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Private Yucatan Discovery Tour

Private Yucatan Discovery Tour

By Best Maya Tours
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 1-99
Duration: 4 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Italian, Spanish

  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Las Coloradas
  • Entry/Admission - Convent de San Bernardino de Siena
  • Entry/Admission - Ek Balam
  • Entry/Admission - Chichen Itza
  • Entry/Admission - Hacienda Yaxcopoil
  • Entry/Admission - Cenotes Hacienda Mucuyche
  • Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueologica Uxmal
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral de Mérida
  • Entry/Admission - Zona Arqueológica de Cobá
  • Entry/Admission - Tulum Archaeological Site
What's not included
  • Use of bicycle

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pickups from Puerto Morelos to Cancun have a transportation fee of 40usd per group
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Muelle de Playa del Carmen, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
      • Ultramar, López Portillo Calle 49, Puerto Juarez, Juárez, 77525 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 132708P4

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
        • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
        • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

        Which attractions will I visit with Private Yucatan Discovery Tour?
        How much is Private Yucatan Discovery Tour?
        Private Yucatan Discovery Tour price starts from $1,235.03. Discover and book Private Yucatan Discovery Tour on Tripadvisor
        What is the Private Yucatan Discovery Tour cancellation policy?
        Private Yucatan Discovery Tour cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Discover and book Private Yucatan Discovery Tour on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Private Yucatan Discovery Tour?
        Private Yucatan Discovery Tour is hosted by Best Maya Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Best Maya Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Yucatan Discovery Tour on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 132708P4

