Yucatán Explorer - Self-Drive Tour

Included Services
  • 5 locations in 9 days: Playa del Carmen, Mérida, Campeche, Palenque, Bacalar
  • 8 nights in hotels with a 3-4* standard, incl. breakfast
  • more stops possible, for example Tulum, Agua Azul, Maya sites Uxmal, Kabah and Chichén Itzá, Clestún etc.
  • rental car in desired category
  • for 2 people from £ 440 p.p.

 

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You want to be free to decide for yourself what you are going to do and plan every day spontaneously, but know that your rental car and all accommodations are already booked for you? This 9-day self-drive tour through Yucatán might be the perfect choice for you! Your tour starts in Playa del Carmen. The different stops on your way are Mérida, Campeche, Palenque and Bacalar. If you want to stop at famous a Maya site like Chichén Itzá or explore the nature around you is up to you. Make this journey a lifetime experience and create your own dream vacation. More information you can find in our detailed itinerary.


Route of the self-drive tour "Yucatán Explorer"

 

On this 9-day self-drive tour across the peninsula Yucatán you can enjoy the freedom to plan every day as you wish. If you're interested in culture, you can visit one of the many Mayan sites. If you are more interested in the wonders of nature, a visit of the biosphere reserve Celestún would be a good idea. Decide for yourself, how you want to experience Yucatán. 

Below you’ll find the day-by-day breakdown for our Yucatán Explorer tour.

These highlights are waiting for you on this tour

    • Mayan sanctuary of the Classical Era
    • Outstanding architecture
    • Temple of the Inscriptions

      • Recognized by UNESCO as the “Historic Fortified City of Campeche"
      • Historic waterfront
      • Colonial buildings and structures
        • One of the seven wonders of the modern world
        • The most significant archaeological site on the Yucatán Peninsula
        • Built by the Mayan people

        Itinerary

        Welcome to Mexico! After arrival you pick up your car at the airport and drive to Playa del Carmen where you spend the first night.

         Unterkunft im Hotel in Playa del Carmen, 3* standard

        After breakfast you pick up your car and start your trip through Yucatán. On your way  to Mérida you should stop on one of the most important Maya sites: Chichén Itzá. Afterwards, you will continue your journey to the capital of the Yucatán state, where you will spend the today´s night.

        Drive: about 288 km

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

        Today we recommend visiting the old fishing village Celestún, which is located in a beautiful nature reserve. Take the chance to go on a boat excursion through the nature reserve known for its pink flamingo colonies. Afterwards you will return to Mérida.

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

        Your next stop is Campeche. Explore the historic city center with its colorful colonial buildings. On your way through the Puuc Region you can visit the the former Sisal hacienda in Yaxcopoil as well as the impressive Maya-sites of Uxmal and Kabáh, which are both famous for their highly developed Maya architecture.

        Drive: about 184km

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

        In the morning, you will have more time to explore the charming colonial town of Campeche with its extraordinary fort, built to protect the city from pirate attacks! In the afternoon you will continue your trip to Palenque in Chiapas.

        Drive: about 400km 

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

        Today you can visit the mystical Maya site of Palenque, once the capital of the Empire of the legendary ruler Pakal. In the afternon you can drive into the jungle, to the cascades of Agua Azul where you have the opportunity to take a bath before you return to your hotel.

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

        After breakfast you will travel to Bacalar, which is well known for its beautiful lagune. Because of its beauty and authenticity the village is called the "Pueblo Mágico" (the magic place). On your way to Bacalar we recommend to visit the archaeological sites of Chicanna and Kohunlich.

        Drive: about 490km

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

        Today you drive back to Playa del Carmen where you will return your car. Enjoy your last day at the beautiful beach and buy some last souvenirs for your friends and family at home.

        Drive: 270km

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

        Thank you for letting us share Mexico with you! Today we can help you book your transfer back to the airport or extend your stay if you're not quite ready to leave this wonderful country!

         Verpflegung: Breakfast


        Services

        Included

        • 8 nights in hotels with a 3-4* standard, incl. breakfast
        • Rental car in chosen category
        • no kilometer restriction
        • insurance without cost-splitting

        Not Included

        • Flight to / from Mexico
        • optional excursions/activities
        • tips and gratuities
        • Travel insurance

        Important Information

        • Entry and exit, necessary vaccinations and general information about Mexico
        • Rental Car Types
        • Terms & Conditions of Car Hire
        • If you want to include a domestic flight are extend your stay in Mexico, let us know on your inquiry. We are happy to send you an individual offer.

        Prices and Dates for the self-drive tour "Yucatan Explorer"

        Small-Size Car

        Car category: Economy

         

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        Price per Person in Single Room

        1 Person

        £ 830.00

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        Price per Person in Double Room

        2 People

        £ 440.00

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        Compact-Size Car

        Car category: Economy

         

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        Price per Person in Single Room

        1 Person

        £ 840.00

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        Price per Person in Double Room

        2 People

        £ 450.00

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        Minivan

        Car category: Minivan

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        Price per Person in Double

        4 People

        £ 490.00

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        Price per Person in Single/Double

        5 People

        £ 500.00

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        Price per Person in Double

        6 People

        £ 430.00

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        Full-Size Car

        Car Category: Superior

         

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        Price per Person in Double Room

        2 People

        £ 500.00

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        Price per Person in Single/Double Room

        3 People

        £ 510.00

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        Price per Person in Double Room

        4 People

        £ 400.00

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        Minivan

        Car category: Minivan

         

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        Price per Person in Double

        4 People

        $ 650.00 CAD

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        Price per Person in Single/Double

        5 People

        $ 670.00 CAD

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        Price per Person in Double

        6 People

        $ 570.00 CAD

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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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