Merida, Riviera Maya & the Yucatan, Mexico
You will be picked up from your hotel in Merida and board a van to head to Chichen Itza archaeological site which is an hour and a half from Merida. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins and see its main landmarks. Chichen Itza's name derives from the Mayan words "chi" meaning mouth, "chen" meaning well and itza meaning "the name of the people of this region. The site is divided into three areas and you'll visit two of these which are the Northern group (distinctly Toltec) and the core group (early period).
See the pyramid of Kukulcan, the Observatory, Great Ball Court and Great Plaza as your knowledgeable guide shares important facts about these buildings. At the end of the visit, you will eat lunch in a restaurant nearby and then the driver will take care of switching vehicles to the one that will take you to either Cancun or Riviera Maya. Arrival in Cancun is around 6:30pm and then the vehicle proceeds to the Riviera Maya, reaching Playa del Carmen at 7:15pm and Tulum at 8pm.
Note: The drop-off will be at the bus station of each of these places from where you can take a taxi to your hotel.
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.