07 December 2016

Mexico Tours and Cruises

Haciendas of the Yucatan Escorted tour tour - 7 Days

Save £300

11 nights fr £2995pp

Includes flights

Luxury Hacienda Tour plus Belmond beach stay

Discover the unspoilt Yucatan Peninsula

Valid for deps 15 Jan - 31 Mar 2017

Save £300

11 nights fr £2995pp

Includes flights

Luxury Hacienda Tour plus Belmond beach stay

Discover the unspoilt Yucatan Peninsula

Valid for deps 15 Jan - 31 Mar 2017

From Mayan ruins to 16th-century churches, this tour delves deep into the history of the Yucatán Peninsula

This seven-day tour of the Yucatán Peninsula is a chance to step back in time and visit the region's most impressive historical sites. You'll take in spectacular ancient cities as well as beautifully preserved colonial towns and picturesque churches and convents. It's an ideal choice for anyone wanting to explore the history, culture and architecture of this enthralling part of the world.

Tour Highlights

  • Cancun    ·
  • Tixkokob    ·
  • Temozón    ·
  • Uayamon    ·
  • Mérida    ·

Full Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Cancun

Your holiday begins today as you arrive at Cancun’s International Airport and transfer to your hotel.

Deluxe PRESIDENTE INTERCONTINENTAL CANCUN.

Day 2: Cancun / Tixkokob

Today you'll head to Tixkokob, with a stop en route at Ekbalam's archaeological site, built from 700 to 1000 AD. Here you'll be able to admire the Plaza Central with its three ceremonial sculptures, including the main pyramid, known as La Torre. Next you'll pay a brief visit to the city of Valladolid, the Yucatan’s second biggest city, founded in 1543 by Francisco Montejo, before continuing to your hotel in Tixkokob.

Deluxe HACIENDA SAN JOSÉ CHOLUL

Day 3: Tixkokob / Temozón

This morning's first stop is at Dzibilchaltun, an ancient city founded around 600 BC. Here you'll be able to admire the impressive El Templo de las Siete Muñecas before you depart for Temozón.

Deluxe HACIENDA TEMOZON

Day 4: Temozón

An early start this morning as you head off along the "Convent Route". Your first stop is at the 16th-century convent of Tecoh, built on top of an old Mayan pyramid. Next you'll visit the walled city of Mayapan, before continuing to Chuyamel, where the famous Book of the Chilam Balam was found. Your next stop is Mani, whose name means "everything is over" in Maya, an important town in pre-Hispanic history, and finally on to Oxkutzcab, an important centre for fruit production and home to a lively and colourful market.

Deluxe HACIENDA TEMOZON

Day 5: Temozón / Uayamon

This morning you'll visit the Uxmal archaeological site, famed for its delicate architecture and fine masonry. Here you'll visit the Fortuneteller’s Temple, Nun’s Quadrangle, Ball Court, House of the Tortoises and Governor’s Palace before continuing to Uayamon.

Deluxe HACIENDA UAYAMON

Day 6: Uayamon / Mérida

You'll start early this morning, with a visit to the Mayan city of Edzna, before continuing to Campeche, the oldest city in the Yucatán Peninsula, founded in 1540. Here you'll have a chance to admire the beautiful pastel-coloured colonial buildings of the city centre before continuing to Mérida, the "White City". Here you'll tour the city's main monuments, including the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the Municipal Palace and the home of Francisco Montejo, founder of the city.

Deluxe HACIENDA MERIDA

Day 7: Mérida / Cancun or Riviera Maya

This morning you'll visit the archaeological site at Chichén Itzá, Mayan capital of Yucatán between the fifth and 10th centuries AD. Here you'll be able to admire the impressive buildings including the Kukulcán Temple, Ball Game, Observatory, Warrior’s Temple, Convent of the Nuns and Sacred Cenote. In the early afternoon, your tour comes to an end as your transfer to Cancun’s international airport or to Riviera Maya for your beach hotel stay

Prices

Deluxe fr £2076pp

Valid between:

  • 03/04/2016 - 14/12/2016

Rates based on twinshare

Price includes

  • · 6 nights Bed Breakfast accomodation
  • · Air conditioned transportation
  • · English Speaking guide
  • · Entry to the archaeological sites and museums
  • · Hotel porter services

NOT included

  • · International & Domestic flights
  • · Guide tips

International flights not included unless otherwise stated

 
 
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