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Yucatan has been known in Mexico and the world by stories of ancient travelers who discovered an extraordinary civilization, with remarkable knowledge, amazing archeological sites and exuberant nature. Currently many countries study the great Mayan civilization, but few people know that many of their cities, customs and traditions can be still admire and enjoy.
Yucatan is the place to discover true wonders in a quiet and friendly atmosphere.
Merida is the capital city of the state of Yucatan.
Known as “White City” because of the large use of white limestone and white paint this traditional city depicts much of the splendor of Colonial Mexico.
This is by no means to say that Merida still exists in a time warp and the contrary could be said. There is old and new exhibited in everything from fashion to architecture.
Chichén Itzá is, without doubt, the most famous Mayan city in the world, which makes it the second most visited archaeological zone in Mexico, after Teotihuacan.
It was founded by Mayan groups between 325 and 550 AD. Around the year 800, the Toltecs invaded the area, causing the fusion of the two cultures. Thus, the city reached its maximum splendor and became the most powerful of the Yucatan Peninsula at the beginning of the 12th century. However, less than half a century after its heyday, a civil war ended with the city.
In 1988, UNESCO designated Chichén Itzá Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In 2007 it became one of the 7 New Wonders of the World, according to an international vote organized by the private company New World Corporation, and in which more than one hundred million people participated.
Celestun. Eco-tourist paradise of the state of Yucatan. Its exceptional landscape is part of the world heritage of the special reserve of the biosphere of the same name; with an area of 59,139 ha., and a length of 21 km., officially declared a faunal refuge since 1979.
The Celestun Biosphere Reserve is part of a fragile eco-system. Fresh water
from the ria (estuary) mixes with saltwater from the Gulf of Mexico creating
a habitat that’s perfectly suited to flamingos and waterfowl, and the reserve
is home to more than 300 species of birds including egrets, pelicans, herons and a large flamingo colony numbering into the thousands.
Old Henequen Producing Hacienda (The green gold of Yucatán) this old Hacienda located in the heart of the ancient henequén zone in the Yucatan state, gives a true glimpse of what was once a fully operational Henequen Hacienda in the grand style and tradition of this period.
When we visit the hacienda we will literally travel back in time, transported on wooden platforms called “Trucks” which are pulled by ”mules” over Cauville rails, as were originally used by the workers.
Uxmal is by far the most dramatic of all the hill and flatland archeological sites in the Yucatan. It dates from 600-1000 A.D. and is known for the stunning beauty of its architecture.
Uxmal (pronounced “oosh-mal”), means either “built three times” or “what is to come, the future.” Legend says that the first king of the city was bested by a magical dwarf, named Itzamna, who won Uxmal and the position as king by building the tallest monument (now known as the Pyramid of the Magician) in the city in one night. As you enter Uxmal time seems to slow, giving this Mayan site a dreamy, magical feel.
Izamal known as “The Yellow City”, since the entire downtown is painted in egg-yolk yellow.
It is probably one of the eldest cities in Yucatan, founded in the 4th century A.D. by Itzamna, leader and patriarch of the Mayan people.
Actually known as the “City of three cultures”, Izamal brings together elements of the pre Hispanic, colonial and contemporary eras.
In Mérida, the museum Quinta Montes Molina is the only original colonial mansión open to the public. Inside, guests can admire european furniture, marble floors, precious Baccarat and Murano chandeliers, old clocks, Art Decó pieces, porcelain and alabaster sculptures, the family dinner set, along with furniture, different ornaments and antiques.
The Great Museum of the Mayan World is a celebration and an encounter with the strongest root of the Yucatecan identity, but it is also an account of changes and transformations, of mobility and migration, the arrival of many individuals and groups who have mixed and adapted, of young sap that has nourished the ceiba, the sacred tree of this land.
The port of Progreso was founded by Don Juan Miguel Castro in 1872, and due to its strategic location, just 36 Km away form Merida, is considered a natural gateway to connect the Yucatán Peninsula with the rest of the World by sea.
With the boom of the Sisal (Henequen) and facing the necessity of exporting this product, a battery of 3 piers was built, which for a long time worked efficiently for the port traffic, which supplied the peninsula of all products arriving via the ocean.
This small and humble fisherman’s town is the place to explore the “unspoiled” side of Mexico. With white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, it’s not hard to understand why this tranquil atmosphere is ideal for vacationing.
• Round trip airfare from/to Guadalajara
• All the transfers from/to Ajijic
• 8 Nights Hotel accommodation
• All the tours in the region
• Specialized guide throughout the tour.
• Entrance fees to the places mentioned in the itinerary.
• Ground transportation in Yucatan
• Tips for bell boys, maids and waiters.
• 16% Government taxes
• Merida City Tour
• Puerto Progreso
• Old Henequen Producing Hacienda
• Montejo Palace
• Gran Museo del Mundo Maya
• Quinta Montes Molina
• And much more!!
$28,750 Pesos per person
$1597 USD approximately
$550 USD approximately