History and beaches, art and cuisine—Yucatán is full of traditional flavors and modern sensibilities. True Yucatán means ancient pyramids and Mayan ruins, meetups with artists and craftspeople, the finest local ingredients, historic haciendas in the jungle, and access to some of the world's best diving and snorkeling. Go deep in one of Mexico's most rewarding regions, exploring the vibrant towns and cultural sites from Mérida to Chichén Ítza, Celestún and Uxmal to Campeche.
Travel through a jungle of trees to a cavernous cenote for an unforgettable swim or dive in its surreal, crystal-clear fresh waters. Meet local artists in their home studios, explore the mighty ruins of Chichén Ítza and walk the colonial streets of Merida. Savor a a traditional meal that’s been roasting all day, Yucatán-style, in a pit near ancient Mayan pyramids where iguanas bask in the sun. Feel the fresh sea breeze on a perfect beach, and linger over a star-lit cocktail in a 300-year-old hacienda. Yucatán is simply the best.
Our Yucatán is for families looking to get away from it all, and for travelers who appreciate distinctive cuisine, mesmerizing art and bountiful beauty.
Yucatán is a year-round destination, with temperatures rarely below 75F. Winter (Dec - Apr) is our favorite season, when clear skies and calm seas make for the best diving and fishing.
More beach time and relaxation, or dial up the adventure: cenote and reef dives, 4WD excursions, a deep foodie journey. The choice is yours.
We’ll help you focus the trip from a true adrenaline-thumping adventure to a foodie’s dream, or even extend it into Mexico City or Oaxaca for a deeper dive. Here’s how we do Yucatán:
Footsteps from colonial city scenes, or lost amidst gorgeous forest, our boutique hotels make you feel right at home in the Yucatán's most stunning locations
It's the perfect set-up in colonial Mérida, in an intimate, award-winning spot lovingly restored from a former painter’s studio, with beamed ceilings and endless charm. Chocum trees line pathways, and their resin adds a pinkish hue to the walls in the same timeless manner Mayan architects favored. Contemporary comfort floods the unique designs. There's also an on-site spa, pool and incredible Yucatecan restaurant.
Arriving to this rural hacienda wonderland will stop you in your tracks. It's on the outskirts of Campeche, with green gardens and candle-lit walkways leading to this stunning hacienda complex built in 1700. Dark-wood, colonial furnishings and century-old black-and-white tile floors adorn the high-ceiling rooms. A stray pillar juts from the inviting pool. Is this real? Yes, and it’s your perfect base for exploring nearby Mayan sites.
We can plan a custom, private departure for any group size. Our custom trips are perfect for a couple wishing to travel on their own, a family, or a multi-generational group. If you’re looking to travel on one of our group departures on a private basis, a minimum number of travelers may apply.
Yes, we can craft an unforgettable milestone celebration or company retreat for groups as large as 40 or more.
Our level of curation, care, and in-country connections. We handle everything, overseeing your experience from beginning to end with the highest levels of ownership and responsibility. We support you every step of the way with comprehensive itineraries, detailed day-by-day descriptions, insider destination info, and 24/7 dedicated support.
Preferably six to nine months in advance and earlier for holiday travel. We stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible. We can help with last-minute travel planning, however availability may be limited.
We curate your MO/AD Private Departure to ensure the experiences are authentic, immersive, and included in your trip price. Your itinerary typically includes accommodations, airport transfers, private transportation for all day trips and excursions, privately guided tours with local guides, exclusive VIP access and activities, and meals as detailed in your itinerary.
MO/AD Private Departures typically cost $750 to $1,500 per person, per day, and vary by destination, time of year, number of people in your group, and types of activities you prefer.
MO/AD Private Departures do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, gratuities for local guides, hotel incidentals, and any activities and meals not included in your itinerary.
After learning more about you, your interests, preferred style of travel, dates, and budget, we will present you with initial ideas and examples of what we can plan for you. In order to design a detailed itinerary and check availability, there is a $500 non-refundable planning deposit due. This will be applied to your final trip cost. Once your itinerary is perfect, we require a 25% non-refundable confirmation deposit to start confirming all of your arrangements. Many of our local partners and hotels require additional advance deposits to secure the best accommodations. The balance of your trip cost is due 90 days prior to travel.
US citizens are not required to have a visa for tourist visits to Mexico, but are required to show a valid US passport. It is recommended that your passport is valid for six months after your travels are over. On arrival in the airport, you will be issued a visitor’s permit, known as a FMM (Forma Migratoria Multiple). For citizens of other countries, please check with the Mexico Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.
See our Terms & Conditions for complete details about our policies regarding your MO/AD Private Departure booking.