Mini Yucatan 3
Day 1: Cancun/Riviera Maya – Caverns – Tulum – Coba – Chetumal
Departure from Cancun. Swimming in the unique stalactite caverns or cenotes, the “eyes of the earth”, fantastic place for diving or snorkeling. Visit to the ancient Mayan city-harbour of Tulum. Coba is the ancient city, drown in the subtropical jungle. Bicycle city tour. Arrival to Chetumal, the city of pirates.
Day 2:Chetumal – Kohunlich and Chicanna – Palenque
Journey by the ancient rout of Rio Beck, visit to the virgin archeological sites of Kohunlich and Chicanna. Arrival to Palenque.
Day 3: Palenque – Campeche
Visit to the archeological center of Palenque, one of the most magnificent places of Mayan civilization. This City-Gallery contains the stone portraits of the priests and of the emperor Pakal II, as well as a dynasty chronicle, the temple of the Sun and the Cross, “spaceman” image on the wall of the Emperor Pakal sarcophagus etc. This city- mystery is drowning in lianas of the tall jungles of Chiapas. Arrival to Campeche. The city retains many of the old colonial Spanish city walls and fortifications which protected the city from pirates and buccaneers. The state of preservation and quality of its architecture earned it the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. The City tour of Campeche.
Day 4: Campeche – Chichen Itza – Cenote – Cancun/Riviera Maya
At morning departure from Campeche to Chichen-Itza, a NEW WORLD WONDER, a representative of Mayan – Tolteque culture. The magicians, scientists, and the ball players – only the selected ones were able to access to this special landscape of the white stone and of the “eyes” of the earth – the underground lakes. Temples, which are considered as belonging to the classical and post-classical periods did not arrive to see Spanish as were abounded by its population because of unknown reasons. Arch-astronomy was born in one of such cities. Philosophy and history as one. View the Pyramid of Kukulkan, “the feathered serpent”, of the ball games field, of the observatory etc. Then there is swimming in the cenote of Ik-Kil, “a place where the wind is being born”, and the Yucatan most beautiful karsts lake.