Haciendas in Mexico were the basis of an economic system begun by the Spaniards in the 16th century, similar to the feudal system of Europe. They were efficient farming and manufacturing centers that produced meat, produce, and other products for export. Over time, haciendas became symbols of wealth and culture, adorned with architecture, furnishings, and art from around the world.
The haciendas of Yucatán saw their heyday in the early 1900s when the local economy was booming due to the sisal fiber that was used to make rope, cord, and twine. The mansions on Paseo de Montejo and Avenida Colón in Mérida, are the rich homes the “green gold”, henequén, helped provide. It was the same owners of these mansions who built haciendas off in the countryside where the henequén was produced. After the Yucatán Caste War and the subsequent invention of synthetic fibers, most haciendas were abandoned to decay in the jungles. A trip to Yucatán would be incomplete without visiting some of the many haciendas within a few minutes drive of Mérida.
- Hotel pickup instructions
Departure at 09:00 hrs at your hotel. Please wait in the lobby 10 minutes before that the hour of pick up indicated. The guide will call you by your first and last name upon arrival at the hotel lobby, he will ask you to show the coupon, he will reconfirm the destination to visit and includes of the tour.
Departure at 09:00 hrs at your hotel.
Arrival at first Hacienda at 10:40 hrs approx. the guide will buy entry tickets for all groups.
Will visit for 40 minutes each place, 2 haciendas and 2 cenotes, jewels of nature, which have crystal waters and invite you to swim in them. Will visit with a specialized bilingual guide.
After that will go to the restaurant with Delicious Yucatecan food, you´ll have time to eat. (drinks and meals are not included).
Round trip transportation from your hotel.
Arrive at Merida City at 16:00 hrs Approximately.
This itinerary is approximate