Hacienda Tour Deluxe – Private

  • Destination: Campeche, Merida, Yucatan
  • Duration: 8 days

On this exclusive private tour you will stay in the Yucatan´s most majestic haciendas while visiting the most spectacular sites of the region. These former estates feature an area of up to many thousand hectares once used for the production of henequen and which are now immaculately maintained stately grounds. The haciendas have been rebuilt into wonderful hotels. Each of them is unique in their very own way and combine the atmosphere of the 17th century with modern amenities and absolute luxury!

 

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Day 1

Arrival in Cancún

According to your time of arrival you are picked up from the airport in Cancun and brought to your hotel. Overnight stay. (Meals: None)

Day 2

Cancun – Cobá & Balancanché – Hacienda Chichén Resort

After breakfast your Hacienda Tour begins in Coba. Here you will enjoy a guided tour of this large Maya City hidden away in the dense rain forest. Climb the highest pyramid where you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the jungle and the lagoons. After exploring the ruins stop for a quick break in a typical Mexican restaurant located on the Lagoon of Coba. Afterwards continue to the Caves of Balancanche which were discovered only a few decades ago. Here you will explore the underworld of Xibalba where locations used for sacrifice remain untouched. They were used by Priests and Shamans to worship the ancestors and gods. Overnight stay in the Hotel Hacienda Chichen Resort which is located next to the archaeological site of Chichen Itza. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Distance: approx. 200 km, approx. 2 hours

Day 3

Chichén Itzá – Mérida – Hacienda Temozon

After breakfast visit Chichen Itza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and Mexico’s most famous and magnificently restored archeological excavation for a guided tour. Admire the monumental Kukulkan pyramid, which is also known as „El Castillo“ and a variety of other impressive constructions this magical place has to offer. In the afternoon your adventure continues to Merida, the capital of the Yucatan and also known as the „white city“ During a tour of the charming historic center you will visit the oldest Cathedral of the Americas and the Government Palace with its beautiful murals. Then continue to the absolutely beautiful Hacienda Temozon. Enjoy the evening walking through the stately grounds or spoil yourself with a relaxing Maya massage before having dinner. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Distance: approx. 200 km, approx. 3 hours

Day 4

Hacienda Temozon – Yaxcopoil & Celestún – Hacienda Santa Rosa

Today you will visit the former Hacienda Yaxopoil where you have the opportunity to experience the way of life on a sisal Hacienda in the late 19th century. Then you will take a short trip to the small Yucatecan town of Uman where you can explore the multicolored stands of the weekly market held by the Maya population. From here you will head towards the Gulf of Mexico to the fishing village of Celestun where you have the chance to taste the local specialties fresh from the sea in a quaint beachside restaurant. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat trip on the lagoon surrounded by mangroves in the nature reserve of Celestun. This reserve is famous for their colony of flamingos as well as a multitude of other rare coastal birds. The day’s activities end with a trip through the many small Maya villages on your way to the Hacienda Santa Rosa. The intimacy of this 12 room Hacienda is enchanting. Overnight stay.(Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Distance: approx. 180 km, approx. 3 hours

Day 5

Hacienda Santa Rosa – Uxmal & Labná – Hacienda Santa Rosa

In the morning you will visit the archaeological site of Uxmal. The unique architectural design of this site will leave you breathless. You will be filled with respect and admiration at the extent of this beautiful city completed without technical help in the 9th and 10th Century. You will have a break for lunch in a Maya Restaurant where you will have the opportunity to taste traditional Maya cuisine. In the afternoon your trip leads you through picturesque villages on your way to the rarely visited ruins of Labna, one of the most magical places of the Puuc Region. Afterwards you will return to the Hacienda Santa Rosa. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Distance: approx. 200 km, approx. 3 hours

