Haciendas & Convents Tour
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Day 01.-   Pick up at your hotel or airport n Cancun, transfer to Chichen Itza, overnight at the Hotel Hacienda Chichen.  Welcome Dinner. After dinner attend to the Light & Sound Show at Chichen Itza.

Day 02. -   Breakfast at the Hotel; Guided visit of Chichen Itza let by our professional licensed guide. Continue to Izamal and visit the oldest Monastery in America. Transfer to Hacienda San Jose in Cholul. Overnight

Day 03.-   Depart Cholul to the Mayan site of Dzibilchaltun, the place where is "writing on the rocks".  The temple of the seven dolls stands out from the rest; this is where each year on March 21 the equinox gives a show. Wonder around and climb the buildings, and, last but not least head for the Xlacah cenote for a refreshing swim. Continue to Progreso beach for lunch in front of the Gulf of México. Transfer to the Hacienda X-Canatun. Overnight. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Day 04.-   City Tour of Mérida; called the white city and founded in 1542 by the Spaniards. Visit the Cathedral, the very first one built in America, the Governors Palace with the art room, Montero's home. The Museum of Archaeology and History. Free afternoon for shopping. Transfer back to your hotel Hacienda X-Canatun. Overnight.                                                                                                                                                             
                                                      
Day 05.-   Depart Mérida to Celestun Biosphere; located 96 km from Mérida, watch the  flamingo colony on a boat ride  and swim in fresh spring waters. Continue to the magnificent Mayan site of Uxmal, the trice build city in the Puuc region. Guided visit of the site. Transfer to Temozon and check into one of  the  most beautiful  Haciendas, Temozon sur.  (Construction from the XVII century with an extension of 550 hectares, it was abandoned in 1935 because of the high prices of the henequen production. Its territory is appropriate for long walks, bike riding or horse riding. Established as a hotel with 19 rooms and a presidential suite with view to its wide gardens. It has all the services.) Overnight.
                                                                   
Day 06.-   Depart for the Convent Route; visit Mayan villages and ruins, colonial churches,  cathedrals and convents, courtyards and cenotes dating back centuries. Transfer to Valladolid, a colonial town with a very unique atmosphere. Check into your hotel Meson del Marques. Overnight.
                                                                                                                                               
Day 07.-   After breakfast; visit the Monastery in Valladolid. Continue to Coba, guided visit of the site and  continue to Tulum, famous for its situation in front of the Mexican Caribbean sea, Tulum was an important port back in 1400 A.C. Transfer to Cancun and drop off at your hotel in Cancun or the airport for your homebound flight. End of the Services.  
                              
 

 

                              

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Tecoh; has a market and very ornate church and convent dedicated to the Virgin of the Assumption. The carved stones and altar along with the statues and paintings are impressive. Notice this complex is built on the base of a large Mayan pyramid. Next on the route is Techaquillo,a small village that has a small, austere chapel and a wonderful cenote in the plaza that you can visit. Stairs have been carved for your convenience.  Several kilometers out of Telchaquillo  off the right you will find the fantastic Mayan ruins of Mayapan; this walled city has 4,000 mounds of which 6 are in different stages of advanced restoration. The size of Chichen Itza, you will find the buildings are replicas of the ones in Chichen. Restoration work is being done right now. To visit this site is to observe many mounds in their  original  state (covered with trees,  shrubs, etc.) and to see  others  in transformation with the archeologists actually working on them.  Continuing to Tekit, ( 30 Kilometers ), a large prosperous looking village  you  will  find  the  parish of San Antonio De Padua,  a large temple that  houses  many  ornate  statues of saints in each of the niches. The altar is very simple. The next village is Mama, (seven kilometers ), is  famous for its large beautiful bell gabbled church containing a large garden, well and closed atrium along with frescos on the wall, statues of saints in the niches and a very ornate altar. It is believed this is the oldest church on the route. Following the route, you will next come to Chumayel (nine kilometers) where the famous Mayan document "Chilam Balam Nine kilometers ahead is Teabo, famous for its embroidered dresses and its impressive 17th century temple. Next on the route is Tipikal, an austere looking church in a small village.  The final and perhaps most important stop on the Convent Route is Mani (12 Kilometers) where you will find a large church convent and museum with explanations in English, Spanish, French and  Mayan.

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   Includes:
■ 6 Nights / 7 Days Stay at GT Hotels in Superior Rooms at Haciendas
■ First Class Transportation in Vans. (Max of 10 pax per van )
■ American Breakfast and Special Dinners at Hotels & Restaurants Daily 
■ Bilingual Licensed Guides at sites and Museums.      
■ Entrance Fees to Archaeological sites and Museums as specified       
■ Escort Service 24 hrs a day.  
■ Comprehensive tours                           
■ Tips to Bell Boys & Maids    

 

Booking Conditions:  Reservations need to be made 14 days before departure 

We require a deposit of $250.00 USdlls. per passenger 14 days before arrival to guarantee reservation. Seven (7) Days before arrival we require 100% of total payment. 

 
Cancellations Policy:   
  $100.00 USdlls.    Penalty will apply if cancellation is made within 10 days before departure
  $250.00 USdlls.    Penalty will apply if cancellation is made within 05 days before departure
  $500.00 USdlls.    Penalty will apply if cancellation is made within 01 days before departure

 

02 pax    Single  $     Double   $
04 pax    Single  $     Double   $  
06 pax    Single  $     Double   $
08 pax    Single  $     Double   $

10 pax    Single  $    Double    $

 

Haciendas & Convents The properties represent the history of the towns in the Yucatan, their customs, economic and social activities developed over several centuries. Each one has its own architectural style according to the period, where man and its nature join to show the world all they represent. In colonial times, the properties were ranches assigned to the Spanish colonists. After the conquest, they were livestock ranches and during the years of crisis, they were corn plantations. During the 19th century, many of the properties, particularly those in the Mérida region, were transformed into sisal producing operations. Yucatán separated from the states known today as Campeche and Quintana Roo in 1910. The Yucatan's leadership in the number of these estates throughout Mexico gives it the right to be known and promoted globally.  

At the start of the 20th century, the Haciendas Yucatecas, the majority of which were henequen plantations, showed their best styles through their construction. They were surrounded by natural beauty with beautiful gardens and ample spaces. Their owners, relatives and friends visited them and enjoyed the countryside's fresh and clean natural environment. It was in these estates where great parties and activities were held, where guests shared and delighted for several days. The estates were the place for bull fights, dances and patron saint celebrations -- the biggest event of the year. Many of the owners managed the estates and lived in them most of the year.  

In years past, native Yucatecans with economic resources set out to buy some of the old estates to refurbish them to their original style, in honor of their original owners. At present, smart investors have purchased and converted them into comfortable hotels and tourism paradises. Through this short narration, the history of the Mexican henequen plantations, colonist estates, corn and livestock operations await you. The Haciendas Yucatecas are paradises full of enchantment and natural beauty that have entered the 21st century as part of the future's first industry, the tourism industry.