Hacienda Tour Deluxe – Mobile

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

On this 8 day rental car adventure 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!

 

Book Now Ask a Question
image_pdfimage_print








Day 1

Arrival in Cancún

After arriving in Cancún, you will be welcomed at the airport by a Buenos Días México representative who will help you obtain your rental car. With the keys in your hands you are off on your Hacienda adventure and can drive to your hotel. Overnight stay in the luxurious Westin Cancun. (Meals: None)

Day 2

Cancun – Cobá & Balancanché – Hacienda Chichén Resort

After breakfast, drive to the archaeological site of Coba. Here you can explore these large Maya ruins 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, located next to the excavation 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. 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“ Stroll through the charming historical center and visit the oldest Cathedral of the Americas and the Government Palace with its beautiful murals. Then continue to the breathtaking 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 take a short trip to the small 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, drive to 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. Afterwards, enjoy 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. In the afternoon 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 Edzná, 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 Campeche. This UNESCO World Heritage Site has a beautifully restored center with its dominant bulwarks, old Churches, picturesque Palaces and colorful streets. Explore the city’s cobblestone streets and get the feeling that you have gone back to the time when this port town was battled by pirates. In the afternoon leave for the luxurious Hacienda Uaymon, once a splendid property of the sisal Baron Don Fernando Carvajal Estrada. (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 adventure you will visit Tixkokob, a place of production for famous high quality woven hammocks. From here you will visit Aké, 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. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Distance: approx. 250 km, approx. 3 1/2 Hours

Day 8

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

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 Franciscan 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 ruin of the post classical period which is spectacularly situated on a cliff face overlooking the Caribbean Sea. After this eventful day drive to the airport in Cancun to return the rental car and catch your flight home or continue your vacation on the beautiful beaches of Mexico´s Caribbean coast. (Meals: Breakfast in the Hotel)

Distance: approx.250 km, approx. 3 1/2 Hours


Travel route

Hacienda Hotels:

City Hotel Nights Room Plan
Cancún Westin Cancún 1 Lagoon View
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 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
    • Airport assistance with rental car day 1
    • Meals according to the itinerary above
    • 8 days use of a rental car, category CDMR (compact) / SDMR (standard)

– Pick up: Airport Cancún
– Drop off: Airport Cancún
– Unlimited Kilometers
– Taxes
– Collision damage waiver and theft insurance with a 10% retention
– A/C
– OPTIONAL: Extended loss damage waiver
– Assistance in obtaining the rental car
– Maps and directions

  • Local Taxes

 

 

This Buenos Días México Tour does NOT include:

  • Voluntary tips for guides and drivers
  • Entrance fees for self organized excursions throughout the rental car tour
  • Fuel costs and highway tolls
  • Personal expenses and extras in the Hotels
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Travel and medical insurance


Important Information

  • Upon request, other car rental categories are available.
  • Please note that the Rental Car agreement is a contract between the renter and Europcar. Buenos Días Mexico cannot guarantee short term changes on the part of the service provider nor do they assume responsibility for damages. Buenos Dias Mexico acts solely as a Travel Agent.
  • Since Europcar charges a security deposit for each car rental which increases depending on category, a credit card is needed..
  • The rental car needs to be returned to the Europcar offices as specified in the itinerary. It is not possible to leave the rental car at the hotel. Upon request Europcar offers a transfer to the hotel once the rental car is returned.
  • All distance is approximated and Buenos Dias Mexico assumes no liability.
  • 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!