8 or 10 days
Cancún, Mérida, Playa del Carmen

The Yucatan Peninsula may be known as a popular spring break destination, but students will get an education in the area's rich history and cultural significance during this eye-opening tour.

From a Spider Monkey Sanctuary in Cancún to a full-day excursion to Celestún Natural Reserve, you will never look at the Yucatan the same.
  • Day 1: Fly to Mexico

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport in Cancun

  • Day 2: Cancún • Mérida

    Travel to Punta Laguna

    Visit a Spider Monkey Sanctuary

    Travel to Mérida

  • Day 3: Mérida • Uxmal

    Take a guided tour of Mérida

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Government Palace
    • St. Ildefonso Cathedral

    Take a guided tour of Uxmal

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Magician’s Pyramid
    • Governor’s Palace
    • Nunnery Quadrangle
  • Day 4: Mérida • Celestún

    Take a full-day excursion to Celestún Natural Reserve

    Enjoy a boat ride

    • View flamingos
  • Day 5: Chichén Itzá • Valladolid • Playa del Carmen

    Travel to Chichén Itzá

    Take a guided tour of Chichén Itzá

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • El Castillo Pyramid

    Visit Cenote X-Keken

    Travel to Valladolid

    Take a walking tour of Valladolid

    Travel to Playa del Carmen

  • Day 6: Playa del Carmen

    Take an excursion to Akumal

    Visit Tulum:

    • Temple of the Frescoes
    • Ruins of El Castillo
  • Day 7: Playa del Carmen

    Enjoy free time in Playa del Carmen

  • Day 8: Depart for home

    Travel to Cancún airport

    Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 8: Cozumel

    Take a ferry to Cozumel

  • Day 9: Cozumel

    Take an excursion to Chankanaab

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly to Mexico

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport in Cancun

  • Day 2: Cancún • Mérida

    Travel to Punta Laguna

    Visit a Spider Monkey Sanctuary

    Travel to Mérida

  • Day 3: Mérida • Uxmal

    Take a guided tour of Mérida

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Government Palace
    • St. Ildefonso Cathedral

    Take a guided tour of Uxmal

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Magician’s Pyramid
    • Governor’s Palace
    • Nunnery Quadrangle
  • Day 4: Mérida • Celestún

    Take a full-day excursion to Celestún Natural Reserve

    Enjoy a boat ride

    • View flamingos
  • Day 5: Chichén Itzá • Valladolid • Playa del Carmen

    Travel to Chichén Itzá

    Take a guided tour of Chichén Itzá

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • El Castillo Pyramid

    Visit Cenote X-Keken

    Travel to Valladolid

    Take a walking tour of Valladolid

    Travel to Playa del Carmen

  • Day 6: Playa del Carmen

    Take an excursion to Akumal

    Visit Tulum:

    • Temple of the Frescoes
    • Ruins of El Castillo
  • Day 7: Playa del Carmen

    Enjoy free time in Playa del Carmen

  • Day 8: Depart for home

    Travel to Cancún airport

    Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 8: Cozumel

    Take a ferry to Cozumel

  • Day 9: Cozumel

    Take an excursion to Chankanaab

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Ferry with extension

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (9 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily

  • Guided sightseeing

    3 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides; 1 walking tour

  • Entrances

    Spider Monkey Sanctuary; Uxmal; Celestun Natural Reserve boat ride; Chichén Itzá; Cenote X-Keken; Tulum; With extension: Chankanaab

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.

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