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Tulum, Mexico

Historic Haciendas of Mexico

12-day tailor-made holiday from £5,120 pp incl. flights


Short description

Mayan sites, colonial towns & the beautiful beaches of the Yucatán Peninsula


  • Stay in historic Hacienda hotels
  • Discover ancient sites in the company of expert guides
  • Enjoy a full programme of private touring, including to world-famous Chichen-Itza
  • Relax on the beaches of the Mayan Riviera

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Tixkokob
  • 1 Night Merida
  • 1 Night Celestun
  • 1 Night Temozón
  • 1 Night Uxmal
  • 2 Nights Chichén Itzá
  • 2 Nights Riviera Maya


Recommended for:
Beach | February holidays | History & culture | Honeymoon | March holidays | Natural world | Wildlife

This tailor-made itinerary is the perfect introduction to the Yucatán's colonial and Mayan heritage, combining stays in beautifully converted haciendas with a two nights of beachfront luxury on the idyllic Mayan Riviera. Highlights include colonial Merida and the best-preserved of all the Mayan sites, Chichén Itzá, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2

Depart the UK on a daytime flight to Cancun. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Tixkokob, a small town 45 minutes from Merida in the heart of the Yucatán Peninsula, home to the stunning Hacienda San Jose Cholul, a former working hacienda now a small, luxury hotel surrounded by beautiful gardens and perfectly reflecting the incredible history and unique culture of the Yucatan Peninsula. Spend the next day relaxing at your hotel or exploring the region at your own pace.

Stay: Hacienda San Jose Cholul (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 3

Take a half-day tour of the historical centre of Merida, built more than 450 years ago on the site of T'ho, an ancient Mayan city. See the cathedral, built with the stones of ancient Maya temples, Casa Montejo, the Governor's Palace and boulevard Paseo Montejo, fashioned after the Champs Elysee with stately homes, shops and restaurants before continuing to your next hotel, the delightful Casa Lecanda, perhaps spending the day relaxing beside the beautiful pool.

Stay: Hacienda Xcanatun (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 4

Enjoy a full-day tour of Celestun, a quaint fishing village 90km from Merida. Here you'll find the Celestun Biosphere Reserve, which is home to a wide range of flaura and fauna including the Mexican pink flamingo. Today's tour will include lunch and a stop at a fresh water spring for cooling swim.

Stay: Casa Lecanda (Superior)

Meals: B L

Day 5
Temozon Sur

Transfer from Hacienda Xcanatun to Hacienda Temozon. The rest of the day at leisure to enjoy this splendid Hacienda, with the chance to indulge in a rejuvenating massage at the Hol Be Spa.

Stay: Hacienda Temozon (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 6
Uxmal & Kabah

Enjoy a full-day tour to Uxmal & Kabah. The archaeological site of Uxmal is characterised by its highly decorated palaces and sculptures. Explore the magnificent buildings including the House of the Magician, the Nunnery and the House of Turtles. Continue to Kabah with its amazing Palace of the Masks, covered in nearly 300 masks of Chaac.

Stay: Hacienda Temozon (Superior)

Meals: B L

Day 7
Chichén Itza

Transfer from Temozon Sur to the Hacienda Chichen Resort. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the wonderful facilities and ambience of this beautiful, eco-friendly Hacienda, renowned for its outstanding hospitality, exquisite cuisine and wonderful Mayan spa.

Stay: Hacienda Chichén Resort (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 8
Chichén Itza – Mayan Riviera

This morning visit Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the 'New 7 Wonders of the World'. Meaning "at the mouth of the Itza well', this former Mayan city is one of the most important, and most visited, archaeological sites in Mexico. Following a guided tour of the site you'll enjoy lunch before heading to the sunny Mayan Riviera.

Stay: Hotel Esencia (or Belmond Maroma - closed to mid 2023) (Deluxe)

Meals: B L

Days 9-10
Mayan Riviera

Your next two days are at your full leisure. Enjoy the beautiful luxury hotel and its white-sand beach, or perhaps opt for an optional tour to the spectacular Mayan site of Tulum, a pre-Columbian walled city set on tall cliffs above the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea on Mexico's stunning Yucatan Peninsula.

Stay: Hotel Esencia (or Belmond Maroma - closed to mid 2023) (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 11

Your last few hours of your Mexico holiday are at your leisure, before heading to Cancun for your overnight flight back to the UK.

Meals: B

Day 12
Arrive UK

Arrive back in the UK after your overnight flight and continue your journey home.



Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

12-day tailor-made holiday from £5,120 pp incl. flights

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