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Mexico's Yucatán Multi-Adventure Tour

Walk/Hike
Bike
Snorkel
Yoga

Maya Ruins & the Riviera

From $5,399 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,870 for sgl. occ.)

Splendor awaits in Mexico's Yucatán. Beautiful Caribbean beaches, colonial towns and the magnificent legacy of the Maya civilization. Azure waters rife with tropical fish, ideal for snorkeling. The enigmatic ruins at Chichén Itzá, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Quiet bike routes. Hidden swimming holes. Exquisite hotels and unforgettable cuisine. The Maya Riviera is waiting for you. ¡Vamos!

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Mexico

Start Mérida / End Cancún

Yucatán Multi-Adventure Tour | Map

Highlights

  • Celebrate Maya history, Mexican traditions and a vibrant modern culture on the endlessly interesting and beautiful Yucatán Peninsula
  • Adventure through otherworldly caves, ride on two wheels past ancient ruins, swim in sacred pools and snorkel in the Caribbean Sea
  • Sway in a hammock at one of the area's best hotels and to the tune of a classic Mexican melody played by a local guitarrista (guitarist)
  • Trips departing on 3/4/19, 4/15/19, and 11/25/19 include optional yoga on most days. See select departures that include yoga >>
Mexico

Start Mérida / End Cancún

Yucatán Multi-Adventure Tour | Map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Start your journey in Mexico's dazzling Yucatán with a short walk and lunch at a 17th-century hacienda | Hike through a lush forest and take a refreshing dip in the sacred waters of a cenote, a deep pool surrounded by limestone bedrock | Explore serene gardens or lounge poolside at a historic private estate that has been turned into an elegant hotel and wellness retreat | Discover the Caves of Calcehtok—one of Mexico's largest cave systems | Visit the hilltop Oxkintok ruins, an off-the-beaten-path introduction to the Maya Empire | Take in a Pilates, yoga or meditation class in a jungle oasis | ¡Salud! Raise a glass during an exclusive tequila tasting. 

Day 3 Learn about the production and cultivation of henequen, an agave plant native to Mexico, known as the Green Gold of the Yucatán | Dive into the area's colonial past with a ride through quiet rural roads in Hacienda Country | Get a taste of local life in traditional towns and villages | Bike to Izamal, a former Maya pilgrimage center, known today as the Yellow City | Enjoy a traditional cooking class, learning about Mexican cuisine and Maya legends.

Day 4 Explore Chichén Itzá's wonderfully preserved ruins on a private guided sunrise tour | Pedal to the charming colonial town of Valladolid, one of Mexico's pueblos mágicos | Savor a beachfront dinner and gaze out over the Caribbean Sea and the Yucatán's Riviera Maya from our elegant hotel.

Days 5-6 Hop aboard a small boat for a snorkeling excursion in the warm waters of the Caribbean | Swim among brilliantly colored tropical fish | Take a siesta on your private terrace or stretch your legs on a peaceful stroll along a white-sand beach | Optional on-your-own activities abound: kayak, swim, paddleboard or treat yourself to a massage... scuba certified? This area is a mecca for divers! | Celebrate a sensational week in Mexico with a delicious dinner by the beach | End your journey with an all-levels yoga class.  

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $5,399 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $6,099 pp dbl occ

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The sky’s the limit! Tell us what your dream trip would be and we'll make it happen! Whether you're looking for a honeymoon trip for 2, a 30-person family reunion or a 100-person corporate trip, we can do it all. A dedicated Custom Trip Consultant will work closely with you to bring your dreams to reality. Call us at 800-462-2848 to speak with your Custom Trip Consultant or click on the button below.

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Prices

From $5,399 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,870 for sgl. occ.)

Premiere Hotels*

Chable Resort & Spa
Chablé Resort & Spa

Chocholá (2 nights)

The Lodge at Chichen Itza
Lodge at Chichén Itzá

Chichén Itzá (1 night)

* Casual Hotel
Chable Maroma
Chablé Maroma

Maroma Beach (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-3

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Yucatan

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Premiere Hotels*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Chable Resort & Spa

Chablé Resort & Spa

Chocholá (2 nights)

Refined luxury casitas with hints of traditional Maya design converge with lush gardens to create an unforgettable ambience at this Mexican oasis. (pool, spa)

The Lodge at Chichen Itza

Lodge at Chichén Itzá

Chichén Itzá (1 night)
* Casual Hotel

Adjacent to the famed archaeological park, this hotel features spacious bungalow-style rooms, three outdoor pools and a private entrance to Chichén Itzá's exquisite Maya pyramids and temples. (pool, spa)

Chable Maroma

Chablé Maroma

Maroma Beach (2 nights)

Private pools, chic nature-inspired décor and oversized palapas on a secluded beach are just a few of the charms of this beachfront oasis. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Walking/Hiking 2* 400
Other Cenote Swimming (1 Hour)
2 Walking/Hiking 1* 100 3* 400
Other Caves of Calcehtok Exploration (1.5 Hours)
3 Biking 6* 100 13* 200 20 400
Other Walking Tour of Hacienda San Jose (30 Minutes)
4 Biking 7* 200 15 600 20* 800
Other Chichén Itzá Guided Walk (2 Hours)
5 Other Boat & Snorkeling Excursion (2 Hours)
6 Other Morning Yoga (1 Hour)
 

Note:

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Terrain

Due to the Yucatán's tropical climate and infrastructure, road maintenance is a continual challenge and options for bike routes are limited. Be prepared for unexpected potholes (huecos—pronounced “waycos”) and sections of rough roads. We've chosen the best routes to travel through the region, with a combination of quieter dirt roads and more traveled paved options. 

Accommodations

This trip includes one night at The Lodge at Chichén Itzá, where guest rooms are clean and comfortable, but simpler than the typical Backroads standard. We've chosen this property because of its proximity to Chichén Itzá, which allows us to visit the site before the busy tourist hours.

Why Travel with Backroads in Yucatan

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Yucatan trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

The Best Leaders in Yucatan

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Yucatan, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

The Value of Casual Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Yucatan that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Yucatan with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Terrain

Due to the Yucatán's tropical climate and infrastructure, road maintenance is a continual challenge and options for bike routes are limited. Be prepared for unexpected potholes (huecos—pronounced “waycos”) and sections of rough roads. We've chosen the best routes to travel through the region, with a combination of quieter dirt roads and more traveled paved options. 

Accommodations

This trip includes one night at The Lodge at Chichén Itzá, where guest rooms are clean and comfortable, but simpler than the typical Backroads standard. We've chosen this property because of its proximity to Chichén Itzá, which allows us to visit the site before the busy tourist hours.
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