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Mexico - Yucatán Experience

Tequila, tacos, sombreros, cenotes, fiestas & Cervezas, amigo. If you know all those words, and like all of these things, then you need to do this trip. If you don’t know all these words, you definitely need to do this trip. This 10-day loop of Mexico’s Yucutan peninsula, like our other trips in some of the worlds most spectacular destinations, gets the balance just right for young, fun, adventurous travellers like you. The beautiful Caribbean coastline, awe-inspiring fresh water Cenotes, 7 colour lagoons, the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, la fiesta in Merida and plenty of beach-side parties in Cancun and Tulum.

What's Included

Airport Pickup
(Up to two days before tour)

Travel Ninja
Your Guide! Like travelling with your best mates and one of them happens to know where they're going!

Transport
All Transport Included Private Van Transfer Speedboat Transfer

Accommodation
10 Nights Accommodation Dorms & Twin Share

Activities
Isla Holbox Chichen Itza Guided Tour 7 Colour Lagoon - Bacalar Tulum Ruins
TruFlexibility
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Low Deposit
Stupidly low deposits so you won't have to raid the piggy bank to lock in your trip.
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Free date changes
In case shit happens and you can't make it.
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Payment Plans
Have something to look forward to & pay us when you can.
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Unrivalled Support
The best 1 on 1 support before, during and after your trip.
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Lifetime Deposits
Never lose out. Your deposit is good for life, even if plans change.
Bucket List
Chichen Itza
Tulum
Tequila Tasting

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11
Day 1

Airport Pick Up

When you think of Cancun, you might think spring break students running wild. Well, there is that, but if that’s not your scene then just avoid that time of year, easy peasy! Regardless of what floats your boat, Cancun is a party paradise set against a backdrop of turquoise, Caribbean ocean and white sand beaches. It’s also where we start this trip because it’s near the airport and Cancun is as good a place as any to ease into the trip! When you arrive at the airport, our TruNinja (a cooler way of saying tour guide) will be there to take you to the hotel. Let’s get this show on the road! It’s time for our welcome dinner where you can get to know your new travel friends aka TruFam, over dinner and a few Cervezas (that’s beers for you uncultured swines) by the pool or on the beach. Salut!

Cancún
Airport Pick Up
Light Snacks
Birds eye view of cancun, Mexico - sea with tall buildings on land
Bars in cancun
Day 2

Isla Holbox

After a long flight and a night on the town getting to know your group a bit better, you probably could do with a bit of R&R, and we couldn’t think of anywhere better than the Island of Holbox for that. A real piece of paradise, seriously beautiful beaches, no cars, loads of funky beach bars with live music and zero stress or troubles insight. Isla Holbox is home to tropical marine life, so make sure you jump in and explore! Although, if you fancy something a little more chill then how do sea hammocks sound? Dreamy right, we told you it was paradise! If you need us, you’ll find us in the hammocks! Just hanging out, ya know (see what we did there). Spend your day relaxing and chillaxing getting ready for the next day as our Yucatan adventure continues tomorrow!

Holbox Island
Transfer to Holbox, Beach Day
1 x Lunch
colourful sea hammocks, hut in distance and blue sky
Beach, with sunbeds and sign saying beach bar food and drinks
Day 3

Three Island Boat Trip

Enjoy a lie-in before we jump onto a private boat to explore 3 UNREAL locations, just you wait. First up is bird island, which is home to many beautiful birds that you will only find here! Next up is ‘’Eye Of The Water’’ cenote, a large natural pool with freshwater springs in the middle of mangroves, sounds like something straight out of a movie but it’s real! The bright turquoise pool is located just a few metres away from the sea, so make sure your cameras are all charged as you won’t want to miss this very rare sight! Last but definitely not least, we’re off to Passion Island which is home to flocks of PINK FLAMINGOS! This is truly an amazing experience, to be able to see these wonderful birds in their natural habitat! And hey, now is a good time for us to remind you to be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons, TruFam! Next, it’s time to hop back onto our boat, enjoy a few beers if you fancy it (or drink of choice, you do you boo) and hopefully catch a stunning sunset! And if we’re even luckier we might see the bioluminescence in the ocean after dark, some immaculate vibes, let us tell you!

Holbox
Boat Trip To Bird Island, Eye Of The Water & Passion Island
1x Lunch
Day 4

Mayan site of Chichen Itza

Today is the day! We are off to one of the seven wonders of the world, The Mayan Site of Chichen Itza, a must-see when in Mexico (duh!). We will leave Holbox early to set off to the wondrous monument! Once we arrive, we’ll have a guided tour to learn about the fascinating history of the site and of the Mayan civilisation. Trust us, you won’t forget this moment! After marvelling at the site and ticking it off our bucket list, one of the seven wonders done, it’s time to head to Cenote Ik Kil. Have a dip in the stunning turquoise water, go on, you know you want to, you are at one of Yucatan’s most incredible natural swimming pools after all! Once we’ve had an afternoon splashing about, floating on our backs and looking up to an unreal view, or just chilling and admiring the Cenote, it’s, unfortunately, time to leave. Sigh. But fear not, more good times are pending as we head off to Merida and arrive in the early evening. We’ll go on an orientation walk around the city to see all the spectacular sights. Welcome to Merida!

