• Chichén Itzá

Colorful Yucatán – Small group tour

On this Mexico small group tour, you will immerse yourself in colourful Mexico and its Yucatán Peninsula. Experience the vibrant culture with a street food tour in Mérida, where you will discover the delicious flavours of the local cuisine. Explore unspoilt cenotes, go on a magical journey at the Light & Sound Show in Chichén Itza and experience the beauty of nature on a boat trip through Rio Lagartos. Other highlights include a bike tour through the pink lagoons of Las Coloradas, a workshop with the sacred Maya bees and the majestic howler monkeys in the Punta Laguna nature reserve. This trip will enchant your senses and leave you with unforgettable memories.

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Day 1
Arrival in Mérida

Once you arrive in Mérida, you will be picked up at the airport/bus station and taken to your hotel. At the appropriate time, your guide for the next few days will pick you up from your hotel to begin your small walking city tour. Mérida, is the capital of the Yucatan and is considered the gateway to the Mayan world. It is known as “the white city” because of the colour of many houses and mansions, but also because its inhabitants love to dress themselves in white. You will visit the Cathedral and the Government Palace in the historical center of the city, as well as the Paseo de Montejo with its magnificent colonial mansions that have been impeccably restored into museums and restaurants and are a reminder of Merida´s affluent past. Afterwards you will be brought back to your hotel.

If you are in another destination before the start of your trip, just let us know and we will be happy to organize a transfer to Mérida for you. 

(Included: group tour (max 12 PAX), certified english speaking private guide, transportation in air conditioned country specific vehicles)

Day 2
Mérida – San Antonio Mulix – Choco-Story Museum – Uxmal

Today you your first stop will be at San Antonio Mulix, where you will find 2 still undiscovered, quiet and idyllic cenotes which can only be reached via a bumpy and overgrown path of jungle vegetation. A must see off the beaten path secret!

Your next stop will be the visit of the archaeological site of Uxmal, which is the Yucatan’s most important archeological excavation, apart from Chichen Itza. The architecture of Uxmal is an example of that present in the Puuc region. The temples have smooth low walls which represent traditional Maya huts and many figures of the rain god Chaac.

Afterwards you visit the chocolate museum “Choco-Story”. A lot of fun is waiting for you here. You are allowed to try the delicious cocoa and learn more about the 2000 year old chocolate production. Something very special awaits you after this exciting tour, because you have the unique chance to attend a Mayan ceremony with a Mayan shaman. Afterwards we drive back to Mérida.

(Included: entrance fees, group tour (mxx 12 PAX), certified english speaking private guide, transportation in air conditioned country specific vehicles, breakfast in hotel)

Day 3
Xcambó – San Crisanto

EA day full of magical experiences and enriching encounters awaits you today. Start with a visit to the mystical archaeological site of Xcambó, on the Gulf of Mexico where the history of the ancient Mayan civilization comes to life. Here we explore the ancient ruins and let ourselves be enchanted by the magic of bygone times.

After this cultural highlight, the tour continues to San Crisanto, a tipical fisher village on the coast.

You continue and you immerse yourself deeply in the authentic life of the local Mayans and visit a local community that specializes in breeding the sacred Maya bees. In a workshop we will teach you the art of making candles from pure beeswax and allow you to design your own artistic candles.

The experience is rounded off with a delicious lunch with the village community, where you can taste traditional regional delicacies. Indulge in the aromas and flavors of Mayan cuisine and enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals. Afterwards we drive back to Mérida.

(Included: entrance fees, group tour (max 12 PAX), certified english speaking private guide, transportation in air conditioned country specific vehicles, breakfast in hotel)

Day 4
Chichén Itzá – Valladolid

Today you will discover the cuisine of the Yucatán and taste the most popular dishes on a delicious street food tour. Yucatecan cuisine is a fusion of Mexican and European flavours. Overall, the food is less spicy and is characterized by its uncommonly tender meat and varying side dishes with fresh regional fruits and vegetables. Some of the dishes are still prepared according to centuries old traditions of the ancient Maya. The fist stop is at the Lucas de Galvez market, Mérida’s largest local market. Head to the area of the market where the yucatecan food is freshly prepared. Here you can taste extraordinary fruits and vegetables, juices, tamales, empanadas or the national dish “Cochinita Pibil”, which is cooked by the Maya in underground earthen ovens. You will also visit a local seafood restaurant as well as an ice cream parlor with unique flavours. One thing is certain: your taste buds will explode on this tour.

Depending on your time, you will now make a short stop in Izamal. Visit the beautiful old Franciscan monastery here in the small colonial town, which consists mainly of yellow-painted colonial buildings. Today it is also the pilgrimage site of the Virgin of Izamal, Yucatán’s patron saint.

Afterwards you will continue to Chichen Itzá, where you will enjoy the spectacular Light & Sound Show.

Finally you will be transferred to your hotel in Valladolid.

(Included: tasting of national specialties on the market, entrance fees, group tour (max 12 PAX), certified english speaking private guide, transportation in air conditioned country specific vehicles, breakfast in hotel)

Day 5
Rio Lagartos – Las Coloradas

Today, you will head towards Rio Lagartos, a small fishing community on the coast where you can observe the multitude of sea birds and flamingoes as they take flight and begin their day. Enjoy a boat ride through the lagoon and mangroves to get a closer look at the unique flora and fauna with around 320 different species. On the tour you will also stop at a shallow area of the lagoon where you can enjoy a natural spa treatment in the mineral rich mud.

