This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to operate.
Passengers will be picked-up around 9:00 hrs at their respective hotels for our tour to unique cenotes (sinkholes) and several Spanish-style estates known as "Haciendas" that are representative of the "Henequen Golden Age".
We will first make a stop at Hacienda Yaxcopoil, arriving there at 9:45 hrs. The name of this hacienda means in the Mayan language “the place of the green Alamo tree” and dates back to the XVII century. There we are going to learn about three main pages of our history; pre-Colombian, Spanish colony and the splendor of the sisal fiber industry during the XIX and the early XX century. The walking tour consists in visiting the main house with its high ceilings and large windows and other rooms where there are Mayan artifacts found in the surroundings.
Around 10:00 hrs we'll continue to the municipality of Peba, located only 15 minutes from Yaxcopoil Hacienda, where there is a Cenote surrounded by a wide variety of flora and fauna still used for the Mayan traditional medicine. The shallow and transparent water of this cenote is great for kids and adults.
Then around 11:45 hrs we will continue to Abala cenote which is a semi-open type of cenote with turquoise waters.
Around 13:30 we will go to Hacienda Ochil arriving there at 14:15. The walls of this charming hacienda keep the original features of the XVIII century when the sisal fiber industry was at its best and the main house has photographs and drawings from that period. You can enjoy some free time to visit the museum full of original artifacts from the hacienda, buy souvenirs made by local artisans at the craft shop, and try the best typical food prepared by the local people at the restaurant.
At 15:30 hrs. the van will depart back to Merida and drop all passengers off at their respective hotels or desired destination.
(Note: We suggest passengers to bring a bathing suit, towel and money for snacks or a box lunch).
09:00 HRS. Hotel pick up in Merida
09:00-09:45 HRS. Transfer Merida - Yaxcopoil Hacienda
09:45-10:45 HRS. Visit of the Hacienda
10:45-11:00 HRS. Transfer to Cenote Peba
11:00-12:00 HRS. Free time to swim / walk around
12:00-12:30 HRS. Transfer to Cenote Abala
12:30-13:30 HRS. Free time to swim / walk around
13:30-14:15 HRS. Transfer to Ochil Hacienda
15:30-16:30 HRS. Transfer back to Merida