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Tailor-made tours

Self-Drive Yucatan

Mexico

11 days

Summary

The Yucatan Peninsula is one of the best places in Mexico to rent a car and explore independently. We’ll design the itinerary and book your accommodation – you just hit the road and enjoy the beautiful cenotes, ancient ruins and jungle-like landscapes of the peninsula.

ITINERARY

Day 1 Cancun

Transfer to your hotel on arrival. Stay overnight.

Day 2 Cancun/Chichen-Itza

Your guide will accompany you to pick up your rental car this morning. Drive to Chichen Itza (about 3hrs) where your accommodation is confirmed. We suggest a stop in Valladolid en route.

Day 3 Chichen-Itza

Make sure you’re up early to explore Chichen Itza before it gets too hot! Chichen Itza’s most impressive sights and structures are located in the central zone. Here you’ll find the Ball Court, several platforms, temples and the spectacular Pyramid of Kukulkan – a massive 25m stone representation of the Maya calendar.

Day 4 Chichen-Itza/Merida

Drive to Merida (around 2hrs). After checking into your hotel explore Mexico’s second-largest historical centre.

Day 5 Merida

A day at leisure to explore the extraordinary ruins of Uxmal – one of the largest archaeological sites in the Yucatan (around 1.5 hrs drive). Highlights include the Pyramid of the Magician and the Quadrangle of the Nuns.

Day 6 Merida/Campeche

Drive to Campeche (around 2.5hrs drive). Spend the afternoon exploring the walled city centre and beautifully restored buildings.

Day 7 Campeche/Calakmul

Drive to the Calakmul Biosphere this morning (around 3hrs) and check into the Puerto Calakmul Hotel.

Day 8 Calakmul

A day at leisure to visit the main archaeological sites of the region: Calakmul, Xpuhjil, Becan, Chicanna, Balamku, Hormigueros and Rio Bec.

Day 9 Calakmul/Tulum

Drive to Tulum in the morning (about 4hrs). We recommend a stop en route at the spectacular Laguna Bacalar to see the ‘lagoon of seven colours’

Day 10 Tulum

A day at leisure to relax on the beach or visit Tulum ruins, the only Maya ruins built on the coast.

Day 11 Tulum/Cancun

Drive to Cancun Airport and return your rental car.

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