Luxury Adventure in Yucatán, Mexico (10 days)

This luxury 10-day adventure takes you off the beaten track to beautiful Yucatán gems only the luckiest travelers see, all in five-star comfort and style. On this private-guided trip you will learn about regional life, history, and archaeology from our expert guides. And don’t worry—there’s plenty of time to relax and do nothing, too!

Daily Itinerary

Day 1

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Arrive in Yucatán, Mexico

Accommodation: Hacienda San José Cholul

Welcome to Mexico!

Your private driver will meet you at the airport, and transfer  you to magnificent Hacienda San José Cholul, an impeccably restored hacienda dating to the seventeenth century, now a five-star hotel. Explore its tranquil gardens, swim in its dramatic pool , relax at the Maya spa. Dine on delicious local recipes in and out of doors, in high back-country style.

Today you will enjoy the easy charm of hacienda life.

Day 2

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Izamal:

  • Private guided tour through Izamal, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Lunch at a private villa
  • Exclusive access to artisan workshops

Accommodation: Hacienda San José Cholul

Meals: B, L

This morning is all about incredible Izamal, the UNESCO world heritage site—where almost every structure is egg-yolk yellow! But Izamal is not a tourist trap—it’s a living Maya town and art colony. Our expert guides lead you to all of Izamal’s principal sites and explain its intriguing blend of Maya, Spanish and modern cultures.

Lunch is at a private villa, and of course there’s time for a swim.

In the afternoon, we give you exclusive access to the city’s most important artisans—taking you behind the scenes at workshops where you’ll see the inspiration and artistry behind their crafts. Wind up the day relaxing by the pool at Hacienda San José Cholul.

Day 3

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Hacienda San José Cholul:

  • Relax all day at your Hacienda

Accommodation: Hacienda San José Cholul

Meals: B

Take all day exploring magnificent Hacienda San José Cholul. Relax by its amazing pool, dine on delicious regional fare, explore its exuberant gardens, or simply take it all in from your hammock. Doing nothing was never so interesting.

Day 4

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Yucatán: 

  • Exclusive tour of a hacienda that produces henequen
  • Explore a lesser known archaeological site
  • Visit the city of Merida

Transfer to Temozón

Accommodation: Hacienda Temozón

Meals: B

Saying farewell to Hacienda San José Cholul, you journey to nearby Hacienda Aké, a still-functioning hacienda that produces henequen, once the source of the Yucatán’s tremendous wealth. Enjoy an exclusive tour of the hacienda property and learn how henequen fiber is produced. After the hacienda tour, you will walk to the adjacent Aké archaeological site. Your private guide makes exploring this lesser-known site a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

The morning ends with a visit to the city of Merida, a city that preserves its rich architectural heritage like no other.

At the end of the day, your driver takes you to Hacienda Temozón, one of the grandest haciendas in all Mexico.

Day 5

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Hacienda Temozón:

  • Relax all day at your Hacienda

Accommodation: Hacienda Temozón

Meals: B

Take all day exploring Hacienda Temozón and relax by its amazing swimming pool. And be sure not to miss its on-site cenote, accessed by a mule-drawn tram ride through the former henequen fields that’s a Temozón must.

Day 6

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Celestún: 

  • Enjoy a boat excursion through Celestún, a nature preserve on the gulf coast
  • Swim in a natural spring
  • Visit the town of Celestún, an authentic fishing village
  • Relax on the beach

Transfer to Santa Rosa

Accommodation: Hacienda Santa Rosa

Meals: B

Explore fascinating Celestún, a nature preserve on the Yucatán’s gulf coast. A boat excursion takes you deep inside the estuary and bordering mangrove forests where you will find American flamingos and dozens of other avian species. There’s also swimming in a natural spring and a visit to the town of Celestún, an authentic fishing village, practically frozen in time. Best of all you’ll have plenty of time for relaxing on the beach!

At lunchtime, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch at a local beachside restaurant.

You conclude your day’s adventure with a night at beautiful, intimate Hacienda Santa Rosa, a compound of restored nineteenth century constructions complemented by gardens and a pool. The botanical garden is regionally prized for its medicinal and comestible produce.

Day 7

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Hacienda Santa Rosa:

  • Explore your Hacienda’s botanical garden, visit the health center, or relax by the pool

Accommodation: Hacienda Santa Rosa

Meals: B

Today you have a full day to explore Santa Rosa’s botanical garden or visit its health center and nearby workshops. Or relax by Santa Rosa’s pool and enjoy a Maya-style massage performed by a local therapist.

