Yucatan Mexico Farm Tour
Mayan Culture - Ancient Agriculture - Top Cattle Breeders - Citrus
The Mayans, an ancient civilization based on agriculture, have been cultivating the Yucatán peninsula for almost 3,000 years. With plentiful underground water sources but brutal heat, they have passed down their farming ways over the years. See stunning Mayan structures, charming colonial towns, long abandoned haciendas, and modern and clean towns. Visit some of the top cattle breeders in southern Mexico. Eat delicious, fresh Yucatán food! Persian limes are king and grown for export.
Yucatan Mexico Farm Tour Date: Jan 9-16, 2022
Entry Requirements: At the moment, there are no entry requirements for arrival to Mexico. We will keep abreast of any changes and inform immediately.
Travel Back to United States: At the moment, it is required to have a negative COVID rapid antigen test to enter the United States. This must be done within 72 hours of return flight. We will have a set time to do the test. Cost is $70-100.
Immunizations: Check with your local health professional and / or www.cdc.gov.
Yucatan Mexico Agriculture Tour Itinerary
Flight not included (approx. $400-700 roundtrip). Please arrive Cancun by 3pm. Trump Tours is happy to assist with flights from your gateway. Pass through immigration and customs and you will be met by your Trump Tours escort and local tour escort who will remain with you during the entire tour. Transfer to Mérida. Mérida is the modern, vibrant capital city of Yucatán state. It is known as the “white city” due to most of its buildings being constructed from limestone. The origins of the city date back to 2600 BC when the Mayans settled there. The Spanish conquistadores arrived in the 16th Century building atop the existing Mayan city. The combination of colonial architecture exudes a distinct charm with its walled gardens, filigreed wrought iron railings, hand carved wooden doors, ornate fountains and much more. Check into hotel for four nights. Welcome dinner this evening. Hotel: 4* Hotel Mérida. Meals: Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit a historical hacienda (estate) and learn about the “green gold” that built the region in the early 1900s. The “green gold” was henequen, also known as sisal, a plant that produced a fiber used for ropemaking. Visit a village tortilla maker. Continue to visit a ranch with 1,200 sheep as well as breeding cattle, particularly gray and red Brahman. Lunch included at a local restaurant. Afternoon visit to a nursery producing habanero chiles. Return to hotel in Mérida. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart two hours to Okutzcab to the southern part of the Yucatán peninsula to one of the most prosperous agriculture regions in southern Mexico. Visit a local Mayan family that produces corn, beans, bananas, citrus and other crops for the local market. Visit the local agriculture market where one can observe the locals shopping for their daily produce and proteins. Lunch included. This afternoon enjoy a delightful visit to one of the largest producers of honey, Persian limes and purchase and trading of bananas. Return to hotel in Mérida. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart one and a half hours south to Uxmal. Guided visit to Uxmal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built in 700 BC and is thought to be one of the most exquisite representations of late Mayan civilization. Continue to visit a Persian lime and papaya farm. Continue to a local grower of oranges. Most oranges are pressed into juice and exported to the United States and Canada. Lunch at a local restaurant. Return to hotel in Mérida. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and travel northwards to the port of Progreso, the main port of the Yucatán Peninsula. En route, visit a Mayan family and learn about the special regional honeybee and their natural healing botanical garden. The region has been a leader in wind energy production and also has a technological and industrial park welcoming international companies. Lunch on the beach. Time for swimming or relaxing at the beach. Depart to Izamal, the magical yellow town. Izamal is a place where time stands still. Central to the town is the Monastery of St. Anthony of Padua, built in 1561 atop of the existing ancient Mayan worship center. The church is one of the oldest in the Americas. Hotel: 3* Hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast at the hotel. Tour Izamal and a bit of time for shopping or exploring the museums. Depart to Chichén Itzá, one of the “New Wonders of the World”, for a fascinating visit to one of the best preserved Mayan ruins. It was and is still a sacred city and Mayan pilgrimage center founded by the Itza, the so-called water sorcerers, in the 5th century AD. We are sure to be hot, so our next visit will be welcomed. Enjoy a once in a lifetime swim in the amazing underground river of Ik-Il. After checking in and fitting for life vests, descend stairs into the cenote for a refreshing dip. Cenotes are typical in the Yucatán Peninsula. They are built of limestone and occur underground (there are no above ground rivers in this area). Continue to Valladolid. Dinner at or near hotel. Hotel: 4* Hotel Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out of hotel and travel to Tizimin. Visit a ranch breeding Guzerat cattle. Guzerat is a native Brazilian breed and are known for their ability to withstand heat. Continue for lunch. This afternoon enjoy a visit to one of the most important horse and cattle breeders in southern Mexico who consistently wins national cattle awards. Enjoy a demonstration of the traditional carreada Mexican rodeo that has been recognized as a cultural treasure by UNESCO. Continue to Cancun for final night. Hotel: 4* Hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport for flight home. Meals: Breakfast
7 nights in superior tourist class accommodations.
14 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Airfare NOT INCLUDED. Please call for assistance.
Transportation provided in air-conditioned motorcoach.
Sightseeing/technical visits as outlined in itinerary.
Services of full time professional tour manager with agricultural background.
All taxes and fees.
Airfare, COVID testing fees, museum entrances, tour manager and driver tips, passport fees, public transportation, personal items, beverages at meals, travel insurance. Based on mimimum of 15 participants.
$2,450 per person, based on double occupancy.
Add $500 to guarantee single room.