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Tour Yucatán: Join us for 5 exciting days full of natural beauty and archaeology

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Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway. Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
Take in the beauty of Bacalar and several other fantastic destinations with us. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht / Yucatán Magazine 

We have been daydreaming about travel for the past couple of years — as has just about everyone else.

Given the improving situation, we have decided that the time is right to launch our very first Yucatán Magazine tour. For this first outing, 30 or so folks will go on an adventure to Bacalar’s famous Lagoon of Seven Color, three stunning archaeological sites (Chacchobén, Dzibanché and Kinichná) and the Puerto Aventuras Hotel & Beach Club.

The Yucatán Magazine tour will be led by editor Carlos Rosado van der Gracht, who is a longtime tour organizer and author of the Archaeology Monday Series. 

Recent research suggests that Dzibanché was one of the largest early Maya cities in Mesoamerica and may have been the first capital of the Kan, the first great Maya dynasty. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht / Yucatán Magazine

We set off from Mérida on June 24 and returning June 29. 

In total, we will spend three nights in Bacalar at the Laguna Hotel (right on the water) and two nights at Puerto Aventuras Hotel & Beach Club.

We will visit three stunning archaeological sites, with the option of a fourth (Xelha) on Day 5.

All of the archaeological sites we will be visiting are fantastic for birding and spotting exotic animals, so bring along binoculars and a camera. Photo: Carlos Rosado van der Gracht / Yucatán Magazine
Map of the locations included in the tour, as well as Mérida. Photo: Google Maps

The price of the tour will be 12,500 pesos per person in a double room and 15,500 pesos for singles. 

This includes five nights’ accommodation, transportation, professional English-speaking guides, breakfasts (in Puerto Aventuras), and entrances to all sites.

Space is limited and already filling up.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Friday, June 24

Meet the group at La Mejorada Park and depart for Bacalar via chartered bus at 8 a.m. 

ETA in Bacalar: between 1 and 2 p.m.

Check in to the hotel Laguna Bacalar and enjoy the rest of the day off to enjoy the famous Lagoon of Seven Colors and the surrounding area. 

Day 2 – Saturday, June 25

Meet the group for breakfast at 8 a.m. Head out to the Chacchobén archaeological site by bus at 9 a.m.

We should be back to Bacalar at about 1 p.m., giving everyone the afternoon and evening off to relax.

Day 3 – Sunday, June 26

Meet the group for breakfast at 8 a.m. Head out to Dzibanché and Kinichná archaeological sites by bus at 9 a.m.

We should be back to Bacalar at about 3 or 4 p.m, giving everyone the afternoon and evening off to relax.

Dzibanché and Kinichná are very close to each other, making the itinerary fairly easy. 

Day 4 – Monday, June 27

Meet the group for Breakfast at 9 a.m., checkout by 10 a.m. 

Make our way to Puerto Aventuras and beach club and check in at about 1 p.m.

Enjoy a relaxing day at the beach and pool in this lovely hotel.

Day 5 – Tuesday, June 28

Day off to enjoy the hotel and beach. 

*Optional day trip to Xelha archaeological site, just 30 minutes away (not the theme park!).

Day 6 – Wednesday, June 29

Checkout of hotel in Puerto Aventuras at noon, back in Mérida by 4 p.m. 

For more information contact carlosrosado@roofcatmedia.com

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