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Haciendas of the Yucatan

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,796

Spend time in the Yucatan Peninsula with its amazing and outstanding Mayan archaeological sites giving you a good idea of how this civilization lived. Of particular note are Uxmal and Chichen itza. Also enjoy a stay in Merida, the Yucatan’s largest city.


The Yucatan Peninsula contains the most popular beach resort of Cancun, a fairly recently man-made resort dating back to 1970 before which it did not exist as such and is Mexico’s showcase resort. It is naturally endowed with turquoise waters and powdery white sandy beaches. It is here you start tour with an overnight’s accommodation. 

The Yucatan is home to many excellent archaeological sites of the Mayan civilization. Your first introduction is at Tixkokob to visit the Ekbalam archaeological site built between 700 and 1000 AD and includes the three ceremonial sculptures and the main pyramid known as La Torre (The Tower). Later visit the city of Valladolid, the second largest city in the Yucatan. Continue to your overnight hacienda stay in Chichen. 

The next day visit the ancient archaeological site of Dzibilchaltun founded in 600 BC and famous for its old temple and its once astronomical importance. Then head to Temozon where you will stay in a hacienda for 2 nights with a day at leisure to enjoy your accommodation. 


Depart from Temozon and travel to the Uxmal, an important Mayan site. Its buildings are noted for their size and decoration. Thanks to its good state of preservation, it is one of the few Mayan cities where the visitor can get a good idea of how the entire ceremonial centre looked in ancient times. Then it’s on to Uayamon for overnight.

This is followed by an early morning visit to Edzna, a Mayan city which traded mainly with Tikal by whom it was architecturally influenced. Then continue to Campeche, a city founded in 1540 and the oldest city in Yucatan Peninsula. The city centre has some beautifully preserved colonial buildings painted in pastel colours. Then it’s on to Mérida, a city of contrasts. You will find elegant hotels, restaurants and malls plus a large central market and numerous small shops all around the main plaza. Merida has a rich cultural life which also reflects its diversity. Here you can admire monuments such as the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Municipal Palace and the Francisco Montejo's house. Overnight in Merida. 

On your last day visit one of the most impressive archaeological sites not only in Mexico but in the world. Chichen Itza is the largest and most restored site and also the most visited. The Pyramid of Kukulcan or El Castillo is the most famous landmark of Chichen Itza. It was the Mayan capital of Yucatan and flourished between the 5th and 10th centuries AD. Admire the impressive buildings of the northern and central archaeological sites, such as the Kukulcán Temple, the Ball Game, the Observatory, the Warrior's Temple, the Convent of the Nuns and the Sacred Cenote. Later return to Cancun where your tour ends. 


 

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,796

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Day 1

Arrive Cancun

On arrival at Cancun's International airport you will be met and transferred to the Westin Resort Cancun The remainder of the day is at leisure. Accommodation in Ocean View room.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

The Westin Resort and Spa Cancun

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    The Westin Resort and Spa Cancun



    Peacefully resting at the quiet end of Cancun's Hotel Zone, this luxury hotel offers private white-sand beaches with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon.

    Peacefully resting at the quiet end of Cancun's Hotel Zone, this luxury hotel offers private white-sand beaches with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • ATM
    • Babysitting Service
    • Bar
    • Barber/ Beauty Shop
    • Business Centre
    • Car Hire
    • Childrens Playground
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Facilities for Disabled Guests
    • Fax/Photocopying
    • Fitness Centre
    • Gift Shop
    • Hot Tub
    • Ironing Service
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Luggage Storage
    • Massages
    • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Packed Lunches
    • Private Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Sauna
    • Shops
    • Spa and Wellness Centre
    • Sun Terrace
    • Surfing
    • Table Tennis
    • Tennis Court
    • Terrace
    • Tour Desk
    • WiFi

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Day 2

Cancun to Tixkokob

After breakfast you head to Tixkokob with a visit to the Ekbalam archaeological site. Ekbalam is a Mayan word that means "Black Jaguar" and this site was built during the years 700 to 1000 AD. Visitors can admire the Plaza Central that stands out thanks to its three ceremonial sculptures; the main pyramid is known as "La Torre" (The Tower) and is comparable in size to the outstanding Mayan constructions of the southeast Yucatán. The day continues with a brief visit of the city of Valladolid, the Yucatan's second biggest city founded in 1543 by Francisco Montejo and received its name after its homonym city in Spain.

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Duration1 Night
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Hacienda San Jose - Chichen Itza

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    Hacienda San Jose - Chichen Itza



    Magical walkways of gracefully cut flower arches and dirt pathways welcome you to Hacienda San Jose. Exquisite colours pop at every corner of the hacienda, making days brighter and nights more mysterious against the flickering of candles. Located in the northern Yucatan peninsula, this historical ...

    Magical walkways of gracefully cut flower arches and dirt pathways welcome you to Hacienda San Jose. Exquisite colours pop at every corner of the hacienda, making days brighter and nights more mysterious against the flickering of candles. Located in the northern Yucatan peninsula, this historical plantation house is close to the Chichen Itza archaeological site and exudes an atmosphere of the past.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Airport Pick-Up (On Request)
    • Babysitting Service
    • Bicycles
    • Car Rental Available
    • Cooking Classes
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Private Tours
    • Shuttle Service
    • Spa Treatments

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Day 3

Tixkokob to Temozon

Today visit the archaeological site of Dzibilchaltun. This ancient city was founded around 600 B.C. "El Templo de las Siete muñecas" is certainly the most impressive construction of the area, not only for this architecture, but also for its astronomical importance: every equinox it can be observed how the sun crosses through its east door. After that, departure towards Temozón.

