Pre-Holiday Mexico Escape: Mayan Ruins & Beach


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Join us on a short pre-holiday time away to recharge and rejuvenate yourself~! We will explore the hippest city of all Yucatan Peninsula- Playa Del Carmen. Sitting coolly on the lee side of the island Cozumel, Playa del Carmen has an European chic to it with charming restaurant, bars, and cafes along with gorgeous beaches. Enjoy a sunset catamaran sailing, a snorkeling trip to Tulum ruins and take a journey to see one of the must-see Mayan Ruins- Chichen Itza!

Round-trip international flight
Round-trip airport transfer
3 nights Deluxe Oceanfront Condos (details at bottom of itinerary)
Tulum Ruins, beach, cenote snorkeling day trip
Sunset Catamaran sailing
Beach access to Indigo Beach Club

Base Price: $1595/$1295 (Land Only)

Price based on double occupancy. Single supplement $225

Questions? Contact Circle the World:

Thursday, December 6: Arrive & Sunset Catamaran
Depart from NYC either in the AM and arrive in late morning/early afternoon. Upon arrival at Cancun international airport, we will transfer to our condos in Playa Del Carmen.

In the late afternoon/early evening we will start our 2hr sunset catamaran tour. We'll board a luxurious catamaran, enjoy a wonderful sunset tour, and sail on the Riviera Maya feeling the afternoon sun and the cool breeze on your face. Sit on deck and relax as we cruise on the beautiful waters of the Caribbean Sea of Playa del Carmen. Relax and enjoy the sun show as we are served refreshing drinks and delicious food included.

Friday, December 7: Snorkeling, Cenote, & Tulum Tour
Our day will start very early, as we get picked up at our condos with an air conditioned van and certified tour guide for the day. There's simply no other place on the Mayan Riviera coast like the ruins of Tulum. Only an hour from Playa del Carmen, undoubtedly has one of the most breathtaking settings of any city past or present. The only significant large scale Mayan ruin on the coast, it is perched on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea. After the visit to Tulum, you will be able to cool off at the next stop-Gran Cenote. This area is unique for its cenotes, which basically are water filled sinkholes doubling as entrances to cave systems. This particular cenote is highly decorated with stalactites and stalagmites, both above and beneath the surface. The water is cool and clear as air. Snorkeling in this natural wonder will give you an unforgettable memory that can only be experienced first hand.

Our next stop is a particular stretch of beach that is absolutely stunning. The beach of Tulum is voted by CondeNast as one of the top-10 beaches in the world. We'll access the beach close to the entrance of the biosphere Sian Ka'an, where there's hardly any people, just a long white paradise beach. We'll set up lunch here, eat, swim in the ocean, have a couple of beers, lay in a hammock, chill or go for a stroll.

On our way back, we'll stop a great little cenote where we'll see some fish, great examples of fossils and jump off a cliff into the water (optional). Float, swim, jump, snorkel or chill-your choice.

Saturday, December 8: Open Day
Top Choices: Chichen Itza, Cozumel, or R&R Beach
Enjoy today any way you'd like-there are so many ways to find fun in the sun! If you want to explore Cozumel, the 45min ferry run every hour and costs about $28 for a round-trip. Cozumel is Mexico's third largest island and is world renowned for its diving, having the second largest reef. Soak up the sun at one of the many beaches on the island or sign up for an excursion on or off shore.

Chichen Itza is by far the most popular Mexican Mayan ruin in the Yucatan Peninsula and is know around the world. It is so popular because the main pyramid is so well preserved and the site is so large.
This would be a full day tour, with a 2.5hr drive each way-but completely worth it~!

Other optional activities on Playa del Carmen:
Day trip to Chichen Itza, beach horseback riding, deep sea fishing, zip-lining, kayaking, ATV, diving, dolphin swims, jet skiing, monkey sanctuary, kite boarding lessons, and more!

Sunday, December 9: Departure Home
Enjoy a relaxing morning on the beach or condo poolside. In the early afternoon we will transfer to the airport for our international flight departing in the early afternoon, arriving in NYC in the evening.

Deluxe Oceanfront Beach Condos:
Each condo will have 2-3 bedrooms accommodating 3-4 people.
2-3 bathrooms, living/dining room, full kitchen, and balcony.

Everyone will get complimentary beach access to Indigo Beach Club (one of Playa's most sophisticated beach clubs), full use of beach umbrellas, palapas, comfy lounge chairs, beach beds, and towel service. We will also get complimentary access to the GYM which is designed and operated by the original founder of the world famous Equinox. All classes are complementary, including yoga on the beach in the morning.

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