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Travel with 2 kids and 8days in Merida- HELP!

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Travel with 2 kids and 8days in Merida- HELP!


I am travelling with 2 small kids ( 1 and 3yrs ) and spending 8 days in Merida. We would like to be a bit adventurous and also have fun during the trip. I am hoping I can go to Chichen Itza ( night and 1day ), Uxmal ( day trip ), 1 day trip to Celestun ( take the flamingo boat ride ) and few days to relax and spend in Merida. I have a bunch of questions and would really appreciat eht help with planning:

I would really like to find out how to travel ( whether to rent a car or take a taxi for the day trips, if so how much would a taxi for the whole day cost - say from Merida to Uxmal and back to Merida for 2 adults and 2 kids? Can you tell me the same for Merida-Celestun-Merida

Is renting a car safe in Merida?

Do you think we could take a bus to Uxmal and Celestun - are there direct buses? If we took a bus to Celestun, how far is the flamingo boat trip area from the bus stop - is it near by? Do you think it might be a good idea to stay at Celestun or would a day trip suffice.

I would like to stick to day trips as it is very hard to cart luggages and kids between hotels.

I would like to return back to Merida and keep Merida as the base.

If we took the bus to Uxmal I heard that lunch at Hacienda Ochil is very good - does the bus stop there?

If we took a retal car, where would we get maps?Also is there parking near the streets in Merida and do the restaurants provide parking?

I am really excited about this trip and truly appreciate any help you can provide me.

Thanks very much

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11. Re: Travel with 2 kids and 8days in Merida- HELP!

Again thank you very much :-)

I am not able to find any accomodation at Hacienda Chichen :-( Is there anyway you can help me find accomodation there? Or do you suggest any other place to stay at Chichen Itza? If not, I am even open to staying at Vallolid? Any suggestions to stay there?

THanks very much!

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12. Re: Travel with 2 kids and 8days in Merida- HELP!

To me, I prefer to stay in Valladolid versus the Chichen area. My favorite is the Hotel Zaci, very close to the main square with nice grounds and all the amenities including a pool and free parking. Many will recommend the Hotel Meson del Marques which, in my opninon is overrated and overpriced. Also handles many bus tours.

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