Your next adventure will be a stop at Mexico’s second largest salt factory, the so-called Coloradas, where you will go on a short bike tour. On a sunny day, the view of the pink water takes your breath away.

Then we go back to the colonial town of Valladolid. This was once an important ritual center of power for the Maya and has deep roots in its pre-hispanic cultures. Stroll the cobblestone streets, visit the former Convent of San Bernardino de Siena, stop for a refreshing dip in the Cenote Zaci which is right by the local market where you can purchase some authentic habanero hot sauce the region is famous for.

(Included: bike & accesories (helmet, gloves), boat trip, entrance fees, group tour (max 12 PAX), certified english speaking guide, transportation in air conditioned country specific vehicles, breakfast in hotel)

Day 6
Punta Laguna Spider Monkey Nature Reserve – Cobá

Today is dedicated to the Mayans and nature. After breakfast you will be picked up at the hotel and taken to the Punta Laguna nature reserve Otoch Ma’ax Yetel Kooh (House of the Spider Monkey and Panther) Nature Reserve is 58 km from Valladolid. This reserve is known for its large population of spider monkeys and a smaller group of howler monkeys. Upon arrival we begin a pleasant walk into the jungle. A local guide will help us find monkeys. With a bit of luck we will see many spider monkeys.

Afterwards you will visit the archaeological site of Cobá, which is located in the dense rainforest away from civilization and filled with birdcalls, cicada amd iguanas. It still maintains the unique flora and fauna of the yucatecan jungle. Enjoy a leisurely hike through the jungle while learning all about the interesting history of the site. At the end of the tour we definitely recommend climbing to the top of the highest pyramid Nohoch Mul. The view over the jungle canopy is worth all of your effort.


Now it´s time to say “Adiós” to this beautiful, colourful and friendly country with its welcoming people. We hope you had a wonderful trip and we look forward to welcoming you back!

You will be taken to the airport where you will begin your connecting stay or your journey home.

We would be happy to plan your extension stay together with you. Please contact us about this.

(Included: entrance fees, group tour (max 12 PAX), certified english speaking private guide, transportation in air conditioned country specific vehicles)


Travel route


Diese Mexiko Gruppenreise beinhaltet:
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Accommodation in double room with bath or shower/WC
  • All transfers to and from the airport or bus station
  • Meals according to itinerary
  • Transfers and tours in air-conditioned vehicles typical for the country
  • Entire round trip in a group (2 – 12 persons) with certified English speaking tour guide
  • All entrance fees according to the program
  • Tips for housekeeping staff and porters
  • Park and highway fees
  • Local taxes


This Mexico group tour does NOT include:
  • Personal expenses and extras in the hotels
  • Taxis and transfers NOT mentioned above
  • National flights
  • Additional meals and beverages
  • Voluntary tips for guides and drivers
  • Travel and medical insurance


General information

 General information:
  • Prices valid from a minimum number of participants of 2 people.
  • All prices are subject to availability and changes due to the service providers until a formal booking is confirmed.
  • All of the hotels will be booked in a country specific category which does not always correspond to the international standard. Please note that there is no official hotel certification system in Mexico.
  • Hotel selection is subject to availability.
  • If the aforementioned accommodations are fully booked or over booked, Buenos Dias Mexico reserves the right to replace them with equivalent hotels.
  • In the state of Quintana Roo, there is an ecological sanitation tax that needs to be paid directly to the hotel. The charge is approximately 1-25 USD per room/night and hotel and must be paid upon check-in. In some hotels there may also be Resort Fees which can vary without warning and must be paid directly to the hotel.
  • In the case of unforeseen exchange rate fluctuations of more than 5% or Government price increases (entrance fees, tolls or gasoline), there will be a supplemental charge to compensate for these differences.
  • We reserve the right to make any amendments to the itinerary as long as the amendments are not essential to the rest of the tour.
  • In the event of natural disasters, road blocks or political unrest we reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary, but of course trying to find and equivalent replacement to the original activities.
  • High Season Travelling (Christmas / New Year’s and Easter holidays): Travelling in Mexico during high seasons presents some exceptional conditions. This means that there may be delays, overbookings and longer waiting times at museums or archaeological sites. We try our best to assure that all services are carried out as confirmed but especially in the states of Chiapas and Yucatan small groups can sometimes convert to larger groups. We kindly ask you for your understanding.
    In the state of Quintana Roo, all tourists are currently taxed at MXN 224 (approximately $ 11). These taxes must be paid by all foreign visitors (including children aged 4 and over) traveling through Quintana Roo when departing from Cancun (CUN Airport). It is irrelevant whether you have stayed in Quintana Roo or are just passing through; Departure from Cancun Airport (CUN) alone obliges payment. At present, a previous stay in Quintana Roo is not controlled when departing from another state. When leaving the country by land, there are currently no controls either. The tax can be paid directly at the airport, but waiting times must of course be expected. Alternatively, it can also be paid online before or during your stay in Mexico on the official VISITAX website of the government with the ending “gob.mx”: https://www.visitax.gob.mx/sitio/ Beware: There are currently at least two other websites that look professional and trustworthy, but are run by private companies and have no government affiliation. These require a service fee in addition to the USD 11, so that you sometimes pay USD 38 there.


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