Overnight experience 3:00 pm-3:00 pm
An exclusive 24-hour experience that combines nature, culture, spirit, delicious food, and first-class comforts. Your experience includes an early morning VIP entrance into the world-famous Chichén Itzá. Plus, an overnight stay at the gorgeous and sustainable Hacienda Chichén. You can also expect unparalleled bird watching, an abundance of flora and fauna discovery, a refreshing swim in a private cenote, and finally, a visit to a modern-day Maya community and a traditional meal with a local family.
Your transportation will depart Mérida at 3:00 pm and arrive at your hotel in Chichén Itzá by 5:00 pm. After you settle in, you can choose to join us for a tour of the hacienda and grand gardens or book a treatment in the award-winning spa (at an extra cost). Next, prepare to delight in a unique culinary experience that combines Mayan flavors, Yucatecan dishes, and locally grown organic ingredients! After dinner, you can retire to your room for a night of good sleep in anticipation of your early morning rise.
You will wake with the sun and meet your local Chichén Itzá archaeological guide at 6:00 am at the private entrance through your hotel into the 8th World Wonder. After enjoying this rare opportunity to wander the world famous Chichén Itzá before the crowds arrive, you will continue on your adventures to a private, breathtaking cenote for a refreshing, welcomed swim and a moment to sit still with nature.
The nature dense area makes the drive brilliant for bird watching and flora observation. Finally, you will arrive at the Maya community just south of Chichén Itzá for a tour and to share lunch with a local modern-day Maya family.
Included: • comfortable transportation • nationally certified and multi-lingual guides • organic coffee/tea • purified water / reusable bottles • healthy snacks (tropical fruits, nuts, locally made bread- vegan and gluten-free upon request) • 1 organic gourmet dinner • 1 breakfast on the go • 1 lunch with a local Maya family • 1-night stay at a gorgeous boutique hotel with a private entrance into Chichén Itza • 1 VIP early entry ticket for Chichén Itza • all other activity tickets • a donation to mangrove reforestation program to offset some of the carbon that we produced on our adventures • access to all necessary outdoor equipment, i.e., high-quality binoculars, dry bag, snorkel gear, life jackets, headlamps
What to know: You will depart Mérida at 3:00 pm on day one, and you will return to Mérida by 3:00 pm the following afternoon. Depending on the weather and the habits of wildlife, logistics may be adjusted slightly. The weather can be very humid, and the sun is powerful. Mosquitoes are a possibility. Wear lightweight, long sleeves/pants for ultimate protection. Water shoes with a good tread are best for uneven terrains and water activities. The price of your hotel room is based on double occupancy.
What to bring: reusable water bottle, swimsuit, two changes of dry clothing, casual dinner wear, towel, comfortable walking waterproof shoes, hat, non-toxic insect repellent, bio-degradable sun protection, camera, personal outdoor equipment
Cancellation: Cancel before 24 hours for a full refund. Less than 24 hours pay 50% to cover third parties.
Guarantee: If you are not 100% happy at the end of your excursion, please allow us to redeem ourselves and take you on our next available tour. Free of charge.
USD $707 PP (16% IVA included)