Mexico New 'Insider Microadventures' with Grand Velas Riviera Maya By Meagan Drillinger / September 19, 2017 Share 1 The Pyramid of the Magician at Uxmal. Photo Credit: Meagan Drillinger -- The Grand Velas Riviera Maya is now offering new Insider Microadventures for guests to experience some of the great cultural highlights in the destination. Two experiences are now offered: one to Chichen Itza and the other to Uxmal and the colonial city of Merida, with transportation in private plane included.The resort's microadventure to Chichen Itza features a private tour guide to explore the complex, the largest pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people, which was developed between 750 and 900 A.D. Also at the site, guests will be treated to a three-course menu of regional favorites and swimming in a cenote.As a second option, guests can explore the ruins of Uxmal and Merida, the largest city on the Yucatan peninsula. Representing the pinnacle of late Mayan art and architecture in its design, layout and ornamentation, Uxmal is one of the most important archaeological sites of Mayan culture. A private guide will show guests around the Unesco World Heritage Site, including the towering Pyramid of the Magician and the Governor's Palace, which is more than 12,000 square feet in total. After visiting Uxmal, the experience features private transportation to Merida for a lunch and city tour complete with carriage ride down the Paseo de Montejo for a glimpse at the elaborate homes that still line the Main Street. The three-night Insider Microadventure to Chichen Itza starts at $3,960 and the Insider Microadventure for Uxmal and Merida begins at $4,545.