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Mexico City and the Green Gold of Yucatan

Mexico is one of the most visited countries in the world! Let us show you why during this exclusive journey.

You will travel on the tracks of the Aztecs and Mayas from Tenochtitlan to Chichen Itza, cross way of the Spanish Conquistadores in colonial Mexico City and Merida, live like Hacienderos on Sisal-Haciendas and discover finally the Green Gold of Yucatan.

Combined with the legendary hospitality and vitality of Mexican people, this journey will turn out to be the experience of your life time.

We selected only the best for you: from elegant accommodation to exquisite meals to luxurious transportation. And your competent and professional tour guide will leave no wishes unfulfilled.

Treat yourself with a special moment in life – experience the Magic of Mexico!


Day 1

Arrival in Mexico City


Our airport representative will greet you with a name sign at the gate. He will assist you with customs clearance, to claim your luggage and present you to the tour guide who will give you a first briefing during the transfer in a luxury Suburban Limousine to your hotel. After a welcome cocktail, your tour guide will recommend some fine restaurants for dinner nearby or if you prefer, you can dine in the hotel restaurant.

You can chose between the following high class accommodtion in Mexico City:

Casa Vieja is a fine colonial Boutique hotel with 10 Suites in the exclusive Polanco district. Each suite is richly decorated with precious Mexican handicraft. www.casavieja.com.

Entrance Casa Vieja Suite Frida Kahlo Salon

Hotel Four Seasons Mexico City is located right on boulevard Paseo de la Reforma, an oasis amidst the bustling city. Elegant and noble rooms border a beautiful courtyard with gardens and fountain.
www.fourseasons.com

Four Seasons Deluxe room Reforma 500 Restaurant
Included meals: none
Accommodation / room category: Casa Vieja, Master Suite*****
Four Seasons, Deluxe Room*****


Day 2

From Tenochtitlan to Mexico City


This morning you will cruise on Boulevard Paseo de la Reforma to the monumental main plaza, called Zocalo. Our visit begins with the Governors Palace where you enjoy the impressive murals of Mexico’s famous painter Diego Rivera. On the north side of the Zocalo stands the biggest cathedral of Latin America, La Metropolitana where we give you a private tour of the subterranean crypt. A few steps away lies the fundaments of the ancient Aztec pyramid Templo Mayor of former capital Tenochtitlan where the Aztec people sacrificed thousands to please their gods! Short drive to the oldest city park Alameda where we take the elevator to the high rising tower platform of Torre Latinamericano which offers you a spectacular view over the city center.

Afterwards visit of city theater Bellas Artes with is stunning neo-classical architecture. Now we invite you to a Mexican lunch in Bohemian Café Tacuba. In the afternoon we continue our discovery and visit the Museum of Anthropology, one of the finest in the world where in 9 exhibition rooms more than 3000 years of Mexican history is richly presented. To end this exciting day, we admire outside the museum the brave flying men from Papantla tossing themselves headfirst from a pole. Afterwards return transfer to hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation / room category: Casa Vieja, Master Suite*****
Four Seasons, Deluxe Room*****
Diego Riviera Aztec woman Bellas Artes


Day 3

Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky


Morning drive to Coyoacan, once a small town outside of Mexico City with its own identity, student-intellectual-artist atmosphere. Here you find the homes of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Leon Trotsky. We visit Casa Azul, birthplace and atelier of Frida Kahlo. Today it hosts a fine collection of works by Frida and her husband Diego Rivera. Trotsky, the Russian revolutionary lived only a few streets away and Rivera and Kahlo were part of a leftist artistic-intellectual circle. Today the Museum Leon Trotsky is a fascinating monument to a revolutionaries’ live with high walls and crude watchtowers surround the house and small garden. After a delicious meal in the baroque 18th century ex-Hacienda San Angel Inn, we visit the colorful Bazar Sabado, a market for some of Mexico’s best folk art and crafts like jewellery, pottery and textiles. To round up the day, we take you to Xochimilco, this Nahuatl word means “place where flowers grow”. On a colorfully decorated flat bottom boat called “trajinera” we cruise the canals of the floating gardens with loads of mariachi bands. Enjoy the lively atmosphere, the vitality of Mexicans: VIVA MEXICO! In the late afternoon return to your downtown hotel.

