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Experience the wonder and beauty of the Yucatan Peninsula and Quintana Roo with the Private Yucatan Highlights Tour. This three-day and two-night adventure will take you on a journey through time as you visit the iconic sites of Chichen Itza, Ek Balam, Merida, Uxmal, Coba, and Tulum. Explore the fascinating archaeological wonders of Chichen Itza, marvel at the city of the Black Jaguar in Ek Balam, and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Merida. Discover the Mayan baroque architecture of Uxmal and refresh yourself in a hidden cenote with crystal-clear waters. Finally, experience the magic of Coba and Tulum, two magnificent cities steeped in history and situated by the sea. This private tour is perfect for those seeking an exclusive and immersive adventure in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula. Minimum of 2 people required.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Suitable for 2-9 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Discover the wonders of Chichen Itza
  • Explore the ancient city of Ek Balam
  • Experience the charm of Merida, the white city
  • Marvel at the magnificent architecture of Uxmal
  • Swim in a beautiful hidden cenote
  • Private transportation
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Water
  • Sunblock
  • Repellent

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Introduction

Welcome to the Private Yucatan Highlights Tour, a three-day adventure that will take you on a captivating journey through the Yucatan Peninsula and Quintana Roo. This tour is designed to provide you with an in-depth exploration of the region's renowned archaeological wonders, vibrant cities, and natural beauty.

What to expect?

During the Private Yucatan Highlights Tour, you can expect to immerse yourself in the fascinating history and rich culture of the Yucatan Peninsula. Discover the archaeological wonder of Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and marvel at its majestic pyramid. Explore Ek Balam, also known as the city of the Black Jaguar, and soak in the intricate Mayan architecture. Visit Merida, the charming capital city of the Yucatan state, known for its white buildings and vibrant atmosphere. Experience the magnificence of Uxmal, a city built with breathtaking Mayan baroque-style architecture. Dive into a beautiful hidden cenote with crystalline waters, a refreshing oasis. Finally, explore Coba, a classic Mayan site, and Tulum, a picturesque city by the sea.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for curious travelers who seek an authentic and immersive experience in the Yucatan Peninsula. Whether you are a history enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or simply someone looking to explore new horizons, the Private Yucatan Highlights Tour offers something for everyone. It welcomes individuals, couples, families, and groups, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for all.

Why book this?

Embark on the Private Yucatan Highlights Tour and witness the wonders of the Yucatan Peninsula through the eyes of a seasoned traveler. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the region, as you explore ancient Mayan ruins, vibrant cities, and natural wonders. Benefit from the expertise of knowledgeable guides who will bring the sites to life with captivating stories and insights. Enjoy the flexibility and exclusivity of a private tour, tailored to your preferences and interests. With comfortable accommodations and convenient transportation included, you can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories. Join this tour and discover the secrets and hidden gems of the Yucatan Peninsula.

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During the Private Yucatan Highlights Tour, you will be provided with inclusions such as comfortable accommodations, transportation, and knowledgeable guides, ensuring a hassle-free and informative experience. The tour itinerary is meticulously designed to showcase the best of the Yucatan Peninsula, allowing you to maximize your time and explore the highlights of the region. Please note that this tour requires a minimum of two people and is a private tour, offering an intimate and personalized experience. Don't forget to bring your swimsuit, as you will have the opportunity to cool off in the crystal-clear waters of a hidden cenote. Get ready to embark on a journey of discovery and immerse yourself in the wonders of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Reviews

Travelers who have embarked on the Private Yucatan Highlights Tour have lauded its captivating exploration of the Yucatan Peninsula. They have praised the knowledgeable guides who provided fascinating insights into the history and culture of the region. Many have expressed their awe at the archaeological wonders, such as Chichen Itza and Uxmal, and appreciated the opportunity to explore hidden gems like the breathtaking cenote. The private nature of the tour allowed for a personalized and comfortable experience, ensuring the satisfaction of every traveler. Overall, the tour has received glowing reviews, with travelers applauding its immersive nature and the unforgettable memories created along the way.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

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bigtimetraveler2014

My husband and I did a private Yucatan tour for four days with Salvador of Best Maya Tours in January of 2024. Our only request prior to the trip was that we see Mayan ruins. Salvador arranged a wonderful tour for us, as well as arranged our hotels in Merida and Valladolid. We toured five different ruin sites, swam in two cenotes, and toured a hacienda from the 1700s. Our hotels were exactly what we wanted--boutique, beautiful, and very special. Salvador was an excellent guide--he is very knowledgeable on the history and culture of the Mayan people, and we learned so much. We toured at our own pace, and he was patient with our million questions and comments. Salvador took multiple pictures on his own camera and later emailed them to us, which was so helpful. At the ruin sites he handled the tickets/passes, and we walked right in avoiding the crowds. He also took us to his favorite local specialty restaurants for lunch, and we loved that part of the experience. We are so thankful we were able to have a private tour--there was so much to see and Salvador made it easier and fascinating!

