Riviera Maya & Yucatan Boutique Hotel Hideaways


8D/7N Starting at $4595 per person

Perfect for solo travelers or couples looking to truly enjoy the beauty of the Riviera Maya and Yucatan Peninsula, this itinerary offers unique and quaint accommodations to escape from the commercialization of tourism and lend to a more authentic and local experience. During this 8 day itinerary, travelers will also beat the crowds and groups by visiting various archaeological sites, beaches, cenotes, and natural parks with a private guide during non-peak hours.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Boutique Hotels – Get to know Be Tulum, Cacao, Hacienda Chichen, Coqui Coqui Valladolid, Casa Lecanda, Rosas y Xocolate, and Hacienda Xcanatun
  • Mayan Ruins – Locally guided visits to the amazing archeological sites of Tulum, Coba, and Chichen Itza
  • Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve – Explore this pristine reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Lost World Adventures itineraries can be tailor-made according to your plans and preferences: budget, hotel selections, travel dates, optional excursions, length of trip, etc.

Day 1 : Arrive Cancun - Private Transfer to Tulum

Today you will be met at the Cancun airport and privately transferred to your boutique hotel in Tulum and your home for the following 3 nights. At arrival immerse yourself in a blend of luxury and nature, in an unparalleled hideaway surrounded by a tropical forest and the ocean.  Your suite features a welcome romantic room adornment, daily American breakfast (special service at your room if honeymooners) and a relaxing private pool on the ground floor (or a jacuzzi on the second floor).

At night, you will enjoy a special dinner on the beach, where we have confirmed reservations for a three course meal.

Overnight Be Tulum - Arena Suite, breakfast included. 

Day 2 : Tulum & Akumal

Start your day with a privately guided visit to the world-famous site of Tulum, considered to be one of the most beautiful Mayan archaeological sites, and the only Mayan al site to be in use at the time of the Spanish conquest, Tulum, means wall in Mayan. This beautiful site sits on 15-meter high cliffs above the sea.

Once you have visit the site you will continue on to a well deserved lunch (not included) before we head to Akumal where you will be snorkeling into the turquoise Caribbean sea (weather and sea conditions permitting) and have the chance to see wild turtles in their natural environment. You will have some free time at the beach before returning to your hotel.

Overnight Be Tulum - Arena Suite, breakfast included. 

Day 3 : Private Tour to Sian Ka’an

Today you will visit the fascinating Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve, where you will be led on a tour of the mangroves and wet-lands that constitute one of Mexico’s most extensive and important protected areas by the local Maya community that lives there. Explore the marine wilderness of the mangroves and estuaries harbored within the largest protected area in Mexico on board your private boat and you optionally enjoy a time for snorkeling. Watching the vast blue sky go by and the unique roots of the Mangroves, you will gain a greater appreciation for this sacred site, Sian Ka’an Where the Sky is Born in Maya language.

After the excursion, head back to the hotel to freshen up and then it’s a dinner night on the town. You will meet your private transportation  (3:00hrs service)  to Playa del Carmen to enjoy a suggested dinner and/or drinks at Nibs restaurant in the Cacao Boutique Hotel, a smooth new flavor in Playa del Carmen that combines high-end design touches with  a bohemian touch and a slight Morocco-in-the-70’s vibe.

Overnight Be Tulum - Arena Suite, breakfast included. 

Day 4 : Private Tour to Coba & Cenote to Chichen Itza

Early today  meet your guide for a private transfer and  guided excursion to Coba, The Mayas built many intriguing cities in the Yucatán, but few grander than Cobá. Much of the site remains unexcavated.

After the tour you will enjoy time to swim and relax in one the most important and beautiful Mayan cenotes of the area. From here we start on our journey to Chichen Itza and at night settle into the quaint Hacienda Chichen Resort & Yaxkin Spa. This lovely hotel is dedicated to sustainable tourism which has helped the Hacienda Chichen become Yucatan’s best eco-cultural sanctuary and Mayan Spa Retreat, supporting the Maya living culture and people, while offering its guests exquisite Yucatan’s best green hotel accommodations, unique personal experiences, eco-vision hotel practices and Mayan cultural traditions

Overnight Hacienda Chichen, breakfast included. 

