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Ancient Ruins & Barefoot Luxury of the Yucatán

Best time to travel
Nov-May
Ideal length
10 nights
Perfect for
Couples & Honeymoon

At a glance

  • International return flights from Dublin to Cancun.
  • All private transfers and guiding requirements.
  • 10 nights’ accommodation in handpicked properties in Coba, Valladolid and Tulum.
  • Immerse yourself and sights, sounds of the jungle, get off the beaten track and explore the ancient ruins of Coba and ravel back to the colonial age and the magical Franciscan monastery of Izamal.
  • Enjoy a privately guided tour of Celestin near Merida, home to more than 200 species of bird including brightly coloured flamingo.
  • Enjoy yoga, soulful music, excellent gastronomy and stunning beaches.
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Introduction

The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico's southeastern corner juts out between the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Incredible Maya ruins including Chichén Itzá and Uxmal, stunning white sand beaches, vibrant culture and colonial towns. In this suggested itinerary, you’ll be immersed in the sights and sounds of this beautiful destination. You’ll be staying in beautiful handpicked properties and your local guides will lead the way. From exploring ancient ruins and witnessing brightly coloured flamingo, to sampling delicious local food and relaxing on stunning beaches, this itinerary is ideal for couples or those looking for a unique honeymoon.

Trip Overview

Fly from Dublin to Cancun, Mexico.
On arrival, your private driver will meet you and transfer you to your accommodation in Coba. You’ll spend the next two nights in a peaceful retreat in the middle of the Mayan Jungle.
Today, you’ll enjoy a privately guided excursion to Coba and a Mayan cenote.
Your guide will transport you to visit the towering temples of Coba, one of the highest Mayan pyramids. This unique site is significantly older than both nearby Chichen Itza and Tulum and it has barely been restored. Enjoy swimming and relaxing in one the most important and beautiful Mayan cenotes.
Cenote Yucatan
Privately transfer to Valladolid, a bustling Mayan city.
You’ll spend the next two nights in a handpicked boutique property. Settle into your charming hotel and visit the Coqui Coqui Perfumery, a place that was born and inspired by the charm of the Yucatan Peninsula and its tropical aromas.
Valladolid, Yucatán
Today, you’ll enjoy a privately guided excursion to Chichén Itzá.
With your local guide, explore the most famous and well-restored Yucatán Mayasite, Chichén Itzá was chosen as one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World”. Learn about the daily lives of the Mayans, the history of the over 1,500 year old pyramids and the significance of the name Chichén Itzá.
Chichén itzá, Yucatán
On return to your hotel, enjoy a range of relaxing spa treatments to unwind.
From Honey and sea salt scrubs and a powerful local aloe vera wrap, to an aromatherapy oil massage, you’ll feel completely rejuvenated.
Spa day, Yucatán
Enjoy a privately guided excursion to Izamal.
Visit the magical Franciscan monastery and explore the mysterious Yellow City know as a Mexican Magic Town. Continue towards Merida, after free time for lunch you will learn about this historic and thriving Yucatan city.
Izamal, Yucatán
On arrival in Merida, you’ll be transferred to your next accommodation.
You’ll spend the next three nights in a beautiful property in the vibrant capital of the Mexican state of Yucatán.
Mérida, Yucatán
Enjoy a privately guided visit to Uxmal & Kabah archaeological sites.
It is one of the best restored and maintained ruins in the Yucatán. Continue towards Kabah, famous for its "Palace of Chaac Masks" (Chaac is the Mayan rain god) and the much photographed arch that is thought to be the entrance to the sacbe (Mayan highway) that went to Uxmal.
Kabah archaeological site, Yucatán
The next day, enjoy a private tour to Celestun.
Your tour includes a visit to the wildlife sanctuary, Ria Celestun Biosphere Reserve. Celestun is home to one of the largest migratory flamingo populations in the world. Enjoy a boat ride through the river admiring wonders of nature, beautiful flamingo colonies and fresh water springs.
Flamingos Yucatán
Privately transfer from Merida to Riviera Maya.
On the way, you’ll visit Ek Balam archaeological site. Meaning black jaguar, it was at the height of its importance as a city during the Late Classic period (600-900 A.C.).
Ek Balam archaelogical site, Yucatán
Enjoy swimming in one the most beautiful Mayan Cenotes of the area, Cenote Xcanche.
In the evening, you will settle into your accommodation in Tulum, where you’ll spend the next three nights.
X'canche cenote, Yucatán
Enjoy your time at leisure and relax in your lovely surroundings.
Take advantage of the many amenities on property, activities available in Riviera Maya or just lay back at the white sands and turquoise seas.
Mexico beach
Privately transfer back to Cancun for your flight home.
Arrive in Dublin.

