Discover Mexico’s rich history in the colonial towns of the Yucatan Peninsula. Merida is the Yucatan’s capital city; its beautiful historic centre a neat ensemble of colonial facades and shady plazas. The UNESCO World Heritage City of Campeche is a vision of pastel mansions and fortified walls. From here, visit nearby Mayan archaeological site, Edzna (lesser known and much quieter than most).
The Yucatan is home to the peerless architectural monuments of the ancient Mayan world. Chichen-Itza is breathtaking; its pyramids and carvings overwhelm in size and majesty. We take our guests at sunrise to avoid the crowds. The temples and ball-courts of Uxmal are equally splendid, jutting mysteriously out of the jungle canopy.
Guests stay in gorgeous boutique hotels in restored colonial mansions, or in one of our private 18th Century haciendas. Usually painted in vibrant plum, pink or yellow, some haciendas have their own cenotes (fresh water sink-pools that were sacred to the Mayans) hidden away in the grounds, others boast exquisite spas offering Mayan healing treatments. The most beautiful haciendas make perfect settings for an atmospheric celebration, where parties can dine in gardens or cloisters by candlelight.