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Mexico's Yucatán Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids

Walk/Hike
Bike
Snorkel
Stand-Up Paddleboard
Kayak

Jungles, Beaches & Ancient Maya Pyramids

From $5,198 - $6,648 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,750 to $2,340 for sgl. occ.)

Experience an exciting family adventure in Mexico's Yucatán, from ancient pyramids to la playa. Discover remnants of the Maya kingdom on a visit to Chichén Itzá, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Then explore a brilliant underwater empire with a mask and snorkel in the warm Caribbean Sea. Bike and hike jungle trails, play on white-sand beaches and take a siesta at exquisite hotel hideaways. This family vacation rules.

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Start Mérida / End Cancún

Mexico Yucatán Family Multi-Adventure Tour Map

Highlights

  • Celebrate Maya history, Mexican traditions and a vibrant modern culture on the endlessly interesting and beautiful Yucatán Peninsula
  • Adventure with your family through 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)
  • Bask in the dazzling colors of the region, the incredible flavors of its cuisine, the welcoming people and the warm sun on the Maya Riviera
Mexico

Start Mérida / End Cancún

Mexico Yucatán Family Multi-Adventure Tour Map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Start your journey in Mexico's dazzling Yucatán with lunch at a historic hacienda and a jungle hike | Make a splash with a refreshing dip in a cenote, a deep pool surrounded by limestone bedrock | Kids play while adults lounge or stroll through the serene gardens at our luxurious hotel and wellness retreat | Explore one of Mexico's largest cave systems on a visit to the Caves of Calcehtok | Bike quiet routes through the Yucatán countryside to the hilltop Oxkintok ruins, an off-the-beaten-path introduction to the Maya Empire | Kids enjoy a special dinner just for them while grown-ups take part in an exclusive tequila tasting. ¡Salud!

Day 3 Learn about the area's colonial past with a ride through the peaceful landscape of Hacienda Country | Taste fresh fruit and local treats at a mercado in authentic towns and villages | Admire the golden hues of the buildings in Izamal, known as the Yellow City, after a ride to this former Maya pilgrimage center | Catch your first glimpse of the impressive archaeological ruins at Chichén Itzá | Enjoy a fun-filled 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 family dinner as the Caribbean Sea plays the soundtrack from our elegant hotel on Yucatán's Riviera Maya.

Days 5-6 Grab a mask and snorkel and discover an underwater paradise on a small boat and snorkeling excursion | Swim among brilliantly colored tropical fish | Adults take a siesta or a peaceful stroll along a white-sand beach while kids engage in a playful game of Beach Olympics | Kayak, swim, paddleboard or treat yourself to a massage | Celebrate a sensational week in Mexico with dinner by the beach | End your family's Mexican journey with an oceanfront 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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2019 February

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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 of 8 or more. 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.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $5,198 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $5,698 pp dbl occ
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 $5,198 - $6,648 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,750 to $2,340 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

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

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

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 Biking 9* 100 14* 400 32 1000
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 Walking/Hiking 3 200 5 600
Other Chichén Itzá Guided Walk (2 Hours)
5 Other Boat & Snorkeling Excursion (3 Hours)
Kids Beach Olympics (1 Hour)
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)

Custom Kids Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On all Backroads Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bicycles for the younger set. They say good things come in small packages; when it comes to bikes for kids of all ages, Backroads is the expert.

Custom Kids Bikes

Custom Kids Bikes (Included)

Burley Kazoo trailer bike (Included in your trip price)

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who may be comfortable pedaling around the neighborhood but aren't yet ready for bike touring.

Burley Kazoo trailer bike

Burley Cub trailer (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

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.

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.

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.

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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Mexico Yucatan Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Mexico Yucatan Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Mexico Yucatan Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Mexico Yucatan Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Mexico Yucatan Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Mexico Yucatan Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Mexico Yucatan Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids
Mexico Yucatan Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Teens & Kids

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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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