

KM 78 Carretera Merida-Campeche
Uxmal, YUC Mexico

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

This lodge-style hotel offers a natural jungle setting just steps from the Uxmal ruins. Several archaeological sites have even been discovered on the hotel grounds and are protected. Colorful birds, fragrant flowers, and acacia and tamarind trees lend to the lush surroundings.

Location & Highlights

Located at the entrance to Uxmal Archaeological Park, you¿ll enjoy total immersion in the Yucatan Maya experience.

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Television
  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Room Service
  • Wake-Up Calls

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Concierge desk
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



No excursions exist for this departure

Insider

Chichen Itza
Uxmal

Chichen Itza

To help you further personalize your Chichen Itza vacation package, you'll have access to a toll-free Service On Call helpline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Customer service representatives are on call for anything you need to make your vacation to Chichen Itza, Mexico worry free.

On Your Own Suggestions

  • Bargain for handmade wares and unique souvenirs. You'll find many vendors selling handmade crafts such as pottery, jewelry, traditional embroidered garments like shawls, blouses, dresses, huarache sandals, hammocks, and souvenir t-shirts.

  • Sample traditional Yucatan cuisine. Here you will find a blending of ancient Maya dishes incorporating European flare. Some local tropical fruits to taste are pitaya (dragonfruit), nance, guaya, and saramuyo to name a few. You'll find plenty of grilled meats, chicken, turkey, pork, along with traditional lime soup, rice and beans. For dessert, fresh fruit sorbets can't be beat.

  • Get pampered with a spa treatment. A variety of massages are available from aromatherapy, hot stone, exhausted feet, chocolate and coffee to name a few.

Uxmal

To help you further personalize your Uxmal vacation package, you'll have access to a toll-free Service On Call helpline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Customer service representatives are on call for anything you need to make your vacation to Uxmal, Mexico worry free.

On Your Own Suggestions

  • Sip a cool drink while relaxing in a hammock. Your hotels will provide you with a hammock so you can relax after a day of exploring the ruins. If you are interested in taking a hammock home with you, your Monograms Local Host can make recommendations on quality and price. Just ask!

  • Learn about more recent history to Uxmal. Visit the lobby of the Hacienda Uxmal to see images of the world leaders and European royalty that has stayed at the hotel. Past guests have included Queen Elizabeth, Princess Grace, Henry Kissinger and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

  • Learn a few words of the Mayan language. The modern Mayan descends from Proto-Mayan, a language thought to have been spoken at least 5,000 years ago.

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*The "STARTING AT" price is based on June 30, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2017.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).