Yucatan Experience and Haciendas

Yucatan Experience and Haciendas Tour

DAY 1. CANCÚN – UXMAL – MÉRIDA

This exciting adventure in the Yucatan begins with an early morning departure from Cancun in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles. You’ll meet your friendly bilingual guide who will accompany you throughout the journey and get to know one another on the drive to the state of Yucatan, first stop, Uxmal. This is one of the most important cities in Mayan history.

Its monumental urban conception, impressive architecture and artistic Puuc-style ornamentation have earned it recognition as a World Heritage Site. Here we will visit: The Governor’s Palace, The Quadrangle of the Nuns and The House of the Turtles. Time for lunch (Does not include drinks).

After your guided tour of the Uxmal Mayan ruins, we will proceed directly to the city of Mérida, founded in 1542 by Francisco de Montejo, and built on the site of the ancient Mayan city of T’ho. In Mérida you will enjoy a guided tour and visit its historic center with five centuries of history that can be seen in its impressive buildings and palaces, and in its modern avenues, such as Paseo de Montejo, whose design was inspired by the Campos Elysees of Paris. At the end of the tour, we will check in to the hotel and have the afternoon free to explore the city and try a delicious typical dinner of the region in a Merida restaurant.

DAY 2. (THURSDAY) YUCATAN HACIENDAS AND THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF CENOTES

After breakfast at your Merida hotel we will start the day visiting the Hacienda Henequenera de Yaxcopoil, “Place of the green poplars” founded in the seventeenth century and considered to be one of the most important rustic farms for its size and magnificence. We will explore the spaces and furnishings that they used in their heyday. Then we will visit and swim in 2 different types of cenotes, one open and the other in a stunning cave.

These cenotes are unique natural treasures with crystal clear waters. After the tour of the nature reserve we will have time for lunch (Does not include drinks) At the end of lunch, we will visit the Hacienda de Ochil, one of the main farms whose production of henequen fiber at the end of the 19th century helped bring prosperity to Yucatán. Here we will enjoy a fascinating guided tour where we can appreciate the beautiful main gate with a Moorish style arch and with neoclassical influence, the facade of the house that has four main arches, the stone staircase, the house of the foreman, the original fireplace of the hacienda, and the former powerhouse where the machinery that was put into motion for the henequen shredder is preserved to date.

Return to the city of Mérida for night two in the hotel.

3. (FRIDAY) MÉRIDA – CHICHÉN ITZÁ – CANCÚN

After breakfast we will start the day visiting Izamal, a colonial city with the hallmarks of a small town founded in 1553 by Franciscan monks where all the houses are painted yellow. In this guided tour of Izamal “The Yellow City”, you will visit the main attractions and a tour of the Ex Convent of San Antonio de Padua, which is considered the second largest atrium in the world, just behind St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican. Finally, we will leave for the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan city in the world declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 by UNESCO and a New Wonder of the World since 2007. This archaeological zone surrounded by mysticism and history, you will be amazed with its incredible buildings : the Main Esplanade, the Observatory, the Ball Court (the largest in Mesoamerica!), the Court of the Thousand Columns, the Temple of the Warriors and the Sacred Cenote, as well as the spectacular Pyramid of Kukulkán. After the tour of the archaeological zone we will have time for lunch (does not include drinks) and then return to the city of Cancun.

A three day, two night tour of Yucatan to discover the magic of Haciendas, the natural wonders of cenotes and the culture and history of Merida and Izamal.

Itinerary

Day 1. Cancun Uxmal and Mérida.
Visit to Uxmal.
Visit to the Governor’s Palace.
Visit to the quadrangle of the nuns and the House of the Turtles.
Time for lunch (Does not include drinks).
Visit to the city of Mérida.
Tour in the historic center.
Visit to Paseo de Montejo.
Back to the hotel.
City tour.
Typical dinner of the region in a restaurant.

Day 2. Haciendas and Yucatan natural wonders.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit to the Hacienda de Henequenera de Yaxcopoil
Visit to two types of cenotes, one open and the other cavern
Visit to the Hacienda de Ochil
Return to the city of Mérida and lodging.

Day 3. Mérida – Chichén Itzá – Cancun
Visit to Izamal
Panoramic tour and visit to the Ex convent of San Antonio de Padua
Visit to the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá
Return to the city of Cancun

Operations Dates

Wednesday departure, private

Duration

3 days, 2 nights

Includes

2 nights of lodging in Mérida in Plan with Breakfast.
Round-trip transportation Cancun – Mérida – Cancun.
Official bilingual guide.
Entrance fees to the archaeological sites described in the package.
Visit and panoramic tour of the City of Izamal.
Visit to Hacienda Yaxcopoil and Ochil, typical lunch,
access and swim in Cenotes.

Not includes

Tips and souvenirs.
Photo package.
Meals during the stay in Mérida.

Recommendations

Bring for the tour:
Swimwear
Towels
Sunscreen
Insect repellent
Change of clothes
Comfortable shoes
Money for personal expenses.

Restrictions

Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Use a mask (optional).
During the tour keep a distance of at least 6 feet (2 meters). You must shower before the cenote activity.

Extra information

Disponible para infantes: No
Recomendable para niños: No
¿Incluye transportación?: Yes
¿Debe estar en buena condición física?: Yes
¿Recomendable para mujeres embarazadas?: No
Idiomas: English/Spanish
Temporada: All year

Note

Service for 4-10 pax

Keeping you safe during COVID-19

All safety and hygiene protocols are correctly applied in all our tours and activities.
What you can expect during your visit?
• Face masks required for travelers in public areas
• Face masks required for guides in public areas
• Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
• Social distancing enforced throughout experience
• Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
• Gear/equipment sanitized between use
• Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
• Guides required to regularly wash hands
• Regular temperature checks for staff
• Temperature checks for travelers upon arriva

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