2023 Mayan Splendor

March 14 – 21, 2023
Trip Operator: AHI Travel (Learn more, and book online.)
Price: From $3,195 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 8 days
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Embark on an enriching and exciting cultural exploration in Mexico, named Travel + Leisure’s 2022 Destination of the Year. The Yucatán’s Mayan riches and historic grandeur await you on this seven-night, first-class journey based in the charming colonial city of Mérida. Marvel at the monumental ancient cities of Chichén Itzá and Uxmal, both UNESCO World Heritage sites, while learning about the extraordinary Mayan civilization from expert guides and lecturers. Head to Izamal, Yucatán’s Yellow City, to soak up its radiant architecture, and admire coral-pink flamingos in the tranquil Celestún Estuary.

You’ll also enjoy exploring Mérida’s inviting streets, buzzing with dynamic culture, top-notch food and warm hospitality, and relish joyful performances featuring Mariachi music and swirling dancers. Other engaging excursions introduce you to local artisans and a beautiful underground cenote. Plus, choose a fun Mérida tour that speaks to you, focused on street food, honey bees or a historic mansion. This small-group experience includes a travel director and a generous meal plan with wine at dinner. No single supplement.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Mérida
  • Day 3 : Uxmal | Muna | Peba
  • Day 4 : Celestún Estuary
  • Day 5 : Chichén Itzá
  • Day 6 : Hoctún | Izamal
  • Day 7 : Mérida
  • Day 8 : Depart for U.S.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a Carolina Alumni member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or become a Carolina Alumni member online.

Additional Information

Note: Trip schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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