The luxury resort Grand Velas Riviera Maya has revealed its new insider microadventures which uncover some of Mexico’s great cultural heritage sites: Chichén Itzá, Uxmal and Merida. And adding even more exclusivity, each of these trips includes transportation by CESSNA 206 single-engine private plane.
Of these excursions, the trip to Chichén Itzá is a unique opportunity to explore this land’s most famous Mayan ruins with a private tour guide. In the company of this expert, you can discover the stories behind the largest Pre-Columbian city built by Maya people between 750 and 900 AD. At this revered site, guests are treated to a three-course lunch of regional cuisine and given time to swim in a natural sinkhole known as a cenote.
Alternatively guests can opt for a trip to the ruins of Uxmal and the largest city on the Yucatan peninsula, Merida. Uxmal is celebrated for exhibiting late Mayan art and architecture at its best and as a result it is considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Mayan culture. A private guide leads guests around this Unesco World Heritage Site, taking in the Pyramid of the Magician and Governor’s Palace. You then continue on to Merida for lunch and a city tour with a carriage ride down the Paseo de Montejo avenue where elaborate homes line the street.
A three-night Insider Microadventure to Chichén Itzá starts at $3,960. The Insider Microadventure to Uxmal and Merida begins at $4,545. Rates are per person based on double occupancy and include meals at the resort’s gourmet restaurants, along with premium branded drinks, 24-hour in-suite service and use of the resort’s facilities. For more information on Grand Velas Riviera Maya, please email email@example.com, call 1-888-407-4869, or visit rivieramaya.grandvelas.com.