Day 8

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Transfer to Campeche

En route to Campeche: 

  • Visit Oxkintok, a classic-era city, with an archaeologist guide
  • Visit a living Maya town for a behind the scenes meeting with master artisans

Accommodation: Hacienda Puerta Campeche

Meals: B

In the morning, your private driver and guide will take you to Oxkintok, a classic-era city, never abandoned by the Maya, where you’ll see the entire civilization’s architectural heritage preserved in magnificently carved stone. To take your site visit to an even higher level, an archaeologist guide is available.

En route to Campeche, you may stop in one of several living Maya towns: Becal, famous for its jipi japa hats; Pomuch, celebrated for its delicious bakeries; or Kalkiní, a center for sisal rug production. In each case, our expert guides take you behind the scenes to meet master artisans and appreciate their work firsthand.

In the afternoon, move on to Hacienda Puerta Campeche, a block of restored buildings, now a five-star hotel, in the center of Campeche, near the city’s ancient protective wall. Its pool, spa, delicious dining and impeccable service await you in the heart of this lesser known, utterly charming city. Explore the surrounding streets or just relax in spectacular hacienda style.

Day 9

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Campeche:

  • Private-guided tour of Campeche, a UNESCO world heritage site

Accommodation: Hacienda Puerta Campeche

Meals: B

Explore fascinating Campeche, built on the site of a Maya city. For centuries it was one of Mexico’s most important ports and a frequent target of pirates, necessitating its justly famous city walls, parts of which still stand. Today a UNESCO world heritage site, Campeche is home to museums, magnificent churches and colorful colonial architecture, plus dozens of other hidden corners that few but your private guide know.

For lunch, relax at La Pigua Restaurant, a local favorite.

In the afternoon, return to Puerta Campeche for free time and relaxation.

Day 10

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Depart Mexico

Meals: B

This morning, your private driver takes you to the Campeche airport to catch your flight home.

Accommodation

Hacienda San José Cholul

Located in the northern Yucatan peninsula, this historical plantation house is close to the Chichen Itza archaeological site and exudes an atmosphere of the past. Your stay at Hacienda San Jose will embrace historical aspects of our culture while maintaining world-class luxury of the finest facilities. Spend a morning by our elegantly constructed outdoor swimming pool, amongst tropical greenery and flora, and rest under the lustrous sun in one of our native hammocks. Be pampered at our outdoor spa cabin or share a massage with a special someone under ceiling-high wood beams. After, enjoy gourmet regional and international cuisine overlooking the main gardens or a romantic dinner set amongst natural dirt paths, exotic tree roots, and candlelight.

Hacienda Temozón

Discover the beauty of ancient Mayan architecture through this enchanting luxury hotel located in the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula. Renowned for its premier services, Hacienda Temozon invites you to experience the most invigorating massage therapy the Yucatan Peninsula has to offer. Creamy pastels and a lush sub-tropical jungle welcome you to Hol Be Spa. Relax among natural rocks in a soothing candlelit cenote, featuring pristine massage beds, flower petals, and indigenous spa products. In the evening, indulge in a romantic dinner in the perfect hideaway complete with twinkling candles and the singing of birds.

Hacienda Santa Rosa

Hacienda Santa Rosa is a former nobleman’s private estate featuring uniquely carved columns, ornately furnished gardens, and mysterious evening campfires. Come discover the beauty of this 17th century Mayan sites with the authentic service of the Mayan people. Indulge in a massage amongst garden greenery performed by our talented masseuses with indigenous products. Wake up to the chirping of birds and enjoy a deluxe breakfast by the pool with botanical garden views or in the privacy of your own suite’s garden.

Hacienda Puerta Campeche

A palette of richly chosen colors and an assortment of textures characterize the Hacienda Puerta Campeche. This luxurious hotel is a gem flawlessly displaying a collection of restored 17th century historical houses. Wander through corners of deeply colored yellows and oranges, exploring traditional lifestyle with modern luxuries. Discover the beauty of this colonial hotel along with attentive, personal service. Meander throughout our one-of-a-kind pool, with secret alcoves and open windows offering views of an outside world of beauty. Fully restored in original buildings with modern technology, our rooms feature 18-foot ceilings with exposed beams and rafters, comfortable beds, and cool tiled floors.

Luxury Adventure in Yucatán, Mexico (10 days)