Day 6

Hacienda Santa Rosa – Edzná & Campeche – Hacienda Uayamon

After a delicious breakfast you are off to the ruins of Edzna, the most well known Maya City in the state of Campeche. A large site with a huge Acropolis in different architectural styles and which successfully cultivated the fertile surrounding territory with an ingenious system of irrigation. After exploring this unique excavation site continue to the charming city of Campeche. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a beautifully restored historic center with its dominant bulwarks, old Churches, picturesque Palaces and colorful streets. During a guided walking tour of the city get the feeling that you have gone back to a time when this port town was battled by pirates. The final stop of the day is at the luxurious Hacienda Uaymon, once a splendid property of the sisal Baron Don Fernando Carvajal Estrada. Overnight stay.(Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Distance: approx. 150 km, approx. 2 hours

Day 7

Hacienda Uayamon – Tixkokob & Aké – Hacienda San José Cholul

On today’s tour you will visit Tixkokob, a place of production for famous high quality woven hammocks. From here you will visit Ake, a hidden archaeological site in the middle of a former Sisal Hacienda. The Hacienda has been reopened by neighboring Maya farmers. After exploring the ruins you will leave for the Hacienda San Jose Cholul. This former sisal Hacienda is situated in a wonderful park and shines with the splendor of the colonial era. It also has a restaurant with delicious Maya specialties, large suites and bathrooms, a swimming pool filled with natural spring water and vast gardens, making your stay at the Hacienda a special event. Overnight stay. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Distance: approx. 250 km, approx. 3.5 hours

Day 8

Hacienda San José Cholul – Izamal, Valladolid & Tulum – Cancún

After breakfast you are off to Izamal, the town of three cultures. The custard yellow colonial buildings are surrounded by huge pyramids, like the Kinich Kakmo and the Izamatul which tower above town, reminding you of the famous Itzas and their forcible downfall. The main attraction in this charming town is the extensive Fransiscan Convent. Today it is a pilgrimage site for the Virgin of Izamal, the Patron Saint of the Yucatan. After this visit you will continue on to Valladolid, where you can refresh in the shade of one of the many restaurants in the beautiful colonial plaza. In the afternoon you will visit Tulum, an absolutely beautiful Maya archaeological site of the post classical period which is spectacularly situated on a cliff face overlooking the turquoise ocean. After visiting the excavation you have the opportunity to go swimming at the beautiful beach Playa Paraiso and depending on the rest of your vacation you are brought to the airport or your hotel in Cancun or the Riviera Maya.(Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Distance: approx.250 km, approx. 3.5 hours


Travel route

Hacienda Hotels:

CityHotelNightsRoomPlan

Cancún Westin Cancún 1 Lagoon View DBL
B/B
Chichén Itzá Hacienda Chichén Resort 1 Standard DBL B/B
Mérida (Outskirts) Hacienda Temozon 1 Superior DBL B/B
Mérida (Outskirts) Hacienda Santa Rosa 2 Superior DBL B/B
Campeche Hacienda Uayamon 1 Junior Suite DBL B/B
Mérida (Outskirts) Hacienda San José Cholul 1 Superior DBL B/B

This Buenos Dias Mexico Tour includes:

      • 7 nights in 5 star Luxury hotels, 6 of which are in Starwood Luxury Collection Haciendas
      • Accommodation in double rooms with a private bathroom
      • All transfers to and from the airport or bus station
      • Meals according to the itinerary above
      • All tours and transfers in air conditioned country specific vehicles
      • Certified private English speaking driver/guide on days 2-8
      • All entrance fees
      • Local taxes

 

 

This Buenos Días México Tour does NOT include:

      • Voluntary tips for guides and drivers
      • Personal expenses and extras in the Hotels
      • Additional meals and drinks
      • Travel and medical insurance


Important Information

      • Please note that all hotels and services are subject to availability until a booking is confirmed.
      • All of the hotels will be booked in a country specific category which does not always correspond to the international standard. Please note that there is no official hotel certification system in Mexico.
      • If the aforementioned hotels are fully booked or overbooked, Buenos Dias Mexico reserves the right to replace them with equivalent hotels.
      • This tour is only a suggestion. The route, the number of travel days and the accommodation can be individually adapted to your needs!
      • Book this Hacienda Tour Deluxe trip with a Rental Car Here!