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+44 1756 706500

Yucatan Land and Cruise Safari

Explore the three states of Mexico’s beautiful Yucatan Peninsula; Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan on this 11-night cruise & land safari. Discover the extraordinary legacy of Mayan civilisation and uncover Yucatan’s most amazing historic cities. Includes a 2-night hotel stay in Campeche and guided excursions.

Small Ship Holiday
  • Blue house in Merida
  • Edzna,Campeche
  • Campeche Library
  • Ednza, Campeche
  • Pyramids of Mexico

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Yucatan Land and Cruise Safari Special Offer

Discover the natural, cultural, and historical sites of Mexico’s beautiful Yucatan on this spectacular cruise tour. From Miami, cruise to Key West and explore America's colourful history before heading to Mexico. In Puerto Morelos, admire the wonderful work of Frida Kahlo, Mexico's most revered artist and tour a fascinating eco-archaeological park in Xcaret.

Uncover the ancient Mayan city of Tulum with its El Castillo and see Mexico's largest collection of folk art in Valladolid. In Chichen Itza, explore the most famous Mayan archaeological site in Mexico and spend a night at the historic hotel built within the archaeological site. Witness a thrilling Sound & Light Show which brings the 1,500-year-old Mesoamerican ruins to life. Watch the sunrise over the pyramids and admire the enormous Franciscan Monastery in Izamal.

Explore the impressive ruins in the great Mayan city of Mayapan and gain an insight into Mexican life in the small village of Nolo where you will have the opportunity to witness a healing Shamanic ceremony performed by a Mayan priest. Spend two days exploring the UNESCO World Heritage city of Campeche which boasts an array of ancient monument. Enjoy a private folkloric ballet performance on the final night before this cruise and land safari comes to an end in Miami.

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Yucatan Land and Cruise Safari

Day 1 - Miami (USA)

Embark Victory II in Miami.

Day 2 - Key West

Arrive in Key West, the southernmost point in the US and discover the city's vibrant street life. Explore the colourful chapters of American history on a narrated Trolley Tour and guided visit to President Truman's winter residence. This historic landmark, which is now a fascinating museum, once served as the naval station's command headquarters during the Spanish-American War and both World Wars.

Day 3 - At Sea

Enjoy the ships facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 4 - Puerto Morelos - Xcaret (Mexico)

In Puerto Morelos, enjoy a guided tour of the new Frida Kahlo Riviera Maya Museum which explores the intriguing life of one of Mexico's most revered artists. After lunch, head to Xcaret and visit an eco-archaeological park to learn more about the eco-systems of Yucatan, see the Butterfly Pavilion and explore the state-of-the-art aviary. Xcaret's Turtle Conservation Program will teach you more about four of the world's seven species of marine turtle's. This evening, enjoy a spectacular Dinner Show which traces Mexican history and culture from pre-Hispanic times to the modern era.

Day 5 - Tulum

The ancient Mayan city of Tulum is surrounded by defensive walls and boasts a wonderful cliff-top setting overlooking the Caribbean. Enter the city through one of Tulum's five ancient doorways and enjoy a guided tour which includes a visit to El Castillo. Spend the afternoon exploring Puerto Morelos on your own. This evening we will gather onboard to prepare all for our "Exclusive Yucatan Safari" we will begin the next morning.

Day 6 - Valladolid - Chichen Itza

Valladolid is the first stop on the exclusive Yucatan safari. Visit the remarkable Casa de Los Venados which houses Mexico's largest private collection of Folk art and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Vallodolid's Colonial-era's landmarks. Explore the cenote and have a delicious lunch at the lovely Hacienda Selva Maya before journeying onward to Chichen Itza, home of the most famous Mayan archaeological sites. Arrive at the historic Mayaland Hotel which was the first hotel ever to be built within an archaeological site. Enjoy an early fiesta dinner before a thrilling Sound & Light Show at Chichen Itza which uses 3D sky-mapping to bring the 1,500-year-old Mesoamerican ruins to life.

