A Perfect Week in Mexico

Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or an urban explorer, nature lover or history buff, for the adventurous at heart, Mexico never ceases to amaze. With the help of our SELECT In-Country Partners, our travel advisors can customize action-packed tours in Mexico and other countries around the globe — and they all come with the luxury and VIP treatment you have come to expect from the SELECT program. Here, we dive into what could be your perfect week on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
Day 1

Fly into Cancun and check in to the Paradisus Cancun, a SELECT property next to the ocean. As the welcoming water calls your name, you head straight to the white-sand beach and sink into your relaxing Bali Bed, which is complimentary, since you booked this SELECT property through one of our advisors. You enjoy the warm breezes and whispering waves so much, you order room service to be brought to your beach beds.

Day 2

Today, you go beyond the beach in a private catamaran, smoothly sailing across the bay of Cancun to Isla Mujeres in style. Since this is a private excursion, you get to choose your activity: swim alongside majestic whale sharks or head to the Underwater Museum of Art (MUSA), where you can view more than 500 underwater sculptures by either glass-bottom boat or scuba diving.

Day 3

Today, you step back into history with a visit to Chichen Itza. Named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, this sprawling monument to Maya civilization never fails to impress. Your expert guide explains the astronomical and engineering accomplishments, adding color and context to your tour. The day ends atop El Castillo, the 98-foot-high pyramid dedicated to the plumed serpent Kukulkan, where the views are simply jaw-dropping. Afterward, take a short drive to Merida for your overnight stay.

Day 4

The captivating capital of Yucatan, Merida is the ideal city to immerse yourself into the history and culture of Mexico. A small, walkable city filled with tree-lined boulevards, grand plazas and pastel-colored buildings, this is an architectural dream come true. Spend a relaxing day here diving deeper into history at the Mayan World Museum, sitting at an open-air cafe watching pedestrians stroll along the famed Paseo de Montejo, exploring the city by horse and carriage or sampling the local craft beers at Cerveza Patito.

Day 5

Today, you submerge into the magical world of cenotes. Found throughout the Yucatan, these freshwater sinkholes are part of a vast underground river system. Draped in lush jungle foliage and filled with mesmerizing turquoise water, you only need to see a picture to understand the spellbinding appeal. Next you travel to Xenotes Oasis Maya for a full-day tour through the popular adventure park Xcaret, which includes swimming, zip lining, kayaking and rappelling.

Day 6

Travel south from Cancun along the shore for a private tour of Tulum, the second-most photogenic ruins in the world (the Acropolis is hard to beat!). Feel your jaw literally drop as you gaze out over the Caribbean Sea and explore the temples honoring the gods of the wind and rain. As you explore this cliff-topped archeological site, you learn more mesmerizing insights about Maya history and cosmology from your expert guide. End the tour with a welcoming swim in the cool Caribbean waters, peering up from the waves to see Tulum's iconic "Castillo" silhouetted in the setting sun.

Day 7

Wake up back at the Paradisus Cancun and enjoy your complimentary buffet breakfast, compliments of you booking this SELECT property through one of our advisors. Afterward, you are privately transported to Cancun International Airport. The journey home flies by as you flip through the photos on your phone, amazed at all of the adventures you enjoyed under the smiling sun in Mexico.

Contact your travel advisor today to book this Mexico itinerary!