Mexico Yucatán – Spanish Lessons & Culture Tour
- Chichen Itza, largest Mayan archaeological site in Yucatán
- Tour Mérida, the capital city of Yucatán
- Local high school for an “Intercambio” between students
- Grutas de Calcehtok, one of the longest dry-cave systems in the world!
- Community service project in Majahual
- Beach time & snorkeling at Banco Chinchorro
- Snorkeling at the Dos Ojos Cenote, a natural habitat for endangered Green Sea Turtles
- Snorkeling and exploring Cenote Dos Ojos underwater cave system
- Souvenir shopping on Avenida 5
- Mexican cooking class
Evolve Mexico focuses on language, history, civilization, cultural interaction and fun! Adventures are available from the awe-inspiring caves and biology of Yucatán Peninsula, Mayan and Aztec culture and history and lessons about the incredible modern urban central of Mexico City.
Safety is at the forefront of planning for all our Mexico trips. Your Evolve Tour leader will bring this incredible country to life in a way that needs to be seen to be believed.
Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your group, desires, and needs.
Day 1 - Travel to Mexico
Gather for an introduction and orientation session in Mexico. Get a good nights sleep for trip ahead!
Day 2 - Chichen Itza & Merida
Today we visit Chichen Itza, the largest Mayan archaeological site in Yucatán and then continue on to Mérida, the capital of Yucatán. In the afternoon we will participate in an immersive Spanish class with a local instructor.
Day 3 - Merida & Intercambio
Explore the rich history of the capital city, including visits to the Mérida Cathedral, Plaza Grande, and more! Go to a local high school for an “Intercambio” between students. Meet local acquaintances, exchange stories, share cultures and make new friends.
Day 4 - Caving & Travel
Begin our morning with a Spanish class at a local Spanish Center. Then, it’s off for a caving adventure – beginning at a massive 30 meter diameter entrance. Explore deeper and deeper into an underground passage! Afterwards, we continue south through Yucatán to Majahual.
Day 5 - Community Service & Beach Snorkeling
After our morning Spanish lesson, we will put our language skills in action with a community service & interaction program. In the afternoon, we’ll have time for beach lounging and snorkeling. See the colorful coral reef deposits, school of fish and maybe even turtles!
Day 6 - Underwater Caves, Souveniour Shopping, Mexican cooking class
Enjoy our final morning’s Spanish lesson. In the afternoon, explore the third-largest underwater cave system in the world with snorkeling gear! We’ll have the final evening to explore town and souvenir shop before a Mexican cooking class in the evening.
Day 7 - Homeward Bound
Board our group flight home after an amazing trip to the Yucatán, Mexico together.
AirfareRoundtrip group airfare to Cancun, Mexico
BusPrivate bus transportation for duration of trip
Eco LodgeEvolve works with eco-lodges which promote sustainable living practices
HostelCentrally located, student friendly hostels
HotelCentrally located, student friendly, 3 * minimum, acclaimed hotels
Three meals a day included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants, serving authentic cuisine sufficient for all appetites.
A unique ancient Mayan weapon was a “hornet bomb”. They would take an actual hornet’s nest and throw it at their enemies during battle!
Places You’ll Visit
Welcome to Mexico!
The largest Mayan archaeological site in Yucatán.
Explore the capital of Yucatán.
Welcome to the coast.
Explore Akumal's famous 5th Avenue .