Package Debut Celebrates the Best of Riviera Maya Culture and History
Continuously recognized as one of Mexico’s best resorts, Rosewood Mayakoba has launched the “Seven Wonders of the Yucatan” package, a curated collection of experiences unique to Riviera Maya that celebrates the very best of the region’s rich culture and history. During the course of the stay, guests will be treated to seven exceptional experiences, including:
Whale Shark Expedition: An experience unique to the region, this first “wonder” allows guests to swim with whale sharks, the largest living fish species, which feed in the water surrounding the Yucatan Peninsula from June to mid-September. Guests partake in this experience in pairs accompanied by an expert guide.
Half-Day Sea and Cave Snorkeling Expedition: This expedition combines a snorkeling journey to one of the world’s largest underground river systems and a special inlet on the Caribbean Sea. While swimming the crystal waters of the underground sacred rivers, guests are exposed to one of the most impressive underground caverns in the region. The expedition continues towards an exclusive inlet of clear, calm and inviting Caribbean waters – perfect conditions for snorkeling. Underwater rock formations create a fascinating sub-aquatic terrain and the ideal habitat for exotic marine creatures.
Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve: This is an unforgettable day exploring the beauty of Sian Ka’an, the first established Biosphere Reserve in Mexico. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to 800 plant species, 350 species of birds and a plethora of animals. Participants can enjoy a ride in the natural mangrove canals, visit a small archeological site once used by the Mayans as a trading post, and conclude the day with swimming and lunch on the beach.
The Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza: Chichen Itza once served as the political, economic and ceremonial center of Mayan civilization. The famous Mayan pyramids are over 1,500 years old and are dubbed one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. A certified guide escorts guests through “El Castillo” pyramid and enlightens listeners on the fascinating Mayan culture. Following, there is a visit to Valladolid, a colonial city once known as the capital of Spanish power. Highlights include the city’s ornate architecture, special market places and a Franciscan convent.
Dive The Great Mayan Reef: Home to the world’s second largest reef, diving in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula cannot be beat.
Shaman Blessing: Guests partake in a 30-minute signature ritual performed by a traditional Mayan shaman at the Spa Palapa, decorated with candles and perfumed with incense.
Gastronomical Tour: For the ultimate culinary experience, guests enjoy a multi-course, gastronomic journey throughout the property by private boat. Beginning with appetizers served on the rooftop terrace or patio of the suite, guests are then transported via private boat to Punta Bonita, the resort’s traditional Mexican restaurant, for the main course served alongside Caribbean Sea views. Finally, the boat will lead to Casa del Lago for dessert.
“Seven Wonders of the Yucatan” package rates start from USD5,338 for two adults and up to two children under 12 years of age, including four nights accommodation in a Lagoon Studio Suite and all seven activities. Valid until 15 October 2014, rates exclude tax and service charge and the package is subject to availability.