Haciendas of Yucatan from Campeche
Day 1: Arrival to Campeche – Hacienda Uayamon
Arrival to Campeche city, capital of the State of Campeche, then, transfer to Hacienda Uayamon, a beautiful hacienda of Campeche, surrounded by a lot of vegetation, with an enigmatic and mystical atmosphere. The Haciendas of Yucatan are part of the history of the peninsula. They are its soul. The families of conquerors reigned there. Deserted for centuries many of the Haciendas were turned into hotels-boutiques offering a special atmosphere of the history and ethnography of the epoch. Fantastic designs, silence, calm and quietness, resemble a different time, a different world like no other. Every Hacienda offers its own special atmosphere; every Hacienda has its own history.
Day 2: Edzna – Hacienda Santa Rosa
Today we will go to visit Edzna, an archaeological site located in Campeche state, in the Edzna Valley. There are very interesting and impressive buildings like La Casa Grande, Templo del Sur, the Ball court, and more, all distributed along 25 kms. Its architecture was influenced by the styles Puuc, Peten and Chenes. Later, we will go to Hacienda Santa Rosa, a very charming hacienda, with beautiful gardens and, at only few miles away from the archaeological site Uxmal.
Day 3: Lol Tun – Labna – Sayil – Hacienda Temozon
The Loltun grottoes are part of a cave system located in the south of the Yucatan State. It is estimated that the caves have a total extension of 8 to 10 km, but only 2 kms that are open to the public have been explored. The beautiful archaeological site Labna is famous for its Mayan building carved in stone name El Arco, of remarkable perfection and fine ornamentation. Sayil is Mayan archaeological site located southwest of the Yucatan State, at about 5 kms of Labna and very close to Uxmal. Both sites, Uxmal and Sayil, were declared simultaneously as Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1996. After visiting Sayil, we will take you to Hacienda Temozon, another enchanting hacienda with beautiful gardens.
Day 4: Uxmal – Hacienda Xcanatun
Uxmal nowadays is considered one of the most important archaeological sites of the Mayan culture, along with Chichen Itza and Tikal. It is in the Puuc area and is the most representative city of this architectural style. Uxmal is World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1996. After visiting Uxmal, we will take you to Hacienda Xcanatun, one of the most beautiful haciendas of the Yucatan Peninsula, just 15 mins away from downtown Merida and surrounded by a lot of vegetation.
Day 5: Chichen Itza – Ik Kil – Cancun
We will pick you up to begin this exciting journey through the Yucatan Peninsula and its wonderful and interesting places. This day we will visit the Archaeological Zone of Chichen Itza, a very famous Mayan ruins complex, magnificent and enigmatic with its incomparable buildings, like the amazing Pyramid of Kukulkan, one of the 7 wonders of the modern world, also known as El Castillo, a huge, stepped pyramid which domains the approximately 6.5 square kms of this ancient Mayan city. There are some other spectacular structures such as the Ball field and the Temple of warriors. After visiting Chichen Itza, we will continue to the beautiful cenote Ik Kil located only few minutes away, surrounded by exotic plants and trees, the perfect habitat for different species of birds. Afterward, we will go to Cancun, in the Quintana Roo State.