Mexico City’s night live is legendary and overwhelming…..your tour guide will be pleased to help you arrange a night in town!

Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation / room category: Casa Vieja, Master Suite*****
Four Seasons, Deluxe Room*****
Xochimilco Frida Kahlo Dolls


Day 4

Ballooning Teotihuacan


Early departure when the city still sleeps heading north out of town. Today we invite you to a very special adventure: take a wild ride in a hot air balloon overflying the ancient and mysterious city of Teotihuacan! Enjoy the peace and calmness, breathtaking views of the monumental pyramids of the Sun and Moon. After a safe landing we offer you a typical Mexican breakfast: “Huevos Rancheros” with black beans. Now it’s time for a detailed guided tour of the City of the Deads as the Aztec people called Teotihuacan erroneously. Climb the stairs of the great pyramid of the Sun which side length measures 223 meters and is 75 meters high! Short transfer to the 18th century former Hacienda Ometusco. Take a stroll in the beautiful gardens before a tasty meal will be served. Afternoon return to Mexico City.

Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation / Room type: Casa Vieja, Master Suite*****
Four Seasons, Deluxe Room*****
Ballooning Teotihuacan Huevos Rancheros Teotihuacan


Day 5

Hacienda Temozon: where Presidents meet

After a rich and tasty breakfast your driver will bring you to the International Airport of Mexico City. After a short flight you will reach the white city of Merida, capital of the Yucatan state. At the airport you will be greeted by your tour guide and your driver will take care of your luggage. Comfortably seated in the limousine you will reach soon the splendid Hacienda Temozon where you will be welcomed with a refreshing cocktail. Temozon is the place where Presidents and Hollywood stars meet. A delicious lunch including a selection of local specialities will be prepared for you. Now its time for the Resident Manager to show you this outstanding Hacienda during a relaxed walk. Later we invite you to a unique experience: Enjoy an exotic Maya Massage at the Haciendas Cenote.

Dine like the Hacienderos on the terrace overlooking the gardens under a clear night sky while listening to romantic Trova Guitars playing in the background.

Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation / Room type: Hacienda Temozon, Deluxe Suite*****
Hacienda Temozon Hacienda Pool Master Suite


Day 6

On the tracks of a lost civilization


After breakfast, you will visit fascinating Uxmal (meaning three times built in Maya language) with its towering Pyramid of the Magician. The structure is over 35 meters high and was built – according to the legend – overnight by a dwarf. The Nunnery quadrangle, named thus by the first modern explorers, is unique in the Maya world, with its irregular, but still harmonious architecture. Frescos, statues of archpriests and snakes decorate these intriguing facades. After a refreshing cool drink, the journey goes on to Labna, a small, but very pretty ancient Mayan city with its outstanding Arch. You continue to the natural cave of Loltun, where some of the oldest testimonials of humans on the Yucatan Peninsula where discovered. Enter the huge cave system accompanied by a local guide and enjoy the spectacular limestone formations. In the late afternoon return to the Hacienda Temozon.

Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation / Room type: Hacienda Temozon, Deluxe Suite*****
Uxmal Raingod Chaac Yucateca


Day 7

Tortillas, Ceviche and Panuchos


Short drive to Uman where you will visit a local fruit and vegetable market. During the visit of a “Tortilleria”, you will learn how the bread of the Gods is made these days. Your journey will continue to Celestun, a quiet fishing village at the Gulf of Mexico. Hundreds of pink flamingos are a fascinating sight during the boat tour in the lagoon. Many other water birds will join the fantastic spectacle: e.g. cormorants, pelicans, ducks and frigate-birds. Enjoy some fresh seafood right on the beach while observing Pelicans diving into the shallow water of the Gulf of Mexico. We leave this natural setting for a visit of the lively and busy city of Merida. Grouped around the Main Plaza are the main attractions like the well known paintings in the Governor’s palace by local artist Pacheco. On the left is Mexico’s oldest cathedral. You will be impressed by the striking simplicity of this catholic temple. Then cruising on Paseo de Montejo, Merida’s Champs-Elysées, you can encounter many impressive neoclassical mansions, once homes of Sisal Barons. In one of the palatial building is the Archaeological Museum of the state of Yucatan.

