Holbox is an amazing Island in the north of Yucatan peninsula. With only 1,200 people living there it´s paradise. Cars are not allowed in the Island, so we move around with golf carts and bicycles. Fishing is the main activity on the Island so expect awesome seafood and great vibes.
The final group came out to be 18 adventurers, so we had to make some changes in order to have the best time during this trip.
Bamboo Life Travel does not include alcohol on any trip or activity unless its marked on the following itinerary.
SATURDAY 20 CANCUN - HOLBOX
12:00 AM - 1:30 PM Pick up at Cancun Intl Airport
Please try everyone to be on the same flight so we don´t have to wait
We are going to have lunch in Holbox at 4:00, we will stop on the way to get some snacks. (not included)
FLIGHTS FROM WASHINGTON TO CANCUN:
UNITED ARRIVING AT 11:10 AM
SOUTHWEST ARRIVING AT 12:40 AM
SPIRIT ARRIVING AT 12:45
1:30 PM Private Vans to the docks at Chiquila for ferry to Holbox Island
4:00 PM Check in at Hotel Iguana next to the beach
4:30 PM Lunch at the hotel beach club.
Alcoholic drinks included: only beer
6:30 PM - SUNSET: Walk to the bar at the end of the beach "Zomay" for one epic sunset view.
Alcoholic drinks included: only beer
9:00 PM Dinner at restaurant Sushi de Holbox.
Non alcoholic drinks and Beer included.
FREE CHOICE OF NIGHTLIFE (Not included and optional)
Hostel Che (pool parties)
Bar La Esquina
Bar El Holboxeño
IMPORTANT: Bring cash for souvenirs, in some places they do not accept credit cards and there is only 1 ATM on the island.
SUNDAY 21 HOLBOX ISLAND
8:00-10:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Free time to explore the Island. There are some cool local stores selling mostly handmade typical art. All the locals are really friendly, we will guide you to where to go.
2:00 PM - Chill Out at Beach Club Las Hamacas
3:00 PM Lunch at the beach club
At the beach club you can rent: kayaks / stand up paddles / snorkel.
Alcoholic drinks are not included
7:30 PM Dinner at Restaurant Champulin or Peleones TO BE CONFIRMED
Non alcoholic drinks and Beer included
NIGHTLIFE: Tribu Hostel bar that has live music, Nice place for some Sunday drinks with caribean vibes (Not included and optional)
MONDAY 22 HOLBOX
8:00 10:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel
9:30 AM Golf karts take us to the main dock
10:00 - 1:00 PM Boat ride to 3 iconic places in Holbox
Bird Island (observatory of all the species)
Beach of love (white sand and awesome walks)
Natural waterhole next to the ocean (we can swim there)
2:00 -7:00 PM Free time in the island, free choice of lunch and activities. (not included)
Activities you can do:
Rent a bike and tour around the coast line
Stand Up Paddle
7:00 - 9:00 PM Dinner at Italian restaurant Casa Nostra Rooftop
Alcoholic drinks are not included.
9:00 - 11:00 Look for Bioluminescence at the beach (we depend on climate and the moon)
If the conditions for bioluminescence are not right we will set up "movies at the beach"
TUESDAY 23 HOLBOX - VALLADOLID - BACALAR
A city over 450 years old filled with colonial buildings this is a must on our journey between Holbox and Bacalar.
8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast at Holbox Hotel
9:30 AM Check out and Golf Carts back to the docks
10:30-12:00 PM Vans to Bacalar via Valladolid
Stop to Coba Mayan Ruins
Stop at a wild Monkey Sanctuary
2:00 PM Lunch at Valladolid in restaurant Casona de Valladolid for regional Yucatan buffet.
4:30 PM Check in at the hotels
Casa Marvan (14 people)
Room A: 2 people
Room B: 2 people
Room C: 4 people 2 king beds
Room D: 4 people 2 king beds
2 lodges for 2 people each
Sunset: Casa Bamboo Deck with epic drinks.
8:30 PM Dinner at Casa Bamboo with a regional private chef.
9:30 - 12:00 PM Drinks at Casa Bamboo´s rooftop with Jacuzzi
12:30 PM Lights out
Please no after party because next day we have one epic day prepared for you.
WEDNESDAY 24 BACALAR
Named also "the 7-color lagoon" this place is paradise; the water is as clear as it can get. Surrounded by waterholes this is the perfect spot for our second destination.
10:00 AM We leave the houses to Bacalar Village
10:30-12:00 AM Awesome Breakfast at Los Aluxes Restaurant
IMPORTANT: Bring spare change of clothes for the firepit, we will have it at this awesome place near downtown. We rented 4 rooms so we can change there and take a quick shower.
12:30 PM Vans to the docks for our private party boats! Open bar and waiters on each boat. Please bring:
Bamboo Life Sunglasses
Phone for awesome pictures
Windbreaker for the ride back and firepit
Please do not bring anything else, we need all the space on the boats. Try to share backpacks.
2:00 - 3:00 PM We do some cool sightseeing and take a dip into awesome waterholes and some historic landmarks.
3:00 - 3:45 PM Deep blue waterhole surrounded by jungle, lets swim there.
4:00 PM Stop at white sandy shores next to small islands.
4:30 - 5:30 PM Lunch time on white sandy shores
6:00 - Sunset We navigate to a special spot in the middle of nowhere and wait for the sunset with epic music.
We will have a waiter on each boat
Fresh ceviche and shrimp cocktails will be served while you stand on white sand.
