Haciendas and Cenotes Cultural and Outdoor Adventure from Merida


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Location: Merida, Mexico
Duration: 7 hours
Product code: 36244P6

Your day adventure begins with hotel pickup in Merida. From there, you'll drive towards some important haciendas and enjoy  trip that will take you to the past and present of Yucatan. See Tahdzibichén hacienda and enjoy a guided tour to learn about its history. Then you will go on to Uayalceh hacienda The architectural complex is organized by the powerhouse, the main house and the chapel that together with the schools form a square. The two periods: the cattle rancher - maicera and henequen were recorded in its most important buildings: the main house and the chapel of colonial origin and the machine house whose architecture belongs to that of the porfiriato.The main house is on a platform accessed by a wide staircase. Located in front of the machine house, enlarged and adapted in times of henequen boom, it presents the typical features of its first time, the cattle ranch: a horizontal volume with a front corridor and odd half-point arcade, its staircase extended to everything length of the house provides great presence in the set, in the upper part and coinciding with the central arch of the facade the usual bulrush finishes accentuating the symmetry of the house. Attached to the house is the chapel with its particular arcaded atrium and whose facade also responds to the symmetrical ideal.Taking the route into the Peninsula[s lowlands, you'll drive to discover the fantastic cenotes. These include Yaal-Utzil and Peba,  jewels of nature, which have crystal waters and invite you to swim in them. Finally, you'll visit hacienda San Pedro Ochil which has its own cenote-pool and a restaurant with delicious Yucatecan food. You'll have time to eat and visit the hacienda. (Lunch not included) Your tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Merida.
Supplier Name
Turitransmerida tour operator & Dmc
Additional Information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking,Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level,Children must be accompanied by an adult,May be operated by a multi-lingual guide,It is recommended that you bring a swimsuit and a towel
Hotel pickup and drop-off,Professional guide
Traveler Reviews

Sisal haciendas producing rope and burlap were the source of Merida's prosperity, but became dinosaurs with the advent of nylon and plastic. The Viator info stated no casual clothes typo with swimming in cenotes part of the tour. Anyway, we booked this tour for a Sunday and ended up with a private tour as the only guests. Manuel, a great granfather, was a pleasant and informative host. The Hacienda was quite interesting with an enormous well for irrigation and heavy steam powered equipment. Accomodations for the workers included a swimming pool, a chapel, and a large living structure. There were no bedrooms employees slept in hammocks suspended from hooks in the living structure walls. Apparently, the owners lived in Merida. Contrary to the Viator description of the tour, there were not three cenotes with a train as transport to them we drove to two. The first was in a cave, with swallows flying all about. It was small, only four feet deep, and difficult to get out into du

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