Magical Mexico - Self-Drive Tour

Included Services
  • 9 locations in 15 days: Mexico-City, Oaxaca, Tehuantepec, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Palenque, Campeche, Mérida, Valladolid, Playa del Carmen
  • 14 nights in hotels with a 3-4* standard, incl. breakfast
  • Rental car in desired category
  • many optional activities possible, for example, Teotihuacán, Puebla de los Ángeles, Monte Albán, Hierve el Agua, Sumidero Canyon, Agua Azul, Uxmal, Celestún, Chichén Itzá etc.
  • for 2 people from £ 810 p.p.

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Do you prefer to travel on your own without a big group? Would you like to organise your days as you wish? Then our 15-day rental car tour from Mexico City to the Riviera Maya is the best opportunity to explore the country at your own pace. We will book your hotels and the rental car then the rest of the trip you can plan just like you want to. If you are more interested in culture, history and traditions you can visit the many archeological sites along the way to see the fascinating ancient Mayan ruins. Do you love nature? Then see the beautiful waterfalls of Agua Azul, Sumidero Canyon or Celestun National Park. More information you can find in our detailed itinerary.


Route of the self-drive tour "Magical Mexico"

 

Discover the most important sites in Mexico in 15 days. You start your journey in the capital and you will discover the colourful Oaxaca, the beautiful colonial town of San Cristobal de las Casas, the ruins of Palenque, Campeche and the world famous archeological site of Chichen Itza. At the end of your tour you will arrive at the Caribbean Coast with beautiful beaches. Be inspired from the beauty and history of the Central American country and make it your own personal tour.

These highlights are waiting for you on this tour

  • Capital of the Aztecs "Tenochtitlan"
  • Impressive "Centro histórico"
  • Anthropological National museum
  • Known by its native Tzotzil name Jovel
  • Heart of the indigenous areas in Mexico
  • Surrounded by traditional Mayan Villages
  • Impressive stone formations
  • water pools are suitable for bathing
  • "fossilised waterfalls"

Itinerary

Today you arrive in Mexico! We can arrange a transfer in from the airport to your hotel or you can make your own way. (optional)

Unterkunft im Hotel in Mexico City, 4* standard

You have the whole day at your disposal to discover the city. Take a ride with the famous red hop-on-hop-off bus and get a perfect overview of the city.
The historical city centre offers interesting places like the Plaza de la Constitución, Palacio Nacional, the Cathedral, Templo Mayor and the Palacio Bellas Artes.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Mexico City, 4* standard  Verpflegung: Breakfast

Enjoy another free day. Walk around the city, there is still plenty to see or book an excursion to the pyramids of Teotihuacan (optional).

Unterkunft im Hotel in Mexico City, 4* standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

In the morning you will get you rental car and the journey begins!
The first destination is Oaxaca City. On your way take a break in Puebla. The amazing colonial city is situated very close to the volcano Popocatepetl. Puebla is a city of contrasts – the old city centre and the modern parts.
In the early evening you will arrive in Oaxaca.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Oaxaca, 4* standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today you can explore Oaxaca City. Since 1987 the historical city centre is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Observe the busy life and relax in a café at the Zocalo. Worth a visit is the giant Tree of Tule and the archeological site of Monte Alban. 

Unterkunft im Hotel in Oaxaca, 4* standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

After breakfast you will continue your journey towards Tehuantepec. This is the most difficult part to drive because of the narrow and winding road but worth is as it is definitely the most beautiful part as well. 
On the way we recommend you to take a little detour to Mitla and Hierve el Agua. Take a dive into the beautiful natural pools with an amazing view. 
In the evening  you arrive in Tehuantepec.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Tehuantepec, 3* standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today’s journey will lead you to another state, San Cristóbal de las Casa in Chiapas. First, head to the Sumidero Canyon where you can take a boat trip to the beautiful waterfalls and look out for the amazing wildlife!Afterwards it is just a short drive to the beautiful colonial town of San Cristobal de las Casas.

