Some highlights from the Yucatan – all types of Mexican culture, history and natural splendour is waiting to be discovered. Distances can be long, so check timings! The world famous Chichen Itza Maya site is a spectacular ‘must see’ and is possible in a day trip – but an overnight stay at a nearby hotel makes for a more comfortable and rewarding trip. It is possible to stay in the colonial town of Valladolid and then visit Chichen Itza early morning to avoid most of the crowds. There are also many other fantastic Mayan sites that are closer – Tulum, Coba, Muyil, Ek Balem.