Tulum, Merida & Riviera Maya: A Relaxing Beach Break in Mexico

Mexico. A place where it is just as easy to spend a morning amid temples and ancient civilisations as it is an afternoon amid beaches and palm trees. Mexico is a country full of contrasts and complements where you can start the day unlocking the secrets of the Aztecs and end it with a soothing massage. Bringing this all together in one luxurious package, spend a fortnight getting to know Mexico from all angles on this luxurious getaway.

Culture Beneath the Sun

On your first day, you’ll arrive in Cancun before heading straight over to the beachside oasis that is the uber-luxe Be Tulum boutique hotel. Here, you’ll be just steps away from the ocean as you spend your days topping up your tan and sipping on sundowners. But there are plenty of cultural highlights to see too. If it’s ancient ruins you’re interested in, we’ll set you up with a private tour of the Tulum and Sian Kaán monuments. The first is considered to be one of the most beautiful Mayan sites, whilst the second is a sublime area of natural beauty, home to thousands of species of flora and fauna.

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Chichen Itza Away from the Crowds

After a few lazy days on the beach, set your alarm for an early start as a private guide takes you to the Mayan ruins of Chichén-Itzá. This series of pyramids and hand-built structures is the most famous on the Yucatán peninsula, however, your guide will whisk you past the queue on a personal tour away from the masses. See the famous El Castillo del Serpiente Emplumado and learn more about the nearby Cenote Sagrado and its history of human sacrifice. Once your day is over, we’ll take you west, to the tip of Yucatán and the city of Merida.

Urban Exploration in Merida

Spend the night at your urban retreat, the tranquil Casa Lecanda, before you’re up the next day for a historical tour of the colonial city. On this brief but vibrant trip, you’ll be treated to sights including the main zocalo, the museum of Canton Palace and the Monumento a la Patria; the Monument to the Fatherland. You’ll have the next few days to explore the area at your own pace, dining and checking out the remainder of the city’s heritage sites, before heading back to the beach.

Lazy Days on Riviera Maya

Before you wind down at Belmond Maroma Resort, stop off in the ‘Yellow City’ of Izamal seeing the brightly colored buildings that give the city its name. Once you arrive at the hotel, find yourself poised between jungle and beach, an outstanding location with a sparkling coral reef just off-shore. It’s five nights of sun, sea and palm-studded beaches to round off your vacation before you head home considerably more tanned, and with a much better appreciation of Mexican culture and history.

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