Day 7 - Chichen Itza - Izamal

The morning begins with an exclusive, unforgettable experience as you visit the archaeological site at sunrise and tour the monumental landmarks before the influx of the day visitors arrive. After breakfast, head to Izamal, the Mayan town which emerged as a religious centre during the Early Classic Period more than 1,400 years ago. Tour the majestic Franciscan Monastery and other Colonial-era buildings before a horse-drawn carriage takes you to the best restaurant in town for lunch. After lunch, spend time at leisure exploring the nearby Mayan Pyramid.

Day 8 - Mayapan

Arrive in the charming port of Progreso in Merida and head to Mayapan, the last great capital of the Mayan Empire. Mayapan was once a thriving city but was attacked and abandoned in the 15th century leaving behind impressive ruins including the main pyramid, temples and altars. This afternoon, visit the renowned Mayan World Museum of Merida where you can discover a remarkable collection of artefacts. This evening, enjoy an elegant dinner with cocktails on board.

Day 9 - Nolo

In the Mayan town of Nolo, meet the local community and gain an intimate view of Mexican life. You will have the opportunity to witness a healing Shamanic ceremony performed by a Mayan priest which is a cultural experience rarely afforded to visitors. Then visit the amazing Sotuta De Peon, the last working Hacienda in the Yucatan peninsula.

Day 10 - Campeche

Disembark Victory II. Spend two days exploring the colonial gem of Campache; a UNESCO World Heritage site. From the charming main plaza of town, enjoy a narrated Trolley Tour past the pastel-hued buildings and centuries-old mansions. Next discover the Colonial fortifications at San Miguel. Then at the Archaeological Museum, see ancient tools made of ceramic and obsidian and the famous jade mask excavated from a Mayan tomb at Calakmul. Take a break from sightseeing to have lunch at Palapa del Tío Fito. Then a walking tour will show more of Campeche's historic landmarks. Admire the lovely yellow façade of San Roque Church and the Cathedral. Also see the King's Lieutenant's House, the former residence of the Spanish King's military representative in the Yucatan. After sightseeing, arrive at the Hotel Plaza Campeche here in the historic heart of town. You'll have time to refresh and relax in your room before dining this evening at La Parrilla. Enjoy fine Mexican cuisine served in a setting that blends Colonial architecture and contemporary flair. Then we head to the central plaza for Celebramos Campeche. Projected onto the façade of a historic building, this 30-minute Sound + Light Show uses exciting visuals and music to tell the history of Campeche.

Day 11 - Campeche

After breakfast, visit one of Campeche's colonial-era homes which offers a deeper look into the cultural heritage of this historic town. Also learn about one of the region's most famous crafts and exports. Known locally as Jipiiapas, this Yucatan version of the Panama hat is still woven by hand from the pliable leaves of the Jipiiapa palm tree. Just north of Campeche, the village of Becal is especially known for the fine quality of its hats. All Victory guests will receive a personal "Jipiiapas Panama Hat" to take home with them. At midday, you'll have free time to explore on your own, with lunch at a restaurant that you choose, compliments of Victory II. This evening, enjoy a private folkloric ballet performance at the historic Teatro Toro and dinner at La Pigua. Return to your hotel for this final night of the Land of the Maya.

Day 12 - Campeche - Miami (USA)

After breakfast, head to the airport for the flight to Miami.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 9-night all-inclusive cruise on Victory II including an overnight safari
  • 2-night hotel stay in Campeche
  • Flight between Miami and Campeche
  • Three themed afternoon teas and daily cocktail hour
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Lecture programme with expert guest speakers
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary drinks throughout including house wine, beer, spirits, coffee, tea, juice, soft drinks and filtered water

Price Does Not Include

  • Gratuities
  • Return flights from the UK and transfers - these can be arranged, please contact for more details
  • Port charges
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