Unterkunft im  Hotel in San Cristóbal de las Casas, 4* standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

Spend the day wandering around the city and take in the charming sights. Go to the local market and buy the most beautiful souvenirs in the country. 
In the afternoon we recommend a drive to the indigenous villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantán. Visit the church and you can observe some very unique and special traditions – no photos allowed. 

Unterkunft im Hotel in San Cristóbal de las Casas, 4* standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

After breakfast you head to the warmer parts of the country – the destination for today is Palenque. About 70 kilometres before Palenque you can find the waterfalls of Agua Azul. Enjoy the beautiful colours and take a refreshing swim before you continue to Palenque.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Palenque, 4* standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

We recommend you to visit the ruins of Palenque very early today, avoid the crowds and you may be lucky to hear some animals waking up, there is a lot of wildlife to be found in the jungle of Palenque.After the visit you will drive up the Yucatan Peninsula to Campeche where you will stay the night.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Campeche, 4* standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast

In the morning you have time to explore the colonial city by yourself. As you walk through the narrow streets of the old town, a world heritage site, discover the fascinating stories and legends of pirates, conquistadors and the indigenous Maya. The city has conserved its huge bastions and ramparts which were formerly the city’s major defense, protecting its rich temples, plazas and palaces from pirate attacks! See the beautiful museums and take a walk to the sea. Then you continue to Mérida, on the way are the beautiful ruins of Uxmal, a stop is highly recommended. 

Unterkunft im Hotel in Mérida, 3* standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today you have the whole day at your disposal. Discover the museums of Mérida or drive to the nearby Cenotes of Cuzumá or do a day trip to the National Park Celestun and see thousands of flamingos.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Mérida, 3* standard   Verpflegung: Breakfast

After breakfast you continue your journey. Stop at Chichén Itzé, the most famous Mexican Mayan pyramid and that has recently been declared a UNESCO world heritage site. Visit the main building Kukulcán and learn interesting facts about the former inhabitants. Afterwards you can swim in the beautiful Cenote of Ik-Kil or continue straight away to Valladolid where you spend this night.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Valladolid, 3* standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast

Today you will finally arrive at the Caribbean Coast. Go to Tulum and see the beautiful ruins just off the coast. The ruins of Tulum are probably the most photographed site in whole of Mexico, you will see why. There is even an access to the beach, so don’t forget your swimsuit. In the afternoon you continue to Playa del Carmen, the last stop on this trip.

Unterkunft im Hotel in Playa del Carmen, 3* standard    Verpflegung: Breakfast

The last day of your journey has come! In the morning you can go Souvenir shopping in Playa del Carmen before you head to the airport of Cancún where you will drop off your rental car. If you are not ready to leave we can extend your trip with some extra days at the beach. 

  Verpflegung: Breakfast


Services

Included

  • 14 nights in 3-4* hotels, incl. breakfast
  • 12 days rental car; pick-up in Mexico-City, drop off at airport Cancún
  • no kilometer restriction
  • insurance without cost-split

Not Included

  • Flight to / from Mexico
  • optional excursions/activities
  • tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfer from airport to accommodation: booking available on request

Important Information


Prices and Dates for the self-drive tour "Magical Mexico"

Small-Size Car *

Car category: Economy

 

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Price per Person in Single Room

1 Person

£ 1,580.00

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Price per Person in Double Room

2 People

£ 810.00

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Car category: Compact

 

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Price per Person in Single Room

1 Person

£ 1,600.00

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Price per Person in Double Room

2 People

£ 820.00

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Full-Size Car *

Car Category: Superior

 

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Price per Person in Double Room

2 People

£ 890.00

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Price per Person in Single/Double Room

3 People

£ 990.00

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Price per Person in Double Room

4 People

£ 750.00

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Minivan *

Car Category: Minivan

 

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Price per Person in Double Room

4 People

£ 880.00

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Price per Person in Single/Double Room

5 People

£ 945.00

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Price per Person in Double Room

6 People

£ 790.00

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Infos:

  • Prices are valid until 31.10.2020 (excluding dates on Christmas, New Year's and Easter)
  • You need to pay security deposit on the spot, which you will get back if you return the car undamaged
  • See more information in our rental car regulations

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