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        About the operator
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        • Best Maya Tours
          Joined in February 2014
        • bigtimetraveler2014
          0 contributions
          Fantastic Guided Multi-Day Tour!
          My husband and I did a private Yucatan tour for four days with Salvador of Best Maya Tours in January of 2024. Our only request prior to the trip was that we see Mayan ruins. Salvador arranged a wonderful tour for us, as well as arranged our hotels in Merida and Valladolid. We toured five different ruin sites, swam in two cenotes, and toured a hacienda from the 1700s. Our hotels were exactly what we wanted--boutique, beautiful, and very special. Salvador was an excellent guide--he is very knowledgeable on the history and culture of the Mayan people, and we learned so much. We toured at our own pace, and he was patient with our million questions and comments. Salvador took multiple pictures on his own camera and later emailed them to us, which was so helpful. At the ruin sites he handled the tickets/passes, and we walked right in avoiding the crowds. He also took us to his favorite local specialty restaurants for lunch, and we loved that part of the experience. We are so thankful we were able to have a private tour--there was so much to see and Salvador made it easier and fascinating!
          Written February 19, 2024
        • 799valp
          0 contributions
          Highly recommend this excursion!
          We had an amazing time going on an excursion with Sal. It was a perfect combination of archeological, snorkeling and culinary experience all in one excursion. Sal was attentive, content was relevant and curated to our interests. I would definitely recommend Sal to those visiting Tulum.
          Written January 31, 2024
        • Parker5819
          0 contributions
          Private Best Maya Tours of Sian Kaan Muyil and river float
          This was so much more than floating the lazy river. We started at the archeological ruins of Muyil which are astounding. Although there are larger ruins to see like Chechen Itza, Muyil is quiet, uncrowded, and with your own personal guide (The Mayan Warrior), we learned a great deal about the history of the culture and region. After walking the ruins, we then drove to another location and walked the jungle to our loading dock for the boat trip across the Biosphere waters. This was a fabulous ride through ancient mangrove canals which were man made for commerce and trading. The fact that they still exist and you traverse them in modern times is both humbling. Although the river float is only about 1.5 miles, it feels peaceful and spiritual. The trip culminates with authentic Mexican/Maya food in Playa del Carmen before you get dropped off back at your lodging. The Warrior took pictures throughout the tour and then later sent a photo file. Well worth the money.
          Written January 15, 2024
        • nitinsN7933ZY
          0 contributions
          Perfect Experience
          Wonderful experience with Salvador on this full-day tour. He was reliable, efficient, and very adaptable to our family's requests. Even on the day prior to our excursion, he made some requested changes without hesitation. We would very much recommend Best Maya Tours to anyone, and will absolutely be reaching back out to them for future travel to the area.
          Written January 2, 2024
        • 555tinar
          0 contributions
          Great low key tour
          Very informative guide. We had a great time with Salvador. I would’ve liked to know more about the culture and mythology in addition to the architecture. The cenote was beautiful and Salvador was very patient with us. The church was closed but it was nice to walk around the town of Valladolid.
          Written December 21, 2023
        • emventurous
          0 contributions
          Wonderful day out at Sian Ka'an
          We had a wonderful day out at Sian Ka'an biosphere with Salvador, where we were lucky enough to see ospreys, manatees and even a crocodile! Salvador was an excellent guide, informing us of the area's wildlife, history and current events. He kindly provided refreshments for us, including some cactus fruit which was fun to try! After Sian Ka'an we visited the gorgeous Dos Palmas cenote where we got to enjoy some snorkelling and afterwards he took us to a great vegan spot for lunch. Throughout the day Salvador captured some excellent photos and footage of us. I would highly recommend Best Maya Tours if you're looking for private excursions during your trip.
          Written November 8, 2023
        • B8489JVmattc
          0 contributions
          Super organized, great lunch, will book again
          Salvador took us for a fantastic tour, he got us to the locations fast and gave great background, always gave interesting and relevant information when we had questions. He also took some great photos for us! We went to a great spot for lunch. He is very organized and knows how to plan the day to minimize crowds. When my wife and I return to the playa we are definitely going to book with Salvador again.
          Written May 30, 2023
        • D6582COkirstenb
          0 contributions
          Best experience!
          Tulum Private Boat Tour & Turtle Snorkelling Experience - We booked this to celebrate my birthday, we had been looking for something that wasn't a big tour group and more intimate and found the perfect experience. Salvador picked us up from our hotel at 8am and we went to the Tulum ruins, he was great on the journey there telling us lots about Mexico and Playa del Carmen itself and being able to answer various questions we threw at him. On arrival in Tulum we went to see the Mayan ruins and again Salvador was a great guide, explaining different parts of the ruins and taking complimentary photos throughout the tour, again he was great with any questions we had in regards to the tour and the ruins. Once we left the tour we headed down to the beach to go snorkelling, on our way to the snorkelling the boat headed along the cost to show us some ruins that were only visible from the sea. We then headed to the barrier reef, I'm normally not a fan of open water but this was perfect, the water was so clear and not too deep either, it also felt very safe with both Salvador and the guys from boat. We got to see so many stingrays which were a bonus as we were not expecting that and got close to all kinds of fish and especially the turtles. Salvador took some images and videos on his go pro which he has kindly shared with us. We finally went for some tacos at El Capitan and I can easily say these were the best tacos we've had and so filling. All in all this was the best Birthday I could have hoped for and I highly recommend booking with Best Maya Tours, we will be booking with them again when we're back in Mexico!
          Written May 1, 2023
        • Colin M
          0 contributions
          One of the best tours I ever experienced
          We did the tour with "Captain Snake." I don't remember his real name or how to pronounce it. We went to Chichen Itza first thing in the morning before it got really busy, Ek Balam afterwards, followed by the town of Valladolid. We opted out for lunch as we weren't hungry but found Captain Snake to be very knowledgeable and had an amazing day with him!
