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Birding the Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan from the Caribbean to Palenque

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Program #3713RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 34 total, 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Low Fat; Vegetarian; Low Salt.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Courtyard Marriott Cancun: Cancun, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: This new hotel provides guests with excellent service, spacious rooms and open public areas. One of the most important highlights of this property is its location, only 5 minutes from Cancun International Airport. Courtyard by Marriott Cancun offers a free shuttle to its beach club, and also to Cancun's downtown area.

Contact info:
Bvl. Luis Donaldo Colosio Km. 12.5 Lte. 1 SMZA.301
Quintana Roo, Mexico
phone: +529982872200
web: www.cancun.com/Hotels/Courtyard-Marriott-Cancun/

Room amenities: High speed internet access, desk, a large LCD TV, air-conditioning.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an excellent restaurant serving a variety of delicious dishes. El Henequen resembles an old elegant ''Hacienda'' from the Yucatan Peninsula. The hotel also features a swimming pool.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Subject to availability.
Please contact your program provider, Holbrook Travel, for additional information. 1-800-866-7111.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Hotel Mayaland - Chichen Itza: Chichen Itza, 2 nights
Type: Resort

Description: Mayaland was the first hotel built at Chichen Itza (in 1923) and, with its superb location amidst the temples, the first within an ancient site in the world. In its way, it's as much a landmark as the pyramids that tower above it. Mayaland is a creation of Old Yucatan, built and operated by its original owners and their descendants in a style reminiscent of the hacienda nobility of a century ago. Its air of genteel hospitality and old-fashioned charm is a legacy enhanced by the addition of every amenity. The grounds are alive with birdsong and butterflies, and all the exotic fruits and flowers of tropical Yucatan. Over 100 acres of gardens surround the main house. The main building was designed by Sylvanus G. Morley, the head of the Carnegie expedition that rebuilt Chichen Itza in the 1920's. Its Hacienda style main corridor faces the Mayan Observatory. The Mayaland Hotel is an experience in itself; one that will enrich your stay at Chichen Itza.

Contact info:
Near Chichen Itza
Chichen Itza, Mexico
phone: +8002354079
web: www.mayaland.com/mayaland.php

Room amenities: Spacious air-conditioned rooms with ceiling fans, satellite TV, mini bars, bathroom hand-tiled in ceramic, marble and stone, tubs, breezy private balconies.

Facility amenities: Pools, four restaurants, convention hall, masseuse, craft shop, tennis courts, interconnected paths, over five kilometers of trails, golf cart service.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

El Castellano Hotel - Merida: Merida, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The El Castellano Hotel is just two blocks from the main square of Merida. Within walking distance is the 16th-century Cathedral, the Casa de Montejo, once the home of Francisco de Montejo, the Spanish knight who founded the city in 1542, and Government House, an elegant building famous for its collection of murals by Yucatecan painter Fernando Castro Pacheco. Also within walking distance: the site of the Church of the Third Order, the University of the Yucatán which dates from 1618, Peon Contreras Theater and Santa Lucía Park.

Contact info:
Calle 57 No. 513 entre Celle 62 y 64, Centro
Merida, Yucatan, CP97000 Mexico
phone: +8778527676
web: www.elcastellano.com

Room amenities: Central air-conditioning, Electronic safety deposit box, Cable TV, Bathroom with tub (except in single), Electronic locks, Hair dryer, Coffee machine, Telephone with voice mail, Wi-Fi Connection, Mini-bar, Ironing board.

Facility amenities: Swimming pool, restaurant serving Yucatecan cuisine and International favorites, lobby bar, convention facilities, a Business Center, wireless Internet.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Baluartes Campeche: Campeche, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel is located across the street from the malecon (waterfront) and 2 blocks from Campeche's historic center.

Contact info:
Av. 16 de Septiembre # 128
Campeche, 24000 Mexico
phone: +52 -981 8163911
web: www.baluartes.com.mx/eng/main.htm

Room amenities: Air conditioning, cable TV, telephone,

Facility amenities: Pool, restaurant, bar, coffee shop, conference room, and gift shop.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Chicanna Ecovillage Resort: Xpujil, 2 nights
Type: Resort

Description: Eco-friendly property located approximately 5 miles from the town of Xpuhil. The accommodations are carefully designed to make use of natural methods of ventilation, making air conditioning obsolete. Solar power is used to heat water for the resort and its guests. Attractive gardens and trails offer guests a tranquil setting in which to enjoy their downtime between excursions to nearby archaeological sites.

Contact info:
Carretera Escarcega-Chetumal Km 144
Xpujil, Mexico
phone: +52 (981) 8119192
web: www.chicannaecovillageresort.com

Room amenities: Private bathrooms with hot and cold water, ceiling fan, and a balcony with garden view.

Facility amenities: Two restaurants, swimming pool, gardens, trails, and internet access.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Hotel La Aldea del Halach Huinic: Palenque, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: This charming hotel is perched on a forested hillside, off the main road to the Palenque ruins and a short drive from town. Thatched cabañas have spacious rooms with high ceilings and covered patios with hammocks. Lush and colorful tropical vegetation surround the buildings--instilling a sense of privacy and peacefulness.

Contact info:
Km 2.8 Carretera a las Ruinas
Palenque, 29960 Mexico
phone: +9163451693
web: www.hotellaaldea.net

Room amenities: Rooms have AC, private baths, coffee makers and terraces.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include medical services, swimming pool, laundry service, internet access, tour desk, and a ballroom.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Cabañas Valle Escondido: Bonampak, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
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Piedras Negras, Mexico
phone: +00000000000
Room amenities: Double occupancy rooms with private baths.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Hotel La Aldea del Halach Huinic: Palenque, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: This charming hotel is perched on a forested hillside, off the main road to the Palenque ruins and a short drive from town. Thatched cabañas have spacious rooms with high ceilings and covered patios with hammocks. Lush and colorful tropical vegetation surround the buildings--instilling a sense of privacy and peacefulness.

Contact info:
Km 2.8 Carretera a las Ruinas
Palenque, 29960 Mexico
phone: +9163451693
web: www.hotellaaldea.net

Room amenities: Rooms have AC, private baths, coffee makers and terraces.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include medical services, swimming pool, laundry service, internet access, tour desk, and a ballroom.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Hyatt Regency Villahermosa: Villahermosa, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Only ten minutes from central Villahermosa and 20 minutes from Villahermosa Airport, the hotel is directly across from Tomás Garrido Park and near La Venta Park Museum.

Contact info:
Ave. Juarez #106, Col. Linda Vista
Villahermosa, 86040 Mexico
phone: +52 993 310 1234
web: villahermosa.regency.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/

Room amenities: Separate sitting area Enhanced work desk lighting Marble bath Iron/ironing board 24-hour room service Coffee maker Cable/satellite TV channels Individual air conditioning control In-room safe Morning newspaper Telephone Internet

Facility amenities: Gardens, pool, conference center, spa, sports bar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: Prices subject to change
Additional nights subject to hotel availability.



The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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Included
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12 nights of accommodations
34 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
20 Field trips

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4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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