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The following are due dates for payments. You may pay
in full at any time, but payments must be made by
dates listed below in order for us to make hotel and
airline payment deadlines.
May 27-June 4, 2018:
$1,485 per person, double occupancy
$1,410 per person, triple or quad occupancy
*Children 12 and under $1,350 triple or quad
**Initial deposit of $300 per person to hold reservation.
**2nd payment of $500 per person due Feb 10, 2018
**Balance of trip due March 15, 2018
All prices include:
RT airfare from Salt Lake City, hotels, bus transportation, breakfast each
day, tips for bus driver, (some maids, bellboys), entrances to ruins and other
May 27-June 4, 2018
Day 1--Our flight leaves from the Salt Lake City airport this morning and will be arriving in Cancun in the evening. We will be met by our air conditioned charter bus which will transport us to the the beautiful colonial city of Valladolid. We will check into our hotel where you will stay overnight.
Day 2-- Breakfast at the hotel. We will board our bus and head to the ruins of Chichen Itza. Chichen is one of the most excavated sites in the Mesoamerica world. You will be led by one of their knowledgeable guides who will teach us about this amazing place. After spending time at Chichen, we will continue on to the nearby Cenote Ik-Kil, where you will be able to experience one of the incredible phenomenons of the Yucatan. These are fresh water pools or 'lakes' found all over the peninsula. Here we will have a delicious buffet lunch and take a break from the summer heat with a swim in the beautiful clear water. You can swim in the cenote or just enjoy the beauty of this incredible 'cave'. After our visit to the cenote, we will continue on toward a typical Mayan village where we will leave clothing and gifts for the local people. You will be able to see just how these wonderful people live and get a peek into one of their humble homes. Finally, we will return to our hotel where you can again enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of Valladolid and sample yet another restaurant for your evening meal!
Day 3--Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we will have time to explore this wonderful Spanish Colonial town. We will visit a nearby market and also a nearby school where we will take much needed gifts and supplies to help them out. We will then travel to the ruins of Ek Balam, a Mayan city with spectacular architecture and beautiful carvings. Next we will head to a local cenote, Hubiku where we will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and swim in the cool water of the cenote if you choose. Return to the hotel and have dinner at the hotel restaurant or you may choose to try out one of the many eating establishments nearby. Take a short 10-15 minute stroll into the town center, check out the beautiful park and centuries old church and enjoy the atmosphere of this wonderful city.
Day 4—Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will pack our bags, check out of the hotel and head to the coast! We will stop first at the ruins of Tulum. This ancient Mayan city is built on the coast of the clear blue waters of the Caribbean. Our guides will give us a tour after which we will walk down to the beach and spend some time enjoying the ocean waves. Next, we will board our bus and head for the beautiful tropical Paradise resort of Playa del Carmen.
Day 5--Breakfast at a the hotel restaurant... Free day to do as you'd like! There are several options to explore. (We will be arranging a snorkeling tour to nearby Puerto Morelos on Day 6 so let us know if you're interested!) Or...you might enjoy a day in Cozumel. Catch the ferry that leaves from a nearby dock almost hourly. You could rent a car or moped to drive around the island. There are ruins, more shopping, diving or snorkeling tours, and just beautiful scenery. There are many other options from which to choose. Let us know what you are interested in and we can help you make arrangements. If you'd rather stay on the mainland, there are many other things to do. You may want to go to Xel Ha or Xcaret, two nearby ecoparks with lots of things to do. Another option is Xplor-- an adventure park with ziplines, ATV riding and more. Let us know what your interests are and we can steer you in the right direction. Enjoy this tropical paradise! There are many, many restaurants for your evening meal in either Cozumel or Playa del Carmen.
Day 6--Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we will pack our bags, check out of the hotel and travel to the beautiful tropical Paradise resort of Cancun. We will stop for some beach time and snorkeling for those who are interested on our way!
Day 7-- Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will board a ferry boat for a fun and fantastic tour to the wonderful little island of Isla Mujeres. You will enjoy a full day on the island where you will have a choice of many activities. You can just hang out on the beach, play sand volleyball, rent a golf cart to explore the island, shop, or take a snorkeling trip to a nearby reef. Today is the only day where lunch will be included--a nice buffet meal at the covered pavillion, complete with local entertainment. Finally, we will return by ferry to the hotel where you will be free to do what you'd like for the evening.
Day 8-- Today is a free day for you to do what you would like. (For those who are interested, we will arrange to attend church this morning..) We can help you arrange an activity of your choice, just laze on the beach or the pool at our hotel, or do your last minute shopping. There are many things to do in and around Cancun. Enjoy a relaxing day.
Day 9-Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and today we must return home from our dream vacation. Breakfast at the hotel. Relax or do more shopping, or swimming at the hotel pool. We will need to pack up and leave this afternoon to head for the airport. Hopefully you have had a vacation to remember!