Above: Pyramid at Uxmal in Mérida, Mexico

A day trip with a car and driver that begins in Mérida and includes visits to several of the region’s atmospheric haciendas — built by wealthy 19th-century sisal barons — and the great Mayan archaeological site of Uxmal should be a mandatory excursion in the Yucatán.

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Above: Pyramid at Uxmal in Mérida, Mexico

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