Tranquility in the Yucatan



Days: 10


Experience a wellness retreat in the Yucatan Peninsula like no other. Journey into the Celestún Biosphere Reserve for body and mind exercises in one of Mexico’s most important natural habitats.

Then, explore some of Mexico’s ancient Maya ruins with an expert guide including the incredible Ek-Balam and Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. This 10-day trip also includes stays at Hotel Xixim, Coqui Coqui, and Casa Sandra, boutique getaways chosen for their serenity.

End this wellness retreat in the Yucatan with a stay on the practically undisturbed Isla Holbox. As with all Journey Mexico sample itineraries, you may modify this ten-day adventure in any way you like. Just speak to a Travel Planner who will happily make the arrangements for you.



Maya ruins – Take guided tours around the amazing Maya archeological sites of Ek-Balam and Chichen Itza

Merida – Visit the lively and colorful city of Merida, named the World’s Best Small City 2019 by Conde Nast Traveler

Celestún Biosphere Reserve – Enjoy a wellness retreat in this UNESCO World Heritage Site and World Biosphere Reserve

Isla Holbox – Visit this island in the Caribbean Sea and spend days recuperating your mind, body, and soul

Day 1: Arrive in Merida

After arriving at Merida airport, enjoy a private transfer to Hotel Xixim, your home in the Celestun Biosphere Reserve for the next three nights. Get there in time to stroll the many nature paths and dine on fresh seafood caught in the surrounding waters.

Overnight: Xixim Unique Mayan Hotel


Day 2-3: Explore the Celestún Biosphere Reserve

Days two and three will be spent reconnecting with nature in one of Mexico’s most important natural habitats, the Celestún Biosphere Reserve. At this UNESCO World Heritage Site, choose from several exciting and healthy activities include a bike ride around the reserve, kayaking the local waters, or enjoying its luxury Wellness Center.

Activities at The Wellness Center include yoga, tai chi, Pilates, meditation, wellness pools, healing massages and much more.

After your days of exciting and re-energizing fun, return to your bungalow at Hotel Xixim and take advantage of your direct access to three miles of white-sand beaches. Chill under shaded resting areas, sunbathe, play volleyball, or sail in a kayak, all without additional cost.

Overnight: Xixim Unique Mayan Hotel


Day 4: Journey to Merida, Ek-Balam, Valladolid

Depart the Celestún for the place named the World’s Best Small City 2019 by Conde Naste Traveler, Merida. Enjoy an educational and enlightening privately guided tour of this colonial gem.

Then, head to the Maya archeological site of Ek Balam. With your guide providing expert insight, journey round this fascinating city visiting the ball court, temples and the magnificent Acropolis with its winged human figures and a jaguar-mouth entrance.

After, continue to Valladolid, where you will sleep above the converted perfumery, Coqui Coqui. Enjoy gorgeous views from your room over the beautiful tropical garden and a little pool of fresh water.

Overnight: Coqui Coqui Valladolid


Day 5: Enjoy a trip to Chichen Itza and spa treatments in Valladolid

Enjoy a private tour to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Chichen Itza. Under the expert tutelage of your guide, the ball courts, temples, and plazas come alive. Visit the world-famous stepped pyramid, El Castillo, and take the time to visit the local cenote.

After the excursion, return to the hotel where you can choose from two spa treatments: the Coqui-Coqui Ritual or a Swedish massage. Relax and destress with these superb spa treatments delivered by highly trained professionals.

Overnight: Coqui Coqui Valladolid


Day 6: Private transfer to Holbox Island

In the morning, you may want to enjoy another spa treatment or lie in. Then, take a private transfer to a ferry at Chiquilá. Board the vessel and head out onto the Caribbean Sea to visit Isla Holbox. Enjoy a romantic three-course dinner for two on the beach with a bottle of wine, before retiring to your beautiful suite in Casa Sandra.

Overnight:  Casa Sandra


Day 7-9: Isla Holbox

For days seven to nine, enjoy the beauty of your boutique hotel, Casa Sandra, and take the time to explore Isla Holbox, which is known as one of Mexico’s most beautiful islands. Optional tours can be arranged for you by a Journey Mexico Travel Planner.

Alternatively, enjoy the white sands and crystal-clear seas for which this part of the world is famous. This is your chance to completely unwind in one of the most beautiful locations in Mexico.

Overnight:  Casa Sandra


Day 10: Departure from Cancun

On your final day, a driver will meet you after breakfast for a private transfer to the local international airport from where you will catch your flight.


Our trips are fully customized, allowing us to build your itinerary for any time of the year.


Our custom-tailored journeys start from $1,000 USD per day for two travelers. Contact us today to discuss your travel desires and design a personalized proposal with exact pricing.

Please note, our pricing guideline is a starting from price and is not necessarily applicable to the suggested hotels contained within the suggested itineraries on this web site. Itineraries are customized prior to final pricing.