Yucatan Peninsula & Holbox Island

Experience the abundant beauty of the Yucatan and Holbox on this refreshing vacation

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Days: 7

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Unwind in paradise

On this week-long tour of the Yucatan Peninsula and Holbox Island, visit Mexico’s most famous archeological site, Chichen Itzá, to learn about Maya cosmology and religion from an expert guide.

Then, relax in paradise with a stay on the Mexican-Caribbean island of Holbox. White sands, blue seas, and a gentle breeze await with a stay at the stunning Casa Sandra. The intimate boutique hotel is the perfect spot to disconnect from the world and enjoy the natural wonders the island offers.

Speak to a Journey Mexico Travel Planner to book this culturally rich and relaxing vacation. Plus, if you’d like to alter the itinerary in any way, they’d be happy to do that for you.

HIGHLIGHTS

Chichen Itzá – Visit one of the New Seven Wonders Of The World, seeing the famous stepped, stone pyramid called El Castillo and exploring the sacred cenote.

Hacienda de Sotuta de Peon – Tour this historic estate, soaking in the fascinating history of the area.

Holbox Island – Relax in paradise on this laid-back island with hammocks strewn everywhere, roads made of sand, and friendly locals.

Hacienda Xcanatun – Stay at the 18th century hacienda which features original coral stone floors, carved rock bathtubs, and a stunning waterfall.

Casa Sandra – Unwind in this boutique resort taking advantage of the heavenly natural beauty of Holbox Island.

Day 1: Arrival day to Merida

You will be greeted at the airport and privately transferred to your lovely hotel, Hacienda Xcanatun, your home for the next three nights.

Overnight: Hacienda Xcanatun

 

Day 2: Private tour of Hacienda de Sotuta de Peon

Today, visit Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, a working hacienda that dates back to 1858. Nestled within vast gardens and agave plantations, explore the estate with your private guide and learn all about henequen – a strong fiber derived from the agave plant which earned the nickname ‘green gold’.

Learn how henequen was produced through arduous manual labor before the European industrial revolution and the subsequent importation of industrial machines. During your visit, take the chance to swim in an easily accessible 20-meter-deep cenote, taking advantage of its underwater lighting.

Afterward, enjoy lunch at the hacienda’s restaurant before heading back to your hotel in Merida.

Overnight: Hacienda Xcanatun

 

Day 3: Private tour to Chichen Itza and drop off at Hacienda Chichen Resort

Visit Mexico’s most well-known archeological site, Chichen Itzá, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

As you traverse the site, visiting the Temple of the Warriors, the ball court, El Castillo (the stepped pyramid) and the sacred cenote, learn all about Maya cosmology, religion, and the dualism of life and death from your private expert guide.

Upon completion, transfer to Hacienda Chichen & Yaxkin Spa for lunch (not included) and the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hacienda Chichen Resort & Yaxkin Spa

 

Day 4: Private transfer to Isla Holbox

Enjoy a private transfer to Chiquila pier where you will take a ferry to Isla Holbox. Upon arrival, your guide will accompany you on a golf cart to your hotel for check in and the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Casa Sandra

 

Day 5-6: Days at leisure

These days are yours to enjoy as you wish. You may relax in your lovely surroundings and take advantage of the amenities and activities available on Holbox Island or just lay back on the white sands and turquoise seas.

Suggested activities (not included):
• Swimming/snorkeling
• Fishing
• Spa treatment
• Romantic beachside dinner

Overnight: Casa Sandra

 

Day 7: Private transfer to Cancun International airport

After breakfast and hotel check out, board a ferry which will take you back to Chiquila pier where a private transfer will be waiting to take you to Cancun Airport for your departure flight.

Dates

Our trips are fully customized, allowing us to build your itinerary for any time of the year.

Prices

Our custom-tailored journeys start from $800 USD per day for two travelers. Contact us today to discuss your travel desires and design a personalized proposal with exact pricing.

Please note, our pricing guideline is a starting from price and is not necessarily applicable to the suggested hotels contained within the suggested itineraries on this web site. Itineraries are customized prior to final pricing.