Day 5 : Chichen Itza & Valladolid

An early start allows for you to visit Chichen Itza before the groups arrive from Cancun. In its time, this amazing place was one of the largest cities with the most diverse population in the Maya world, a factor that could have contributed to the variety of architectural styles at the site. Your Journey Mexico guide will introduce you to the daily life’s of the Mayans, the history of the over 1,500 year old pyramids and the significance of the name Chichén Itzá.

Next, we head to Valladolid for lunch (not included), Valladolid was the  first capital city of the Yucatan, today a bustling Mayan city with a special colonial flavour. Here, you will be welcomed at the Coqui Coqui Boutique Hotel, to visit the Coqui Coqui Perfumery, a place that was born and inspired by the charm of the Yucatan Peninsula and it’s tropical aromas. The Perfumery collection and offers the locally produced selection of handcrafts.

At night we arrive in Merida where you can settle into your small luxury boutique hotel, Casa Lecanda, located in the historical center. This special property was built in a completely restored traditional Yucatecan home and was designed to retain the original Meridian style with points of European luxury so prevalent in the golden age of Merida’s Sisal barons.

Overnight Casa Lecanda - Patio Room, breakfast included. 

Day 6 : Private Tour to Celestun & Merida

You will be picked up at 8:00 AM in the hotel lobby for a private tour of wonderful wildlife sanctuary, Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve, an enticing spot for all naturalists, there are more than 200 species of birds to be seen here. Celestun is home to one of the largest migratory flamingo populations in the world. Enjoy a boat ride thru the river admiring wonders of nature, beautiful flamingo colonies, and fresh water springs.

After free time for lunch you will head back to Merida for a city tour  and learn about this historic and thriving Yucatan city, including the colonial architecture, churches and monuments ending with a short horse-drawn carriage ride.

Enjoy rest of evening at leisure, suggested dinner is at the award-winning Casa de Piedra restaurant located at the boutique hotel Hacienda Xcanatun a 18th-century treasure that preserves its heritage and pampers guests with modern indulgences offering a gourmet fuse of European techniques with Caribbean and Yucatecan ingredients.

Overnight Casa Lecanda - Patio Room, breakfast included. 

Day 7 : Spa Day at Rosas y Xocolate

This evening, after a day at leisure in Merida, you will meet your driver in the hotel lobby for a private transfer to the beautiful spa at Rosas & Xocolate, for you to enjoy their signature spa treatment  “Xocolate Experience”. This is a 3-stage treatment based on chocolate and cacao oils and an unforgettable dessert for the soul!

After your spa treatment and before heading back to your hotel we suggest dinner or a cocktail at the Sky Moon Lounge at Rosas & Xocolate (meals or beverages not included). The atmosphere of the restaurant is imbued with the predominant style that identifies Rosas & Xocolate, get immersed in the ample spaces that offers the possibility to move about several amazing environments, all in the same place and only a few steps apart.

You can enjoy the gastronomic fusion authored by the innovative chef in the space of your selection, either in the open sky Moon Lounge, in the exterior or interior terraces with water gardens, in a contemporary bistro with its play of light and shadows.

Overnight Casa Lecanda - Patio Room, breakfast included. 

Day 8 : Departure

Today you will be picked up at your hotel for a private transfer to airport.

Price from $4,595.00 per person, based on double occupancy
Days 8
Nights 7
Includes:

3 nights Be Tulum (or similar), breakfast included

1 night Hacienda Chichen (or similar), breakfast included

3 nights Casa Lecanda (or similar), breakfast included

Private guided excursions per itinerary

Airport transfer and ground transportation

Excludes:

International airfare

Personal expenses

Tips to guide and drivers

"Awesome!"

The company had great ideas about where to go and did everything for us (as we were busy enough planning our wedding). It was seamless. They were accommodating to ideas we had while also not being afraid to recommend things we hadn't thought of.

 

- Daniel H, Sep 2012

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