Merida
Chichen Itza Guided Tour, Cenote Ik Kil, Merida orientation walk
1x Lunch & Drinks
Day 5

Three Cenote Tour & Tequila Tasting

Today we venture slightly outside of Merida, and we will be cycling between three stunning cenotes, with a spot of lunch along the way of course! After we’ve spent our day chilling and swimming in the Cenotes, we’ll head back to Merida to chill out for a few hours, before it’s time to get ready for our evening! Cycling shoes off, dancing shoes ON! Prepare to get those taste buds tingling as we head out to sample some delicious local food, or what we like to call, the ultimate Mexican feast! Tacos & burritos galore! So you are in Mexico (which you already know) but you can’t come to Mexico and not go tequila tasting. Which is why our next activity for the evening is just that! Well, it’s tequila and mescal tasting to be exact. Tequila is also the national liquor of Mexico! You know what they say when life gives you lemons.. Shot tequila! After we’re all tequila’d out, it’s time to put our salsa dancing skills to the test at one of the many bars with live music Merida has to offer. Told you we would need our dancing shoes!

Merida
3 Cenote Tour with Bicycles & Tequila Tasting
man jumping into cenote - limestone freshwater pool
Day 6

Travel to Bacalar

Rise and shine! This morning we wave goodbye to Merida and set off to Bacalar, arriving in the early afternoon. This afternoon we’ll head to Bacalar Lagoon (which has the clearest blue water might we add!). Spend your time here either just chilling and lounging on the sand, taking a kayak/paddleboard out for a little exploring, or just taking a nice refreshing dip. Whatever you fancy! In the evening we’ll find a lovely spot by the water to watch the sunset *cue oooh’s and aaah’s* with a few beers (optional of course). 10/10 end to the day we’d say!

Bacalar
Transfer to Bacalar
Day 7

7 Colour Lagoon

We know what your thinking, we must really love lagoons because YES we are off to another one, but this time it’s the 7 colour lagoon! And it is totally worth it. Why it is 7 colours or how is it 7 colours you ask? Well, we’re no scientist’s, but we do know that it’s because the clear waters and white sandy bottom of the lagoon cause different shades of turquoise, blue and deep indigo to appear. But we can just pretend it’s magic because you’ve got to see it to believe just how amazing it is. Throughout the day we’ll stop at several places along the way to cool off, get those photos for the ‘gram and of course, we can’t be going hungry, so we’ll stop off for some lunch as well! What an epic week so far!

Bacalar
7 Colour Lagoon Boat Trip
7 colour lagoon in mexico with swing in water
Day 8

Travel to Tulum

Did someone say trendy beachside town? Hell yeah, we did! We are off to Tulum today, where we can spend the afternoon exploring the town and seeing what this funky beachside town has to offer or simply relax on the white sandy beaches. Vamos A La Playa! Once we’ve had our beach fix, it’s time to head into own for tonight’s dinner and drinks with the rest of the TruFam, cheeeers!

Tulum
Transfer to Tulum
beach beds on beach with palm trees and the sea in the distance
Day 9

Tulum Ancient Ruins

In the morning, we head to Tulum archaeological site in the Riviera Maya to explore the ancient Mayan ruins. Sounds like a mesmerising sight to see anyway right? Well, now imagine the brightest of blue ocean and white sandy beach as a backdrop, it’s tru-ly one of a kind so make sure those cameras are all charged up and ready to go! Wait till the ‘gram hears about that *wink wink*. After marvelling at this spectacular view, we head down to the beach to take a refreshing dip as it looks extremely inviting, and enjoy a cocktail (or two, or three, you decide) at one of the groovy lil’ beach lounges. This is the life.

Tulum
Tulum Ruins & Beach
view of beach bar - Mexico
Day 10

Playa Del Carmen

Ok, so we have a thing for stunning lagoons, but we also have a thing for amazing beaches (if you didn’t figure that out already) and that’s why we are off to Playa Del Carmen, which is a popular resort town by the beach! You can spend your time here doing some shopping for souvenirs or just to treat yourself (you deserve it), or relax on the beach and top up that tan to fulfil that summer glow we all dream about. The choice is yours! All good things must come to an end, which means it’s time for our farewell dinner and drinks in this lively, exciting town. Let’s make this a night to remember or not to remember depending on how many tequila sunrises you have but we don’t judge!

Playa Del Carmen
Transfer to Playa Del Carmen
Hammock on beach with blue sea and sky behind
Day 11

Chilled Check Out

Time really does fly when you’re having fun. How is it day 11 already? Well, we aren’t so sure either, but we know it’s been one heck of a trip, with memories and friends made for a lifetime. We’re sad to see you go, but that just means you’ll have to come back again soon! If your adventure doesn’t stop there, our TruNinjas will be happy to help with any onward travel but if it’s homebound then don’t be a stranger! Stay epic, TruFam, it’s been a dream!

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Playa Del Carmen
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Trips Departure Dates

FAQS

Where does the trip start & finish?

The trips start's in Cancún and finishes in Playa Del Carmen.

What airport do I need to fly into?

You will need to fly into Cancún International Airport (CUN).

What is the closest airport to the end destination?

Cancún International Airport (CUN).

How do I get back to the start destination and how much does it cost?

Takes approximately 1 hour via taxi & costs around £65.

What kind of accommodation is included on this trip?

Twin bedroom accommodation.

How much is a pre-night accommodation?

Pre-night accommodation is £65 per night.

What is the currency?

The currency used in Mexico is Mexican Peso.

What visa do I need for Mexico?

You don't need a visa to enter Mexico but you’ll need to complete an immigration form and have this with you when you enter and leave Mexico.

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