Valeska26

We did 2 x 4 day tours of the Yucatan with Salvador and we cannot rate him more highly. He is extremely knowledgeable about all the places visited, and enjoys close respectful relationships with those working there. He speaks multiple languages, and went out of his way to make our trip the trip of a lifetime. He was also very willing to help in a practical sense, and even arranged for our laundry to be done! You see so many amazing places on his tours, and his costs are amongst the most reasonable you will find. Just book him, you will not regret it!

veronicabM2127PQ

Fantastic tour! Salvador was incredibly knowledgeable about the ancient Maya sites, flora and fauna and was a very fun guide. He picked us up from our hotel, organised a hotel for us in Merida (very nice) and used this as a base to take us to various archeological sites and two cenotes that were lesser known and beautiful. Overall expected a good tour based on reviews but received a fantastic tour! @Bestmayatours on instagram for more pictures of what may await you.

Sparkyluck

This tour was so much better than I had anticipated. Salvador was our guide for the entire 3 day tour and not only showed us the highlights of the Yucatán, he gave us in depth knowledge of the sites, culture and meaning of each place we visited. It's one thing to visit the ruins and walk around, but to learn what they were for and why they existed brings flavor to the experience.    Taking this smaller private tour as opposed to a larger bus style tour was the right decision because we could ask questions one-on-one, stop for a quick coffee-bathroom break if we needed, and get access to places like the Cenote Kankairixché that a bus cannot get to.     I can't speak of one part of the tour as being better than the rest because it was an entire three day experience. We walked where the Maya walked, we shopped in the beautiful city of Mérida and felt the culture, we swam in the warm crystal clear waters of a Cenote, we rode bicycles in the jungle through the ruins of Cobá and made friends with a multi-cultural guide in Salvador.    I can't imagine our tour being better. I thank you Best Maya Tours, and Salvador for this adventure.

shanerasm

Amazing three day tour and would like to do it all over again. Salvador was the perfect guide; speaks multiple languages, knew the sites and people, funny/friendly and took such great care of us! Recommending this company to everyone I know who's been asking about the great photos I posted afterwards :)

stellanutt2016

We had an amazing three days on this tour. Our guide was Efren he was very informative and knowledgeable. We enjoyed visiting the sites in the Yucatan with him. He made the visits more interesting and brought them to life. We really enjoyed swimming in the cenote as the one Efren took us to was really quiet and we could enjoy the experience.We would recommend this tour to anyone would would like to find out about the Yucatan. We stayed the two nights in a lovely 4 star hotel in Merida.

481yvettej

My husband and I visited Mexico for the first time in November for 7 nights. Having done a bit of research before we left we had a good idea of what we wanted to do. We're both quite active and enjoy cultural places but not too touristy. Salvador was amazing. I contacted him with a suggested itinerary and he came back with some ideas on WhatsApp or email. Really responsive. Arrived in Mexico, and Salvador picked us up next morning from our hotel no probs. Always on time if not early. Spent 4 nights / 3 days travelling around the Yucatan. The tour was only myself and my husband so we had the flexibility to change things if we wanted which you don't get as part of a big tour group. Definitely recommended cenotes if you have time! Tour included Salvador's time (he was also our tour guide when we arrived at the archaeological sites), water and travel but not entrance fees or hotels. We booked our hotels ourselves although Salvador also gave us recommendations of some hotels. Overall thoroughly enjoyed and Salvador is just lovely!!

5huxxx

On time every time On point with his archeological tours His van had 2 great items: Chilled water and a drone Friendly, relaxed and helpful companion with good photo taking skills

andreafT4551RE

Salvador is a professional, he is committed to offering us excellent service. We were pleasantly surprised by the amount of information he communicates during the tour and by the organization of the tour itself in general. Starting from the hotels to all the restaurants where he took us, it was a constant surprise! Thanks to him, this holiday truly became unforgettable.

