Our adventure begins in the capital city of Yucatan, Merida. Historians believe Merida to be one of the oldest cities in the America´s; built-in 1542 by Spanish settlers. The city was constructed over the Mayan settlement of T´ho`. Merida today still has a large population of Mayan descendants; over 60% can claim this heritage. As we stroll around the main square you will notice various influences in the architecture from different cultures such as Mayan, English, French and a bit of Dutch.
In the surrounding areas of Merida, there are several Haciendas open for viewing. As you wander through the Hacienda Yaxcopoil you can get a feel of the life here. Now we are off to Hacienda Temozon, here President Clinton, along with President Bush met with the Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo and Felipe Calderon. Wonderful tastes of history.
The state Campeche with its capital with the same name; was once famous for the Port of Campeche. During the Colonial Era, the area was a large commercial port on the same scale as Havana. Pirates were common place, hence the multiple number of forts. In this excursion, you will visit some of them, along with learning about the history of this area.
All hotel rooms, meals and beverages (non alcoholic), transportation are included; airfare is not. Your excursion guide will meet you at the Mexico City airport just outside Customs.
Note: there are more than two haciendas, Around Mexico has selected these two as they provide you an authentic taste of Hacienda living.