Culture and Biodiversity in Yucatán
Live the contrast of the old with the modern in this incredible trip full of culture and expand your knowledge about the Mayan world.
- Driver – Guide Bilingual Certificate
- Transfer in vehicles with air conditioning
- Accommodation in hotels
- Breakfasts and lunches specified in the itinerary
- I.V.A. and Lodging Tax
- Personal expenses
- International flights
- Food and drinks not specified in the itinerary
- Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
Day 1: Arrival to Merida
Reception at the airport or bus station and transfer to the hotel of your choice. The cultural offer of Mérida is inexhaustible. What are you waiting for “to take to the streets? Overnight.
Day 2: Uxmal Light and Sound
Breakfast. Around 13:00 hrs. We left for the archaeological site of UXMAL, one of the most important of the Puuc Route: the Pyramid of the Fortuneteller, the Quadrangle of the Nuns, the shells of the Turtle Building, the panoramic views from the Governor’s Temple. Dinner. Next, we attend the LIGHT and SOUND SHOW. Return to Merida. Overnight
Day 3: Merida (Free Day)
Breakfast. On your free day, you have several options. Archeology in the archaeological sites of Dzibilchaltún, Chichén Itza, Ek Balam; Colony in the magical town of Izamal and Ecotourism, in the Celestun Biosphere. Overnight
Day 4: Celestún or Haciendas and Cenotes
Breakfast. We have at our disposal, the following options:
Option 1. Today, we enjoy the ecotourism paradise CELESTUN National Park, declared by UNESCO “Biosphere Reserve and Humidity. Lunch. Overnight
Option 2. Departure to the Sambulá cenote, where we enjoy its crystal clear and shallow waters. We continue to the henequera hacienda of Yaxcopoil. In the visit to its facilities, we can see traces of Mayan pottery and learn a little about the henequen. It is the turn of the open cenal of Yaaludzil that shares its natural benefits. We replenish our strength with lunch while enjoying the beautiful architecture and peace of the Ochil farm. We begin the return to the city of Mérida. Overnight
Day 5: Departure
Breakfast. For this occasion, we are finalizing our trip to Yucatan; But, it is not too late to continue enjoying the kindness and education of the Yucatecan people.
Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
We recommend you bring a towel, sandals, swimsuit, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, personal toiletry, cap or hat, raincoat or umbrella, lightweight pants, comfortable shoes for walking both in the archaeological zones and by the haciendas and fresh clothes for the hottest climates.
The haciendas of Mexico were part of an economic system that began with the Spanish in the sixteenth century, similar to the feudal system of Europe. They were efficient farms and manufacturing centers that produced meat and other products for export. Over time, the haciendas became symbols of economic health and culture, adorned with architecture, furniture, and art from all over the world.
Like the southern plantations of the United States, the haciendas reinforced the caste system, based on race, with the hacendados as masters and the Maya or indigenous as laborers.
Most of the Yucatecan haciendas in the 19th century produced henequen rope, a plant variety of the agave cactus, which was exported by the growing transport industry.