Luxury adventure through the Yucatan including swimming in a private cenote, cooking classes with a master of Mexican cooking and exploration of the many Mayan temples with expert local guides.
10 DAYS FROM £3,644 pp / $5,648 pp
Includes: Domestic flights, accommodation, activities, some meals, English speaking guides, full ATOL financial protection.
Excludes: International flights, travel insurance, items of a personal nature.
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A fête champêtre-style lunch whilst enjoying a private cenote
A private cooking class with a top Yucatan chef
Exploring one of the world's seven wonders - Chichen Itza
Day 1: Izamel - Arrive and transfer to Izamal / Casa Azul
Day 2: Izamel - City tour of Izamal / Casa Azul
Day 3: Merida - Visit Chichen Itza and Xocempich Cenote / Casa Lecanda
Day 4: Merida - City tour of Merida / Casa Lecanda
Day 5: Nr. Merida - Private cooking class with top Mexican chef / Hacienda Santa Rosa
Day 6: Nr. Merida - Free day to explore or relax / Hacienda Santa Rosa
Day 7: Nr. Merida - Explore Celestún Nature Reserve / Hacienda Santa Rosa
Day 8: Nr. Merida - Private tour of Uxmal / Hacienda Temozon Sur
Day 9: Nr. Merida - Visit the Mayan city of Mayapan / Hacienda Temozon Sur
Day 10: Transfer to airport for return flight
living Mayan towns
First stop after your arrival in Mexico is the beautiful yolk-coloured town of Izamel. This living Mayan town is no tourist trap and packed full of interesting architecture, fascinating locals and plenty to do and see. Your home for the next two nights is the Casa Azul. The following day a private guide will take you on a tour of the city’s principal sites and explain the intriguing blend of Maya, Spanish and modern cultures.
visit a world wonder
Next stop is Chichen Itza, one of the seven wonders of the modern world. This pre-Hispanic archaeological site, originally built by the Mayas, but later conquered by the Itzás, the Toltecs and the Mayapán, is the most celebrated of its kind. During the tour with a private guide you’ll visit the world famous Castillo, the pyramid and the scared cenote. After all the exploration, the afternoon will be about relaxation. You will be taken to a private cenote (no one buy yourselves will have use of it), on the ruins of an historic ranch. Here you can swim and snorkel in the clear waters and relax in total privacy. A delicious fête champêtre-style lunch will be served beneath the magnificent old trees. At the end of the day you’ll be brought to the city of Merida and spend the night at the Casa Lecanda. The following day you’re expert local guide will take you on a tour of this fascinating city.
learn Yucatan cooking from a master
Continue on your luxury adventure to the Hacienda Tekik de Regil where you’ll enjoy a private cooking class from a renowned chef of the region. Tekik is an architectural gem from the Yucatecan Belle Époque, recently refurbished and painstakingly restored. Lunch will be served on the hacienda’s terrace and there will be plenty of time for swimming and relaxation in the afternoon. End the day at the Hacienda Santa Rosa. The following day is completely free to relax or explore at your own pace.
the Yucatan’s Gulf coast
Today you will explore fascinating nature preserve, Celestún. A boat excursion takes you deep inside the estuary and bordering mangrove forests where you will find American flamingos. You can also swim in a natural spring and visit the town of Celestún, an authentic fishing village, practically frozen in time.
The last two nights will be spent at the Hacienda Xocnaceh in absolute luxury. You will take a private tour of Uxmal, the largest site famed for Puuc-style architecture. Enjoy a private lunch in the ruins of the hacienda’s church and visit Mayapan, the last great capital of the Maya in Yucatan (there are around 4,000 structures).