Nance1233

We zijn in februari 2022 voor het eerst naar Mexico gegaan. Hadden vantevoren wat research gedaan en wilden graag de Maya tempels bezoeken. Dachten eerst als echte Nederlanders; we huren zelf een auto en regelen hotels enzo; veel goedkoper! Maar dan ga je je wat meer verdiepen in hoe het 1 en ander werkt in Mexico en wij zijn echt super blij dat we deze trip met Best Maya tours hebben gedaan! Salvador is een ervaren gids, prettig persoon, punctueel, spreekt meerdere talen, communiceert via WhatsApp, flexibel, prima fotograaf, voelt goed aan wat je wel en niet belangrijk vind. We hebben een super fijne trip gehad! Voor de reis is er WhatsApp contact geweest en vanaf 1e moment is het prima verlopen. Het is makkelijk om een klik te hebben met Salvador; hij heeft duidelijk veel ervaring als privé gids. Hij is niet overduidelijk aanwezig terwijl hij je van plek A naar B brengt; vertelt af en toe wat over de omgeving; vraagt naar je voorkeur voor bijvoorbeeld muziek terwijl je rijdt; heeft reisgidsen in de auto over de tempels als je die wilt bekijken vantevoren. Bij de tempels heeft hij wat algemene uitleg en laat wat vd details zien op foto’s of in een boek dat hij heeft meegenomen (als een stuk niet bereikbaar is bijvoorbeeld). En als hij merkt dat je meer of minder geïnteresseerd bent past hij t wat aan. Salvador rijdt in een VW personen busje met airco; rijdt prima door en brengt je veilig naar je bestemming. Daarover gesproken; het is wel erg ontspannen om niet bezig te hoeven zijn met de weg zoeken; Spaanse borden en Mexicaanse verkeersregels, politie stops, tol, onverwachte drempels, slechte wegen, etc. Op weg van het vliegveld naar het 1e hotel zagen we al een huurauto net na n aanrijding en was ik erg blij dat we niet zelf een auto gehuurd hadden 😊 Amerikaanse collega’s van me hadden er al voor gewaarschuwd; rental cars lijken niet duur; totdat je naar de kosten voor verzekering gaat kijken. En das met n reden… We hebben door deze privé tour ook zeker dingen gezien die we anders waarschijnlijk niet gedaan zouden hebben, omdat we niet wisten of het echt de moeite waard was. En doordat Salvador precies wist waar hij moest zijn en hoe r te komen; was de tijd erg efficiënt ingedeeld en hebben we bijvoorbeeld een haciënda gezien die boven verwachting interessant was. We hebben veel meer foto’s van ons samen omdat hij graag foto’s van ons nam en ook gaf hij aan om de foto’s die hij met zijn telefoon heeft genomen met ons te zullen delen. En heeft toestemming gevraagd om een aantal op Instagram te delen op het zakelijke account. Elke ochtend was de VW schoongemaakt en had Salvador een koeltas met flesjes water bij zich. Het eten onderweg was prima en het hotel in Merida was goed en lag vlakbij de leuke restaurantjes. Merida is trouwens een geweldig leuke Mexicaanse stad om op eigen houtje in de avonduren te bekijken. Het hotel ligt vlakbij leuke restaurantjes en winkeltjes. Heeft een veel meer authentiek Mexicaanse vibe in vergelijking tot badplaatsen als Playa del Carmen of Tulum. De tempels zijn echt fantastisch en ook de minder bekende plekken zoals Ek Balam, Yxmal en Coba zijn fantastisch. Naast de bekende Chichen Itza en Tulum tempels. De beschrijvingen van Salvador maken ook dat het veel meer gaat leven en dat je beter begrijpt hoe de mensen hier geleefd hebben en wat de relatie is tussen de verschillende sites. Wij hebben echt een TOP vakantie gehad! En hebben later nog een dagtrip met Best Maya en Salvador geboekt naar Siaan Kaan om de mangrovebossen te bekijken en een relaxte lazy River float te doen. Ook een aanrader. Wij kunnen niet wachten om weer op vakantie te gaan! En gaan dan graag weer naar Mexico. We zullen dan zeker weer contact opnemen met Salvador voor een privé tour. Nogmaals bedankt en hopelijk tot een volgende keer.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-18 10:29