Cancun: Suggested Itinerary

The Caribbean Jewel of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula

Day 1: Get to know Merida city with a bus tour, on foot or by horse-drawn carriage. Then visit the Museo de Antropologia (Anthropology Museum).

Day 2 - Go on an excursion to Uxmal, a Mayan archaeological site.

Day 3 - Take a day trip to Celestun National Wildlife Refuge to see the flamingos (the best time of year for flamingo viewing is from March to August).

Day 4 - Depart Merida heading towards Cancun, visiting the impressive archaeological site Chichen Itza on the way (about half way between Merida and Cancun). Continue on to Cancun.

Day 5 - Go scuba diving or snorkeling.

Day 6 - Take a day trip to Tulum, a beautiful archaeological site on the coast south of Cancun and Xel-Ha, a water theme park.

Day 7 - Take it easy on the beach. Refine your sandcastle building skills.