Jetting Off: Mexico

Surprise! I’m going to Mexico!

I’m going to be doing the Mexico BLT with Trek America. This will be my third trip with the company, and so far I’ve had no complaints about them at all. I previously did the Southern BLT and the Pacific Coast tours, and they were two of the best times of my life, and I’m hoping this Mexico tour will be just as amazing.

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The route map – We start and end in Cancun

Here’s a brief run-down of what I’ll be getting up to when I’m there.

Day 1: Cancun + Chichén Itza + Mérida

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Chichén Itza

The first day starts off with one of Mexico’s most famous sites: Chichén Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best preserved of all the archaeological sites in Mexico. We’ll get to see the El Castillo pyramid and learn all about Mayan culture and all the crazy goings on that took place in the Great Ball Court. Afterwards, we head to the city of Mérida, the capital of the Yucatán, to explore and get involved in Mexican culture.

Day 2: Uxmal + Campeche

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Uxmal
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Campeche

The next day we go to the UNESCO ruins of Uxmal, where intricately carved temple facades pay homage to Chac, the Mayan rain god. Then we’ll head to the city of Campeche, the only coastal walled city in the ‘New World’, and explore the local area and each lots of delicious Mexican food.

Day 3-4: Palenque

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Palenque

Then it’s off to the ruins of Palenque. We get to do a jungle tour and see all the temples and visit the Temple of the Inscriptions pyramid, as well as learn about the unique ecosystem and all the rare species that live there. Pretty cool.

Day 5: Bacalar

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Bacalar

After Palenque we cross the Yucatán peninsula to spend a night at the Lagoon of Seven Colours at Bacalar, where we’ll go on a scenic cruise and have a swim in the Cenote Azul (blue cave).

Day 6-7: Mahahual

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Mahahual

By Day 6 it’s time for a little R&R, so we’ll stop at Mahahual for some serious beach time. White sandy beaches and the nearby Banco Chinchorro, Mexico’s largest coral atoll and underwater paradise, will provide more than enough amusement.

Day 8: Tulum + Playa Del Carmen

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Tulum

On our way to Playa Del Carmen, we’ll stop off at the magical Tulum, the only Mayan city built by the coast. I’m really excited about this one!

Day 9: Playa Del Carmen + Cancun

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Playa Del Carmen

For our last day, we’ll get to spend a little more time at Playa Del Carmen before heading up to Cancun for what will probably be a particularly raucous night before we part ways.

Day 10 + 11: Cancun

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Cancun

After my trip finishes, I have two nights to spend in Cancun. While I probably won’t be getting all *SPRING BREAK*, I will be trying to get a tan and soaking up some sun on the beach.

See you on the other side!

Disclaimer: the pictures are not mine.