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MEXICO Treasures of the Yucatán Travel through the Yucatán and Chiapas in search of ancient pre-Columbian ruins, colonial towns and sites of outstanding natural beauty. Chichen Itza ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Mexico. Fly to Cancun, Mexico and transfer by coach to your hotel in Chichén for a two-night stay. D Day 2: Chichén Itzá. Explore your hotel, a grand colonial farmhouse, or discover the village of Valladolid and Cenote Hubikú. B Day 3: Tecoh. Watch the sun rise over Chichén Itzá before the crowds arrive. Head to Tecoh for a two night stay. B, D Day 4: Tecoh. Tecoh is in the heart of Yucatan's henequén plantation zone. Learn about the making of henequén fibre and how it is used for making traditional rugs and ropes, on a guided tour of the hotel's working farm this morning. Afterwards, relax at your hotel or join an optional boat tour of the Celestún Biosphere Reserve, where you can spot over 300 species of bird, including flocks of flamingo. B, D nights in hotel Chichén Itzá Cancun Izamal Tecoh Celestún Biosphere Reserve Valladolid Campeche Uxmal Tulúm Laguna de Términos Villahermosa Champotón Chicanna Bacalar lagoon Chetumal Kohunlich Mexico Palenque Day 5: Champotón. . Proceed to Uxmal, considered the most important site in Mayan culture. Stay two nights in Champotón. B, D Day 6: Champotón. Enjoy the hotel facilities or join an optional tour of Edzna, the most important Mayan complex in Campeche. Later, explore the city of Campeche and pick a restaurant for dinner. B Day 7: Villahermosa. Drive to Villahermosa, stopping en route at Laguna de Terminos for a boat trip on the largest tidal lagoon of the Gulf of Mexico. Stay overnight in Villahermosa. B, D Day 8: Palenque via La Venta. Visit Parque-Museo la Venta to investigate the collection of Olmec artefacts. Spend the next two nights in Palenque. B, D Day 9: Palenque. Enjoy a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Palenque. Only 10% of the site has been excavated, with over 1000 structures still uncovered in the surrounding jungle. At the museum view a reconstruction of the tomb of K'inich Janaab Pakala, the Mayan ruler responsible for much of Palenque's architecture. B, L Day 10: Kohunlich via Chicanna.Depart for your two-night stay at Kohunlich, pausing to explore the ruins of Chicanna. This intimate site features intricate carvings on unique low-rise architecture, with the `House of the Serpent Mouth', believed to represent a doorway to the underworld. B, D Day 11: Kohunlich. Brave dense sub-tropical jungle inhabited by howler monkeys to explore the Mayan site of Kohunlich. Scale the Temple of Masks with its central staircase lined by eight-foot stucco masks and marvel at the complex of pyramids, citadels and courtyards designed to drain water into a system of cisterns. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. B, L, D Day 12: Cancun. Visit Bacalar lagoon, known as the `lake of seven colours' before enjoying a guided tour of Tulum, a Mayan port ruin on the Caribbean. Enjoy a packed lunch on board your bus as you continue to Cancun where you stay overnight. B, L Day 13: Cancun to UK. Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK. B Accommodation... Hacienda Chichén (4*) or Hotel Okaan (4*+) · Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, Tecoh (4*+) · Tucan Siho, Champotón (4*) · Marriott, Villahermosa (4*+) · Villa Mercedes, Palenque (4*) · Explorean Kohunlich, Chetumal (4*+) · Presidente Intercontinental Cancun (4*+). Extend your holiday 7 night all-inclusive stay - enjoy a change of pace after your holiday with a stay at the locally rated 4-star Dreams Puerto Aventuras on the Riviera Maya. Please call for details. 156 Please quote TRNG7 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 068 5054 or visit saga.co.uk/managemybooking