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Coqui Coqui Cobá Papholchac Residence & Spa

Coqui Coqui Cobá Papholchac Residence & Spa

Coqui Coqui Cobá Papholchac Residence & Spa lies at the heart of one of the most important archaeological sites associated with ancient Mayan civilization. Taking the rich historical significance of the surrounding area into account, the residence was built to highlight the landscapes, natural beauty and traditions of the Mayan culture. The result is Coqui Coqui Coba, a one-of-a-kind exclusive hideaway. Linked with an enchanting wooden bridge that hangs delicately above, the unique design of Coqui Coqui Coba is comprised of two symmetrical limestone towers that feature outdoor dipping pools, lounge areas and two suites.

Coqui Coqui Valladolid Residence & Spa

Coqui Coqui Valladolid Residence & Spa

Coqui Coqui La Perfumeria is a boutique retreat and the ideal getaway for those wanting to explore the magical town of Valladolid. From the moment you step through its pretty Moorish domed front door and into the converted 1920s perfumery, you will be enveloped in Coqui Coqui’s signature coconut and orange blossom aroma. Explorers and adventurers will love La Perfumeria’s location, ideal for exploring Valladolid, one of Mexico’s designated Pueblos Magicos (Magic Towns). This gorgeous settlement offers a wealth of cultural experiences and historical architecture, plus nearby natural gems including the underground X’keken cenote with its stunning turquoise waters.

Coqui Coqui Merida Residence & Spa

Coqui Coqui Merida Residence & Spa

Coqui Coqui Merida Residence & Spa balances the vibrancy of the metropolis with the charm of a hidden century-old colonial home. The decadent belle époque building is a beautiful escape from the bustling, vibrant city streets of Merida. From the cultural offerings, to local craft markets, bustling gastronomic scene and distinctive architecture, this property offers the perfect base for exploring this historical Yucatán city. This decadent one-suite residence houses their signature perfumery, spa, boutique, café & salon degustation. On the roof, you’ll discover the ornately decorated one-room private suite with an open living room, terrace and private rooftop pool to enjoy.

Hotel Nomade Tulum

Hotel Nomade Tulum

Hotel Nomade is a chic boutique hotel Tulum. Created by architect Sebastian Sas, this boutique property is located on the main beach of Tulum, just steps away from the sea.. It’s surrounded by the most beautiful sanded beaches along the Caribbean side. This property is airy and exquisite, built almost entirely with stone and wood, the interiors leading seamlessly onto terraces and patios that look out over the jungle or the sea. Nomade has two excellent dining venues. At Macondo, you’ll sit at a huge communal table carved from a single tree trunk, feasting on fresh takes on Yucatán classics made with local and sustainably farmed ingredients. The fish market-inspired La Popular, meanwhile, is set up right on the sand.

What people are saying

We recently travelled to Paros, Naxos and Mykonos for our honeymoon and OROKO seemed like a perfect fit for what we were looking for. Everything from the planning stages all the way to the actual trip was executed perfectly. The OROKO team were extremely friendly, and their advice and expertise helped us create and plan the most unforgettable honeymoon!

James & Sam – Honeymoon, July 2019

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