Ría Celestun Señoritas of Merida Merida

At sunset, you will reach the exclusive Hacienda San José Cholul, hidden away amidst the tropical forest. The domain, erected in the 17th century, was renovated and rebuilt as a stunning small hotel. In the premises where once sisal was produced you will now find the superb restaurant as well as a bar equipped with oversized mahogany chairs.
The Mayan Villa will let you perfectly feel at ease as the spacious bed- and bathroom are furnished with all the amenities you may desire.
Hacienda San José Chapel San José Mayan Villa

Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation / Room type: Hacienda San Jose, Mayan Villa*****


Day 8

The Green Gold of Yucatan


After a short drive you will reach the nearby village of Tixkokob, famous for its handmade hammocks. In the home of a local family, you will be introduced into the secret of making “hamacas”. You will also see how tortillas are produced, and you will visit a traditional bakery where bread and pastries are handmade. The chef will be pleased to show you the decorating of a three-storey wedding cake.

The tour continues along a minor country road to the remote village of Aké. The visit does not only include the mystical Maya site, but also a sisal factory: the machinery from the turn of 19th century still twines thick sisal cords – an interesting insight into the once so important processing of the “Green Gold”. Sisal or Henequen, used for packing and transport purposes of goods, was once the most important industry of the region and practiced in over 200 haciendas. The estate owners, called “Hacienderos”, enjoyed great wealth and fame.

Traveling on country roads we soon reach Izamal, the city of three cultures: Maya, Spanish and Mestizos. Dominating is the Franciscan convent built by Bishop Diego de Landa. It has the second biggest Portico (open court) of the world. Riding peacefully in a horse carriage through downtown Izamal gives you a different perspective of this sleepy town.

After returning to the Hacienda San José Cholul, recover with a dip into in the private pool. Indulge yourself and have dinner in your private garden, surrounded by the unique vegetation and the natural sounds of the cicadas.

Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation / Room type: Hacienda San Jose, Mayan Villa*****
Hacienda Aké Convent of Izamal Sisal Harvest


Day 9

Chichen Itza: a World Wonder awaits you!


Travelling comfortably in your limousine, we reach soon the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Chichen Itza! During an intensive walk across the late classic Maya-Toltec site of Chichen Itza, you will see temples and palaces from an almost forgotten high culture. Unique is the famous pyramid of Kukulcan, close-by the sinister Temple of the Warriors. See the Holy Cenote where human sacrifices were celebrated as well as the biggest Ball Court in the Mayan world and the outstanding Observatory. Short walk to the authentic Hacienda Chichen where you can enjoy some typical Yucatecan dishes while listening to romantic guitar music overlooking the paradise hacienda garden. We show you close-by Cenote Ik Kil, where you can take a relaxing swim in the crystal clear waters. In the mythology of the Mayas, these sinkholes are rejuvenating places. In the late afternoon you will reach the Mexican Caribbean coast named Riviera Maya. Your journey ends either at International Airport Cancun or for a beach extension in a beach resort.

Chichen Itza Ballcourt Chichen Itza Cenote Ikil
Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch


Included services
• Transfers and transportation as per description in luxury limousine type Suburban
• Accommodation at the hotels and haciendas mentioned in the program.
• Meals as per description, including 1 non alcoholic beverage.
• Private tour guide speaking the language of the client
(German, English, French or Spanish). Other languages on request.
• Entrance fees and costs for all activities & massages mentioned in the program.
• Flight ticket with Mexicana Aviation Mexico City – Merida (economy class)
• Refreshments during the day (water, soft drinks, fruits).
• Travel documentation in the language of the client
(German, English, French or Spanish). Other languages on request.

Not included
• Optional activities
• All meals not mentioned
• All extras in hotels or haciendas
• Tip for tour guide and driver
• Extension in beach resort

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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