7:30 PM Boats drop everyone at Hotel Casa Tortuga and we will have a Firepit ready with awesome music. We can change in private rooms and take a quick shower.
8:00 PM Dinner at Casa Tortuga
Alcoholic drinks not included (bring cash, they dont accept credit cards)
10:30 PM Music and bar closes but trust us, you will be begging for your bed after this epic day!
THURSDAY 25 BACALAR
9:30 - 11:00 AM Breakfast at Casa Bamboo
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY (not included / 50 USD per person)
11:30 AM Vans to the Zip lines in the jungle next to the lagoon
Small Backpack with water and snacks
If you don´t want to do the Zip Line, there is also bike trails around the jungle for rent
IN CASE YOU DONT WANT TO DO THE ZIP LINE:
Bring swimming suit and you can chill at the docks at the zip line park
Stay at bamboo house and enjoy a quiet day at the property.
3:30 PM Back to the hotel to get a quick shower and change to ALL WHITE
4:00 PM Vans to downtown
4:30 - 7:00 PM Free time to explore downtown and have lunch (not included)
At the central plaza you can visit the fort and awesome local artisans work.
7:30 PM We meet at the Bacalar sign in the central park by the fort
8:00 - 10:30 PM Dinner at La Playita Restaurant
Dress Code: ALL WHITE (at least top part, use light colors on shorts)
Alcoholic drinks not included at La Payita
Optional open bar for 25 USD (For open bar the entire group needs to pay, if not the resturant can´t give us that option)
10:00 - 12:00 PM Beers at local hippie bar "Galeon Pirata"
Alcoholic Drinks not included at Galeon Pirata (cash only, it´s really cheap)
12:00 AM First Van back to the hotels
1:00 AM Second Van back to the hotels
Remember we have Tulum on the weekend, don't party too hard.
FRIDAY 26 BACALAR - TULUM
8:00 - 10:00 AM Breakfast at Casa Bamboo
10:00 - 11:00 AM Chill at the hotel docks, both are epic!
11:30 AM Check Out
12:00 PM Vans to Tulum
1:00 PM Check in at your hotel
Hotel A 14 people: Papaya Playa
Hotel B 4 people: Nativus Tulum
Only 2 rooms recommended for couples AND nature lovers
Free choice for Lunch
7:30 PM Vans pick everyone up at their hotels, please be ready and outside your Hotel.
8:00 PM Dinner at Humo Tulum
Amazing restaurant with the best regional dishes
Alcoholic drinks not included
10:30 PM Party at the best club or bar that night (optional, not included)
Everyone is free to come back to the hotels at the time they want, there are taxis everywhere just make sure to have cash on you.
SATURDAY 27 TULUM
8:00 - 10:00 AM Breakfast at Hotels
9:00 AM Tulum Mayan Ruins (optional)
10:00 - 2:00 PM Vans to Bahia de Soliman for snorkeling in the reef and chill out at this amazing place
2:00 -3:30 PM Lunch at Chamicos (Awesome ceviche and seafood)
4:30 PM - SUNSET: Bar Ciel - Awesome place at the beach for sunset drinks and food. (to be confirmed, depends on the DJ´s, but we will take you to the best spot)
Enjoy the last sunset all together.
7:30 PM Back to the hotels to get changed
8:30 PM Last dinner free choice
Recomendations: Be Tulum / Gitano
11:00 PM - LATE : Final Party at Papaya Playa with live DJ and the best party in town. This is where our trip ends with you epic people
We will be there with you to celebrate this amazing week.
You are responsible for your own, please don´t do anything crazy : )
PLEASE REMEMBER YOU HAVE EARLY FLIGHTS FROM CANCUN AND IT TAKES 1:30 HOURS TO GET THERE FROM TULUM.
SUNDAY 28 TULUM - CANCUN AIRPORT
8:00 - 10:00 AM Breakfast at Hotels
We will have 2 Vans leaving Tulum to Cancun Airport at different times depending on everyone´s flight.
VAN A: LEAVES TULUM AT 11 AM @ Cancun Airport
VAN B: LEAVES TULUM AT 12 PM @ Cancun Airport
We will change the Van Departure dates when we have everyone´s flight information.
If your flight is later or realy early please ask for a taxi on the lobby
ALL PRICES ARE IN MEXICAN PESOS
TOTAL AMOUNT FOR ALL THE THINGS INCLUDED: 1300 USD PER PERSON (Estimated rate of $20 MXN to $1 USD)
WE ARE GOING TO A LOCATION WHERE THERE ARE HURRACAINS JUST LIKE MIAMI, IN CASE THIS HAPPENS WE WILL REFUND THE AMOUNT LEFT AFTER PAYING THIRD PARTIES LIKE: HOTELS/TRANSPORT/RESTAURANTS/ACTIVITIES
WE WILL BE MONITORING THE WEATHER
Alcohol is not included unless mentioned
Food is included except mentioned
Optional Activities are mentioned, some are not included
MAXIMUM 25 PEOPLE
ALL BUDGETS ARE BASED ON A 25 PEOPLE OCCUPANCY, WE WILL MODIFY IT DEPENDING ON THE FINAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE.
BAMBOO LIFE TRAVEL IS A NON PROFIT AGENCY, ALL WE ASK IS TO WEAR OUR SUNGLASSES. WE WILL GIVE YOU A 50% CODE SO WE CAN TAKE AMAZING PICTURES
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