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Mayan World: Yucatan Peninsula and Quintana Roo. 6 Days/ 5 Nights

Updated: Jan 4

Merida, Holbox, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Chetumal




Welcome, fellow pilots, to a journey that will take us through the heart of the enigmatic Mayan World! From the vibrant city of Merida to the breathtaking islands of Holbox, Cozumel, and the charming towns of Playa del Carmen and Chetumal, prepare to be captivated by the ancient ruins, cultural heritage, and natural wonders that await us in this magical region of Mexico. So fasten your seat belts, adjust your altimeter, and let's embark on an unforgettable aviation adventure through the Mayan World!




HIGHLIGHTS

Fly over ancient Mayan ruins, witnessing the architectural marvels and the rich history that they hold.


Visit vibrant Mayan cities and towns, immersing yourself in the local culture, traditions, and exquisite cuisine.


Rejuvenate your spirit in the crystal-clear cenotes, natural sinkholes that offer refreshing swimming and diving experiences.


Discover the mystical wonders of Mayan archaeological sites, unlocking the secrets of their advanced civilization and fascinating astronomical knowledge.


ITINERARY

6 Days/ 5 Nights / Adventure Hotels


Days 1

Merida (MMMD), Valladolid (MMCT)

Our trip starts in Merida, the vibrant capital city of the Yucatan state. As we descend upon Merida International Airport (MMMD), we are greeted by the colonial charm of this cultural gem. Take a stroll through the historic center, where colorful facades, bustling markets, and ornate cathedrals transport you back in time. Don't miss the opportunity to indulge in Yucatecan cuisine, with dishes like cochinita pibil and sopa de lima tantalizing your taste buds. For an aerial treat, consider a flight over the stunning Mayan ruins of Uxmal and Chichen Itza, offering a unique perspective of these ancient wonders.



Hotel Santiago Merida Boutique The Santiago Merida Boutique Hotel is located in the historic center of Merida, 1 km from the city's cathedral and 200 meters from Santiago Park. It offers an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi, and a restaurant.



Day 2

Holbox (MX0171)

Our next destination takes us to the island of Holbox, a hidden gem of the Mayan Riviera. As we land on its small airstrip, we are greeted by crystal-clear turquoise waters, pristine beaches, and a laid-back island vibe. Fly low along the coastline to marvel at the breathtaking array of marine life, including whale sharks, manta rays, and vibrant coral reefs. Explore the mangroves, swim in bioluminescent waters, and soak up the sun on secluded beaches. Holbox offers a peaceful retreat for pilots seeking a tranquil escape from the world.

Hotel Puerto Holbox

Puerto Holbox is a Mediterranean-style boutique hotel located by the sea, within walking distance from downtown Holbox. It is surrounded by beautiful gardens, palm trees, flowers, and an expansive beach where you can soak up the sun and relax. It also features a landing strip for aircraft.




Day 3

Playa del Carmen (PCM)

From Holbox, we head south to Playa del Carmen, a vibrant coastal town nestled along the Riviera Maya. As we touch down at Playa del Carmen (PCM) Airport, we enter a world of endless white-sand beaches, clear waters, and an exciting blend of local culture and international flair. Explore the famous Quinta Avenida, indulge in world-class dining and shopping, or take a plunge into the mesmerizing cenotes – natural sinkholes unique to this region. If you're up for a thrilling aerial experience, consider a flight over the mesmerizing Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hotel RIU Playacar

They offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with leisure and relaxation amenities, as well as international cuisine. Enjoy a relaxing vacation whether you're alone, with family, as a couple, or with friends.




Day 4

Cozumel (MX0234)

Our adventure continues as we hop over to Cozumel, a diver's paradise located off the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Renowned for its vibrant coral reefs and abundant marine life, Cozumel is a must-visit destination for aviation enthusiasts who also love to explore the underwater world. Touch down at Cozumel Airport (MX0234) and dive into an underwater wonderland, encountering sea turtles, colorful fish, and even the occasional nurse shark. After an exhilarating day underwater, relax on the island's pristine beaches, savoring the beautiful sunsets.

Hotel The Explorean Cozumel

The Explorean Cozumel All Inclusive offers a unique experience: all the pleasure, relaxation, and adventure in a majestic setting. Enjoy the warm hospitality of the staff and indulge in their gastronomy.





Day 5,6

Chetumal (MMCM)

Our final stop brings us to the charming city of Chetumal, located on the border between Mexico and Belize. As we land at Chetumal International Airport, we are greeted by a city rich in history and natural beauty. Explore the Mayan ruins of Dzibanche and Kohunlich, hidden deep in the lush jungles, or embark on a wildlife expedition through the stunning Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve. Discover the fascinating blend of Mayan and Mestizo cultures, and don't miss the chance to sample traditional dishes like panuchos and marquesitas from the local street vendors. The next day we will fly back to Merida.

Tierra Maya hotel Spa & Sanctuary

Tierra Maya Hotel Spa & Sanctuary is located near the boardwalk in Centro, Bacalar. The natural beauty of the area can be appreciated at Bacalar Ecological Park and Bacalar Lagoon. You can also take a stroll to Cenote Cocalitos and Othón P. Blanco Municipal Palace.




As we conclude our aviation adventure through the Mayan World, we are left with indelible memories of ancient ruins, pristine beaches, and vibrant culture. This mystical region captivates pilots with its rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality. So, fellow aviators, consider embarking on this unforgettable journey to Merida, Holbox, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, and Chetumal, and let the Mayan World weave its magic around you.




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