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Duration2 Nights
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Hacienda Temozon - Uxmal

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    Hacienda Temozon - Uxmal



    Offering beautiful rooms with terraces, a spa and outdoor swimming pool, Hacienda Temozon overlooks the countryside outside Sinhunchen. Set in tropical gardens, it is housed in a 16th-century Mexican country house.

    Offering beautiful rooms with terraces, a spa and outdoor swimming pool, Hacienda Temozon overlooks the countryside outside Sinhunchen. Set in tropical gardens, it is housed in a 16th-century Mexican country house.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Airport shuttle available $
    • Bar
    • Bicycle hire
    • Car Hire
    • Concierge
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Garden
    • Laundry
    • Luggage Storage
    • Massages
    • Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)
    • Restaurant
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Shuttle Service (Surcharge)
    • Spa
    • Sun Terrace
    • Tennis Court
    • Ticket Service
    • Tour Desk

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Day 4

Temozon

Day at leisure to enjoy this charming hacienda

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Day 5

Temozon to Uayamon

After breakfast, depart to visit the Uxmal archaeological site. Uxmal is a very interesting place due to its delicate architecture and its fine masonry. You will appreciate the "Fortune teller's temple", the highly decorated "Nun's Quadrangle", the "Ball court", the "House of the tortoises" and "The Governor's palace". Uxmal comes from the Mayan "Och Mal" that means "Three constructions". Afterwards the tour continues to Uayamon.

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Duration1 Night
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Hacienda Uayamon - Campeche

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    Hacienda Uayamon - Campeche



    Hacienda Uayamon - Campeche is a restored mansion house located in the countryside, 22km from Campeche Airport. It offers a spa and outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and Mayan-style suites with woven cotton hammocks.

    Hacienda Uayamon - Campeche is a restored mansion house located in the countryside, 22km from Campeche Airport. It offers a spa and outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and Mayan-style suites with woven cotton hammocks.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Airport shuttle available $
    • Bar
    • Car Hire
    • Concierge
    • Free Parking
    • Free WiFi
    • Gift Shop
    • Laundry
    • Luggage Storage
    • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
    • Shuttle Service
    • Tour Desk

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Day 6

Uayamon to Merida

An early morning visit to Edzna. This Mayan city traded mainly with Tikal by whom it was architecturally influenced. At the end of the Classic Period, Edzna lost importance and was abandoned by its ruling class. Then continue to Campeche. This city was founded in 1540 (the oldest city in Yucatan peninsula). The city centre has preserved some beautiful colonial buildings, painted in pastel colors. After that, continue to the "White City", Mérida where visitors can admire the city's main monuments such as: the Cathedral, the Government's Palace, the Municipal Palace and the Francisco Montejo's house.

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Duration1 Night
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Presidente Villa Mercedes

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    Presidente Villa Mercedes



    Presidente Villa Mercedes Mérida was originally a mansion and has been renovated to provide guests with the elegance of the past with the comfort of the present. The hotel has facilities to satisfy the needs of modern executives, as well as those of the tourist. ...

    Presidente Villa Mercedes Mérida was originally a mansion and has been renovated to provide guests with the elegance of the past with the comfort of the present. The hotel has facilities to satisfy the needs of modern executives, as well as those of the tourist. The Business Center offers an array of services and facilities you would find in your own office. When it comes time to relax, the refreshing pool invites you to take a dive or rest surrounded by gardens

    Facilities

    • Concierge
    • Free Parking
    • Gym
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Pool

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Day 7

Merida to Cancun Airport or Riviera Maya via Chichen Itza Ruins

One of the most impressive archealogical sites not only in Mexico but the world - Chichen Itza. Chichen Itza was the Mayan capital of Yucatán and flourished between the 5th and 10th centuries AD. Visitors can admire the impressive buildings of the northern and central archaeological sites, such as: the Kukulcán Temple, the Ball Game, the Observatory, the Warrior's Temple, the Convent of the Nuns and the Sacred Cenote. The trip ends with a transfer to Cancun's international airport for your flight home or why not spend a few more days in the Mexican Riviera?

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DEPARTURES:

Daily January 4 2017- Dec 10 2017

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation in hotels mentioned in program.
  • Daily American Breakfast.
  • Transportation in private Van with air conditioning.
  • English speaking escort guide for the whole trip (the guide also drives the vehicle).
  • Entry to the archaeological sites and museums mentioned.
  • Porter services in airport and hotels.

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Meals not mentioned in the program.
  • Tips to guide
  • Airport taxes
  • Immigration fees for entry and stay in Mexico.

OTHER INFORMATION

High Season prices apply for arrivals from 4th January to 22th April

Low Season prices apply for arrivals from 23rd April to 10th December. Prices for Dec 11tht to Jan 3rd are on request.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Prices are from per person based on twin share, based on current exchange rates and subject to change.

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