          Written April 27, 2023
        • em0723
          0 contributions
          Private full day guided tour
          I am glad we splurged for the private tour so we could have flexibility in our day. This tour has many positives and I will share a few things we would have appreciated knowing in order to be more comfortable and better prepared. First the positive: The driver and guide was super friendly and informative. We could tell that he has a passion for Mayan culture and the area. We were grateful for his tips, sense of humor, and insight. Salvador offered to take pictures of us at the ruins and is a great photographer! The van was ample, comfortable, and had air conditioning. Although I have not really suffered from this in the past, I was feeling claustrophobic when getting down into the cenote, so we chose not to stay and swim. This made us grateful for the private tour. The guide went in for 10 minutes or so to cool off and we waited outside before heading to the delicious lunch. Both Coba and Tulum were amazing. We cannot recommend Coba enough! We love and recommend that you rent bikes or a tricycle there! We recommend the private tour as it allows you the flexibility to explore and/or shop at your party's leisure. Things to be aware of: We received no communication prior to the tour from Best Maya Tours but I was able to reach out to the company via Watsapp to confirm the date and was told I would receive a detailed email with the pick up time. I reached out the day prior to the tour since I had no pickup time and was told 7:30 am but that I would get a detailed email - this was never sent/received. As a party of 2 women, we would have appreciated knowing the name of the guide and description of vehicle that was picking us up from the resort. The guide got to the resort 20 minutes after the confirmed time given through Whatsapp due to going to the incorrect resort, so it appears the company has some opportunity for growth with communication all around. There were a few issues that are probably cultural differences, like I would have appreciated a call or text to advise us that the guide was running late. The guide was also talking on the phone while driving, which may be legal and common in Mexico. On the way back to the resort from Tulum, the guide stopped to pick up his wife from running errands. This was a little odd to us since we paid a lot for this tour and are a bit hyperaware of safety, but we also understand that it might be completely acceptable in Mexico. Tips and things we wish we would have known: The guide will bring water but it is room temperature. It gets quite hot so bring extra cash to purchase cold waters at your stops. We wish we would have brought an umbrella for the afternoon tour in Tulum since the sun is quite warm (understatement) and the company will not bring one to provide shade. Tulum has a $2 each way tram that you can take from the parking lot to the ruins. You can also walk this, which is a 10-15 minute walk. The tram is a great option if you are hot or getting tired but you will want to let the guide know if this is an option you are interested in, since it was not offered until we asked about the bus passing us as we walked.
          Written April 23, 2023
        • Delia S
          0 contributions
          Best Private Tour!!
          We had so much fun on both of our tours!! We did the Sian Ka’an and Tulum tour. Salvador was awesome! He is very knowledgeable and speaks great English. We ate at some great restaurants and enjoyed the local scenery. We made a great friend and have plans to go back and do more tours. Doing private tours with Salvador is the only way to go!!!
          Written April 11, 2023
        • RDyP0001
          0 contributions
          Amazing visit to Tulum!
          This private guided tour was an unforgettable experience, offering a perfect combination of adventure, culture, and culinary delights. Our guide, Salvador, was patient and knowledgeable, making sure we were comfortable and pointing out interesting sights along the way. We began our tour with an amazing snorkeling experience, encountering a variety of marine life, including turtles and stingrays. After our snorkeling adventure, we headed to the ruins of Tulum, where Salvador shared fascinating insights about the ancient Mayan civilization. To cap off our tour, we enjoyed a delicious taco lunch at El Capitan, where we were able to relax and reflect on the amazing experiences we had throughout the day. We highly recommend this tour!
          Written April 5, 2023
        • LMSDenver
          0 contributions
          Best Possible Tour Experience
          Do not look any further - book Salvador. His English is impeccable, his knowledge of the site and the culture is impressive, thorough, and seemingly endless. He made the event special for us and catered the schedule to our schedule and interests. We would tour with him in a heartbeat.
          Written March 31, 2023
        • L4573MOstephaniet
          0 contributions
          What an incredible day… 🤲 🦩🚤 🐊
          All I can say is WOW! 🤩 We did a full day private tour with Sal and it couldn’t have been better. From visiting Ek Balam to the pink salt flats to a great lunch of fresh seafood to seeing flamingos in the wild to a boat trip through Rio Lagartos, everything exceeded our expectations.
          Written March 5, 2023
        • Pathfinder109262
          0 contributions
          Wonderful Tour!
          My mom and I had an awesome time with Salvador! It was a fun and laid back day, a private tour is definitely worth it as you can do things at your own pace, choose what you want to do and for how long. We learned so much about the history of Chichen Itza and the Mayans from Salvador, had a great lunch at the cenote, took pictures but chose not to swim, then strolled around the beautiful town of Valladolid. Definitely a great day and would love to do a tour with him again in the future!
          Written February 4, 2023
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        9 reviews
        Very good

        4 contributions
        Mar 2022
        We booked the private Yucatan Discovery Tour (four days). It was varied, eventful and we had a lot of fun. Just GEORGEOUS!!! Salvadore (our Guide) has a good knowlege. He`s polit, relaxed and funny. We were accommondated in beautiful hotels. I´m very glad that my Boyfriend wandet to do this tour an I had no choice but to say yes.
        Thank you Salvadore for this awesome time and the many impressions.
        He lives up to his name!!! Best Maya tours!!!
        Written April 3, 2022
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        L S
        Dunedin, New Zealand2 contributions
        Jan 2024 • Family
        Absolutely brilliant - we had a couple of great days with Salvador in January 2024 exploring ruins, sampling local specialties at little local places and creating amazing memories! Thanks Salvador for sharing your Mayan and local knowledge with us.
        Written January 20, 2024
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